Next Meeting and Society News
The next meeting is on Tuesday 21 May at 7pm in Room 208, the Roland Levinsky Building,
University of Plymouth, North Hill. All welcome. Free car parking and entry.
For latest society news on the Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan, the Home Park Development proposals, Submarine Dismantling and the future of our society, please see the minutes of the April 16 meeting here. The MOD letter responding to the Submarine Dismantling Project Consultation may be viewed here.
Other news in brief and upcoming events follow:
Civic Voice - the national charity for the civic movement with 75,000 members - is urging individuals and communities across England to contact their local MP to support an amendment to Government legislation to allow local councils to opt out of a proposed piece of national legislation. The amendment, introduced in the House of Lords means councils could, if they wished, opt out of the proposed legislation which would allow house extensions to double in size before needing the local planning permissions which are currently required. Civic Voice wants community groups to contact their local MP and ask them to support the amendment when it is debated in the House of Commons on April 16th.
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth's first History Festival runs from May 1 to 31 and features over 100 events.
Local Studies Day is on May 4 at The Robbins Conference Centre, University of Plymouth.
The Hearing for the Derriford and Seaton Area Action Plan is now concluded and we await the Inspector's report.
A decision from the Secretary of State is expected soon on the North West Quadrant appeal by Wharfside Regeneration (Devon) Ltd.
The Central Park Master Plan has recently been published. See Central Park Plan overview here and articles in The Herald below.
Plymouth's bid to become City of Culture 2017 continues to gather momentum. Wouldn't it help just a little if the the council encouraged the renovation of the Palace Theatre to its former splendour?
Old Plymouth Society
Lecture 19 April "Radford - Memories of a Great Estate"
Lecture 17 May "Railways of Plymouth - Then and Now"
Plymouth Tree Partnership
Tour 15 May "Radford Arboretum"
The Historical Association
Visit 18 May "Plymouth Citadel"
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