Winter Gardens Redevelopment Refused

Planing approval for a £150million housing and leisure development in Bournemouth has been refused.

The plans for the former Winter Gardens site in West Cliff include a 150-bed hotel, more than 100 apartments, restaurants and leisure space as well as a children's indoor soft play area & outdoor adventure playground.

It's been used as a car park since the old threatre was demolished 11 years ago.

Commenting on the scheme Tony Ramsden, a partner at Planning Solutions said:

"it has been a long held ambition of many people to revitalise the former Winter Gardens site which is currently being used as a temporary car park, this proposal goes further as it takes in the derelict crazy golf course, Keystone House and the Klute & Funki Sushi building at 20 Exeter Road creating a circa 6 acre site.

"This proposal will create a £150m development which should kick start regeneration and especially family leisure in this now tired part of the town."

But this afternoon Bournemouth planners rejected revised plans for the site. It follows concern from people living nearby about noise, and the development not fitting in with the area.

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