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Bournemouth Civic Society Design Project

Within East Boscombe and Pokesdown:

To Determine the most suitable planning characterisation criteria in these areas.

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The Design Guide For Bournemouth Centre

A Short Critique by John Soane,  Built Environment  Consultant to Bournemouth Civic Society.

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 EAST CLIFF VILLAS – THEN AND NOW  –   Radcliffe Court, 51 Manor Road, East Cliff

Mr Richard Cable Planning & Transport Bournemouth Borough Council Town Hall Annexe St Stephen’s Road Bournemouth Dorset BH2 6EA
2 May 2014
Dear Mr Cable
Radcliffe Court, 51 Manor Road, Bournemouth, Ref 7-2013-12459-J
Thank you for consulting us on this application which was discussed at the Society’s Casework Committee on Tuesday 29 April.
The Ancient Monuments Society (AMS) objects to this application. Significance of Radcliffe Court and the East Cliff Conservation Area Radcliffe Court was built in the early 1870s when the East Cliff area of Bournemouth was developed as part of the Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick Estate. Sir George Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick was a landowner and developer who played an important part in the development of Bournemouth. Manor Road was cut through in the early 1870s.
The 1898 Ordnance Survey map included with the applicant’s Heritage Statement shows a row of large new villas set in extensive grounds on the south side of Manor Road. At that time Radcliffe Court was known as Wilderton and was occupied by John Fair, a merchant banker. It is not clear from the information provided whether the house was built for him.
Many of the imposing villas on the south side of Manor Road were converted to hotel use in the early 20th century and some were divided into flats after the Second World War. Unfortunately, a few of the villas were demolished to make way for larger apartment blocks in the 1960s and 1970s, at a time when Victorian architecture was overlooked and unappreciated.
Alwyn Ladell, who is a member of the Bournemouth Civic Society, has assembled an extensive and well-researched image archive which can be consulted on-line. Using the 1898 OS map as a starting point, we have been able to chart the development of the south side of Manor Road from the late 19th century to the present day.OS Map 1898
the development of the south side of Manor Road from the late 19th century to the present day.OS Map 1898
The Embassy Hotel*, which was demolished as recently as 2002, was previously known as ‘Wingfield’ and was built for the Liberal MP Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett (1847-1919). • The villa east of this, Ashbrooke (where the Keythorpe flats now stand), was the residence of Captain James Hartley. The building was demolished some time between 1971 and 1995.Next to this stood Kelton, a large villa which became the Solent Pines Hotel in the early 20th century. The building was demolished some time between 1973 and 1995. • Manor Heath was another large, elegant villa which was converted to hotel use in the 20th century, but was demolished in the early 1960s to make way for the Albany flats. • All that remains of The Steyne is a cottage at 41 Manor Road, which must have been built as the villa’s coachouse. The Steyne was also demolished in the early 1960s to make way for the Albany flats.• The Toft* still stands. The original mansion (built c.1870) was extended with two side wings when it was converted to hotel use. • Radcliffe Court* (the subject of this application) was known in 1898 as Wilderton. In the early 20th century it was linked with its neighbour to become the Dunholme Hotel. Dunholme House was demolished in 1993.Radcliffe Court is an imposing villa of the early 1870s with a strong Italianate flavour. Built of the local sandy-coloured brick with stone dressings and a slate roof, it retains its original plan- form and much of its interior detailing. It has a large porte cochere which would have allowed carriages to drive right up to its entrance. Further images can be found here:• Dunholme* was linked to Wilderton in the early 20th century to form the Dunholme Hotel. It was demolished in 1993. • The Normandie Hotel*, at the east end of Manor Road, was known as Monkchester in 1898. It was built by 1872 and was occupied by doctors until 1916. It was extended and became an hotel in 1937. This hotel still stands and images on its website show that the historic core of the building (with its two distinctive pediments) survives, as well as some of some interior features, including a grand staircase. • Moss Close was built before 1898 and demolished between 1947 and 1971 to make way for modern flats. The coach house survives onto Manor Road. • Crag Head was another huge villa built for George John Fenwick (1821-1913), the son of a banker and owner of Fenwick’s Brewery, Chester-le-street. In 1881 it was let as the Royal Residence of King Oscar II of Norway and Sweden. In 1918 it became a school for girls and was later converted to a hotel, before being demolished in 1972. the time the East Cliff Conservation Area was designated in 1987 six of these fine villas had been demolished, but five of them (highlighted on the above list with an asterisk*) were still standing. Three survive today and out of the three, Radcliffe Court (Wilderton) is the most intact.
We are disappointed that no appraisal of the conservation area has been published to date. Some analysis of the area’s significance will no doubt have been carried out at the time of designation and surviving large villas set in mature grounds must have been highlighted a key part of its character. Trustees were particularly disappointed that demolitions had been carried out on Manor Road after the area’s designation.
Proposal The proposal is for the total demolition of the villa and its replacement with a seven-storey block of flats.
AMS position The AMS supports English Heritage’s view that the demolition of Radcliffe Court would cause substantial harm to the East Cliff Conservation Area. The Society agrees that the criteria listed under Paragraph 132 of the NPPF have not been met. The AMS is not convinced by the evidence provided that the building is beyond repair – in fact the defects highlighted in the structural report do not appear to be terminal. We note that Manor House (see image below), on the north side of Manor Road (no 34), has recently been converted to flats. This appears to have been carried out successfully and with respect for the architectural and historic interest of the house. Could the same approach not be applied to Radcliffe Court?
We urge you to refuse this application and to enter into further discussions with the applicant and English Heritage to find a less harmful solution to the re-use of the site, including the repair of the existing building.
We would be happy to look at further documentation, should this be made available.
Yours sincerely Lucie Carayon Casework Secretary
Please reply to
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Planning Board Monday 16th – Radcliffe Court Application
Hello Lucie,
Yes indeed,
Can you scan me a copy of your letter so we can reference it in our deputation please.
Cheers Ken
—–Original Message—– From: Ancient Monuments Society <> To: kjmantock <> Sent: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:37 Subject: Re: Planning Board Monday 16th – Radcliffe Court Application
Dear Ken
That’s very disappointing, to say the least.
—– Original Message —–
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:33 PM
Subject: Fwd: Planning Board Monday 16th – Radcliffe Court Application
Something of surprise on this one as was expecting refuse recommendations.
—–Original Message—– From: kjmantock <> To: francis.kelly <> Sent: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:31 Subject: Fwd: Planning Board Monday 16th – Radcliffe Court Application
Hello Francis,
We learnt yesterday that the proposal to demolish Radcliffe Court, Manor Road and replace it with an ugly and overblown block of flats is up for granting at Monday’s planning Board meeting with recommendations to approve.
Seems your, Ancient Monuments Society and Civic Society comments haven’t found favour with the officers.
Regards Ken
—–Original Message—– From: kjmantock <> To: karen.tompkins <> CC: jsoane <> Sent: Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:22 Subject: Planning Board Monday 16th – Radcliffe Court Application

