Plans to install floodlights at Bendricks Skate Park at Larkstone were approved by North Devon Councils planning committee at its meeting at Barnstaple Rugby Club on Wednesday. The four lights will allow skaters to safely use the park until 10pm each night, extending its availability through the winter months. Local ward member, Councillor Mike Edmunds, said: I welcome this application its the easiest decision Ilfracombe has put forward. Im quite happy with this and welcome the 10pm limit on it, after that it becomes a bit of a nuisance. Ilfracombe West Councillor Geoff Fowler added: From the town council weve been pressing for it and also been pressed by skaters to do this for a considerable amount of time. In response to the application, Devon and Cornwall Polices designing out crime officer, Rick Napier, said the lighting would be a welcome addition from a safety and security perspective, and would help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.