Shoppers asked to help shape Barnstaple’s future

Joseph Bulmer

Feedback from survey will help council to redevelop key sites in the town

NORTH Devon Council is inviting local people to help shape its plans for the redevelopment of three key Barnstaple sites.

In preparing a brief for land at Queen Street, Bear Street and Seven Brethren, the council is asking people why they visit Barnstaple town centre and what would make them visit more often?

Executive Member for Economic Regeneration, Councillor Malcolm Prowse, said: “As well as finding out what new shops people want, we also want to know what people think about the choice of leisure and entertainment in the town.

“Only then can we start to help make the right choices for the town and its visitors.”

Council officers will be asking shoppers for their thoughts as part of the public consultation.

People can also take part in the survey online at and paper copies can also be provided by telephoning (01271) 388864.