Louth Town Council vote in support of new ‘shopping centre’ proposal for Cattle Market site

An artist's impression of the 'alternative' Cattle Market site.
An artist's impression of the 'alternative' Cattle Market site.

Louth Town Council voted unanimously in support of a new Cattle Market proposal at this evening’s meeting (Monday July 21) which would see a shopping centre built on the site alongside the existing Cattle Market, in the hope that East Lindsey District Council will defer the upcoming decision about the site’s future on July 23.

The proposal, provided by NewRiver Retail, would see at least ten shops built alongside the existing Cattle Market, with a large indoor market hall and 200 car parking spaces also on the site.

Councillors and members of the public were provided with a list of more than 40 businesses which would support the development and could potentially move into some of the units on the site if the plans were to go ahead, including M&S Simply Food, Iceland, TK Maxx, Poundland, Burtons, Mothercare, JD Sport, Waterstones, Monsoon, Vision Express, Caffe Nero, Costa, Pizza Hut, Pizza Express and Nandos.

Visiting Lincolnshire County Councillor Colin Davie said that the idea was “a viable alternative” to the current plans for a supermarket on the site, and the Louth Town Council voted 13-0 in support, with two abstentions.

Louth Town Council will contact East Lindsey District Council tomorrow (July 22), in the hope that the ELDC Full Council, which is due to vote on whether to sell the Cattle Market site on Wednesday (July 23), will defer the decision until the new alternative has been fully considered.

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