Salterns Marina Ltd is applying to the Borough of Poole Council for planning permission to build a new mixed use development overlooking Holes Bay.

The application proposes to demolish existing premises at 27-31 West Quay Road, Poole – including the Salterns Group’s Golden Arrow Marine engineering company – and to erect in its place a part 13-storey, part five-storey building comprising of a café, commercial unit, restaurant and 64 residential apartments with associated access and underground parking.

A public consultation is underway: view the application at (Ref: APP/14/01653/P).

John Smith, chairman of the Salterns Group, said, if the development gets the go ahead ‘there would be no loss of access to the slipway at Whittles Way.’

He said: ‘This is a public right of way which we are also keen to protect and in fact have been fighting hard with Poole Borough Council to stop parking there during the day by factory workers restricting the access down Whittles Way to the Harbour, so there will be no change from this point of view.’

The latest application comes after the Borough of Poole council planning committee gave the go ahead – with conditions – for Salterns Marina Ltd to demolish the existing three-storey Salterns Harbourside Hotel, next to the marina in Salterns Way, and replace it with a contemporary five-storey hotel, with a gymnasium, spa and restaurants, revised access and parking layout.