16 Hundred Homes To Be Built in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council has issued planning permission for the single largest redevelopment site in the far South West only two miles from the City Centre.

It is a £280m project that includes the phased remodelling and redevelopment of the former Plymstock Quarry Cement Works and quarries and adjacent land to provide a new Plymstock neighbourhood to be known as Morley Park.

Exeter-based Persimmon Homes South West has received the outline planning permission from the City Council for the new scheme based on the former Plymstock Cement Works and Quarry site, off Billacombe Road, Plymouth.

The 180 acre development will be remodelled in phases from west to east to eventually include 1,684 new homes in 15 years time, with the provision including at least 208 affordable housing to enable local people to remain close to their roots, along with 357 Lifetime Homes.

There will be provision of extensive areas for informal recreation with 70 acres of open space with woodland paths, three Local Equipped Play Areas (LEAPS) and a 1,000m² formal children's play space.

Section 106 contributions will include:
- A training programme for local people
- £1.5m towards sports provisions, including £420,000 towards a swimming pool in Plymstock £6.4m towards high quality public transport along the Eastern Corridor
- £310,000 towards strategic cycleway improvements
- £693,000 towards a new A379 footbridge
- £1.9m towards Secondary School provision
- A contribution of £35,000 towards the delivery of the Saltram Countryside Park
- £15,000 towards Plymstock library facilities
- £33,000 towards off-site allotments

Work is estimated to start in 12 months time with the first of the houses at this 15-year development to be completed in around three years.

Details on all of Persimmon's active developments can be found at www.persimmonhomes.com