January 18, 2012 Carmarthen Journal
It will be held to agree plans to set up a community group to revive the town’s old market hall as a provisions market.
Graham Broad, a member of the town’s transition group which has organised the meeting, said the project would keep Llandeilo’s identity intact and stop it becoming a clone town.
He added that their ideas were in direct competition with the plans for a new Sainsbury’s supermarket to the north of the town, which are currently under consideration.
“If the Sainsbury’s development does go ahead, it could be a death-knell for any future for the provisions market,” he said. Mr Broad warned against new development like the supermarket. “Llandeilo is well on its way to becoming just ‘anywhere’,” he added.
“The balance will have tipped and will forever be so. “All these one-size-fits-all schemes are just downright ugly, impersonal and apocalyptic in their impact.”
Instead he has strongly backed the idea of a provisions market, which would be based at the old market hall and run by a community group.
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