Published: 1st Oct 2020

The largest brownfield regeneration site in the South West has been bought by BCP Council following a successful £5 million Local Growth Fund investment from Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The 40-acre site on the waterfront at Poole Harbour has been empty since the closure of the former Holes Bay power station in 1994. Now in the ownership of the local authority, thanks to the investment secured by Dorset LEP via the government’s Local Growth Fund, plans for redeveloping the area will now proceed. This will see a major investment from the council, which will deliver up to 830 new homes for the community, as well unlocking employment land that will create new jobs and commercial opportunities. ‘This is great news for the people of Poole and the wider community,’ said Dorset LEP chair, Jim Stewart. ‘Fulfilling a key priority for Dorset LEP, the funding that we have secured for the acquisition of this … (To read the full article, subscribe below)