A THREE month trial has started to head off the row between market traders and Winchester High Street shops.
Council chiefs have been trying to defuse the dispute after it surfaced in the summer.
Market traders have been enjoying a bumper trade since being allowed to expand their pitches into the High Street. But the council-backed move, which could raise £60,000 per year for the authority, has angered existing shops.
Some have seen trade decline with pitches packed outside the doors, holding up shoppers and deliveries. The council has now proposed some ideas to allow vendors and shopkeepers to co-exist without harming trade.
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