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Introduction

Plymouth is one of the most unique and diverse natural environments of any city in the country. Over 40 per cent of the city is designated as green space, and is surrounded by three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), a European Marine Site, a Marine Conservation Zone and Dartmoor National Park.

This provides an enviable setting with an abundance of green spaces and marine areas which, as well as contributing to health, are able to provide natural solutions to climate change impacts, including reducing flooding, improving water quality, and enabling wildlife to thrive.

The Plymouth Plan is Plymouth’s single, integrated strategic plan owned by Plymouth City Council and its partners. This is shortly to be integrated with the Joint Local Plan, a joint plan between Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon which looks at every aspect of how we want our cities, towns and villages and green space to look and feel over the next 20 years.

Environment and nature
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The Plymouth Plan
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Helping us measure SO2 – Delivering a growing city in the Plymouth Plan

Plymouth continues to be recognised as a leading green city

Waste and recycling
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The Plymouth Plan
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 13) in the Plymouth Plan

The area’s stunning setting, maritime heritage, quality environment and natural assets continue to be protected and enhanced

Get in touch

We’re always on the lookout for potential investment opportunities in good ideas. If you think you have a great idea that will improve the city or your community email DATAPlymouth@plymouth.gov.uk

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with how the projects are progressing by following us on Twitter @plymccplanning #DATAPlay

Get involved

For more information on how to get involved with our DATA Play days email DATAPlay@plymouth.gov.uk

News

View the Plymouth Plan Annual Report

Published 23 July 2021
This annual report provides an overview of progress over the past year, for each of the different elements of the plan.

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Tune in tomorrow for the Climate Challenge live final

Published 2 December 2020
The top three projects will now be taking part in the LIVE final taking place on Thursday 3 December at 7pm…

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Join us for a Plymouth Climate Challenge live event

Published 26 September 2020
The top three supported projects will be awarded an additional £2,500 and be invited to the live event on Thursday 3 December…

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Progress on the delivery of the Plymouth Plan

Published 23 November 2020
We’ve added a new Plymouth Plan section with infographics to show our progress on the Plymouth Plan primary indicators…

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Competition time! Plymouth Climate Challenge LIVE

Published 24 September 2020
Plymouth City Council and Crowdfunder have teamed up to award £15,000 prize-funding to 10 climate emergency projects in the city…

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DATA Play 10 is here... looking back and forward

Published 1 November 2019
DATA Play 10 kicked off to a great start with some really interesting discussions around past and future challenges…

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DATA Play 10: Past, Present and Future

Published 12 November 2019
Join us on 1 November for DATA Play 10 to look back at past challenges and explore how data and technology can help in the future…

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Mayflower Stamps: A Mayflower treasure trail

Published 3 May 2019
The Mayflower Stamps project came out of DATA Play 6. Find out what’s happening with the project and the inspiration behind it…

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Green spaces modelled in Minecraft

Published 24 April 2019
The Teats Hill Minecraft project was developed out of DATA Play 4. Read about the inspiration and outcomes of the project…

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A menu design for smarter eating

Published 22 April 2019
The Smart Menu Project was a project that came out of DATA Play 5. Find out how the project came about and how it’s being used…

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