BCP Council approves two developments to help tackle housing crisis

1 May 2020

Good news from Bournemouth,Christchurch and Poole Council Planning Committee as they granted permission for two significant developments to help tackle the national housing crisisat their meeting on April 30th.

The first was for a 100% affordable housing development made up of 22 brand new houses and flats in Newtown & Heatherlands ward to replace Cynthia House which is no longer fit for purpose and currently empty. The new development will provide much needed affordable homes to the area that is suitable for families and individuals.

The second was for an application for a development in Alderney and Bourne Valley ward that will provide temporary housing to families facing homelessness. The council has an obligation to provide accommodation to homeless families and relies heavily on B&B accommodation which just isn’t suitable and also very costly to the tax payer. The scheme will be managed by Poole Housing Partnership and will provide safe, secure and accessible temporary accommodation, facilities and support for families in crisis until permanent accommodation is found. The committee voted unanimously to approve the scheme.

Well done to Councillor Simon Bull for chairing one of the first virtual planning committee meetings in the country live!
You can watch a recording of the meeting here.