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About Streets Ahead

Barnstaple High Street

We have an ambitious and wide-ranging vision for Barnstaple which will form a town of exceptional quality.

Based on extensive consultation with local people, our business community and partner organisations, the Barnstaple Vision action plan includes a whole range of exciting projects, ranging from Barnstaple in Bloom to the regeneration of Seven Brethren, which we plan to support or implement over the coming years.

Market Quarter is the first of the big projects to receive funding and is an exciting regeneration project in the heart of Barnstaple!

The project is made up of four schemes that together will open up our town centre, breathe new life into some of our unique, historic buildings and develop a cultural hub that brings new activity into the town. It will transform Barnstaple into a place where residents have access to good quality retail, leisure and open spaces, local businesses thrive in fit for purpose buildings and visitors will want to visit and spend in the local economy.

The schemes have been made possible thanks to funding of £6.5m from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) programme, with £4.4m match funding from North Devon Council.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop and regenerate Barnstaple, to improve the quality of the environment, ensure future resilience and facilitate transformational change.