Defence Minister Phillip Dunne Plymouth City Deal
DEFENCE Minister Phillip Dunne today confirmed the transfer of land from MOD to allow the Plymouth City Deal to go ahead.
Speaking at a ceremony at the city’s historic South Yard, Mr Dunne said:
“Devonport has been at the heart of Plymouth for generations, so I am delighted to confirm that the Ministry of Defence will be transferring South Yard to Plymouth City Council for its City Deal programme, which in total is expected to create more than 9,000 jobs and bring in more than £290 million in much-needed investment to the South West.
“It will also preserve this vital part of Plymouth’s naval heritage, further strengthening the bonds between Plymouth and the Royal Navy.”