Update: Wednesday 24 November 2021

Following the Extraordinary Full Council meeting on Wednesday 24 November, Councillors voted in favour of purchasing the freehold to the land adjacent to Newark Library.  The full report is available on our website.

Date set for Extraordinary Full Council Meeting: London Road Car Park

Following the update below, issued on Friday 12 November from Councillor Keith Girling, Deputy Leader at Newark and Sherwood District Council, advising that a new offer had been received from the landowner; the date for the Extraordinary Full Council meeting to debate and vote on that has now been set.  The date for this meeting is Wednesday 24 November, 6pm.  We are aware that this meeting will be popular but advise that there is limited capacity for public attendance within the Civic Suite as all Councillors need to be present in order to vote.  The full meeting will be live streamed from our website to ensure those who wish to watch and listen to the meeting are able to do so.

Update from Friday 12 November

Update on land adjacent to Newark Library, London Road

Posted on: Friday, November 12, 2021

At 2.30pm on Friday 12 November 2021, Deputy Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Keith Girling, delivered an update to campaigners at the site on London Road.

He praised the campaigners who have protested peacefully and with dignity.  Councillor Girling confirmed that ongoing talks with the landowner have resulted in a new late offer coming forward.  Details of this offer will be presented at an Extraordinary Full Council Meeting as soon as the Council’s constitution allows.  Councillor Girling confirmed that, subject to the new offer coming from the landowners solicitor and if approved, the trees and the green space adjacent to the library would remain.

Councillor Girling said: “From a personal point of view, I know which way I’m going to vote. I’m in favour of the new deal.  There is still a cost to the Council but actually from my point of view, the people have spoken and we listened to them.”

Watch the full statement: