THE site of Temple Cowley Pools has been put up for sale by Oxford City Council.

The council will sell the 1.3 acre site off for housing once its new multi-million pound pool in Blackbird Leys is complete.

It will remain open until its replacement is ready later this year.

A lengthy campaign has been attempting to prevent the closure of the facility, claiming the city council could refurbish it for less than it would cost to build a new pool, something the council denies.