Days when the future looks bright
THERE are days, like today, when you cannot help but feel this city is at the start of something big.
Plans for the first phase of the £75million masterplan to transform Sutton Harbour into a major destination have been submitted to the council.
The creation of a boardwalk constructed on stilts out over the water with restaurants and cafes is an imaginative solution to the physical constraints of the existing harbourside.
It is easy to imagine how the ability to stroll around the water's edge in a vibrant and attractive setting will create a draw to people – not just from across the city but across the nation and beyond.
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The Herald welcomed the masterplan when the outline was first unveiled and now we welcome this first important step in making it a reality.
Earlier this week our front page was filled with news of another advance in the development of our waterfront with bike-friendly proposals to better use this remarkable asset. And previously we have praised the proposals to breathe new life into Millbay.
Each of these represents a beacon of ambition and hope for our city's future. What is needed now is an overarching vision that will embrace all of these projects and knit their potential together into something that provides a unique and compelling identity for Plymouth.
The landmarks of our future city are emerging – and what a city that will be. Now we need to remember to create the links that bind them.
There are days, like today, when you really feel that the future really does start here.