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These six Nottingham city streets around Broad Marsh to get consent for street trading

The goal is to re-designate streets currently marked as prohibited to those that allow street traders.

The proposal aims to transform streets that were previously designated as prohibited for street trading into consent streets, allowing regulated street trading activities.

Plans are revealed in a report to the Regulatory & Appeals Committee of Nottingham City Council which will meet on 17 October to discuss the idea.

The report’s primary objective is to consider the representations made after the advertisement of the Committee’s resolution on June 9, 2023.

The goal is to re-designate streets currently marked as prohibited to consent streets and to designate certain streets that currently lack a designation as consent streets for street trading.

Streets proposed for re-designation as “consent” streets from December 11, 2023, include Collin Street, Sussex Street, Trent Street, Carrington Street (from its junction with Collin Street to its junction with Station Street), Albion Street, and Stanford Street.

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Additionally, a part of Station Street, from its junction with Carrington Street to its junction with Trent Street, is proposed to be designated as a “consent” street.

The Council has adopted the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 for street trading purposes. Under this Act, streets can be designated as “consent streets,” “licence streets,” or “prohibited streets.” The proposed changes aim to transform certain streets from “prohibited” to “consent” streets, allowing street trading with the Council’s consent.

The ongoing regeneration of the Broad Marsh area in the city centre has led to significant changes in the surrounding streets. The Council believes that a complete ban on street trading in these streets is no longer necessary. For instance, Collin Street, which was previously a busy road with narrow footways, has seen restrictions on vehicular traffic, making it safer for street trading.

The proposed re-designations will allow the Council to maintain control over street trading types and conditions, ensuring a balance between indoor and outdoor activities, preventing conflicts between traders, ensuring pedestrian safety, and maintaining the city streets’ aesthetics.

No representations against the proposed designations were received during the consultation period, which ended on September 27, 2023.

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