Tag Archives : growth


More industrial units, more jobs, more prosperity on cards for Plymouth

More jobs are on the horizon for Plymouth thanks to new factory space being built in Belliver. Council leader Tudor Evans announced that the Council would be investing £2.4 million into creating brand new facilities at Broadley Park Industrial Estate. He said: “We have land lying empty on an industrial site, we have businesses clamouring […]


Derriford Transport Scheme update

Carriageway works for the Derriford Transport Scheme are substantially complete and traffic restrictions were lifted overnight on Thursday 29 March as planned. As explained previously, there is still some footway surfacing to be carried out but this will only require short sections of the bus lane to be closed outside peak hours. Crews also need […]


Derriford Transport Scheme nears completion

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road are nearing completion, with remaining traffic restrictions due to be lifted by Friday 30 March as planned. The Derriford Transport Scheme will help reduce congestion along this key route and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for […]

Representatives of the Council, Aecom and contractor Amey at Derriford

First Oceansgate tenants announced as Phase 1 reaches completion

The first tenants to move into Oceansgate have been announced at the official opening ceremony for Phase 1. Surejust, Trend Marine and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) will be the first to move into the new development in Devonport, Plymouth. Oceansgate is transforming disused Ministry of Defence land in South Yard into the UK’s […]


Plans submitted for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for a brand new link road connecting William Prance Road in Derriford with the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road have been submitted. The proposed scheme will create an additional route from the east of the city to the north, avoiding the often heavily congested Manadon Roundabout and A386 Tavistock Road. This […]


Reminder about work on Plymouth Road

Vegetation on Plymouth Road at the Marsh Mills and Larkham Lane junctions will be cleared over the next two weeks as part of advance works for the Eastern Corridor Junction Improvements Programme. The work will start on Monday 19 February but will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to avoid the busiest traffic times. Investigative […]


Public examination for Joint Local Plan to start next week

    Some of the key issues to affect life in Plymouth and the surrounding areas will come under the scrutiny of planning inspectors over the coming weeks. A public examination is due to start on Tuesday 30 January to look at the detail of the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan, which […]


Partners buoyed by constructive devolution meeting

Devolution proposals to push the South West’s growth ambitions have stepped up a gear with a positive meeting between partners and key civil servants. Leaders and Chief Executives representing local authorities from Somerset, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay, Exeter and East Devon alongside the Local Enterprise Partnership met with senior officials from the Department for Business, Energy […]


Derriford traffic restrictions to be lifted early

A number of the traffic restrictions in place for the Derriford Transport Scheme are expected to be lifted before the end of the programme, bringing welcome relief to motorists. We have been working with our contractor Amey to free up as much road space as possible, as early as possible, ahead of the scheme’s completion. Councillor […]

Map showing removal of traffic restrictions for Derriford Transport Scheme

Forder Valley Link Road ground investigations

We would like to make it clear that work is not starting on the new Forder Valley Link Road scheme today, as has been reported by some media. The scheme design is yet to be finalised and the final business case is still to be submitted. Specialist contractors are digging trial pits and boreholes from this […]


Ground investigations for Forder Valley Link Road

Specialist contractors will be carrying out ground investigations for the new Forder Valley Link Road from Monday. Trial pits and boreholes are being dug along the proposed route of the new link road and at the Forder Valley Road/Novorossiysk Road junction to confirm the ground conditions and help further guide the next stage of detailed […]


William Prance Road to re-open westbound

William Prance Road will re-open westbound from the Brest Road roundabout to Tavistock Road on Wednesday 1 November, bringing welcome relief for local residents and businesses. The first phase of works on this road is nearly complete and from Wednesday vehicles will be able to turn left onto Tavistock Road towards Crownhill or right towards […]


Over 150 jobs to be created for city with Next new store

Work has started on a new 7,000 square metre Next store at the city’s Marsh Mills Gateway retail park. Over 150 jobs will be created as the multi-million pound project, which once complete, will strengthen the city’s position as a regional shopping destination. The brownfield site, which was recently acquired by Plymouth City Council, has […]


Vote for your favourite new building in the Abercrombie Awards

Some of Plymouth’s best new buildings will be in the spotlight at the city’s Abercrombie Awards – and the public get to pick their favourite. Members of the public are being asked to vote for their favourite building or space in the People’s Award, which can be chosen from any one of the buildings or […]


