PLANS have been drawn up for a large housing scheme between Poole’s two bridges.

The proposed development would be located in West Quay Road and deliver 562 homes, along with two restaurants, offices, and a replacement facility for Poole Amateur Rowing Club.

The site is bordered by the approaches to Poole Bridge and Twin Sails Bridge, on the other side of which a development of 291 flats is set to be built.

Applicants Reuben & Morgan Ltd conducted an environmental impact assessment for the scheme and are now set to submit their full plans to Poole council.

Buildings on the site, including the rowing club, would be demolished to make way for the new development, which would include a mixture of flats and retirement living apartments.

A number of public and private open spaces, car parking, quayside walkway and replacement quay wall would also be built.

If approved, the new development would be the fourth major housing scheme approved in the area, with planning permission given last month for over 350 homes, as well as shops, restaurants, offices, and a marina at the Sydenhams timber yard site.

Adjacent to this is the Carter’s Quay development – the first stage of which is near completion. The finished scheme will see a total of 326 homes built, as well as units for restaurants, cafes and a convenience store.

Both developments will be connected by a public quayside area.

And the site of the former Hamworthy Power Station is earmarked for a proposed development of 850 homes.

According to DPP Planning, which compiled a scoping report on behalf of Reuben & Morgan, development of the West Quay Road scheme would be undertaken in two phases, with phase one built on land to the south to provide retirement living accommodation.

Phase two, situated in the north of the site, would be for residential flats.

The first phase would see the quayside wall developed to protect the site from flood risk.

Construction of both phases would take an estimated 34 months, leading to a completion date of mid-2022.