Such a move would mean that the building could no longer be considered as a possible location for a performing arts space for the Borough.
CEPAC put forward proposals in 2010 for the use of part of the Town Hall for an arts centre. The detailed plans, which had been prepared with professional help partly paid for by the Council, were however rejected by the Scrutiny Committee, which was reluctant to give up control of parts of the building and not convinced by the business case.
No better plan has come forward and this move by the Council will entirely rule out such an idea, so it is important that alternative sites should be considered. CEPAC is pressing on with its work to do this, and is expecting to make significant progress by the end of this year.
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