Community

Instow and Braunton set to benefit from public open spaces funding boost

Posted on: 15 January 2020

At a meeting of North Devon Council’s Strategy and Resources Committee on 6 January, councillors agreed to allocate over £4,000 of S106* funding for Instow and Braunton. The funding will go towards two projects which will help to improve open spaces.
  • £3,672 towards new safety surfacing for the public play area at All Saints Chapel Community Centre in Instow
  • £347 to the North Devon Environment Trust towards audio visual equipment at the Countryside Centre in Braunton

The play area at the community centre in Instow is the only public play area in the village and the contribution towards new safety surfacing will ensure that it remains safe for children to enjoy.

North Devon Environment Trust have secured a total of £4,700 through a combination of Devon County Council locality funding, North Devon Councillor Grants and S106 funding and the Fullabrook CIC community grant. The money will provide audio visual equipment in the Countryside Centre which will enable them to give educational talks to visitors to give them a better understanding of the local environment.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden, says: “I am really pleased that we are able to provide much needed public amenities through S106 funding. It allows the council to give back to our communities in a meaningful way.”

*Section 106 (S106) is money paid to the council by developers as part of the planning conditions of planning applications. The money can only be used for certain things, but is used primarily for public open space projects.

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