Malton livestock market plan gets go-ahead

Malton livestock market plan gets go-ahead

Malton livestock market plan gets go-ahead

First published in News

PLANS for a multimillion-pound development which will see Malton Livestock Market moved close to Eden Camp Museum and make the town “the capital of Ryedale” have been approved.

A prominent objector claimed that the people involved in the scheme were holding the town to ransom.

But an extraordinary meeting of Ryedale District Council’s planning committee heard from planning chief Gary Housden that there was no alternative brownfield site that would be suitable for such a scheme.

After a long debate, the scheme was agreed by a majority of five for, one against and one abstention.

It will now have to be referred to the Secretary of State for Local Government and the Communities as a requirement of the consultation procedures because of the size of the development.

Mr Housden, the head of planning, pointed out in a report that the current livestock operation was subject to a short rolling lease with no security of tenure so an alternative site and a modern purpose-built facility was required to protect it.

The scheme, which will also include a new roundabout on the Edenhouse Road and the A169, will, in part, be funded by three new housing developments in Malton which were also approved despite some misgivings.

Derek Watson, director of the Livestock Market Company, told the meeting the market had gone from strength to strength.“We do need and have a chance to build a new market which will support and enhance the future of Ryedale’s livestock farmers.

“This will help the banks, shops, accountants and solicitors and will see more people coming to it bringing more money into the area,” he said adding: “It will make Malton the capital of Ryedale.”

But Councillor Paul Andrews, who is not a member of the committee, but who was in the public seating area and was allowed to speak, strongly objected to the scheme.

He said that other, less controversial sites, were available. But the livestock market operators and the trust had chosen to “hold the town to ransom” by telling everybody that unless they could have the “enabling” development the market would cease to exist.

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2:36pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Maltonian says...

Great news. No surprise that the usual Ryedale councillor was against the plans, as he is usually against any development. Thank goodness his colleagues on the planning committee aren't as blinkered. Bring it on.
Great news. No surprise that the usual Ryedale councillor was against the plans, as he is usually against any development. Thank goodness his colleagues on the planning committee aren't as blinkered. Bring it on. Maltonian
  • Score: 5

3:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Phalanges says...

The town won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, and so on. Then we’ll all fall off the White Cliffs of Dover.
The town won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, then it won’t be sustainable until it is doubled in size, and so on. Then we’ll all fall off the White Cliffs of Dover. Phalanges
  • Score: -10

2:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Roger S says...

When the local plan says explicitly says Malton needs a cattlemarket because the elected people in the majority wanted a large supermarket with petrol and to sell their asset of wentworth car park, and did not want the alternative multi-storey car park expensive fuel-less cattlemarket scheme, it pees on the chips when one government inspector says the cattlemarket scheme must be given the go ahead, because it's slightly nearer the market place under the cobbled together piece of naff policy in the National Planning Policy Framework. Then the big estate wins and builds hundreds of houses to boot on the back of it because we have said we must have a cattlemarket somewhere and it took us over 8 years to write and re-write that so we can't turn back and they are evicting the cattlemarket very soon. The unelected estate grows and will be ever more controlling while the council pretend it was all a good thing anyway and they didn't get outdone, out-thought or out-influenced by the old aristocracy. In the end it will be an acceptable way through the mess if you don't think about it too much but not progress towards a fairer society which is actually polarising to the expense of those in the middle more than ever before. At least this time the victors are a local concern and do put some things back at times when on charm offensives so it could have backfired worse. In large part this only mitigates their own damage though. The council has relief when the housing land gets ridiculously allocated like this because it means they can get back to saying no to everyone else and reducing their workload or budget stress.
When the local plan says explicitly says Malton needs a cattlemarket because the elected people in the majority wanted a large supermarket with petrol and to sell their asset of wentworth car park, and did not want the alternative multi-storey car park expensive fuel-less cattlemarket scheme, it pees on the chips when one government inspector says the cattlemarket scheme must be given the go ahead, because it's slightly nearer the market place under the cobbled together piece of naff policy in the National Planning Policy Framework. Then the big estate wins and builds hundreds of houses to boot on the back of it because we have said we must have a cattlemarket somewhere and it took us over 8 years to write and re-write that so we can't turn back and they are evicting the cattlemarket very soon. The unelected estate grows and will be ever more controlling while the council pretend it was all a good thing anyway and they didn't get outdone, out-thought or out-influenced by the old aristocracy. In the end it will be an acceptable way through the mess if you don't think about it too much but not progress towards a fairer society which is actually polarising to the expense of those in the middle more than ever before. At least this time the victors are a local concern and do put some things back at times when on charm offensives so it could have backfired worse. In large part this only mitigates their own damage though. The council has relief when the housing land gets ridiculously allocated like this because it means they can get back to saying no to everyone else and reducing their workload or budget stress. Roger S
  • Score: 1

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