Bournemouth Council is asking for views on what should replace the IMAX building next to the Pier. The path to the East Cliff rises on its southern side.
Suggestions include a water park, tropical garden, spa, family play park and ’boutiques and bistros’.
A swimming pool has already been ruled out due to cost which is a pity because the site was once the swimming pool. In very early days the plot was both a baths and a library.
But these Victorian buildings were low rise and did not spoil the view of Poole Bay and the Isle of Purbeck from Bath Road.
A decision is needed by June and views are welcome at the Town Hall. This is a rare chance to improve the coast. Maybe it should just be a garden as the view is priceless.
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