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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 plymouthherald.co.uk 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 plymouthherald.co.uk 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...

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Interesting article on plymouthherald.co.uk 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 radioexe.co.uk 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 Plymouthherald.co.uk 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 […]

Feature Article: Plymouth freeport busin...

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  Interesting article in Plymouthherald.co.uk A full business case for Plymouth’s tax-break freeport is due to be submitted to the Government in April explaining how it aims to create 3,500 jobs and pump £400m into the region’s economy. The Plymouth and South Devon freeport is expected to provide thousands of direct jobs across Plymouth, Devon […]

Feature Article: Plymouth leaps into top...

A Princess Yachts V50 model. The firm, with more than 3,000 workers, is among the most significant manufacturing employers in Plymouth (Image: Matt Gilley)

Interesting article in Business-live.co.uk Plymouth had leapt into the list of the UK’s 10 most important manufacturing powerhouses for the first time. The city has been ranked at number nine for cities with the highest concentration of people working in manufacturing. Britain’s Ocean City is not only the largest manufacturing base in the South of […]

Feature Article: Levelling up the South ...

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  Interesting article in the Ivybridge & South Brent Gazette Council leaders have welcomed Government backing for a Devon, Plymouth and Torbay County Deal aimed at delivering on key economic and social priorities for the area. The announcement by Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove commits the Government to working with a strong partnership of councils […]

Feature article: Huge plans could delive...

Near the Deep Lane junction on the A38 (Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

  Interesting article in plymouthherald.co.uk. A massive new plan that could deliver 3,500 new jobs, £25m of investment, and a new bridge over the A38 will be discussed by councillors next week. South Hams District Council’s executive will be given an update on the progress of the proposed Plymouth and South Devon Freeport when they […]