Town council leader John Eveleigh (Labour, Ashfield)
told the Wharfedale Observer:

“Venue 21’s proposals probably represent the best chance of delivering a

revitalised venue that would be supported by the community.

“We’re pleased they’ve built on the draft business case developed by the steering group.

“We think Venue 21 have set out an exciting vision for the building – a vision local people will, we believe, enthusiastically support.

“An exciting development like this, working alongside and collaborating with the hugely successful Courthouse, could really put Otley on the arts map.”