Have your say on plans to expand Barnstaple conservation area

Proposed extension to Barnstaple Town centre – 2014

Posted on: 14 November 2014

North Devon Council is asking for the views of local people on plans to include more buildings in Barnstaple’s conservation area.

Impending development at Anchorwood Bank has prompted the council to review the town’s Conservation Area to include the Shapland and Petter buildings, along with Sticklepath Terrace, Clifton and Signal Terrace, and the Halfords building.

Some of the historic Shapland and Petter factory buildings have been lost over the years, but the developers have indicated that they would like to retain the few remaining buildings on the site, which date back to 1888. Including the buildings in the conservation area will protect them against demolition and ensure new development is sympathetic to the historic buildings around it.

Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Development, Councillor Mike Edmunds, says: “The Shapland and Petter buildings are a focal point in views across the river from the town centre and coming down the hill from Sticklepath. Along with the adjoining terraces, the site is very significant and including it in the conservation area will recognise its place in the cultural history of the town.”

The public consultation begins this week (Thursday 13 November) for six weeks. As well as the views of the developers and local residents directly affected by the proposal, the council would also like to receive comments from the wider community. To read the proposals and comment online, go to thecouncil’s consultation portal. For more information email the council’s conservation officer,collette.hall@northdevon.gov.uk.

1 comment on “Have your say on plans to expand Barnstaple conservation area

  1. Richard Briden says:

    Anchorwood Bank
    Asda should reaaly follow Sainsburys lead building flats actually above the supermarket –

    It’s a ‘no brainer’ – more housing – a brownfield site – lots more very nearby customers for Asda….

    Ideally the supermarket should be built over the car park with connecting travelator
    or as http://www.hgp-architects.co.uk/build/commercialretail/asda-sutton/

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