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Yes we Cann

Estover is the latest area of Plymouth to benefit from a range of affordable housing. The new development of Cann Meadow is on the site of the former Estover Primary School, which was released to the market by Plymouth City Council in 2015, as part of an on-going strategy to provide new, good quality and […]

(Clockwise from top left): Ward Councillor Maddi Bridgeman; Dave Downie Cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Communities; Scott Tunnicliffe, Plymouth City Council Housing Delivery Officer; Nicola Evans, Development Manager for Clarion Housing and Debbie Fogell, Neighbourhood Housing Officer for Clarion Housing

Freya’s Play Day

A Plympton schoolgirl has cut the ribbon at the new and improved Boringdon Close play park. Freya Martin, 9, was the guest of honour at the park where antiquated and tired equipment has been replaced by a dynamic ‘supernova’ roundabout, bird’s nest swing, and much more. Freya, who lives nearby, wrote to her MP to […]

Second phase of play improvements given go ahead

The next phase of play improvements across Plymouth has been given the green light, with 38 play parks set to receive a makeover by Spring 2020. In addition, up to six brand new parks will be created close to new housing thanks to contributions from developers. The plans follow hot-on-the-heels on the first phase of […]

(l-r) Nathan Powell, Celtic Construction; Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader, Andrew Clanfield, Associate Project Manager Apprentice; Nicholas Wickham, Celtic Construction.

Work on skatepark kicks off

Work on the new and improved Central Park Skatepark has started. Specialists Freestyle Skateparks and  have moved in to revamp the site and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future. The old skatepark closed to the public on […]

Play time in Central Park!

The Central Park Improvements Project is set to ramp up next week as refurbishment and extension of the play area begins. Designed with LDA Design and Russell Play from ideas gained at a community consultation, the area will be bigger and better and promises to make the park a playful destination for local families and […]

North Prospect benefits from funding boost

The regeneration of North Prospect has received a massive £2.8 million boost from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF). The HIF is distributed by the government to projects across the country to help pay for the infrastructure needed to support the building of new housing schemes. Plymouth City Council had prioritised the North Prospect area in […]

Pitch perfect plans for Efford and Central Park

Planning consent has been granted for improvements to playing pitches in Central Park and Higher Efford. In Efford, two current junior surfaces will be fitted with better drainage, delivering the works identified in the Plymouth Plan for Playing Pitches. In addition, the disused field at the former Plym Valley View Primary School will be transformed […]

How Street development gets go ahead

Planning permission for 12 brand new apartments specifically designed for adults with learning disabilities has been approved. The self-contained, one bedroom Extra Care flats with staff available on site, will be built on a currently empty plot in How Street. Designs show communal areas as well as sleep-in facilities for carers with rents capped at […]

Three sites set for demolition

Several vacant and dilapidated Plymouth buildings are set to make way for over 60 new homes. Stirling House and Honicknowle Clinic, the former Sure Start Nursery on Ham Green and the former North Prospect Library will all be demolished in preparation of building works beginning in 2019. A number of self-build housing opportunities for former […]

Work begins at Teat’s Hill

Work has started on turning a tired Plymouth park into a community destination. Diggers are on site at Teat’s Hill in Cattedown, where a new outdoor amphitheatre is being installed alongside improved play equipment. The project sees the coming together of several different council initiatives including Hands Up for Plymouth Play and the Active Neighbourhoods […]

Green light for Central Park Café

Planning permission for the new Central Park cafe has been granted. The cafe, one of the flagship components of the Central Park improvements project, will be built adjacent to the clock tower, at the busiest and most visible points of the park. Plymouth City Council is now seeking an operator to run the café when […]

Volunteer at Central Park

Volunteers are being sought to help with conservation, horticulture and general improvements in Central Park. Plymouth City Council have teamed up with Eco Land Management and the Friends of Central Park to run events alongside the improvements programme. Upcoming events are scheduled for January to March and are open to anyone who wants to get […]

Taking the right path at Derriford Community Park

Plymouth City Council is seeking feedback on plans for a new green space. A series of consultation events have been arranged to display on proposals for the foot and cycle path network through the new Derriford Community Park. The paths will connect Crownhill, Eggbuckland, Estover, Leigham and the new Seaton neighbourhood with high quality routes […]

Temporary Stop Notice: Aberdeen Avenue

We are acting on a complaint that Burrington Estates are carrying out construction work on new homes on land off Aberdeen Avenue, despite not having met pre-commencement conditions. One of these conditions was that Burrington Estates would need to agree a construction vehicle route and details. Despite no details being agreed work has started on […]

Improvements for Morlaix Drive

Work on a new bus link to Derriford Hospital will begin in spring 2019. The Morlaix Drive Access Improvement and Bus Priority Scheme will widen Morlaix Drive between Brest Road and the hospital to provide improved access for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists. Funding for the £4.7 million project will be part-funded by £3.3 million […]

