January 13, 2012 BBC
Stallholders at a 190-year-old West Yorkshire market should lose a quarter of their trading space, a report has recommended.
The report into the future of Kirkgate Market, commissioned by Leeds City Council, recommends parts of the market be “reconfigured” and redeveloped.
The market could also be jointly run by the council and one or more private sector investors, the report suggests.
The proposals will be considered by the council’s Executive Board in February.
Leeds council commissioned a company of market specialists to look at how to make the most of the market space and keep it thriving.
The specialists were asked to advise on the optimum size of the market, as well as the potential for securing “significant” investment for its renovation.
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