Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 31st October, 2019 1.00 pm

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

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

Media

Items
No. Item

79.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllrs M Davies, B Dunlop and P Hilliard.

80.

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 a Committee or Sub-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 Haines replaced Cllr B Dunlop as a substitute member of the Committee.

81.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's Code of Conduct regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

Councillors are also required to disclose any other interests where a Councillor is a member of an external body or organisation where that membership involves a position of control or significant influence, including bodies to which the Council has made the appointment in line with the Council's Code of Conduct.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

In relation to item 6b, Councillor T Trent disclosed that he is a trustee of an organisation that will benefit from a building project, delivered by an organisation that had received funding from the Talbot Village Trust. Cllr T Trent confirmed that he would remove himself from the meeting for the duration of item 6b.

 

In relation to item 6b, Councillor D Mellor disclosed, for transparency purposes, that he is the governor of a school that has been awarded grants from the Talbot Village Trust.

 

In relation to item 6b, Councillor S McCormack disclosed that he was a trustee of a charity that had applied to the Talbot Village Trust for funding. Cllr S McCormack confirmed that he would remove himself from the meeting for the duration of item 6b.

82.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 3 October 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 3 October 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed.

83.

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 30 October 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 a number of requests to speak from members of the public, applicants and from Ward Councillors. These were heard as and when the relevant item was considered.

84.

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the planning applications 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 6a – 6d.

 

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

 

https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/planningbuilding/CurrentPlanningApplications/PlanningApplicationRegister.aspx

 

https://www.poole.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning/planning-applications/find-a-planning-application/

 

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-C to these minutes in the Minute Book. Further to this, the Committee received an update sheet in relation to the applications, a copy of which had been circulated and which appears as Appendix E to these minutes in the Minute Book. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out in Minutes 85 to 87 below.

85.

Former Winter Gardens site, Keystone House and 20, 20a and 20b Exeter Road pdf icon PDF 188 KB

(Westbourne & West Cliff - Pre May 2019)

7-2017-1273-AZ

Demolition of existing buildings & construction of a mixed use scheme comprising 352 residential apartments (use class C3) in buildings between 3 storeys & 15 storeys, between 4124sq.m. and 5284sq.m. of leisure (use class D2), between 1160sq.m. and 1204sq.m. of convenience retail (use class A1), between 854sq.m. and 2058sq.m. of restaurant/cafe (use class A3), 774sq.m. of mixed use restaurant/bar (use class A3/A4), 370sq.m. of offices (use class B1), associated servicing & loading areas, 225 public car parking spaces, 369 private car parking spaces, public open space, public realm enhancements & associated engineering works. Application for Reserved Matters in respect of application 7-2017-1273-AY

Recommendation: Grant in line with the recommendation detailed within the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Westbourne and West Cliff – pre-May 2019, now located in Central Ward)

 

Application Number: 7-2017-1273-AZ

 

Development Considered:

Demolition of existing buildings & construction of a mixed use scheme

comprising 352 residential apartments (use class C3) in buildings between

3 storeys & 15 storeys, between 4124sq.m. and 5284sq.m. of leisure (use

class D2), between 1160sq.m. and 1204sq.m. of convenience retail (use

class A1), between 854sq.m. and 2058sq.m. of restaurant/cafe (use class

A3), 774sq.m. of mixed use restaurant/bar (use class A3/A4), 370sq.m. of

offices (use class B1), associated servicing & loading areas, 225 public car

parking spaces, 369 private car parking spaces, public open space, public

realm enhancements & associated engineering works. Application for

Reserved Matters in respect of application 7-2017-1273-AY

 

Representations at Meeting:

 

In Objection: None

In Support: Peter Lamb, Savills.

Ward Councillor: None

 

RESOLVED that:- The application be GRANTED planning permission in line with the recommendation within the report.

 

Voting: For - 12 Against - 0 Abstentions – 1

 

Councillor Ann Stribley clarified that her abstention was due to the fact she was absent for part of the item.

86.

Land South of Gillett Road, Talbot Village, Poole, BH12 5BF pdf icon PDF 188 KB

(Talbot and Branksome Woods)

 

APP/19/00870/F

 

Erection of a two-storey building for use as a digital exchange, with associated access road, car park, bin store, cycle store, back-up diesel generator and associated works.

