Council to negotiate “best deal” after plans for 100 flats on car park are approved

Council to negotiate “best deal” after plans for 100 flats on car park are approved

Council to negotiate “best deal” after plans for 100 flats on car park are approved

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BOURNEMOUTH council will press for the best possible deal as it seeks to build around 100 flats on a town centre car park, residents have been assured.

The proposals to build homes and a small multi-storey car park on Berry Court car park were unanimously approved by cabinet on Wednesday.

Council leader John Beesley said the Bournemouth Development Company – a partnership between the council and Morgan Sindall – would now “negotiate the very best deal they can get” on the prime site.

“One of the things that was emphasised was the need to press for even better value for money,” he said.

It is proposed the homes will be offered for rent to private tenants to improve the quality of the private rental sector and meet a demand from people saving towards a mortgage or who do not wish to commit to buying a home.

Cllr Beesley said: “The market we are aiming for will demand that quality, the locality demands that quality and our financial projections do as well.”

The plans are part of the town centre master vision.

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7:17am Fri 30 May 14

arthur1948 says...

More town center car parking gone...

This should cheer the traders up....

More confusion when the air show comes to town too...
More town center car parking gone... This should cheer the traders up.... More confusion when the air show comes to town too... arthur1948
  • Score: 8

8:10am Fri 30 May 14

TheDistrict says...

arthur1948 wrote:
More town center car parking gone...

This should cheer the traders up....

More confusion when the air show comes to town too...
"The proposals to build homes and a small multi-storey car park"
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: More town center car parking gone... This should cheer the traders up.... More confusion when the air show comes to town too...[/p][/quote]"The proposals to build homes and a small multi-storey car park" TheDistrict
  • Score: 4

8:18am Fri 30 May 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

As the development will incur a section 106 how many affordable rent homes will be built within the site and if not within this site where? Whilst there is a need for private rent the need for affordable rent homes is still very high.
As the development will incur a section 106 how many affordable rent homes will be built within the site and if not within this site where? Whilst there is a need for private rent the need for affordable rent homes is still very high. itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 5

8:34am Fri 30 May 14

BIGTONE says...

The best deal?
Well going off previous records.........FAIL
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The best deal? Well going off previous records.........FAIL . BIGTONE
  • Score: 12

9:19am Fri 30 May 14

billy bumble says...

Put it out to tender then

What? - Oh I see
Put it out to tender then What? - Oh I see billy bumble
  • Score: 10

9:47am Fri 30 May 14

Townee says...

The soon we get Beasley and his mates out the better. The way they are going there will be no where to park in town and all the flats being built will be bought up by the rich as second homes or but to let.
The soon we get Beasley and his mates out the better. The way they are going there will be no where to park in town and all the flats being built will be bought up by the rich as second homes or but to let. Townee
  • Score: 8

10:05am Fri 30 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

TheDistrict wrote:
arthur1948 wrote:
More town center car parking gone...

This should cheer the traders up....

More confusion when the air show comes to town too...
"The proposals to build homes and a small multi-storey car park"
That will be residents parking at 1 or 2 spaces per flat. Dope
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: More town center car parking gone... This should cheer the traders up.... More confusion when the air show comes to town too...[/p][/quote]"The proposals to build homes and a small multi-storey car park"[/p][/quote]That will be residents parking at 1 or 2 spaces per flat. Dope Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 4

11:58am Fri 30 May 14

BmthNewshound says...

“negotiate the very best deal they can get"..... the tax payer will never get to know whether the best deal is negotiated or not because by handing over this public asset to a private company and deal will be "commercially sensitive" and not made public.
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"improve the quality of the private rental sector"...... Just shows how out of touch Beesley is with whats been happening in Bournemouth over recent years. Buy-to -let investors have been buying up many of the new flats built in the town over the past decade. The town now has an over supply of private rented accommodation. What the town lacks is a supply of quality affordable rented accommodation.
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Beesley just doesn't get it, its the cost of private rented accommodation in Bournemouth that is the real problem and building another block of overpriced flats for rent isn't going to address that problem.
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“negotiate the very best deal they can get"..... the tax payer will never get to know whether the best deal is negotiated or not because by handing over this public asset to a private company and deal will be "commercially sensitive" and not made public. . "improve the quality of the private rental sector"...... Just shows how out of touch Beesley is with whats been happening in Bournemouth over recent years. Buy-to -let investors have been buying up many of the new flats built in the town over the past decade. The town now has an over supply of private rented accommodation. What the town lacks is a supply of quality affordable rented accommodation. . Beesley just doesn't get it, its the cost of private rented accommodation in Bournemouth that is the real problem and building another block of overpriced flats for rent isn't going to address that problem. . BmthNewshound
  • Score: 6

1:23pm Fri 30 May 14

muscliffman says...

“negotiate the very best deal they can get" well of course they will, but true to form it won't be for the town or it's taxpayers........
“negotiate the very best deal they can get" well of course they will, but true to form it won't be for the town or it's taxpayers........ muscliffman
  • Score: 7

4:37pm Fri 30 May 14

stevobath says...

'Best Deal'?

For those in control.
'Best Deal'? For those in control. stevobath
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Fri 30 May 14

O'Reilly says...

arthur1948 wrote:
More town center car parking gone...

This should cheer the traders up....

More confusion when the air show comes to town too...
More parking tickets when the Air Show comes to town......overtime for the wardens, lovely jubbly.
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: More town center car parking gone... This should cheer the traders up.... More confusion when the air show comes to town too...[/p][/quote]More parking tickets when the Air Show comes to town......overtime for the wardens, lovely jubbly. O'Reilly
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Fri 30 May 14

O'Reilly says...

billy bumble wrote:
Put it out to tender then

What? - Oh I see
I believe Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel dealt with the conveyancing........
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[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Put it out to tender then What? - Oh I see[/p][/quote]I believe Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel dealt with the conveyancing........ . O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

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