Hello Karen,
May I request permission for John Soane to present a deputation on this item on our behalf at the forthcoming PB meeting.
Can you send me a copy of the Officers Report and let me know what time the item it is likely to be heard so we can prepare for the five minutes.
Regards Ken
Bournemouth Civic Society


Reply from Odeon to email to  sent 17 JAN 2014
Hi Ken, Thank you for your email below in relation to the above.  Roger Harris would be interested in meeting with you, but regrettably he will not be travelling to Bournemouth in the near future.  We will, however, get in touch to arrange a meeting the next time Roger is visiting the South Coast. Many thanks Susan Barlow | PA to COO & HR Director ODEON/UCI Cinemas, 6thFloor, Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JW (+44/0 161 455 4145|7+44/0 161 455 4076|*|“<> To: Cc: Date:        17/01/2014 12:53 Subject:        Odeon Cinema Bournemouth

Dear Sarah,
I write on behalf of Bournemouth Civic Society, the town’s local amenity group, in regards to Westover Road cinemas. Would it be possible to arrange a meeting with Roger Harris to discuss your company’s  plans for the future of the Westover Road cinemas now that Osborne Group’s Pavilion Gardens project appears to have fallen and the Licet project for Exeter Road thus seems front runner if you chose to relocate from Westover Road.
Our colleagues in the Save Bournemouth Odeon campaign are keen for a public meeting to discuss the fate of the wide screen facilities at Westover Road, the provision of multiplexes in town and the future us of your grand building if it ceases its current use. We very much share their interest and concern but have suggested that before a public meeting is held it would be useful for us to endeavour to arrange a meeting with Roger and a couple of members of the Civic Society and the campaign group so that we understand all the issues and facts so that any public meeting is well informed and positive. (see extract of email below)
I do hope that a meeting is possible within the coming weeks and that Roger can share with us the vision and programme for the future.
Regards Ken
Ken Mantock Chairman Bournemouth Civic Society Tel 07712 532 839
Hello Marcus,
Civic Soc is well behind the campaign to see the existing cinema’s retained – ideally with their big screens in-situ and available to the paying public. At worse case if market force economics and the operators will prevails resulting in them closing the cinemas and moving them to the proposed multiplexes either in the Licet or the Osborne developments there is frankly no chance of the buildings being lost or demolished since everyone, including Council, see them as not only important and historic buildings in their own right but part of a rich and impressive Westover Rd streetscene and an impressive architectural backdrop to the wooded valley that forms the lower gardens. The idea you have suggested of a public meeting in the New Year sounds very sensible, especially once we all know exactly what the operators are doing and when they plan to do it, so ideas for practical enhancement, improvement  and possible alternative cultural and community uses may be aired.
Regards Ken

