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Parking price promise to boost market trade

Customers of Kirkgate Market in Leeds will be able to reduce their car park charges from July 3.

Kirkgate Market

People who spend £5 or more will be able to claim £2 back off a stay of up to two hours at the NCP car park on New York Street.

Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for transport and economy, said:“In addition to the work we’ve done to encourage people to use the nearby alternatives and other travel options, we’ve put in place these offers to support traders and help shoppers.

“As well as many loyal customers, people will be supporting the market even if they visit a couple of times a week to buy their lunch or spend a fiver."

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Developer wanted for Kirkgate

Leeds Council chiefs are seeking a developer to transform the George Street frontage of the city's Kirkgate indoor market.

They want the frontage of the market redeveloped as it will face the new hundred and £50m Victoria Gate centre which will include the city's first John Lewis store.

Construction work on Victoria Gate is due to start next month with it opening in 2016. The market frontage scheme is in addition to the £12m improvement plan for the market which is expected to get the go-ahead next month.

Kirkgate Market plans on hold

The future transformation of Leeds' famous Kirkgate Market is on hold.

Plans by the city council to spend £12 million on redeveloping the historic site are now subject to a meeting next week after traders expressed reservations over the extensive refurbishment.

They will be asked for their views on a proposed joint venture which could put stall holders in control of the market.

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Makeover for Kirkgate market

Kirkgate is Europe's largest indoor market Credit: Calendar news

The famous Leeds Kirkgate Market which is Europe's largest indoor market is to have an ambitious make over. Plans for the 12 million pound investment over the next 3 years, will go before the city council next week.

The money will be spent on re-roofing the buildings as well as modernising the entire shopping area. While it is hoped the changes will attract more shoppers to the site, traders have cautiously welcomed them.

Drop-in sessions for Kirkgate ideas

People who want to have their having their say on the future of Kirkgate Market are invited to a number of drop in sessions in November.

There will be four sessions held at the Marriott Hotel, Boar Lane on Monday November 12, where people can listen to a short presentation on the market proposals and then have a chance to speak to council officers and the consultants on the project.

Improvements to be made to Kirkgate Market

Replacing the roof, installing heating and a new layout are just some of the improvements which could be made to Leeds' Kirkgate Market.

The ideas were revealed at a meeting yesterday after a survey of local businessmen and residents.

Other suggestions, to be considered by Leeds City Council, include improving George Street and creating "zones" in the historic market.

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