"Protecting and Improving Our City"

News and Upcoming Events
There will be a meeting of Plymouth Civic Society on Thursday 26 May 2016 starting at 7pm in Room 116 of the Rolle Building, University of Plymouth campus. The meeting is open to all who are interested in civic matters and there is no attendance fee.

Discussion items this month will include reports on the following:
  • Heritage Consortium Group
  • Naming the History Centre
  • Listing of Colin Campbell House
  • Academy of Urbanism Report
  • 30-second Updates on Projects of Interest
Past Events
Over the last twelve months, Plymouth Civic Society has participated in consultations, workshops, meetings and communications in the following projects of interest:
  • Derriford Transport Plan - primarily a new road system centred on Derriford roundabout
  • Fortside development at Crownhill / Derriford - proposal for large retail and housing development to create a 'centre' for Derriford
  • Derry's Building - proposal for mixed use student housing and retail
  • History Centre - participation in the Heritage Consortium Group covering status of design, logistics, naming and funding, etc
  • New Coach Station - relocated from Bretonside to Mayflower West car park
  • New Central Library - relocated from City Museum and Art Gallery to Armada Way / Mayflower Street
  • Workshop by Academy of Urbanism on West End Regeneration
  • Civic Voice Regional Group - proposal for cooperation between Devon groups and Civic Voice
  • Workshop by Civic Voice on War Memorials condition survey
  • Workshop by LDA on City Centre Masterplan
  • Workshop by LDA on Plymouth Waterfront Masterplan
  • Conference by RIBA on Urban Regeneration
About us
Plymouth Civic Society was established in 2007 as a non-political organisation for the public benefit with the following objectives:
  • To promote public interest in civic design in Plymouth,
  • To stimulate public consciousness and appreciation of the heritage, history and character of Plymouth and its surroundings,
  • To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features which enhance the attractiveness of the area,
  • To participate in and influence where possible the urban design and functionality of the city, and
  • To pursue these objectives through the normal consultation processes with the City Council, meetings with local political and council leaders, meetings with business leaders and actively engaging in meetings, lectures, study groups, cultural activities, exhibitions, publications and social activities with other civic and environmentally minded groups.
Our areas of interest include Area Action Plans and Local Development Framework; the Plymouth Plan; heritage conservation; environmental issues (such as nuclear submarine dismantling and the Dockyard incinerator); and connectivity and transportation infrastructure issues (such as Plymouth airport, pedestrian/cycle ways, car parking and road signage, public transport, road and rail access). We participate in consultation processes and actively support improvements to the cultural profile of the city.

By joining our society you are able to meet with similarly motivated people; influence and participate in discussions about current issues; raise and elicit support for matters of particular importance to you; and get involved in consultation processes with the benefit and advantages arising from a considered group perspective. Importantly, you potentially get a "seat at the table" in consultations which might not normally be open to you. Many members are also involved in Friends, Conservation and Heritage and local Action groups and see Plymouth Civic Society as an overarching society that brings their group to a wider forum.

Plymouth Civic Society is an active member of Civic Voice.

Civic Society meetings
Meetings are held regularly at the University of Plymouth, North Hill. Car parking is available on the University campus in designated parking areas and is free after 4pm. Prospective members and those interested in civic matters are welcome. There is currently no membership fee or attendance fee.

To contact us or for more information, please email us at We welcome contributions on issues of civic interest.

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