Essex Housing are bringing forward plans for a new modern library for Shenfield.
The plans would see the current library building – which is in need of ongoing costly repairs – replaced with a brand new, larger and more flexible library. It would also include the addition of a space suitable for commercial and community activity and an enhanced outdoor public area at the front. Your new library would be funded through the modest development of up to ten residential apartments above the ground floor.
In creating this design, we have listened to the views of the library service, planners, highways planners, and local representatives.
In November to December 2020 we conducted a public consultation process and received feedback from around 200 local residents. We are now reviewing this feedback and considering how resident suggestions might be reflected in updates to our design plans.
Essex Housing is Essex County Council’s housing development team. We were set up to build general needs, affordable and specialist housing, as well as improving and creating new community facilities.
No site is the same, but we always set out to deliver well-designed homes and neighbourhoods and reinvest any surpluses into public services through Essex County Council.