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Wakefield Market-Councilors to discuss demolition and cinema plan

Wakefield Market-Councilors to discuss demolition and cinema plan

Councilors could approve a controversial plan to demolish Wakefield Market to make way for a cinema development at a meeting.

Wakefield Councils Cabinet will discuss a proposal by Sovereign Land, one of the owners of the City’s Trinity Walk shopping centre, to turn the site into a multi-screen cinema with restaurant and café units.

A report said the market which opened in 2008, had struggled to attract enough shoppers and traders, despite rents and license fees being subsided by the council.

Indoor traders would share a £100,000 relocation package to help them move to shop units elsewhere in the City Centre and new outdoor market would be held in the Cathedral precinct and on Teall Street.

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