Proposals from Clarion Housing get the nod from Plymouth council

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Clarion Housing’s plans to redevelop a rundown former naval housing estate in Plymouth have been given the green light by the local council.

The Barne Barton estate housed naval personnel from the 1960s, but homes were increasingly acquired by the local authority as defence cuts saw a reduction in the numbers of sailors and officers needing the buildings.

Last year Clarion Housing submitted plans to tear down the estate and replace the existing 226 homes with 204 homes, designed by RHP and Clifton Emery Design, comprising 102 apartments and a similar number of houses.

The new scheme, worth roughly  £24m, will be 100% affordable, according to Clarion. It will deliver a mix of social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership homes.

Residents still living on the current estate will be rehoused on the new development if they wish, the housing association said.

Bob Beaumont, Clarion’s regeneration director, said the housing association’s vision was to “create a truly vibrant and sustainable community which will bring long term social, economic and environmental benefits to Plymouth”.

The scheme received a £450,000 grant from the government’s estates regeneration fund.