Provisional proposals for the Library and Station Road/Croft Avenue Car Park
With respect to its library services and housing supply targets, the Council is planning to undertake a feasibility study into the viability of improvements to West Wickham library and the provision of housing on the car park site. It must be stressed that any resulting proposals will be subject to a public consultation before being put to the Council Executive in November.
The work so far has looked at a scheme that improves the library facilities and retains the current building façade because of its architectural merit. The library also includes new community facilities, a ground floor café, maker space and staffing facilities. In addition, the scheme includes the provision of 26 homes on the car park. To achieve the scheme, the service road to the rear of the properties along Station Road will require improvement and inclusion to make the site feasible – this road would also need to be adopted. If approved, the proposals will be subject to planning applications.
We will keep you informed of progress via our Newsletter, Facebook account and website, including how and when you can make your views known to the Council.