Councillors have backed plans to sell off £12m worth of council land and buildings.
Kirklees Cabinet agreed to the sale of surplus land and properties in a bid to reduce the council’s estate and net a cash boost.
However, the list of assets to be sold remains private for now.
Some details have emerged about assets on the list, including offices and land in Mirfield.
And the presence of all three Holme Valley South councillors at the meeting indicated disquiet over the inclusion of land and buildings in their ward. However much of the discussion was in private.
Kirklees Council has confirmed that 21 farms, 91 grazing tenancies, 938 garages and 1,238 gardens will be sold off.
And the Examiner was told that the site of the former Stile Common Infants School also features on the list.
Clr Graham Turner, Cabinet member for Resources, said: “Unless we raise this money we will have to raise is somewhere else.”
Council leader, Clr David Sheard, added: “Heckmondwike council chamber is also being disposed off, so it just shows that we are not being biased.”
Another plot for sale is the former Stile Common School site in Newsome, and ward member Clr Andrew Cooper, Green Party, was backed by Cabinet when he called for a feasibility study for a condition of future use to include ‘passive housing’ scheme.
The idea will see the average fuel bill of the potential homes come in at less than £100 due to the energy-saving measures installed in the house.
Clr Sheard, agreed the council would look at the feasibility of the idea.
Once the five-year programme is complete, Kirklees Council stands to gain £27m.
The Examiner revealed earlier this month that Kirklees Council’s estate is worth a staggering £1.2billion, which includes 650 public amenity areas; 400 commercial properties, and 4,400 leases.