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Views wanted on proposed changes for Queen Street

An eight week consultation on the Future High Street Fund scheme to make Queen Street in Newton Abbot a more attractive, safe and healthy place for visitors and businesses runs until 24 June.

The consultation is being run by Devon County Council, in partnership with Teignbridge.

Currently, the pavements in Queen Street are too narrow in places for large numbers of pedestrians, and side roads can be difficult to cross.

We want to hear residents’ views on the proposals being put forward to address these issues, including:

  • Widened pavements to give shoppers more space to move and access shops and services
  • Improved crossings at side roads and safer crossing opportunities across Queen Street
  • Enhanced planting and street furniture such as public seating to make Queen Street a more appealing shopping destination
  • A reduction in parking spaces of around 55% across the scheme area, a small increase in disabled parking, and changes to loading bays to facilitate pedestrian enhancements
  • General traffic removal west of Albany Street and restricted access on some side roads
  • 20mph speed limit between The Avenue and Courtenay Street.

Feedback questionnaires

Residents can give their views via an online questionnaire and there is a separate questionnaire for businesses.

Online webinars

Online webinars will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 17 May for residents and shoppers, and 6pm on Wednesday 18 May for business owners or representatives.  

Virtual drop-in

A virtual ‘drop-in’ event from 6pm-8pm on Tuesday 24 May will also be run and where members of the project team from both councils will be available to answer questions or to receive feedback first hand.

More information

The consultation pages on Devon’s website provide more details of the proposals but if you need any other information please get in touch by writing to Transport Planning, Matford Offices, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD; or by calling 0345 155 1004; or by emailing



When this content has been updated

Last updated 29 April 2022