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Kirkgate Market investment

Leeds City Council has confirmed it is looking for financial support for the future of Kirkgate Market.

It follows suggestions that Government money would be used for improvements. The council, though, says five possibilities are being considered, which all require a different level of financial contribution.

A consultation survey has been extended until 18 June, when the next stage of the project will begin.

To make sure we look at a broad range of themes we have to look at the different spending and borrowing options available, but no decisions have yet been made as to which is right for the future of the market.

We have already committed to significantly investing in the market through investing £500,000 of the markets surplus per year

– Leeds City Council spokesperson

Consultation on future of Leeds Kirkgate Market

People in Leeds are being asked for their views on the future of Leeds Kirkgate Market. A detailed consultation is launching today to canvas thoughts on what the market should look like in the future. You can complete an online survey about the future of the market here.

We want to make sure the views of the city, and everyone with an interest in the market play a big part in this next step towards looking into the options for its future. The council is committed to keeping the market under its ownership, and we know what an important role it has to play in the retail offering in Leeds. Its future has been widely debated already, but we now need to make steps towards making definite decisions with help of people across the city."

– Councillor Gerry Harper

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