Decision details

Birkenhead Market

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report of the Director of Regeneration and Place sought approval for the redevelopment of Birkenhead Market to bring forward a modern and fit-for-purpose market offer through a new build on the current Birkenhead market site. It was anticipated that the new Birkenhead Market would be developed as part of the Birkenhead Commercial District programme delivered by the Wirral Growth Company.

Decision:

Resolved – That,

 

(1)  the Full Business Case be approved and the preferred option be adopted as outlined in the report, i.e. to demolish, redesign and redevelop the current market site;

 

(2)  the Director of Regeneration and Place be authorised to progress the preferred option for the redevelopment of Birkenhead Market, as outlined in the Full Business case, and in line with the outcomes of consultation on regeneration plans and provide a report back to Members on the proposed design, funding and financial modelling;

 

(3)  the Director of Governance and Assurance be authorised to initiate the termination of current market stall tenancies and other occupational arrangements at the appropriate time;

 

(4)  the Director of Governance and Assurance be authorised to issue new tenancies or other occupational agreements with market traders at the appropriate time;

 

(5)  the adoption of initiating a trader selection criterion as outlined in the detailed full business case, be approved; and

 

(6)  the scale of the new market offer to accommodate an approx. 35,000sq.ft scheme, be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

As listed in the report.

Publication date: 24/03/2020

Date of decision: 24/03/2020

Date comes into force if not called in: 01/04/2020

Call-in deadline date: 31/03/2020

Current call-in Count: 0

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