People are being invited to have their say on plans for a new library.

Brighton and Hove City Council and the NHS plan to create a modern facility at the centre of the community on the site of the current 1950s library in Warren Road.

It will also include a new GP surgery for Dr Sagar and Partners, which will be relocated from The Ridgway in Woodingdean.

If approved, the plans will expand the library space to 269sq m, almost double the current size, with extra facilities such as a computer suite.

Residents are being asked to comment on the proposals during a consultation process beginning this month.

Libraries cabinet member, Geoffrey Bowden, said: “The plans for Woodingdean show our commitment to providing modern resources for all areas of Brighton and Hove.”

The local authority is expected to put aside £500,000 for its part of the project.

The deadline for comments is May 31.

The scheme is due to be sent for planning permission later this month and if approved, work could start by July and be complete by next summer.

For more details call 01273 290800 or see http://consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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