Decision details

Opportunities for the Potential Relocation of Clay Cross and Staveley Libraries - Public Consultation Results

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform Cabinet of the results of the public consultation on the opportunities presented by the Town Deal programmes to support wider ambitions and improvements to Library Services.




1)   Note and accept the results of the public consultation on the opportunities presented by the Town Deal programmes in Staveley and Clay Cross, which support the Council’s wider ambitions to deliver high quality, value for money services and aid delivery of the Council Plan priorities regarding Library Services;


2)   Approve “in principle support” for the proposal to relocate Staveley library service into a new building (Building 21) within the heart of Staveley town centre;


3)   Note and accept the potential implications of specific town deal proposals for Derbyshire County Council services and assets (section 4 and Appendix 1 of the report refer) in supporting the wider regeneration ambitions for Clay Cross and Staveley;


4)   Approve that work, in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council, progress at a pace to finalise detailed designs and both capital and revenue costings as part of the next steps of project development, ensuring that the full cost of relocation and occupation of new buildings is understood and that relocation will not be supported unless such costs are either the same or lower than existing costs of the library service at these locations; and


5)   Agree to further reports being presented for final consideration once the full cost of proposals are understood.

Report author: Joanna Jackson

Publication date: 07/12/2023

Date of decision: 07/12/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/12/2023

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