A previous CGI created to show how the beach huts at Flaghead Chine would look

UK - Criticism of plans for more beach huts in Poole is withdrawn – after scheme is downsized yet again

OPPOSITION to the construction of more beach huts at Flaghead Chine has been withdrawn after plans were scaled back for a third time.

Dorset Wildlife Trust said it was “pleased” by changes put forward by Flagcliff Management to reduce the amount of the cliff it builds on.

Twenty-eight huts were originally proposed for the site but the latest revisions have now brought the figure down to 12.

The change allows a “corridor” to be created for the protected site of nature conservation interest (SNCI).

In a letter to BCP Council, Dorset Wildlife Trust conservation officer Leanne Butt said that as long as measures were enforced through conditions on any approval, the organisation had “no further comments”.

“We are pleased to see that our previous concerns in relation to the Flaghead Chine SNCI have been taken into consideration and the proposals revised as a result,” she said.

“The removal of beach huts immediately adjacent to the SNCI to avoid negative impacts is welcomed, as well as the removal of all forms of construction in the area to avoid disturbance.”

In a letter to the council, Flagcliff Management's agent James Munday said his clients wanted to reduce the impact of the scheme.

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