Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 21st April, 2022 10.00 am

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

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

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Items
No. Item

132.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs M Davies and G Farquhar.

 

133.

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 D Borthwick substituted for Cllr M Davies.

 

134.

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 transparency reasons, Cllrs J Butt, B Dion, and T O’Neill declared a personal interest in item 6b on the agenda as they were members of the Poole Conservative Association, which were tenants of the site in question.

 

Cllr S Baron also declared an interest in the Item 6b, however as he had called it into the committee and was strongly opposed to it, he would not take part in the debate or the voting, instead opting to speak as Ward Councillor.

 

Cllr S McCormack declared that he would be unable to participate in Items 6a and 6c as he had not been present for the site visits for either item.

 

Cllr T Johnson declared a local interest in Item 6a as he was a member of the Bournemouth University Rowing Club, which operated out of a boathouse adjacent to the application site.

 

 

 

135.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 296 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 17 March 2022.

Minutes:

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

 

136.

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).

 

For Agenda Item 6a ONLY – UE1 Land North of Merley:

 

The Chairman has agreed to exercise his discretion to amend the above arrangements for this application, to extend the speaking times from five to FIFTEEN minutes and the number of speakers from two to SIX speakers.

 

 

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.

 

For agenda item 6a only, the Chairman agreed to exercise his discretion to amend the arrangements and extend the speaking times from five to fifteen minutes and the number of speakers from two to six speakers.

 

137.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 275 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 20 April 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 C to these minutes in the Minute Book. There was an addendum sheet published on 16 March 2022 which appears as appendix D to these minutes. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out below:

 

138.

UE1 North of Merley, Land North of Oakley Lane, Poole pdf icon PDF 855 KB

Bearwood and Merley

APP/19/00955/P

Outline planning application for the phased development of up to 550 dwellings (C3 Use Class) and up to a 62 bedroom care home with the formation of access points to the site, public open space, allotments, play areas, attenuation basins, associated services, infrastructure and highway works, suitable alternative natural greenspace (SANG), car parks and associated works. (This application includes an Environmental Impact Assessment).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Bearwood and Merley Ward)

 

APP/19/00955/P

 

Outline planning application for the phased development of up to 550 dwellings (C3 Use Class) and up to a 62 bedroom care home with the formation of access points to the site, public open space, allotments, play areas, attenuation basins, associated services, infrastructure and highway works, suitable alternative natural greenspace (SANG), car parks and associated works. (This application includes an Environmental Impact Assessment)

 

Public Representations:

 

Speaking in Objection

 

Ø  Frank Ahearn

Ø  Bruce Bamber (via MS Teams)

Ø  Tim Lister

Ø  David Staniland (via MS Teams)

 

Speaking in Support

 

Ø  Richard Shaw – Savills

Ø  John Richards – Carly Homes

 

Ward Councillor(s)

 

Ø  Cllr M Andrews

Ø  Cllr R Burton

Ø  Cllr D Brown

 

A motion to refuse planning permission, contrary to the officer recommendation, was moved and seconded and upon being put to the vote, was LOST

 

Voting:

 

For – 6

Against – 7

 

RESOLVED that it be delegated to the Head of Planning to grant planning permission, subject to the signing of the S106 agreement, in line with the recommendation set out in the officer report, as updated by the addendum sheet.

 

Voting:

 

For – 8

Against – 5

 

Cllr S McCormack was not present for the debate or voting on this item.

 

139.

38 Sandbanks Road, Poole, BH14 8BX pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Parkstone

APP/21/01549/F

Demolition of existing office building (Class E) and ancillary buildings and erect a new office (Class E) building with bin store, cycle store and store building with associated parking and access.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Parkstone Ward)

 

APP/21/01549/F

 

Demolition of existing office building (Class E) and ancillary buildings and erect a new office (Class E) building with bin store, cycle store and store building with associated parking and access.

 

Public Representations:

 

Speaking in Objection

 

Ø  None registered

 

Speaking in Support

 

Ø  Clare Spiller – Chapman Lily Planning

 

Ward Councillors

 

Ø  Cllr S Baron

Ø  Cllr A Stribley

 

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

 

Voting:

 

For – Unanimous

 

Cllr S Baron did not participate in the debate or vote on this item

 

Cllrs J Butt and S McCormack left the meeting after this item.

140.

Southbourne Crossroads Car Park, Bournemouth, BH6 3NH pdf icon PDF 143 KB

East Southbourne and Tuckton

7-2021-28119

Update Report to seek agreement for additional reasons for refusal relating to required financial contributions and highway improvement works.

Minutes:

(East Southbourne and Tuckton Ward)

 

7-2021-28119

 

To seek agreement for additional reasons for refusal relating to required financial contributions and highway improvement works

 

There were no public representations.

 

RESOLVED that the additional reasons for refusal relating to affordable housing financial contribution; mitigation for loss of small section of SNCI; heathland mitigation financial contribution; replacement bus shelter and other highway improvement works be added to the decision notice.

 

Voting:

 

For: Unanimous