Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

31.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllrs P Hall and T Johnson.

32.

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:

Notification was received from the nominated representative of the relevant Political Group Leader that Cllr B Dunlop would substitute for Cllr P Hall for this meeting of the Committee.

33.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

34.

Public Issues pdf icon PDF 138 KB

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 2 September 2020 Requests should be submitted to Democratic Services using the contact details on the front of this agenda.

 

Further information about how public speaking is managed at virtual meetings is contained in the Protocol for Public Speaking at Planning Committee which is included with this agenda sheet and is available on the Council’s website at the following address:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/documents/s18186/Protocol%20for%20Public%20Statements%20at%20Planning%20Committee.pdf

 

Note: The public speaking procedure is separate from and is not intended to replicate or replace the procedure for submitting a written representation on a planning application to the Planning Offices during the consultation period.

Minutes:

There were several public statements received relating to the applications considered by the Planning Committee. As per the Protocol for Public Speaking, the Democratic Officer read out the written statements before the Chairman invited those Ward Councillors who had requested to speak, to address the Committee.

35.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider the planning applications as listed below.

 

See planning application reports circulated at 5a and 5b, as updated by the agenda addendum sheet to be published on Wednesday 2 September 2020.

 

Councillors are requested where possible to submit any technical 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-B 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 has been circulated and appears as Appendix I to these minutes in the Minute Book. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out in Minutes 36 and 37.

36.

Merley Court Touring Park, Wimborne, BH21 3AA pdf icon PDF 282 KB

(Bearwood and Merley)

 

APP/19/01586/C

 

Change of use of land for the stationing of 99 static caravans for permanent residential occupation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Bearwood and Merley)

 

APP/19/01586/C

 

Change of use of land for the stationing of 99 static caravans for permanent residential occupation.

 

Ø   IN OBJECTION -

 

Marion Pope

 

Philip Hammick

 

 

 Ø   IN SUPPORT -

 

 Ken Parke

 

 

 Ø    VERBAL STATEMENTS –

 

Cllr D Brown

 

Cllr R Burton (statement was read out by the Democratic Officer)

 

 

 

RESOLVED that the application be refused, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

 

1.       The application site is within the South East Dorset Green Belt and is currently largely open in character. The use of the land to site caravans for permanent residential occupation would introduce a use which has not been identified as appropriate development in the Green Belt and which would have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt than the 'existing development'. The proposals would therefore be contrary to the provisions of the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy PP2 (6) of the Poole Local Plan (November 2018).

 

2.       The proposals would result in new homes with access to the wider highway network off Merley House Lane. Merley House Lane does not incorporate pedestrian footways and this is likely to result in increased conflict between vehicles and other highway users, most particularly pedestrians, to do the detriment of their safety. The proposals would not therefore provide safe and sustainable access for residents and therefore do not meet the requirements of Policies PP2 and PP35 of the Poole Local Plan (Adopted November 2018) and Section 9 (Promoting Sustainable Transport) of the National Planning Policy Framework (February 2019)

 

3.       The proposals would result in the loss of an established and active Holiday Site, which currently supports Poole's tourism sector, without it having been demonstrated that this use is no longer financially viable. The proposals are therefore contrary to the provisions of Policy PP23 of the Poole Local Plan (November 2018).

 

4.       The application site is within 5Km of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  This SSSI is also part of the designated Dorset Heathlands SPA (Special Protection Area) and Ramsar site, and is also part of the Dorset Heaths SAC (Special Area of Conservation).  The proximity of these European sites (SPA and SAC) means that determination of the application should be undertaken with regard to the requirements of the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.  The applicant has failed to demonstrate in accordance with the Habitat Regulations that the proposals will cause no harm to the SPA and SAC heathland.  It is clear, on the basis of advice from Natural England that, in 5the absence of any CIL contribution, no avoidance or mitigation of adverse effects through Strategic Access Management and Monitoring (SAMM) or Heathland Infrastructure Projects (HIPs) has been secured. In the absence of any form of acceptable mitigation it is likely to have an adverse effect on the heathland special features including those which are SPA and SAC features.  Having regard to the Waddenzee judgement (ECJ case C-127/02) the Council is not in a position to be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 36.

37.

Templeman House, Leedam Road, Bournemouth, BH10 6H pdf icon PDF 319 KB

(Redhill and Northbourne)

 

7-2020-4336-T

 

Erection of a four storey block of 27 flats with bin and cycle stores, formation of parking spaces and installation of sub-station.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Redhill and Northbourne)

 

7-2020-4336-T

 

Erection of a four storey block of 27 flats with bin and cycle stores, formation of parking spaces and installation of sub-station.

 

Ø   IN OBJECTION -

 

Andrew Barnes

Anthony Hand

 

 Ø   IN SUPPORT -

 

Steve Wildman

 

 Ø    VERBAL STATEMENTS –

 

Cllr J Edwards

 

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

 

Voting:

 

For – 12         Against – 0           Abstain – 2