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Planners give go-ahead for next chapter in Millbay’s regeneration

Proposals for the next phase of development in the transformation of Millbay have been given the green light by Plymouth’s planners.

The scheme will see regeneration continue on the eastern side of the historic former docks, located next to and following on from the recent award-winning Quadrant Quay development.

The wider Millbay regeneration project is an exciting mix of residential, leisure, business and retail development, with high quality public spaces and direct access to the waterfront. Its lead developer English Cities Fund (ECf) is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal and General and the Homes and Communities Agency.

Following the latest reserved matters planning approval, work is expected to get under way later this year on the site, making it the fourth major phase of Millbay.

The development will feature a mix of 137 houses and apartments with associated parking. External landscaping will pick up on the popular coastal theme which has been such a successful part of Quadrant Quay and there will be further new pedestrian links to the waterfront.

Duncan Cumberland, Development Director for Muse Developments, which is one of the partners in ECf, said: “The commercial and critical success of Quadrant Quay reflected the transformation taking place in Millbay and the growing confidence in the area as an exciting new residential and leisure destination.

“We have worked closely throughout the regeneration with our partners, including Plymouth City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency, to develop a fresh and distinctive character to Millbay’s redevelopment and we are looking forward to this next phase taking forward Millbay’s reputation for innovative design and high quality.”

Considerable progress has already been made in delivering the Millbay vision, with over £90m of a planned £200m invested in the area. Millbay now has more than 400 new homes, new businesses, the new 1,000-pupil Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 171-berth King Point Marina and the successful Dock Restaurant, all contributing to an increasingly busy and vibrant local community.