Borough of Poole Council has granted outline planning permission for 268 homes on the site of a former tile factory in the town
The application, which was submitted by developer Inland Homes, also proposes 11,500 square metres of office space, an electricity substation, 436 car parking spaces and public space on the site of the former Pilkington Tiles factory.
Inland Homes said that it intends to submit an application for full planning permission in the summer.
The Pilkington Factory site is the first scheme included in the Poole Bridge Regeneration Initiative (PBRI) to be granted planning permission.
The initiative, which was published by the Council in 2004, covers a number of brownfield sites totaling 40 hectares in size, including the site of a former power station. In 2005, the PBRI was a finalist in the Royal Town Planning Institute national awards.
Chairman of the Council’s Planning Committee Peter Eades said: “Members felt there were significant community and economic advantages of this scheme to the town including the delivery of the Port Link Road, family housing, significant employment space and a new public quayside. The committee appreciated the regeneration advantages that this major scheme will bring to Poole.”