Plans for Our Coast?

An interesting comment added on Streetlife today by Lynn R. Is the operation of Planning something to be concerned about? Currently there are restrictions, for example, number of storeys, operated by Christchurch BC. What will happen if there is more control by a greater unitary authority? ‘If Christchurch Council merge with Bournemouth and Poole I do not think we will have any say in any future plans that Bournemouth could have for our beautiful coast. We will not have enough councillors representing our views to have any effect.  We could even end up with tower blocks there.  Who knows what Bournemouth may have planned for our area. If the merger happens, like you, I am hoping and praying that it will remain unspoilt.’