375 new homes in Plymouth

Over the next eight years, the site of Plymouth Airport's disused second runway will be turned into a building site and eventually a 375 new home community will emerge.

The development marks the largest project undertaken by Cavanna Homes outside of their home town of Torquay.

The freehold for the first phase was bought from Sutton Harbour holdings for £3 million - it's thought the land for the whole project cost £12.8 million.

Head of Planning Ian Pugsley spoke to Heart about the development: LISTEN HERE

Work has started at Cobham Field, named after legendary air pioneer, Sir Alan Cobham, whose mail flight between Croyden and Chelson Meadow in 1923 inspired Plymouth City Council to find a site for an airport.

The second phase of the development will be named 504K, after Cobham's aircraft.

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