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The A&T has partnered with the BBC's Local Democracy Reporting Service to bring you news from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, Hampshire County Council and Dorset Council.

New rules remove parking requirements from Christchurch town centre developments

NEW planning rules have been adopted meaning town centre developments in Christchurch no longer need to provide car parking. BCP Council councillors have approved a new policy document, including Bournemouth and Poole, that relaxes requirements...

Christchurch councillor cleared after allegation he tried to influence planning application for his home

A CHRISTCHURCH councillor accused of trying to influence the outcome of a planning application for his home has been cleared of wrongdoing in an independent investigation. The complaint against Cllr Peter Hall, a Conservative who...

‘Stay at home’ plea as third national lockdown starts

RESIDENTS have been urged to stay at home as England was put into a national lockdown by the Prime Minister last night (Monday). As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, people have been...

Council children’s services department faces inspection over failings

A FULL inspection of BCP Council’s troubled children’s services department will be carried out next year, it has been confirmed. Ofsted will carry out its first thorough review of the council’s work after its inspectors...

Plans for electric car charging requirement at every new house built

EVERY house or bungalow built in Christchurch will have to have an electric car charger, if proposals are approved. The idea was in a new parking policy document backed last week by BCP Council’s cabinet...

New Forest remains in Tier 2 as coronavirus restriction level review is delayed

RESIDENTS in the New Forest and Christchurch anticipating an announcement today (Wednesday) about any change to the current Tier 2 restrictions will be disappointed. Covid restrictions across the country are being reviewed but no announcement...

Plans for seven homes on Christchurch pub car park set to be rejected

COUNCILLORS will be asked to reject plans to build seven homes on a Christchurch pub car park when they meet tomorrow (Thursday). Amirez had hoped to develop the land next to the Smugglers’ Run in...

Neighbours’ outcry over Christchurch restaurant’s alcohol licence plans

ALCOHOL plans for a restaurant in Christchurch have drawn opposition from people living nearby. Objectors warned that approving plans for the Ducking Stool, in Ducking Stool Lane, to open as late as 10pm seven days a...

Christchurch set for trial of e-scooters

ELECTRIC scooters are to be trialled in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in the latest bid to reduce congestion. Although the use of privately-owned e-scooters is banned in the UK – except on private land –...

Local coronavirus test-and-trace system to be rolled out for Hampshire

CIVIC chiefs in Hampshire are to roll out a local test-and-trace system in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council will run their own operation from this...
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