Update on works on William Prance Road

Work at the junction of William Prance Road and Tavistock Road is expected to finish in around a month. Part of the Derriford Transport Scheme, this work was originally programmed to finish by the end of this month but we have had to deal with a number of unforeseen setbacks, including the discovery of an unused asbestos […]


Update on measures to alleviate congestion during Derriford roadworks

We are continuing to monitor traffic flow and adjust arrangements to alleviate congestion as much as possible while work is carried out on the Derriford Transport Scheme. An additional lane will be opened on the northbound approach to Derriford Roundabout (after Sendall’s Way) from tomorrow (Saturday 22 April), following the recent adjustment to traffic lights to […]


£266 million investment in city’s future announced

A multi-million pound investment to transform the look and feel of the city centre is being planned as part of an ambitious £266 million investment programme. The Cabinet is being asked to approve up to £27 million for the scheme in the capital budget – the Council’s fund used to invest in the city, in […]


Combination of growth and change helps balance books

A combination of encouraging growth across Plymouth and changing how services are run is helping to balance the books and set the city in the right direction. Cabinet will meet on 7 February to consider the latest budget report ahead of it being considered at Council on Monday 27 February. The report highlights a sharply […]


Ground investigation surveys on Plymouth Road

Ground investigation surveys are being carried out on Plymouth Road in Plympton from Monday 23 January, in preparation for the first phase of works to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along the Eastern Corridor. Specialist contractors will be digging trial pits and boreholes to confirm the ground conditions before the next stage of design gets […]


Junction improvements planned for Plymouth Road

We’ve approved work to upgrade junctions and reduce congestion along Plymouth Road in Plympton later this year. The Eastern Corridor Junction Improvement Programme will see more modern and efficient signals installed, along with capacity improvements and upgraded pedestrian and cyclist facilities. The first phase of the project will extend the right-turn lane to Cot Hill, creating […]


Main work set to start on Derriford Transport Scheme

Major improvement works on the A386 Tavistock Road and William Prance Road will get under way on Tuesday 3 January. The Derriford Transport Scheme will reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and provide better public transport, walking and cycling links – improving journey times for all users. Extra lanes will be created and bus priority measures will […]


Share your views on Forder Valley transport improvements

We’re inviting people to share their views on proposals to improve the transport network in the Forder Valley area. Two schemes are being proposed: a new link road between William Prance Road in Derriford and the junction of Forder Valley Road and Novorossiysk Road and improvements to Forder Valley Roundabout. The north of Plymouth is set […]


Double industry thumbs-up for Marjon Link Road

Our new two-way bus link between the University of St Mark & St John and Derriford Hospital has been given the thumbs-up from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). The Marjon Link Road, which opened last September, received a silver award in the CCS National Site Awards after being […]

Marjon Link Road

Spreading the lurrve for trees this Valentine’s Day

Tree lovers, incurable romantics and nature lovers are being invited to get mucky on Valentine’s Day… planting trees. The first of 12,000 new trees to be planted in the city’s new country park will go into the ground as hedgerows, as the city’s new country park starts to take shape. Plymouth City Council, together with […]


Preparation work begins for Derriford Transport Scheme

Early preparation works for the Derriford Transport Scheme will get under way tomorrow. The scheme will help to reduce congestion along Tavistock Road and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will also include better facilities for public transport, walking and cycling. Derriford […]


Next step for Forder Valley Link Road

Plans for major transport improvements in the north of the city have taken another step forward with the approval of funding to develop the Forder Valley Link Road scheme. The scheme will unlock growth in Derriford – one of the three major growth areas in Plymouth – by supporting desperately needed homes for hundreds of […]


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 […]


Plymouth secures £12 million for transport improvements in north of city

Plymouth City Council has secured more than £12 million in funding for transport improvements in the north of the city. The Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) – the body responsible for allocating funding for large-scale transport schemes across Plymouth, Devon, Torbay and Somerset – has awarded the city £12.26 million for three schemes. This […]


Laying the groundwork for new jobs at Langage

Ground work is to get underway to expand the hugely successful Langage Science Park. Plymouth City Council has invested £2.6 million in expanding the science park so that more high-end companies will be able to move in, creating around 80 new jobs. The Council is handing over the 2.5 acre site to the contractors Britcon, […]


Council spend with local businesses going up

Almost half the Council’s spend – 45 per cent – is now with local businesses compared to just 16 per cent in 2011/12, thanks to a concerted and sustained effort by the Council’s procurement team to make sure they buy local.     Significant changes to the way the Council buys services locally has created […]