Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council have received a plan submission from land promotion specialists, Richborough Estates, encompassing 600 new homes, 40% of which will be affordable.
The 600 new dwellings, which will array from one-bed apartments to five-bed detached homes, as well as a 62-bed care home will be constructed on a 113-acre housing site between Wimborne and Poole.
It is incorporated in the plans that over 50% of the site will be made up of retained and improved green space, including;
- Pedestrian routes,
- Cycle routes.
The scheme is fixed to make multiple contributions through a s.106 agreement, says Richborough Estates.
These funds are for improvements to:
- Local highways and parkland,
- Health services,
- Public transport,
- Support for recreational use at the local harbour.
In 2018, a protest took place in contradiction of these plans.
The senior regional manager (South Western region) at Richborough Estates, Robert Mitchell, said:
“Ultimately, we believe this application could have a major and positive impact on the social, economic and environmental fabric of the area. It could not only provide new housing, but also open up access to the river Stour which links the wider Stour Valley Initiative and a whole range of new parkland features throughout the site.”
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