Stay Travel Savvy this Sunshine Saturday

Authored by Sarah Parker

With many travel operators like First Choice and easyJet holidays offering low-cost deals to fill the gap left after Thomas Cook’s collapse in 2019, this year’s Sunshine Saturday could be the biggest and busiest ever.

Consumer awareness champion is urging consumers to make sure their travel insurance is not just an afterthought when booking their...

Ideas to create 21st century Waterfront city for Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Ideas that could bring parts of Plymouth’s foreshore to life along with identifying sites for hotels, housing, improved green spaces, heritage trails and public art are being put forward in a new masterplan for Plymouth’s historic Waterfront.

Wildflower and coastal grass could be planted on the fringe of the Hoe to remove its municipal feel and acknowledge its link with the sea, while...

Plans submitted for first phase of Oceansgate

Authored by Mary

The first set of buildings to be designed for the city’s Oceansgate have been submitted to planners this week.

A front building of offices and two rows of industrial units are planned for the entrance to the site, which is destined to become a world class hub for marine industries.

The two and three-storey buildings have been designed to offer flexible office and workshop space...

Plymouth’s Plan for Homes wins top planning award

Authored by Mary

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 in Planning to Deliver Housing’.

Phil Bisatt,...

Plans submitted for executive homes in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Leading housebuilder Charles Church Cornwall has submitted two planning applications for more than 60 new homes in Plymouth.

Charles Church, which recently opened a new regional office in Launceston, wants to build 27 houses in the Seaton neighbourhood and a further 36 houses at Plymstock Quarry.

Outline planning permission has already been granted at both sites.


Boulevard dream comes closer

Authored by Mary

Buying land in Bath Street is a crucial step in Plymouth City Council’s long-held ambition of better linking the city centre to Millbay and the sea.

The Council is in discussions with the Homes & Communities Agency to fund the acquisition of five properties in Bath Street to help progress the development along the boulevard which will deliver over 170 new homes as well as new shops...

New surgery and homes to be built on West Hoe

Authored by Mary

A brand new surgery and homes are to be built on West Hoe in Plymouth.

West Hoe Surgery will be getting a brand new expanded building to cater for more patients, and there will also be 14 new homes. The greenlight has now been given to go ahead with the new doctors surgery, eight town houses and six apartments.

West Hoe Developments are due to purchase the existing surgery from...

Council to consider plan for thousands of homes and jobs

Authored by Mary

An £80million plan for 5,000 new homes and over 2,000 construction jobs is to be considered by Plymouth City Council.

The second phase of Plan for Homes, covering 2016-2021, will be discussed at the Council’s next Cabinet meeting on Tuesday 16 February.

The Plan includes 20 new initiatives which, if approved, will:

  • Help Plymouth address the housing shortage
  • ...

Countdown to work starting on new bus station

Authored by News Desk

The countdown to work starting on Plymouth’s new bus station is well and truly underway with final designs tweaks being submitted.

The project team is submitting a planning condition amendment as a result of improvements to the design and look of the site.

The amendments include a new pedestrian ramp to make it easier for people with disabilities and parents with prams to get...

Plan for empty homes launched in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Plymouth launches its new plan to bring empty homes across the city back into use.

The Plan for Empty Homes is being launched by Plymouth City Council, with an aim of bringing 200 empty homes in the city back into use by March 2019. It supports the Council’s main Plan for Homes which aims to deliver 1,000 new homes every year over the next five years through a range of different...


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