DEV30 - Meeting the community infrastructure needs of new homes

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is now at the public examination stage. Keep up to date with what's happening on our Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page.

The development of new homes (including student housing) should contribute to the delivery of sustainable communities with an appropriate range of community infrastructure, such as schools, primary health care infrastructure, sports / recreation and community facilities / village halls.

Major housing developments will be considered in the context of the sufficiency (or otherwise) of the community infrastructure to meet the demands generated by the development. Where there are existing or anticipated capacity issues, financial contributions to appropriate projects will be sought to enable the community impacts of the development to be mitigated. Where possible, developments should directly incorporate community infrastructure and services as integral parts of the development.