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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
Plymouth Tree Partnership Newsletter – January 2012

Plymouth Tree Partnership Newsletter – January 2012

Dear Tree Wardens and Friends, What have Kneele Gardens, Longfield Place, Pemros Road, St Paul’s School, Austin Farm School, Victoria Road School, Mill Ford School, Bickleigh Down School, St Peter’s School, High Street School, Drake Circus, Devonport Park, Moor View Park and Neswick Playground got in common?   They are all places where local initiative led […]

January 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Demolition of Seawings Restaurant – Planning Application 11/01980/FUL

Demolition of Seawings Restaurant – Planning Application 11/01980/FUL

Planning application has been applied for the demolition of the Seawings Restaurant (at the beginning of Mount Batten Breakwater) to be replaced by a 5 storey apartment block and a commercial unit. Planning Application 11/01980/FUL Details Demolition of existing, vacant, residential and restaurant building and erection of new build, mixed use building comprising of 10 residential […]

January 25, 2012 | By | 26 Replies More
Hooe Quarry Latest! Committee and Public Planning Meeting

Hooe Quarry Latest! Committee and Public Planning Meeting

Notification of Proposed Development:  Application No: 11/01250/FUL Site: LAND AT BARTON ROAD, HOOE LAKE, PLYMSTOCK, Development: Re-development of site by erection of 222 new dwellings, provision of new public open space, ancillary access roads, improvements to Barton Road and associated works. The above application will be considered by the Planning Committee on Thursday 12 January […]

January 3, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Turnchapel and Mountbatten Residents Association Minutes – 22nd September 2011

Turnchapel and Mountbatten Residents Association Minutes – 22nd September 2011

Chairman: Mr J.E. Wheeler Attendance: 21 people. Apologies on behalf of the following:   Mr Brian Cooper, Mrs Yvonne Featherstone, Cllr Wendy Foster. Matters Arising Clovelly Boatyard – Chairman confirmed that the application has been withdrawn. Credit given to the efforts of the residents and Cllr leaves, both of whom played a significant part in maintaining […]

November 20, 2011 | By | 2 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 | 9 Replies More
The Eastern Hulks of Hooe Lake, Plymouth

The Eastern Hulks of Hooe Lake, Plymouth

The remains of hulks, or abandoned watercraft, located along the river edge and the intertidal zone are an important component of our maritime past. Often they represent the only remains of types of boats that are no longer afloat or very rare. In this article we look at those at the eastern end of the Lake

November 8, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Hooe Quarry – F.J. Moore, Lime & Stone Merchant

Hooe Quarry – F.J. Moore, Lime & Stone Merchant

My great, great grandfather Frederick John Moore established a quarrying firm in Plymouth during the early part of the last century (F J Moore).  During the late 1950’s my grandfather also Frederick Moore sold the family firm to English China Clays (ECC). One of the many quarries that they operated in the Plymouth area was […]

November 4, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
NEW Planning Application Submitted for 222 Homes in Hooe Quarry, 11-01250-FUL

NEW Planning Application Submitted for 222 Homes in Hooe Quarry, 11-01250-FUL

Notice for PLANNING IN HOOE QUARRY 222 houses has now been proposed. Re-development of Hooe Quarry site by erection of 222 new dwellings, provision of new public open space, ancillary access roads, improvements to Barton Road and associated works

August 18, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Turnchapel Boatyard Site Application for 6 houses 11-00656-CAC

Turnchapel Boatyard Site Application for 6 houses 11-00656-CAC

Following the sale of the former Turnchapel boatyard in August 2010, a planning proposal to develop the site with 6 houses has been applied for.  The site is located to the north west of Turnchapel Village.       Full details on the planning application can be found here http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/planningdoc-2?appno=11-00656-CAC    

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