Essex Housing have submitted a planning application to deliver a brand new and more flexible library at the site of the existing Loughton Library.
Our key proposals:
A brand new library to replace the existing tired facility
A new outdoor learning space and public courtyard would be created
Surrounding outdoor space and public realm would be enhanced
All current community and civic uses would be maintained
New library would be funded through the development of 38 residential apartments above the ground floor
High levels of environmental sustainability within our design
Our planning application can be downloaded and viewed here.
This application will be considered by Essex County Council (the decision-making authority in relation to planning applications for libraries). We anticipate a decision will be made in spring 2023.
CGI fly through of proposed site
About Essex Housing
Essex Housing is Essex County Council’s award-winning 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.