Liskeard Cattle Market

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We're concentrating on the new work space building at the town end of the site. This comprises a building for 17 or so flexible and lettable units aimed at Cornwall’s booming creative industry sector, plus relaying the adjoining car park and creating a new covered market area. These specific proposals were the subject of the consultation event on 11 December in the Town Hall. 

The Town Council considered and supported the pre-application submission at their meeting on 07 January. 

It's expected that a planning application will be submitted in mid February 2020  The workspace proposals are consistent with the findings of the Liskeard Cattle Market Charrette public consultation and engagement events carried out in March 2019, culminating in the public meeting in the Elliot House Hotel. 

There have been several other workshops and events linked to the cattle market proposals, including one focussed on the interaction with existing businesses in the town in September 2019.  

Over the coming months we will be progressing a conversation locally about how to deliver projects within the rest of the site that are consistent with the outcome of the charrette (which included protection of car parking/hard standing for events, reuse of some existing buildings, further work space, and the opportunity to consider future provision of public facing Council services, community spaces and potentially some housing). 

We are also actively working to progress the land requirements for expansion of the Doctors.

Background on the project

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The Cattle Market is located at the heart of Liskeard, at the edge of the main shopping area.

Since the final sale at Liskeard Cattle Market in December 2017, work has been going on behind the scenes to determine a great future for this prime town centre site.

Cornwall Council has been working with Liskeard Town Council, local Cornwall Council members, and other stakeholders to identify future options for the Council owned site.

The emphasis is on bringing more local people and visitors into Liskeard. That includes the sale of part of the Cornwall Council-owned site for retail uses that are complementary to the existing businesses in town.

The site is broadly split between car parking and the Cattle Market area with a number of small retail / workshop spaces along the northern boundary. The southern part of the site forms the Cattle Market which is made up of several buildings and livestock pens.

Priorities have been defined with the help of the Neighbourhood Plan, views put forward by residents during public consultations,  a business demand study conducted by Liskeard Town Council and the Liskeard Cattle Market Charrette. 

Community, arts and the potential for attracting creative industries are  high on the agenda, as well as potential expansion of the GP surgery. Both councils are working with the trustees of the Liskerrett Community Centre to find funding for expanding community facilities.

The work to date has been undertaken in consultation with the emerging Neighbourhood Plan. Further information can be found on the Plan Liskeard website. 

Liskeard Town Council at their meeting in October 2019 saw the latest Liskeard Cattle Market presentation.  It sets out the progress so far on the masterplan as well as proposals to provide work space aimed at digital and creative industries.