A considerable amount of time is spent by members of Parkstone Bay Committee dealing with planning issues that affect residents and also the well-being of the local community. This is always a very sensitive area as often it can set neighbour against neighbour and resident against commercial organisations. It is with some pride that our committee has been successful in a number of cases in objecting to inappropriate and over-development that impacts on the community. However, we cannot deal with ‘small’ cases which may not appear insignificant to a local neighbour but can take-up a disproportionate amount of time in order to try and establish a satisfactory outcome for all concerned. We will help where we can, if we feel it is within the interests to do so, but we would encourage you to take up issues directly with your elected councillors who represent the interests of their ward. They will also have direct access to officers who can best address concerns.