Daily Archives: 27/11/2015

New development could provide 2,000 new homes, a school, and health centre

Up to 2,000 new homes, plus a new school and health centre, could be built on a new development at Woolwell. Plymouth City Council has helped pave the way for the new development, which is in the South Hams area but on land part owned by Plymouth City Council, following an executive decision signed off […]

New permanent Traveller site approved by Plymouth City Council

A new dedicated transit site for Gypsies and Travellers has been approved. The 16 pitch site at Broadley Park, which is being funded with a £790,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, has been approved by Plymouth’s City Council’s Investment Board and signed off on Friday 27 November. Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth […]

Plymouth to welcome its first Syrian Refugee families

Plymouth is gearing up to welcome its first Syrian Refugee families as part of a national scheme to provide sanctuary to those fleeing conflict. The Government announced in September that the UK would provide sanctuary to 20,000 Syrian Refugees over the next five years, and has confirmed a target of up to 1,000 refugees will […]

Design company appointed for new Central Library

We’ve appointed the interior design company that will fit out the city’s new Central Library. thedesignconcept has extensive experience in designing libraries in the UK and in Europe, with Greenwich Public Library, St Patrick’s College Library in Dublin and the library at Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark among its recent projects. Awarding the contract is the latest […]

Plans submitted for Derriford Hospital Interchange

Plans to improve Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange have been submitted by the Council. The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, estimated to cost just over £2 million, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and […]

Part of Embankment Road closed for repairs tonight

The outbound side of Embankment Road will be closed for repairs tonight, between Heles Terrace and Lanhydrock Road. Our highways contractor Amey needs to make a permanent repair to the hole that opened up in the road last week. The closure will start at 7pm and diversion routes will be as follows: Traffic from Plymstock […]