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Lakeside Fields

A manhole in the fields below Lakeside has been overflowing

This manhole sits in the huge major trunk sewer that carries sewage from the north of Plymouth to Ernesettle Treatment Works.

Church Row Lane

This is looking up Church Row Lane – the manhole is lifted by sewage which flows down into the stream.

This has sadly been occurring in heavy rainfall. SWW are investigating and think it may be connected to the discharge from the Mayflower Treatment Works which joins the sewage system in Porsham Lane.

Local election results 2021

Local election results

Plymouth City Council elections took place on Thursday 6 May 2021 and votes were counted on Friday 7 May.

Overall turnout was 35.93%.


Turnout: 35.09%

Richard Audubon BingleyConservative1,750YES
Benjamin John DavyTrade Unionist and Socialist Coalition20 
Sonia-Maria HoskingIndependent305 
Brian Richard LewisGreen133 
Katie McManusLiberal Democrat105 
Liz NicollsLabour984 
Emily Rose QuickIndependent273 

A new Chairman for the Conservation Society

The Conservation Society now has a new Chairman, Dennis Silverwood. Dennis has been a committee member for some years and was a key player with our outgoing chairman in representing the views of the village at last year’s public enquiry into housing development in Allern Lane. We welcome him to his new role. The committee express their grateful thanks to our outgoing Chairman Robert Plumb who has done stalwart work for the village on your behalf.

The Plymouth Plan Part 2

This document presented by Plymouth City Council sets out a vision for the future development in the city over the next 20 years. It is wide ranging covering housing, employment and transport. You are urged to refer to it as it will affect all residents in one way or another. Go to

A New Bus Shelter

has replaced the old and disgraceful one surrounded by weeds and unkempt overgrowth at the bottom of Fore Street. The growth has been removed and a very nice tarmac surface is now in place making waiting for the bus a pleasant experience.

This improvement was carried out at the instigation of your Conservation Society

Allern Lane Housing Application – Result of Public Enquiry 17th OCTOBER 2017

The application for house building by Taylor Wimpey was examined by a public hearing and the inspector has ruled in favour of development.

The planning application is:-

    Full application No. 0668/17/FUL to build 65 houses.

       The link is

 Special thanks to Robert Plumb and Dennis Silverwood for their tremendous amount of work  and time they have put into leading up to the enquiry and attending to present our case.

 You can read a report on this public examination in the September 2 Newsletter No.34, the  October Newsletter No.35 and December’s Newsletter No. 36 found on the drop down menu  under The Conservation Society  page on this web site.

 Taylor Wimpey have agreed to provide 50% affordable housing and this means that, in their  terms, the  project is marginally non-viable (less than £2M gross profit) but they are  prepared to ‘swallow the loss’!!

The appearance of the village centre has changed

The grand old copper beech tree in Fore Street has been felled. This is because it had come to the end of it’s life at 110 years old and so has became weak and dangerous. This of course has left a big bare space and will take some getting used to after such a long time. On a positive note there is a child which hopefully will be able to grow and take it’s place.