Public Sector

Published: October 18, 2019 | Updated: October 18, 2019

Businesses invited to have their say and help shape future of Wessex Fields at special event

Wessex Fields where work is now underway to shape future plans for the site.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Business representatives, community groups and residents are invited to help shape the future of Wessex Fields at an engagement event next month.

Following the decision by BCP Council’s Cabinet 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.

Those interested in shaping the future development of Wessex Fields are invited to attend the engagement day on November 19 at The Bridge, Littledown, where the future of the site will be discussed.

The event will be an opportunity to hear from Cllr Vikki Slade, Leader of BCP Council, and share ideas on how the site should be developed in the future. Any ideas put forward will need to be financially viable and environmentally appropriate.

The engagement day will be split into three 1.5 hour sessions and anyone wishing to attend must register at in advance choosing their preferred time slot.

Cllr Slade said; “The development of the Wessex Fields site will be going ahead and it’s important for the local community to have an opportunity to get involved in shaping any future plans for the area.

“Within these plans, it is vital that the future infrastructure development supports clean economic growth, helps to improve health and wellbeing and makes the area a better place to live, work and visit.

“I would encourage anyone interested in the future of Wessex Fields to register and attend the event so that they can tell us what is important to them when it comes to developing this site.”

Ideas can also be submitted after the event via the dedicated webpage and presentations from the day will be available to view online.