50 new homes coming to Plymouth after planning permission secured

20 July 2023

Cornwall and West Devon region has secured planning permission to construct 50 brand new quality homes in Plymouth.

Cornwall and West Devon region will build on land adjacent to its existing Palmerston Heights site in the north of the city.

As part of the plans – which includes over £500,000 worth of Section 106 obligations – the homes will be equipped with air source heat pumps to limit carbon emissions and cycle storage to encourage active travel. The vast majority of the homes will also have electric vehicle charging points.

The delegated decision came from Plymouth City Council last Friday (14th July) and the scheme includes a mix of properties, from one to four-bed homes, which will help to meet local housing needs and open the door to home-ownership to more local families.

As part of the scheme, Persimmon will also transfer 15 homes to a local social housing provider to help reduce the numbers on the local housing list (standing at over 10,000 in August last year).

In addition, the two blocks of apartments (one block of six on the open market, one block of six social/affordable apartments) will each have its own amenity space.

The Section 106 obligations include:

  • £207,698 for road schemes on Plymouth’s northern corridor;
  • Over £100,000 for delivery and improvements of foot and cycle path connections into and through Derriford Community Park;
  • £85,991 for delivery and monitoring of improvements at North of Frogmore Green Play Park and North of Bearsdown Close to ensure the scheme meets 10% biodiversity net gain;
  • £35,760 for the provision and/or maintenance of playing pitch facilities at Tor Bridge High, Marjon or Central Park;
  • £16,012 for provision and/or maintenance of tennis court facilities at Devonport Hartley or Tothill; and
  • £24,621 for co-location of Church View and Dean Cross surgeries.

Commenting, Adam Church – Managing Director of Cornwall & West Devon region – said:

“It’s fantastic that we have secured permission to build on this site, ensuring we can add to the vision we already have in the area nearby.

“These high-quality homes will cater for a range of households from first-time buyers to families looking for a bigger property, while also being future-proof and environmentally friendly, evident in the delivery of air source heat pump technology and electric vehicle charging points.

“We are proud this scheme will deliver significant community benefit with over £500,000 invested locally in transport infrastructure, active travel, sports facilities and GP surgeries. We will also transfer 15 new homes to a local social housing provider to help reduce numbers on Plymouth’s local housing list.

“Persimmon will continue to put place and quality at the heart of its work in Plymouth, and we look forward to meeting the customers who will be making these houses their homes.”

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