North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals)

Our vision for North Plymstock is to create a new, high quality and distinctive urban district for Plymouth that will include new, sustainable neighbourhoods.

This Area Action Plan sets out land use policies and proposals to create sustainable, new, mixed use but mainly residential neighbourhoods at Plymstock Quarry, and related to Sherford. It also sets out policies and proposals for neighbouring sites including Chelson Meadow, Saltram, Moorcroft Quarry and Hazeldene Quarry.

Vision diagram (including Sherford)

North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including Minerals) cross border vision diagram (including Sherford)

Minerals Development Plan

Plymouth's Minerals Strategy forms part of the North Plymstock Area Action Plan. It sets out land use policies and proposals for the safeguarding, extraction and processing of minerals. Substantive proposals include:

  • The safeguarding of limestone quarrying for the foreseeable future at Hazeldene Quarry
  • The protection of minerals reserves to the north of Hazeldene Quarry to allow for the development of Sherford New Community to the east

The North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) was adopted by Full Council on 6 August 2007.

 

The North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) was adopted by Full Council on 6 August 2007.

 Chapters 1 to 3 [PDF, 1.3MB]

 Chapter 3 (character framework map) [PDF, 896.4KB]

 Chapter 3 (land use and greenscape framework map) [PDF, 975.1KB]

 Chapter 3 (movement framework map) [PDF, 1.1MB]

 Chapter 4 [PDF, 1.3MB]

 Chapter 5 [PDF, 1.2MB]

 Chapters 6 and 7 [PDF, 1.5MB]

 Chapters 8 to 11 [PDF, 970.6KB]

 Chapters 12 and 13 [PDF, 973KB]

 Proposal map [PDF, 1.6MB]

 Environmental statement [PDF, 38KB]

 Adoption statement [PDF, 18KB]

 Inspector's report [PDF, 157KB]

 Covering letter from the Planning Inspectorate [PDF, 395KB]

 Letter from the Planning Inspectorate [PDF, 399KB]

 

Additional documents submitted for the North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) public examination.

Impact of the transport proposals on properties in Vinery Lane

Attended by: Planning Inspector, Plymouth City Council, Stephen O'Higgens, John Goodship, The National Trust, Plympton St Maurice Civic Association, Red Tree

 NPS 1995A [PDF, 86KB]
Statement by Stephen O'Higgens

 NPS 0775A [PDF, 1MB]
Letter from John Goodship

 NPS 1944A [PDF, 816KB]
Plymouth and South West Co-operative Society

 NPS 1978A [PDF, 42KB]
Red Tree

 PCC Test 7A [PDF, 289KB]
Plymouth City Council supporting statement

Whether the Area Action Plan has taken sufficient account of the impact of the development of Plymstock Quarry on the setting of Saltram Park

Attended by: Planning Inspector, Plymouth City Council, The National Trust, Red Tree

 NPS 0373A [PDF, 54KB]
The National Trust

 NPS 0373B, part 1 [PDF, 1.6KB]
The Parks Agency for The National Trust

 NPS 0373B, part 2 [PDF, 1.8MB]
The Parks Agency for The National Trust

 NPS 0373B, part 3 [PDF, 1.4MB]
The Parks Agency for The National Trust

 NPS 1978E [PDF, 30KB]
Red Tree

 PCC Test 7E [PDF, 37KB]
Plymouth City Council supporting statement

Whether the Area Action Plan should contain more detail on the options for the location, timing and delivery of housing

Attended by: Planning Inspector, Plymouth City Council, The National Trust, Taylor Woodrow Developments (SW) Ltd, Red Tree, Persimmon Homes, Mr D Godefoy OBE, Langage Construction Ltd

 NPS 0373C [PDF, 61KB]
The National Trust

 NPS 0373D [PDF, 1.2MB]
The Parks Agency for The National Trust

 NPS 1947A [PDF, 17KB]
 Taylor Woodrow Developments (SW) Ltd

 NPS 2001A [PDF, 142KB]
Langage Construction Ltd

 NPS 2001B [PDF, 96KB]
Langage Construction Ltd

 NPS 1978F [PDF, 96KB]
Red Tree

 PCC Test 7F [PDF, 43KB]
Plymouth City Council supporting statement

Would the waste development proposal at Moorcroft Quarry have a harmful effect on the local environment to the detriment of either the health or amenity of residents of the are, if so are there any measures which might mitigate such impacts and is the requirement to identify 8ha of land for waste development justified?

