Where do you think homes should be built in Plymouth? Which green spaces do you want to see protected? What leisure facilities are required? What public transport improvements could be made?
These are the questions asked of Plymouth residents as the Plymouth Plan has been out for consultation. Many of you have already contributed your thoughts and ideas as it seeks to present a vision for Plymouth over the next 20 years.
The Plymouth Plan also addresses housing needs across the city. As a city, we need 22700 more homes. Rather than building homes wherever there is space, the Plymouth Plan consultation has been asking the community where development should take place. The aim is to ensure homes are linked into communities, good transport links and public transport, local amenities like doctors, schools and shopping districts, as well as parks and leisure opportunities.
Since the initial consultations on the Plymouth Plan took place, Plymouth City Council has joined forces with South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council to look at both the city of Plymouth and the area surrounding the city – to produce a South West Devon Joint Local Plan. This partnership will see a Local Plan specifically addressing where homes should be built and which green spaces should be safeguarded across the region. This new Joint Local Plan forms part of the existing Plymouth Plan.
This is where you come in.
Consultation on the Joint Local Plan is taking place between 1st July and 12th August. Contributions made already to the Plymouth Plan consultation will form part of the result. However, there is a further opportunity for you to get involved.
What are your views on where housing development should take place, and which green spaces across Plymouth and South West Devon should be protected?
It is vital that local communities across Plymouth get involved with the Local Plan. This way, the decisions made about the future of the city will reflect the views of the people who actually live here.
There are several simple ways for you to contribute:
- Further information is available from the Plymouth City Council website: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/ppgetinvolved.htm
- You can access the plan here: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/complete_booklet.pdf.
Information on how to contribute your ideas is included.
- There is a £50 payment available if you organise a group of local residents or your neighbours to look at the proposals together. Why not gather a group together to discuss and come up with ideas for your neighbourhood?
- Council staff will be available at Plymouth Central Library over the next six weeks to answer any questions you may have:
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- Finally, feel free to share your ideas with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.