By Marc Waddington
City planners will decide on Tuesday whether or not to permit the council’s own bid to move the market to Dryden Street.
Traders and city leaders are set for a showdown over the relocation of Great Homer Street market.
City planners will decide on Tuesday whether or not to permit the council’s own bid to move the market to Dryden Street in order to help progress the £150m Everton‘Project Jennifer’ regeneration scheme.
But while the new facility – which will be in an existing warehouse – is said in the report to be a temporary home for the long-established ‘Greatie’ market, traders say they have been told it will be permanent and does not meet their needs.
The report to go before planners also acknowledges that the move would “not fully comply” with national or even local planning policies, but planning chiefs are recommending it goes ahead in order that the Sainsbury’s store to be built as part of Project Jennifer.
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