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Sale of city centre land agreed

The current cattle market site off Edgar Street
Plans are being made to move the market to north of the city centre

Plans to sell off 10 acres of land in Hereford city centre to make way for a multi-million pound development have been approved.

Herefordshire Council's cabinet agreed the sale, which includes the cattle market site, under a 250-year lease.

The Edgar Street Grid (ESG) project will include new homes and a retail and leisure complex.

Council Leader Roger Phillips said the financial details of the sale would not be made public.

The sale was approved at a council meeting on Thursday.

Mr Phillips said the finalised deal would have to include an eight-screen multiplex cinema, the inclusion of a major department store and sufficient parking provision.

The market is set to relocated to the north of the city centre.



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