Market expansion nears green light

IPSWICH market's expansion into neighbouring streets is set to get its final go-ahead later this week.The borough council is set to approve proposals for the market to extend into Lloyds Avenue, Giles Circus and Princes Street between the Cornhill and Giles Circus.

IPSWICH market's expansion into neighbouring streets is set to get its final go-ahead later this week.

The borough council is set to approve proposals for the market to extend into Lloyds Avenue, Giles Circus and Princes Street between the Cornhill and Giles Circus.

That part of the town centre was included in the area designated for the market in the Act of Parliament obtained by the borough last year.

However before any stalls can move into those streets, the council needs to give its approval for the proposal.


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It is going to be discussed at the full meeting of the borough council on Wednesday evening – but is not expected to provoke much debate.

Economic development spokesman Richard Atkins was confident there would be few objections to the proposal.

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He said: "I think there is pretty unanimous approval for the expansion of the market, I'm really not expected there to be much opposition to the expansion.

"I'm told there are potential stall holders who are keen to move into the town and hopefully this will encourage them. We shall be speaking to the market traders to see about expansion over the next few weeks."

And the market traders said are looking forward to the expansion.

Spokesman Mike Young said: "There are people waiting in the wings who should now be able to come into the market.

"We are optimistic about the future. The bandstand is up and running and the market looks good. We're hoping it will continue to be successful."

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