This week has seen the resubmission of the planning application for the redevelopment of the FJB Hotels in Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs. Following the special committee meeting on the 13th of July 2022, Fortitudo have addressed the concerns over wave-over topping and the perceived flood risk at the Haven Hotel site and have provided updated reports and information within the new application.


With the newly gathered data, Fortitudo hope that the issues raised by the planning committee last year will be satisfied and the development can be approved.


Richard Carr, CEO of Fortitudo, has worked very closely on the proposed development and has said, ‘The granting of this application will bring about the regeneration of the coastline and the tourism offering in Poole with 2 new, high specification hotels with world class amenities as well as a state-of-the-art residential development on the Haven Hotel site. All three proposed buildings will comply with Fortitudo’s new ‘Carbon Negative’ initiative in their demolition, construction and operation, replacing older, less energy efficient buildings. The development will be a great benefit also to the local population as many of the amenities will be open to them including much-needed, new restaurants and spa facilities.’