Proposed project – purchase of Lilac Cottage

Midhurst Town Council is proposing to purchase the historic Lilac Cottage, formerly the librarian’s cottage, attached to Midhurst Town Council’s chambers, offices and hall, The Old Library on Knockhundred Row. The property is in poor condition with an unworkable floorplan for modern living. Midhurst Town Council would like to purchase the property for community use, with a view to giving the newly founded Midhurst Community Hub a permanent home. The Midhurst Community Hub is a charity formed by the founders of Midhurst foodbank. They will be working in partnership with other local organisations to provide support for local people.
The purchase of Lilac Cottage would require a Public Works Board Loan from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. This would be repayable on a fixed rate over a 25 year term. We are collating public responses to the proposed project, so if you have any comments or helpful suggestions, please email or pop your comments through our door at The Old Library, Knockhundred Row, GU29 9DQ.