FOLLOWING on from David Gibb’s letter published 6 March concerning the Arts University of Bournemouth wishing to close a residential road, Fern Barrow, for 60 weeks, I can add a little further information about this planning fiasco.

I attended the BoP Planning Committee meeting last December at which consent for the ‘Innovation Studio’ was given, and I then presented the concerns of the residents of Talbot Village to the proposed ‘orange blob’ that will be totally out of character with the residential area it faces. Despite our strong concerns, and those of several members of the planning committee, approval was granted subject to the strength of the colour being reviewed. AUB did review it and in fact have made the final design considerably more aggressive, yet BoP are apparently powerless to prevent this monstrosity.


Drew Close, Poole