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  • 2 The Quay to be narrowed?

    25 May 1973

  • 3 Mr Boyle's tender was accepted for the pitching of bathing huts

    13 July 1937

  • 4 Reduction in number of flats

    23 June 1972

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  • The Quay to be narrowed?

    25 May 1973

    Bideford’s new river bridge is expected to be completed by 1979.

    25.5.1973 new bridge Bideford1

    And the Bridge Street multi-storey car park for which the Town Council has pressed for so long, and about which a Department of the Environment inquiry has been sought, should not be built until after then. This is suggested by the county planning officer in his report on the long awaited Bideford town centre plan.
    Part of Bridgeland Street and the Quay are show for office purposes and in order to preserve the character of these areas changes of use that would require alterations to their external appearances should

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  • Mr Boyle's tender was accepted for the pitching of bathing huts

    13 July 1937

    County Council Help Intimated

    13.7.1937 Appledore Quay improvement

    At a special meeting of Northam Urban District Council it was reported that a letter had been received from the County Council regarding the proposed scheme for improving Appledore Quay from which it appeared that very material assistance would be forthcoming towards this scheme from the County Council.
    A letter was also reported from the Transport and General Workers’ Union accepting the Council’s terms for workmen’s wages.
    Messrs W H Badcock and Sons wrote withdrawing their tender for the erection of twenty houses at New Quay, Appledore, and the tender of Mr A A Beer, 32

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  • Reduction in number of flats

    23 June 1972

    Plans of R Pope Properties (Clapton) Ltd to build 111 houses and bungalows at Ford Farm, New Road, Bideford, were revealed at Monday’s meeting of the Town Council.

    23.6.1972 housing estate Bideford



    The divisional planning officer’s views were awaited, members were told, on a plan by the Baptist Men’s Movement Housing Association Ltd to demolish the schoolroom and erect 20 flatlets adjacent to the Baptist Church in Mill Street.
    The Borough Surveyor had drawn attention to the reduction in the number of flatlets from 33, but had recommended refusal on sewerage grounds.
    The full Gazette article is dated 23 June 1972

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