SO3 - Delivering growth in Plymouth's City Centre and Waterfront Growth Area

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan has now been adopted! To find out more please visit the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Adoption page.

Visit the interactive Plymouth Plan to see other policies that affect decision making across Plymouth City including the Council and its partners.

To realise the potential of the City Centre and Waterfront Growth Area as a regionally significant growth hub through:

  1. Establishing and reinforcing the City Centre's role as a regional centre for shopping, employment, leisure, a university centre, a strategic transport hub and a sustainable community in its own right.
  2. Utilising the City Centre and waterfront's economic assets, including its waterfront infrastructure, to drive economic growth in the area.
  3. Improving sustainable transport facilities and connections throughout the area, and particularly between the City Centre and the waterfront at Millbay, The Hoe and Sutton Harbour.
  4. Protecting and making best use of the unique historic environment and landscape of the City Centre and waterfront, in particular Devonport waterfront, Royal William Yard and Devil's Point, The Hoe and The Barbican.
  5. Capitalising on the potential of the City Centre and waterfront to deliver a world class cultural and visitor offer, with well connected destinations, high quality visitor accommodation, facilities to deliver major events and improved public realm and waterfront access.
  6. Delivering new residential-led mixed-use developments that integrate successfully with existing communities and enhance community cohesion.
  7. Improving city gateways, arrival points and key transport routes and delivering high quality architecture and urban design.
  8. Delivering improved public access to and along the waterfront as well as enhancements to key public spaces and heritage assets. 
  9. Delivering water transport improvements and integration with other transport modes that will improve access to key locations including The Barbican Mount Batten, Sutton Harbour, Millbay, Royal William Yard, Devonport and Mount Edgcumbe.
  10. Safeguarding and enhancing the environmental status of the Plymouth Sound and estuaries, including the European Marine Sites, and making the City Centre and waterfront communities more resilient to the effects of climate change.