Planning delivery in North Plymstock
In August 2007 after a lot of discussions and consultation with the local community the North Plymstock Area Action Plan was adopted.
This development, called Morley Park will include 1,684 new homes including 208 affordable housing and 357 lifetime homes. It will also include employment uses, a range of community facilities, including an extended Primary School, community centre/library/place of worship and an all weather dual use playing pitch. Key routes will be lined with trees. A main square will include a supermarket with apartments above and a range of shopping, service and food and drink uses.
There will also be a children's play area, a doctors surgery/health centre. Associated highway, pedestrian and cycle access, including two main access junctions and emergency access only to the site from Colesdown Hill and junction improvements to the existing Ride. Provision would be made for a bus route with bus stops or pull-ins for buses within the site and a bus service would be provided between the site and local shops and services in Plymstock. Access will be improved to informal open space with woodland paths and an exercise route, informal meeting spaces for older children and three play areas.
Mixed use development of approximately 5,500 new homes, up to 67,000 square metres of business and commercial space, up to 16,740 square metres of mixed retail accommodation; community, sports and open space facilities, including a community park, three primary schools and one secondary school, one health centre, and a park and ride interchange at Deep Lane junction.
Saltram Countryside Park
A master plan is being prepared to review the park and look at ways to improve access for people. Consultation will take place during 2010 with a final masterplan published early 2011. Any works required, such as improvements to footpaths will then take place next year.
Langage Business Park
Strategic employment site, currently under construction is a power station and energy park, an application is due in 2008 for a further 20,000 square metres expansion to the employment land.
Improvements to the Eastern Corridor
The Eastern Corridor is broadly used to describe the following area: From the city centre -along the A374 through Cattedown - along the A379 through Plymstock and Sherford and ending at Langage Business Park, north of the A38. This work is essential to enable development to be delivered along the corridor and to provide viable transport choices to people living and working in Plymouth. The scheme focuses on public transport improvements to ensure the sustainable delivery of the proposed growth to the east of the city.
The scheme will potentially include:
- A park and ride service to abstract and encourage trips from the A38
- A high frequency service throughout most of the day with at least 12 journeys per hour
- Quality vehicles marketed as a dedicated and easily recognisable brand to ensure a high profile
- Fully accessible vehicles with low floor technology
- High quality passenger infrastructure to make the service attractive to everyone, including car users
- Features to reduce boarding time for passengers such as smart card ticketing
- Dedicated bus priority lanes and priority at junctions to reduce bus journey times relative to the car
- As many elements as possible of a BRT system, this uses the best design elements of light rail vehicles with the low cost flexibility associated with traditional bus services
More information on the Plymouth Eastern Corridor Transport Study.
Delivering change event
On 21 July 2010 an open invitation event was held at the Roland Levinsky Building. This event was organised to promote what has been happening in North Plymstock and the changes which are being made. The display panels which were at the event are available below: