Station regeneration plan gets funding boost

The journey to create a better welcome for Plymouth’s 2.5 million rail passengers will be able to start, thanks to the Government cash boost of £43.57 million to the Heart of the South West LEP to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth. Plymouth looks set to get around £4.7 million towards the cost […]


Update on Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme

Work to improve a key junction on one of the busiest roads into the city is nearing completion. The Outland Road Junction Improvement Scheme aims to reduce congestion between Peverell Park Road and Torr Lane, improving journey times for motorists and service reliability for buses on this busy route. It will also improve road safety […]


Keeping the city as green as possible

Huge efforts have been made to strike an appropriate balance between the need for growth, setting aside sites for employment to create jobs and much-needed new homes, while making sure there is enough green space in and around all the neighbourhoods across the city. Thousands of hectares of green space will enjoy protection from development […]


Getting involved pays off for Stoke residents

Plymouth’s Paradise Field is to remain just that – a field. Strategic planners have rejected a proposal for the site in Stoke to have houses built on it after 230 people objected to the idea and commented on the site as part of the Joint Local Plan consultation process. The latest version of the Plymouth […]


Lord Mayor Designate Councillor Wendy Foster

The new Lord Mayor Designate for 2017/18 has been announced for Plymouth. Councillor Wendy Foster has been a Plymstock Radford ward councillor since 2000 and was Lady Mayoress in 2009/10 when her husband Councillor Ken Foster was Lord Mayor. Councillor Foster was born in Stoke, Devonport and worked as a secretary for the Ambulance Officer […]


Wild Hedges for Urban Edges in Central Park

Plymouth residents are invited to join the Tree Council together with Plymouth Tree Partnership at Swarthmore Allotments to plant wild hedges this Saturday.. The ‘Wild Hedges for Urban Edges’ initiative will help to connect Plymouth residents to the natural environment, by growing wild fruit bushes. The project aims to ‘bring communities together to plant and […]


Help Ernesettle get fruity this half term!

People are being invited to help plant a wild hedge at Ernesettle Creek tomorrow (Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 February).  The Active Neighbourhoods team will be at the creek planting the hedge with plants that will provide free, healthy, seasonal food including blackthorn, hawthorn, apple and plums. Active Neighbourhoods has teamed up with the ‘Wild […]


Council to tackle traffic bottleneck in north of city

Plans to tackle one of Plymouth’s worst traffic bottlenecks have been given the green light. We have allocated £420,000 for design work on a scheme to alleviate congestion at the notorious pinch point between Woolwell Roundabout and The George. We have also committed more than £15 million in its capital budget to deliver the scheme, which will […]


Plan for Libraries: what we mean by ‘outreach’

As part of our Plan for Libraries we’re proposing to invest in a smaller network of high-quality libraries that are welcoming and vibrant, where our customers can expect the same great experience and services we see at the popular Central Library. Everyone will be within two miles of a library building and whichever one you […]


Building industry support for driving up local construction skills

Five new project sponsors have invested in the Council led Building Plymouth partnership which aims to work collaboratively to overcome the skills crisis facing the local construction industry. National construction contractor Willmott Dixon, regional company Gilpin Demolition, nationwide building services contractor T Clarke, professional construction consultancy Ward Williams Associates, and CITB the industry training board […]


Plymouth City Council welcomes Housing White Paper

Plymouth City Council welcomes the long-awaited Housing White Paper that was published this week. The White Paper demonstrates that the Government has been listening to what local authorities have been saying for some time now, about how we can accelerate housing delivery and provide more affordable homes that meet people’s needs. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy […]


Dates announced for MTV Crashes Plymouth 2017

MTV Crashes Plymouth will return for its fourth year on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July and is set to see thousands of people enjoy two more nights of chart-topping acts on Plymouth Hoe. Tickets for the live music event, organised by MTV in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, will go on sale on Friday […]


New planning application to regenerate historic site on Drake’s Island and open it up to the public

Rotolok (Holdings) Ltd has submitted a new planning application to Plymouth City Council for the regeneration of Drake’s Island into a luxury hotel, spa and restaurant. Also included are plans for an educational visitor experience on the Island. The new application demonstrates the company’s commitment to the project as it seeks to address the outstanding […]


Visitor coach facilities help Plymouth get on map

Plymouth’s project to create better facilities for coach tours has led to the city being shortlisted as a coach friendly destination in the British Coach Tourism Awards. The Council embarked a package of works designed to create a better welcome for coach passengers coming to Britain’s Ocean City with its new multi-million coach station in […]


Top divers head to Plymouth for national cup

The best of Britain’s diving talent is heading to the Plymouth Life Centre this weekend for the National Diving Cup. The event, running from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 February, will see a return to competition for many of the country’s top divers following Rio 2016, with the focus now on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic […]


Plymouth outlines Mayflower 400 investment

Exciting plans to get Plymouth shipshape and ready for the global stage as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations are being unveiled. Historic trails will be developed so that visitors can follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers. Some projects in the pipeline include the renovation of two Elizabethan houses in the Barbican and […]


Heart of the South West Productivity Plan launched to link with national Industrial Strategy

Last week Government launched its consultation ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ which aims to improve living standards and economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. This aligns with the Heart of the South West’s joint LEP and local authority-led Devolution Partnership’s Productivity Plan which launched this week, aiming to ensure that […]