Agenda and draft minutes

Special Meeting, Planning Committee - Tuesday, 24th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite, Civic Centre, Poole BH15 2RU. View directions

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

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr G Farquhar.

2.

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 none.

3.

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:

For Item 6a, Cllr P Hilliard declared for transparency that he was a member of an organisation that had received funding from the Talbot Heath Trust.

For Item 6a, Cllr T Trent declared for transparency that he was a member of an organisation that had received funding from the Talbot Heath Trust.

For Item 6a, Cllr F Rice declared for transparency that he was a member of an organisation that had received funding from the Talbot Heath Trust.

4.

Confirmation of Minutes

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 19 May 2022.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and signed as a correct record.

5.

Public Issues pdf icon PDF 168 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 one day before the meeting. 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 meetings is contained in the Planning Committee Protocol for Public Speaking and Statements, a copy of which is included with this agenda sheet and is also published on the website on the following page:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=290

 

Part A of the Protocol will apply to this meeting of the Planning Committee, summarised as follows:

 

Speaking at Planning Committee (in person or virtually*):

 

·       There will be a maximum combined time of five minutes to speak in objection and up to two persons may speak within the five minutes.

·       There will be a further maximum combined time of five minutes to speak in support and up to two persons may speak within the five minutes.

·       No speaker may speak for more than half this time (two and a half minutes) UNLESS there are no other requests to speak received by the deadline OR it is with the agreement of the other speaker.

*The Chairman has agreed to exercise his discretion to enable speakers to join the meeting remotely on MS Teams if preferred. For further information please contact Democratic Services.

 

Submitting a statement to Planning Committee as an alternative to speaking:

 

·       Anyone who has registered to speak by the deadline may, as an alternative to attending/speaking in person or virtually, submit a written statement to be read out on their behalf.

·       Statements must be provided to Democratic Services by 12noon one day before the meeting.

·       A statement must not exceed 450 words (and will be treated as amounting to two and a half minutes of speaking time).

Please refer to the full Protocol document for further guidance.

 

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 a number of requests to speak on planning applications considered by the Planning Committee.

The Chairman exercised his discretion as permitted by the Protocol for Speaking/Statements to allow those who wished to address the committee directly, to do so virtually via Microsoft Teams if they preferred.

6.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 272 KB

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 23 May 2022.

 

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. To search for planning applications, the following link will take you to the main webpage where you can click on a tile (area) to search for an application.  The link is:

 

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Planning-and-building-control/Search-and-comment-on-applications/Search-and-comment-on-applications.aspx

 

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.

 

To view Local Plans, again, the following link will take you to the main webpage where you can click on a tile to view the local plan for that area. The link is:

 

https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Planning-and-building-control/Planning-policy/Current-Local-Plans/Current-Local-Plan.aspx

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered planning application reports, copies of which had been circulated and which appear as Appendices A to E to these minutes in the Minute Book. There was an addendum sheet published on the 23 May 2022 which appears as appendix F to these minutes. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out below:

7.

Highmoor Farm, Talbot Village, Poole pdf icon PDF 503 KB

Talbot and Branksome Woods

APP/21/00098/F

Change of use of agriculture land to provide a 12 hectare Heathland Support Area, in accordance with Policy PP21 of the adopted Poole Local Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Talbot and Branksome Woods

 

APP/21/00098/F

 

Change of use of agriculture land to provide a 12 hectare Heathland Support Area, in accordance with Policy PP21 of the adopted Poole Local Plan.

 

Speaking in Objection:

·       Sheila Warner, Chair of Talbot and Branksome Residents Association.

·       Harriet Stewart-Jones, Preserve Talbot Heath.

 

Speaking in Support:

·       Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, Chair of Talbot Villa Trust

·       Jon Baker – Responsible for the land management of Talbot Heath.

 

Ward Councillor(s):

·       Cllr K Rampton.

·       Cllr P Broadhead.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Permission be REFUSED, contrary to the recommendation and conditions set out in the Officer report.

