LATEST UPDATE 27th FEBRUARY 2014: Planning permission for Radford Quarry was refused unanimously! Thank you to all those that personally objected against this development. Thank you PCC and Councillors for a sensible decision. Simon Osborne at PCC Planning – officer named as ‘delegated officer’, stated ” as there have been numerous objections, the application has now […]
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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
Radford Duck Ponds welcomed 6 new cygnets that hatched sometime between Friday night and Saturday the 7th of May 2011. They are pictured here newly hatched and then at approximately 6 weeks old. The name ‘mute’ derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob […]
The Kingfisher Quay Members AGM Meeting will be held on Saturday 23rd July @12 noon, at Plymouth Yacht club
I have been watching this nuthatch site at the Radford Dip Reserve for around three years this is the closest I have come so far in trying to record a good image or two of their habits. After going inside to feed the chicks the parents will bring the food waste out and dispose of […]
Swans sleep both on land and on the water, usually they tuck their head back under one wing. It’s unusual to see them with their eyes closed (as pictured here). Swans sleep whenever they can, and for how long they are able to without being disturbed… in this instance by a photographer!
These are the memoirs of Colin Stephenson and his sister Sheila Coaker who were brought up living in Radford Castle. Colin was seventy seven when he wrote these words, he has now sadly passed on.
My earliest memories of Radford Castle are taken from the time when my parents moved in as Tenants and Gatekeeper in 1931 when I was about eighteen months ‘ old, along with my ten year old half- sister Edna and half-brother Roy aged twelve. Their mother had died at the age of thirty two and my father was a widower when he married my mother.
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.
It’s time to get involved and have your say regarding a document on the Sustainable Neighbourhood Development Plan for Turnchapel, Hooe and Oreston. This document outlines Plymouth County Councils assesment of the area and plans for development. There is a deadline of the 30th March 2011 to have your say and comments on the proposals for the area. An important part of PCC Local Development Framework (LDF) is making sure that everyone has an opportunity to get involved. Part of the document relates to…
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 […]
Following on from the sad post about the Buzzard and a trip to Plymouth Museum here are the photo’s of the Buzzard that came swooping around us and the garden. The Buzzard stayed around for a good 10-15 minutes just looking at us and the chickens! I don’t know if it too was hungry or […]