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Emma Burton 13GGS
To what extent do the developments
around Holes Bay marry the two
concepts of economic and
environmental sustainability? (20)
Poole is located on the Dorset coastline in the South of England and is part of the western end of the
rapidly developing south coast urban area which includes Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and
lies south west of the New Forest and North East of the Isle of Purbeck and Swanage. There is a
population of over 138,000 in Poole, with an uneven population density, the highest being around
the CBD with a population density of 53.25 and the less density populated areas are in
the suburbs with the lowest being in the north of Poole with a population density of
4.42. Poole harbour is one of the largest natural harbours in the world and is an
important site for migrating wetland birds including, shelduck and the bar-tailed godwit
a long with rare species of invertebrates and tidal and salt marsh plants including the
sandwort. This has lead to the site being protected on a national level by SSSI and on an
international level by being a Ramsar site, this in turn means that a number of
considerations have to be made with concerns to development.
Development is a key issue in the area surrounding Holes Bay, which is a ballooned inlet within Poole
Harbour, due to the current high level of employment and the type of employment people are in, in
the areas immediately surrounding Holes Bay, in Hamworthy, as well as the need for housing and
affordable housing, to distribute the population density more evenly throughout the town to
prevent large drains on resources in certain areas. There are a number on Brownfield sites within the
town, which are key areas for development such as the old power station site which was demolished
in 1996 and has stood empty since then. Redevelopment
is also important for the tourist industry, because at the
moment during the high season during summer
congestion is large problem. Congestion is also a large
problem for the local residents of Poole who need to
cross the Back Water channel during rush hour as at the
moment there is only one working bridge.

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Currently there is a large amount of redevelopment going on in the areas that surrounds channel that
leads into holes bay including the construction of the Twin Sails Bridge which will unlock the 30Ha of
the underused power station site on the Hamworthy side.…read more

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as helping to ease congestion all year around making it easier for the residents of Hamworthy to
access Poole town centre providing the opportunity for a wider variety of jobs.…read more


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