Barwood Land is preparing Outline Applications for the Land at Woolwell site, which is allocated for development in the Joint Local Plan.


The latest information on our proposals can be found in an updated Q&A from October 2019, which is available here.

The outline applications will be for up to 2000 new homes, a mix of types, tenures and sizes, new retail and community floorspace located in a new local centre, a new primary school, areas of public open space including a community park and new sport and playing facilities to provide a sustainable urban extension and a defined edge to the north of the city.  

The current master-plan for the Woolwell site

The current master-plan for the Woolwell site


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2,000 homes, a mix of tenures, types and sizes of new homes, providing opportunities for those looking for their first home or to downsize, as well as the potential for housing for ex-service personnel.

new community park, connected to
all parts of the site through a network
of footpaths, providing opportunities
for residents to walk their dogs, exercise or relax with views over the Plym Valley.

new sports and recreational facilities located in the ‘heart’ of the scheme and close to the existing community in order to enhance provision and encourage use.


pedestrian and cycle connections to the Plym Valley that will enable residents to benefit from its recreational qualities provide a strategic link to the city centre.

A new community hub and local
centre that will provide space for
a variety of community, retail
and leisure uses.

Substantial financial contributions
to local infrastructure through a S106 planning obligation. 


128 direct full time equivalent
jobs created during

Approx. £3.33 million of
additional council tax
generated per year

Approximately £5.7 million
of additional business
rates generated per year

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A site for a two form
entry primary school

Approx. £236 million
construction spend

New tree planting and enhanced biodiversity