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Plans to refurbish Louth cattle market approved

East Lindsey District Council has agreed to refurbish Louth cattle market.

Credit: East Lindsey District Council

Councillors rubber-stamped the proposal after a short public consultation period.

As a result, the Council will now withdraw from the sale of the market and work up a refurbishment scheme for the site.

It will also enter into dialogue with the Louth Livestock Market Auctioneers about their plans to make the market sustainable going forward and how the site can be used on more days of the week either as a Livestock Market or for alternative purposes.

“The consultation response very clearly shows the strong feeling of the community towards the Livestock Market and tonight Council has listened to that view in making its decision and will now bring forward a scheme to make the necessary improvements to the facility so it can continue to operate into the future.

“I am very clear though – the site is large and still significantly underused and I’m looking forward to having a positive discussion with the Market Auctioneers on their plans to increase the site’s usage as a Livestock Market and what opportunities there may be in the future for the site to be used for a broader range of purposes.”

– Councillor Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder for Rural Economy and Market Towns