Statement on Redruth Library

We are committed to preserving the current Redruth Library building in Clinton Road and we have never had plans to demolish this historic building.

As part of our devolution programme Redruth Town Council now runs the town’s library service in the current Redruth Library building in Clinton Road on a short term lease.

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Early next year the library service is being relocated to the Cornwall Centre (former Cornish Studies Library) in Alma Place, Redruth, a building owned by the Town Council. 

The Clinton Road library building will revert to Cornwall Council from next April and as the site will not be needed for our services we are exploring the option to sell the building.

In order to protect the building once sold, we submitted a pre planning application enquiry asking Cornwall Council to consider “refurbishment and conversion to provide residential dwellings with parking”.

Our additional questions were to clarify that demolition of the building would not be permitted because the building is in a Conservation Area.

However, the wording of this question in our pre planning application report has led to misunderstanding for which we apologise.

We have now withdrawn the pre planning application enquiry pending a replacement enquiry which will clearly show our commitment to preserving this historic building.

Posted 10 October, 2019