Seaford: New library plan poised to move a step closer

Seaford Library E01067N
Seaford Library E01067N

PROPOSALS to demolish Seaford library and replace it with a new one will be up for discussion this week.

The multi-million pound scheme includes creating a three-storey building comprising the new facility along with adult social care day centre, nine supported flats and one staff flat for the Sutton Park Road site.

East Sussex County Council (ESCC) submitted the application for the new development and it’s on the agenda for the Planning & Highways Committee of Seaford Town Council.

Members will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to talk about the application before a final decision is made by ESCC.

If the scheme gets the go-ahead it will see facilities relocated from Homefield Place, a county adult social care facility.

The new day centre for older people is set to specialise in giving support to people with dementia and the physically frail and offering important services to carers.

Back in August last year a number of drop-in sessions were held for the public to attend to find out more about the project.

Seaford MP Norman Baker, who is patron of the Friends of Seaford Library, said, “It’s very encouraging that, despite the pressure on local finance, funds have been found for this much-needed new library for Seaford.

“This will make a big difference to the town and is something I’ve been campaigning on for many years.

“I understand there is concerns about the design from some quarters but a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

The Planning & Highways Committee meet at 7pm at 37 Church Street in Seaford.