 

Recommendation: Grant in accordance with the recommendation detailed within this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor T Trent and S McCormack withdrew from the meeting for the duration of the item.

 

(Talbot & Branksome Woods)

 

Application Number: APP/19/00870/F

 

Development Considered:

Erection of a two-storey building for use as a digital exchange, with associated access road, car park, bin store, cycle store, back-up diesel generator and associated works.

 

Representations at Meeting:

 

In Objection: Sheila Warner (Talbot Woods Residents’ Association) & Nick Dobbs.

In Support: Peter Lamb, (Savills)

Ward Councillor: Karen Rampton – Objection.

 

RESOLVED that:- the application be REFUSED contrary to the recommendation in the Officer report for the following reasons:

 

1.    The proposals are on land identified by Policy PP21 2(a) of the Poole Local Plan (November 2018) as being reserved for growth to deliver expansion of Bournemouth University and the Arts University on land that is located primarily on, or adjacent to, the existing campuses (Area TV1). The proposals would therefore be contrary to the provisions of Policy PP21 1(b) in that they would potentially prejudice the delivery of the requirements set out in PP21 2(a) to the detriment of the growth and future economic success of the Universities, both of which perform a vital role in the economies of Poole; Bournemouth; and the wider South East Dorset area. Moreover, the proposals represent a form of development for which express provision is made on land adjacent to the application site, identified as TV2 by Policy PP21 2(b), on which the proposed development could potentially be accommodated without prejudicing the objectives and purpose of Policy PP21 2(a). 

 

2.    The proposals do not make any provision for incorporating renewable energy sources to provide a proportion of the proposed development's future energy use. The proposals would therefore make no contribution to tackling climate change contrary to the provisions of Policy PP37 (Building Sustainable Homes and Businesses) of the Poole Local Plan (November 2018).

 

 

3.    The proposals do not incorporate sustainable drainage solutions for all surface water sources, specifically the proposed building which is proposed to be connected to existing storm water drains. The proposals would therefore add to the risk of flooding from heavy or sustained rainfall, contrary to the provisions of Policy PP38 (Managing Flood Risk) of the Poole Local Plan (November 2018).

 

 

Voting: For - 8 Against – 3 Abstentions – 0

 

87.

137 Rosemary Road, Poole, BH12 3HE pdf icon PDF 137 KB

(Newton and Heatherlands Ward)

 

APP/19/00759/P

 

Demolish existing dwelling and erect a block of 4 no 2 bedroom flats with parking, bin and cycle storage (Outline).

 

Recommendation: Grant in accordance with the recommendation detailed within the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Newtown and Heatherlands)

 

Application Number: APP/19/00759/P

 

Development Considered:

Demolish existing dwelling and erect a block of 4 no 2-bedroom flats with parking, bin and cycle storage (Outline)

 

Representations at Meeting:

 

In Objection: Richard Ames

In Support: Richard Carr, (Fortitudo).

Ward Councillor: Millie Earl

 

RESOLVED that:- The application be GRANTED planning permission in line with the recommendation within the report.

 

The Committee voted on a motion to refuse the application. The motion was defeated, with the voting as follows:

Voting: For - 6 Against - 7 Abstentions – 0

(Cllr S McCormack voted against the motion).

 

The Committee voted on a motion to grant the application in accordance with the recommendation in the report. The voting was as follows:

Voting: For - 7 Against - 5 Abstentions – 1

(Cllr S McCormack voted for the motion).

 

In line with Part 4 – Procedure Rules - 16.4 of the Constitution, Cllr S McCormack requested that his vote be recorded.

 

88.

6 St Georges Avenue, Poole, BH12 4ND pdf icon PDF 141 KB

(Newtown and Heatherlands Ward)

 

APP/19/0070/F

 

Change of Use of land from residential garden associated with 6 St Georges Avenue C3 to staff amenity space/garden for Charles Trent Limited (CTL) Sui Generis.

 

Recommendation: Grant in accordance with the recommendation detailed within the report.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application number APP/19/00770/F

 

The application was WITHDRAWN by the applicant, prior to the meeting.