Seafront Development Programme
£6.6 million investment 2018-2020
Over £6 million is being invested in Poole’s seafront to help meet the high demand for beach huts and conserve & improve public facilities for residents & visitors to enjoy. Our world class award-winning seafront helps to define the character of Poole, providing a magnificent backdrop to Poole Bay, and contributes to the £200 million annual tourism expenditure.
This investment will enhance the coastline’s natural assets and ensure our seafront infrastructure is modern and vibrant. The projects will improve the connectivity between public spaces, creating new plazas and gardens, as well as providing new catering and commercial outlets. It will also add more than 120 additional new beach huts of various sizes & types and rebuild or refurbish more than 100 existing huts.
The programme is funded by Borough of Poole and supported by £1.2 million from the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF), a government grant designed to support the economic development of coastal communities. The works form part of the ‘Dorset Coastal Connections’ portfolio of 18 projects along the Dorset coast, coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum.
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Developed in consultation with residents and visitors the Sustaining Poole’s Seafront Supplementary Planning Document was adopted by Council in December 2015. The document sets out a vision for how the Council plans to conserve, improve and invest in our Seafront over the next 25 years.
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