Thursday 17 November 2011 Lancashire Evening Post
An indoor market has been closed down leaving taxpayers facing a multi-million pound bill.
Lancaster Council voted to close the city’s Indoor Market after deciding it could no longer absorb losses which were expected to total more than £640,000 this financial year alone.
Council bosses will now negotiate with the site’s owner Allied (Lancaster) Ltd, to buy out the lease which could cost taxpayers £20m over the next two decades, as well as compensating traders.
Lancaster Coun Chris Coates, who represents the Scotforth West ward, has been campaigning for a number of years with his Green Party colleagues to save the market from closure.
He said: “It was a sad day for the whole district. I could not vote to close it so I abstained.
“We have been fighting for three years to come up with a viable alternative plan and I am sorry to say we have not managed to do that.
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