The old Whitley Library site will go before Councillors at the policy committee next week, where it’s sale will be proposed to turn it into an area for community use. The bidders can’t yet be revealed due to commercial sensitivity and confidentiality but will be known in due course after the meeting.
The sale of this site ensures that the historical frontage of the building will be maintained, and Tree protection orders will be placed on trees to keep these preserved. Additional parking next to the site will also be provided.
We are pleased that the site will remain in community use rather than being over developed in another way. The purchaser is local, with a community ethos and aspirations to provide education support to the local community. I will be attempting to arrange a meeting with the new owners to discuss how we can work together on this as soon as possible.