Continuing ‘saga’ of Beach Road car park

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The Report of Strategic Director (Place) headed ‘Town Centre North redevelopment proposal’ and presented at the Cabinet meeting on 17 April 2018 said “The initial reports on viability of the scheme indicated that the council should ring–fence, where possible, the capital receipts or potential development opportunity presented by certain sites in the periphery of the Borough of Poole. Following further work to understand the development opportunities the Council … Read More

A History of Branksome Park as told by H.S. Gibbs

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The memories of my early days in Branksome Park made a lasting impression which I shall never forget because the scene was so peaceful and unspoilt. When I came back to Bournemouth from time to time it was to see small parts of our beautiful district steadily being altered by what was termed improvements. These changes were barely noticeable at the time when we had long hot summers, … Read More

One Community One Voice

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UNITING THE BOURNEMOUTH, CHRISTCHURCH AND POOLE CONURBATION (‘UTC’) FORWARD TOGETHER! ONE COMMUNITY, ONE VOICE! http://www.unitingtheconurbation.org.uk   PRESS RELEASE 15 August 2018 Christchurch Borough Council drops its appeal over LG reform The Uniting the Conurbation group (‘UTC’) is pleased to learn that Christopher Chope MP and those Christchurch councillors who challenged the legality of the way in which the Minister and Parliament decided to create a single unitary authority … Read More

Undue Influence – Modern Areas of Impact

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Andrew Carswell is a Partner specialising in Civil and Commercial litigation at Trethowans solicitors and explains some of the modern features and relevance of the area of law known as Undue Influence. The legal concept of Undue Influence has been with us for many years.  Although distinct from its older cousin “Duress”, its’ principles are similar.  The central question when dealing with this subject is how the law … Read More

Beach Road Car Park

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The Council applied to the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber seeking relief from the Restrictive Covenants relating to the car park on 27 June 2017. The Council’s ‘Statement of case’ is attached. The matter is still subject to determination by the Lands Tribunal. In October last year, it instructed the Council to consult with residents living within a radius of 200 metres from the site and the Association understands … Read More

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