Decision due on future of Abergavenny livestock market

Cattle market
A decision is due on whether the 150-year-old cattle market will be demolished. Photo: ITV News Wales

A decision is due on Thursday afternoon about the future of Abergavenny's 150-year-old cattle market.

The council wants to close and demolish the site so that it can be redeveloped into a superstore and library. Campaigners had hoped an ancient law requiring the town to provide a market would save it. They have now resorted to forcing a judicial review at the London High Court.

Campaigners
Campaigners protesting against the closure in January this year. Credit: ITV News Wales

The Keep Abergavenny Livestock Market campaign claim that if the cattle market is demolished, "the farming community will lose its centuries-old connection with the town, and the local retail economy will be irreparably damaged."

The council says regardless of the decision work on a new market will begin next week ten miles away near Raglan.