AT last Bournemouth planners seem to have come to their senses, rejecting the proposed building of flats on the little car park. (Southbourne Crossroads car park)

It would seem that the flats would be out of the price range anyway for most local people, once again attracting second home buyers who only use the property for part of the year.

There is no mention of car parking spaces, and the sooner all planners made it mandatory for at least two parking spaces per flat or house, then at least there would be less ‘on road’ parking.

This should apply to all new developments.

I believe I read some time ago that underground parking was mentioned for these flats? What madness. So near to the unstable cliffs and cracks already appearing on the zigzag opposite – next we shall have the road cracking up and sinking.

At present we have parking on the road, and even at this time of the year it is full. Where are all the other people going to park in the summer when the Bistro on the Beach has been developed?

All the roads in the area are packed with cars or have the dreaded yellow lines.

If anything, Southbourne needs more parking spaces, not less.

The new beach development could make Southbourne beach the new Sandbanks.

We will have all the facilities, golden sands, beautiful eating facilities, toilets, showers etc - but with nowhere to park, people will give up and move on.

Please Bournemouth Council and planners don’t waste money on the new beach development unless you are going to provide the parking facilities to enjoy them.

If anything, make our little car park into a multi storey and encourage holiday makers and indeed locals, to our end of the beach.


Springfield Avenue, Southbourne