The decision reflects the determination of Hale Community Trust to ensure that the public library service is protected for local residents. The approved plans will also enhance local community services with plans for a new community event space and café along with improved facilities for bowling club members, residents, senior citizens and community groups.
Grahame Elliot, Chairman of Hale Community Trust said: “We are absolutely delighted that this project has been given the go ahead. It is a significant step forward in creating a new community facility at the centre of Hale Village.”
“Under the proposals the new community centre and library will be built before the existing library is demolished to make way for Hillcrest Homes planned residential and retail units.
“Once legal contracts are signed, HCT and Hillcrest will be able to announce the start on site and anticipated completion dates.”