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“The outer boundary does not confer any special planning or regulatory status” Tax-break industrial sites with relaxed planning rules could be set up anywhere in the South Hams or on Dartmoor as part of Plymouth’s new freeport, it has emerged. The Government has set a vast boundary for the project which stretches from Devonport to […]

Featured Article: National Parks ‘seekin

Dartmoor, the North York Moors, and the New Forest national parks are “seeking clarity” from the government over how the proposed relaxed planning regulations for freeports are set to work, after it emerged all three fall within the affected zones.

Plymouth bids for £20m investment to tra

Plymouth’s waterfront and port could play a “leading role” in the city’s plans to level up, the city’s council has said. Plymouth is pitching for £19.9m of investment under the government’s Levelling Up Fund to unlock a £43.5m package of transformational infrastructure projects. Three key projects are being put forward to drive change by making […]



Plymouth’s waterfront and port look set to play “leading roles” in the city’s plans to create more opportunities for local people and continue to grow high value sectors. The city is pitching for £19.9m of investment under the Government’s Levelling Up fund to unlock a £43.5m package of transformational infrastructure projects. Three key projects are […]

Featured Article: Plymouth freeport appo...

The Plymouth and South Devon freeport has appointed an interim chief executive to guide the public-private partnership project over the next six months. Richard May, who is head of Oceansgate and marine investment for Plymouth City Council, will take up the role on August 1. The Plymouth and South Devon Freeport is one of only […]

Feature Article: Ambitious plan to turn ...

Plymouth's waterfront contains the ferry port, marinas, fish quay, dockyard and commercial areas

  Interesting article on Ambitions to unleash Plymouth’s full potential as a major international port are to be set out in a new strategy announced by the city council’s leader. Tory supremo Cllr Richard Bingley said the strategy will explore how Plymouth can maximise the combined potential of its four statutory ports. These support […]

Feature Article: Plymouth set for marine...

Richard Bingley, Conservative leader of Plymouth City Council

  Interesting article on Plymouth’s forthcoming freeport and new marine industry initiatives will create an employment boom for the city with thousands of job opportunities, the city’s new Tory administration predicts. The Plymouth and South Devon Freeport, Smart Sound Plymouth, the Ocean Futures innovation support programme and the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park will […]

Feature Article: Port of Plymouth sets n...

plymouth port

Interesting article on A new record for the single largest tonnage ever moved in a day within the Cattewater for the Port of Plymouth has been set. The record set on May 3, 2022, included an export cargo shipment of over 8000 tons leaving the port aboard Norwegian flagged MV Wilson North for Rotterdam. […]

Feature Article: Devon freeport edges cl...

Plymouth is to get a Freeport Robert Pittman/Creative Commons)

Interesting article on The creation of the south west’s only freeport is set to take another step forward this week as one of the local authorities involved considers the full business case. At a special executive meeting of the South Hams District Council on Thursday councillors are expected to agree plans to fully participate […]

Feature Article: South Hams back Plymout...

Aerial view of the Langage Power Station and Langage Energy Park site

Interesting article in Freeports are special areas where normal tax and customs rules do not apply. Imports can enter with simplified customs documentation and without paying tariffs. South Hams District Council has agreed to take a full part in the Plymouth and South Devon Freeport, despite one member saying such initiatives “stink.” At a […]