BCP Council has begun the first stages of regenerating the Holes Bay site to deliver 830 "much needed" low carbon homes for the community, amongst other developments.

Situated in Hamworthy on the waterfront of Poole Harbour, the 40-acre Holes Bay site is the largest brownfield regeneration site in the South West.

The site was left vacant following the closure of the former Holes Bay power station in 1994.

Last year, following a successful £5 million Local Growth Fund investment through the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the land was purchased by BCP Council.

Now, the council has begun the first stages for regenerating the site, which entails asking residents to share their thoughts on the regeneration.

Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Economy, Cllr Philip Broadhead said: "Holes Bay is a strategically important area for future regeneration and investment.

"It could potentially be used to deliver a minimum of 830 much needed low carbon homes for the community, as well as unlocking new employment and commercial opportunities for the entire conurbation.

"We now want residents to share in this once in a lifetime opportunity and help build our ambitious vision for a world-class, sustainable and economically viable development. Over the next few months will be carrying out some initial engagement activities and generating interest throughout the community.

"Wider public consultation and events are also planned for later in the year once restrictions permit."