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A controversial decision is due later over whether a Bristol school can take over part of the city's Central Library

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Part of historic library to be rented by school

Part of Bristol's Central Library is to be sold off to Bristol Cathedral Primary school. Credit: ITV News West Country

A decision's been made tonight to allow Bristol Cathedral school to take over part of the city's historic central library.

The new Bristol Cathedral Primary school, which began operating this September, wants to hold its lessons there. At the moment, the area is currently used for bookshelves and storage.

The school will pay rent of between £50,000 - £60,000 per year, on a 125-year lease.

Objectors to the scheme fear the conversion will damage the building's architecture and diminish the library's archive service.

Decision due later on library school

Campaigners are hoping a decision will go in their favour tonight over whether to allow a school to take over part of Bristol's historic central library.

The new Bristol Cathedral Primary school wants to hold lessons for more than 400 pupils in an area currently used for bookshelves and storage. But there has been a campaign opposing the idea. Councillors will make a decision this evening.

The new Bristol Cathedral Primary school wants to hold lessonsin an area currently used for bookshelves and storage

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