Dear Navitus Consultation Team,
Please find below the Bournemouth Civic Society’s observations on your proposed wind farm in the form of a Critique by our Built Environment Officer Dr John Soane.
Whilst we naturally support the global principle of reducing carbon emissions and exploring viable green energy systems we consider the negative local impact of the Navitus Bay Wind Park on Bournemouth and its neighbouring towns is to great to justify us supporting your scheme.
We share other groups’ concerns about the economic viability, long term sustainability and environmental and visual impact of the proposal on the area but are also particularly concerned with the impact of the wind farm on the historic setting and sense of place of Bournemouth – the critique expands on this.
Regards Ken Mantock
Chairman Bournemouth Civic Society
A CRITIQUE   ON  THE  PROPOSED  NAVITUS BAY WIND  FARM  TO  BE  LOCATED  OFF  THE  DORSET  AND  HAMPSHIRE  COASTS , MID  WAY BETWEEN THE ISLE  OF  WIGHT  AND  THE  ISLE  OF  PURBECK  IN  POOLE  BAY  FACING  BOURNEMOUTH BY JOHN SOANE BUILT ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANT TO BOURNEMOUTH CIVIC SOCIETY Introduction Eneco Wind UK  and EDF Energy  are proposing to build an extensive wind farm, provisionally named Navitus Bay, occupying approximately 175 sq. klms, to be situated  between 13 and 14 klms off the South Coast of England about 8.9 klms from Durlston Head (Isle of Purbeck ) and 13.9 klms from the Needles  (Isle of Wight).  Within this area  between 136 and 218 wind turbines would be constructed on which, depending on the size of the turbine that is chosen, the maximum blade tip height would vary between 200 and 177 metres. Whether a smaller number of larger turbines, each producing a greater amount of electricity or whether a larger number of smaller turbines, each producing a lesser amount of electricity, will eventually be built, has yet  to be determined. In respect to the justification for this project, there is a general presumption within scientific and political circles that with the necessity of reducing more traditional, carbon polluting energy sources in the world, there is now a more urgent need to expand renewable energy infrastructures  such as wind and wave power by 15% before 2020. This abrupt confrontation within Poole Bay between advanced twenty  first century technology and  one of the most famous and iconic representations of British popular culture in the form of  Bournemouth  is a reminder of the fundamental division in environmental perception regarding the comprehension of the modern industrial/post industrial world that has become apparent since the early Nineteenth Century. The basic problem has been the sudden need for individuals to reconcile the exceptionally distinctive and seemingly quite alien characteristics of mechanical constructs that have been completely changing the social and economic physiognomy of daily life with long established and  widely accepted perceptions of the manmade and natural world that have evolved over centuries. Gradually it began to be realised that the continuing attrition of this much revered natural order of visuality – that is the gradual attainment of a unique harmony within human settlements in relation to built and unbuilt space – could only be stopped by an essential division  of human optical discernment  (ultimately followed by finite locational separation)  between an imagined  perception of  “pleasing prospects of rus in urbe”  which could more easily be identified  with many existing locations and more down to earth reflections  upon industrial centres about which more subliminal judgements would apply. The most important question that now has to be answered is whether or not in spite of the increasing urgency to find seemingly pragmatic solutions to the complicated energy problems of the modern world,  does there still exist a sufficient level of aesthetic sensibility amongst a considerable proportion of the population of developed societies to insist upon the continued absolute separation of physical environments – some created for aesthetic contemplation and others aimed solely for supplying the means by which such enjoyment can be sustained. At stake in Poole Bay is whether the continuing philosophical justification of the idea of Bournemouth – probably one of the foremost examples of the then newly enhanced concept of visual sensibility from the early nineteenth century Romantic Era, is still relevant during the Twenty First Century. Bournemouth and the Continuing Relevance of the Romantic Gardenesque The concept that it was possible for an individual both to envisage and appreciate a total landscape that could be made up of different but complementary objects that could be both natural and manmade was first put forward in the late Eighteenth Century in the Theory of the Picturesque by William Gilpin and  later further developed by  Richard Payne Knight.  Consequently as a result of the increasing popularity of a more subjective, quasi-romantic lifestyle, that now infused the up and coming middle classes of the early industrial era, the architect and planner Humphrey Repton evolved  a new residential urban form, the Gardenesque, which perfectly encapsulated the essence of the Picturesque for the rising villas of the well-to-do of the early Nineteenth Century. Repton’s idea was to surround every villa with carefully designed gardens which hemetically related the vegetation to the building and gave the illusion of a totally integrated landscape in miniature. Consequently urban developers were not slow to realize that a virgin coastline flanked by fine scenery was an ideal place to create gardenesque-maritime villa estates where the setting would greatly enhance in the eye of the visitor, the illusion of experiencing the sublime emotions of un-tamed nature writ large while at the same time enjoying all the modern material advantages of contemporary urban life. It was under such circumstances that Bournemouth was founded in 1810 and had though careful planning and development throughout the following years become, in the words of Thomas Hardy, ‘a fairy place’ by the later Nineteenth Century.  