A SCHEME that would have seen a block of flats and a commercial unit built in a town centre has been withdrawn.

Plans were lodged with BCP Council last April for building a five-storey building in Poole town centre with 32 flats and a roof garden.

The proposal, in High Street North opposite The George Pub, would have seen the current commercial buildings demolished, which includes Butterfingers Sandwich Bar and a Goadsby’s estate agents.

However, developers have now withdrawn the plans.

While these businesses were two of three in the current three-storey building, known as Equity Chambers, it was proposed to reduce this to one unit.

Developers had sought council advice in a pre-application submission, with amendments made before lodging the outline scheme.

Further amendments were made through the application process following comments from officers and statutory consultants, and a rebuttal to concerns from the urban design and heritage officer was submitted.

Should the plans have been approved, 28 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom flats would have been built.

There was no planned car parking for the new building, with extensive cycle parking proposed.

The plans were met with one resident objection and an objection from the Society for Poole.