Highcliffe Residents Association
A Community Interest Company

News & Current Affairs

Christchurch Borough Community Governance Review -   Residents Associations and Community bodies invited by CBC to consider the formation of Parishes with associated Councils. The time scale was too short for considering the situation and consulting with residents (around three weeks). Representatives from HRA attended the Presentation and QA session organised by CBC 31st Jan.and realised that a submission had to be put in for a Parish of Highcliffe to include present wards as defined by CBC and formation of Highcliffe Community Council, or the opportunity for local representation would be lost.
This is more significant now that CBC will disappear and we will be controlled as part of the larger Unitary Authority (see separate item).
This will be discussed at forthcoming Members Meeting 19th March.
Links to follow, opinions please - to info@highclifferesidents.co.uk
CBC decision on whether this submission is accepted will be posted when review completed.

Jesmond Ave. - Update. -   Planning Application refused 12-02-2018 Decision Notice- Link to Document
Officer Report-Link to Document
Revised plan to address objections regarding loss of woodland, changes to watercourse and increased traffic. Link to Plan  

Meeting May 2017. Link to Document  

HRA Planning Comments. Link to Document  

TPO December 2017. Link to Document  
Order confirmed 20th Feb. 2018

Zig-Zag Path -   Another U-turn, Council finds extra funds for Zig-Zag, work to start in the Autumn.
CBC decided not to re-instate the path but are reviewing their options.
To see the document which determined this decision, follow the Link  

FOHBAC Action on Zig-Zag Path Link  
CBC Committee Docs   Link  

Jesmond Avenue Development -   ownership of the site has returned to the original developers, for more information follow the link.
HRA letter to residents  

Dorset Combined Authority - Update    Minister has announced that Christchurch will go in with Bournemouth and Poole as a Unitary Authority, despite residents voting 85% against. The Government will ignore the wishes of the People and Local Councils, and go ahead anyway. The final decision has to go through Parliament, but MPs are all in favour of the merger, apart from Sir Christopher Chope, our local MP. Link

As part of a modernisation programme for Her Majesty’s Coastguard , the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will be moving their Training Centre out of the premises at Steamer Point, Highcliffe. The site will then be put on the open market.

We recognise that residents in the local area will be interested in the proposed outline plan for development of the site and as neighbours for more than 40 years we want to ensure that you are aware of the potential plans. -

  Assistant Director Asset Management - Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Meetings are returning to the Church Hall at St Mark's to accommodate the larger turnouts that we have enjoyed recently.
wishing to raise items at meetings under Any Other Business, please give the Secretary 10 days notice. This is to allow due consideration of the matter, and for answers to be investigated and prepared.
email info@highclifferesidents.co.uk

Sea, Sunshine, Nature, History

Highcliffe- the beach one of Highcliffe's nature reserves Highcliffe's historic castle