Issue details

Harbourside Park - Strategic infrastructure improvements to the sluice channel linking Poole Park and Poole Harbour

The engineered channel at Baiter Harbourside Park which allows water to flow between the Poole Park Lagoon and Parkstone Bay has come to the end of its serviceable life. The sluice channel is presently a safety concern, and has been cordoned off except for non-motorised access. The purpose of this report is to request that Cabinet allocates funding in line with the specialist report and Officer recommendations, to progress the design through to pre-construction, and subsequently construction to: replace the sluice channel; upgrade the sluice channel; and, improve the localised drainage system at Keyhole Bridge (subject to appropriate consents).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Wards affected: Parkstone; Poole Town;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/02/2022

Decision due: 25 May 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Place (to 03/03/2023)

Lead director: Chief Operations Officer

Contact: Peter Christie, FCERM Senior Engineer Email:


The Environment Agency, Natural England, Marine Management Organisation, Poole Harbour Commissioners, Wessex Water, Network Rail, BCP FCERM Inland Flood Risk Manager, BCP Parks Operations Team, BCP TCF cycle and footway improvements delivery team

Agenda items


  • Baiter Sluice Channel Renewal