Liskeard residents and businesses to shape future plans for the regeneration of Cattle Market site

Liskeard residents and business owners are invited to have their say on the vision for the regeneration of Liskeard Cattle Market over five days of events to be held in the town in March.

From Friday 08 March to Tuesday 12 March, a Government sponsored ‘charrette’ - a series of walkabouts and public workshops to bring people together to create a design and plan for a specific area - will be held at various venues in Liskeard town centre.

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Liskeard Cattle Market is one of only two projects in England to be have been successful in a bid to Government for support to hold a charrette.  The events in Liskeard will give everyone involved with the project an opportunity to have access to a range of expertise and experience to help co-design the future regeneration of this prime town site.

The programme and venues will be confirmed shortly.

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 the site.

Cornwall Council has been working with Liskeard Town Council, local Cornwall Council members, and other stakeholders to identify future options and a key focus for redeveloping this site is to bring more local people and visitors into Liskeard.

Previous consultations show strong community support for redeveloping the site, with a wealth of suggestions and ideas from the community.

Bob Egerton, Cornwall’s Council’s Cabinet portfolio holder for Planning and the Economy, said:  “We are committed to working with residents and partners to create a development on this key site which complements what Liskeard already has to offer, boosts the economy and bring more local people and visitors into the town. 

We have been working over the past two years to look at the options and we now have the opportunity to take stock, hold these events and work out how best to move forward with everyone on board.

“We will also be looking closely at how this process works in Liskeard so we can potentially replicate it in other parts of Cornwall.“

Cornwall Councillor for Liskeard East Sally Hawken said:  “The charrette programme has proved highly effective in other parts of the country and I’m looking forward to seeing how it can help us build on the work we’ve already done as residents, businesses and council’s all work together to regenerate this key site in the heart of our town.”

The Government has appointed a dedicated specialist team led by nationally recognised architects JTP to support the charrette process.

JTP is an award-winning architecture practice with extensive experience of delivering placemaking projects at every scale, from cities and towns, to neighbourhoods, streets and the design of individual buildings; creating new places and breathing life into old ones. Charles Campion, Partner at JTP said, “We are delighted to have been asked to facilitate this collaborative charrette process and we are greatly looking forward to working with the community to shape the vision for this important site.”


Story posted 08 February 2019