Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 30th April, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Skype Meeting

Contact: Chris Harrod  Email: chris.harrod@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

139.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

140.

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:

There were no substitute members.

141.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

 

Cllr P R A Hall explained that he was the Chairman of the Christchurch Commoners Association which meant that he had a pecuniary interest in Item 6d on the Agenda. He did not speak or vote on the item.

 

 

142.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 20 February 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2020 were confirmed and
signed as a correct record subject to the following amendment raised by Cllr S McCormack:

 

“that his statement in Minute no. 134 be adjusted from ‘…as he felt he had been misled’ to read ‘…as he felt the committee had been misled’

 

Voting: For - 13        Against – 1

 

Cllr P R A Hall indicated that he had voted against the minutes because the  question that he raised at the meeting had not been included. Members were advised that the minutes of the Planning Committee did not, and never had, included the discussion in relation to planning applications.

143.

Public Issues pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To receive any written statements from members of the public, applicants and ward councillors on planning applications which the Planning Committee is considering at this meeting.

 

The deadline for the submission of written statements is 12 noon on Wednesday 29 April 2020. Written statements should be emailed to Democratic Services using the contact details on the front of this agenda.

 

Written statements will be collated and published as soon as possible after 12noon on Wednesday 29 April and will be available on the Council’s website at the following address:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=290&MId=3813&Ver=4

 

Article 16: Covid-19 Interim Decision Making Arrangements

 

The arrangements for public issues to be received at this meeting have been made in accordance with Article 16 of the Council’s Constitution.

 

The Planning Committee Protocol for Public Speaking shall not apply during the Interim Period and the provisions of this Article shall apply to statements and representations to be made at Planning Committee by members of the public, applicants and ward councillors.

 

It is recognised that due to its quasi-judicial role in determining planning applications the Planning Committee will need to have particular regard to representations made by members of the public, applicants and ward councillors and the Committee shall have authority to agree further specific procedures in due course to supplement those provided for in this Article. For the avoidance of doubt the deadline for submission of statements and representations in respect of matters before the Planning Committee is 12:00 noon the day before the meeting. This deadline may be changed should the Planning Committee agree further specific procedures as referenced in this paragraph.

Minutes:

There were a number of written statements received from members of the public, applicants and their representatives, and ward councillors, which were confirmed as received as each application was considered.

144.

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the planning applications as listed below.

 

See planning application reports circulated at 6a-6e, as updated by the agenda addendum sheet to be published on 29 April 2020

                                                                                                                         

Councillors are requested where possible to submit questions on planning applications to the Case Officer at least 48 hours before the meeting to ensure this information can be provided at the meeting.

 

The running order in which planning applications will be considered will be as listed on this agenda sheet.

 

The Chairman retains discretion to propose an amendment to the running order at the meeting if it is considered expedient to do so.

 

Members will appreciate that the copy drawings 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 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/

 

Councillors are advised that if they wish to refer to specific drawings or plans which are not included in these papers, they should contact the Case Officer at least 48 hours before the meeting to ensure that these can be made available.

 

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 considered planning application reports, copies of which
had been circulated and which appear as Appendices A – E 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 appears as Appendix F to these minutes in the Minute Book.
The Committee considered the planning applications as set out in Minutes 145 – 149 below

145.

Cynthia House, 1 Cynthia Close, Poole, BH12 3JD pdf icon PDF 210 KB

(Newtown and Heatherlands)

 

APP/19/01382/F

 

Major application for the Demolition of existing care home and erection of 10 affordable houses and 12 affordable apartments.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Newtown and Heatherlands)

 

APP/19/01382/F

Major application for the Demolition of existing care home and erection of
10 affordable houses and 12 affordable apartments.

 

Written representations received:

Ø   IN OBJECTION – none received

Ø   IN SUPPORT – none received

Ø   WARD COUNCILLOR – Cllr M Earl

 

RESOLVED that the Application be granted Planning Permission in line with recommendation as set out in the report.

 

For – 10            Against – 0           Abstain – 3

 

NOTE: Two Councillors were unable to vote due to technical difficulties

146.

Fairlea, 16 West Cliff Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5EZ pdf icon PDF 281 KB

(Westbourne and West Cliff)

 

7-2019-1227-G

 

Alterations, roof extension to form three additional flats and formation of additional parking spaces.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Westbourne and West Cliff)

7-2019-1227-G

Alterations, roof extension to form three additional flats and formation of additional parking spaces.

