Planning permission was granted in spring 2020, and the next steps are now being considered.
The current surface car park has been identified for several years as suitable for residential use in the Council’s Area Action Plan. This site presents an opportunity to support the Town Centre Vision of better homes, a better environment, high quality architecture and a positive enhancement of the West Cliff Conservation Area.
Once completed, the scheme will provide vibrant, modern town centre living with a mixture of 44 one, two, three-bedroom and penthouse apartments, suitable for a wide spectrum of homeowners.
Bournemouth Development Company is also providing £360,000 of funding to BCP Council for them to carry out a suite of highway improvements in the local area. Funding will be used to introduce a speed limit reduction to 20 mph on some local roads, increased signage, and speed humps. Footpaths outside the St Michael’s School will also be widened to increase pedestrian safety and a Parking Enforcement Officer will ensure on-street parking rules are adhered to.