Everyone living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are invited to have their say on ambitious plans to transform and pedestrianise parts of Lansdowne.
Both Holdenhurst Road and Lansdowne Roundabout are the main focus for major investment which will transform the public realm and create new spaces for people to enjoy.
New urban areas for social interaction such as outdoor meeting spaces and break out areas, as well as new performance platforms where festivals and events can take place, all feature as part of the plans.
As a commuter route for those travelling across the three towns residents, commuters and businesses are invited to view the plans and complete a short survey at bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Lansdowne. Feedback received through the survey will help influence the final designs.
Councillor Vikki Slade, Leader of BCP Council, said; “Creating a sense of place and ensuring the area continues to attract investment is essential to Lansdowne.
“The plans for Holdenhurst Road and Lansdowne Roundabout provide a much-needed boost to the investment already underway – not only to support the thriving population of residents, workers and students but also to make this a destination for people to enjoy when visiting Bournemouth.
“As well as creating and sustaining new jobs for the people of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole these proposals are also about restoring and improving connectivity for pedestrians. We would encourage people to view the plans and have their say.”
With £150 million investment already underway at Lansdowne, and an additional £8.5million government funding secured via the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Local Growth Fund, BCP Council has been working with key stakeholders to transform the infrastructure in the area.
The plans are available at bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Lansdowne and people have until 22 November to complete the short survey. A series of public engagement events will also be held throughout October and early November where people can view the plans and speak to officers from project team. Dates and locations, include:
23 October: 11:30am to 2pm, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
30 October: 11:30am to 2pm, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
30 October: 4-7pm, Naked Coffee, 4 Christchurch Road, BH1 3LT
31 October: 8-10am, Abbey Life Assurance, 100 Holdenhurst Road, BH8 8AL
31 October: 11:30am to 2pm, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University
7 November: 8-10am, Bournemouth Train Station, ASDA side outside of the ticket hall
7 November: 11:30 to 14:00, Bournemouth & Poole College
Investigatory on the ground works are likely to start later this year with a full programme of works planned from next year.