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Poole 'masterplan' unveiled

Poole town centre

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on a regeneration 'masterplan' which could see areas of central Poole developed over the next 15 years. 

Borough of Poole’s plan for the future aims to improve access and movement, strengthen economic community and well-being, enhance feelings of safety and security, and ensure a high standard of environmental quality across the town.

The document, which the council has just been released for public consultation, is called the Poole Town Centre Planning and Urban Design Supplementary Planning Document. Paper copies can be found at Poole libraries.

In it, seven ‘character’ areas of Poole have been selected, each with their own strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement. They include Town Centre North, the High Street, The Quay and Old Town, West Street/West Quay Road, the port and southern quayside, and Lower Hamworthy.

Landmarks, public spaces and underused sites feature prominently in the masterplan, which seeks to build local communities whilst respecting Poole’s heritage and culture. The Dolphin Centre, bus station, train station, Poole Stadium, Lagland Street area and former power station site could all benefit from redevelopment or enhancement in the future.

Public consultation is now open and residents can feed back on the plans via email or in writing to: Town Centre SPD Consultation, Planning and Regeneration Services, Borough of Poole, Civic Centre, Poole BH15 2RU.

Drop-in sessions are also being held between Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th February, 11am-3pm, at 58 High Street and on Wednesday 11th March, 1-6.30pm, at Hamworthy Library.

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