A new surfing lake for Dorset: Have your say…

Fantastic to see the vision for a new surf lake in Brocks Pine, Dorset taking shape. Our landscape team has really enjoyed developing the nature-focused landscape masterplan for both the surf lake complex and significant area of natural greenspace. The scheme has now progressed to a public consultation and feedback is being sought.

The Brocks Pine project website and feedback form can be found HERE.

LHC’s landscape team has developed outline masterplan proposals for a major leisure attraction in Dorset. The nature-focused proposals comprise significant improvements to Avon Heath Country Park and an inland surf lagoon at land southeast of A31 Ringwood Road, either side of Brocks Pine in St Leonards, Dorset.

Key to the vision is the opportunity to create a much improved country park, alongside a significant area of natural green-space to preserve and protect the Dorset Heaths at no cost to the tax payer. The proposal to create a SANG and greatly improve Avon Heath Country Park is supported by Natural England as it will help to reduce recreational pressures on the Heathland, by intercepting visitors further away from the Heath and allowing the heath to thrive.

The proposed surf lagoon, which is supported by governing body Surf England, is a unique opportunity for Dorset to cement its reputation as a surf destination
and natural playground. This world class facility will promote year-round linked trips and staycations, securing significant benefits to the tourism and hospitality economy in Dorset.