PLANS for a livestock market, business park and about 300 homes in Malton are to be updated at an exhibition next week.

Following a public consultation in December, the interlinked £17m package of development proposals will be on display at the Wentworth Arms, in Old Malton, on March 26, followed by an open meeting of Malton Town Council.

The plans, which aim to create 600 jobs, have been proposed by Commercial Development Projects – part of the Marshall Group of companies, the Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation and the Malton and Ryedale Farmers’ Livestock Market Company Ltd.

They include the relocation of the livestock market toa purpose-built facility on land adjacent to Eden Camp, along with a new business park which would, in part, be funded by housing development on three sites, land north of Pasture Lane and north of Rainbow Lane, in Malton, and land south of Westgate, in Old Malton.

Mark Nicholson, on behalf of the Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation, said: “Following the public consultation last year this exhibition will provide the opportunity to explain to local residents the proposals in greater detail.”

A planning application for the development is expected to be submitted in the next few weeks.

Councillor Martin Dales, from Malton Town Council, said: “I am very pleased that the Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation have agreed to mount an exhibition to talk about their proposals for the relocation of Malton Cattle Market and associated proposals in the Old Malton area.

“ It is renowned for being an area of regular flooding and also has too much traffic already so I am hoping that they have now come up with some solutions to allay the fears of local residents.

The exhibition will be held from 1.30pm to 5.30pm at the Wentworth Arms followed by an open meeting of Malton Town Council at Ryedale House, starting at 6.45pm.