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We are carrying out a community consultation on behalf of British Telecom (BT) to find out what local people think about the plans to remove 10 phone boxes within the North Devon district. The proposals are being put forward because of the low usage of the telephone boxes and the increasing extent of mobile coverage.

The consultation also gives local communities the opportunity to adopt a traditional red ‘heritage’ phone box and make them a community asset. Details about how to do this are available on the BT/adopt webpage.

We are coordinating responses for BT and will respond on a case by case basis for each phone box on whether its proposed loss is agreed with, objected to or whether the community wish to adopt the phone box themselves.

The 10 phone boxes are listed below, along with the average number of calls made from each phone box in the last 12 months.

Telephone Number

Address

Postcode

Average calls per month

01271 345729

PCO PCO1  BICKINGTON BARNSTAPLE

EX31 2LJ

4

01271 345647

PCO PCO1 STICKLEPATH HILL STICKLEPATH BARNSTAPLE

EX31 2DW

7

01271 870042

PANNIER MARKET PCO1

MARKET STREET  BARNSTAPLE

EX31 1BX

6

01271 865236

PCO PCO1 BARTON ROAD  WOOLACOMBE

EX34 7BA

1

01271 865375

PCO PCO1 VICTORIA ROAD  ILFRACOMBE

EX34 9LY

38

01271 865365

PCO PCO1 NORTHFIELD ROAD  ILFRACOMBE

EX34 8AL

18

01271 882451

PCO PCO1 PORTLAND STREET  ILFRACOMBE

EX34 9NL

19

01598 763220

PCO PCO1  KENTISBURY BARNSTAPLE

EX31 4NB

3

01598 752201

ADJ MILL POND PCO1 

PARRACOMBE BARNSTAPLE

EX31 4PE

0

01598 752201

P PCO1 CHURCH HILL  LYNTON

EX35 6HY

0

 

Comments must be received by 30th April 2021, either by email to planningcomments@northdevon.gov.uk (marked ‘Phone box removal’ and identifying the phone box in question) or by post to Strategic Development and Planning, North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DG.