“We will restore and strengthen Barnstaple’s status as the heart of civic, commercial, educational, cultural and community life in North Devon.”
Cllr Malcolm Prowse
Barnstaple’s Future High Streets Fund bid was developed following consultation with local people and our business community. It seeks to enhance both the quality of the town centre experience and the variety of offer, improving access via all modes of transport. This will unlock significant social and economic benefits.
North Devon Council's bid was successful, receiving £6.5m from Government through their Future High Streets Fund programme, with £4.4m match funding provided by North Devon Council.
The project's ambitious plans to transform the town is focused on the ‘Markets Quarter’ and there are four strands to the project.