By then the main elements of the seaward side of the resort were emerging in the form of relatively low rise residential, hospitality and  recreational buildings, which – with the exception of certain high rise constructions dating from the mid Twentieth Century – would nearly always compliment the steep sand cliffs and extensive introduced vegetation to create an integrated urban complex perfectly framed by the gentle scenery of Freshwater Down and the Purbeck Hills. The turning of Bournemouth from a barren heathland wilderness into an imaginative dream which eventually became an emotional marketable commodity in little over 150 years is an exceptional achievement of visual perception.   But the continual enhancement of the prospect of a more enhancing life which is still the main social and economic impetus for the continuing success of Bournemouth today could now be put at risk by the complete inability of the promoters of the Navitus Project to appreciate that it is the potential impact of the wind turbines on the totality of the visual impact of the seafront of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch which is the key factor in understanding the implications of this venture. Instead the promoters have introduced an assessment methodology based on varying levels of visual sensibility concerning how intrusive the wind turbines would look from specific viewpoints on the mainland and ranging in intensity of visual impact on a scale from major through major moderate to moderate.    According to a prescribed sensitivity matrix, levels of aesthetic sensitivity are based on the  visual relationship between finite industrial forms, the wind turbines and the visibility of these objects from certain specific points. However a considerable proportion of these points are located in rural or undeveloped areas such as the Jurassic Coast and the South Downs National Park.   There appears to be an underplaying or inability not only to make meaningful  visibility deductions from the seafront at  Bournemouth or any objective to assess the possible negative impact of the proposed wind farm on the entire seascape/townscape of the resort area  to the north of Poole Bay as a single totality of urban design. The calculations of the Navitus assessment exercise seem to be focused on trying to prove that the overwhelming impact of around 200 wind turbines  will not be quite so prominent from certain rural and undeveloped points as might have be originally thought.  The fact that the wind farm will still appear in a most impressive guise in Poole Bay, right opposite Bournemouth seafront, is not something that seems to have been considered especially important. Seascape and Heritage Characterisation. The presumed aesthetic value of various seascapes surrounding the proposed site of the Navitus Bay wind farm were assessed in an area up to 35 klms out to sea and 10 klms  inland.   Generally speaking in line with what has been written above, there was a general bias towards appreciating the visual context of natural regions in comparison with the built up areas along the north side of Poole Bay. In the poor assessment of the physical environment of the Bournemouth sea front in comparison with more positive attitudes towards the more rural and undeveloped parts of the area, there seemed to be no perception that large scale composite townscape vistas have an environmental value as valid as the simpler structure of country regions.  Further there was little or no comprehension of the integrated visuality between the built up character of the north side of Poole Bay with the designated national scientific landscapes either side that frame this garden city conurbation. Moreover such an observational weakness was further demonstrated by the perception of specific heritage assets by the promoters of Navitus Bay.   While it is certainly fair to say that historical heritage assets were seen and assessed in relation to spatial context, all such heritage elements  were looked at as individual segments of a wider physical environment.   There was no attempt to assess the integrated importance of the heritage assets   en-mass within particular urban contexts such as coastal Bournemouth in relation to changed cultural relationships that would become apparent with the installation of the proposed wind farm. Indeed during the survey where particular historical, cultural or locational values were assigned to heritage assets (buildings/particular landscapes/townscapes ) in order to assess  the relationship of these features to the proposed wind farm according to a somewhat nebulous ‘Zone of Theoretical Visibility’,  it is highly unlikely that such obtuse exercises in differing virtual values will count for anything against  the immovability of nearly 200 wind turbines.  In particular the changed aesthetic relationship between the several urban conservation areas along the Bournemouth seafront and the new installations would remain as confrontational as before. Navitus Bay and Contemporary Tourism in the Vicinity of Poole Bay Quite apart from the absolute visual/perspectual considerations of the seascape/townscape of the northern edge of Poole Bay in relation to the proposed wind farm, Navitus Bay placed considerable emphasis in ascertaining the attitude of business people connected with the hospitality industries and visitors to the possible physical changes within the maritime scene.  