A consultation took place in 2008/2009 to determine what the majority of people wanted to happen to the hall. The result was conclusive, with 69% of respondants voting to maintain the historic portion of the hall and extend to add new facilities. 67% of respondents voted for Haxby Library, presently located just outside the village on Station Road, to move to the Hall site as part of the redevelopment.
The Trustees voted to accept the result of the public vote and a Redevelopment sub-committee was set up. This group carried out considerable work towards the redevelopment. Their findings were handed over to the Trustees, who have actively continued with the process. More information will be released as it becomes available.