Clitheroe's £9m. market to be debated tonight

Lib Dem councillors Allan Knox and Mary Robinson used the "call in" procedure
Lib Dem councillors Allan Knox and Mary Robinson used the "call in" procedure
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Plans to redevelop Clitheroe’s historic market are set to be discussed at a full-council meeting tonight.

Liberal Democrat and Labour councillors used the “call in” procedure to discuss plans to breathe new life into the tired, existing market, as they were unhappy the scheme was being discussed in private rather than being open to the general public.

At the time, Lib Dem Coun. Allan Knox, the leading signatory of the “call in”, felt the plans discussed at a previous meeting totally contradicted the public consultation. The move was slammed by council leader Coun. Ken Hind, who claimed the opposition councillors were trying to derail plans for the new scheme. An emergency committee meeting was then held and it was decided to debate the market proposals at Ribble Valley Borough Council's full council meeting, which begins tonight (Tuesday) at 6-30pm.