Public toilet could be razed to the ground

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A former public toilet in Belper could be razed to the ground and the land sold to developers.

The demolition of facilities at The Triangle, Belper is among several options being considered by Amber Valley Borough Council chiefs.

Also on the table is selling the building, which closed in November 2012, to one of two interested parties; offering it for sale on the open market and striking a deal with Belper Town Council to re-open the facilities.

The way forward will now be decided by the council’s executive director Sylvia Delahay, along with local members and council leader Stuart Bradford after they were granted delegated powers at a full council meeting on Wednesday, March 26 to determine the building’s fate.

If demolition was to proceed, the land could also be kept by the borough council or sold to the town council.

The town council took on responbility for managing Belper Strutt Street toilets in July last year along with staff at the nearby Co-op.

However, the loos were plagued by vandalism, drug-taking and arson attacks shortly after their re-opening which, it was warned, could threaten their long-term viability.