Homes England flagship Plymouth project underway

Homes England is moving forward on Coypool Park in Plymouth, a flagship project to turn a redundant brownfield site into a wonderful new place to live surrounded by woodland.

LDA Design is leading the planning and masterplanning for the site’s redevelopment.

In the latest move, Homes England has appointed Cognition Land & Water Ltd as contractors for one of the largest demolition contracts this year in the South West. It is a major step forward in delivering new homes at Coypool.

The former Marsh Mills China Clay Drying site contains 30,000sqm of large derelict buildings and hazardous materials. On the back of detailed technical work carried out by Tibbalds CampbellReith JV, Homes England secured detailed planning consent for demolition works and has appointed Cognition to undertake the contract to make the site safe and to clear the way for redevelopment of the site for up to 550 new homes, community facilities and 11.5 hectares of woodland.

In leading the planning and masterplanning for the site, LDA Design has put forward proposals to improve the quality of the woodland, which will be used for recreation and habitat improvement, as well as defining the character of the new development.  

Paul Britton, Senior Development Manager at Homes England, said: “Coypool Park is our flagship housing project in Plymouth as it redevelops a derelict site and will deliver much needed housing that is enhanced by its woodland setting whilst being only a 15-minute bus ride into the city centre. I am therefore delighted to be taking this major step in preparing the site.”

Homes England will continue to consult stakeholders and local residents about development proposals over the coming weeks ready for an Outline Planning Application to be submitted in July 2019.

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