Queen's Market

MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the Mayor's view of 100% rent increase for Traders on Queen's Market.


Answer for Queen's Market

Answer for Queen's Market

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current and future rents for traders at Queen's Market are subject to detailed, ongoing negotiations between Newham Council, it's development partner and the market traders and their representative bodies. The focus of these negotiations is rationalising the incongruous arrangements that currently exist and agreeing fair and sustainable rent levels for all traders. These negotiations have not reached a definitive conclusion, as appears to be suggested by the question, and it would be inappropriate for me to comment on the outcome of negotiations at this stage as they relate to a live planning application. My consultation comments on the application are set out in report reference PDU/1080/01 and I will consider all relevant planning issues when the application is referred back to me.