Proposals to redevelop another Bournemouth car park to go before councillors (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Plans to build flats and multi-storey car park to go before Bournemouth councillors
PROPOSALS to redevelop another town centre car park as part of Bournemouth’s Town Centre Vision will go before councillors this month.
Plans to build a 228-space multi-storey car park and up to 100 homes on Berry Court car park were due to go before cabinet members in March but were deferred for a month.
Council leader John Beesley said the issue was deferred because they wanted more information on the detail of the proposals.
In the Bournemouth Development Company’s business plan, the site is officially designated as suitable for flats, a car park or a possible care facility.
Bournemouth council is particularly keen to encourage more people to live in the town centre, in the hope it will boost the economy.
It estimates that for every extra 200 people living in the town centre, there is an additional spend in the town of £1million.
If approved by cabinet members, the scheme will be developed by the Bournemouth Development Company – an equal partnership between the council and Morgan Sindall Investments.
Berry Court is part of phase two of the Town Centre Vision, along with Durley Road and St Stephen’s.
Phase one – which consisted of three development projects at Leyton Mount and Madeira Road – is almost complete.
Council leader John Beesley said: “Bournemouth is starting to reap the rewards of the Bournemouth Development Company, our equal partnership with Morgan Sindall Investments.
“With the addition of Berry Court, we are entering the next phase of development which will mean we can accelerate our delivery of new homes in Bournemouth.
“These are desperately needed, but we will not lose public parking which is so vital to workers in this area.”
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