MINUTES OF BRANKSOME PARK, CANFORD CLIFFS & DISTRICT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE MEETING HELD ON WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE 2015 AT 7.30PM IN COMMITTEE ROOM, ST. ALDHELM’S PARISH CENTRE
|John Sprackling (JS)
|Wayne Hancock (WH)
|Carol Parkin (CP)
|Mike Parkin (MP)
|Keith Alcroft (KA)
|John Gunton (JG)
|Cllr Mrs May Haines (MH)
|Canford Cliffs Ward Councillor
|1. APOLOGIES AND ACCURACY OF MINUTE
|JS welcomed those present, particularly Cllr Mrs May Haines. JS congratulated MH
|on her appointment as Deputy Leader with Portfolio responsibilities for HR, ICT, Legal
|& Democratic, Strategy Asset Management (Estates excluding Transport) Finance &
|Budgets, Revenue & Benefits & Customer Service – this news was greeted with a
|round of applause. JS went on to say that Cllr Mohan Iyengar has been appointed
|Chairman of the Economy Overview & Scrutiny Committee and Cllr Peter Pawlowski
|is now Chairman of the Planning Committee.
Apologies: Roy Pointer & Chris Stracey
Accuracy: JS said would sign the Minutes as a true and accurate record of the meeting held on 13 MAY 2015..
- MATTERS ARISING
Poole Pottery/Old Orchard/Quay Thistle Hotel sites update: JS reported.. JS
- Quayside (former Dolphin Quays) development – No new developments
- Former Poole Pottery & Swan Inn site – ditto
- Quay Thistle Hotel site – ditto
- Old Orchard House – ditto
- Land at West Quay Road – ditto
Planning Enforcement, TPOs/Tree replacements – update:
|Victoria Education Centre (Landscaping to the new entrance) – No new developments
|Martello Corner, Martello Road (also known as 83 Canford Cliffs Road) –(Change of
|use of residential garage to dentists surgery} – Appeal against Enforcement Order
|lodged on 19 May 2015.
|16 Western Avenue (Erection of Single Storey Garden Room) – Deadline for
|Interested Party and Appellant/LPA Final comments has passed.
|8 Haig Avenue (TPO tree destroyed (EN/14/00707). Appeal against Tree
|Replacement Notice to be determined at Hearing on 18th August 2015.
|Community Working Group (CWG): Minutes of CWG meeting on 13 May 2015
|have been circulated – next meeting fixed for 24 Sept 2015.
|Council Budget Monitoring report (2014/15) & 2015/16 Budget – William Mutlow
|reported on the Council Budget Monitoring Report (1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015)
|presented at the Cabinet meeting the previous day. The Council’s revenue financial
|outturn was a surplus of £2,507m, which has been added to the Financial Planning
|Reserve to support the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP).
|This surplus is in ADDITION to the position reported at Dec 2015 (£0.595m) which was also transferred to support the MTFP.
|The surpluses reported in the final quarter included…
Ordinary Residence Claims £1.195m – Release of provision following settlement of claims
|NHS Adult Social Care Support £0.325m – Additional grant from NHS in January 2015
|Dilapidations £0.237m Dilapidation provision released as no claim received withinperiod.
|Business rates rebates £0.081m
|Net service savings £0.669m
|The movements greater than £100k in the final quarter were as follows..
|£197k overspend Children – Social care
|£198k saving Children – Education and other budgets
|£460k saving Adults – Transfer to earmarked Reserves
|£200k saving Adults – Age profile of outstanding debt reassessed for bad debt
|£1.195m saving Adult Social Care (see above)
|£325k additional grant for Adult Social Care (see above)
|£113k saving Adults – General efficiencies (including staff vacancies and additional
|income from catering services)
|£119k overspend Culture & Community and Housing
|£145k saving Public Health – Drugs and Alcohol Services
|£100k saving Housing – Reduced Bad Debt Provision
|Un-earmarked Reserves for 2015/16 Budget will remain at £6.25m
|Earmarked Reserves at 31 Mar 2015 is £24.214m, after the application of the final
|surplus for the year of £2.507m. This includes £11.584m Financial Planning Reserves
|providing mitigation against the MTFP pressures; £4.115m held by Council in support
|of partnerships with NHS, Schools and other stakeholders; £1.829m by way of
|numerous Government. grants.
|Capital spend for 2014/15 was £23.9m, which represents 87% of approved budget.
|Public Rights of Way
|Westminster Road end of Dalkeith Road – No new developments.
|Buccleuch Road to Lakeside Road – ditto
|Bessborough Road – ditto
|Pinecliff Gardens (Sunken garden): WH reported that a judge from the RHS will be
|coming to look at the garden on July 14th. WH hopes that the garden does as well as
|last year, if not better.
|Community Engagement: No new developments.
|Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm: JS reported on behalf of Roy Pointer who was
|due to return from holiday that day that, this month, Poole & Christchurch Bays
|Association (PCBA) is mounting a major card campaign this summer encouraging
|residents to write to the Prime Minister simply stating why Navitus Bay wind farm is a
|bad idea and should be stopped.
