Public loos or shop? Councillors asked to decide on extra space for Leyton Mount development

Bournemouth Echo: NEW DEVELOPMENT: An artist’s impression of Leyton Mount NEW DEVELOPMENT: An artist’s impression of Leyton Mount

COUNCILLORS are being asked to decide what they want in a major new town centre development – an additional shop unit or public toilets.

The developers building a block of 62 flats and a large restaurant at Leyton Mount in Bournemouth were originally granted planning permission on condition the scheme included replacement public toilets.

But now they are asking planners to lift that condition, and allow them to replace the toilets with additional commercial floorspace.

Officers are recommending that the request is refused, after both the night-time economy co-ordinator and the town centre manager expressed concerns about the town’s lack of late-night toilet facilities.

It will now fall to councillors on the planning committee to consider the matter on Monday, January 20 and make a final decision.

The report by senior planning officer Charles Raven points out that the council is aiming to regenerate Horseshoe Common and use the area as a potential event space.

He said: “It is clear that the plans for the regeneration of the immediate area have the specific aim of increasing footfall and making it more inviting to tourists, families and the general public, with the aim of increasing useage of this public open space.

“It stands to reason, in the absence of any contrary evidence that increased recreational usage will result in increased demand for a public convenience.

“It is reasonable to conclude that for the common to be successful for families and visitors there should be the provision of a convenience facility.”

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1:34pm Fri 17 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Think people would be more comfortable with one less shop but not so comfy with out a lav
Think people would be more comfortable with one less shop but not so comfy with out a lav kalebmoledirt

1:44pm Fri 17 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Wrong area to put a loo,although one is needed,too many dodgies around of all types.
Wrong area to put a loo,although one is needed,too many dodgies around of all types. pete woodley

3:10pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Bournemouth87 says...

Why not a shop with access to toilets. Win Win!! Night time public toilets are not a good idea!! At least this way if they are in a shop families will have access etc
Why not a shop with access to toilets. Win Win!! Night time public toilets are not a good idea!! At least this way if they are in a shop families will have access etc Bournemouth87

4:07pm Fri 17 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

A bog will get more use.
A bog will get more use. BIGTONE

5:32pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

The Horseshoe Common daytime drinkers will need somewhere to roll a joint and have a quick fornicate for £2 a pop, so a toilet would certainly be welcomed by them.
The Horseshoe Common daytime drinkers will need somewhere to roll a joint and have a quick fornicate for £2 a pop, so a toilet would certainly be welcomed by them. Sir Beachy Head

5:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The Horseshoe Common daytime drinkers will need somewhere to roll a joint and have a quick fornicate for £2 a pop, so a toilet would certainly be welcomed by them.
Times havent changed since the council employed me to keep an eye on what went on.Drunks,druggies,d
eviates,pro's,perver
ts,beggars,made worse by Walkabout across the road.Now Meyrick Park was different,the little toilet opposite the bowling greens,was very busy,and i have never seen so many tree huggers.Never the less when told to "p" off they did,nor did they bother anyone else.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The Horseshoe Common daytime drinkers will need somewhere to roll a joint and have a quick fornicate for £2 a pop, so a toilet would certainly be welcomed by them.[/p][/quote]Times havent changed since the council employed me to keep an eye on what went on.Drunks,druggies,d eviates,pro's,perver ts,beggars,made worse by Walkabout across the road.Now Meyrick Park was different,the little toilet opposite the bowling greens,was very busy,and i have never seen so many tree huggers.Never the less when told to "p" off they did,nor did they bother anyone else. pete woodley

7:59am Sat 18 Jan 14

UrbanCrab says...

The council keep closing public toilets for being too expensive to maintain, stupid question really.
The council keep closing public toilets for being too expensive to maintain, stupid question really. UrbanCrab

8:01am Sat 18 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Why is it after receiving consent developers want too change things, it was decided to that the toilets were to be replaced as part of the deal. There is too much of this sly practice of renegading on agreements, which is preconceived to be activated once construction has started.

That was the agreement so hard sugar to the developers
Why is it after receiving consent developers want too change things, it was decided to that the toilets were to be replaced as part of the deal. There is too much of this sly practice of renegading on agreements, which is preconceived to be activated once construction has started. That was the agreement so hard sugar to the developers Lord Spring

8:08am Sat 18 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
The Horseshoe Common daytime drinkers will need somewhere to roll a joint and have a quick fornicate for £2 a pop, so a toilet would certainly be welcomed by them.
Times havent changed since the council employed me to keep an eye on what went on.Drunks,druggies,d

eviates,pro's,perver

ts,beggars,made worse by Walkabout across the road.Now Meyrick Park was different,the little toilet opposite the bowling greens,was very busy,and i have never seen so many tree huggers.Never the less when told to "p" off they did,nor did they bother anyone else.
I am glad it was face to face Pete,
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: The Horseshoe Common daytime drinkers will need somewhere to roll a joint and have a quick fornicate for £2 a pop, so a toilet would certainly be welcomed by them.[/p][/quote]Times havent changed since the council employed me to keep an eye on what went on.Drunks,druggies,d eviates,pro's,perver ts,beggars,made worse by Walkabout across the road.Now Meyrick Park was different,the little toilet opposite the bowling greens,was very busy,and i have never seen so many tree huggers.Never the less when told to "p" off they did,nor did they bother anyone else.[/p][/quote]I am glad it was face to face Pete, Lord Spring

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