Livestock Market site, Louth
We are marketing the Livestock Market site in Louth as available for redevelopment. This is a repeat of the previous marketing exercise that took place in 2013.
Following the initial marketing exercise, in July 2014, Council accepted a bid for the site from McLagan Investments Ltd C/O ASDA Stores Ltd, subject to contract and planning. That bid was subsequently revised and as a result we didn't progress the sale.
The marketing exercise will commence in late July and be undertaken by Chase and Partners, who previously marketed the site. Once the exercise has concluded a report will be brought back to the Executive Board for consideration. Should a sale be recommended by the Board it would then be for Full Council to consider.
When Council met to consider the sale of the Livestock Market in July 2014, it requested that if a sale were agreed and planning permission secured for the redevelopment of the site, that a replacement Livestock Market be made available prior to the existing site ceasing to operate. Since December, Architects have been working with us and the existing Auctioneers to develop initial plans for a new Livestock Market on the Fairfield Industrial Estate in Louth.