PRESENT: John Sprackling (JS) Chairman
Wayne Hancock (WH) Vice-Chairman
Carol Parkin (CP) Secretary
Mike Parkin (MP) Membership Secretary
Keith Alcroft (KA) Planning Officer
John Gunton (JG) Magazine Editor
Cllr Mrs May Haines (MH) Canford Cliffs Ward Councillor
13 Members/Wardens


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 JS
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..




Poole Pottery/Old Orchard/Quay Thistle Hotel sites update: JS reported..                    JS


  1. Quayside (former Dolphin Quays) development – No new developments
  2. Former Poole Pottery & Swan Inn site – ditto
  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 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 WH
have been circulated – next meeting fixed for 24 Sept 2015.
Council Budget Monitoring report (2014/15) & 2015/16 Budget – William Mutlow WM
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 RD
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 WH
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. JS/TS
Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm: JS reported on behalf of Roy Pointer who was RP
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 royalpoint@sky.com 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 MH
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
Location Est Cost Proposal
St Aldhelms Road £1,000 Loading Ban
Western Road/Mornish £1,000 Waiting Restrictions
Total £2,000


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 TS
new developments.
‘Party houses’: It is reported in today’s Daily Echo that Bournemouth Council officers No
issued a 48-hour Closure Order for Parkgate, Branksome Hill Road where a large further
student party expected to attract up to 300 guests, which made it a criminal offence action
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
is reported.
Succession planning: No new developments. JS
Pine Drive – MH said that Steve Dean is looking into this. MH
Uniting the Conurbation (Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch) –No new JS
Refreshing the Core Strategy and review of Community Infrastructure Levy TS
(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.


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.

5. ACCOUNTS TO DATE – JS reported that the total Association funds as at 31 JS
May 2015 amounted to £34,066.56.
website more up to date has been on going. WH is liaising with Tom Thurston on this. JG
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. JS

MP reported that he is working on contacting all the blocks of flats in our area with a view to extending our block memberships.


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

people.   ACTION
Cllr MH says she will put the problems arising from larges numbers of extra residents MI

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.

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