Issue details

New Peterborough City Market - KEY/17JAN2022/01

With the approval of the Chairman of the Communities Scrutiny Committee, the special urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement for a 5-day consideration period and keeping of the 3 day call-in period. These procedures have been invoked due to the extremely short window for construction of the food hall.  In order to decant the traders from the Northminster site by 31st March (as required by the contract the council has with the PIP), the food hall will need to be opened by then. 

 

Through Peterborough Ltd, builders are on standby ready to commence the works to the food hall, the council is unable to instruct until the governance is complete surrounding the decision.  The build period is extremely tight to complete the build within deadline and the waiver of the usual 5-day period will provide more time for the builders to undertake the works.

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities:

 

1.    Closed the Peterborough City Market at Northminster, Peterborough; and

 

2.    Established a new statutory market at Bridge Street pursuant to the Food Act 1984 and moved the Charter/franchise market from Northminster Market to Bridge Street, operating 5 days per week (Tuesday to Saturday);

 

3.    Authorised the award of various works, including the construction of the food hall and market kiosks to the contract to Peterborough Limited for a value not exceeding of £779,360 for the construction of the food hall, market kiosks and supply/install of pop-up stall, subject to budget approval.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: Central;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/12/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of the Communities Scrutiny Committee, the special urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement for a 5-day consideration period and keeping of the 3 day call-in period. These procedures have been invoked due to the extremely short window for construction of the food hall. In order to decant the traders from the Northminster site by 31st March (as required by the contract the council has with the PIP), the food hall will need to be opened by then.

Through Peterborough Ltd, builders are on standby ready to commence the works to the food hall, the council is unable to instruct until the governance is complete surrounding the decision. The build period is extremely tight to complete the build within deadline and the waiver of the usual 5-day period will provide more time for the builders to undertake the works.

Decision due: January 2022 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities

Lead member: Councillor Steve Allen, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communication, Culture and Communities steve.allen@peterborough.gov.uk

Lead director: Executive Director Place and Economy

Department: Place and Economy

Contact: Ian Phillips, Head of Communities and Partnerships Integration Email: Ian.phillips@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 01733 863849.

Consultation process

Consultation is taking place with existing city market traders. Notice of the market closure has also been published in the Peterborough Telegraph and the public invited to send representations to the council.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Communities Scrutiny Committee

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