Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 24th September, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence from Members.


Apologies were received from Cllr A Stribley.



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. 



Notification was received from the nominated representative of the relevant Political Group Leader that Cllr D Borthwick would substitute for Cllr A Stribley.



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.


There were no declarations of interest made.



Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 390 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on Thursday 13 August and Thursday 3 September 2020.

Additional documents:


The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 August and 3 September 2020 were approved for signing as a correct record.



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 23 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:


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.


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.



Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To consider the planning applications as listed below.


See planning application reports circulated at 6a – 6c, as updated by the agenda addendum sheet to be published on Wednesday 23 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:


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:



The Chairman advised that due to ongoing technical issues affecting the Poole network today Officers are currently unable to gain remote access to the Poole systems. As a result of these technical issues the ability of Officers to present the two planning applications listed on the Agenda in the Poole area in accordance with the established protocol is hampered.

In the interests of consistency and ensuring Members deliberations on these two items is fully informed by information from all parties the decision has been taken to defer the two Poole planning applications to the next available scheduled Planning Committee on Thursday 15th October 2020.

As the technical issues affecting the Poole network, are not impacting upon the Christchurch network, we are able to hear the item from Christchurch at 57 Bargates in the usual way.  



Unit 2, Fleets Corner, Fleets Lane, Poole, BH15 3BZ pdf icon PDF 372 KB





Full planning application for the use of the existing retail unit as a Class A1 discount foodstore, external alterations and extension, including new service area, trolley bay, entrance area and canopy, with associated plant area and parking reconfiguration.

Additional documents:


This item was deferred as per the Chairmans announcement at Minute No. XX



51 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QE pdf icon PDF 503 KB

(Christchurch Town)




Demolition of existing building. Construction of new Church Building.

Additional documents:


(Christchurch Town)


Demolition of existing building. Construction of new Church Building.


Becky Myers

Sylvia Musk



Christchurch Baptist Church

David Edwin



Cllr M Cox


RESOLVED that the application be refused planning permission in line with the recommendation as set out in the report.


For – 12              Against – 0            Abstain – 2



Carisbrooke, 172 Canford Cliffs Road, Poole, BH13 7ES pdf icon PDF 358 KB

(Canford Cliffs)




Demolition of existing buildings and erection of assisted living/extra care accommodation (class C2) with communal facilities and car parking.

Additional documents:


This item was deferred as per the Chairmans announcement at Minute No. XX