 

The reasons for refusal were as follows:

 

·       PP25 - 'New development should contribute to the provision of a high quality network of open space ensuring links to and between open spaces are provided where appropriate' – ‘Strategic sites should provide open space on-site giving consideration to the standards set out in the Open Space Needs Assessment’. Members felt that an open space was not being provided on the site of the development in order to mitigate the harmful impact of the proposed development.

 

·       PP24 - 'The Council will seek to work with its partners, developers and other relevant organisations to maintain and expand the green infrastructure network throughout Poole'. Members felt that in relation to PP24 and the concept of ‘enhancing what is already there’ that the application removes the requirement of a development to include open space within it.

 

·       PP32 - 'permitted where it would not lead to an adverse effect upon the integrity, either alone or in-combination, directly or indirectly, on nationally, European and internationally important sites'. Members were mindful that developments of this kind should only be permitted where it would not lead to adverse effect. The Committee were of the opinion that there was insufficient evidence to show that the development would enhance the site.

 

·       NPPF 50 – The members felt that this application related to two other planning applications that were forthcoming and that deciding in favour of this this application seemed to enable the two other developments, encouraging prematurity.

 

·       The Committee agreed that the development would intensify public use of the area - including the heathland around it and would act as magnet for more visitors and users to the site.

 

Voting:

 

For – 8

 

Against – 5

 

Abstentions – 0

 

Note: A vote to grant permission was lost.

 

Voting:

 

For – 5

 

Against – 8

 

Abstentions – 0

 

8.

215-225 Barrack Road pdf icon PDF 431 KB

Commons

8/21/0100/FUL

Demolition of existing buildings and erect 3 blocks of 38 flats with associated parking and access.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Commons

 

8/21/0100/FUL

 

Demolition of existing buildings and erect 3 blocks of 38 flats with associated parking and access.

 

Speaking in Objection:

·       Mitchell Pollock.

·       Russell Law.

 

Speaking in Support:

·       Ken Parke, Ken Parke Planning.

 

Ward Councillor(s):

·       Cllr V Ricketts.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation and conditions set out in the Officer report, with an amendment to .

 

Voting:

 

For – 10

 

Against – 3

 

Abstentions – 0

 

9.

23 Wick Lane, Christchurch pdf icon PDF 377 KB

Christchurch Town

8/21/0387/HOU

The remodel of an exiting bungalow to provide an extension to the side and rear and first floor.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Christchurch Town

 

8/21/0387/HOU

 

The remodel of an existing bungalow to provide an extension to the side and rear and first floor.

 

Speaking in Objection:

·       James Cain, Planning Base Ltd.

·       Rob Evans.

 

Speaking in Support:

·       Katy Tizzard.

 

Ward Councillor(s):

·       Cllr M Cox.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation.

 

Voting:

 

For – 11

 

Against – 0

 

Abstentions – 2

 

10.

55 Victoria Avenue pdf icon PDF 230 KB

Wallisdown and Winton West

7-2022-28438

Alterations and single and 2 storey extension to dwelling house

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Wallisdown and Winton West

 

7-2022-28438

 

Alterations and single and 2 storey extension to dwelling house.

 

Speaking in Objection:

·       None.

 

Speaking in Support:

·       None.

 

Ward Councillor(s):

·       None.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation and conditions set out in the Officer report.

 

Voting:

 

For – 12

 

Against – 0

 

Abstentions – 0

 

11.

22 Upper Golf Links Road, Broadstone, BH18 8BX pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Broadstone

APP/22/00390/F

The installation of solar panels within the rear garden.

It is proposed to install two rows of 7 panels separated by 0.7m.

Length of each row of panels is approximately 12.6m.

Panels will be mounted on consoles at ground level.

Minutes:

Broadstone

 

APP/22/00390/F

 

The installation of solar panels within the rear garden. It is proposed to install two rows of 7 panels separated by 0.7m. Length of each row of panels is approximately 12.6m. Panels will be mounted on consoles at ground level.

 

Speaking in Objection:

  • None.

 

Speaking in Support:

  • None.

 

Ward Councillor(s):

  • Cllr V Slade.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation and conditions set out in the Officer report.

 

Voting:

 

For – 12

 

Against – 0

 

Abstentions – 0