Land between Queen Street and Bear Street, of approximately 4 hectares as shown on Policies Map 1, is identified for the expansion and enhancement of the town centre to deliver a sustainable, high quality, mixed use development that includes:
(a) a mix of retail and other town centre uses that support the vitality and viability of the town centre;
(b) safe and accessible pedestrian linkages through the site between Boutport Street, Queen Street and Bear Street, including improved connectivity with existing shopping frontages on the High Street, Boutport Street and with Barnstaple Bus Station;
(c) provision of a short-stay car park, together with secure cycle parking, adequate service provision and traffic management measures; and
(d) enhancement of the area’s built heritage including the special character and appearance of the Barnstaple Town Centre and Ebberly Lawn Conservation Areas.