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Planning Permission Granted To Demolish Library

Thursday March 27 2014




PLANNING permission has been granted to demolish Barnsley Central Library and adjacent shops and offices to build a new £17 million sixth form college.

The library, which closed its doors last Friday, will open temporarily at Wellington House on May 15.

It is due to reopen in a new £4m building as part of the £41m town centre and market development plans due to start next year.

There has been widespread opposition to the library's demolition, but planning officers said the proposals had met all the relevant requirements and councillors voted in favour of granting permission.

The new building's architectural features will include stone work in keeping to the adjacent Town Hall, brass cladding, and large glass sections allowing light to pass all the way through the building.

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Reply Posted by Residant. on Thursday March 27 2014 at 12:53
The library should be opened one last time before demolished for all people who wish to go have one last walk around.

Reply Posted by 4Ft11andshrinking on Thursday March 27 2014 at 15:28
I am worried about the "Large glass sections" during the summer, wouldn't it be like a greenhouse? Just a thought.

Reply Posted by Sue on Monday March 31 2014 at 10:48
Shame on Barnsley council! They completely ignored the view of thousands of Barnsley people because our opinions didn't fit in with their plans.



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