Planning in your neighbourhood

This page contains useful links and information about planning applications, planning policy and the historic and the natural environment in your neighbourhood.

Planning applications
View and/or comment on valid planning applications within your neigbourhood.

Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is a joint plan between Plymouth City Council, South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council.

The three councils have joined up to create this plan which looks at every aspect of how we want our cities, towns and villages to look and feel over the next 20 years. Now adopted, the Joint Local Plan replaces all previous development plans in each local authority and in Plymouth, the existing policies in the Plymouth Plan will also be combined with the Plymouth-specific policies in the new Joint Local Plan to create one document.

Local Development Framework
The Local Development Framework was the previous adopted local plan for Plymouth and was a set of documents which guide planning and development in Plymouth. These primarily being the Core Strategy and the Area Action Plans.

Sustainable Neighbourhood Assessments
As part of the development of the Local Development Framework consultation began on the Sustainable Neighbourhoods Development Plan Document where leaflets were produced for each neigbbourhood. There was also an assessment of each local area done addressing the amount and use of local services entitled Sustainable Neigbourhood Assessments.

Neighbourhood profiles

To view neighbourhood profiles, neighbourhood meeting date information, maps, councillors, profiles and links to our partners.

Listed buildings
There are over 750 listed buildings in Plymouth, search Historic England's National Heritage List for England (NHLE) which is the only official, up to date, register of all nationally protected his for specific information on a particular building.

Scheduled ancient monuments
Within Plymouth there are currently 37 scheduled ancient monuments.

Neighbourhood specific interests


There are currently no neighbourhood specific interests for Colebrook and Newnham

There are currently no neighbourhood specific interests for Manadon

There are currently no neighbourhood specific interests for North Prospect

 The Royal Town Planning Institute: Planning Aid

Planning Aid England

Planning Aid England (PAE) provides free, independent, professional planning advice and support to help individuals and communities engage with the planning system. This includes online guidance and a limited amount of free email advice which can be accessed by an online enquiry form. In some circumstances PAE may be able to offer additional bespoke support. To find out more visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website.