Denial of major Poole development | Real estate news from the South West

Plans for a major mixed-use development in Poole – comprising a hotel and hundreds of apartments – were turned down despite being recommended for approval.

MHA Burleigh Poole is behind the request, which relates to the existing Thistle Hotel site and adjacent land on the town’s historic wharf.

Aligné is in the process of demolishing the site and replacing it with sustainable development that will bring economic, social and environmental benefits to the region.

Four apartment blocks are offered comprising 50, 65, 65 and 49 units respectively – a total of 228.

These would consist of 66 T1, 151 T2 and 11 T3, with commercial areas also dedicated to the ground floor of blocks A, B and C.

There would also be a 118-room hotel with 228 beds with a bar and restaurant.

The plans were the subject of 200 objections from neighboring properties, with 22 letters of support received.

While the app was hailed for creating jobs and the potential improvement of Poole’s tourism industry, some critics included the lack of need for a new hotel and new accommodation.

A report written ahead of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole planning committee meeting on October 6 noted that the economic and social benefits of the program are “seen to significantly and manifestly outweigh any potential conflict” in terms loss of perspective or dominant impact. to existing homes at Dolphin Quays and East Quay Road.

However, despite being recommended for approval, the request was denied.

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