Medical centre included in plans for redevelopment of Chislehurst Library site

Details surrounding the redevelopment of Chislehurst Library can now be revealed, with a new medical centre and purpose-built library proposed for the site.

Developer Prime will join forces with local medical practices the Chislehurst Medical Centre and The Woodlands Practice to revamp the historic building.

Details about the development were largely kept under wraps until a September 2 meeting, when it was suggested a mixed-use proposal – including a new library and potentially new homes – was being viewed for the site.

The idea for new homes on the sites was ditched however in favour of a third medical centre on the high street stretch.

Any future planning proposal would be open for consultation with the community.

Bromley councillor Peter Morgan, the executive member for renewal, recreation and housing, said the announcement was “very positive news” for the future of the library.

Cllr Morgan said he was “optimistic we will see this move forwards now, even in this difficult pandemic period”.

He said: “We did want to publicly share this welcome news as soon as we could, which will be subject to consultation as part of the planning process which the developer will need to bring forwards.”

Chislehurst ward councillor Suraj Sharma said: “We believe the proposals will be well received by residents and they have shown a lot of interest in the future of the library site, which has been the focus of local discussion for a while now.”


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