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Barne Barton, Plymouth

See how the Barne Barton estate in Plymouth is being redeveloped through our major £22m regeneration programme.

Barne Barton used to be Britain’s largest naval estate and now is being transformed into a sustainable and vibrant community by our extensive redevelopment. 

Barne Barton is in the St Budeaux area of Plymouth in Devon, next to the Tamar river. Its isolated position meant that, historically, the estate was 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 a set of exciting plans for the regeneration of Barne Barton.  

The redevelopment will transform the layout and design of Barne Barton, creating a mixed-tenure community with a variety of housing types. Throughout the planning process we’ve incorporated resident feedback into our plans for Barne Barton.  

Transforming Barne Barton

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

 Regeneration proposals  

The redevelopment of Barne Barton includes replacing the existing flats with a combination of flats and houses, and introducing opportunities for low-cost home ownership. The plans completely change the layout of the estate, improving views and creating people-friendly streets. 

Accessible green spaces and infrastructure provide potential health and wellbeing benefits, including a diagonal green street across the estate. This will open up views to the Tamar and improve accessibility for residents. 

Residents can and do help make communities great again.

Kelly and Mark

Clarion residents

Meet Kelly and Mark – regeneration

Kelly and Mark are part of the residents’ steering group involved with the regeneration of the Barne Barton estate in Plymouth. This 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 would 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.”

Barne Barton progress

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

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 is shown materials before they’re distributed widely to make sure they’re resident friendly and include information residents want to know.  

As well as regular meetings, the group has visited other regeneration projects, attended consultations and events, and discussed specific topics outside of the main remit, such as a Barne Barton social history project. 

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 the Barne Barton Estate in Plymouth.