PLY1 - Enhancing Plymouth's strategic role

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.

Plymouth's strategic role as a centre and hub for regional services, culture and the visitor economy will be strengthened through partnership working and a positive planning environment which encourages new investment in facilities and infrastructure.

Plymouth City Centre will be seen as the primary location for major comparison goods shopping development, commercial leisure and office development within the city, in order to maintain and strengthen its status as a regional centre, as well as a strategic location for higher/further education services.

Plymouth's waterfront will continue to be promoted and strengthened as a major regional hub in its own right for the economy, culture, tourism and leisure, and heritage.

The Derriford area will continue to be promoted and strengthened as a primary provider of regionally significant health, economic, educational and sports services.