11 November 2020
A picture of Barne Barton regeneration moves a step closer

The regeneration of Talbot Gardens on the Barne Barton estate has moved a step closer following the submission of plans for a £35 million transformation of the area.

Sanctuary Housing has lodged the planning application with Plymouth City Council for a range of high-quality new housing which would completely transform the area into a modernised, thriving estate.

Under the proposals Sanctuary plan to replace the ten blocks of maisonettes with 106 new apartments, 12 houses and a 60-bed care home. The homes will comprise a mix of one, two, three and four-bed properties.

Aerial view CGI of Sanctuary Housing's regeneration of Talbot Gardens in Barne Barton

Proposals for the regeneration have been drawn up following close consultation with residents from the blocks, stakeholders and the wider Barne Barton community.

As part of this work, Sanctuary has also been in detailed conversations with individual leaseholders of homes on the estate and has completed the buyback of almost a third of the dwellings. Sanctuary would welcome conversations with further leaseholders about their plans and the purchasing options for their properties. 

John Hanson, Sanctuary’s Director of Regeneration, said: “We are delighted to reach this milestone in our plans for Barne Barton and share our vision for the future of the estate. Close working with residents and the wider community has been integral through this process and their feedback has helped shape these exciting proposals.

“Subject to planning approval, the regeneration will not only provide a mix of high-quality new housing and breathe new life into the community, it will provide a number of employment opportunities through the construction process and in the new care home which will boost the local economy.”

Residents can continue to provide feedback directly to Sanctuary on its plans or ask questions by calling 0800 917 0477 from a landline, 0300 123 3590 from a mobile, or email.

For further information visit our Sanctuary Housing Barne Barton regeneration page.