The Forum will have a stall at this year’s Picnic in the Park in Queen’s Park. This is on Sunday 10 June from 2 to 6 o’clock in Queen's Park.
Come along and say hello and give us a quick opinion on some aspects of the area’s planning and development. You can also join (if you qualify) and offer your help (if you want to).
The Forum’s own launch meeting is provisionally planned for early evening on Thursday June 28th at the Woodpecker Café in the park. Make a note of that date too, more details to follow.
This website is the centre for information about the Queen’s Park Ward Area Neighbourhood Forum. The Forum is a group of people from the local community who live or work in the Queen’s Park electoral ward; anyone from that community can join. The Forum has been approved by the council to create a document called a Neighbourhood Plan. This will become a part of the Bournemouth Planning legislation which governs all planning applications in the ward.
More information about the Forum itself is on the ‘The Forum’ page and the plan itself is on the ‘The Plan’ page. More general information about Neighbourhood Planning and Plans, as well as links to some examples, is on the ‘Documents’ page. You can joint the Forum from the ‘The Forum’ page.
Our latest news is generally on our Facebook page (link at the bottom). You can use Facebook to comment, suggest ideas, volunteer or simply keep up with our progress.
The country is short of homes and not enough new ones are being built. The government intends to increase the number of new homes being created (Policy Paper). Bournemouth Council has assessed that the targets for new dwellings will almost double from the previous plans (White Paper). A Neighbourhood Plan will let us, the community, influence how our area changes.
A Neighbourhood Plan will give us statutory powers to shape the development of our area. The Plan will set planning policies for the neighbourhood area; these will be used to decide whether or not to approve Planning Applications.
This gives us, the people who know and love the area, rather than the Local Planning Authority, a powerful tool to ensure we get the right types of development, in the right places.