Tag Archives : Planning


Travel survey disruption over

Travel surveys planned for this week will be carried out by post – meaning no more disruption for Plymouth motorists. The Council has to gather up-to-date information about people’s travel movements to get Government funding for the major transport improvements the city needs and ensure schemes meet future demand. Because of the amount of good […]


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 […]


Help finalise transport improvement plans for Derriford

Detailed plans for improving traffic flow in the Derriford area will be on public display next week. The Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see improvements on the A386 Tavistock Road, aims to reduce congestion and create more road capacity for the extra traffic that will be generated by proposed developments in the area. It will […]


Masterplanning for Plymouth’s city centre

Leading urban design specialists are to carry out detailed feasibility studies on Plymouth city centre as part of a masterplanning exercise. Plymouth City Council has commissioned LDA Design, an independent design, environment and sustainability consultancy, to generate and test ideas for development in the city centre and to turn these ideas into deliverable proposals that […]


Plymouth Plan wins national award

Plymouth’s innovative approach to planning for the future has won a national award for planning excellence. The Plymouth Plan was last night recognised as the best approach to plan making practice in the country by the Royal Town Planning Institute – the professional body that represents 23,000 planning professionals worldwide and promotes spatial planning, shapes […]


£60,000 for local projects as Crowdfunder launches Crowdfund Plymouth with Plymouth City Council

Plymouth community projects and social enterprises will be able to tap into funds as part of a pioneering crowdfunding scheme launched today. Plymouth City Council has set aside £60,000 for projects on Crowdfund Plymouth – as part of Crowdfunder Local, a nationwide initiative, launched by Crowdfunder – the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform. Crowdfunding is an […]


Operation Restore orders historic building owners to sort it!

The owners of run down historic buildings in Plymouth are being targeted as part of an initiative to make them carry out immediate urgent repairs. Operation Restore is being launched this week with the aim tackling the worst maintained historic buildings in Plymouth. The five historic buildings being targeted are; • Palace Theatre and former […]


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 […]


Council approves funding for new coach station in Plymouth

Plans to build a brand new coach station in the heart of Plymouth city centre have taken a major step forward with the approval of Council funding. The £4.17 million project will provide a new facility for long distance coaches and a surface-level car park with around 100 spaces on the site of the former […]


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 […]


Barne Barton gets planning

People in Barne Barton are becoming town planners and will shape development in their area for the next two decades. Instead of the Council’s Planning Service putting together a plan and asking local people what think about it, residents have joined forces to create their own plan that will shape development in the future – […]


Sit on the sofa and talk about Plymouth

It’s back! The Plymouth Plan sofa is hitting the road this summer to hear what people think about what the city’s future should be like. Plymouth Plan Connections is time for people to discuss the big topics and issues facing the city and what the solutions might be. Everything is part of the conversation: development, […]