Decision details

Redevelopment and Re-Build of the Northwood Hills Library Site

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:  


1.    Approves the development proposals to rebuild the Northwood Hills Library site and the residential development as outlined in the report;


2.    Authorises the disposal of the site to Hillingdon First Ltd (The Council’s wholly owned development company) for the re-development of the site as set out on the site plan and agrees that the Council will buy back the new library and;


3.    Delegates all future decisions regarding the re-development of the Northwood Hills Library site to the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Property, Highways & Transport and/or Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services as appropriate, in conjunction with the Corporate Director of Place. 


Reasons for decision


The Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services introduced the report, which Cabinet agreed, to deliver new library facilities and housing in Northwood Hills with an overall development that would make the best use of the Council’s assets for the benefit of local residents.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have refurbished the existing library which it deemed uneconomical or close the library but discounted this, as it was a popular facility used by residents.


Relevant Select Committee

Property, Highways and Transport

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

5pm, Friday 24 February 2023

Officer(s) to action

Perry Scott / Julie Markwell




Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



Publication date: 17/02/2023

Date of decision: 16/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 16/02/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 25/02/2023

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