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Change of use for Barnstaple Pannier Market put off by council planners

By NDJFran  |  Posted: July 15, 2014

Pannier Market: An application for change of use at Barnstaple's Pannier Market has been deferred.

An application for change of use at Barnstaple's Pannier Market has been deferred.

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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.

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  • merrythought  |  July 15 2014, 7:55PM

    Back in the 50s and 60s I remember the market being used for Christmas fairs and once saw the Dagenham Girl Pipers, also the fair moved into the market on the Saturday whilst the larger roundabout were dismantled. So it was used for other perposes

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  • tbalment  |  July 15 2014, 5:56PM

    Good to see some common sense prevailing over this issue. Wouldn't the leisure centre be a better place for these activities?

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