The County Council has re-submitted a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the development of the Milton Road Library site, which would see a new community hub incorporating a library, community meeting spaces and residential accommodation built on the site on Ascham Road, Cambridge.
The County Council has consulted on the redevelopment of the Milton Road Library site since 2013, and has re-submitted plans that include many ideas from local residents and organisations.
The latest proposals include plans for a new, environmentally friendly building with space for a library, flexible community meeting room/s, kitchen area, public toilet and an accessible garden space. The provision of seven residential flats will provide a regular income for the County Council at a time when it faces unprecedented financial challenges.
Members of the public can visit Milton Road Library to see the plans, and can comment on proposals online via the Cambridge City website until Wednesday 28th December 2016.
Councillor Jocelynne Scutt, County Councillor for West Chesterton said: "members of the public have come forward with suggestions and concerns about the redevelopment plans for Milton Road Library. These have had a major impact on the plans. It is pleasing that the project consultants and officers have incorporated many local ideas from the public, which are reflected in the new proposals."