Plans which would see the relocation of Malton Livestock Market have been met with overwhelming support during a three-day public consultation.
Around 250 people visited the offices of Cundalls, Market Place, Malton, on Friday and Saturday to view the proposals to relocate the market to a purpose-built facility on land next to Eden Camp modern history museum in Old Malton.
As part of the wider development, there will also be a business park, also near Eden Camp, and more then 300 homes built in Malton and Old Malton.
If granted planning permission, it is expected to generate 600 new jobs.
Commercial Development Projects, the Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation and The Malton and Ryedale Farmers Livestock Market Company Ltd, the team behind the plans, say that 93 per cent of people who provided formal comments were in favour of the proposals.
They added that two per cent said they were not in favour and a further five per cent supported the new livestock market - but not the new housing.
The most frequently made comment by the public, say the developers, was “the sooner it happens, the better.”
Eight per cent of people expressed concerns about traffic and five per cent about flooding.
These issues will now be addressed by the Commercial Development Projects design team before a planning application is submitted in February.