Public Consultation on Three Conservation Areas

Have your say on how the past can shape the future

We want to hear your views on what happens next with three areas of the town centre:

  • Old Christchurch Road
  • East Cliff and West Cliff
  • Poole Hill.

The consultation is now open and will run until 31st August 2018.

What are we consulting on?

We have three documents for you to explore. They have been prepared by Donald Insall Associates on our behalf to address Town Planning decision making, which is a legal process. This means the full documents are long, so you may prefer to read the easy-to-digest summaries.

Consultation documents

Hard copies of all the documents can be viewed at Central (Town Centre), Boscombe and Westbourne Libraries during normal opening hours or the Customer Services Centre in St Stephen's Road during normal office hours.

 Comments can be made:-

  • Hard copy surveys (to print out and complete by hand, then return to the Design & Heritage Team at the address below)
  • Email: heritage@bournemouth.gov.uk   
  • Post: Design & Heritage Team, Development Services, Bournemouth Borough Council, Town Hall Annexe, St Stephen's Road, Bournemouth BH2 6EA

The context for this consultation

Bournemouth's town centre features a treasure-trove of buildings that inspire its residents and visitors. It's where Victorian Bournemouth began and its eclectic, architectural style is something to be celebrated.

These iconic areas form an important part of the town's identity. They have a legal status classification of special architectural or historic interest, called Conservation Areas.

These three areas are also under significant pressure for change. Since Bournemouth's early beginnings it has always evolved, but now there is real challenge facing the town.

Bournemouth has regularly met its Government-set housing targets, at around 700 new homes a year. However, new targets facing Bournemouth are likely to be significantly higher.

This comes within the added context of a new era for the wider Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area. So, we need to explore how we can accommodate these new homes and still ensure that Bournemouth remains attractive and vibrant and a place people want to be.

More Information

FAQs

Press Release

Next Steps

All comments received will be considered in the preparation of a final version of the documents. This is anticipated to be towards the end of this year.