Tag Archives : housing


Council to consider plan for thousands of homes and jobs

An £80million plan for 5,000 new homes and over 2,000 construction jobs is to be considered by Plymouth City Council. The second phase of Plan for Homes, covering 2016-2021, will be discussed at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 16 February. The Plan includes 20 new initiatives which, if approved, will: Help Plymouth address […]


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, […]


Plymouth to receive £400,000 for new starter homes

Plymouth will be receiving more than £400,000 to help pave the way for new starter homes The Government has announced a grant of £407,825 to help Plymouth City Council prepare the groundwork for 27 starter homes. The national Starter Homes Initiative aims to help young first-time buyers (below 40 years) to purchase a home with […]


Plymouth City Council agrees £1.1m to improve disabled people’s homes

Plymouth City Council has approved more than £1m to improve disabled people’s homes in the city. The total figure agreed under an executive decision – £1,145,000 – means more than 170 homes in Plymouth will have a number of improvements including: Stair lifts level access showers ramps improved wheelchair access accessible kitchens Councillor Tudor Evans, […]


Action on unauthorised encampments

Plymouth City Council does not tolerate unauthorised encampments on public land and has robust processes in place to move them. The process to deal with an unauthorised encampment begins on the first working day after the Council has been made aware of one. Last year, unauthorised encampments were moved on within an average of ten […]


More homes in Plymouth get disabled adaptations

More homes in Plymouth are getting disabled adaptations, including the conversion of two houses into one for a severely disabled teenager. The teenager and their family (who do not want to be named), will move into the latest house which has been adapted at Cherry Tree Gardens, Plymouth on Friday 3 July. Plymouth City Council, […]


More Self-Build homes in the pipeline for Plymouth

A number of new self-build housing projects in Plymouth will move a step closer after funding was approved by Plymouth City Council. The Executive Decision signed by Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans, gives the go-ahead for supporting eight self-build serviced plots on two brownfield sites in the city – one at Lancaster […]


Plymouth is at the forefront of the Self-Build revolution

Plymouth is at the forefront of the self-build housing revolution, with more than 100 custom and self-build homes on city sites in the pipeline, as the Government announces it as a priority. Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, has written to all local authorities informing them that the Government is working […]


Plymouth City Council launches Plan for Social Rent

Plymouth City Council is spearheading a drive to ensure a greater proportion of homes in the city are affordable, with the launch of the new Plan for Social Rent. The Plan for Social Rent outlines six actions the Council will be taking to tackle the issue of lack of affordable housing. These include lobbying the […]


Council gets tough with Compulsory Purchase Order

Plymouth City Council is getting tough on neglected empty homes by using a Compulsory Purchase Order on a property that has been out of use for over a decade. As part of the Council’s new Plan for Empty Homes, the CPO has been granted on the property at 7 Widey Lane, which has been the […]


Plan for Empty Homes launched in Plymouth

Plymouth is launching its new plan to bring empty homes across the city back into use. The Plan for Empty Homes is being launched by Plymouth City Council, with an aim of bringing 200 empty homes in the city back into use by March 2019. It supports the Council’s main Plan for Homes which aims […]


National visit to Plymouth during National Empty Homes Week

Plymouth’s efforts to use empty properties to address housing needs have received national recognition. On Friday 5th December, the Chief Executive of the Empty Homes Agency, Helen Williams, visited Plymouth, as part of National Empty Homes Week. The Empty Homes Agency is currently carrying out research into how more empty commercial properties could be brought back […]


New loans for affordable housing in Plymouth

You can now apply for an Affordable Housing Loan if you are a Registered Provider within the Plymouth Housing Development Partnership, Cooperative Housing Groups, or Community Land Trusts. The new initiative was approved at the Full Council meeting on Monday 24 November 2014. Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Cooperatives, Housing and Community Safety, said: […]


Come to the Plymouth Landlord Expo this week

Find out about the latest legislation, network with essential contacts, and hear about the new Charter for Private Rented Housing at an event for landlords this week.   The Annual Landlords Expo takes place at Plymouth Guildhall on Thursday 23 October 2014 from 12pm to 6pm. The event, which has been organised by Westcountry Landlords […]


Plymouth City Council seizes another house in poor condition from landlord

Plymouth City Council has seized control of a house in the city which was in poor condition, taking over from a landlord who failed to act on warnings. It is the second such property in six months the Council has had to take over from a local landlord. The Council issued an Interim Management Order […]