Proposed Junction to the A338 Wessex Fields, Bournemouth
As part of the Bournemouth International Growth programme the Council has submitted a planning application 7-2017-9177-DH to build a new junction and link road from the A338 to Wessex Fields.
If approved the plans will play a key part in unlocking the available employment land at Wessex Fields, whilst making the most of the natural environment around it.
The proposals to build a new link road and junction will enable Wessex Fields to reach its full economic potential by making the area an attractive location for businesses looking to set up and/or relocate to the region.
Transforming the infrastructure in and around Wessex Fields will:
- Create around 2,000 new jobs
- Safeguard the existing 10,000 jobs (including 4,000 at Royal Bournemouth Hospital)
- Provide a second access to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital site
- Improve traffic flows at Cooper Dean Roundabout, Chaseside Junction, and parts of Castle Lane East
- Encourage sustainable travel by improving facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users
There is strong demand for flexible business space in and around Bournemouth but the supply of A Grade office is in short supply. Currently the supply of vacant offices in Bournemouth is under 2% according to Co-Star, a national commercial property database.
The planning application for the new junction was submitted in December 2017, and remained open for comments until 28 February 2018.
The application and all comments made up until that time are now being considered.