Views sought on Cattle Market

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People who have an interest in the future of the Cattle Market site are being invited to make their views known.

Members of East Lindsey District Council’s Livestock Market Scrutiny Panel will be at Louth Market on Wednesday, April 2, between 9.30am and 12noon.

The council, which is currently undertaking a marketing exercise for the Cattle Market site in London Road, has already said that if the site were to be redeveloped, an alternative Livestock Market would be made available in Louth.

A scrutiny panel has been established to explore all issues relating to the site.

The panel is ‘particularly keen’ to talk to existing and potential users of the market with regard to what they would need from a new facility. Councillors would also like to understand the views of local people, including their preferred uses for the site if it were to be redeveloped.

Coun Daniel Simpson, Chairman of the Scrutiny Panel, said: “Our job is to provide the district council with a balanced and considered report on the Livestock Market site to help in the decision making process.

“We don’t just want to hear from site users, we also want to hear from residents and businesses of the area to get a clear understanding of their views.

“We have published our full work programme, including meeting dates on the council’s website.”

If you have a view on the future of the site but cannot get along to the event, you can email or complete the online questionnaire at, selecting the Livestock Market link on the homepage.

The work of the Scrutiny Committee will conclude towards the middle of 2014.

THe future of the large Catle Marekt site has long been controversial.

Last year the district council changed the free car park there to a pay and display.

Some people have expressed concerns that is a supermarket were to ever be built there it could affect town centre trade.