Withdrawal of major transformation projects from the Rockley Point site

THE owners of a holiday park in Poole could go back to the drawing board on major redevelopment plans.

An application to demolish the existing Rockley Watersports Training Centre, cafe and various buildings has been submitted by Rockley Sands (Estates) Limited.

The proposal for the Rockley Point site included plans to build a new restaurant, training facilities and accommodation for water sports, 46 holiday units and 17 hardstanding bases for the siting of static caravans.

He also detailed work on slipways, moorings and the port, a new promenade and a 123-space car park.

However, more than three years after submitting the plans to council, Rockley Sands (Estates) Limited withdrew the application.

A letter from planning and development consultants Lichfields to BCP Council’s planning department said: “On behalf of our client, Rockley Sands (Estates) Limited, we confirm that we wish to withdraw the current planning application for the proposed redevelopment at Rockley Point (Ref: APP/18/01470/F).

“The application went through a lengthy process, having originally been submitted in November 2018.

“Our client needs more time to review options for redeveloping this part of the site, including reviewing existing permission.

“Rather than requesting a further extension of time, we believe it would be appropriate to withdraw the request and re-engage counsel once we establish a preferred way forward.”

Plans for Rockley Point had been backed by Bournemouth and Poole’s tourism manager.

Modified proposals were submitted in August 2019, but demand has not progressed since then.

A spokesperson for Haven, owner of Rockley Park holiday park, told the Daily Echo: ‘Haven is continuing to review options for further development of its park at Rockley Point and will do so in more detail before submitting any proposals. other planes.

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