What now for saved Louth cattle market site?

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 11 Jun 2018

A PUBLIC meeting will be held next week to discuss the future of Louth Livestock market and a proposed change of use.

Louth Market Auctioneers are inviting all local residents, stakeholders and market users to join them in the cattle store ring on their Newmarket site on Tuesday , June 12 from 5pm to 7pm, where they will present and provide the latest developments and plans.

A spokesperson said: “We are likely now to enter into a new lease, which has been the subject of a great deal of scrutiny and publicity in recent years.

“ELDC councillors are looking to generate more revenue from the site, and have the opportunity to look favourably on a proposal to widen the scope of the site uses, subject to planning consent.

“After the council decision in October 2017 to save the site and reinvest in it, we are working with organisations who specialise in utilising market spaces and events, who have vast experience in creating plans that work in the long term – which include a range of wider uses, particularly in utilising existing previously developed space, to create new opportunities and provide space for other business people and organisations that would like to use the site.

“We hope to make the market site a thriving destination which would have wider economic benefits for the town centre and hope that supporters will join us at this public meeting where they will be able to hear up to date plans and complete our consultation survey on the evening.”

The market’s Simon Williams added: “We have been delighted by the tremendous support and interest to regenerate our market, and by all the assistance in finding a sustainable future.

“Lincolnshire is a solid farming county and we are excited with the opportunity to continue the market and our essential service to the rural community together with implementing a long term solution for the market and realise its potential after so many years of uncertainty.”

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