Point House Café developers lose appeal

Surprise news today. Developers have lost their recent appeal to be allowed to build flats on the Point House Café site in Southbourne.

Government Planning Inspector Richard Marshall who heard the appeal at Bournemouth Town Hall earlier this month has came to a swift decision.

Developers wanted to demolish the clifftop café and build seven flats with underground carparking.

The protests worked. Even the Bournemouth tourism officer described the plan as  “totally inappropriate for the seafront”.

The inspector concluded that the proposed development “would harm the character and appearance of the surrounding area”.

Let’s hope that the developers reopen the cafe.

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About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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