A £9 MILLION redevelopment scheme for Clitheroe Market featuring a 60 bed hotel, retail/leisure space, 56-space car park and revamped market with a hall, 34 cabins and 19 stalls is being unveiled on Friday.
Ribble Valley Borough Council’s policy and finance committee agreed its intention to award the contract to redevelop the 1.4 acre site to Nelson based contractor, investor and developer Barnfield Construction late last year.Their three-year scheme will see a new lease of life brought to the market and the potential for attracting top new retailers.

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stuart Hirst said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to bring modern retail and leisure facilities to Clitheroe town centre and the plans, which are nearing finalisation, are truly impressive.

“This project constitutes one of the biggest ever investments in Clitheroe town centre and we fully expect it to stimulate further investment and growth over the coming years.

“These are truly exciting times for Ribble Valley and I invite residents to come along and see the plans for themselves.”

Tim Webber, managing director and chairman of Barnfield Construction said: “The scheme promises to provide a new retail and leisure experience for Clitheroe, not only with the creation of a new market, but by securing a number of high-quality retail and leisure operators not currently represented in the town.

“We invite residents to come along and meet us on Friday, where we will be at hand to answer any of their questions.”

Detailed plans will come before Ribble Valley Borough Council’s planning and development committee by September.

Subject to planning approval, Phase 1 of the scheme involving the construction of the new market is scheduled to start next spring, with Phase 2 involving the remainder of the site completed by the summer of 2019.

The plans and artists’ impressions will be displayed in the Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber from 10am to 4.30pm Friday, July 22 and 10am to 3pm on Saturday.

Representatives of Ribble Valley Borough Council, Barnfield Construction, DAY Architects and NJL Planning Consultants will be at hand throughout tomorrow to answer questions. The exhibition will then move to the Level C reception at the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, until Friday, August 5.

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