Investment for major Plymouth route

A major traffic pinch-point in the east of Plymouth is set for investment. A total of £510,000 has been allocated to further explore the feasibility of widening junctions and managing heavy traffic on the section of the A379 that runs between Pomphlett Roundabout and The Ride. These changes will provide significant journey time improvements into […]

Plans for Central Park Café submitted

The proposed new Central Park café has taken a major step towards reality after designs were submitted for planning permission. The café is one of the flagship projects of the Central Park Masterplan, which sees a £9 million investment in one of Plymouth’s most popular green spaces. Located adjacent to the clock tower, one of […]

How the new Central Park Café could look

Central Park Skatepark - How the new skatepark will look

Skatepark ready to roll

The designs for Central Park’s new skatepark have been finalised and work will begin on the site in the new year. As part of the wider improvements to the park, Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks to revamp the skatepark and turn it into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right […]

Double investment at Bond Street

A Plymouth playing field is set for a double dose of investment. The park at Bond Street, Southway, will be home to a brand new play park as well as a number of new sports pitches as two ongoing improvement projects combine. The children’s play park, delivered by the Hands Up for Plymouth Play project, […]

Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning joins planning officer Rebecca Miller at Bond Street

Play improvement programme continues

Play parks at Hooe Green and Dean Cross are the latest to have been made over as part of an ongoing play improvements scheme. Meanwhile, work has also started on parks at Peacock Meadow, Boringdon Close, Plympton St Maurice, and at Mutley Park as the Hands Up For Plymouth Play programme ramps up. Improvements across […]

Stirling picks up where Nelson left off

A former residential home in Honicknowle has been earmarked for Plymouth’s newest veteran self-build project. Stirling House on Honicknowle Green will be demolished and planned in its place are a number of self-build housing opportunities for former service families as well as single veterans in housing need, alongside other homes for sale and rent. Following […]

(l-r) Mike Houican, Strategic Development Manager for DCH, Graham Lobb, Director of Form Design, Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City Council and Norman Biddle, Chairman of the Community Self Build Association at the Stirling House site on Honicknowle Green

Mannamead Road consultation begins

Plymouth City Council is seeking residents’ views on £1.5 million plans to improve the traffic flow along Mannamead Road. A number of changes are proposed for this busy route, which links Manadon Roundabout with Mutley Plain. Amongst the suggested changes are upgrades to the traffic signals at the junctions with Torr Lane, Higher Compton Road, […]

Skatepark designs ready!

The Central Park Skatepark is set for an exciting makeover. As part of the wider improvements to the park, the skatepark will be revamped into a destination facility, offering something for beginners, right through to professionals which could also host events and competitions in the future. Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Freestyle Skateparks […]

Central Park improvements move into second phase

The second phase of improvements to Central Park have been approved with a further £2.6 million worth of funding. Since the scheme was announced in April, Plymouth City Council has been consulting residents on the plans for the park and have started a programme of general improvements throughout the park. Work can now begin on […]

Improved play at Miller Way!

Over 70 local children and adults joined council staff on Wednesday to celebrate the official opening of a new play park in Estover. The park at Miller Way has been fitted with new and refurbished equipment with a dedicated, fenced area for toddlers. Meanwhile, a brand new BMX dirt track has been installed. Hands Up […]

Sendalls Way works postponed

The Sendalls Way junction with Tavistock Road has fully re-opened. The junction was closed on Monday in order to carry out improvements to the signals and crossings and was initially set to reopen in early 2018. But following feedback from residents and businesses, the work has been postponed. Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet […]

Vote for POLEN!

A Plymouth project needs your support in order to help more children access improved learning outside the of the classroom. Plymouth Outdoor Learning and Education Network (POLEN) supports Plymouth schools to enable more teachers and children to confidently access learning outside the classroom in the natural environment. The scheme, led by Plymouth City Council with […]

Derriford Transport Scheme Update

Work will begin on the Sendalls Way junction with Tavistock Road from Monday, 23 October as the Derriford Transport Scheme moves into its latter stages. Improvements include upgrading the junction with new traffic islands, signal poles, traffic light heads and cable ducting. This will require the right turn out of Sendalls Way onto Tavistock Road […]

Consultation on Woolwell to The George Scheme set to begin

People are being asked to share their views on proposals to tackle one of Plymouth’s worst traffic bottlenecks. The Woolwell to The George Scheme aims to alleviate congestion at the notorious pinch point on the A386 Tavistock Road and support proposed new developments in the north of the city. This stretch of road is used […]

Service veterans move in to self-built homes

Veterans who built their own homes in Plymouth have been celebrated with a housewarming party in their honour. The Nelson Project saw ex-service personnel help with the construction of a 24-home site that includes 12 self-build homes for military veterans and 12 mixed use affordable homes, including supported housing. Local MPs Johnny Mercer and Luke […]