Scheme aims to give Poole High Street a boost

SUPPORT:  Poole High Street

SUPPORT: Poole High Street

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A PROPOSED initiative civic leaders hope will attract new businesses to Poole High Street has moved a step closer to reality.

The Borough of Poole’s economy, overview and scrutiny committee has endorsed plans to consult on a Draft Local Development Order (LDO) for a section of the High Street.

This means the recommendations can now move to the council’s full cabinet meeting next month, where members will decide whether to back the scheme or not.

Borough of Poole wants to introduce the LDO in a bid to cut planning red tape and ensure the town is “open for business.”

If passed, the order will spell the end of lengthy planning applications associated with High Street outlets changing use.

However, central government will have to rubber-stamp any new regulations before they are rolled out.

The LDO, which will go out for public consultation if cabinet agrees on February 12, will enable units between North Street and New Orchard to change between retail, finance, restaurant, cafe and professional services without waiting eight weeks.

Poole deputy leader Cllr Mike White believes the scheme represents “an exciting opportunity that allows us to free up bureaucracy, and support new businesses.”

He added: “The consultation is important to getting the order right and I am looking forward to the comments that will help us achieve a speedy decision from the minister who has to approve the initiative.”

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2:27pm Tue 29 Jan 13

poolepaul says...

What Poole REALLY needs is a charity shop, a mobile phone shop, a pound shop, or a coffee shop. Oh wait.
What Poole REALLY needs is a charity shop, a mobile phone shop, a pound shop, or a coffee shop. Oh wait. poolepaul
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2:37pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Cosmic Crusader says...

The only businesses that cannot wait 8 weeks for a planning application are the "fly by night" enterprises we can well do without.
The only businesses that cannot wait 8 weeks for a planning application are the "fly by night" enterprises we can well do without. Cosmic Crusader
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2:39pm Tue 29 Jan 13

manyogie says...

So, theoretically, I can open a **** shop tomorrow the, excellent work BOP, however, if, and I say if, you had any acumin to the jobs you petioned yourselves into, perhaps you,d look at bringing back the essentials shopping to the high street, and helping local business by reviewing your exhorbatent rates perhaps, however, bookies, thinly disguised extortionist electrical and furniture shops, and of course, good ll all you sees a quid, will continue to pay your excessive ratings, so, locals, forget it, when them high streets back to back Soddam & Gomorrah..........
So, theoretically, I can open a **** shop tomorrow the, excellent work BOP, however, if, and I say if, you had any acumin to the jobs you petioned yourselves into, perhaps you,d look at bringing back the essentials shopping to the high street, and helping local business by reviewing your exhorbatent rates perhaps, however, bookies, thinly disguised extortionist electrical and furniture shops, and of course, good ll all you sees a quid, will continue to pay your excessive ratings, so, locals, forget it, when them high streets back to back Soddam & Gomorrah.......... manyogie
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4:52pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Old Colonial says...

manyogie wrote:
So, theoretically, I can open a **** shop tomorrow the, excellent work BOP, however, if, and I say if, you had any acumin to the jobs you petioned yourselves into, perhaps you,d look at bringing back the essentials shopping to the high street, and helping local business by reviewing your exhorbatent rates perhaps, however, bookies, thinly disguised extortionist electrical and furniture shops, and of course, good ll all you sees a quid, will continue to pay your excessive ratings, so, locals, forget it, when them high streets back to back Soddam & Gomorrah..........
What!?
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: So, theoretically, I can open a **** shop tomorrow the, excellent work BOP, however, if, and I say if, you had any acumin to the jobs you petioned yourselves into, perhaps you,d look at bringing back the essentials shopping to the high street, and helping local business by reviewing your exhorbatent rates perhaps, however, bookies, thinly disguised extortionist electrical and furniture shops, and of course, good ll all you sees a quid, will continue to pay your excessive ratings, so, locals, forget it, when them high streets back to back Soddam & Gomorrah..........[/p][/quote]What!? Old Colonial
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4:54pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Dr Strangelove says...

manyogie wrote:
So, theoretically, I can open a **** shop tomorrow the, excellent work BOP, however, if, and I say if, you had any acumin to the jobs you petioned yourselves into, perhaps you,d look at bringing back the essentials shopping to the high street, and helping local business by reviewing your exhorbatent rates perhaps, however, bookies, thinly disguised extortionist electrical and furniture shops, and of course, good ll all you sees a quid, will continue to pay your excessive ratings, so, locals, forget it, when them high streets back to back Soddam & Gomorrah..........
Some good points but it is the rents that kill off most small businesses. Landlords are charging far too much so although its in vogue to bash councils I would put the biggest blame at the door step of landlords.
[quote][p][bold]manyogie[/bold] wrote: So, theoretically, I can open a **** shop tomorrow the, excellent work BOP, however, if, and I say if, you had any acumin to the jobs you petioned yourselves into, perhaps you,d look at bringing back the essentials shopping to the high street, and helping local business by reviewing your exhorbatent rates perhaps, however, bookies, thinly disguised extortionist electrical and furniture shops, and of course, good ll all you sees a quid, will continue to pay your excessive ratings, so, locals, forget it, when them high streets back to back Soddam & Gomorrah..........[/p][/quote]Some good points but it is the rents that kill off most small businesses. Landlords are charging far too much so although its in vogue to bash councils I would put the biggest blame at the door step of landlords. Dr Strangelove
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5:42pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Very Old Man says...

poolepaul wrote:
What Poole REALLY needs is a charity shop, a mobile phone shop, a pound shop, or a coffee shop. Oh wait.
A pound shop? Surely you mean a 96p shop!
[quote][p][bold]poolepaul[/bold] wrote: What Poole REALLY needs is a charity shop, a mobile phone shop, a pound shop, or a coffee shop. Oh wait.[/p][/quote]A pound shop? Surely you mean a 96p shop! Very Old Man
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7:06pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Poundcity, Poundcounty, Poundcountry, Pounds-are-us, Pound-u-like, Poundsaver, Poundshop...........
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Poundcity, Poundcounty, Poundcountry, Pounds-are-us, Pound-u-like, Poundsaver, Poundshop........... .... Letcommonsenseprevail
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1:19am Wed 30 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Got some bargain photo frames in the
99p shop and also cough medicine
cold and flu etc!
Got some bargain photo frames in the 99p shop and also cough medicine cold and flu etc! guisselle
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1:23am Wed 30 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Got some bargain photo frames in the
99p shop and also cough medicine
cold and flu etc!
Got some bargain photo frames in the 99p shop and also cough medicine cold and flu etc! guisselle
  • Score: 0

1:23am Wed 30 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Got some bargain photo frames in the
99p shop and also cough medicine
cold and flu etc!
Got some bargain photo frames in the 99p shop and also cough medicine cold and flu etc! guisselle
  • Score: 0

8:45am Wed 30 Jan 13

Baywolf says...

All this consultation for the sake of 8 weeks planning permission? Seriously? And where's this Atkins woman claiming Poole is open for business ..don't see her on the news now do we.
All this consultation for the sake of 8 weeks planning permission? Seriously? And where's this Atkins woman claiming Poole is open for business ..don't see her on the news now do we. Baywolf
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