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Council votes on plan to show big screen sports in pannier market

08:00 08 July 2014

North Devon Council wants to widen the use of Barnstaple Pannier Market.

North Devon Council wants to widen the use of Barnstaple Pannier Market.

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Plan forms part of district council’s strategy to help create a ‘cultural quarter’ in Barnstaple.

NORTH Devon councillors are being recommended to approve plans that could pave the way for big screen sports coverage in Barnstaple Pannier Market.

Members of the planning committee will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) to vote on the council’s own proposal to extend the use of the market from retail to retail, assembly and leisure.

In September last year, the Gazette revealed the plan forms part of the district council’s strategy to help create a ‘cultural quarter’ in Barnstaple.

Coverage of Six Nations rugby matches and Wimbledon finals are just some of the ideas being considered to increase footfall in the town.

If change of use is approved, the market could host exhibitions, demonstrations and performances all year round, although there would be no change to current Monday to Saturday market activity.

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