Portobello Road market
Portobello Road market.

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The council said that markets are a “vital part of what makes the borough a great place to live, work and learn”. Its One Year Culture Plan 2020-2021 envisages “creating a new plan for 2021-2026”.

The consultation will be held in various ways to capture the views of traders, retailers, residents and visitors.

Online meetings are being held and a written consultation will be drafted by April. A survey of all market traders as well as customers and residents will be open for six weeks to collect comments on the consultation document until the end of May.

The council then hopes to create a Markets Plan by June.

Nicholas Kasic, markets manager from the Street Trading Office at the council, said: “The views of traders will be crucial to writing the consultation document. It might well be that in the process someone comes up with something that we have never thought about.”

Separately, to the north a redevelopment was planned by The Westway Trust. The area, around and under the Westway flyover between Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park, was to be revamped with proposals drawn up more than five years ago for the ‘Portobello Village development’. However, this did not proceed and options are currently being reviewed.