A BOOST of £4million could be on its way to Elland.
A new civic centre is planned on the Coronation Street car park to offer a variety of services .
Council offices, the library, Wainwright Hall services, a clinic and the town’s police station could all merge together under one roof.
The new-build proposal comes after Calderdale Council was told it could receive a grant of £300,000 from English Heritage to improve its architectural heritage.
At Monday’s cabinet meeting, councillors were told that an additional investment was planned for the town centre.
Councillors agreed to fund a £35,000 feasibility study which could then pave the way for a future planning application.
In a report to councillors, Elland Library was identified as a top priority for replacement in 2008.
Other buildings the services are currently held in are said to be in poor condition and it was said at the cabinet meeting that they could be sold to meet the costs of the proposals.
The estimated total capital requirement is £3.75m.
Earlier this week, the Examiner revealed that Elland could get £300,000 from English Heritage if the council agreed to top it up by 10%.
A further £300,000 in funding from Highways and Engineering Services for works and £205,250 private owner contribution would also be required.
Following a national survey in 2009, Elland was identified by English Heritage as a conservation area at risk.
This status was based on the area having deteriorated over the past few years with the likelihood of its continual decline predicted.
Clr Amanda Byrne, cabinet member for the economy and the environment said: “We want to do everything we can to ensure the Elland conservation area does not remain on the English Heritage at-risk register.”