Published: 8th Jul 2019

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is to look into buying a former power station site in order to kick start regeneration plans. The unitary authority’s cabinet will meet on 12 July to discuss a report on buying the site in Holes Bay, Poole, which has remained undeveloped for more than 20 years. According to the report, private attempts to redevelop the site have ‘stalled’ and instead it recommends the council pursue an ‘alternative approach’ with support from Homes England and the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP). The report recommends the council allocate £150,000 from Homes England capacity fund to develop a ‘site acquisition strategy’. If approved, the acquisition strategy will be presented to council later in the year and members will be presented with a full business case for acquiring the site. The site is currently allocated in the Poole Local Plan to bring forward 850 new homes. In 2015, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)