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New homes plan for coastal town
Artist's impression of development (Poole Borough Council)
The development will create a road link to the new Twin Sails bridge
New plans to build more than 1,600 homes in a Dorset town have been submitted to the council.

The site of a former power station in Hamworthy, Poole, will be developed into a large housing and shopping estate if the plans are approved.

The proposals include 1,674 new flats and houses, shops, a public quayside and access to the Twin Sails bridge.

It is hoped that the development will revitalise the area and bring locals and tourists back there.

Brian Leverett, council leader, said: "This is a large area of land with an attractive outlook."

"However, the planning application submitted by JJ Gallagher shows more homes than we were expecting and will have to be carefully assessed in terms of the impact and benefits to the people of Poole."

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