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Plans Approved For New Homes In Poole
Plans for the redevelopment of the former Pilkington Tiles site in Poole have been approved by councillors.
Members of Borough of Poole's Planning Committee voted unanimously to grant the planning application submitted by Rippon Development Services, subject to conditions.
The application includes the demolition of all existing buildings, including number 28 Blandford Road, and the erection of 268 homes comprising one and two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom houses.
Business units, an electricity substation and a foul water pumping station will also be installed as well as the construction of a new site entrance onto Blandford Road and associated access roads.
In addition there will be 436 car parking spaces, cycle parking, public open space areas and landscaping.
Councillor Phil Eades, Chairman of the Planning Committee, Borough of Poole, said:
"The committee listened carefully to the arguments put to them.
"In any scheme of this magnitude there will often be competing objectives and tensions.
"In this instance members felt there were significant community and economic advantages of this scheme to the town including the delivery of the Port Link Road, family housing, significant employment space and a new public quayside.
"The committee appreciated the regeneration advantages that this major scheme will bring to Poole."
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