Toilet block set to be removed

The unsightly toilet block on Mutley Plain is set to be removed.

Following consultation by local councillors with residents and business owners on the Plain, the toilets will be demolished and replaced with street furniture in time for the Mayflower commemorations in 2020.

It is hoped that the removal of the toilet block will encourage new businesses to occupy some of the vacant premises directly adjacent and improve accessibility for pedestrians along the pavement.

Councillor Mark Lowry, Cabinet member for Finance said: “We pledged to revive our shopping districts, with Mutley Plain being a focal point of this promise.

“The removal of these toilets comes alongside many other improvements to the area, including the introduction of one hour free parking in Mutley Barracks car park and art from local students livening up vacant shop fronts.”

“These toilets are more than outdated; they attract anti-social behaviour and they’re an eyesore for business owners and customers alike.”

The cost of the removal of these toilets is £32,000, paid for from the capital budget.

This project follows the recommendations of a cross-party working group, formed to tackle the issues raised by traders on Mutley Plain.