Work on Raglan livestock market starts

WORK UNDER WAY: Left to right, highway and waste manager Glynn Edmunds, Councillor Bob Greenland and area engineer Andrew Welsh

WORK UNDER WAY: Left to right, highway and waste manager Glynn Edmunds, Councillor Bob Greenland and area engineer Andrew Welsh

First published in Gwent news

WORK to build a new livestock market for farmers in Monmouthshire has begun.

The council’s contractors moved on to the 27-acre site at Bryngwyn, near Raglan, last week and started work on highways and access to the site.

Monmouthshire council, which bought the land at auction five years ago, is building a state-of-the-art livestock market to replace the current facility in Abergavenny when it closes.

The market will include a main 3,689 sq m building and a support building to house a ring, offices, toilets, lobby and café. The site would house 2,400 sheep and 790 cows and have parking for 40 cars and 130 lorries and trailers.

A livestock market has been held in the town for almost 150 years and its current site is part of a controversial redevelopment scheme to bring a Morrison’s supermarket and new library to the town.

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5:54pm Thu 15 Nov 12

On the inside says...

I cannot say this is a good thing as it should not be public money that is paying for a private firm of auctioneers to profit. However, at least it will bring the day closer when KALM will have to stop wasting my money on pointless appeals.
I cannot say this is a good thing as it should not be public money that is paying for a private firm of auctioneers to profit. However, at least it will bring the day closer when KALM will have to stop wasting my money on pointless appeals. On the inside
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