Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan

Our vision for Sutton Harbour is to consolidate and develop the Sutton Harbour area as an attractive and sustainable mixed use city quarter, creating a unique, high quality environment that will attract investment and new residents.

Vision diagram

This Area Action Plan sets out land use policies and proposals to balance the need for economic investment and tourism with protecting the historic environment and meeting the needs of the local community.

The Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan was adopted by Full Council on 28 July 2008.

 

The Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan (AAP) was adopted by Full Council on 28 July 2008.

 Chapters 1 to 3 [PDF, 2.1MB]

 Chapters 4 to 5 [PDF, 1.9MB]

 Chapters 6 to 10 [PDF, 2.1MB]

 Proposals map [PDF, 762.3KB]

 Environmental statement [PDF, 52KB]

 Adoption statement [PDF, 19KB]

 Inspector's report [PDF, 108.1KB]

 Letter from Planning Inspectorate [PDF, 39.9KB]

As part of Plymouth's Local Development Framework (LDF) we submitted the Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan to the Secretary of State on 18 October 2007.

There was then a six week period for people to make comments about the plan to the independent Planning Inspector. Four alternative site allocation proposals were suggested during this consultation period. Under Regulation 29 there was then a second round of consultation (from 16 January 2008 until 27 February 2008) to enable people to put comments on these alternative site allocation proposals to the Planning Inspector for consideration.

The public examination

An independent Planning Inspector was appointed by the Secretary of State to examine the soundness of the Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan.

The programme of issues that were discussed during the public examination can be downloaded from the examination process below. Those appearing at the examination were given the opportunity to submit further statements and these can be downloaded from the Council Statements and Participant Statements below.

The examination has now formally closed and the Inspector's report has been received and can be viewed on the adoption page. It states that the Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan has been found to be sound.

The Inspector's report and Area Action Plan was considered by the Cabinet on 15 July 2008 and was adopted by the City Council on 28 July 2008.

Examination process

 Briefing note from the inspector [PDF, 125KB]

 Note of pre-examination meeting [PDF, 59KB]

 Programme of issues for examination [PDF, 18KB]

Council statements

 Council statement in response to the Planning Inspector's question: Has the consultation process been adequate and in accordance with the Statement of Community Involvement? [PDF, 110KB]

 Council statement in response to the Planning Inspector's question: Does SH1 adequately protect recreational water facilities? [PDF, 14KB]

 Council statement in response to the Planning Inspector's question: Is SH3 correctly defined, and what are the implications of development for the Historic Environment and townscape enhancement? [PDF, 514KB]

 Council statement in response to the Planning Inspector's question: Does SH6 adequately address the challenges of achieving the Heritage Trail? [PDF, 364KB]

 Council statement in response to the Planning Inspector's question: Is SH11 correctly expressed? [PDF, 29KB]

 Council statement in response to the Planning Inspector's question: Are housing completion assumptions realistic? [PDF, 22KB]

 Table of the Council's responses to the submission stage representations [PDF, 153KB]

 Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan soundness self-assessment toolkit [PDF, 161KB]

 Alternative Site 3: Proposal for new public open space north of Teat's Hill Road [PDF, 46KB]

 Alternative Site 4: Former Art School and Depot Site, Teat's Hill Road [PDF, 193KB]

 Further areas of common ground: The Council's response to Recommended Changes' in Savills' proposed statement of common ground [PDF, 38KB]

Participant statements

 Statement: Mr Beecher regarding proposal SH03 [PDF, 1.2MB]

Sutton Harbour alternative sites

 Sutton Harbour alternative site consultation document [PDF, 292.2KB]

 Help get it right: representation form guidance for commenting on alternative site allocations document [PDF, 35.7KB]

 New alternative sites representation response form [PDF, 30.4KB]

Area Action Plan

 Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan [PDF, 1.77MB]

 Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan representations [PDF, 353.4KB]

Supporting Strategic Environmental Assessment/Sustainability Assessment

 Sustainability Appraisal [PDF, 563KB]

 Sustainability Appraisal non-technical summary [PDF, 539KB]

 Equality Impact Assessment [PDF, 66KB]

Procedural documents

Regulation 28 statement

 Statement on how we have dealt with consultations [PDF, 43.3KB]

 Appendix A: Detailed list of consultees [PDF, 17.4KB]

 Appendix B1: Issues and options [PDF, 990KB]

 Appendix B2: Preliminary appraisal of the potential effects of the issues and options [PDF, 67.8KB]

 Appendix B3: Issues and options response form [PDF, 199.2KB]

 Appendix B4: Details of the preferred options stage of the Local Development Framework [PDF, 18.1KB]

 Appendix B5: Statement of availability of documents at the issues and options stage of the Local Development Framework [PDF, 29.6KB]

 Appendix C1: Issues and options stage consultation letter [PDF, 325.4KB]

 Appendix C2: Issues and options stage newspaper advertisement [PDF, 1.1MB]

