LHC has been commissioned to carry out a development study into potential future uses for the Liskeard Cattle Market site.
Currently leased by Kivells Auctioneers, the cattle market is a key area in the centre of Liskeard. Discussions have been held between Cornwall Council, Liskeard Town Council and Kivells to identify a sustainable future for the site in the event that it becomes available. LHC’s development study is part of this ongoing process.
The study is exploring options for the use of the cattle market, the adjoining car park, and other nearby buildings. This may include things like shops, workspaces, homes, local community uses and parking. Development options will be considered in the context of the town centre as a whole and against the market demand for the facilities being proposed. Local people, businesses and stakeholders also have the chance to share their views in a public consultation about the site which runs until 9th July.
Paul Osborne, who is leading the team for LHC said:
“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to work with the community in Liskeard to develop proposals for the cattle market site. We believe that regeneration opportunities should come forward in partnership with the local community, and be rooted in a sound assessment of the site’s constraints and an understanding of realistic opportunities that will enhance Liskeard town centre.
“We’ve already started work on our initial site appraisal, and we’re meeting local stakeholders and community representatives over the next couple of weeks. We’ll then present our initial proposals at public consultation events in July.”
Julian German, Cornwall Council’s Economy and Culture portfolio holder, said:
“We want see our local economies thriving and Cornwall’s towns being ambitious about their future. Looking for ways to redevelop key Council-owned sites when they become available will help us to deliver local growth and a prosperous and sustainable Cornwall.”
Sally Hawken, Chair of the Liskeard Cattle Market Working Group and Cornwall Councillor for Liskeard East, said:
“The cattle market site has been an important part of Liskeard’s economy and community for many years. We want to see this prime location revitalised in an imaginative way so that it continues to draw locals and visitors into the town centre. Nothing has been ruled in or out, and we’ll be asking local people and businesses for their views on the best option for the site as part of the coming public consultation.”