Old Town Hall and Market Place
At last night's meeting, the town council reviewed options proposed for restoration of the Old Town Hall, to support the market and provide more community use of the building, by the architects who have surveyed the building and the market place for the town and borough councils. This follows consultation with market traders and businesses around the market place. At the meeting, the council resolved to progress with Option 2 (Glazing) and Option 3 (landscaping) as the preferred options of those offered for development.
The next stage will be to take this proposal to formal consultation with Historic England and the Planning Authority's Conservation Officer for feedback on the proposals.
The council will then review that advice before carrying out wider engagement with the community and businesses and, based on the results of that feedback, submit an application for planning and listed building consent.
This is the start of a process leading to refurbishment and restoration of the Old Town Hall, not the end. The aim remains to provide some much needed care and attention to the building and to the market place to enable both to continue to support thriving markets for the next 250 years and to be available for community use to promote Whitby's heritage and its artistic and social value to the town.
Posted: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 09:00 by Michael King