Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee held at 18 Sandbourne Road

at 2pm on Monday 24th April 2017


Present: John Barker (President), Jean Bird (Vice Chairman), Hilda Brownlow, Elaine Cooper, Sally McGrath (Membership Secretary), John Soane (Built Environment Officer,), and Paul Newsome (Minutes Secretary)


  1. Apologies:  Ken Mantock (Chairman), Beryl Parker (Social Secretary) and James Weir (Heritage

     and Conservation Officer)


  1.   The minutes for the meeting held on 27th March 2017 were held over to the May

meeting as not all members had received a copy.


  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes.  There were no matters arising.


  1. Local Development Framework.  No report


  1. Built Environment.

5.1       Hospital Access from the A338 Spur Road.  Elaine was monitoring this.

5.2       Moorside Cottage.  The cottage, originally two dwellings, was a Grade II thatched property originally constructed in 17th or early 18th Century.  It had been unoccupied for the past 25 years and was in poor condition.  The application to build three houses in the grounds to provide funds for the restoration would result in a significant degradation of the visual and spatial context and should be refused.  The Society wanted the property to be restored to its’ original two dwellings without the

            need for new construction

5.3       Wharfdale Road Business Units.  The Society had been asked to investigate the proposal to convert

            No 20 from commercial use to a church.

5.4       Talbot Woods (Richard Carr).  The Society supported local residents’ objections.  The latest plan for 50 flats contravene1d all planning precepts


  1.   Heritage and Conservation.  No report
  2.        See John Soane’s report:
    • 247 Charminster Road. The visually harmonious block of flats proposed should be allowed.
    • 32 Markham Avenue. The requested 4 bungalows was too much for the site, 2/3 could be


  • 56 Richmond Park Avenue. The request to allow renovation and increase in internal space, with no

change to the frontage, improved the property and should be allowed

  • 15 Robert Louis Stephenson Avenue. The plan to extend the High Victorian semi-detached house

would ruin the back of the property and should be rejected.

  • 69 Kimberley Road. The proposed extension to take all the garden.  Should be rejected.
  • Iford Lane. Plans were not available for the plan to replace a house with flats


  1. Planning Sub-Committee.  The Planning Sub-Committee will meet in the Echo Building for a

    tour on 3rd May


  1. Planning Board Observation. 
    • 84-94 Shelborne Road. Plans to replace garages with 3 small houses was agreed.
    • Rosslyn Hotel. The replacement of a flue (to reduce fumes) was agreed.
    • 1 Westover Road (formerly Austin Reed). The Board agreed an exceptional alteration from retail to restaurant for this site, stressing that this was the only exception that would be permitted.


  1.  Communications Timetable.  Nothing new.


  1.    Civic Voice. 
    • 50 Years of Conservation Areas. Ken had approached Caroline Peach with the suggestion that the Civic Society and Planning Department mount a joint display of the town’s conservation areas

during Dorset Architectural Week in September or Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival in October.

11.2    Insurance.  The Committee voted to renew the insurance with Civic Voice


  1. Bournemouth 20/26   No report.


  1. Bournemouth-in-Bloom.  No report


  1. Activities Officer’s Report.  It was understood that the April Lunch at the Hinton Firs Hotel

had been very successful


  1. Membership Officer’s Report.  Nothing new.


  • Webmaster’s Report. Progress on the new website was good and it should be possible to launch it in May.  Members were asked to submit photos and letters after their name


  1. Treasurer’s Report:  Current account – £1,333.27; CAF account – £7,408.00


  • Annual General Meeting. This was considered to have been most successful.  The changed arrangements were an improvement and James Weir’s presentation was excellent.  Thanks to Debbie  for supervising the event so well


  1. Any Other Business.

 19.1    Visit to Andrew England.  The next visit would be on Friday 9th June – agenda items at May


 19.2    Dorset Architectural Week would take place in September

 19.3    Car Parks.  Usage of St Stephen’s Road, Terrace Gardens and Southbourne Crossroads car parks was insufficient to make them viable – hence the plans to build on all or part of them



  The meeting closed at 15.00                       



Ken Mantock

22nd May 2017                                                                                            Chairman