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New for 2018! Plymouth & Devon Walking Book 4

New for 2018! Plymouth & Devon Walking Book 4

Plym Ramblers present a NEW walking book – “ON THE BEATEN TRACK 4” An ideal gift for walkers and an excellent way of keeping fit and agile. The entire proceeds from this book will be donated to local charities. The walks chosen for this book are a great selection of circular walks, all within 25 miles of Plymouth. They cover […]

January 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Radford Park Group – Minutes 30th August 2017

Radford Park Group – Minutes 30th August 2017

Radford Park Group Minutes of meeting held at Pomplett Church  @1900hrs  on Wednesday 30th August 2017 Attendees Minutes taken by Jackie Applebee – funding bid writer Brian Steele- local history specialist re Radford Park Gordon Miller- resident of the park and part of the park all his life Linda Martin – wildlife volunteer John Voaden- […]

November 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Radford Arboretum Park Volunteers – Newsletter No 1

Radford Arboretum Park Volunteers – Newsletter No 1

The Radford Arboretum Park Volunteers had an excellent turn out for our first Volunteer Day on 22nd July 17, in the Park with 38 people in three areas clearing pathways of litter, brambles and fly tipping. The group at the Beckly Centre made huge inroads into creating more parking spaces in the park’s only car […]

July 25, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More

Wildlife

Nominate your local green space in Plymouth by 8th January 2016!

Nominate your local green space in Plymouth by 8th January 2016!

We’ve recently discovered that there is a new initiative called Local Green Space whereby local people can nominate areas they love like wildlife sites, for inclusion in the new Plymouth plan, and if accepted, they will be provided a higher level of protection from development. This would be a great opportunity to help save Radford […]

November 29, 2015 | By | 5 Replies More
Plan for bugs to flourish in Radford Park

Plan for bugs to flourish in Radford Park

Buglife, who have their southwest office in Plymouth are working with Plymouth City Council on plans to re-create an area of wild flower meadow in Radford Park, above Radford Quarry. A massive 3,000,000 hectares of flower-rich grassland have been lost in the UK since World War Two – these flower-rich areas were vital habitats for […]

April 9, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

199 Plant Species Recorded at Hooe Quarry

A total of 199 higher plant species were recorded on the Hooe Quarry site and the fore shore (181 native species, 18 non-native). The site was considered to have a relatively high botanical diversity. Amongst the many notable species of which one in particular the Toadflax-leaved St. John’s-wort exists in only 17 sites in England. All […]

February 12, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More

Environmental & Planning

Latest on Radford Quarry Appeal + Hooelake.org Presentation

Latest on Radford Quarry Appeal + Hooelake.org Presentation

UPDATE 9th JUNE 2015: The Appeal against the initial refusal to build in Radford Quarry has been dismissed. The Inquiry sat for 8 days on 20-22 and 26-28 January and 30-31 March 2015. Summary of Decision: The appeal is dismissed.  SEE THE APPEAL DECISION HERE   This is one of the powerpoint presentations that we put […]

February 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kate Humble on Radford Quarry – What a relief, and great news for wildlife!

Kate Humble on Radford Quarry – What a relief, and great news for wildlife!

Friend of hooelake.org Kate Humble has had a fairly frantic start to the year with two – almost back-to-back filming trips in Australia and lots of tearing up and down to Scotland for Lambing Live in between. Kate, who is familiar with the area, kindly took the time out to offer a few words and comments …

April 10, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Restoration of Hooe Barn

Restoration of Hooe Barn

The revised plans for the redevelopment of Hooe Barn as a retail unit, cafe, craft shop/studio, with the addition of an MOT garage to the East, were put before PCC Planning Committee on Thursday 4th April. The committee agreed after 1hr 25mins discussion to award a deferred decision so that further information could be provided […]

April 28, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More

History & General Interest

A Little Stonecrete history and the F.J.Moore Quarries Plymouth

A Little Stonecrete history and the F.J.Moore Quarries Plymouth

These are extracts from a book by Alec Wood who worked for F.J.Moore’s Stoncrete works at Pomphlett. He has written a number of books of his interesting life, his employment and times at Stonecrete, he worked for them prior to World War II as a trainee mould-maker and was later re-employed by them after the […]

April 2, 2013 | By | 7 Replies More
Village Pubs of Oreston

Village Pubs of Oreston

It has long been believed that Oreston had up to five pubs at times over the centuries. It is now thought that there could have been seven. These pubs could have been a formal public house or inn, as we know them today, or simply a room set aside in a private house where refreshments […]

May 15, 2012 | By | 5 Replies More
Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

Radford Cottages and The Oldest Man in Oreston!

Fond memories of Hooe Lake and Radford by Alison Hanson… My great grandad, Caleb Samuel Carder (1875 – 1971) had an allotment on the hillside above Radford Quarry in Lower Saltram, on the left as you began downhill on the pot-holed gravel path just before what is now Kingfisher Quay. On the opposite side of […]

November 9, 2011 | By | 12 Replies More

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Proposal to build 225 houses in Hooe Quarry

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Barratt Homes will shortly be applying for planning permission to build approximately 225 houses (original 300) in Hooe Quarry off Barton Road. This development will be situated in Hooe Quarry just across the water from The Old Wharf estate. Each affordable home will have two allocated car parking spaces within each property, plus 10 percent extra parking for visitors. There will be no parking on Barton Road. The land is currently owned by Hooelake Developments.

March 19, 2011 | By | 13 Replies More
Hooe Quarry Clearing Activity – Legality?

Hooe Quarry Clearing Activity – Legality?

Are you aware of what has been happening in Hooe Quarry over the past week or so? We have been made aware of recent activity in Hooe Quarry that may be detrimental to the nesting bird population and illegal. It would appear that the owner of the site has contracted people to cut back the […]

March 3, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
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