Decision details

BCP FuturePlaces Ltd - Outline Business Case for Chapel Lane

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To make recommendations for the future residentially led re-development of Chapel Lane, Constitution Hill and Poole Civic Centre Car Parks and seek approval to progress to Full Business Case Stage.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)             Approves the Outline Business Case for Chapel Lane Car Park North as set out in the confidential appendix A to this report endorsing the recommended option contained therein;

(b)            Agrees to pay FuturePlaces for its development advice services and costs associated with the preparation of the outline business case totalling £31k, and to include the scheme in the Council’s Capital Investment Programme;

(c)             Agrees to move the project to Full Business Case stage and commit costs estimated at £753k;

(d)            Agrees to declare the asset surplus to requirements and appropriate the land for planning purposes to enable development.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning


To contribute to the Council’s Corporate vision, specifically helping to create dynamic places, investing in the homes our communities need, revitalising and re-inventing our high streets and local centres in line with the vision set out in the Big Plan.

FuturePlaces was formed to ensure BCP Council has the capacity, expertise, and resources to drive investment in regeneration and unlock value from major Council owned sites; it will also enable BCP Council to ensure that we deliver new homes and create well designed, local neighbourhoods.

Report author: Rob Dunford

Publication date: 09/02/2023

Date of decision: 08/02/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2023

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