Plans to extend and regenerate Shepherds Bush Market have received a positive reception from traders.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has advanced the plans as a way of protecting the market’s status as one of west London’s leading destinations. 75 per cent of residents, traders and market visitors who took part in the consultation think the proposals represent a positive step.
The council and the other landowners, including housing association Peabody Trust and the homeless charity Broadway Centre, are working together on the plans, which would see the Transport for London owned market area enlarged to take in a former laundry site in Pennard Road, along with land currently owned by the Broadway Centre and Peabody Trust. A new entrance to the market would also be created in Goldhawk Road.
H&F cabinet member Mark Loveday said: “Shepherds Bush Market has been the heart of the area for nearly 100 years and we need to make sure that it continues to play such a vibrant part in everyday Shepherds Bush life.”