Livestock market to relocate

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THRAPSTON’S livestock market is to relocate after East Northamptonshire Council gave the proposal the thumbs up last night (Wed).

Planning permission was given to close the market in Market Road and create a Thrapston Rural Agricultural Centre in Haldens Parkway.

Subject to approval of the plans by the Secretary of State, the committee’s decision will clear the way for Sainsbury’s to redevelop the existing livestock market site - if its foodstore proposals also receive planning permission.

David Bletsoe from Henry H. Bletsoe & Son, said: “We’re delighted with the committee’s decision to approve our application, and would like to thank everyone who supported our plans.

This exciting development, which Indigo Planning has been advising us on, will help secure the future of Thrapston Livestock Market for the benefit of the farming community, whilst continuing the town’s long tradition as an important regional centre for agriculture.

“However, this much-needed centre can only be delivered if the council also approves Sainsbury’s plans to regenerate our existing market site in Thrapston.”