New homes and jobs for Honicknowle


Mary Miller and Craig Francis from Spectrum Housing Group, Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, and Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and Housing for Plymouth City Council.

Mary Miller and Craig Francis from Spectrum Housing Group, Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council, and Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and Housing for Plymouth City Council.

New homes, jobs and training and a natural play area are among the plans for a derelict former school site in Honicknowle, Plymouth.

Thanks to a partnership between Plymouth City Council and Spectrum Housing Group, plans are well underway for the development in Chaucer Way.

As well as 137 new homes, £312,000 is being invested in a number of projects to benefit the community including:

  • £120,000 to improve playing pitches for kids
  • £66,000 to improve adult playing pitches
  • £47,000 for a new green playing area
  • £40,000 for a new road crossing

Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Cooperatives and Housing for Plymouth City Council, said: “This will be a fantastic scheme for this part of Plymouth and we look forward to seeing homes for hundreds of local people and enhanced facilities for everyone who lives locally to be able to use.”

Local residents find out what's in store for Chaucer Way.

Local residents find out what’s in store for Chaucer Way.

Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance for Plymouth City Council who launched Plan For Homes in 2013, said: “We are thrilled to work with Spectrum on this new community.

“This development will also include 4 self-build plots for people interested in building their own home, space for leisure activities in the local area, 51 affordable homes for rent and sale, and brings with it hundreds of job and training opportunities in the construction industry.”

Linda Bonnin Director of Development for Spectrum Housing Group, said “We at Spectrum are delighted to once again be working with PCC.  The support of officers and members throughout the planning process has been invaluable in securing a scheme that will deliver a range of much needed new housing which will benefit the local community for years to come.

For more information, email housingdelivery@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 304146.