Wessex Fields

Shape the future plans for Wessex Fields 

BCP Council’s Cabinet have agreed to build part of the road from the A338 up to the Wessex Fields development site boundary line. 

Work is now underway to shape the future plans for the Wessex Fields site.

On Tuesday 7 January 2020 the Council held an engagement day offering the opportunity to contribute ideas on the use of the land and help shape the future of the Wessex Fields development site. Those who attended one of the three sessions heard from the Leader of BCP Council Councillor Vikki Slade, and Development Director Chris Shephard. There was also a video presentation from partner organisations The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.

The first session of the day was recorded and you can view the recording of the presentations here.

The presentations were followed by a workshop session aimed at generating ideas as to how the land should or should not be used. Ideas needed to meet the following criteria:

  • Financially viable
  • Environmentally appropriate
  • Socially responsible

More detail about the criteria is explained in the presentation video.

The consultation was held open until 31 January 2020 for further ideas to come forward. These ideas have been collated and a report will be considered at the next meeting of Cabinet (Wednesday 18 March 2020).