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Permission given for 330ft tower
Architects' plan of city centre tower
The 75m project will take about three years to complete
Detailed planning permission has been given for a tower that would be the tallest building in the South West.

The site earmarked for the 330ft (100m) structure is near Plymouth Hoe on the edge of the city centre.

The 31-storey tower would house nearly 200 residential flats on a site that would also include shops, offices, and a hotel.

The 75m public open space would form part of a corridor linking the city centre to the sea at Millbay.

The plans have been drawn up by architects in Plymouth for Falmouth-based developer Devington Homes.

The project has taken several years to plan and will take about three years to build.

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