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Market could move to Naval College

PUBLISHED: 12:07 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:55 25 August 2010

PLANS have been submitted for a market to be temporarily homed in the grounds of a baroque naval college for two years. Bosses at naval charity Greenwich Hospital are hoping the council will approve a detailed planning application to re-home the town s

PLANS have been submitted for a market to be temporarily homed in the grounds of a baroque naval college for two years.

Bosses at naval charity Greenwich Hospital are hoping the council will approve a detailed planning application to re-home the town's market in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.

The temporary home will be from January 2010 until December 2011 whilst work is being carried out on the current market site, which is set to re-open in early 2012.

The 300-year old charity must also get scheduled ancient monument consent from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to get the go-ahead.

If plans are approved the new market will operate in Monument Gardens, in front of the Pepys building next to the Cutty Sark.

The revamped market will have its cobbled floor replaced with granite, wooden decked walls, a transparent roof and a 100-room boutique hotel.

Director of the charity Martin Sands said: "Greenwich Hospital very much appreciates the help that the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College has given to enable us to find a good solution for the temporary market."

The application which was received by the council on June 19 is due to be put on the council's website today (July 2) at www.greenwich.gov.uk.

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