Planning decision for new Cattle Market site in Louth has been deferred

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An application put forward for a new cattle market to be sited on land adjacent to Windsor House, in Belvoir Way on the Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth, has been deferred.

The majority of councillors at last week’s East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee meeting decided that deferring the decision for these plans was the best way forward at this time, as members concluded that a site visit was needed.

The site, which has already been granted outline planning permission back in 2012, would also make way for an auction house as well.

At the meeting, Peter Atterby, managing director at Luxus, which is situated near the proposed site, spoke out and echoed the decision which was eventually made by councillors regarding the deferment.

He said at the meeting: “This is an extraordinary development, it is more than just a cattle market and would hold regular auctions as well, which would see high traffic densities for short periods of time. The high volume of traffic at peak times in the day would cause our business difficulties.

“The images and pictures shown here I feel don’t fairly show the site and I ask that you consider a deferment so councillors can visit the site.”

Councillors will now visit the site and the application will be brought back to planning in February.