 Appendix D: Summary of responses to issues and options [PDF, 36.3KB]

 Appendix E1: Preferred options [PDF, 846.1KB]

 Appendix E2b: Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment of the preferred options [PDF, 169.3KB]

 Appendix E4: Notice of proposal matters preferred options PDF, 14.3KB]

 Appendix E5: Statement of availability preferred options [PDF, 27.5KB]

 Appendix F1: Preferred options stage newspaper advertisement [PDF, 447.6KB]

 Appendix F2: Preferred options stage consultation letter [PDF, 66.9KB]

 Appendix F3: Local Development Framework events leaflet, November 2006 [PDF, 785.4KB]

 Appendix G: Preferred options stage summary of consultation events [PDF, 453KB]

 Appendix H1: Preferred options stage representations and outcomes [PDF, 182.9KB]

 Appendix H2: Preferred options stage representations [PDF, 263.3KB]

 Appendix I1: Next step workshops [PDF, 41.1KB]

 Appendix I2: Next step workshop, 15 May 2007, comments and views [PDF, 41.1KB]

 Appendix I3: Next step workshop, 15 May 2007, agenda [PDF, 31.5KB]

 Appendix I4: Next step workshop, 12 June 2007, agenda [PDF, 26KB]

 Appendix I5: Next step workshop, 17 July 2007, comments and views [PDF, 31KB]

 Appendix I6: Next step workshop, 17 July 2007, agenda [PDF, 575KB]

 Appendix I7: Next step workshop, 21 August 2007, comments and views [PDF, 26.3KB]

 Appendix I8: Next step workshop, 21 August 2007, agenda [PDF, 25KB]

Evidence base

In preparing Plymouth's Local Development Framework there are a number of studies that have been undertaken that provide the Local Development Framework evidence base.

 A Vision for Plymouth

 Sutton Community Planning Study

 Plymouth Eastern Corridor Transport Study

 Sustainable Neighbourhood Assessment: East End

 Sutton Harbour East Interim Planning Statement

 Plymouth Eastern Gateway Vision

 Detailed Assessment of Air Quality in Plymouth

 Plymouth Draft Tall Buildings Strategy

 Plymouth Employment Land Review

 Plymouth Shopping Study

 Local Transport Plan

 Plymouth Cycle Strategy

 Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment: Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan

 Plymouth Level 2 Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

 Barbican Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan

 Plymouth Waterfront Characterisation Study

The following documents also form part of the evidence base but are too large to put onto our website or are only available as paper copies. If you require a CD version or paper copy of any of these documents please contact us using the contact information above.

  • Plymouth Barbican and Sutton Harbour Action Plan (Civic Trust Regeneration Unit)
  • Moon Street and Environs Planning and Urban Design Brief (Plymouth City Council)
  • Plymouth East End Regeneration Strategy and Masterplan (Urban Practitioners)
  • Victorian and Edwardian Schools Study
  • Assessment of land use major hazard sites in the Cattedown Area of Plymouth (Atkins)

Representation forms

 Submission stage representation form A [PDF, 48KB]

 Submission stage representation form B [PDF, 24KB]

The Sutton Harbour Area Action Plan preferred options has been produced as part of the second stage of preparing Plymouth's Local Development Framework (LDF). It builds on the earlier issues and options consultation stage (Spring 2005).

The preferred options report sets out for consultation the proposed policy directions, and highlights alternatives where appropriate. The report will be a material consideration in the development control process.

Where there is a conflict between the preferred policy direction set out in this report and the provisions of Plymouth's First Deposit Local Plan, this report will take precedence.

There is also a sustainability appraisal which accompanies this document.

 Preferred options report [PDF, 847KB]

 Preferred options update (March 2007) [PDF, 12KB]

 Preferred options response summary [PDF, 310KB]

Evidence base

In preparing Plymouth's Local Development Framework there are a number of studies that have been undertaken that provide the Local Development Framework evidence base.

 A Vision for Plymouth

 Sustainable Neighbourhood Assessment: East End

 Plymouth Eastern Corridor Transport Study

 Plymouth Waterfront Characterisation Study

The following documents also form part of the evidence base but are too large to put onto our website. If you require a CD version of any of these documents please contact us using the contact information above.

  • Plymouth Urban Capacity Study (Llewelyn Davies)
  • Victorian and Edwardian Schools Study
  • Plymouth Barbican and Sutton Harbour Action Plan (Civic Trust Regeneration Unit)
  • Moon Street and Environs Planning and Urban design Brief (Plymouth City Council)
  • Plymouth East End Regeneration Strategy and Masterplan (Urban Practitioners)

This document has been produced as a part of the first stage in preparing Plymouth's new Local Development Framework (LDF) and is accompanied by a preliminary Sustainability Appraisal.

 Core Strategy Area Action Plan: Sutton Harbour [PDF, 1MB]

 Report summarising consultation responses [PDF, 33KB]