COLCHESTER Council has released an artist’s impression of how the High Street will look when the market returns for the first time in more than 20 years.

The authority’s cabinet has agreed to move the market from Culver Street East and West to four loading and disabled parking bays on the western end of the High Street, opposite Williams & Griffin.

Stalls will be set up on Fridays and Saturdays and for one-off events.

Concerns have been raised at the loss of six spaces for Blue Badge holders on the High Street.

Alternative spaces have been offered on nearby Culver Street West. But the spaces will only be accessible before 11am and after 4pm, although those parking before 11am would be able to stay for three hours.

See Friday's Gazette for more.