Important Announcement – Louth Market Auctioneers
For Louth Livestock Market, the last two and a half years have been tumultuous. The East Lindsey District Council served a Notice to Quit in June 2017 to make way for a supermarket but also very wisely organised a public consultation as to the future of the Market and its site. The result demonstrated overwhelmingly that the public and the farming community wished Louth Livestock Market to be retained. On 11th October 2017, the Councillors unanimously voted for the facility to continue on the present site with essential repairs being undertaken and a new lease being granted.
Since October 2017, prolonged and difficult discussions have been ongoing with Councillors and officers of the Council as we seek to record the terms of our current occupation against the back drop of an application to the Court by the Auctioneers for a new ten-year lease, triggered by the Notice to Quit served by East Lindsey District Council. Once this legal process is concluded, it is hoped that the new and exciting projects for which planning permission has been consented to will come to fruition and will enhance the use of the site and thereby improved facilities, as well as providing the Auctioneers with the foundation stone to rebuild the market’s reputation and secure its long-term viability. The Council as landlords are currently undertaking a long-awaited complete refurbishment of the “skin” of the building, which will breathe new life into the building for the long-term, at an estimated cost of £485,000.
Also, with effect from 31st December 2018, Willsons Chartered Surveyors decided to withdraw from the partnership of Louth Market Auctioneers, allowing the remaining firm of Masons Chartered Surveyors to fully develop the alternative uses, as well as expand and improve the core Livestock Auctioneering business. In order to look to the future, Masons arranged with Melton Mowbray Market for Tom Greenow to run the sheep section (supported by Scott Ruck and other colleagues) at Louth, which is already bearing fruit. The demands of modern livestock marketing points at greater collaboration between the markets in the future.
We thank all our vendor clients and buying customers for their ongoing and much valued support.
Louth Livestock Market
London Road, Louth
t. 01507 350500
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