This particular research would be of considerable importance in establishing whether or not the founding aesthetic philosophy which underpinned the creation of Bournemouth during the Romantic Era of the early Nineteenth Century was still a relevant consideration in peoples’ minds at the present day. A total of 2824 businesses responded to the questionnaire and 1520 visitors were interviewed; it was accepted by Navitus that the hospitality industries in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch were of exceptional importance to the economic structure to the area –  there being 664 businesses  connected with the tourist/ services sector within Bournemouth which was responsible for 93% of all employment in the town.  Moreover Bournemouth welcomed 4.5 million visitors annually of which 53% went there mainly to admire the coastal scenery; however other attractions included extensive conference facilities and the unique atmosphere engendered by open air spectacles such as the International Air Show and the various art festivals. Of the businesspeople who co-operated in the survey, 54% believed that the coming of the wind farm would have a low effect on their activities.  On the other hand, 28% felt that the new installations would have a high to medium adverse impact on future undertakings.  It is quite likely that the first group took a relatively short term view of fundamental change, calculating that the increasing number of people orientated, holiday activities that now took place in Bournemouth were likely to make future visitors less interested in the appearance of more distant  physical horizons. The second group emphasised the negative impact of the wind farm on coastal views and also, indirectly on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. They also objected to the possible night time light pollution and the subsequent negative publicity which could prevent visitors from returning to the resort. The final tally for the entire Poole Bay urban area was 55% in favour of the wind farm and 36% against. With these results, can it be reasonably suggested that the difference between these two attitudes is really too small to draw a definite conclusion that the business community in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch is absolutely certain that the proposed wind farm would be an absolute benefit to the economic structure of the area? Moreover such conclusions were also reflected in the final analysis of results obtained from the visitor survey.  The initial reaction of most visitors (over 80%) was that the construction of the wind farm would not make any difference in their coming to Bournemouth.   This result can be put down to the natural curious desire of most people to wish to see new attractions at well know resorts.  However when the question was put  as to whether the new wind farm would enhance or detract from the long term attractions of the Bournemouth area,  positive comments (between 27% and 41%) were more or less balanced by negative attitudes (between 27% and 33%).  It may be concluded that with about a third of visitors equally disagreeing about the value of the new installations, it is difficult to deduce that there is an overwhelmingly positive feeling towards these curious structures. It is easy for Navitus Bay to suggest that people have continued to visit other coastal areas in considerable numbers where wind farms have been installed.   What however is forgotten is that every coastal area, just like every town, has a unique Sense of Place, made up of a most complicated number of factors.   Some places may be quite suitable for such drastic changes, but most definitely not here in relation to the absolutely uniquely  integrative character of the natural/manmade-seascape/townscape of Poole Bay . In concluding this Critique, a considerable reading of the preliminary environmental submissions by Navitus tends to suggest  a marked degree of tautological juggling with the  findings – a kind of wishful thinking that in the conclusions – to paraphrase Voltaire’s Candide –  every deduction would be interpreted in the best possible way for the best of possible worlds. But the reality of the situation is a long way from this fantasy.  The immediate threat to the aesthetic and hospitality attractions of Poole Bay from the proposed wind farm is far too important to appear wise after the event when it will be too late. It would therefore be sheer folly in the extreme to expect future visitors to come to the Bournemouth area if all that awaited them was the isolation of the individual within a jumbled mass of passé mechanistic and perverted aesthetic debris. Surely it is possible when scientific activity for the future planning of world energy needs has never been taken more seriously to find other sources of energy and also alternate sites for wind power production around Great Britain without seriously compromising the social and visual attributes of a still vibrant cultural entity like Bournemouth that continues to be hugely loved and respected by the British Public.
Holdenhurst Village
Hello Katherine,
The Civic Society’s Executive Committee met this afternoon and amongst items discussed was the Holdenhurst Village Conservation Area Appraisal.
Having read the Appraisal and considered its contents I can confirm the Society supports the recommendations in contains.
We believe the Appraisal to be well researched, well presented and a very useful contribution to the future conservation and enhancement of this historic and important part of Bournemouth’s heritage.
The proposal to create one new Conservation Area, rather than the existing two, is eminently sensible.
We congratulate you and all involved in the research and production of the report.
Regards Ken
Chairman Bournemouth Civic Society
—–Original Message—– From: Katherine Ashley <> Sent: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 9:20 Subject: Holdenhurst Village Conservation Area Draft Appraisal

