ELEVEN sites have been earmarked for regeneration by BCP Council, including plans to replace the Bournemouth International Centre.

The council has drawn up plans to regenerate 11 sites with a gross development value of more than £2billion.

The local authority says the plans have the potential to deliver 3,500 new homes and it would “put local communities at the centre of future development”.

Schemes include the south west’s largest brownfield regeneration site at Holes Bay, the Wessex Fields Medtech Park, and proposals to replace the Bournemouth International Centre.

Councillor Drew Mellor, leader of BCP Council, said: “We want the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole city region to be world class - one of the best coastal places in which to live, work, invest and play.

“As part of our big plan we are committed to delivering big changes across our whole area, supporting the creation of 13,000 jobs across all sectors of our economy, delivering new homes at the highest quality at all levels of affordability for local residents, and facilitating a thriving environment for our businesses.

“We promised we would move at pace with our big plan ambitions and within six months of setting the council’s budget - earmarking an additional £1.75million to drive forward regeneration - we formed an urban regeneration company and brought in some of the UK’s leading talent in development and placemaking to create the capacity and skillset needed to drive a major regeneration programme.”

Taking forward its regeneration plans the council is proposing to commit an additional £10.4million over the next five years into regeneration across the area.

Cllr Philip Broadhead, portfolio holder for regeneration, economy and strategic planning, said: “We are determined to deliver economically vibrant but affordable places in neighbourhoods that are safe and attractive and offer a sense of belonging for local communities.

“This means we will see a shift from that exclusive focus of meeting housing numbers towards a qualitative target of delivering great places with homes and infrastructure that are beneficial and healthy for our local communities and the environment.

“By investing significantly in our new model, we are cementing a firm commitment which will provide confidence within the investment market and give certainty to our local communities that they will be at the centre of positive regeneration.”

Details on the council’s regeneration proposals are outlined in a report due to go to the council’s Overview and Scrutiny Board on September 20 before being considered by cabinet on September 29.

The 11 sites in the proposals are:

  • Bournemouth International Centre
  • Boscombe
  • Wessex Fields
  • Christchurch Civic Centre
  • Constitution Hill
  • Chapel Lane car park
  • Heart of Poole
  • Holes Bay
  • Poole Civic Centre
  • Turlin Moor
  • Beach Road car park