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A FEW HISTORIC FACTS TO CONSIDER: Taken from various news archives in the public domain.

A mere 1 sq km in area
The largest natural harbour in Europe
First-class sailing facilities
Blue Flag beaches
A Mediterranean feel
Attracts the rich and famous
Popular for summer visitors

In 2000 Sandbanks was stated to be the 4th most expensive land values

Originally part of the Canford Estate until it was passed to the Corporation in 1894 apparently due to the need for sea defences.

The land was then split into building plots for auction, prices are stated at around £100/200 but due to the fear of flooding very little was sold!!

In 2016 A modest three-bedroom home will cost you £5MILLION:
A modest three bedroom house has gone on the market for almost £5million – because it sits on one of the last undeveloped waterside plots on the exclusive enclave of Sandbanks.

The unremarkable 1960s property on the sandy peninsula in Poole, Dorset, will be of little interest to prospective buyers, but the plot that it sits on is so desirable it can command such a high asking price.

Whoever buys the two-storey home, that has been in the same family for 50 years, will almost certainly demolish it to create a blank canvass on which to build an ultra-modern mansion.

Plans for a 2,000-seater beach sports stadium in Sandbanks have been turned down by planning chiefs.

Developer and former AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell submitted the plans to develop the current pavilion site.

The scheme, which also included 44 beach huts, was rejected by Poole Borough Council’s planning committee.

The application was turned down due to parking concerns, the impact on wildlife and loss of open space.

The stadium had been recommended for approval.

Mr Mitchell said he is considering appealing the decision.

He added: “It’s disappointing; we wanted to restore the pavilion to its former glory. I think the people of Poole deserve better.”

The scheme’s sand-based stadium had been set out to host beach soccer, beach volleyball, concerts, performing arts events and, during the winter, an ice-rink.