Public parks and play areas in Bournemouth could be sold off for housing

Proposals for park and play areas in Bournemouth could see 18 of its public green spaces sold off to developers for housing.

Bournemouth Borough Council's cabinet will meet tonight (25 March) to discuss proposals under its new Playground Strategy for 2009-14.

The Bournemouth Playground Strategy report has been criticised by local people.

Although the £4m scheme aims to make improvements to children's parks and play areas across the borough, it has also identified 18 spaces that could be sold off for housing.

If cabinet members agree to the proposals then the land could be used for up to 140 family houses, as well as apartment blocks.

If the plans are approved then consultation on each of the disposal sites will be carried out.  

The report states: "It is recommended that a proportion of receipts from any sales are reinvested in local public spaces. This will help to mitigate a local increase in population and also improve other local spaces for existing residents in line with public aspirations expressed during consultation on the Green Space Strategy."


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