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Liskeard Cattle Market

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The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has announced a £590,000 investment in the regeneration of Liskeard Cattle Market.

The LEP’s funding comes from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

You can read the full announcement on the CIOS LEP website.

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.