Tag Archives : Planning


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 […]


Getting Elizabethan House ready for Mayflower commemorations

Preparations to make one of the oldest properties in Plymouth ready to play its part in the Mayflower commemorations look set to get underway in the Autumn. Plymouth City Council has submitted a listed building application for a detailed structural condition investigation to be carried out on the Elizabethan House. The application asks to carefully […]


Bid for Heritage Action Zone submitted

Some of Plymouth’s unique buildings could be protected and preserved as part of an initiative designed to protect the city’s heritage as well as build new homes. The Council has applied to Historic England for grant funding and protection under a new ‘Heritage Action Zone’, which could unlock thousands of pounds to protect and restore […]


Better places and spaces coming to Plymouth City Centre

A multi-million pound project that will transform the open spaces and pedestrian areas around the city centre has moved a step closer to becoming a reality. Plymouth City Council has committed £27 million over the next five years to transform this key location to make sure that the city centre looks its best in time […]


Big day for area as Joint Local Plan is formally submitted

It’s taken five years to shape, publish and consult on, but the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has now been submitted! It’s a historic day for planners across the three councils; Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council as the entire plan and the thousands of comments […]


Order to tidy up building made

We’ve served a notice to the owner of the Cooperage instructing them to tidy up the exterior of the property. Council officers have issued a Section 215 Untidy Land Notice, which requires the owner of the property in Vauxhall Street to tidy the building up after unsuccessful efforts to get improvements made on a voluntary […]


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 […]


Register office site explained

Some proposals outlined in our Joint Local Plan are making headlines, including the Register Office site. The land at Lockyer Street is allocated as a mixed use development, including a hotel, in the Joint Local Plan, which is a long term look at what sort of development we would like to see and where in […]


Peirson House statement

A legal challenge against a Plymouth planning decision has been refused permission to proceed by the Planning High Court after a judge ruled that the proposed grounds for the judicial review were ‘wholly unarguable’ and came close to being ‘certified as totally without merit.’ The Hoe Conservation and Residents Association brought the judicial review claim […]


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 […]


Ambitious plan for future of Plymouth and South West Devon published

An ambitious plan for what Plymouth and South West Devon could be like in 2034 covering important issues like health, transport, homes, jobs and the economy, green spaces and infrastructure is to be considered by three councils next week. The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is going to the Full Council in […]


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 […]


Student accommodation in Plymouth to be restricted

Plymouth City Council is going to take a more stringent approach to planning applications for student accommodation in the future. At the Full Council meeting on Monday 21 November Leader Councillor Ian Bowyer announced that as the number of student flats either currently being built or that have already been granted planning permission – combined […]


Landlords told take signs down or face fine

Landlords have been given a month to remove large advertisements from their properties or face a hefty fine. Owners of the banners – which were mainly student landlord and accommodation firms – have been contacted by the Council reminding them that the ads are governed by outdoor advertisement legislation, even if only put up for […]


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 […]


Get involved in shaping Plymouth’s future

Calls to protect football pitches at Collings Park and objections about development plans on Paradise Road in Stoke are some of the responses received as part of a massive consultation. Comments are now coming in as part of the Joint Local Plan consultation carried out by Plymouth City Council and South Hams District and West […]


Council takes enforcement action to get Billacombe Road crossing installed

We have issued a breach of condition planning enforcement notice requiring developer Persimmon to install a toucan crossing on Billacombe Road by the start of the new school term. Providing a crossing at the entrance to Broxton Drive was one of the planning conditions for the new Saltram Meadow housing estate but work is yet to […]


People asked big questions about land and development

What land should be built on and what should be protected as green space – those are the big questions to be asked in a massive consultation across Plymouth and South West Devon. A total of 30,300 homes need to be built in the next 16 years and Plymouth City Council, South Hams District and […]


1,200 new homes built in Plymouth last year

There were over 1,200 homes completed in Plymouth last year, the second highest number since 1988/1989.  In the year ending March 2016, a total of 1,244 homes were completed in the city smashing the City Council’s own Plan for Homes target of 1,000 homes a year. Commenting on the figures, Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader […]


Joined up approach by councils to plan for development

Three councils have teamed up to work on a Joint Local Plan to ensure future developments meet the needs of all residents. Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are working together to prepare the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan. It brings together work that has previously […]


Plymouth’s Plan for Homes wins top planning award

Plymouth City Council’s ‘Plan for Homes’ has won a top regional planning award and has been shortlisted for a national award. Plan for Homes won the overall award in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence. It has also been shortlisted for an RTPI national award in the category ‘Excellence […]


Over £2.3 million of developer contributions to key projects

Over £2,300,000 of developer contributions are to be allocated to a number of projects designed to help the city grow and flourish. A number of delegated decisions have been signed off this week following a meeting of the Council’s Capital Investment Board – which meets every month to allocate capital funding or authorise more detailed […]


Ad trailer owners warned not to park up by roadside

The owners of advert trailers – and the companies who advertise on them – are being warned they could be prosecuted if they do not remove unattended trailers from the city’s roadsides. Plymouth City Council has written to both trailer owners and companies who have placed adverts on them to remind both they need to […]


Crowd pleasing year for Crowdfunding Plymouth

Because of the success of Crowdfund Plymouth during its pilot year, the Council has announced a further £170,000 match funding will be made available from April. Drop-in centres for those with hearing difficulties, fabulous film nights in great settings and a project designed to make fishing more sustainable, these are some of projects who have […]


Land reserved for country park

Another significant milestone on the road to create a huge country park in Plymouth has been made, thanks to an important land deal. Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is to transfer ownership of the entire Bircham Valley Nature Reserve to the Council so that it can be part of the new Derriford Community Park. An executive […]


Active Neighbourhoods officially launched

People living in Plymouth will be embracing healthier lifestyles and enjoying nature on their doorstep thanks to a new, three year project that will make five local green spaces better for people and wildlife. The Active Neighbourhoods project was officially launched at the Woods, Waves and Wild Places conference, organised by Plymouth City Council. Present […]


Gus Honeybun to Appear at Consultation

To celebrate National Archive Week, Gus Honeybun will be appearing at the Plymouth History Centre pop-up consultation shop at Taylor Maxwell House – soon to be the new home of the City Library. The pop up shop will be open to the public from Saturday 21 November to Friday 27 November. It is an opportunity […]


Apprentice to bring countryside into city

This country girl is heading to the city to make it a bit more rural! Willow Large-Lee is the new apprentice countryside manager who will be playing a crucial part in creating a community park for Plymouth at Derriford. The 18-year-old who studied Countryside Management at Bicton College, which is part of the Cornwall College […]


New toilets for waterfront and local shopping centres planned

  A building programme of new toilets is being rolled out across the city. Two new sets of loos with sea views at Richmond Walk and Devil’s Point are among a round of planning applications that have just been submitted to planners. Existing facilities near the local shopping centres at Southway, Whitleigh and Crownhill will […]