Published: 26th May 2020

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council is set to buy a former power station site in order to kickstart long-running regeneration plans. The council’s cabinet is due to meet online tomorrow (27 May) to discuss approving the purchase of the 40-acre site in Hamworthy, Poole. The council has reached an agreement in principle to acquire the brownfield site on Holes Bay with the landowners, L&Q Estates and Land Improvements Holdings. The site has been vacant for more than 20 years and has been earmarked to deliver at least 830 new homes in the local Pplan and will help meet the council’s target from central government of 2,500 new build homes a year, as well as provide jobs and commercial opportunities. ‘Regeneration of the former power station site on Holes Bay was a key objective of Poole Council for many years,’ said the council’s cabinet member for regeneration and culture, Cllr … (To read the full article, subscribe below)