Liverpool Echo by Marc Waddington
THE owner of Liverpool’s defunct Heritage Market is to take legal action after being “forced out of business” by the council.
Entrepreneur Kate Thompson was refused planning permission to move her market from Stanley Dock to Brunswick Dock in April this year.
City planners, who initially suggested the bid be approved, changed their minds and recommended councillors refuse the application.
But the ECHO learned that only weeks before, French company Geraud – which runs the council’s markets – hinted they might take legal action if they approved Ms Thompson’s plans, on the basis it would be “contrary to the joint venture agreement” it has with the local authority.
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