More Affordable Homes For Local People Across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole
BCP's Council's plans for thousands of new homes has gained momentum and more local people can look forward to more affordable housing.
The BCP Council recommended another 4 housing development projects on Wednesday this week at their Cabinet meeting, which should progress immediately, creating 170 homes for local people immediately. Other developments which are already underway were reviewed at this meeting, and the first phase should deliver over 350 homes across the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas.
The Council Newbuild Housing Acquisition Strategy (CNHAS) that was approved in September last year, has already made great progress to its target of 15,000 homes by 2026, within the council Big Plan, and the need to provide outstanding quality of life for local people, through new clean, safe and affordable housing.
There are several sites that should see its completion by the end of the year. Including Alice and Mountbatten Gardens developments. Additionally, plans are in place for many other sites, including the former Oakdale Adult Education Centre, and its proposed 60 homes, at early stages of discussion.
Councillor Philip Broadhead, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Development, Growth and Regeneration, said: “The first six months of this strategy has gone beyond a mere plan and started to really deliver. There are some fantastic projects that have already begun on site and – as the discussion at cabinet yesterday showed – even more exciting ones to come. It’s great to see the progress we’ve made on achieving our target with around 1,400 new council-delivered homes now planned or underway, and I look forward to seeing more of these homes for local people become a reality over the next few months and years.”