A PUBLIC meeting will be held over the future of Huddersfield's impressive library.
The Examiner has arranged to host a meeting to allow an open debate on controversial development plans.
And it will be held in the 1930s' building, which could vanish under massive plans being considered by Kirklees Council.
Hundreds of people have objected to the idea that the library and art gallery could be demolished because of the building's condition.
Now all the views are to be aired in public.
The meeting will be held in the Junior Library, Princess Alexandra Walk, on Tuesday, November 18. It will start at 7pm and last no more than two hours.
The editor of the Examiner, Roy Wright, who will chair the meeting, said: "The future of the library building has prompted enormous public concern and some very strong views.
"Many of those have been aired in the Examiner's Letters To The Editor column
"We felt it right that there should be a chance for an open, non-political debate about the issues and hope that many of those who have concerns will attend the meeting."
The council has promised there will be full consultation about the library and art gallery building before any decisions are taken.
Experts have reported that the building has serious defects, which could cost up to £5m to correct.
There are other proposals to look at developing a wider area of the town centre, which includes the library, Queensgate Market Hall, The Piazza and the Queensgate multi-storey car park.
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