A plea for the Mullacott industrial estate at Ilfracombe to be extended has been made by Ilfracombe Trades Council. Secretary Mike Creek said he understood there was no further room for expansion on the county council estate. He said: It is vital for t

A plea for the Mullacott industrial estate at Ilfracombe to be extended has been made by Ilfracombe Trades Council.Secretary Mike Creek said he understood there was no further room for expansion on the county council estate.He said: "It is vital for the economy of our town that land is made available as soon as possible for further expansion.Mr Creek has written to Andrew Lightfoot, the county economic development officer, to tell him that trades council delegates were fully behind the concept of an extension to Mullacott.The site has been a total success story," Mr Creek said."I know that the country is in a non-growth period, but urgent action needs to be taken now in order to extend that site so that the area is read for new and expanding businesses following the downturn.