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Barne Barton, Plymouth

See how the Barne Barton estate is being redeveloped with our £22m regeneration programme.

A public square lies at the heart of the Barne Barton estate with views across the Tamar

Barne Barton has an interesting heritage, as it used to be Britain’s largest naval estate. Now, we're transforming it into a sustainable and vibrant community through major redevelopment. This will transform the layout and design of the area, creating a mixed-tenure community with a variety of housing types.

Barne Barton is in the St Budeaux area of Plymouth, Devon, next to the Tamar river. Its remote position meant that the estate used to be known by locals as the “forgotten island”. 

We’ve worked with Zebra Collective, Clifton Emery Design, RH Partnerships, Plymouth council, and members of the community to create these exciting plans. Throughout the planning process we made sure resident feedback was included at every step.

Regeneration proposals

The redevelopment of Barne Barton includes:

  • replacing existing flats with a combination of flats and houses
  • introducing opportunities for low-cost home ownership
  • changing the layout of the estate to create people-friendly streets
  • accessible green spaces and infrastructure for health and wellbeing benefits
  • improving views and accessibility for residents.

Transforming Barne Barton

See how we’re regenerating this historic waterside community in Plymouth.

Barne Barton progress

See the latest progress as the regeneration of Barne Barton takes shape.

Residents can and do help make communities great again.

Kelly and Mark

Clarion residents

Meet Kelly and Mark, who helped transform their estate

Kelly and Mark are part of the residents’ steering group involved with the regeneration of the Barne Barton estate in Plymouth. The regeneration will transform Barne Barton from a 1960s estate to a modern mixed-tenure community, with high-quality, modern homes.

They got involved in the project after worrying about the impact it may have on their family.

“It’s been better than we expected. Our thoughts, ideas, and concerns have been listened to and taken into account during the design process.

“We got to know and trust the local staff and understand they would share with us everything they could. The steering group is something we enjoy. Clarion made us believe we’re an important part of the process and our opinion does count.

“We would definitely encourage others to get involved with regeneration. Residents can and do help make communities great again.”

Residents' steering group

A residents’ steering group was formed in May 2017. The group includes Clarion residents from Barne Barton and local councillors, and has been instrumental in shaping our regeneration proposals. 

The group are shown materials before they’re distributed more widely. This is so we can make sure they’re resident-friendly and include all the information people may want to know.  

As well as regular meetings, the group has visited other regeneration projects, attended consultations and events, and discussed specific topics like the area's local history. 

The steering group is open to new residents. If you’d like to join, or would like more information, please email our Barne Barton regeneration team.

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How residents are shaping Barne Barton

See how a residents’ steering group has been instrumental in the regeneration plans for Barne Barton.