Architects have been appointed for the first stage of the process to develop a new Livestock Market facility for Louth.
East Lindsey District Council has appointed Adrian Jones Associates to begin the process of preparing an options appraisal for the development of the new market and to investigate the most appropriate site for its construction on the Fairfield Industrial Estate.
As part of the work, Adrian Jones Associates will liaise with a number of key local organisations, including the Louth Market Auctioneers, which will result in layouts for the new facility being created and a specification drawn up.
The Council’s Portfolio Holder for Property and Finance, Councillor John Upsall, said: “The Council has given a clear commitment that in selling the existing Livestock Market site in Louth it would build a new facility, with the potential for more uses on more days of the week. The existing facility doesn’t have that flexibility and is only used one day a week.
“Although Asda hasn’t secured planning consent for the redevelopment of the existing Livestock market site, it is important we begin this phase of work now for a number of reasons.
“First, we want to demonstrate to the farming community that we’re serious about ensuring Louth continues to have a Livestock Market facility available into the future. Second, if Asda do secure planning consent we want to have a plan for a new Livestock Market ready so we can have it up and running before the existing site were to cease to operate, ensuring a continuity of Livestock Market provision for Lincolnshire.”
This phase of work costing £3000 will take place over the next few weeks.