Decision details

Old Library and Norwegian Church Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report will present to Cabinet proposals for the potential transfer of the Norwegian Church to a community-led organisation led by the Welsh Norwegian Society, and outline the next steps for progressing the proposal.


Appendices 3, 4, 5 and 7 of this report is not for publication as it contains exempt information of the description contained in paragraphs 14 of part 4 and paragraph 21 of part 5 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.



RESOLVED: that authority be delegated to the Director of Economic Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Investment & Development, the Section 151 Officer and the Legal Officer to:


a)           Conclude the leasehold disposal of the property known as The Old Library, Trinity Street marked red on the site plan attached at Appendix 1 to the preferred bidder outlined in this report and in line with the Heads of Terms set out in Confidential Appendix 5.


b)           Transfer the assets of the Norwegian Church Preservation Trust to the Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay Charitable Incorporated Organisation as outlined in this report.


c)            Write off any outstanding debts of the Norwegian Church Preservation Trust in advance of the transfer.


d)           Dissolve the Norwegian Church Preservation Trust once the transfer of assets has taken place.


Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/12/2021

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