Final statutory consultation for Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan

10th November—22nd December 2017

Looking west along Clarendon Road – from McCarthy and Stone crane

Poole Borough Council is consulting on the Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan prior to submission for examination by a Government Inspector. The consultation begins on Friday 10th November at midday and ends at midnight on 22nd December. This is the last chance to have your say, with all comments being passed directly to the examiner for his/her consideration.

 

Pocket Park

The draft plan and supporting documents can be accessed here but the consultation questionnaire can only be accessed on-line at the Borough of Poole’s website: www.poole.gov.uk/broadstoneplan If you prefer to use a hard copy these may be obtained from Broadstone Library, the Post office and the Junction Sports Centre. It is expected that Molly’s, Candy Chocs, the Cargo Lounge and Forum Jewellers will also have supplies of the summary leaflet and questionnaire.

We would urge residents to support the plan which contains policies which protect additional areas of open space, require high quality and sustainable design for all new buildings, seek to protect our community facilities and encourage a vibrant and more attractive centre. There are no proposals to remove parking from the Broadway.

We would urge you all to respond to the consultation and support the plan which reflects the wishes of residents to manage the need for housing for young and old, to respect our green spaces and wildlife corridors, and to ensure Broadstone remains a desirable place to live, work and play.

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7 Responses to Final statutory consultation for Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan

  1. Michael Brooke says:

    Paul,
    a couple of corrections to my post above: line 6 ignore “to” in front of “because ……….”
    the current number of councillors over the conurbation is 120 not “22” as mis-typed above.

  2. Paul usherwood says:

    I am very concerned that people who live on Pinesprings are not aware that they will wake up one morning next year and find that they are no longer in Broadstone but Creekmoor. The first we have heard about this was last week when the local MP wrote to us. We only have a further week to express our concerns. Why has this not been widely advertised. Surely the trailway sets a natural boundary from Broadstone and Creekmoor. There are many questions that need answering. Does it affect school catchment areas, does it mean a change in postcode, house prices in Creekmoor are cheaper, will it affect house prices? People of Pinesprings have a natural sense of community with Broadstone and now the council want to rip this away from them. After all would they tell people from Sandbanks they are now living in Lilliput? This is a disgrace.

    • Michael Brooke says:

      Paul,
      The boundary changes you refer to are related to the creation of the new unitary council of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole which comes into being on April 1st 2019 and not the Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan. Local elections for this new council take place on 2nd May using the new ward boundaries that will be created. Changes to the boundaries are required to because the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has already decided that there should only be 76 councillors and not the current total of 22. It is also proposing to reduce the total number of wards to 33. This means that to ensure each councillor is responsible for approximately the same number of residents, around 4,000,some ward boundaries will have to change. Ward councillors Mike Brooke and Vikki Slade notified all residents of Pine Springs in late June of the proposal to modify the Broadstone/Creekmoor Boundary and again in July when the Local Government Boundary Commission published the draft consultation documents. Public consultation has been ongoing from 9th July and closes on 27th August. Both Vikki and I, in our councillor updates have written about the proposals in Broadstone Link for July and August. The commission has published details of the consultation in the Echo and the Council has published the details on its website. Information is also on display in Broadstone Library. The proposals don’t only affect Broadstone and Creekmoor, they affect most wards across the whole conurbation. If the proposed changes go ahead, and we will know on 23rd October, then they will affect where you vote and who you vote for. School catchment areas don’t change, there should be no impact on house prices or any other activities. It is purely political expediency. We do urge everyone to have their say, and both Mike and Vikki are supporting residents of Pinesprings, and also Twin Oaks area, in their opposition to the proposed changes.

      • Michael Brooke says:

        Paul,
        The boundary changes you refer to are related to the creation of the new unitary council of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole which comes into being on April 1st 2019 and not the Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan. Local elections for this new council take place on 2nd May using the new ward boundaries that will be created. Changes to the boundaries are required because the Local Government Boundary Commission for England has already decided that there should only be 76 councillors and not the current total of 120. It is also proposing to reduce the total number of wards to 33. This means that to ensure each councillor is responsible for approximately the same number of residents, around 4,000,some ward boundaries will have to change. Ward councillors Mike Brooke and Vikki Slade notified all residents of Pine Springs in late June of the proposal to modify the Broadstone/Creekmoor Boundary and again in July when the Local Government Boundary Commission published the draft consultation documents. Public consultation has been ongoing from 9th July and closes on 27th August. Both Vikki and I, in our councillor updates have written about the proposals in Broadstone Link for July and August. The commission has published details of the consultation in the Echo and the Council has published the details on its website. Information is also on display in Broadstone Library. The proposals don’t only affect Broadstone and Creekmoor, they affect most wards across the whole conurbation. If the proposed changes go ahead, and we will know on 23rd October, then they will affect where you vote and who you vote for. School catchment areas don’t change, there should be no impact on house prices or any other activities. It is purely political expediency. We do urge everyone to have their say, and both Mike and Vikki are supporting residents of Pinesprings, and also Twin Oaks area, in their opposition to the proposed changes.

        • Paul says:

          Mike thanks for your reply and giving me the facts. I realise that the Boundaries Commission have set these proposals but it doesn’t mean that we should just accept them. Surely the strong community of Broadstone should be maintained and the entire community cohesion should be fully considered.
          Thanks for supporting us thus far, but we feel that we live in Broadstone at present, which we like, with the likelihood of being moved into Creekmoor. If I wanted to live there I would have brought a house there. There is no need to reply as our case rests with Micheal Tomlinson MP

  3. Michael Brooke says:

    Thank you for your comments Rosalind and for the expression of concern. To reassure you and all our readers, there are no proposals for a new layout to the toast rack in the Broadstone Neighbourhood Plan. During its earlier preparation some ideas were put forward and in 2015 every household received a consultation leaflet. The responses received suggested that none of the ideas were particularly popular so a further suggestion was devised and was consulted on in spring of 2016. This idea was also rejected and no further suggestions have been put forward. What did receive very strong support was the idea of developing a masterplan, but that is a task for the future, and should anything be proposed there will be full consultation with residents and businesses. This is all explained in the Draft Neighbourhood Plan within the section covering Broadstone’s future. It clearly states there are no specific proposals. The purpose of the plan is to manage Broadstone’s housing needs and community assets to ensure a sustainable future with a balanced housing stock ,thriving centre and an appropriate level of accessible and usable open space. Hence the ten policies set out in the document and on which Poole Council’s consultation is based. The draft plan and all supporting documents can be accessed through the main menu of the website “Draft plan 2017”. To comment on the plan the consultation form can be accessed via http://www.poole.gov.uk/broadstoneplan please take time to study the plan before making any comments.

  4. Rosalind Strickland says:

    I am very concerned that the residents of Broadstone are not aware of the proposals for changes to the toastrack and Broadway.
    I have been speaking to friends and none of them were aware of the proposals and were horrified at the new proposed layout.
    Ideally I think that every resident should be contacted directly and made aware of the proposed design – this could be a leaflet drop,via the neighbourhood watch leaflets ( if that is before 22nd December ) or by posters around Broadstone around the Broadway area.
    I feel strongly that this should be decided by the residents it will affect, rather than councillors who may or may not live in Broadstone.

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