The M&S Outlet store at Affinity Devon (formerly Atlantic Village) will be closing.

M&S confirmed the closure and said it would not be renewing its lease at the outlet shopping centre in Bideford next year.

John Dorrington, M&S head of region for the South West: “The decision not to renew our lease and therefore close our Outlet Store in Atlantic Village Bideford was a difficult one to make.

“Our 22 colleagues will all move to nearby stores including Barnstaple.”

Jean Sharples, Centre Manager at Affinity Devon, added: “We are sorry to hear of the closure of our M&S Outlet store, but are pleased to hear that the dedicated staff will be relocated to nearby stores.

“We were aware that the M&S Outlet lease was up for renewal next year and are currently focusing on the future and looking forward to welcoming new tenants and creating the best outlet shopping experience for the customer and the community”