Dental practice goes into town hall

THE former Brighouse Town Hall is set for new future as a dental practice.

Calderdale Council have approved plans submitted by Dr Imran Rangzeb to change the use of the 125-year-old building in Thornton Square from offices to a new surgery.

Planning officers said in their report: “The proposal is considered acceptable as it relates to a change of use from offices to a dental practice in a wholly sustainable location, close to public car parks and the bus station in Brighouse town centre.

“The proposed change of use from offices to a dental practice would not harm the vitality of the town centre, it would not involve the loss of any retail use and would envolve the re-use of an existing building and provide four full time jobs and one part time. It would also provide a key service in the town centre.”

The Grade Two listed building was built in 1887.

It was sold for £136,000 at an auction held at Elland Road Stadium, Leeds, in February 2010.