Plans to revamp Jubilee Square in Bideford have been signed off by Torridge District Council.
WORK to regenerate Bidefordâ€™s Jubilee Square will begin this April.
Final plans for the creation of a â€œbrand new town squareâ€ were signed off by Torridge District Council on Tuesday week.
The quayside square will be transformed into a pedestrianised area with stylish paving, modern seating and new bins.
Peter Quincey, project manager of the joint delivery team at North Devon+, said: â€œWe are creating a brand new town square for Bideford and we hope the area will provide an attractive spot for street performers and small markets during peak season.â€
The work, which also includes a facelift for the Manor car park, is hoped to be completed by mid-June, in time for the holiday season.
Mr Quincey added: â€œWe will be levelling off the area and paving it with porphyry, a pinky-purple type of stone, like granite. The Manor car park will also be resurfaced, with pink gravel added to the tarmac in keeping with the new squareâ€™s design.â€
The area will be paved up to the point it meets with Mill Street, and an archway will be built in the entrance to Cooper Street to provide a focal point for people entering the square.
â€œPhase two of the development will see us using the same stones to pave Cooper Street.
â€œWe hope this phase will begin in September, so there are no disruptions when there are visitors here during the summer months.â€
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