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Doncaster outdoor market set for £1m revamp

Doncaster outdoor market is set to be given a £1.37m facelift.

The plan includes replacing and upgrading the 138 outdoor stalls and the addition of new "fold away stalls".

The Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said the refurbishment would build on the town's success as being a popular market spot.

A council report said the revamp had potential to attract new customers and businesses, which could create more than 30 jobs.

'Top tourist attraction'

The aim of the renovations is to increase footfall across the market area by up to 15% and to increase the number of days it trades.

Mr Davies added: "The market has done remarkably well since we put some money into it a couple of years ago.

"We've been investing money in the markets for the last three years. I've been promoting Doncaster as one of our top tourist attractions."

Doncaster Market has won a number of accolades in recent years including Best Street/Outdoor Market in England in 2011 and Britain's Favourite Market' earlier this year.

Nigel Berry, who has worked on the market for 41 years, said the work "can't come soon enough".

The council will need to approve the plans in September.

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