Decision details

Relocation of Arnold Market Stalls for a temporary basis

Reference: D1073

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This report seeks approval to establish a temporary market at Eagle Square whilst the redevelopment of Arnold Market Place is undertaken.

Decision:

Subject to all necessary consents and permissions being obtained, approval is given to establish a temporary market at Eagle Square as detailed in this report to ensure sufficient market provision during the redevelopment of Arnold Market Place.

Reasons for the decision:

10.1To enable the redevelopment of Arnold Market Place to proceed whilst still ensuring the market can operate throughout.
10.2To enable the relocation of Arnold Market traders to Eagle Square once the redevelopment of Arnold Market Place necessitates this or sooner if requested by traders
10.3To ensure the continued prosperity of the wider town centre of Arnold.
10.4To enable the safe and efficient working of the contractor whilst they redevelop the market place.

Alternative options considered:

Alternative locations for a temporary market have been considered as part of the initial feasibility work. However, all the other Council owned land was either not within the town centre or not suitable for a market (i.e. not hard surfaced). Therefore, the only option to meet the requirements was the land at Eagle Square. There is the option of putting the stalls in storage and only operating a reduced market on the current site. However, there will be a point during construction where all of the stalls will need to be removed and so an alternative location would need to be found at this point, in any case, otherwise Arnold Market would need to be suspended whilst the redevelopment works take place.
Alternative market stall layouts could have been chosen for the Eagle Square site. Many options were considered but were discounted on Health and Safety grounds and in respect of social distancing. The option for the market stall layout (shown in Appendix B) has been carefully considered by the project team and has been risk assessed as being Covid secure and meeting all other operational requirements.

Publication date: 03/12/2020

Date of decision: 03/12/2020

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