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Baiter Park toilet block

We’ve been looking at ways to develop and enhance the services and facilities at Baiter Park, including remodelling and modernising the existing toilet block to provide a new park café with sustainable public toilets.  

Baiter Park is a public open space protected by a Fields in Trust designation. It’s a unique visitor destination offering spectacular views of Brownsea Island and Arne.  

With a large open space and frontage, it’s an ideal location to watch or join in year-round water sports. It also has onsite parking and good cycle and walking access to Poole Quay and town centre.   


A permanent catering facility will benefit the whole community by providing a social environment attracting more groups. This will replace the existing mobile refreshment trailer in the park. 


Planning permission to develop the public toilets has been granted and you can see all the documents at the planning portal, using reference APP/17/01940/F.  

Next steps 

Following a public consultation event in 2019, we’re currently exploring a wider improvement plan for Baiter. This includes reviewing whether the toilet block would be the right place for a café to be developed on this site.   

While options are considered, we will delay making further progress to develop the existing toilet block. In the meantime, minor refurbishment of the toilets is expected to take place during the winter/spring 2020/2021. 

We will publish further information as the wider plan develops. 


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