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Pinecliff Garden is situated on the cliff top close to the car park at the side of Canford Cliffs library. The views are magnificent, looking seawards one can see as far as Hengistbury Head to the left and Old Harry Rocks to the right.

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November 2020 Newsletter


Hello Members, Just a short newsletter this time as there is some really good news, the magazine is back, and it will be with you soon. Distribution of the winter edition is scheduled to start from Wednesday onwards this week. It’s a bumper edition packed with interesting articles including the planning report from the Dugald Eadie, and John Gunton, our editor writes with his usual eloquence and... Read More

November 2020 Planning List


We are now waiting for quite a few decisions and appeal rulings, probably because of the impact of the lockdown. As usual, developers keep putting in new applications for sites where a decision was already made – they do not give up! The November Planning List is posted up now here – November 2020  Read More

October 2020 Newsletter


Our magazine will be back in print this month! Hello Members, In the September newsletter the hot topic was the predicted Indian Summer. It transpires that September was the hottest on record and even now although the early mornings are distinctly autumnal it still isn’t cold during the day, up to now. The intermittent falls of heavy rain have been particularly good for the Pinecliff Garden that... Read More

September 2020 Newsletter


The Bank Holidays are over so let the fun begin! Dear Members, Fine weather ahead? An “Indian Summer” with temperatures in the mid-twenties is being predicted. What a wonderful way to coast into the beautiful Autumn season. The sea continues to warm, and our visitors tend to be a little more laid back than some of the dear folk who found their way here during July and... Read More

The Government is seeking to make changes to planning law to try and streamline the processes


This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed. This consultation covers a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England, covering plan-making, development... Read More

August 2020 Newsletter


We’re having a Heat Wave, a Tropical Heat Wave Dear Members, Welcome to the August newsletter. A day on the beach Yesterday morning I just managed to get parked in the Branksome Chine car park at 7.15 am. (Annual beach parking permits are a wonderful thing.) Even at that time the beach and promenade were buzzing. So let’s wish our local businesses good fortune for this weekend... Read More