Issue details

The future of the extended city centre footstreets

Purpose of Report: To set out the future options for the city centre footstreets that have been extended as part of the Covid-19 Economic Recovery Transport and Place Strategy.

The Executive will be asked to decide whether the temporary footstreet extensions need to continue beyond the initial 6 month period, and to consider if any of the footstreet areas should be considered for retention on a permanent basis. Consider and respond to the results of engagement with stakeholders most affected by the extension, including an open brief prepared to reflect the impact on accessibility of the city centre.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2020

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 26/11/20 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Transport

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Tony Clarke Email:; email:;, Andy Kerr, Head of Regeneration & Economy

Consultation process

The options outlined in the report will be based on the outcomes of the Our Big Conversation exercise, ward members, stakeholder feedback, and the current targeted engagement with those who have been affected by the extension of the footstreets.

Consultees: Respondents to Our Big Conversation, ward members, Mt City Centre Steering Group, and those who have been involved in the open footstreets engagement process.


Agenda items


  • The future of the extended city centre footstreets  


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