The new year 2007 opens with the news that planning permission to replace the Point House Cafe in Southbourne with cliff top flats has been refused.
Bournemouth Planning Committee rejected the plan during a sitting on the Thursday before Christmas.
More than 800 objections were sent to the Council and Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood has joined the fight to save the popular cafe. The Southbourne Area Forum has also expressed concern.
The Council’s decision does not safeguard the present building and it is understood that owners Ray and Dorothy Fletcher have yet to consider any other options.