We have successfully secured £23.3 million from the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP) to improve the connectivity of the A31 trunk road to the Port of Poole, the town centre and its surrounding regeneration sites.
LEAD: Borough of Poole
investing in key routes to the Port & town centre
driving economic growth
unlocking development sites for housing
improved pedestrian and cyclist facilities
create attractive public spaces
celebrate local heritage
Poole Harbour Commissioners have a masterplan to develop and grow the Port. As one of Dorset’s key assets this is vital as it is a hugely important employment site providing jobs around sea-based freight, passenger ferries, cruise liners and marine related industrial/leisure activities.
DLEP funding to improve access to the Port, along with Poole’s infrastructure in its two-bridge system, will help drive-up local economic growth, improve housing and create more highly skilled jobs, around the Port and surrounding regeneration areas, including the town centre.
‘Transforming Dorset’, a Strategic Economic Plan, was submitted to Government in March 2014. It was used in negotiations to secure the funding from the Dorset Growth Deal.
The Port of Poole Growth Deal programme (2016-2021) includes: