Public toilets located at Quay Point and Elphinstone car park, near the Barbican landing stage, will be demolished and replaced with “flexible, relocatable units” (most likely portaloos, by the sound of it), a news report in the local media has revealed.

In fact, it seems that the old loos were in such a poor state that demolition was considered to be the only suitable option.

Members of Plymouth’s Cabinet will be required to approve the 70,000 pounds plan at their next meeting, the proposal involving a minimum of six unisex toilets and a disabled/ family toilet with baby change facilities at the Quay Point site, as well as at least four unisex toilets and a disabled/ family toilet with baby change in Elphinstone car park.

Visitors will have to pay to use the new loos, as the Cabinet claims that he charge will help to keep anti-social behaviour in check and contribute to their upkeep. By charging for access, the local authority hopes to save about £16,000 a year.

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