REVISED plans for the first phase of the Maltings development including the relocation of the library are to be discussed by Salisbury City Council on Monday night.

A presentation will also be given about the proposals for 30-36 Fisherton Street during the meeting of the city council's planning committee, which takes place at the Guildhall at 6.30pm.

The initial planning application for a Travelodge hotel, new library, gym and restaurant in a block on Fisherton Street and Malthouse Lane, which was formerly the British Heart Foundation furniture store and the Original Factory Shop, was submitted in December by developer TH Real Estate.

The revised application comes after concerns were raised over the proposed relocation and size of the library as well as the design and impact on the conservation area.

A petition was set up against the relocation of the library.

A statement included with the planning application said: "The proposed library has, in discussion with the council and in response to comments received, been increased in size to accommodate the operational requirements of Wiltshire's library service in a modern facility.

"This new configuration also more closely relates the library use not only to Fisherton Street but importantly to the Creative Quarter."

The size of the library has now been changed to 9,626sq ft. The original space planned had been about 5,983 sq ft.

The design statement said: "In the re-design we have removed the large scale brick panel which some felt competed with the scale of the adjoining church as suggested by the urban design team adopted a less prominent approach to the library by the use of a change of brick colour for thje ground floor level.

It added: "The Salisbury skyline policy has been raised as an issue. The revised design has removed the faux pitched slate roof and replaced it with an articulated white metal crown set further back from the frontage parapet to visually contrast with the surrounding buildings and as can be seen in the submitted perspectives reduces the visual weight and impact on the Conservation Area.

"The proposed site due to the surrounding building identified clearly does not impact on the views of the cathedral and our amendment proposals create an interesting skyline as a counterpoint to the surrounding ridges and parapet conditions."

To view the revised plans (18/11957/FUL) click