‘Call-in’ demanded for car park plan

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The Government is being asked to step in to decide the controversial decision by Ryedale District Council to approve the building of a supermarket on the Wentworth Street Car Park in Malton.

The town council agreed to back a letter by the Town Clerk, Mike Skehan, asking for Secretary of State for Local Government, Eric Pickles, to “call-in” the decision made by the Ryedale Council’s planning committee on the council-owned land.

The council’s letter, addressed to the Government’s National Planning Casework Unit, said: ”There is a very clear threat to the delivery of the Livestock Market site plan.


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