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

at 2pm on Monday 27th November 2017


Present: John Barker (President), Ken Mantock (Chairman), Jean Bird (Vice Chairman), Hilda Brownlow, Elaine Cooper, Peter Lucas, Beryl Parker (Social Secretary), and Paul Newsome (Minutes Secretary)


  1. Apologies:  Sally McGrath (Membership Secretary), John Soane (Built

      Environment`Officer, and James Weir (Heritage and Conservation Officer)


  1.   The minutes for the meeting held on 23rd October were agreed


  1. Matters Arising from the Minutes. 
    • Peer Review of the Planning Department.  The President would represent the

      Society at the Peer Review


  1. Local Development Framework – now known as The Planning Policy

     Steering Group.  The group reviewed:

  • Minerals (Sand and Gravel) Strategy
  • The Waste Management Plan
  • ‘Right Homes in Right Places’
  • Updates on Local Plan Review and Heritage & Conservation


  1. Built Environment. 
    • A338/Bournemouth Hospital. Waiting for the plan to be lodged at the Council.


  1.   Heritage and Conservation.
    • Westover Road Cinemas. The ‘ABC’ plan had been rejected
    • Cliff End Hotel. We are waiting details of  a meeting with Meyrick Estate and their


  • Boscombe and Pokesdown. A meeting considering the local plan was imminent.
  • Echo Building. Waiting for information from Peter Tisdale of  THAT Group


  1.        See John Soane’s report:
    • 5-7 Priory Road (Trouville Hotel). The plan to replace the hotel with a six storey block of flats (35 residential and 10 holiday) was more or less satisfactory, but improvements to the fenestration was needed.  No car parking – nearest at Avenue Road or the BIC?
    • 97 Ashley Road (Portman Hotel). The proposed extension and creation of 23 flats

and one house was not satisfactory – the flats were too small

  • 16 Vale Road. The design for the proposed 9 flats required improvement
  • 1-5 Hendford Road. The proposed infill for two houses – much too small.
  • 115-123 Seabourne Road. The proposed 3rd storey extension should be deferred
  • 647 Christchurch Road. A second floor extension to create flats


  1. Planning Sub-Committee.  The Society’s Planning Sub-Committee did not need

to meet.


  1. Planning Board Observations.  Elaine attended the meeting on 20th November
    • Dean Park Cricket Ground. Plans were rejected.
    • Durley Road Car Park. The plans for the car park were exhibited at the Hallmark Hotel.  Concern was expressed at the lack of replacement parking – nearest would be

Avenue Road

  • 40 Florence Road. The proposed replacement of a Victorian Villa with minute flats

was rejected.

  • St Alban’s Rest Home. The proposal to replace the rest home with two blocks of flats

was granted.

  • Old Fire Station, Wimborne Road. The refurbished flats were to a high standard


  1. Communications Timetable.  Ken and Beryl will have draft Newsletter and 2018 Activities Sheet to Marquee Print by 11th December ready for Sally to envelope over Christmas.


  1.  Civic Voice.  Communications had been distributed.


  1. Bournemouth 2026  AGM at the Pavilion on 25th November


  • Bournemouth-in-Bloom.  An invitation to take part in the National

    competition in 2018 was expected.


  1. Activities Officer’s Report.
    • Christmas Lunch. 50 booked, a small number of vacancies remained
    • Soup and Sandwich. The November event went well. The dates for 2018 had

been agreed with the hotel


  1. Membership Officer’s Report.  One new member.


  1. Webmaster’s Report. The website was ‘up and running’


  1. Treasurer’s Report: Current account – £2,466.36,  CAF account – £7,412.37


  1. Any Other Business.


 17.1    Visit to Andrew England.  Next meeting on Friday 1st December.  Items for discussion to include:

  • Bournemouth Hospital,
  • ‘Right Homes in Right Places,
  • Cliff End Hotel
  • A 338
  • Belvedere Hotel
  • Winter Gardens
  • C1 Bus
  • Provision of Public Toilets
  • The Hotel School
  • Poole Hill
  • Standards for the size of flats.


19      Next Meetings.  The next meeting would be on 22nd January at 18 Sandbourne Road


  The meeting closed at 15.05                      



Ken Mantock

22nd January 2018                                                                                       Chairman