Proposals for Canford Vale, north of Magna Road, Poole BH11 9NB

Thank you for visiting our website, where you can find out more information about our proposals for the phased development on land located north of the A341 Magna Road in Poole.

Approved illustrative masterplan for the ‘hybrid’ planning application
Approved illustrative masterplan for the ‘hybrid’ planning application

The Canford Park Site

Canford Park was allocated for residential development in the Poole Local Plan (adopted in 2018) and it plays a key role in the planned strategic growth of Poole. This allocation removes the site from the Green Belt and confirms its suitability for development.

The site is located north of Bearwood and has the potential to provide up to 695 new homes, 40% of which will be affordable housing, along with a community hub, flexible workspaces, community uses and a 60-bed care home.

In March 2021, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council unanimously resolved to approve a ‘hybrid’ planning application for a new sustainable community in this location. As new information came to light subsequent to this meeting, the application was reconsidered afresh on the 12th August 2021 and was officially approved to proceed (planning reference APP/19/00237/P).

The development is being brought forward in phases by Taylor Wimpey. A reserved matters planning application for the first phase, closest to Magna Road, was submitted in early 2022 and later that year Taylor Wimpey submitted a Reserved Matters planning application for the northern section of the site, which forms the second phase of the development.

Phase three, on the southern side of the site, is now being brought forward and Taylor Wimpey are consulting the public on their plans for this next parcel of development ahead of submitting a further Reserved Matters application to BCP Council.

Approved illustrative masterplan for the ‘hybrid’ planning application
Approved illustrative masterplan for the ‘hybrid’ planning application

Phased

Development

Reserved matters planning applications agree the details of the scheme once the principle of development has been established through the outline planning permission.

Taylor Wimpey submitted a reserved matters planning application for the first phase, closest to Magna Road,in 2022. This application was for 269 homes, a community hub, along with space for business start-ups.

This application was granted permission in November 2022.

Taylor Wimpey has also submitted a Reserved Matters planning application for the northern section of the site, which forms the second phase of the development.

A separate planning application will be submitted in the future for the proposed 60-bed care home, and this will form another phase of development of the site.

The third phase of development comprises the southern section of the site, accessed from Magna Road. This third phase includes proposals for 94 new homes.

About

Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey is one of the UK’s largest residential developers, building and selling over 10,000 homes each year. In 2007, George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow merged to form Taylor Wimpey. We are proud of the home building and construction heritage of both companies, which dates back more than 100 years. As a responsible developer, we are committed to working with local people and communities, and we make a positive contribution to the communities in which we work.

Consultation

At Taylor Wimpey, we take the views of the local community seriously and as such, we are carrying out a period of public consultation prior to submitting a Reserved Matters application for the third phase of development on land north of Magna Road.

We have ensured that hundreds of residents near to the site have received a newsletter outlining our proposals and we will be providing hard copies of the information contained on this website for those without internet access. This means that all residents will have the opportunity to view the proposals and have their say.

We have been consulting the public on different phases of the development since 2021. Thank you if you contributed to these previous events and please rest assured that, as development is an iterative process, your views will continue to be taken on board as our plans progress.

Following this latest period of consultation, your feedback will be taken into consideration as we move forward with our detailed proposals for the third phase.

The consultation period has now started and we will be receiving feedback up to 17th May 2024.

Plan of the first phase of development, closest to Magna Road.

Overview of the

First Phase of the Development

  • The first phase will deliver 269 homes, comprising a mix of two to four bedroom properties.
  • There is an appropriate balance of family homes and apartments in this first phase.
  • 40% of the homes will be affordable homes based on local need. There will be a mix of properties available for affordable rent and shared ownership through a local registered provider.
  • A community hub is proposed, which encompasses retail, and food and drink provision on the ground floor, along with office-style space for business start-ups.
  • The community hall provides a large space for a variety of possible uses.
  • The buildings are in a traditional style in keeping with the local area, utilising buff brick, red brick and tiled roofs, along with character areas which give distinctiveness to the development
  • Most of the houses will be two-storey, with a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced properties. There will also be a number of three-storey apartment blocks pepper-potted across the site.

