The Community Council do not hold a meeting during August.
The final detailed drawings for the new library are available to be viewed at the Community Centre and the library, your comments are welcomed before planning permission is sought. The building will be internally connected with the present building and also include new toilets. The car parking area will be where the present library building stands and a children’s recreation area will be set aside on the south side of the building along with a storage building for the groups who use the Community Centre.
The present wooden library building was originally a ‘temporary’ school classroom in the early 1970s and is now well past its normal life span. To finance this construction the Council are seeking a substantial grant with the balance coming from section 106 monies
Section 106 Agreements are legal agreements between the Local Authority and a developer; and are linked to planning permissions. These agreements are drafted when it is considered that a development will have significant impact on the local area that cannot be moderated by conditions attached to a planning decision. The aim is to balance the pressures created by a new development with improvements to the surrounding area ensuring that where possible the development would make a positive contribution to the local area and community. These can include highways, education, open spaces, affordable housing, and other local capital projects. Often these contributions are made in stages as the development progresses.