Decision Maker: Officer Decision
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Council has powers under the Ipswich Market Act 2004 to make a legal Order to regulate traffic on those highways that are ‘market highways’ within the meaning of the Act when the market is taking place on them and where, in the opinion of the Council, this is considered necessary or expedient.
With the imminent completion of the renovation of the Cornhill area, and with the location of market stalls on the section of Princes Street between the junction with Cornhill and the junction with King Street, it is considered necessary and expedient in the interests of road safety to make an Order to prevent motor vehicles from using this section of highway when the market is taking place.
As such, an Order is being made to this effect and shall also apply to the section of highway on Cornhill between the junction with Tavern Street and the junction with Princes Street owing to the existence of one-way restrictions. The necessary traffic sign shall be placed by the Council’s Commercial Development team when the market is taking place.
Exemptions shall apply as stated in the Order, which include (but are not limited to) emergency service vehicles, statutory undertakers, local authority vehicles being used in pursuance of statutory powers or duties, market traders and permit holders.
An alternative option of requesting that Suffolk County Council, as the Traffic Authority, should make a Traffic Regulation Order to achieve the same effect was considered, but this option was rejected as it would be more expensive to implement and would result in the presence of additional permanent traffic signing in a conservation area.
Publication date: 14/11/2018
Date of decision: 25/10/2018