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Hampshire County Council

More than 200 jobs face axe as county council plans cuts to adult care...

MORE than 200 jobs could be lost and services hit by further cuts as Hampshire County Council bosses try to balance the books. Residents could be charged for services that are currently free, some libraries...
royal bournemouth hospital

Council planning to loan hospital £15m for new pathology centre

A NEW partnership could see Royal Bournemouth Hospital loaned almost £15m by BCP Council for a new pathology centre. Cabinet members have been asked to give their backing to the arrangement which would see the...
Highcliffe homes

Planners block developer from swapping shop for more flats

PLANS to convert a newly-built shop unit in the centre of Highcliffe into flats have been rejected due to concerns about how close they would be to bins. Pure Town Planning, consultants representing the developers,...

Councillors warn of stalking and death threats from the public

COUNCILLORS have spoken of being stalked and “viciously” threatened for their political work with some saying social media has changed people’s behaviour. Existing and former members of local authorities in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch say...
Ducking Stool Walk boardwalk

Public boardwalk may have to close, warn residents facing £50,000 repair bill

PEOPLE living on a small estate in the middle of Christchurch have warned they may be forced to close a public walkway unless BCP Council takes on its ownership. The 17 residents of the Priory...
Baggies Coffee House

Cafe’s alcohol bid rejected as councillors declare ‘no confidence’ in owner

A BID by a Christchurch coffee shop to sell alcohol until midnight every day has been rejected after councillors said they had “no confidence” in its owner’s ability to uphold licensing objectives. Mike Ismail of...
Elcock Associates

Business to lose £20m contract and new jobs after expansion refused, claims owner

THE director of a Christchurch surveying company has said his business will lose a multi-million-pound contract and six new jobs after its expansion proposal was rejected. BCP Council’s planning committee unanimously refuses permission for Elcock...
West Parley homes

Plans for hundreds of homes given the green light by councillors

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build hundreds of homes on former green belt land in West Parley have been approved. More than 200 villagers had raised concerns about the ability of roads in the area to cope...

400-home green belt scheme slated for approval by councillors

UNPOPULAR plans to build hundreds of homes on green belt land in West Parley, near Christchurch, have been recommended for approval. Councillors will consider Wyatt Homes’ application to develop the New Road site into almost...
Hampshire County Council

Waste centre charges loom for residents crossing county border

CHARGES could be introduced for Dorset residents using the Somerley waste centre over the county border in Hampshire. The move comes after a recent survey undertaken by Hampshire County Council revealed that nearly 56% of...
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