 

Written Representations received:

Ø   IN OBJECTION:

A and H Patlewicz

Brian Thomas

D F Almond

Joanne Kirby

Katy Brooks

Kenneth and Helen Young

Rosemary and Richard Dickson

David and Anna Widdowson

Alan Hunter

Edward O’Toole

Norman Todd

Roger Strutt           

Suzanne Williams

Verna Barker

 

Ø   IN SUPPORT:

David Bevan, HLF Planning, on behalf of the applicant

 

Ø   WARD COUNCILLOR:

        Cllr J Beesley

 

RESOLVED that the Application be granted Planning Permission in line with recommendation as set out in the report.

 

For – 14             Against – 0           Abstain - 1

147.

Bourne Valley Community Centre, 56 Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4EE pdf icon PDF 191 KB

(Alderney and Bourne Valley)

 

APP/19/01444/F

 

Erect 2 x 2 storey blocks of flats (24 in total) accessed from Herbert Avenue. To be used as temporary accommodation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Alderney and Bourne Valley)

APP/19/01444/F

Erect 2 x 2 storey blocks of flats (24 in total) accessed from Herbert
Avenue. To be used as temporary accommodation.

 

Written Representations received:

 

Ø   IN OBJECTION:

Andrew Hill

Chaoqun Tang

Frankie Newman

Jo Keating

Kate Trott

Mrs L Elliott

Michelle Bowe

Mr and Mrs Baker

Mr and Mrs Clarke

Jean and Michael Ford

P Light

P Sealey

Stuart King

W Batten

 

Ø   IN SUPPORT: none received

 

Ø   WARD COUNCILLOR:

Cllr M Earl (adjoining ward)

 

RESOLVED that determination of the application be delegated to the Head of Growth & Infrastructure to grant planning permission subject to the conditions set out in the report and upon the required mitigation in respect of Dorset Heathland SAMM and Poole Harbour Recreation SAMM having been secured. 

 

Voting:

 

For – Unanimous

148.

Land North of A35 and South of Milhams Common pdf icon PDF 249 KB

(Christchurch Town)

 

8/19/1376/FUL

 

Formation of pedestrian access from classified public highway; installation of surfaced pathway, gate and handrails.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

NOTE: Cllr P R A Hall did not take part in the debate nor voting on this item.

 

(Christchurch Town)

8/19/1376/FUL

Formation of pedestrian access from classified public highway; installation
of surfaced pathway, gate and handrails

 

Written Representations received:

Ø   IN OBJECTION:

Peter Fenning, Christchurch Conservation Trust

Geoffrey Furnell, Trustee Christchurch Commoners Association

Stephanie King

Mrs S Newman-Crane

 

Ø   IN SUPPORT

Savills, on behalf of the applicant

 

Ø   WARD COUNCILLOR – none received.

 

During the debate an alternative Motion to refuse Planning Permission was LOST

 

Voting:

 

For – 4          Against – 8              Abstain – 2

 

RESOLVED that the Application be granted Planning Permission in line with recommendation as set out in the report

 

For – 8          Against – 2              Abstain – 4

 

Cllr S Baron and Cllr S McCormack requested that their votes against the proposal be recorded.

 

NOTE: In reaching this decision the Council has had due regard to the statutory duty in Section 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 which states that “with respect to any buildings or other land in a conservation area, … special attention shall be paid to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of that area.”

149.

137 Rosemary Road, Poole, BH12 3HE pdf icon PDF 316 KB

(Newtonw and Heatherlands)

 

APP/20/00066/F

 

Demolish existing buildings and erect a block of 4 x 2 bed and 2 x 1 bed flats. Total 6 units with parking and access from Good Road, bin and cycle storage.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

NOTE: Cllr D Mellor left the meeting prior to the consideration of this item and therefore did not take part in the debate nor the vote.

 

(Newtown and Heatherlands)

APP/20/00066/F

Demolish existing buildings and erect a block of 4 x 2 bed and 2 x 1 bed
flats. Total 6 units with parking and access from Good Road, bin and cycle
storage.

 

Written Representations received:

Ø   IN OBJECTION

Ronald Ames

Mr and Mrs Miles

Mr H Durdle

Mr Peter Phillips

Mrs J McMachlan

 

Ø   IN SUPPORT:

Richard Carr, Fortitudo Ltd

 

Ø   WARD COUNCILLOR:

Cllr M Earl

 

RESOLVED that the Application be granted Planning Permission in line with recommendation as set out in the report

 

For – 12            Against – 2