BOURNEMOUTH CIVIC SOCIETY
Minutes of a Meeting of the Committee held at 18 Sandbourne Road
at 2pm on Monday 28th November 2016
Present: Ken Mantock (Chairman), Jean Bird (Vice Chairman), Elaine Cooper, Sally McGrath (Membership Secretary), John Soane (Built Environment Officer), and Paul Newsome (Minutes
- Apologies: John Barker (President and Newsletter Editor), Hilda Brownlow, Beryl Parker (Social
Secretary), and James Weir (Heritage and Conservation Officer)
- Minutes. The minutes for the meeting on 24th October were agreed.
- Matters Arising from the Minutes: There were no matters arising
- Local Development Framework. Nothing to report
- Heritage and Conservation.
5.1 Odeon Cinemas. The ACV nomination was refused by the Council, but James has challenged this. Historic England has confirmed that the request for listing is with DCMS awaiting a final decision. In December James is meeting a representative of the Architectural Heritage Fund seeking advice about setting up a building preservation trust specific to the Odeon. He has also been in touch with
SAVE Britain’s Heritage who are discussing how they may be able to assist.
- Boscombe and Pokesdown Local Plan. James has been invited to speak at the meeting on 7th
December on heritage issues.
- Lush, Old Christchurch Road. The Company has taken care to restore the dignity of the facade
- 80-82 Old Christchurch Road. The Council have confirmed that they are not chasing the owners
with the intention of having more suitable shop fronts installed
- See John Soane’s report.
- Palmerston Road Car Park. The proposed development is satisfactory – restrained but mundane.
- 32-34 Paddington Grove. The plan to demolish two houses and build two ‘Arts and Crafts’
replacements was acceptable.
- Malvern Road. The proposed flat block was fine at the front, but the roof at the rear needed
- New Road. The proposed ‘Voysey’ style building will fit in well
- Lowther Road. The proposed extension at the rear was excessive and would spoil the proportions
- Huntley Road. The plan for a half timbered house would ruin the balance in the road
- Civic Society Planning Sub-Committee. The sub-committee did not meet this month.
- Planning Board. Elaine attended the November meeting:
- Update on Durley Road Car Park. The intention is to build 44 flats with 41 parking spaces. The
aim is to enhance the design especially the roof, but this was not being achieved and there are
concerns at loss of parking spaces. Goes to Planning Board in December
- Glenville Road/Columbia Road. This is a garden in-fill surrounded by residences. Access via
Columbia Gardens is narrow. Reluctant approval on condition that house is built above the flood
- 12 Richmond Park Crescent. Plan for a 3 bed flat and 5 room HMO. Residents unhappy about the
- Rear of 6 Pine Vale Crescent. Application to build a bungalow was refused due to the very narrow
- Casino in Exeter Road. The decision on this application was deferred.
- 20 Purbeck Road. Plan for 5 flats was approved despite very small rooms (no national standard)
- Communications Timetable. The newsletter deadline was 4th December
- Civic Voice. Nominations for Civic Trust Awards were:
- Drawing Studio, Arts University Bournemouth
- The Fusion Building, Bournemouth University
- Bridport Household Recycling Centre
- Bournemouth 2026 . Elaine attended the AGM at which they decided on three priority areas:
- West Howe
- Improvement in the Quality of Life for Young People
- Bournemouth in Bloom. Nothing new
- Activities Officer’s Report
- 2017 Programme. Beryl had published the programme for 2017 which would be included in the
- Membership Officer’s Report. Nothing to report
- Webmaster’s Report. James had experienced difficulties and a change of supplier was
necessary. Alex Stathopoulos, the Bournemouth in Bloom webmaster had been approached. As
reported in October, £150 would be paid to the previous supplier for work done.
- Treasurer’s Report:
16.1 Current Account. The current account had a credit of £2,952.67; CAF balance £7,407.04.
16.2 Gift Aid. £119 had been received as a gift aid refund
- Any Other Business
17.1 Andrew England. The topics discussed with Andrew England included:
- Reshaping Local Councils
- Winter Gardens (concerns with design)
- ‘Improvements’ (Pedestrianisation) of Beales Place
- Pavilion Gardens (funded by Winter Gardens?)
- Westover Road development (waiting for Historic England decision)
- Casino (Council has no grounds to block the application)
- Christmas Ice Rink – sale of alcohol
- Next Meeting. The next meeting would be at St Peter’s Church on Monday 23rd January
There being no more business the meeting was closed at 15.00