Council considered a report by the Town Centre, CCTV and Pannier Market Manager (circulated previously) regarding the Pannier Market Public Spaces Protection Order.
In response to a question in reference to a recent circular that indicated that the closing of a public highway was unlawful, the Chief Executive and Senior Solicitor advised that the Public Spaces Protection Order gave the Council legal authority to close the road to make the market secure. Prior to a Public Spaces Protection Order being put in place, challenges had been made to the Council on the closure of the highway.
In response to a question, the Town Centre, CCTV and Pannier Market Manager advised that alternative options were being explored to subdivide the pannier market as part of the Future High Street Fund project as detailed in paragraph 4.17 of the report.
It was moved by Councillor Biederman and seconded by Councillor Roome that the recommendations in the report be adopted.
RESOLVED that North Devon Council makes a further Public Spaces Protection Order for a period of 3 years in relation to the Pannier Market, Barnstaple, as per the Order attached at Appendix A of the report.