Plans for Malton retail scheme are unveiled

York Press: An artist’s impression of the King’s Head Yard scheme An artist’s impression of the King’s Head Yard scheme

FITZWILLIAM Malton Estate has submitted plans to Ryedale District Council for a retail development in part of the town’s livestock market area.

The King’s Head Yard, located to the rear of the King’s Head pub, will provide a link between the Market Place and the retail redevelopment of the Malton livestock market site.

At the same time, new retail space will be created to extend the interiors shop, 9 to 11, in the Market Place.

Roddy Bushell, estate manager for Fitzwilliam Malton Estate, which owns the site, said: “This is part of the work we are doing to move from outline to full detailed planning consent for the retail redevelopment of the livestock market site.

“King’s Head Yard will become a superb link between a new food hall store planned for the livestock market site and the existing retailers in Malton’s Market Place. The King’s Head Yard has to be done first because if it’s left until later, the builders might have to tramp through Waitrose or Booths to build it.”

Meanwhile, Malton town councillors have asked members of the Fitzwilliam Estate to attend a meeting to detail their plans for the new livestock market at Old Malton.

Councillors say residents have a number of concerns about the proposal, including the threat of flooding to Old Malton and traffic congestion.

Councillor Martin Dales said that the estate’s plans had gone on show at an exhibition just before Christmas, but many people had not known about it, or were not invited to see it.

“Yet the developer seeked to think that most people who did attend were in favour of their ideas,” he said.

The estate has been asked to attend a special meeting of the town council next month to outline the development plans to councillors.

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10:10am Thu 6 Feb 14

MrsHoney says...

I didn't know Booths were in the running. I didn't really think Malton needed another supermarket but I'd love a Booths have to say.
I didn't know Booths were in the running. I didn't really think Malton needed another supermarket but I'd love a Booths have to say. MrsHoney
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3:46pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Roger S says...

They probably aren't but no harm in you thinking that
They probably aren't but no harm in you thinking that Roger S
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10:45am Sat 8 Feb 14

Roger S says...

Having reflected on this I think it's most likely no supermarket is seriously interested yet and maybe this scheme is designed to make it more appealing to one, along with Selina Scott's primely located gateway shops and the new trees, eviction of the museum from the market place and new windows, over officious policing of the parking to Kirkham Henry, etc. Also the loss of the cattle market is about to be a big cornerstone of a planning application for hundreds of houses and a business park well outside the town's connected limits so getting a foot in may help them. The chances are the cattlemarket became a big part of the Ryedale Plan to help raise public funds through Wentworth, but it's been completely turned on it's head by the finest barristers an aristocrat can afford. I would say it is part of a possible plan to alter the historic street fabric irreversibly and there could well be some free rent in it somewhere. Why not start with the heritage scheme multi-storey car-park so that all the shops in Malton town centre can start benefiting from extra visitors and the tourists can come to marvel at a quaint town with split level parking facilities. It's already a nightmare to get parked near the centre shops already without paying. Last time I tried I gave up after circling the town 5 times even the cattle market was full.
Having reflected on this I think it's most likely no supermarket is seriously interested yet and maybe this scheme is designed to make it more appealing to one, along with Selina Scott's primely located gateway shops and the new trees, eviction of the museum from the market place and new windows, over officious policing of the parking to Kirkham Henry, etc. Also the loss of the cattle market is about to be a big cornerstone of a planning application for hundreds of houses and a business park well outside the town's connected limits so getting a foot in may help them. The chances are the cattlemarket became a big part of the Ryedale Plan to help raise public funds through Wentworth, but it's been completely turned on it's head by the finest barristers an aristocrat can afford. I would say it is part of a possible plan to alter the historic street fabric irreversibly and there could well be some free rent in it somewhere. Why not start with the heritage scheme multi-storey car-park so that all the shops in Malton town centre can start benefiting from extra visitors and the tourists can come to marvel at a quaint town with split level parking facilities. It's already a nightmare to get parked near the centre shops already without paying. Last time I tried I gave up after circling the town 5 times even the cattle market was full. Roger S
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