The next Forum public meeting is coming up in September. The main business will be gathering ideas for our Charminster Road "High Street" theme (download the flyer). The challenge is to find ideas for our Neighbourhood Plan to support the High Street that we want.
The meeting is also our formal AGM (download the minutes from last year). The AGM will appoint (or reappoint) the Forum’s four elected officers in accordance with the constitution. The meeting is open to everyone with an interest in the Neighbourhood although only Forum members will be able to vote on AGM issues.
Members can offer proposals for discussion at the meeting as long as these are submitted at least seven days before the meeting.
The meeting will be in the Brunswick Pub’s function room (199 Malmesbury Park Road, BH8 8PX) at 11:15 (to 12:45 latest) on Saturday 28th September 2019.
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 area shown by the map below; anyone from that community can join. The Forum is approved by the council to create a document called a Neighbourhood Plan. This will become a part of the council Planning legislation that governs all planning applications in the ward.
The neighbourhood area is the pre-2019 Queen’s Park electoral ward (hence the “Ward Area” in our full name) as shown to the left. There is no current need nor intention to change the area to match the new electoral boundaries.
More information about the Forum itself is on the ‘The Forum’ page and the plan 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 (Policy Paper). The Council has assessed that targets for new dwellings in Bournemouth 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.