North Cross Road Market in East Dulwich set to almost double in size

News Desk (30 March, 2017) Culture Business

Overwhelming support for expansion, says councillor

16068James Barber (centre) North Cross Road Market

An East Dulwich councillor has put forward plans to almost double the size of North Cross Road Market in East Dulwich.

Liberal Democrat councillor James Barber said there is overwhelming support for expanding the market which every Saturday features local food traders, arts and crafts, food and books.

Cllr Barber said “It would mean having stalls facing both sides of North Cross Road [off Lordship Lane].

“It would go from 30 stalls to an extra 20. At the moment it’s largely on the south side of the road.

“There’s a long waiting list, and you hear from people who want to set up stalls and test the market out – it’s a way for people to start a small business.

“We held a consultation that got 129 responses. Eighty two per cent said they were in favour of it, but 62 per cent also said they had concerns about more litter and noise, so you need to get the detail.”

Southwark Council’s consultation closed on January 31, and feedback is expected from the council on March 31.

There are also suggestions of having a permanent road closure in place every Saturday from Lordship Lane to Archdale Road, and the creation of a turning space at the end of Nuffield Road.

Cllr Barber added that self-raising bollards should be installed at the end of the market for security reasons.

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