SWYP event: Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge and Town Centre Regeneration

Date: Tuesday 20th May 2014 Time and location6-8pm – registration from 5:30pm at Poole Harbour Commissioners North Terminal, New Harbour Road South, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AJ (paid for parking is available on site and there is also ample parking available on Poole Quay which is 5-10 mins walk from the venue). About the event: Poole’s Town Centre Regeneration area is one of the largest brownfield regeneration sites in the South West of England. The Borough of Poole, through its Masterplan, hope that the regeneration area will deliver a significant number of homes and jobs, driving the town’s growth going forward. Key to unlocking this land for development was the delivery of the £37m Twin Sails Bridge infrastructure project. Now that Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge has been delivered, what are the challenges going forward and what is Planning’s role in ensuring that the Masterplan vision is realised, especially in light of the fact that the Council does not own any significant land in the area? This free South West Young Planners event will include a presentation from the Borough of Poole’s Planning Policy and Implementation Manager followed by a walking tour of the regeneration sites and Twin Sails Bridge. The event will cover:

  • The development of the regeneration proposals
  • What the Masterplan’s vision was and what Planning’s role was in achieving that vision
  • The strategy for the delivery of the regeneration
  • The constraints to achieving the regeneration of this part of Poole
  • What has been achieved to date
  • Whether the Masterplan vision has changed since the original proposals were developed
  • What the challenges are going forward and Planning’s role

The event will conclude at the North Terminal with some drinks and nibbles and a further opportunity to network. We hope to see many of you there – please feel free to circulate event details to colleagues who may be interested. To book a place, please email ypsouthwest@gmail.com, and of course, do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!!

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