Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Ilfracombe car park may close at the height of the season

21:40 24 July 2014

Cheyne car park was lashed by the winter storms. Picture: Aaron Collins.

Cheyne car park was lashed by the winter storms. Picture: Aaron Collins.

Aaron Collins

‘Flood defence works’ look set to be carried out by the Environment Agency at Cheyne through August and into September.

CHEYNE Beach car park in Ilfracombe could be closed for the rest of the summer, it has emerged.

North Devon Council says the car park could close on Friday, August 1 after the Environment Agency issued notification of its plans to carry out flood defence work.

The council says it has requested a delay or phased working to minimise the impact on permit holders, businesses and tourists, but to date this has been unsuccessful.

“The Environment Agency has only just told us of their plans, which will see the reserved car park closed throughout the summer holidays and beyond,” said executive member for car parks, Councillor Malcolm Prowse.

“Obviously, this will be a blow to the users of the car park and in particular, the local businesses along the quay. I can only apologise for any disruption this may cause, but stress it is beyond our control.”

The council has not been told how long the car park is likely to be closed, but says the Environment Agency has indicated that it will ‘use best endeavours to complete this work prior to the fair’ coming to Ilfracombe in the middle of September.

The council will be contacting permit holders about alternative parking and said it would continue to press for a start date in mid September.

The North Devon Gazette has asked the Environment Agency to comment.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 15:34
RNLI lifeguards have been busy again in 2011 on North Devon beaches. PIC: RNLI.

RNLI lifeguards had a busy week as they rescued people from rip currents and dealt with several serious medical episodes on Croyde and Woolacombe.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:45
Flora Kyte, Ben Price, Ottelie Kuehne, Hannah Munro-O'Brien, Bethany Lee, Emily Yelland and Helena Reed celebrate top results at South Molton Community College. Picture: Matt Smart

Teenagers across the region opened their results today (Thursday), with more exceptional achievements for schools in the area.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:39

Mystery surrounds the circumstances as to how the man was found injured in the early hours after Hartland Carnival. Can you help?

Read more
Yesterday, 10:20
The Seamoor Unit has won a regional award

Seamoor Unit is named ‘best building under £2m’ at the Michelmores Property Awards

Read more
Yesterday, 09:38
MV Balmoral is welcomed to Bideford. Picture: Graham Hobbs

The vessel arrived in Bideford with 224 passengers as was greeted by the mayor and town crier.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:34
A pop-up night club transformed the Wrey Arms pub in Sticklepath, Barnstaple. Picture: Contributed

First pop-up club is held at The Wrey Arms with disco, lights and plenty of party spirit.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:06
Councillors Des Brailey and Dick Jones at the Maple Grove land before it was cleared.

Wasteland is tidied up and given over to community use

Read more
Yesterday, 08:36
Fire engine

Telehandler was destroyed in the fire this morning (Thursday) which also damaged tractor, trailer and large hay bales.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00
A chance to explore wildlife haven at Meeth Quarry on the water.

The lakes at Meeth Quarry are not normally open to water sports - but for one day only explore them by kayak, canoe or raft with Devon Wildlife Trust.

Read more
Wed, 19:20
Can you give the loving Jean-Paul a home?

With Barnstaple & District Cats Protection

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications