We are carrying the consultation on behalf of British Telecom (BT) to find out what local people think about the plans to remove seven 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 phone boxes being considered are as follows:

Telephone Number



01598 752331

PCO PCO1 Lynbridge Lynton

EX35 6NR

01598 763259

Churchtown PCO1 Parracombe Barnstaple

EX31 4PE

01598 763252

PCO PCO1 Challacombe Barnstaple

EX31 4TT

01598 710210

Brayford Bridge PCO1 Brayford Barnstaple

EX32 7QF

01598 740305

PCO PCO1 Heasley Mill South Molton

EX36 3LE

01769 572170

PCO PCO1 George Nympton South Molton

EX36 4JE

01884 860539

PCO PCO1 East Worlington Crediton

EX17 4TS

We must receive comments be received by 6 August 2020, 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.