A public meeting in Queensferry voted in favour of a street market but insisted the preferred High Street location be ditched.
Queensferry Ambition has lodged a planning application seeking consent for the market with City of Edinburgh Council.
But around 60 people who attended Tuesday’s public meeting in the Priory Church rejected the projected market site.
A former children’s playground to the rear of the High Street has been flagged up as an alternative venue.
John Murphy, chairman of the new pressure group, said: ‘‘The market is an excellent idea but some- where less disruptive which does not remove vital parking spaces is desirable.’’
Diane Brown of Queensferry Ambition, the body seeking consent for the market, said: ‘‘It is up to City of Edinburgh Council whether it grants permission for the market.’’
The one day 10-stall market would require the use of 14 parking spaces.