Lands Improvement, in Joint Venture with JJG, own a 16.2 hectare former power station site in Poole, fronting onto Holes Bay and adjacent to Poole Harbour.
LIH are working in close co-operation with the Borough of Poole to bring forward a comprehensive mixed use regeneration package which included the construction of a new lifting bridge for the town and a new link road to be funded by the joint venture.
The Joint Venture was granted full planning permission for the link road that runs through the site in July 2006. The Department for Transport approved a Transport and Works Act Order for the construction of the new lifting bridge in August 2006.
A new funding package for the delivery of the bridge was agreed between the Borough of Poole, South West Regional Development Agency and the Joint Venture in 2008. The Borough of Poole let a contract for the new ‘Twin Sails’ lifting bridge and construction commenced in the summer of 2010. The new ‘Twin Sails’ bridge was opened to the public by Princess Anne in April 2012.
Lands Improvement as part of the joint venture let a £2.5 million contract for the new link road in December 2010 and construction was completed in August 2011.
The site has recently been allocated by central government as a ‘Housing Zone’. A planning application is being worked on for a residential scheme and will be submitted in 2017.