A possible 300 jobs for North Devon

Your views are wanted about plans to develop the existing Evans Transport Site on Braunton Road in Barnstaple, as a new Morrisons foodstore.

With a sales floor area of around 30 thousand sq ft (slighter smaller than the Bideford store), the supermarket would provide around 300 new jobs.

What's being proposed:

Improved grocery shopping choice
374 car parking spaces - 22 disabled and 8 parent and child.
78 cycle spaces
petrol filling station
dedicated recycling area
better transportation links

Landscaping & ecology

  • Comprehensive scheme of hard and soft landscaping
    High quality materials
    Site boundaries, sympathetic to surrounding land
    Sensitive habitat areas will be retained and enhanced

Highway improvements

  • new traffic light controlled junction on Braunton Road
    widening of the section of Braunton Road
    traffic lights will be synchronised
    a new bus lay-by on Braunton Road
    safe pedestrian and cycle routes extended to the Tarka Trail

 New store for Barnstaple?

The plans will be on view at the Guildhall in Barnstaple on Friday the 4th and Saturday 5th February.

It's likely a full planning application will be submitted in March.