Sustaining Poole’s Seafront

Last updated: 14th September 2013

Creating a self-financing, sustainable seafront for future generations to enjoy

The consultation on the vision to create a self-financing, sustainable seafront for future generations to enjoy has now ended.

The Council are working hard to go through the various web, e-mail and written responses, of which there were over 200. Once they have all been reviewed a summary will be published with the future direction and Council procedures for the Planning Document.


Following an extensive public engagement programme in Spring 2012 a Draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Sustaining Poole's Seafront was created and consulted upon in August and September 2013. This document can be downloaded from the links (right).

Poole's seafront is one of the town's outstanding natural environments. Conserving and improving it is important, but upgrading or maintaining the toilets, other buildings and the water and electricity supply requires investment. This presents a real challenge in a time of unprecedented budget cuts so we have to look at innovative, but sensitive, ways of generating income.

In order to achieve our vision for the seafront 3 Key Themes have been identified that run through the draft document:

If adopted, the plan will set out a framework to allow carefully managed projects to come forward providing new and better facilities for our whole seafront, all year round, without harming the natural environment.

Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation Draft Summer 2013 - download the document (pdf, 8Mb)

Ways we have engaged with the public and stakeholders… read about previous consultations

Download the Draft Supplementary Planning Document (pdf, 8Mb)

Consultation ended 6th September 2013