Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Architect to redraw hall plans

AN architect has been asked to look again at plans for a proposed extension of Benson

AN architect has been asked to look again at plans for a proposed extension of Benson parish hall.

Teresa McTeague, who chairs the parish council’s halls committee, said Richard Cutler has been asked to “give us some better sketches so we can bring them along to council”.

She added: “Things do look quite positive at this moment.”

Last week, the Henley Standard reported that the plans had been put on hold and could be scrapped.

The delay comes despite the cost of the project being halved to £250,000 by scaling back the proposals.



The scheme involves extending the front of the building and having a new parish office on the ground floor.

The toilet and kitchen used by people hiring the hall would be refurbished and the disabled access improved.

Plans to create a second committee room on the first floor were scrapped to save money in June.

Cllr McTeague defended the decision to delay the work, saying the committee wanted to take time to reflect on the work already done with the previous plans.



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