Library decision delayed until after the elections

The decision to permit or refuse the application to knock down the old St Luke's School and build a new library has been deferred until after the county council elections. This follows cancellation of yesterday's planning meeting because of snow.

There was initially confusion over whether the decision to knock down the old St Luke's School and build a new library would be taken before or after the county council elections, with the Derbyshire Conservatives' website saying the application will be decided in May, but DCC initially saying that saying that no decision about when the application will be considered had been made. When we sent DCC the link to the Derbyshire Conservative's webpage they said "Sorry - checked again and it will be at some point in May.  Date yet to be set".

We asked the DCC Labour Group if they would withdraw the application in the event that they gained control of Derbyshire County Council in May. Previously they have said that further consultation would be carried out, but it is not clear now they would treat the pending application. More updates soon.

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