Category Archives : Cabinet


City Council takes action to help minimise the impact of Universal Credit

Plymouth City Council is taking a wide range of actions in an effort to minimise the impact of the Government’s introduction of Universal Credit on vulnerable families. A report to the Cabinet updates on ongoing work to provide support to families affected following a Council Select Committee report in March which highlighted the risks to […]


Work to start on new crossing in Exeter Street

Drivers coming into the city centre via Exeter Street could face some delays as work starts on a new crossing. Contractors working on the British Land leisure complex will be digging up the road in order to install ducts beneath the surface to house cabling for the new pedestrian crossing. A traffic order is being […]


Community Sports Hub plans submitted

Plans have been submitted for Central Park’s new Community Sports Hub and tennis courts. Situated in the heart of the park on the site of current bowling pavilion, the hub will complement the current bowling greens as well as the refurbished sports plateau by adding changing rooms, accessible toilets and storage facilities; opening up the […]


Subway closure on the cards

Pedestrians walking between Bretonside and Drake Circus will have to take a short detour around Charles Cross roundabout following the closure of a subway. The underpass that runs under the Bretonside viaduct is to shut to pedestrians to enable work on the £53 million leisure development to progress. McLarens will be filling the subway and […]


Investigation works on Mayflower Steps

Investigation works are being carried out on the Mayflower Steps after a routine inspection found some damage to the steps and neighbouring wall. The steps have been closed off to enable structural engineers to look at what is causing cracking before a schedule of works is drawn up to carry outrepairs. The inspection was part […]


Team to tackle rough sleeping in Plymouth to be set up

A new team is being set up to tackle rough sleeping in Plymouth. A multi-agency rough sleeper team is being created as part of a concerted effort to help people sleeping rough off the streets and into more permanent, settled lifestyles. Plymouth City Council together with Shekinah, the Salvation Army, Plymouth Access to Housing, BCHA […]


New Garden of Reflection at Weston Mill Cemetery

A new Garden of Reflection has now opened at Weston Mill Cemetery. The garden comprises sixty above ground vaults, thirty two panoramic vaults and eighty memorial plaques available on either a sundial or bird bath memorial. The garden also has two benches for those wishing to sit and reflect in this tranquil space. Each solid […]


Teat’s Hill to open with community event

A unique Plymouth play park is celebrating a recent makeover with an event for all of the family. Teat’s Hill in Coxside has benefitted from a new amphitheatre and improved play facilities as part of an ongoing programme across the city. To celebrate, the Council will be hosting an event at the park from 11am […]

The view from the park at Teat's Hill

Top prize for Nelson Project

The Nelson Project has been recognised at the Royal Town Planning Institute for Planning Excellence Awards. The Stonehouse-based self-build accommodation won the Excellence in Planning for Homes award in the large schemes section at a ceremony held in London last week. The Nelson Project is a partnership between Plymouth City Council, Liverty, the Community Self […]


Council’s top political leadership team is announced

  Plymouth City Council leader Tudor Evans has announced the top political team that will lead the authority’s new Labour administration. The 10-strong Cabinet will be responsible for running of the Council and making the key decisions following the Annual Meeting on Friday 18 May. Councillor Evans said the team would immediately start implementing the […]


Enforcement action on unauthorised coloured panels on new block

Developers of a new student accommodation block have been served a planning enforcement notice ordering them to remove unauthorised brightly-coloured vinyl stickers. The Council has issued a planning enforcement notice on the developer, J R Pickstock Ltd, of the recently-built block in the Crescent in the city centre. The notice follows a number of complaints […]


Poetry in the play park

Children from a local school are adding some unique magic to one of Central Park’s exciting new assets. The enchanting toddler area, which is being built as part of the improvements to the play park, will feature logs with words and poetry devised by pupils from Montpelier Primary School. Over the next few weeks, the […]


Exhibition sees Better Places plans unveiled for city centre revamp

Plans were unveiled today as part of a multi-million-pound project to transform the very heart of Plymouth city centre, renewing and rejuvenating its open spaces and pedestrian areas. The proposals are on show in a three-day exhibition in the city centre, with residents and visitors being urged to come along, find out more and share […]


Plymouth to bid to host new National HQ for Channel 4

Plymouth City Council has today written to Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon stating its intent to formally bid for the city to become one of Channel 4’s three new hubs once it relocates part of its operation outside of London. The publicly-owned broadcaster last week announced that as part of their drive to increase […]


Next phase of Langage Business Park taking shape

A huge steel frame has been erected at Langage Business Park as the next phase of building work gets into gear.  All the ground work and preparation work at the site has been completed by local construction contractor Ryearch who have been making great progress since the start of the project last October. The Council […]


Steel work shaping up at Drake Circus Leisure Development

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Ian Bowyer toured the £53 million Drake Circus Leisure Development to look at the first phase of structural steel work in place. The new leisure scheme is set to transform the former coach station site in the city and become a key gateway entrance to Plymouth City centre. Construction work […]


New bus shelter for Plymstock residents

Elderly residents in Plymstock now have a drier wait for the bus. The new bus shelter has been placed outside retirement development Maple Court on Horn Cross Road, adjacent to Magnolia Court; another retirement home. This was after a local resident, Ms Christine Speed requested the bus stop. Ms Speed said: “I would like to […]


Weather impact latest: Services returning to normal

UPDATE PM: FRIDAY 2 MARCH We are working hard to get our services back to normal levels and expect to back to business as usual on Monday. ROADS We will continue to grit our primary and secondary routes as necessary. Please make sure cars are not parked where they might obstruct the gritters and emergency […]


Bin rounds affected by weather conditions – the latest

Our crews have continued to collect bins across much of the city despite the weather although there have been problems with some of the more minor roads. Areas and streets that have not been done today include: • Eggbuckland • Honicknowle • Crownhill • Derriford • Whitleigh • Peverell • Mutley • Manadon Honickowle has […]


Bridge on a bridge answer for Cot Hill?

A temporary bridge spanning over the current Cot Hill Road bridge is one of the options being looked at by infrastructure officers at Plymouth City Council. A structure could be installed as part of a temporary solution while work continues on a permanent replacement. In January the Council imposed an emergency ban on vehicles over […]


Council conducts final check on Electoral Service

A progress check on the overhaul of the way Plymouth City Council manages elections has taken place with the return visit of the Independent Investigator Dr Dave Smith. He has concluded that the Council is in a strong position to deliver local elections in May provided it continues to have a firm focus on operational […]


New Lord Mayor Designate announced

The new Lord Mayor Designate for 2018/19 has been announced for Plymouth. Councillor Sam Davey has been Stoke ward councillor since 2012 and was Deputy Lord Mayor 2016/17. Originally from Sunderland, where he served as a Police Constable in the Northumberland Police Force and a deck officer in the Merchant Navy, Councillor Davey moved to […]


Cash boost for homes on Council land

Plymouth’s plans to build more vitally-needed homes on Council-owned land has been given a £3.9 million cash boost. Projects to build on parcels of land, which could see up to 650 homes built, have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. to help unlock the land for development The Land […]