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Letter: BCP city – Christchurch's uniqueness must be retained

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SIR – Christchurch’s unique character has always and should always be separated from Bournemouth and Poole.

Christchurch’s planning policies have over many decades protected the area to help preserve its unique atmosphere, with large protected areas, and historical ancient sites and buildings.

For administrative and economic reasons, BCP Council was formed, yet was formed to allow the three independent regions to keep their characters and retain their right to allow each division to be able to discuss and vote on their individual aspects, and future plans.

Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city? (picture: Steve West)
Could Christchurch become part of a BCP city? (picture: Steve West)

Christchurch, featured in your article, must remain proud of their local heritage and preserve their right to speak out.

In the overriding discussion as to whether the whole BCP region should become a city (A&T, 30th July), the BCP cabinet must never forget the uniqueness, and separate structure of the three individual areas, with their own individual aims and objects.

Their voices must always be heard.

John Adams,
Chair of Christchurch and East Dorset Conservative Association,
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