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Bournemouth plans opposed once again

Purbeck District Council has once again opposed plans by Bournemouth C A championship show to hold its annual show on a site between Wool and Wareham, Dorset. A similar proposal was turned down last November.

The green field site near West Holme and East Holme is in an area of outstanding natural beauty which has quiet undeveloped rural character say planners. In addition the council received 26 letters of objection some of which expressed fears that the traffic congestion over the three period of the show would be unacceptable.

East Stoke Parish Council also opposed the plan as they feared the land may not be available for grazing at other times of the year if the venue became the site of other shows but Bournemouth officials said that it would only need the site for a maximum of 40 days to prepare and break down the event.

This year the event attracted 8683 dogs over the three days and as usual was a popular show on the camping and caravan circuit between Leeds and Welsh Kennel Club shows.

Councillors also heard of local concern over barking dogs, the tannoy systems which may disturb the tranquil Piddle valley and the temporary caravan and tent site and extra car parking which would add to the pressure of traffic on local minor roads making its way to the Wareham by-pass.

OUR DOGS contacted Bournemouth show officials ealrier this week who issued the following statement - ‘At its meeting on Wednesday August 28th. Purbeck District Council refused planning permission for the second time for our proposed new showground. We are unhappy with the result and we are taking legal advice as to the best method to proceed.

Bournemouth C A is not ready to give up yet.’