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GRO1 - Creating the conditions for economic growth

The Plan helps to create the conditions for driving productivity and prosperity for all, attracting inward investment in knowledge-based industries including the marine and advanced manufacturing sectors and supporting new and existing city business.

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GRO2 - Delivering skills and talent development

The development of people's skills and talents is at the heart of the strategy for economic growth in Plymouth. The Plan provides an accessible environment for high quality lifelong learning which helps people to progress in their working lives, whilst also contributing to their personal sense of wellbeing and ability to contribute to their community and city.

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GRO3 - Accelerating the delivery of new homes

The Plan will help to implement a range of initiatives in a 'Plan for Homes' which provides a comprehensive delivery framework to increase the supply and quality of new housing in the city to meet the city's growth aspirations.

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GRO4 - Using transport investment to drive growth

The Plan will help deliver targeted integrated transport measures to help support the sustainable growth of Plymouth, in accordance with the vision, objectives and policies of the Joint Local Plan.

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GRO5 - Enhancing Plymouth's sporting facilities

Sport is a catalyst to regeneration, a significant contributor to the local economy and a key component of health sustainable communities.

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GRO6 - Delivering Plymouth's natural network

The Plan ensures that the natural environment is fully considered and embedded in the delivery of the city's vision for growth.

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GRO7 - Reducing carbon emissions and adapting to climate change

The Plan sets out different approaches to deliver significant reductions in carbon emissions in Plymouth, aiming to halve 2005 levels of carbon emissions by 2034. Since the Plymouth Plan was adopted Plymouth City Council has declared a climate emergency with the intention for Plymouth to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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GRO8 - Dealing with flood risk

The Plan helps to manage flood risk to ensure that Plymouth's flood defence, coast protection, drainage and sewerage infrastructure is sustainable and meets the requirements placed upon it by population growth and climate change.

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GRO9 - Minimising Plymouth's waste

Sustainable management of waste is a key issue for Plymouth with opportunities for enhancing the reputation of the city for environmental stewardship and as a green city. Waste as a resource and the waste hierarchy is an important part of this strategy.

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