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Ancient law on Belfast markets may change

By Lesley-Anne Henry

Outdoor markets could spring up across Belfast if plans to update legislation are given the go-ahead.

The City Council has opened a public consultation to gauge opinion on a new policy which aims to change the 17th century legislation preventing anyone setting up various markets within a seven-mile radius of the city without council consent.

"The council agreed that it should explore and develop a policy that ensures that those rights are used in a way that contributes positively to the vitality of the city," said councillor Christopher Stalford, chairman of the council's development committee.

For details, or to make your views known, log on to www.belfastcity.gov.uk/markets.

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