BARNSTAPLE REGENERATION PROJECTS UNDER DISCUSSION

Business leaders from across North Devon met recently, on Tuesday 31 January, to discuss a number of regeneration projects in the pipeline for Barnstaple.

‘Opportunity Barnstaple’, a half-day conference for businesses and partners, was organised by North Devon Council to share ideas and provide an update on projects driving the economic regeneration of the town.

Executive Member for Economic Regeneration, Councillor Pat Barker, said: “The event was very well received, with more than 60 stakeholders attending, including businesses, developers and representatives from public bodies. We were pleased to be able to update everyone on some major regeneration projects that are already underway. It was a very positive event and I’m looking forward to working with partners to make the most of the exciting opportunities we have to develop the  town.”

Delegates at the event were given an update on the Barnstaple WiFi trial, projects to regenerate The Strand and Seven Brethren, car parking, the town’s Flood Defence Study, a master plan for Pilton Park and the Taw footbridge consultation. There was also information from Devon County Council on sustainable travel grants for businesses and an update on the A361 North Devon Link Road project.

A link to all of the day’s presentations can be found on the council’s website www.northdevon.gov.uk/economicdevelopment.