First stages for creating an exciting future vision for Holes Bay

Aiming to deliver a world-class, sustainable and economically successful development for the future, BCP Council is now progressing with its vision for the Holes Bay regeneration site.

Situated in Hamworthy on the waterfront of Poole Harbour, the 40-acre Holes Bay site is the largest brownfield regeneration site in the South West of England. It was left vacant following the closure of the former Holes Bay power station in 1994.

Last year, following a successful £5 million Local Growth Fund investment through the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the land was purchased by BCP Council. Now in the ownership of the local authority, the council has begun the first stages for regenerating the site. Through direct engagement with local people, businesses, community groups and key stakeholders, residents are being asked to share their thoughts and influence an evolving vision for Holes Bay.

Councillor Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Economy said:

“Close to Poole’s town centre, our busy commercial port and neighbouring residential areas, Holes Bay is a strategically important area for future regeneration and investment.

“It could potentially be used to deliver a minimum of 830 much needed low carbon homes for the community, as well as unlocking new employment and commercial opportunities for the entire conurbation.

“We now want residents to share in this once in a lifetime opportunity and help build our ambitious vision for a world-class, sustainable and economically viable development. Over the next few months will be carrying out some initial engagement activities and generating interest throughout the community. Wider public consultation and events are also planned for later in the year once restrictions permit. Stay tuned for more!’’

Posted on Thursday 25 March 2021