MINUTES OF BRANKSOME PARK, CANFORD CLIFFS & DISTRICT
RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 12 MARCH 2014
AT 7.30PM IN THE LOUNGE, BRANKSOME ST. ALDHELM’S PARISH CENTRE
PRESENT: Terry Stewart (TS) President
John Sprackling (JS) Chairman
Wayne Hancock (WH) Vice-Chairman
Keith Alcroft (KA) Planning Officer
Cllr Neil Sorton (NS) Ward Councillor
Approx. 10 Members/Wardens
1. APOLOGIES AND ACCURACY OF MINUTES
JS welcomed those present, particularly Peggy Elliott who was kindly standing in as
Apologies: Apologies received from Cllr Mrs May Haines, Carol & Mike Parkin &
Ken Sanson, Chairman of Sandbanks Association.
Accuracy: JS said would sign the Minutes as a true and accurate record of the
meeting held on 12 FEBRUARY 2014.
2. MATTERS ARISING
Poole Pottery/Old Orchard/Quay Thistle Hotel sites update: JS reported..
1. Quayside (former Dolphin Quays) development – Lush has moved into the
unit formerly occupied by ‘Wok & Spice’ (150 staff)
2. Former Poole Pottery & Swan Inn site – No new developments
3. Quay Thistle Hotel site – ditto
4. Old Orchard House – ditto
5. Land at West Quay Road – ditto
Planning Enforcement, TPOs/Tree replacements – update:
Victoria Education Centre ( Landscaping to the new entrance ) – No new
31 Western Avenue (Overhanging vegetation) – ditto
Community Working Group (CWG): The date of the AGM is now 1 April 2014, to
which all residents are invited.
Council Budget Monitoring report: (2013/14) William Mutlow reminded those
present that the Council Budget Monitoring report is now produced on a quarterly
basis – June, September, December and March, unless there is a significant
virement which required Cabinet or Council approval. WM also referred to a
potential one-off payment of about £5.5m to the Council Superannuation Fund.
which would result in a potential saving long-term.
Public Rights of Way
Westminster Road end of Dalkeith Road – No new developments.
Buccleuch Road to Lakeside Road – ditto
Bessborough Road – ditto
Footpath 85 (Adjacent to 2A Shore Road) – ditto
Footpaths 82/128 (at the rear of 48 Panorama Road to the small beach) – the
objectors have withdrawn, so the order for Footpath 82 is now unopposed, with the
Sealed Orders returned to the Council.
Pinecliff Gardens (Sunken garden): WH reported that Cllr May Haines has been
in touch to say that she is still awaiting confirmation re Pinecliff Gardens. The
officer seems to think the licence does not expire till July 2015. MH suspects that it
may have been confused with Canford Cliffs Pocket Park. Unfortunately, the officer
concerned has gone on holiday
Poole Council’s Efficiency Review Programme (ERP): JS plans to attend next
week’s Council Efficiency & Effectiveness Overview & Scrutiny (CE&O&S)
Chairman’s note: At its meeting on 24/10/13, members of the CE&O&S committee
received a report on the Corporate Property and Asset Management Strategy 2013
– 2016 & Action Plan 2013 – 2014. The current Forward Plan simply describes this
as “Items considered previously:”
I have written to the Chairman to say that I would have expected to see a reference
to ‘Action Plan 2014 – 2015’.
Localism Act/Community Engagement: TS is still waiting to hear from the Chief
Executive, John McBride, who promised to take up a number of the points raised at
the meeting of Southern Poole Chairmens’ Liaison Group representatives with
Leader of Council & John McBride on 13 Feb 2014. Hopefully, the answers will be
received before he retires at the end of this month.
A discussion ensued concerning the possibility of an interim Chief Executive being
‘bought in’ at vast expense. Those present felt that there should be someone from
within Poole who could stand in during the time required (?six months) to find a
permanent replacement. It was agreed that the Association should send a note to
the Leader of the Council to this effect.
Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm – Roy Pointer reported that the application
date has been deferred to Quarter 2; probably in April 2014.
PCBA has visited the Planning Inspectorate at Bristol regarding the proposals not
being properly consulted on. Whether this is a valid point will be a matter for the
Statutory Stakeholders at such time as the application is made.
Concern has been expressed that there will be extensive and long-term disruption
to areas of outstanding natural beauty. TS will contact his counterpart in
By a show of hands, the committee showed continuing opposition to the project.
This will also be voted upon at the AGM.
Road Safety concerns Lindsay Road/St Aldhelm’s Road & Burton Road: No
Sustaining Poole’s Seafront (Formerly Seafront Beaches Master Plan DPD): At
the Poole Beach Hut Association AGM on 26 Feb 2014, Cllr Peter Pawlowski
informed those present that the first meeting of the ‘Task & Finish Group’ looking at
the Sustaining Poole’s Seafront SPD was due to take place early this month.
Gypsy and Travellers’ Sites – Planning committee will consider the applications
on 20 March. Two sites have been identified – Creekmoor and near B&Q at
Fleetsbridge. NS stated that the cost for the two sites would be around £250,000,
whereas a permanent site would be in excess of £1m.
Strategic Car Parking review (SCPR) – At the Call-in Overview and Scrutiny
Committee meeting on 27 February 2014, Committee Members voted unanimously
to recommend to Cabinet to overturn its decision to approve the principle of
summer charging on residential roads adjacent to the beaches, including the
However, this is not the end of this matter, as this will be referred back to the
Cabinet and will feature as an Agenda item for its meeting on 18 March 2014 at
7.00pm Committee Suite, Civic Centre. The Cabinet may decide to accept the
recommendations but there is no guarantee that it will do so.
There was discussion around the proposal to sell off part of the Beach Road car
park, in order to raise funds for the necessary repairs to the Dolphin Centre Multistorey
car park, part of which is currently closed due to safety concerns.
3 NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT –
KA said that he had nothing to report..
4. ACCOUNTS TO DATE – JS reported that the total Association funds as at
28th February 2014 amounted to £37,785.61
5 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Next Canford Cliffs and Penn Hill Area Committee meeting – This is fixed for 02 Apr
14 at 7:00 pm. At the Committee Room, at Branksome St Aldhelm’s Parish Centre.
It was agreed that JS would contact Martyn Underhill to be the guest speaker at the
AGM. If he was unavailable, he would ask Douglas Eyre and David Trenchard, two
former Bournemouth councillors, to speak on the subject of “Uniting the
Breach of planning conditions – William Mutlow said that, unless a Councillor is
approached directly, there seems to be no response to raising concerns over
breach of planning conditions using the ‘Report it’ facility on the BoP website. TS
suggested that WM should raise this at the forthcoming CWG AGM.
‘Party houses’ – TS reported that 4-5 houses seem to have been taken over and
being used as ‘Party houses’. If there is disturbance, the Environmental &
Consumer Protection Services (ECPS) should be contacted on 01202 261700 (8.30
am – 5.15 pm Monday to Thursday & 8.30 am – 4.45 pm Friday) or the emergency
number 0800 506050 (9.00 am – 5.00 pm Saturday and Sunday and 8.00 pm – 2.00
am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
ECPS, in addition to the Police, have the power to deal with this nuisance.
Spring 2014 Pines & Chines magazine – John Gunton said that he hoped that the
magazine will be distributed in the second week in April.
There was no other AOB and the meeting closed at 8.45pm.
Date of next Meeting: There will be no meeting on Wednesday 9th April 2014 as
the Association’s AGM will be held on Saturday 27th April at Canford Cliffs Village
Hall commencing at 10.30 a.m.