Giving the views on city vision
Business leaders, heritage experts and tourism bosses are to be asked for their views on a £19 million plan to revamp Leicester.
Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has drawn up his Connecting Leicester vision, which he hopes will make the city more attractive and encourage regeneration.
On Monday, members of the city council's overview scrutiny committee are to discuss the major schemes, such as the demolition of the indoor market and construction of a £4 million Jubilee Square.
They will hear evidence from Leicester Chamber of Commerce president Rick Moore, Federation of Small Businesses development manager Maxine Aldred and retail forum chairman Peter Wilkinson.
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Representatives from tourism organisation Leicester Shire Promotions and the city's civic and Victorian societies will also speak.
Scrutiny committee chairman Councillor Ted Cassidy, has said the review would look at whether the scheme is value for money.
He said: "It is important that we have a look at the vision the mayor has put forward to see if it is the right one for the city.
"This will be done working with the city mayor, not in opposition, but we will be challenging aspects of the scheme.
"We want to see if there are other important projects that have not been included which could be.
The project's aim is to make it easier for people to get between the city's historic heart – around St Nicholas Place and the cathedral – and the more modern retail streets.
However, some residents and businesses are concerned about the Jubilee Square scheme, which would see the Lanes Car Park in St Nicholas Place removed and turned into a public plaza.