AN application which could have made way for more events and coverage of sports in Barnstaple Pannier Market has been deferred.
North Devon Council’s planning committee discussed an application – submitted by the council itself – for a change of use from solely retail to events venue.
However Christopher Punt objected to the application, raising concerns about a lack of toilet facilities and fire safety as well as the public highway which runs through the market.
He said: “I object to this application but I support the wish it make better use of it, if it is lawful and safe.”
Councillor Richard Edgell moved deferral of the application which was voted eight to four.