WHENEVER I read about new developments for the BCP area such as the Sandbanks Pavilion, justification always includes increasing the size and subsequent income of a building.

Surely, after years of demolishing some of Bournemouth’s beautiful architecture, we could have learned that new and bigger is not always better?

Sensitively designed or refurbished buildings that contribute to the natural beauty of an area and demonstrate its history are what attracts people to many other areas, so why not here?

Even if developers were required to retain the facia of a building and renew its interior, it would ensure some architectural heritage is maintained.

Once these buildings have gone, so has much of our history and we become just another clumsily designed tourist destination.


Ipswich Road, Bournemouth