A PLANNING application to build more than 1,000 homes on a long-stalled site in Poole could be submitted next month.

For years Borough of Poole has been looking at options to develop the former power station site at Hamworthy.

But thanks to funding secured by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership, the council has been able to move forward with plans to build 1,350 homes on the site.

There is still not a great amount of detail about the development - but a planning application from Gallagher Estates is believed to be imminent.

In November 2015 developers Gallaghers/Lands Improvement Holdings withdrew its application for a mixed use development on the site – which included 1,350 new homes – claiming the scheme was “unviable”.

One of the main issues which has stalled development at the site is a 150,000 ton concrete cap which supported the turbine and boiler house and chimneys.

The borough had been told it would cost millions to remove and fears have been raised that this could make it too costly to develop.

But thanks to this funding, plans to build more than 1,000 homes on the site can finally be delivered.