Days numbered for Barnstaple multi storey

Joseph Bulmer

Demolition likely within next 12 months, say council

THE crumbling Queen Street multi storey car park in Barnstaple is on course to be demolished before the end of this year.

North Devon Council’s executive has recommended the �665,000 budget set aside to get rid of the aging concrete structure and replace it with an ordinary car park be brought forward to this financial year.

Council leader Councillor Des Brailey said he hoped this “phase one” of the redevelopment of the Queen Street area would happen later this year.

“It will be resurfaced and re-used as a car park until such time as we complete the redevelopment of the area in its entirety,” he said.

The 40-year-old multi storey has been decaying for some time and has required constant and costly maintenance from the council in recent years.