Poole residents' views wanted on 3,000-home increase until 2031

Poole, Dorset Image copyright Iain A Wanless
Image caption The population of Poole is 149,000 according to the borough council

Residents have been asked to have their say on whether a Dorset town should increase home-building from 500 a year to more than 700 after an assessment.

Poole Borough Council's plan details a need for at least 3,000 more homes than originally planned up until 2031.

Views are also being sought about the number of jobs and shops that should be created to "help Poole prosper over the coming years", the council said.

People can submit their views from 9 March until 31 March.

A housing market assessment recommended the council increase the amount of homes needed.

The consultation document outlines three options for the housing target of 500, 700 and more than 700 homes a year.

The council's deputy leader Mike White said: "Poole will see a lot of change over the period to 2031. We will see the delivery of new homes, jobs and other facilities that will be required to help Poole prosper over the coming years."

Paper copies can be viewed in the planning reception at the Civic Centre and at all Poole libraries.

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