PLY17 University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth
Drake Circus
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA

Tel: 01752 398122

PLY17 University of Plymouth

About us

Development Stage 4 – Consented

University of Plymouth and Plymouth College of Art should continue to evolve as high quality education-led mixed-use campuses, including arts and cultural uses, incubator units / managed workspace for start-up businesses and creative industries, and other complementary uses. Purpose built student accommodation will be permitted where fully justified by evidence of need and targeted to deliver regeneration benefits, as provided for in Policies PLY6 and DEV12.

This site forms part of the wider PLY17 site which includes:

• PLY17 Plymouth College of Art – Feasibility

 

SITE INFORMATION

SITE AREA: 10.46 ha

OWNERSHIP: University of Plymouth.

EXISTING USE: University campus including teaching and research space, staff and student facilities, a gallery and other areas of public use. 

JOINT LOCAL PLAN ALLOCATION & EXPECTATIONS PLY17

Summary of uses: masterplanning of university campus to ensure the site integrates well with city center, to include high quality sustainable buildings and spaces, better connectivity and to ensure that the university remains attractive to potential students. 

DEVELOPMENT PROGRESS WITH UNIVERSITY MASTERPLAN 

1. Planning consent for change of use of former Plymouth Mail Centre for education use to allow decanting from main campus.

2. Masterplan and public realm plan prepared for the University campus.  

3. Planning application approved for Intercity House at the Railway Station which will provide extra space for the University.

4. Planning permission granted for relocation of waste sorting and storage to Scott Building Yard to facilitate Babbage redevelopment.

5. Planning Permission granted for major redevelopment of the Babbage building to create a New Engineering and Design Facility

6. Pre-application discussions ongoing and planning permission granted for first phase of 'Campus Presence' legibility and environmental improvement programme    

PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL NEXT STEPS

1. Proactively assist the University and their consultants through a PPA.

2. Provide pre-app advice on VE changes, determine any subsequent application and discharge planning conditions on the 'NEDF' permission.

3. Secure a scheme through the creation of a new access via Portland Villas to improve the relationship of the campus to North Cross Roundabout and Armada Way.  

4. Determine minor applications to allow for public realm and wayfinding improvements to the campus.

5. Support the University in review of their Masterplan to align with revised business plan, including encouraging the addition of further 'layers' such as tree planting and environmental improvement areas; district energy and SuDs. 

6. Bring forward Intercity House, including issuing a S73 and discharge of planning conditions.  

 

CONTACTS

Katherine Graham, +44 (0)1752 307342

Katherine.graham@plymouth.gov.uk

 

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