Stallholders in Newport market say they are concerned about the future of their businesses as the historic building is redeveloped.
A £12m redevelopment is due to take place over the next two years, but some traders say they’re unaware of what the future holds for their stalls.
“It’s hard to make any sense of it at all,” says Dean Beddis, who runs Kriminal Records.
Newport council has given Loft Co and WRW Construction provisional backing to redevelop the grade two listed building.
The proposed development would include 80 new apartments above the market.
In a statement, Newport City Council leader Debbie Wilcox welcomed the plans.
“We are very excited about this opportunity as we see it as protection for, and enhancement of, an historic landmark and, just as importantly, a more secure and brighter future for the
Some traders say the plans don’t protect their interests and claim the proposed layout would reduce the size of their stalls.
One stall owner said her handbag shop could be less than half the size.
The plans are expected to be finalised within the next two months with a council meeting next Wednesday to continue their talks.