Thumbs up for market scheme

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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.