Attended by: Planning Inspector, Plymouth City Council, Red Tree, Dr E L Brown, Elburton and District Residents Association

 NPS 1978H [PDF, 18KB]
Red Tree

 PCC Test 7H [PDF, 309KB]
Plymouth City Council supporting statement

The impact of the long term HQPT route on the potentially affected properties on Elburton Road

Attended by: Planning Inspector, Plymouth City Council, Dr E L Brown, Elburton and District Residents Association

 CC Test 7J [PDF, 33KB]
Plymouth City Council supporting statement

North Plymstock Area Action Plan additional documents

 PCC general paper [44KB]
Statement on the extent to which the Area Action Plan complies draft PPS planning and climate change

 PCC general paper [PDF, 36KB]
Monitoring Chapter Revision

 NPS 1944 [PDF, 33KB]
Statement on response to Bond Pearce letter of 2 February 2007

 NPS 1944B [PDF, 33KB]
Correspondence relating to Bond Pearce

 PAS toolkit [PDF, 643KB]
LDF soundness self-assessment toolkit

 PCC general paper [PDF, 643KB]
Report on findings of AAP Habitat Regulations Assessment

 PPS 3 compliance paper [PDF, 176KB]
Statement on the extent to which the submitted North Plymstock Area Action Plan complies with PPS3

 PCC flood risk paper [PDF, 33KB]
Response to representations regarding flood risk

 Sustainability Appraisal on behalf of Persimmon Homes [PDF, 113KB]
Matter 7F Land at Wixenford Quarry

 Letter from Persimmon Homes [PDF, 33KB]
Land at Wixenford Quarry (Persimmon Homes No.1946/0668)

The North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) has been submitted to the Secretary of State.

This page gives all the information relating to submission of the North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) and the public examination.

The public examination

The examination was held on 28 March 2007 and was based on the matters identified by the Inspector as set out below, each link will take you to the additional documents and related material for the matters discussed.

Matters discussed at the public examination:

  • The impact of the transport proposals on properties in Vinery Lane
  • Whether the Area Action Plan has taken sufficient account of the impact of the development of Plymstock Quarry on the setting of Saltram Park
  • Whether the Area Action Plan should contain more detail on the options for the location, timing and delivery of housing
  • Would the waste development proposal at Moorcroft Quarry have a harmful effect on the local environment to the detriment of either the health or amenity of residents of the area, if so are there any measures which might mitigate such impacts and is the requirement to identify 8ha of land for waste development justified?
  • The impact of the long term HQPT route on the potentially affected properties on Elburton Road
  • North Plymstock Area Action Plan additional documents

 Chapter 1 [PDF, 398KB]
Introduction to the submission document setting out the future plans for North Plymstock

 Chapter 2 [PDF, 965KB]
Background to the area and why the plan is required

 Chapter 3 [PDF, 339KB]
Vision for the area

 Chapter 4 [PDF, 3.58MB]
Framework maps

 Chapter 5 [PDF, 7.02MB]
Objectives, policies and plans for the area

 Chapter 6 [PDF, 46.5KB]
Summary of how the policies will be delivered and the timescales

 Chapter 7 [PDF, 23KB]
Explanation of how the plan will be monitored

 Appendix [PDF, 58.5KB]
Glossary of terms

 Equality Impact Assessment [PDF, 61KB]

The North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) preferred options was produced as part of the second stage of preparing Plymouth's Local Development Framework (LDF). It built on the earlier issues and options consultation stage (Spring 2005).

The preferred options report set out for consultation our proposed policy directions, and highlighted alternatives where appropriate.

There's also a Sustainability Appraisal which accompanies this document.

 Preferred options report [PDF, 765KB]

 Preferred option response summary [PDF, 453KB]

This document was produced as a part of the first stage in preparing Plymouth's new Local Development Framework (LDF).

This document was accompanied by a preliminary Sustainability Appraisal.

 Core Strategy Area Action Plan: North Plymstock [PDF, 2MB]

 Report summarising consultation responses [PDF, 27KB]

Cross border issues

 Cross border issues [PDF, 1.3MB]

 Report summarising consultation responses to cross border issues [PDF, 17KB]

The new community planned at Sherford is a key proposal of the North Plymstock Area Action Plan (including minerals) (adopted 2007). When completed, the development will have provided 5,500 new homes and 83,000 square metres of employment space.

Located on the eastern outskirts of Plymouth, the site lies partly within Plymouth City Council administrative area (where 320 new dwellings are proposed), the major part of Sherford being within the South Hams.

Sherford will take the form of a sustainable mixed use settlement. The facilities being delivered to meet the needs of the new community include schools, health centres, a 200 hectare community park, playing fields, a sports centre and a park and ride.

The current status of the Sherford new community proposal

Plymouth City Council and South Hams District Council formally granted outline planning permission for the development proposals on 12 November 2013. The permissions are also subject to a comprehensive set of legal obligations, known as a Section 106 Agreement, which sets out the requirements expected of the developers as the site is developed. The permissions were granted following several years of community and stakeholder consultation and technical analysis of the developer's application.

View details of the development proposals, the outline permission and S106 documents

The developers will need to fulfil a series of conditions before construction work starts. This will include Reserved Matters applications that set out the detailed design elements of the development. The implementation of the development is being managed by a shared service team working across Plymouth, South Hams and Devon Councils.

In May 2013 the Government announced a £32 million package to kick start the development. Construction is expected to begin by the spring of 2015. The construction process is likely to take approximately 20 years to complete.