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Scheme mooted for Chislehurst library site

by Marco Cillario Fri 18 March 2016, 12:14 pm

Plans for the regeneration of Chislehurst library moved closer as the council selected a development partner.

Bromley Council announced on 12 January 2016 it had chosen Millngate Chislehurst to progress the redevelopment of the site.

The developer’s plans, subject to planning permission, would see a mixed-use development built on the site, with the scheme retaining the existing facade.

A modern purpose built library would be created on the first floor, with retail space on the ground floor and residential elements also a possibility.

"These proposals could well see another brand new purpose built library for our residents and although the proposals are still at an early stage, I am cautiously optimistic that a successful scheme will be achieved,” said Peter Morgan, executive councillor for renewal and recreation.

“As well as being an enormously positive sign for our library service, it is also a positive sign for Chislehurst as a town centre destination."

Millngate have already consulted residents about the proposal and a detailled planning application will be submitted later this year.

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