Dorset: Poole Council grants first commercially-viable scheme in regeneration area

Poole’s planning committee has given the green light for the first commercially-implementable scheme in the regeneration area.

Poole property developer Richard Carr has had his proposals for an apartment and commercial space scheme approved following a 10-year wait.

Carr’s scheme will see 57 apartment’s delivered along with a number of commercial units.

Development for the “landmark” scheme will begin later this year and Carr hopes he has set the ball rolling for further growth in the area.

“I’m pleased to have received planning for this development and hope to have now set a trend for more iconic buildings to be delivered along this industrial waterfront. Let’s set Poole apart from competing towns,” he said.

“The good thing about this scheme is that Poole council has allowed us the opportunity to create homes for those who are seeking to get on the housing ladder. Our ‘Studio Pod’ apartments are perfect for first-time buyers and will be mixed in with other apartments of varying sizes.

“I would like to thank architects Anders Roberts Cheers and planning consultants Pure Town Planning for their help and also Poole planning committee for giving approval; it’s a step in the right direction for the region.”

Poole’s regeneration area is committed to delivering around 2,500 new homes, in excess of 20,000 sq m of new office space and new retail and leisure developments.