Posted: 5/02/2014 at 2:16pm
The latest annual business plan guiding the work of The Bournemouth Development Company (BDC) has been formally approved by Cabinet members at Bournemouth Borough Council.
The 2014/15 plan sets out the nature and extent of development undertaken by BDC and how the programme is helping to deliver the Town Centre Master Vision.
The Vision is a key Council deliverable as part of its Thriving Economy and Improving Environment priorities.
Specific objectives include regeneration, enabling a more skilled and diverse economy, strengthening the competitiveness of Bournemouth, and improving the public realm.
The plan notes that BDC has begun work on the ground on three distinct development projects in the past year.
These are a mixed-use, residential-led scheme of 64 flats and commercial space at the former Leyton Mount car park plus, at nearby Madeira Road, three blocks of student accommodation for the Arts University Bournemouth and a seven-storey, 382-space public car park.
Development proposals to pursue in 2014 are at Durley Road, Berry Court and St Stephen’s. The plans for Durley Road involve a residential scheme which could include care accommodation. Berry Court could also see residential development including a
car park while St Stephen’s is considered suitable for residential use.