Council U-turn on Lineside street trading

Councillors have voted to allow street trading along the Lineside – six months after banning it.

Proposals to licence the Lineside along with two other areas in Coalisland for street trading were rejected by councillors in July last year.

But councillors quickly backtracked on the decision, allowing traders to again use the Lineside to sell to shoppers.

Councillors agreed to rescind a designation that prevented traders from operating on the Lineside at a meeting on Tuesday, December 6.

Sinn Féin councillor Dessie Donnelly, who proposed the motion, said circumstances had changed since this area was previously considered for street trading.

Originally two Lineside areas were considered as areas for street trading, but the council decided not to designate the areas due to a potential planning application.

Councillors have agreed that a report should be prepared set out a way forward to formally consider the area again for street trading.


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