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Home sweet home for five families in Springbourne

Five families in Springbourne are now happily housed thanks to the completion of Bournemouth Council’s new housing development in Wesley Close. The development consists of four three-bedroom houses and one two-bedroom home and is designed to meet and exceed level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes meaning it is a carbon-friendly scheme. Councillor Robert […]

Targeted inspections to raise housing standards in Boscombe

Targeted work to improve housing standards in Boscombe gets underway this month. As part of the ongoing work to regenerate Boscombe, Bournemouth’s private sector housing officers will be contacting home owners and landlords to carry out inspections in central Boscombe over the next few months. The area, which includes approximately 1,300 properties is being targeted […]

Petition demands housing inspections for Dave Wells Properties

Chanel 4 Dispatches last night (5th December) looked into the quality of housing provided by Boscombe landlord Dave Wells, in a programme which labelled him as a ‘slum landlord’. The programme presented by Jon Snow was shown around the home of a mother and her children living in a house in Boscombe rented from the […]

Boscombe families in line for community housing help

Families in Boscombe could be offered an affordable opportunity to buy their own home as plans to create a Community Land Trust are explored. The move – part of the ‘Backing Boscombe’ drive to improve the area – is aimed at encouraging residents to take pride in their homes and their streets, creating more settled […]

£3000 fine for Boscombe landlord

Today, Dorset Fire Authority successfully prosecuted the owner of a house in multiple occupation, for failing to respond to requests for information from the fire authority. The premises came to the attention of the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service following a number of failed attempts by Bournemouth Borough Council to identify the responsible person for […]

New legislation sees Boscombe premises close for persistent disorder

The first Closure Order for constant disorder has been granted in Bournemouth for a flat at 70 Hamilton Road, Boscombe, after Bournemouth Borough Council’s Housing Landlord team received numerous complaints of disturbance on the premises. Yesterday (30 March 2009), at Bournemouth Magistrates Court, the resident, who was not at court, was ordered to vacate the […]

David Lloyd development is refused by Planning Board

Bournemouth Borough Council’s Planning Board has refused an application for a major development of flats on the former leisure site at Knole Road. The application was refused by nine to one votes on the basis that the proposals were of too high a density and overdevelopment of the site. Members agreed that these combined factors […]

Award for Boscombe Library & Housing Development

Boscombe Library has been recognised as one of the most innovitive building projects in the South West. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors South West announced this week that that the new public library facility and custmer Service Centre – and 24 flats situated above have won in the Community Benifit category. The project was […]

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