(1) Within Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Great Torrington, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Northam and South Molton a sequential approach to proposals for main town centre uses will be applied on the following preferential basis:
(a) Town or District Centre
(b) Edge of Town or District Centre
(c) Out of Town or District Centre
(2) Edge of centre and other out of centre proposals must be well connected to the Town or District Centres and accessible by public transport, walking and cycling. Proposals must also demonstrate that no suitable alternative sites are available in a sequentially preferable location.
(3) On the edge of or outside Town and District Centres, proposals for new shops of more than 250 square metres (gross) retail floor area, or extensions to existing shops which will increase their size by more than 250 square metres (gross) retail floor area, must be accompanied by an impact assessment in accordance with national policy requirements.