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


JS welcomed those present, particularly Peggy Elliott who was kindly standing in as

Minutes Secretary.

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.


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objectors have withdrawn, so the order for Footpath 82 is now unopposed, with the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

Hampshire CPRE.

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

new developments.

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

Sandbanks peninsula.

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.


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


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.

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