Bid for Crawley market food vans and 27 stalls

jpco-26-2-14 Crawley Market in High Street might close (Pic by Jon Rigby)
jpco-26-2-14 Crawley Market in High Street might close (Pic by Jon Rigby)
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Crawley market is to have 27 stalls and three food vans when it moves to Haslett Avenue West and The Broadway.

The borough council registered its planning bid for relocating traders from Queens Square and the High Street.

jpco-26-2-14 Crawley Market in High Street might close (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140224-102849001

jpco-26-2-14 Crawley Market in High Street might close (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140224-102849001

Under the plans, stalls will be placed on both sides of The Broadway from the car park behind Queens Square. Nine stalls will be made on Haslett Avenue West. The vans will be parked near the taxi rank in Haslett Avenue West, its junction with the Broadway and near the car park.

A council spokesman said the Friday and Saturday market in the High Street would move in October. The Queens Square Wednesday market will move in January to make way for the area’s £3m regeneration project. The council-run market will run from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. It was hoped the relocation would increase footfall.

The management of the market is subject to review and could be contracted out.

Traders have supported the move.

Thousands of people signed petitions against plans to close the Queens Square market in 2014. People opposed closing the High Street market.

A council statement said priority would be given to relocate existing traders from the High Street and then Queens Square. Further traders could be attracted to the new market. Officers will determine the application.

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