Tag Archives : Steve Ricketts


Rowans site nears completion

A new affordable housing development on the site of the former Downham Special School is nearing completion. Named the Rowans and located off Horn Lane in Plymstock, the development features 28 new homes of which 14 are affordable. Following Downham’s move to Estover in 2012, the school was subsequently demolished and the 0.54 ha site […]

(l-r): Rebecca Millman, Aster Group Project Manager; Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet member for Housing and Transport, and Kevin Baulf, Aster Group Sales Manager at the nearly completed site in Plymstock

Free parking on the Plain

Plymouth City Council is set to bring free car parking to Mutley Plain. Shoppers using the Mutley Barracks car park, situated at the northern end of Mutley Plain, will be able to park for free for one hour from the end of April. Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet member for Transport and Housing Delivery, said: “This […]


Winter weather – the cold hard facts

Over 450 tonnes of salt have been spread on Plymouth’s roads since Wednesday morning. Plymouth City Council’s fleet of gritters covered 3600 kilometres, treating the carriage way ten times, in an operation than ran non-stop until nearly midnight on Friday. Because of the hard work put in by Council staff and by road maintenance contractor […]


Key roads set for investment over next three years

Three years’ worth of funding for a raft of road improvement works across Plymouth is set to be approved. Between now and 2020, over £8 million will be invested in ensuring that integral parts of the city’s road network are maintained. As previously announced in April, work will also focus on pothole and road surface […]