The Public Inquiry opened on 27 September 2005 by the appointed Inspector, Mr C J Tipping MA (Cantab) Solicitor. The Inquiry lasted for four weeks with evidence being heard from Borough of Poole officers and consultants and key stakeholders in the Full Sail Ahead Project. The Inquiry timetable details can be seen below, along with all core Borough of Poole documentation. Anybody wishing to view the full range of documents presented before, during and after the Inquiry can do so at the Regeneration Office, St John's House, Poole.
The granting of the order and deemed planning permission was given in August 2006.