Plans to co-locate Welshpool Library with the town’s Powysland Museum will go ahead after an attempted judicial review was turned down, Powys County Council has confirmed.

The council’s Corporate Director for Economy and Environment, Nigel Brinn, said plans to co-locate the library and Powysland Museum would go ahead later this year following a decision by the Administrative Court in Wales to reject a renewed application for permission to apply for judicial review.

“We are pleased that the court accepted that the county council had acted correctly in consulting and reaching a decision in connection with proposals to co-locate the library and museum. The court’s decision will enable the council to complete a wider review of office accommodation and buildings in the town,” he said.

“The colocation is an important part of the council’s wider plans for service delivery in Welshpool, it maintains a library service in the town while freeing up office space which will be used to relocate staff from Neuadd Maldwyn.

“The closure of Neuadd Maldwyn, which could be completed by next spring, will also potentially allow for exciting plans for extra care provision to be developed in the town and see significant investment by the council and its partners ClwydAlyn.”