Council backs historic Stevenage market plan

A market is one step closer to returning to Stevenage Old Town after councillors gave the plan the green light.

An application to hold a farmer’s market in the parking bay between 29 and 35a High Street was approved by the borough council’s general purposes committee last night (Monday). The decision is subject to the results of a public consultation which ends tomorrow.

If given the final go-ahead the market, which has taken place in the car park of The White Lion pub since 2008, can be held up to 12 times a year on Saturdays between 8am and 6pm.

The move would see a market return to the street for the first time since the 1960s.

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