Tag Archives : development


Temporary stop notice issued

We are acting on a complaint that Persimmon is carrying out construction work on new homes at Plymstock Quarry on Saturdays after 1pm and on Sundays, in breach of agreed hours of working at the site under the terms of their planning permission. This has happened for the last two weekends and possibly on other […]


Comment on the soundness of our Joint Local Plan

People across Plymouth, the South Hams and West Devon will be able to comment on proposals outlined in the Joint Local Plan ahead of it being submitted to a Government inspector. A final consultation starts today (15 March) and runs until 26 April, but there are strict guidelines about what people can comment on and […]


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 […]


Demolition of main tower of Quality Hotel

Some of the biggest pieces of construction kit in the South West are in Plymouth to start tearing down the tower of the Quality Hotel. Two 100 tonne excavators with an arm reach of 34 metres will start work on the site to begin the most dramatic part of the demolition programme. The two ‘high- […]


Contracts exchanged with Cineworld

British Land has exchanged contracts with Cineworld to run the anchor cinema complex as part of the £42 million redevelopment of Bretonside. The 12 screen cinema will incorporate state of the art audio and visual technology and have screens ranging in size from a 63 seat to a giant 450-seat IMAX auditoria. The deal means […]


Travel surveys to be carried out in Plymouth

Surveys to collect important travel data will be carried out on some of Plymouth’s key routes over the next two weeks. The surveys will be used to gather up-to-date information on journeys made in the city, which is critical for funding submissions for major transport improvement schemes such as the Forder Valley Link Road. They […]


Waitrose welcome to new heart of north of city

The Waitrose announcement is the latest significant step for Plymouth’s vision of creating a new heart for the north of the city, said Council leader Tudor Evans. He said: “We are delighted that Waitrose want to come to the city. They are a name that people often ask about and we’re thrilled they want to […]


Plans for the £40m Bretonside development submitted

Plymouth City Council planners are set to consider plans for the £40 million Drake Circus Leisure development in Plymouth city centre. British Land has submitted a detailed application for the 100,000 sq ft leisure scheme that includes a 12 screen cinema, 13 restaurant units and 420 car park spaces The scheme, which is due to […]


Drake’s Place Reservoir wins People of Plymouth award

The people behind some of Plymouth’s best-loved buildings were honoured at the city’s Abercrombie Awards on Friday evening. Drake’s Place Reservoir was awarded the People of Plymouth title at the event which is designed to celebrate the new buildings and spaces that have helped make Plymouth the city it is today. The people of Plymouth […]