PROPERTY consultant Richard Carr's controversial hotel scheme will not be discussed at next month's planning meeting.

Plans for the £250million project were submitted by Fortitudo Property - which employs Mr Carr - in April this year.

The scheme includes demolishing the Sandbanks Hotel and building a 175-bedroom hotel, along with associated hotel facilities and underground parking in its place.

It would also involve knocking down the Haven Hotel and replacing it with 196 residential apartments in four blocks, as well as a 7,000 sq ft restaurant called the Jurassic Eye at the top of the building.

The Harbour Heights Hotel would be replaced with a 40-suite apart-hotel with associated facilities and underground parking.

More than 2,730 objections have been lodged with Poole planners against the proposals - the highest ever received by the council's planning department.

According to Borough of Poole discussions with applicant are still ongoing and the council is also waiting on further plans.

The proposal will then be placed on a planning agenda to be discussed by the committee later this year.