Progress towards achieving Borough of Poole’s ambitious multi-million pound plans to regenerate and transform the town centre is being considered by Cabinet Members at their meeting later today.
Members will be reviewing key documents aimed at taking the £132m regeneration proposals to the next stage.
This includes the possible relocation of the bus depot, a new bus station and the purchase of Legal and General’s interest in Brownsea House.
There is also a revised procurement strategy designed to bring forward the delivery of the first regeneration procurement package which includes the new leisure centre, up to 430 new residential apartments, new hotel and office on the existing Seldown car park and Dolphin Leisure Centre sites. If approved the procurement process could start during Spring 2019.
Cllr Ian Potter, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Planning, Regeneration and Transportation, Borough of Poole, said: “These key documents demonstrate the Council’s commitment to leading the regeneration in Poole and securing Poole’s future by creating new housing, employment, economic prosperity and an enhanced public space that local residents and visitors want to utilise.
“Although the Council is a major land owner in the area, we are actively working with other third-party land owners and key stakeholders to provide a town centre that is vibrant, with retail and leisure facilities that we can be proud of and an area where our residents want to live, work, socialise and play. Residents can find out about these plans via pooleprogress.com.”