Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This report seeks approval to establish a
temporary market at Eagle Square whilst the redevelopment of Arnold
Market Place is undertaken.
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.
10.1To enable the redevelopment of Arnold
Market Place to proceed whilst still ensuring the market can
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 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
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