Talbot Village

The Talbot Village Supplementary Planning Document was adopted by council on 15 December 2015 and will provide the framework for the future development of Bournemouth University and the Arts University Bournemouth, together with adjacent land within the Borough of Poole.

The Universities, as centres of creativity and innovation, have the potential to enhance their role as an economic driver for the region. To achieve this the SPD takes as its basis the broader objectives for the area, set out in the Talbot Project Master Plan, which include:

  • the creation of a centre of excellence
  • opportunities for future university expansion
  • the creation of a digital village and complementary uses on open areas to the south of the universities
  • promoting improvements to access and movement
  • the transformation of the university campuses to create a more welcoming environment for staff, students and visitors and to improve the student experience
  • protecting and enhancing nearby natural habitats
  • improving the sense of arrival on Wallisdown Road

The consultation on the draft SPD ran from 10 August to 21 September 2015 with the responses received and responses to the feedback forms completed at the exhibition on 7 September 2015 informing the final SPD. In addition to the SPD the Consultation Statement and Adoption Statement have also been published.


A series of newsletters have been created to keep residents who live in  and around the Talbot area of Poole and Bournemouth up to date with the SPD:

Houses in Multiple Occupancy

On 23 April 2013 Council confirmed a Direction under Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, as amended, which removes permitted development rights for proposals seeking the change of use from a Class C3 Dwelling House to a Class C4 House in Multiple Occupancy. The Article 4 Direction for Talbot Village Houses in Multiple Occupancy came into force on 1 May 2013 meaning from this date, any proposal seeking a change of use from a family dwelling to a HMO, within the area defined in the direction, will require the submission of a planning application.

Contact details


01202 633321

Growth and Infrastructure
BCP Council
Civic Centre
BH15 2RU 

Page last updated: 07 May 2019
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