The Plymouth Plan

Strategic Objective 1 (JLP)

Delivering the spatial strategy

The Plymouth Plan’s Spatial Strategy is set out in the Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan. A key element of this strategy is providing an understanding of how and where change will take place over time, to deliver the vision set out in the Plan and articulating Plymouth’s strategic role within the South West.

The spatial strategy explains the spatial distribution of development across the whole plan area through the use of the Plymouth Policy Area and the Thriving Towns and Villages Policy Area.

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The Plymouth Plan

Our measures of success

A. Distribution of growth is concentrated in sustainable locations
Primary Indicator: The amount of housing and employment development built between the Plymouth Policy Area (PPA; Plymouth City Council and the urban fringe) and the Thriving Towns and Villages (TTV) policy area (the rural parts of South Hams and West Devon outside the urban fringe) (Joint Local Plan Indicators 1 to 5)

B. Meeting the housing and employment numbers
Primary Indicator: Total number of jobs delivered (Joint Local Plan Indicator 19)

C. Increases in the options available for widening travel choice, and increases in the use of active and sustainable options
Primary Indicator: Travel used for journey to work: car or van (Joint Local Plan Indicator 7)

D. Improvements to the quality and resilience of the area’s transport and digital connectivity
Primary Indicator: Train journey time between Plymouth and London (Joint Local Plan Indicator 10)

E. The area’s stunning setting, maritime heritage, quality environment and natural assets continue to be protected and enhanced
Primary Indicator: Amount of new strategic green space delivered (Joint Local Plan Indicator 13)

Primary Indicator A
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicators 1, 1a, 2 and 5) in the Plymouth Plan

Distribution of growth is concentrated in sustainable locations

Primary Indicator A
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 3) in the Plymouth Plan

Distribution of growth is concentrated in sustainable locations

Primary Indicator A
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 3) in the Plymouth Plan

Distribution of growth is concentrated in sustainable locations

The Plymouth Plan

Our policies for delivering the spatial strategy

  • SPT1: Delivering sustainable development
  • SPT2: Sustainable linked neighbourhoods and sustainable rural communities
  • SPT3: Provision for new homes
  • SPT4: Provision for employment floorspace
  • SPT5: Provision for retail development
  • SPT6: Spatial provision of retail and main town centre uses
  • SPT7: Working with neighbouring areas
  • SPT8: Strategic connectivity
  • SPT9: Strategic principles for transport planning and strategy
  • SPT10: Balanced transport strategy for growth and healthy and sustainable communities
  • SPT11: Strategic approach to the historic environment
  • SPT12: Strategic approach to the natural environment
  • SPT13: Strategic infrastructure measures to deliver the spatial strategy
  • SPT14: European Sites – mitigation of recreational impacts from development

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Primary Indicator B
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 19) in the Plymouth Plan

Meeting the housing and employment numbers

Primary Indicator D
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 10) in the Plymouth Plan

Improvements to the quality and resilience of the area’s transport and digital connectivity

Primary Indicator C
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Helping us measure the delivery of our spatial strategy (Joint Local Plan Indicator 7) in the Plymouth Plan

Increases in the options available for widening travel choice, and increases in the use of active and sustainable options

Primary Indicator E
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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

Primary Indicator E
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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

News

Save the date for DATA Play 11

Published 12 October 2021
Join us on 18 November for DATA Play 11 to explore how data and technology can help the city’s challenges around the climate emergency.

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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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