Daily Archives: 22/01/2016


Starter Homes given the greenlight in Plymouth

Plans to demolish a derelict eyesore building to make way for new housing have moved a step closer. The former Whitleigh Community Centre, which has been disused for the past seven years and subject to vandalism, will be knocked down to prepare the groundwork for 27 new starter homes. An Executive Decision was signed by […]


Funding boost for walking and cycling improvements on eastern corridor

Plymouth City Council has secured £3.42 million to improve walking and cycling links along the city’s eastern corridor. The funding, which will be supplemented by £1.49 million of Section 106 funding from the new Sherford and Saltram Meadow developments, has been awarded by the Heart of the South West Local Economic Partnership’s Local Transport Board. […]


Council to bring massive sports investment for north of the city

Plymouth City Council has approved funding to help transform an artificial football pitch into a new outdoor recreation hub for the Manadon and Honicknowle communities.   The Manadon all-weather pitch was transferred to the Council from the Ministry of Defence in 2007 and has been operated by YMCA Plymouth since 2012. It is used by […]

Back (left to right): Mark Rowles and Carol Belton (YMCA Plymouth), John Coates (YMCA Board of Trustees), Deputy Council Leader Peter Smith, Nathan Sanders and Liz Slater (Plymouth City Council) and front (left to right): Chris French (Devon FA) and Mark Lovell (Plymouth Argyle FC)

Crackdown on smoke and carbon monoxide alarm safety in Plymouth

Landlords could be fined £5,000 for failing to provide smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. As part of a new crackdown by Plymouth City Council to keep private rented tenants safe, a new policy has been introduced, in line with the new national Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Regulations. The regulations require private landlords to ensure […]


Plymouth awarded £60,000 to tackle rogue landlords

Plymouth City Council has been awarded £60,000 of Government funding to deal with rogue landlords. The news comes after the council submitted a bid to the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Rogue Landlords Fund. The additional funding will support existing work and enable more to be done with trading standards, voluntary providers supporting tenants, […]