Regional Spatial Strategy May 2010 Latest

Reply from John Turner - Technical Offcer, A338 Bournemouth Spur Road to Councillor Ron Whittaker

18th May 2010

RE: Regional Spatial Strategy

Tamsin,

Many thanks and for such a helpful response, know many residents are extremely concerned as not only the development but the tremendous traffic problems already around Castle Lane West/East, my hope now remains with the new Government that the wishes to scrap the Regional Spatial Strategy will be carried forward and that local authorities to decide on it housing numbers, meantime many thanks.

Councillor Ron Whittaker

E-mail from Tamsin Lee-Smith - Researcher to Tobias Ellwood to Councillor Ron Whittaker

18th May 2010

Regional Spatial Strategy

Dear Cllr Whittaker,

Thank you for your enquiries regarding the Conservative’s view of the South-West Regional Spatial Strategy. Tobias has asked me to respond to you with an update.

Tobias conducted a meeting with Eric Pickles, the new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government today, during which he was told that the Government will stand by the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to scrap the South-West Regional Spatial Strategy. Bournemouth has long suffered from the symptoms of overdevelopment and Tobias is adamant that these plans be seen through; the situation must not be allowed to exacerbate.

Following on from this meeting we have written to the Secretary of State for confirmation and expect to receive a reply detailing a time scale for action. I would be grateful if you would send me your address so that I may copy this correspondence to you once it has arrived.

Best wishes,

Tamsin Lee-Smith

Researcher to Tobias Ellwood

MP for Bournemouth East

House of Commons, London SW1A OAA