BCP regeneration councillor, Phillip Broadhead has revealed that the idea of removing Boscombe’s pedestrian zone “has been looked at again” meaning traffic once again could flow down the high street.
This would bring traffic back along the 300-metre section of Christchurch road for the first time in 30 years.
The council’s development arm, FuturePlaces, describes itself as a bridge between the BCP Council and the property investment and development market and is set to make numerous changes to Boscombe.
Phillip Broadhead is the Chairman of Future Places, as well as being a deputy councillor for development, growth and regeneration.
However, whilst the idea of altering the pedestrian zone has been, “looked at”, Mr Broadhead also said: “There are no proposals at the moment.
“It’s just opening a conversation as we look to the major proposal and a future about what we should be doing there.
“It’s not the focus of the major discussions at the moment. What’s most exciting the moment is the proposal for the royal arcade, which is such a historically relevant architectural gem in Boscombe.”
The councillor revealed that talks will be taking place this Wednesday in a Bournemouth Council meeting, to develop ideas in to plans the regeneration of Boscombe.
Expect further updates on this story throughout this week.