Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 7.00 pm, WITHDRAWN

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bournemouth BH2 6DY. View directions

Contact: Karen Tompkins (01202 451255)  Email:

Note: This meeting will not be taking place due to government restrictions 

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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 761 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 18 February 2020.


Chairman's Announcements and Introduction

To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Council.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:- 

The deadline for the submission of:

Public questions is Tuesday 24 March 2020.

A statement is midday, 30 March 2020.

A petition is midday, 30 March 2020.



Recommendations arising from Cabinet and other Committees

Please refer to the relevant agenda and reports.


Cabinet 18 March 2020


Minute 140 – Community Governance Review – Holdenhurst and Throop – Final recommendations



(a)    the existing parish of Holdenhurst Village be altered to include the neighbouring village of Throop as shown on the map appended to this report;

(b)    the name of the established parish referred to in (a) above be Throop and Holdenhurst;

(c)    the style of the parish of Throop and Holdenhurst be set as a village;

(d)    the parish should have a parish council in the style of village council;

(e)    the name of the village council should be ‘Throop and Holdenhurst Village Council’;

(f)      the village council for Throop and Holdenhurst consist of 7 councillors;

(g)    the effective date for the establishment of the parish council be 1 April 2021;

(h)    the elections of all parish councillors for the parish of Throop and Holdenhurst shall be held:-

(i)      on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2021;

(ii)     on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2027; and

(iii)   every fourth year thereafter;

(i)      a Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order be prepared in accordance with the above recommendations and that the Order be effective from 1 April 2021 save for those recommendations relating to parish electoral arrangements which shall come into force on the ordinary day of election of councillors in 2021;

(j)      the Local Government Boundary Commission for England be requested to make a related alteration order to alter the boundaries of the District Wards (Commons and Muscliff & Strouden Park) to be coterminous with the parish boundary referred to in recommendation (a) above;

(k)    the Director of Law and Governance be authorised to make all necessary reorganisation of community governance orders to implement the changes agreed by Council;

(l)      a Shadow Parish Council for Throop and Holdenhurst be established, comprising 7 members, with membership being made up of:-

(i)      3 ward councillors for Muscliff and Strouden Park;

(ii)     2 representatives of Holdenhurst village meeting;

(iii)   2 other local representatives drawn from the lead petitioners.


Minute 144 – Dorset Heathland Planning Framework 2020-25 SPD



(a)            Cabinet recommends that Council adopts the Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework 2020-2025 Supplementary Planning Document; and

(b)           any minor changes to the consultation document are delegated to the Director of Growth and Infrastructure in liaison with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning. 





Appointment of Interim Director of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer for BCP Council

The Council will be asked to appoint an Interim Director of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer in accordance with statutory requirements subject to Member Panel approval.


Future Council Meetings - Covid 19

The Council will receive an update from Officers and will consider future Council and Committee meeting arrangements.


Questions from Councillors

The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Monitoring Officer is 23 March 2020.