WATCH | Matlock Market Hall - public debate

A council debate on the proposed conversion of Matlock Market Hall will be held in public on Wednesday, 25 November.

Commercially sensitive information will be included in an exempt appendix and the 6pm extraordinary council meeting will be broadcast live on Derbyshire Dales District Council's YouTube channel below.


Councillors will debate the provision of a new indoor leisure attraction – a two-screen cinema - and enclosure of part of the covered bus bay area next to the Market Hall to provide an ancillary commercial use to support the regeneration of the town centre.

A District Council spokesperson said:

"We've reconsidered a legal recommendation that this meeting should be held in camera. This is about enabling transparent decision making while protecting the financial interests of other parties affected by the proposed decision that the Council is being asked to take."

View the agenda [PDF].

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

As the Council cannot hold meetings at the Town Hall, Public Participation can only take place using the Zoom application or by written representations. Members of the public are able to comment or ask questions on the items listed in the agenda and must give notice before 12 noon on the day preceding the meeting by:

The Committee Team will assist any member of the public without access to electronic means by capturing their concerns over the telephone. Phone: 01629 761133 (working days only 9am – 5pm).

Written representations received by the deadline will be read out at the meeting. Verbal contributors will be given instructions on how to join the meeting after giving notice.
A council debate on the proposed conversion of Matlock Market Hall will be held in public on Wednesday, 25 November.

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