green light for markets in ferry

Diane Brown
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Plans to stage community markets in Queensferry have been given the go ahead despite protests.

Three community street markets, which had been proposed for this autumn, had to be put on hold after local residents and community representatives registered objections.

But city councillors have now backed plans for the markets, organised by Queensferry Ambition and HandupMedia, to be staged at the town’s High Street car park.

Certain criteria, however, has been put in place for the markets so as not to impact on local residents. These include controls over the siting of food stalls, noise levels, and market hours.

Despite the green light for the community markets, the organisers have no plans to stage any until next spring at the earliest.

Diane Brown, of Queensferry Ambition said: ‘‘Yes it is great news that we have finally had the market application approved but we do not anticipate holding the first one until the spring, probably to compliment an Easter event.’’