Dear Consultee
This is just a quick reminder that the closing date for comments on the draft Holdenhurst Village Conservation Area Character Appraisal is Friday 27th September 2013.
If you are intending to respond to this consultation we look forward to receiving your comments by this date.
Details of the consultation are available at however, if you have any queries regarding the consultation please do not hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards
Katherine Ashley
Conservation and Urban Design Team  
Planning, Transport & Regulation
Bournemouth Borough Council
Telephone: 01202 451358
Fax: 01202 451005
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Dear LDF Steering Group Member I am just contacting you to let you know that a period of public consultation has started today on Churchill Gardens Conservation Area Appraisal. The public consultation will close on 9th August. All details can be found on the Council’s website: Background The Appraisal explains the historic development of Churchill Gardens Conservation Area highlighting the key areas that make the area special, the key elements that detract from the area, the contribution of each of the buildings to the historic interest and proposes an extension to the boundary of the conservation area. The work is strongly linked to wider regeneration projects in Boscombe and the Council’s forthcoming bid for Townscape Heritage Lottery funding and when adopted will be a material consideration in the planning process. Kind regards Caroline Caroline Peach Principal Planning Officer Conservation and Urban Design Team   Planning, Transport & Regulation  Telephone: 01202 451358 e-mail: Fax: 01202 451005 VISIT OUR WEBSITE:  

Bournemouth Public Realm Strategy

Dear Sir, A few months ago you responded to a public consultation on the Bournemouth Public Realm Strategy: Guiding Principles Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).  Thank you for your response.  This email is to let you know that the strategy was adopted by full Council at a meeting on 23rd April 2013.  The strategy sets out a framework of principles to guide changes to, and investment in, streets and spaces across the borough.  This will support planning and transport policies and projects, and also provides a starting point for future more detailed public realm strategies for the Town Centre and other areas. The adopted strategy and supporting documentation is available on the Council’s website at: Following public consultation on the draft strategy from November 2012 to January 2013, all the responses to the consultation have been considered and, where appropriate, changes were made to the document.  Further details about the consultation, the responses received and the resulting changes that were made to the document can be found in the Consultation Statement, which can be downloaded from: The strategy and supporting documents, including the Consultation Statement, can also be viewed at the Customer Services Centre, St. Stephens Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6EB between the following hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, or 9.00am – 4.00pm Friday.  We will be getting further copies of the documents printed, and once this is done they will be available to view at all public libraries in the Borough during their normal opening times. Kind regards, Catherine Miles  Planning Officer (Urban Design) Conservation and Urban Design Team Planning and Transport  

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