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Livestock market can be moved

Monmouthshire County Council welcome the decision by the High Court in London to reject a judicial review into plans to grant planning permission to build a new supermarket on the current site of the Abergavenny livestock market.

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Court rules that Abergavenny's market can be moved out of town

Monmouthshire County Council have welcomed the decision by the High Court in London to reject a judicial review into the decision by the council to grant planning permission to build a new supermarket on the current site of the Abergavenny livestock market.

Campaigners had hoped an ancient law requiring the town to provide a market would save it.

The council plan to move the market to a new site around 10 miles away near Raglan. Morrisons have been awarded permission to build a supermarket on the current site.

In her judgements Justice Nicola Davies DBE upheld the Councils decisions rejecting in their entirety the arguments put forward by lawyers acting for a local campaign group (KALM).

This scheme brings with it in excess of 200 jobs for local people which are much needed. I want to take this opportunity to thank MCC officers for the tremendous work they have done on this project, often being unreasonably criticised by some members of the public. The judgement has supported the professional way that the planners dealt with the Morrisons' application and the proper consideration of the planning committee.

– Cllr Bob Greenland, Monmouthshire County Council's Deputy Leader

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