Overview of the

Second Phase of the Development

  • The second phase will deliver 326 homes, comprising a mix of two to four bedroom properties.
  • 40% of the homes will be affordable homes based on local need, equating to 132 homes. These will be a mix of properties available for affordable rent and shared ownership through a local registered provider.
  • Just like the first phase, the buildings are in a traditional style in keeping with the local area, utilising buff brick, red brick and tiled roofs, along with character areas which give distinctiveness to the development
  • Most of the houses will be two-storey, with a mix of detached and semi-detached properties. There will also be a small number of three-storey apartment blocks in the centre.
  • Space has been made available for five self build plots, giving people the opportunity to create their own home on the site. This element will be submitted under a separate reserved matters planning application.
  • This second phase of housing will be accessed via Knighton Lane.

Overview of the

Third Phase of the Development

  • The third phase will deliver 94 homes, which will include a mix of homes based on local need like the first two phases.
  • As with previous phases, 40% of the homes will be affordable homes based on local need, meaning there will be 38 new homes offered through a local registered provider as either affordable rent or shared ownership properties.
  • New homes in this phase are also proposed to be built using buff brick, red brick, and tiled roofs to remain in keeping with the local area’s traditional style, whilst also having character areas to mark the development as distinctive.
  • Most of the houses will also be two-storey, with a mix of detached, semi-detached, and terraced properties. There will also be a small number of three-storey apartment blocks.
  • This third phase will be accessed via Magna Road.

Housing

Summary

  • To create a sustainable community and a rich sense of place, the development will have several distinct character areas. These will be defined by a change in layout, house type and density.
  • The homes will incorporate a variety of materials and the architecture of the site has been informed by the local vernacular and the Design Code attached to the Hybrid planning application.
  • Homes are traditionally styled, with the use of a light-coloured buff brick, red brick, tile hangings, brick detailing and tile roofs.
  • Houses are predominantly two storeys high with some three-storey apartments.
  • Street scenes of the proposed houses in the ‘rural edge’ character area, towards the perimeter of the development
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CGI impression of the third phase of development

Access and Highways

In order to facilitate the new development, amendments will be required to the surrounding road network. A transport assessment has been completed as part of the Hybrid planning application. This confirms that the proposed road/junction improvements in principle are sufficient to serve the additional traffic generated by the development.

A new signalised junction will be created at 94 Magna Road, incorporating controlled crossings for pedestrians and cyclists.

There will also be improvements to the junction of Knighton Lane with Magna Road to incorporate wider carriageways, together with the provision of a combined footway/cycleway either side of Knighton Lane to connect the development into the existing facilities on Magna Road. Improved, controlled crossings for pedestrians/cyclists will also be provided at the junction.

Overall, connectivity will be enhanced across the local area.

Sustainability

  • Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity. Sensitive lighting will be used to respect nocturnal wildlife as well as creating a diverse natural habitat for birds and ground foraging mammals.
  • A comprehensive drainage strategy means that development of the site would not increase the risk of flooding within the site, or elsewhere.
  • The surface water strategy will incorporate flow-controlled discharge to the River Stour in combination with ground infiltration through attenuation ponds. A network of swales will provide landscape, amenity and ecology benefits, along with permeable paving.
  • In order to deliver a sustainable development and reduce carbon emissions, one of the conditions of the outline planning permission is that measures should be in place to provide 20% of the predicted future energy use of each home via on-site renewable sources.
  • Furthermore, any non-residential buildings, like the community hub, must achieve a BREEAM rating of ‘very good’ as a minimum.
  • Taylor Wimpey is a finalist in the ‘Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year’ awards for 2021. The company is fully supportive of the Government-led Future Homes Standard, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from homes and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Community Hub

A planning application has been granted permission for a community hub in the first phase of development, currently under construction. This encompasses retail, and food and drink provision on the ground floor, along with office-style space for business start-ups. Apartments will sit above the commercial elements below.

A community hall provides a large hall for a variety of different uses.

The community hall also provides a green hub area for cycle storage.

Community Benefits

We believe our proposals for the development of this site carry wider benefits to the community of Poole beyond the provision of much-needed new homes. The benefits include significant financial contributions towards community infrastructure, delivery of affordable homes (40% of the total site) which is rarely achieved on town centre sites in Poole or Dorset as a whole, and the creation of a wide range of jobs, including those created through construction and permanent jobs created within the community hub.

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