"Protecting and Improving Our City"



Plymouth Civic Society's main purpose is to participate in, influence and shape where possible the built environment of Plymouth with regard to planning, architecture, heritage, public spaces, connectivity and infrastructure. The society also acts as a forum for people of similar civic interests.

Our areas of interest include local area strategic frameworks (such as the Plymouth Plan, Joint Local Plan, Area Action Plans and Local Development Framework); significant planning applications; heritage conservation and history promotion; environmental issues (through Environment Plymouth); connectivity (road, rail, air, sea) and transportation infrastructure (public transport, road systems, car parking, signage and traffic control). We also monitor the business environment through the Plymouth Area Business Council and local press reports.

We are members of Civic Voice, the over-arching organisation for civic societies in England. Networking is an important part of Plymouth Civic Society's dynamic and our aim is to be an organisation of significant influence.

Recent activities include participation in consultations, workshops, meetings and communications with business organisations, the council, developers and urban and architectural planning organisations. A list of these activities can be seen in the 'News' section.

Next Meeting
The next general meeting of Plymouth Civic Society is on Thursday 23 November 2017 starting at 7pm at the University of Plymouth campus, Babbage building, Room 403. The meeting is open to all who are interested in civic matters and there is no attendance fee. Please see the 'Meetings' section for more information.   The provisional agenda is: 
  • Admin and Committee Reports
    • Welcome, Introduction and Apologies
    • Minutes of last meeting
    • Organisational changes
  • Visitor Talk by Andrew Young from Plymouth Tree Partnership
  • Members' Reports and Updates
    • Local Listings and Conservation Areas
    • Updates: Joint Local Plan, Connectivity, Hoe Neighbourhood Forum, National Marine Park
    • Networking: PABC, Environment Plymouth, C20, Civic Trust Awards, PCC
  • Action Items
  • AOB
The visitor talk will be given by Andrew Young of the Plymouth Tree Partnership. Andrew will be talking about Protecting Plymouth's Trees (and their role in our habitats, greenspace, parks, streetscapes and wildlife conservation).

The subsequent meeting is the AGM on Thursday 22 February 2018, 7pm Room 403, Babbage Building.