A OLD swimming pool and land will be sold off – but only after two independent valuations.
Calderdale Council have agreed to the disposal of the former Brighouse swimming pool on Mill Royd Street.
They will also dispose of the two adjoining car parks after Younger Homes put an offer in for the site.
But Calderdale Cabinet members have said they will seek independent valuations for the site first to get the best deal for the authority.
Younger Homes also put in an offer for the nearby Daisy Street car park but councillors said they will retain that as a car park.
Council Leader, Clr Janet Battye, said that the council had a legal obligation to secure the best possible price.
She said: “At the same time, we need to dispose of the building and the car parks and hopefully this would clear the way for further development of this particular part of town.
“We have listened carefully to Brighouse residents and to local councillors about this issue and it is clear from most of their comments that they want to see a development here, while at the same time seeing the Daisy Street site retained as a car park.”