Residents in Barnstaple have occupied their local pub to try to stop it being knocked down.
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People in Barnstaple who've been occupying their former pub for two weeks to try to stop it being demolished, have now been told they must leave.
But today's deadline has come and gone, and locals are vowing to fight on. They've now officially registered a right to buy the pub if the proposed development of flats and houses falls through. Seth Conway reports.
Following North Devon Council's recent decision to vacate the Civic Centgre in Barnstaple, a local firm of architects has come up with a plan to convert the building into apartments.
Barnstaple based Peregrine Mears Architects feel that the property could be put to better use by being tranformed into residential apartments.
Practice director Peregrine Mears commented:
“Whilst there is not a lot of love locally for the civic centre, maybe the time is right to consider an alternative use that will take the building into the 21st century. We believe the building is capable of conversion to residential use."
There are many unloved tower blocks from the 1960’s elsewhere in the UK that have been given a new lease of life by converting them to residential use, so why not here?” "
The Occupiers of a Barnstaple pub threatened with demolition have been given until today to leave. The residents of the Forches Estate in Barnstaple have been protesting at The Borough Arms for two weeks after plans were approved for flats and housing on the site.
The occupiers of a Barnstaple pub want the owner to sell it back to the community. The Borough Arms was given planning permission last week to be turned into homes and flats.
But locals have moved in and now a week on they're asking Chichester Homes Developments to return the building so they can use it for community purposes.
The A39 is closed in both directions due to an accident involving two vehicles between the A3125 / B3232 (Roundswell Roundabout, Bickington) and the A386 Heywood Road (Northam / Appledore Roundabout, Bideford).
Locals have joined the direct action protest at The Borough Arms pub in Barnstaple. The supporters of the occupation say the pub mustn't be demolished to make way for houses and flats.
They say it should be a community facility. The developer Chichester Homes won planning permission last week to convert the premises into properties.
Fire crews in North Devon have been dealing with a large house fire at Bickington in Barnstaple.
The detached property, believed to be empty for some time, is next to the Old Barn Inn on Bickington Road.
Viewer Fiona Laing who lives nearby sent us these photos, which shows the roof of the house completely destroyed.