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Our vision for Poole

Over the next 20 years, Poole’s town centre will be rejuvenated as a sustainable, healthy and vibrant place. The town centre will be a place for people of all ages, with a diverse offer building on Poole’s heritage, but embracing creativity and innovation. 

As a landowner, decision maker and place shaper we will take a lead in creating lasting partnerships to create a transformed offer for future generations. 

We will deliver our ultimate vision by ensuring that we create a town centre that is:

A vibrant place to live 

New sustainable communities will be created within the town centre that are of high quality and that are exceptionally designed, which will be home to people of all ages. 

Well connected 

Poole town centre will be a well-connected community, pedestrian focussed, with people-centred streets and spaces. High quality public realm will connect all areas of the centre and we will adopt an integrated sustainable approach to transport which will reduce the need for cars.

In line with BCP Council’s commitment to the Smart Places ambition, the town centre will be at the forefront of digital connectivity. 

Experience driven 

A wider choice of uses and activities will encourage footfall, support the high street and the wider town centre. We want to encourage a better mixed of uses, the development of experience-based leisure opportunities and create suitable premises and opportunities for artists, artisans and independent traders.

Working alongside our partners and stakeholders, we will provide community and business hubs, create new public event spaces & carefully curate cultural interactions.

Local and distinctive  

Poole is unique. It has a rich maritime and artisan heritage with connections to the sea in the heart of the town centre. The diversity of the offer between new parts of the town and the Old Town will create an atmosphere that is distinctively Poole.  

Green, clean & sustainable 

We will create a sustainable environment, where we lead our communities towards a cleaner, sustainable future that preserves our environment for generations to come. The town will be greener and more resilient to climate change.

Working towards being carbon neutral and the community will be involved in helping us create new pockets of biodiversity and green infrastructure.