South West Wales

Haverfordwest market to make way for £3.4m library

External plans of the new venue Image copyright Pembrokeshire County Council
Image caption The canopy at the southern end of the building will be demolished and replaced with a glazed structure which will house the cafe

Plans to transform an indoor market into a county library for Pembrokeshire were backed on Tuesday.

The council wants to convert the Riverside market in Haverfordwest into a library, gallery and cafe.

Pembrokeshire council has received a £285,000 grant from the Welsh Government towards the £3.4m scheme.

The planning committee voted to give the head of planning the power to approve the plans after the consultation ends.

The council anticipates the new library could generate close to £1m of spending in the local economy and create eight to 15 additional jobs.

The consultation ends on 13 September.

Image copyright Pembrokeshire County Council
Image caption The interior of the planned library
Image copyright Pembrokeshire County Council
Image caption The proposed gallery area

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