Buyers are found for two Grade II-listed churches
Two empty churches are a step closer to being bought by developers.
Grade II-listed St Saviour's, in Highfields, Leicester, was put up for sale in March 2011 with an asking price in the region of up to £750,000.
A preferred buyer has been chosen and a planning application for change of use has been submitted to Leicester City Council.
It is standard practice when selling churches for a potential buyer to be selected, who then submits a planning application which has to be approved before the purchase takes place.
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Estate agent Elizabeth Lewin, of Andrew Granger and Co, who is handling the sale, said: "We have purchasers and they are buying it. The application went in last week. I can't give any more details than that."
The Victorian Gothic church, in St Saviours Road, shut in 2005 and has been hit by vandals.
Grade II-listed St Peter's, in Belgrave, Leicester, is also one step closer to being bought.
The building, which dates from the 12th century, was put on the market in 2011 with a guide price of £150,000.
Ms Lewin said: "We are going quite a long way with it. We've got a purchaser and it is all moving along."
It is understood the buyer has not yet submitted a planning application.
The estate agent has also received a number of offers for St Barnabas Church, in New Humberstone, which went on the market earlier this month.
"We are waiting to see what the client wants to do," Ms Lewin said.