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Plans unveiled to transform Plymouth City Centre

The council want to make improvements to areas such as New George Street and Civic Square. Photo: Plymouth City Council

Residents in Plymouth are being given the chance to have their say on plans to transform the city centre.

The council want to make improvements to areas such as New George Street and Civic Square.

£27 million will go towards creating more open spaces and pedestrian areas to improve the look and feel of the city, as well as boosting visitor numbers and trade.

The proposals are on show in a three-day exhibition in the city centre. Credit: Plymouth City Council

The exhibition is taking place between Thursday 15 March and Saturday 17 March at 35 New George Street.

We have set out a clear aim through the Better Places project to rejuvenate the city centre, making it a more vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit.

– Council Leader Ian Bowyer

This investment from the city council to improve the look and feel of our city centre and bring vibrancy and colour to our streets is great news. Combined with a huge programme of public and private sector investment now under way, it will help make Plymouth one of the UK’s top retail, visitor and leisure destinations.

– Steve Hughes, Chief Executive of the Plymouth City Centre Company
Concept ideas include major improvements to New George Street and Old Town Street. Credit: Plymouth City Council

Concept ideas include major improvements to New George Street and Old Town Street to support the major investment taking place in the area.

There are also plans to link the new Drake Circus Leisure Development at Bretonside with the Drake Circus mall and the city’s main shopping streets. day 17 March