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

at 2.pm on Monday 22nd October 2018


  1. Present: Jean Bird (Vice Chairman), Hilda Brownlow, Elaine Cooper, Sally

McGrath (Membership Secretary), John Soane (Built Environment Officer, and Paul

Newsome (Minutes Secretary)


  1. Apologies: John Barker (President), Ken Mantock (Chairman), Peter Lucas, Beryl

   Parker (Social Secretary),and James Weir (Heritage and Conservation Officer)


  1. Minutes.  The minutes for the meeting held on 24th September were agreed.


  1.   Matters Arising from the Minutes.  There were no matters arising
  2.     The Planning Policy Steering Group.  No report
  3.       Built Environment.

  6.1     Winter Gardens.  John S would review the 23rd October report to the Planning Board

and submit a suggested response from the Society to Ken for action


  1.    Heritage and Conservation.  No report
  2. Planning.  See John Soane’s report:
    • 114-120 Charminster Road.  An application for an extension at the rear of the two

restaurants to build 6 very small flats.  Flats too small – refuse

  • 12 Foxholes Road.  A vacant plot, the shape of the proposed building was good, but

the fenestration was poor and the flats too small – defer.

  • 5 Berkeley Road.  Housing Association development, poor design – refuse
  • 68 Lorne Park Road.  The revised design was still an inappropriate replacement of

the original building although there was little wrong with the design

  •  Seaward Avenue.  The proposed balconies were inappropriate for a residential street.
  • Herbert Hospital.  A well-planned 8 bed ward for young persons with mental

problems.  There had been 74 complaints from local residents but it was thought that a

management plan and better liaison with local residents would resolve their objections

  • Corner Benellen Road/Bourne Valley Road.  Proposed ‘Arts & Crafts’ houses

were good


  1. Planning Board Observations.  Sally attended the October meeting:

9.1     1374 Christchurch Road.  Change of use from car display to car hire and the erection

          of revised illuminated signs was approved

9.2     Rear of 131-139 Columbia Road.  Erection of 8 houses was approved

9.3        40 Florence Road.  Demolition of current building and replacement with 2/3 storey

block of nine flats – approved

9.4        30-32 Seabourne Road.  Alterations to four flats to create two more – approved

  9.5        40 Wordsworth Avenue.  Installation of a balustrade and decking – refused

 9.6        13 Durley Road South.  Demolition of existing to build 26 flats – approved


  1.  Communications Timetable.  Nothing new


  1. Civic Voice.  

11.1      AGM in Birmingham.  Jean and David attended the AGM – the theme was ‘A

             Conversation about Conservation’ with speakers from English Heritage, Historic

England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and others.  There were workshops and tours of

historic parts of the city.  The overall message was ‘Be Positive – we can be

Gamekeepers as well as Poachers.

11.2      Speaker at Our AGM.  Ian Harvey was able to accept the invitation to be guest

             speaker at the AGM in April but suggested that Jean Humble, Chair of Blackpool Civic Trust might be a better choice as could speak not only as Civic Voice Trustee but as Chair of seaside town Civic Society. It was agreed to ask Jean Humble to attend.


  1. Bournemouth 2026  Nothing new


  1. Bournemouth-in-Bloom.   No report


  1. Activities Officer. No report
  2. Membership Officer’s Report.  No change


  1. Webmaster’s Report.  No report


  1. Treasurer’s Report:

   17.1     Current Account – £13,486.87

17.2     Keith Barnes’ Estate.  The Treasurer had received a letter from Preston and

Redman indicating that there would be a payment from Keith’s estate, but the value

of the payment had still to be calculated.


  1.  Any Other Business.

18.1     Andrew England.  Andrew was leaving Bournemouth to take up a new

            appointment as Chief Planning Officer for Torbay.  Items from the meeting with

him on 12th October included:

  • Winton Neighbourhood Plan – a skeleton High Street poroject
  • Queens Park Neighbourhood Plan – a Forum was being created
  • A338/ RBH approach roads and road widening problems – nothing new
  • Beach Huts – new overnight huts would rent for £800-£1,300 per week
  • Hicks Farm – a bid was being made to the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Stour Valley Scheme. The house was being offered for letting
  • Town Centre parking – ‘no problem’ car parks were underused
  • Westover Road cinemas and proposals and Council ideas for their use – nothing yet, no money
  • Cliff End Hotel – waiting for the Meyrick Estate
  • New Authority (from April 2019) – there would be a combined department, not clear whether there would be a sub department for each borough.
  • Carallion oil drilling in Bay – they had a temporary government licence
  • Housing needs – the Government had changed the criteria
  • Boscombe Neighbourhood Plan – well advanced, costing £45k
  • Michelgrove House – proposal to demolish and replace with flats


  Next Meeting – Monday November 26th at 18 Sandbourne Road

  The meeting closed at 15.40                      



Ken Mantock

26th November 2018                                                                                  Chairman