|20,000 cards need to be delivered in selected areas between Milford on Sea and
|Durlston. If members can help by covering their road or part of it, please contact Roy
|Pointer firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can arrange for cards to be dropped off at you
|address. Please advise the name of the road and how many cards you could take;
|any help will be truly welcomed to stop this deeply unpopular proposal.
|Road Safety concerns: Burton Road, Canford Cliffs Road & Road surface of
|Ravine Road: Cllr MH reported that unfortunately there has been no resurfacing to Ravine Road, but a little work has been done in patching areas. Cllr MH pointed out that if a pothole was reported to the Council, they would come and fill it in the Leicester Road/Bury Road/Wilderton Road safety concerns and the
|following two items are to be considered at next Wednesday’s Canford Cliffs & Penn
|Hill Area Committee meeting
|St Aldhelms Road
A number pedestrian crossings are proposed within the area covered by the Association and will be subject to agreement at a future Area Committee meeting.
|Sustaining Poole’s Seafront (Formerly Seafront Beaches Master Plan SPD): No
|‘Party houses’: It is reported in today’s Daily Echo that Bournemouth Council officers
|issued a 48-hour Closure Order for Parkgate, Branksome Hill Road where a large
|student party expected to attract up to 300 guests, which made it a criminal offence
|for anyone other than residents to enter the site for whole weekend.
|This is the first time Bournemouth council had used new powers under the Antisocial
|Behaviour and Policing Act 2014 to prevent potential
|JS proposed that this item be removed from the Agenda until there any new problem
|Succession planning: No new developments.
|Pine Drive – MH said that Steve Dean is looking into this.
|Uniting the Conurbation (Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch) –No new
|Refreshing the Core Strategy and review of Community Infrastructure Levy
|(CIL): The Poole Core Strategy timetable will be delayed a year as, over the next
|year, Poole will be engaging with other Councils in Dorset to firstly sign off the
|Strategic Housing Market Assessment that identifies housing need and secondly undertake work at exploring options on where that housing should go. The Council does not have a duty to agree but it does have a duty to cooperate. In light of this strategic work,
CIL – the Council will continue to progress the review timetable, taking into consideration consultation responses with adoption expected in 2016.
Use of Poole’s Pop up Shop at 58 High Street – MH will make enquiries about cost/availability.
3 NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT –
7 Chaddesley Glen (Demolition of the existing dwelling and the construction of a pair of semi detached houses with integral garaging) – Application registered 09/04/05. Letter of objection lodged on behalf of the Association on 07/05/15. Application withdrawn on 29/05/15.
Other current planning issues
10 Grasmere Road (Variation of Condition 2 of permission APP/14/00805/F to substitute approved plans with the plans submitted under this application) –
Application registered 21/04/05. Letter of objection lodged on behalf of the Association on 11/05/15. To be determined by Planning Committee at meeting on 18 June 2015.
Norfolk Lodge Hotel, 1 Flaghead Road (Demolition of existing buildings and the construction of 18 apartments with basement car parking, landscaping, access and associated services) – Application granted on 05/06/15.
2 Burton Road (Certificate of Lawfulness of existing use of building as a separate unit of residential accommodation) – Application refused on 28/05/15.
Compton Acres, Canford Cliffs Road (Erection of building comprising 20 Apartments with basement parking; re-arrangement for the existing Compton Acres parking area, and demolition of the existing office building set within the current car park) – This site has been acquired by Ortus Homes a subsidiary of McCarthy & Stone. This is still a ‘current’ application.
|ACCOUNTS TO DATE – JS reported that the total Association funds as at 31
|May 2015 amounted to £34,066.56.
|IMPROVING ASSOCIATION’S COMMUNICATIONS – Work on bringing the
|website more up to date has been on going. WH is liaising with Tom Thurston on this.
|Roger Allen, who looks after advertising in the magazine has recently resigned due to
|personal reasons. This means that we are without someone to look after the adverts
|for our Autumn Magazine and JS asks that anyone who feels they can fill this post on
|the Executive to please contact him. JG proposed that the Executive should thank
|Roger for his work on behalf of the Association over the past three years.
MP reported that he is working on contacting all the blocks of flats in our area with a view to extending our block memberships.
- ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Capacity of Lilliput Surgery and local Dental practices to cope with additional new residents – KA reported that two large developments are currently taking place in Lilliput Road and Compton Acres.
36 flats replacing four houses at 74, 76, 78 & 80 Lilliput Road and 20 retirement apartments under construction at Compton Acres.
This is going to put extra strain on local services – Lilliput Surgery and dental
practices amongst others. KA wonders if the Council has done anything about alerting10theJunesurgery2015 and dental practices of the impending loading on these extra
|Cllr MH says she will put the problems arising from larges numbers of extra residents
to this area to Cllr Mohan Iyengar
Date of next Meeting: The next meeting will be on Wednesday – 08th July 2015 at Committee Room (formerly Lounge), Rear of Branksome St Aldhelms Parish Centre (Access via Lindsay Road) NB Wine and ‘nibbles’ will be available in the garden area of the Church Hall after this meeting.
The meeting closed at 8.20pm.