Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1AZ. View directions

Contact: Joseph Tyler - 01202 451895  Email: joseph.tyler@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs L Fear, T O’Neill and T Trent.

 

11.

Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.

 

Note – When a Member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of the Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute Member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.

Minutes:

Cllr M F Brooke substituted for Cllr T Trent.

Cllr B Dion substituted for Cllr T O’Neill.

 

12.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 regarding disclosable pecuniary interests. Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Cllr P R A Hall made a declaration of pecuniary interest in relation to item 5b, planning application: 8/19/0209/CONDR – 24 St. Margaret’s Avenue. Cllr P R A Hall declared that he was the applicant and therefore would exclude himself from taking part in the item. He requested to speak in support of the application in his capacity as applicant.

13.

Public Issues

To receive any requests to speak on planning applications which the Planning Committee is considering at this meeting.

 

The deadline for the submission of requests to speak is 12 noon on Wednesday 12 June 2019. Requests should be submitted to Democratic Services using the contact details on the front of this agenda.

 

Further information is contained in the Protocol for Public Speaking at Planning Committee which is available on the Council’s website at the following address:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/documents/s2380/Protocol%20for%20Public%20Speaking%20at%20Planning%20Committee.pdf

Minutes:

There were several requests to speak from members of the public and from a Ward Councillor. These were heard as and when the relevant item was being discussed.

14.

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the planning applications dated 5 June 2019, as listed below, and any updates from relevant planning officers to be circulated 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

See planning application reports circulated at 5a and 5b.

 

The running order in which planning applications will be considered will be finalised and published online by Democratic Services as soon as possible after 12 noon on the day before the meeting.

 

Members will appreciate that the copy drawing attached to planning application reports are reduced from the applicants’ original and detail, in some cases, may be difficult to read. The submitted drawings can be viewed on the application file at the relevant local planning office or by using the relevant planning register for this meeting, online at:

 

https://planning.christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk/search.aspx?auth=1&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

 

 

Development Plans for the BCP Council area are available to view online at:

 

https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/planningbuilding/PlanningPolicy/Local-Plan-Documents/Local-Plan-Documents.aspx

 

https://www.poole.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy-and-guidance/

 

https://www.christchurch.gov.uk/planning-buildings-land/planning-policy/christchurch/christchurch-borough-council-local-plan.aspx

Minutes:

The Committee received planning application reports, copies of which had been circulated and copies of which appear as Appendices A and B to these Minutes in the Minute Book.

The Committee considered the planning applications as set out in Minutes 15 and 16 below.

15.

20 Grove Road, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 197 KB

(Christchurch Town Ward)

8/18/3551/FUL

 

Sever land and erect 1 no. 2 bedroom dwelling to the rear of the garden with associated access and parking.

 

Recommendation: Delegate to the Head of Planning to secure a s106 agreement and then Grant in accordance with the recommendation details within the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

Application No.                    8/18/3551/FUL

Development considered:  Sever land and erect 1 no. 2 bedroom dwelling to the rear of the garden with associated access and parking.

 

Representations at meeting:

In Objection:                         Carol Cronshaw – local resident.
Cllr M Cox – Ward Councillor.

In Support:                            Martin White – Court End Developments.

 

RESOLVED that Application No. 3/18/3551/FUL be REFUSED contrary to the officer recommendation as it was considered contrary to the following policies for the reasons stated:

HE2 of the Christchurch and East Dorset Local Plan Core Strategy (2014).

H12 of the Christchurch Borough Local Plan (2001).

KS12 of the Christchurch and East Dorset Local Plan Core Strategy (2014).

Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset Residential Car Parking Study (2011).

Reasons:

·         Overlooking the property at 20 Grove Road East.

·         Overbearing to the occupiers of 41 Portfield Close.

·         Incongruous with the local street scene.

·         Harmful to the surrounding visual character.

·         Loss of parking provision.

 

Voting: For: 10; Against: 4

Cllr A Stribley requested that her vote against the motion be recorded in the Minutes.

16.

24 St Margaret's Avenue, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 160 KB

(Christchurch Town)

8/19/0209/CONDR

 

Amendment to Application No. 8/18/0254/HOU to enlarge the approved dormer window to the west elevation and an additional dormer window to the east elevation.  Removal of condition 4 of planning consent 8/18/0951/HOU regarding obscure glazing in the first floor south and east elevations.

 

Recommendation: REFUSE in accordance with the recommendation details within the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

Application No.                    8/19/0209/CONDR

Development considered:  Amendment to Application No. 8/18/0254/HOU to enlarge the approved dormer window to the west elevation and an additional dormer window to the east elevation. Removal of condition 4 of planning consent 8/18/0951/HOU regarding obscure glazing in the first floor south and east elevations.

 

Representations at meeting:

In Support:                            Peter Hall – Applicant
David Jones – Local Resident

In Objection:                         None

 

RESOLVED that application no. 8/19/0209/CONDR be GRANTED contrary to the officer recommendation for the following reason:

·         The proposal was reasonable.

·         The removal of the condition would not result in any additional over-looking.

Voting: For: 7; Against: 6

(Cllr P R A Hall, having declared a pecuniary interest in relation to this item, removed himself from the discussion and voting. Following his public statement, in favour of the application, he left the room.)