Branksome Chine public space enhancements

Last updated 14th September 2018

Public Engagement

15th August – 12th September

Many thanks to everyone who shared their views on the proposals at the engagement day, online or who completed a feedback card at Sandbanks Beach Office.

All this feedback is now being reviewed by the Design Team.

The Project

Public engagement phase, collecting feedback to initial proposals

This project will:

  • Create a more welcoming public plaza with improved surfacing and artistic features
  • Add new bench seating, with planters & palm trees to soften tarmac surfaces
  • Enable the Land Train to bring visitors to the area* with enhanced Land Train features and services
  • Include improved way marking and signage

*The Land Train now visits Branksome Chine. The extended route from Bournemouth Pier is being trialled over the summer of 2018 and the public will be invited to share their views on it. 

The new design proposals for Branksome Chine include a turning circle for the train, as well as improved amenities and ‘softer’ landscaping. The plans drawn up by local artist Amanda Moore will be available to view and comment on  during August & September. 

Progress Updates

  • August / September 2018 Landscaping improvement proposals were made available for public comment at a drop-in event at Branksome Chine on Wednesday 15th August. The plans were then made available to view & for comments, at Sandbanks Beach Office and online, until 12th September.
  • May 2018 Works to create a turning circle for the Land Train were completed in February, and in May we started the new transport service trial with the train now visiting Branksome Chine.
  • The Arts Development Company together with Dorset Coast Forum and Borough of Poole have appointed local landscape artist Amanda Moore to design the new public space (press release February 2018).

Project Details

Budget Up to £180,000
Funding Coastal Communities Fund 
Project Lead Anthony Rogers, Recreation Manager

Part funded by the Coastal Communities Fund coordinated by the Dorset Coast Forum

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