16 November 2001

SW agri centre plan

TAUNTON Market Auctioneers, which operates from a town centre site, is in discussion with local councils about developing a major new agricultural centre near the M5 motorway.

It is hoped that the centre would replace Taunton and Bridgewater markets and provide a better service for Somerset and beyond.

Proposals include overnight lairage for livestock, vehicle maintenance, a range of farm services and shops.

Councillors appear to support the proposals in principle and even though a suitable site has yet to be finalised target completion date is within the next five years. &#42