As you may have heard, due to decreasing sales for the livestock market the site owners are now planning to close it and redevelop the site. Hatherleigh Town Council is getting involved to try and ensure that the plans offer the best that they can for Hatherleigh. So far, we have held meetings with the consultants and with West Devon Borough Council and whilst the ideas are at a very early stage at the moment, we will continue to meet with them as the plans progress.
At the Town Council, we feel that the weekly produce market is very important to the town and that we would like something similar incoporated into the plans – along with sufficient car parking being retained.
There will be a public consultation held at Hatherleigh Community Centre on Thursday 14th July running between 13:00 and 19:00 where people are invited to come and give their views on what they think should be included etc. We would urge as many people as possible to come to the event to see what the ideas are, and to put forward their views as to what is important for the town.