Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee - Thursday, 12th August, 2021 9.30 am

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

Contact: Democratic Services on 01202 096660  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Link: Please note that background papers in respect of the items on the agenda are all those documents published on the website in respect of the planning applications listed and can be located on the respective area portal.

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34.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from: Cllr S Baron, Cllr S Bull, Cllr N Decent, Cllr B Dion, Cllr G Farquhar, Cllr P Hall, Cllr S McCormack and Cllr T O’Neill.

 

Cllr M Davies attended for Agenda Item 5b only: the planning application for Hicks Farm, Throop Road, Land east of Lavender Close and Taylor Drive.

35.

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:

The following substitute members were reported for this meeting:

 

Cllr D Borthwick for Cllr P Hall

Cllr L Dedman for Cllr S McCormack

Cllr J Kelly for Cllr N Decent

Cllr L Williams for Cllr B Dion

36.

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:

The following declarations of interest were made in respect of Agenda Item 5b: Hicks Farm, Throop Road, and Land east of Lavender Road and Taylor Drive:

 

Cllr B Dunlop, a non-Committee Member submitting a public statement in support of the application, declared an ‘other registrable interest’ as a Council appointed Board Member of Bournemouth Development Company. In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Cllr Dunlop made her statement and then left the meeting.

 

Cllr L Williams, Committee Member, declared for the purpose of transparency that he was acquainted with Julie Anne Houldey, one of the persons submitting a public statement in objection to the application. He spoke and voted on the item.

 

Cllr D Borthwick, Committee Member, declared that the application was in his ward but he did not have a predetermined view. He spoke and voted on the item.

 

37.

Public Issues pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To receive any requests to speak on planning applications which the Planning Committee is considering at this meeting.

 

Please Note: The Chairman has agreed that in line with the Paragraph 13 of the Committee’s current Protocol for Public Statements, that the attached Protocol for Public Statements should be adopted for this meeting of the Planning Committee only. Therefore, the number of public statements relating to the applications referred to at agenda items 5a and 5b be increased, with a maximum of 6 statements from objectors and 6 statements from applicants/supporters, each statement consisting of no more than 450 words. Any registered party may make a representation by either joining the meeting virtually or by having their statement read out by the Committee Clerk.

 

The deadline for the submission of requests to speak is 12 noon on Wednesday 11 August 2021. 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.

 

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:

For this meeting of the Planning Committee the Chairman exercised his discretion to allow a maximum of six statements from objectors and a maximum of six statements from applicants/supporters on each planning application being considered by the Committee. He also enabled members of the public to read out their statements in person via remote video link at the meeting if they so wished. In accordance with the Protocol for Public Speaking and with the agreement of the persons concerned the other statements were read out by the Democratic Services Officer. Ward Councillors who had requested to speak were then invited to address the Committee.

38.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 582 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 11 August 2021

 

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 and the addendum sheet, copies of which had been circulated and which appear as Appendices A – C to these minutes in the Minute Book. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out below:

39.

Land North of Bearwood, Magna Road and Knighton Lane, Poole pdf icon PDF 957 KB

(Bearwood and Merley)

 

APP/19/00237/P

 

Hybrid planning application seeking:

Full permission for the demolition of No. 94 Magna Road, construction of primary access roads, formation of multifunctional open spaces, reprofiling to allow for construction of primary surface and foul water infrastructure, installation of mains services and formation of development platform; in support of:

Outline permission for the phased development of up to 695 new homes, a community hub comprising retail uses (A1/A2/A3), flexible workspace (B1), community uses (D1/D2) and a 60 bed care home

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Bearwood and Merley Ward

 

APP/19/00237/P

 

Hybrid planning application seeking:

Full permission for the demolition of No.94 Magna Road, construction of primary access roads, formation of multifunctional open spaces, reprofiling to allow for construction of primary surface and foul water infrastructure, installation of mains services and formation of development platform; in support of:

Outline permission for the phased development of up to 695 new homes, a community hub comprising retain uses (A1/A2/A3), flexible workspace (B1), community uses (D1/D2) and a 60 bed care home.

 

Public Statements:

 

·       IN OBJECTION

Ø  Marion Pope

Ø  Gail Lankstead

Ø  David Staniland

Ø  Gerald Riglar, Campaign to Protect Rural England, Poole and Purbeck Group

Ø  Peter Chesterfield

Ø  Philip Looker

 

·       IN SUPPORT

Ø  Brett Spiller, Agent for W H White Ltd (via video link)

Ø  Daniel Wilson

Ø  Sarah Pasco, Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties

Ø  Ian Mariner, Avon Material Supplies

Ø  Stephen Jenkinson

 

·       WARD COUNCILLORS

Ø  Cllr D Brown, Cllr M Andrews, and Cllr R Burton, representing residents’ objections (via video link)

 

Resolved that it be delegated to the Head of Planning to GRANT permission subject to the conditions as set out in the report at paragraph 177, with authority delegated to the Head of Planning to alter/add to these conditions provided any alteration/addition does not go to the core of the decision and the completion, signing and sealing of a Section 106 agreement to be agreed by the Head of Planning on terms consistent with those matters set out in paragraph 161 of the report.

 

Voting:          Unanimous

 

For – 10                  Against – 0             Abstentions – 0

 

Note: In accordance with the Committee’s published Site Visit Protocol the Chairman agreed to arrange a visit to the application site on 11 August 2021.  All Committee Members participating and voting on the application attended the site visit.

40.

Hicks Farm, Throop Road and land East of Lavender Road and Taylor Drive, Bournemouth pdf icon PDF 790 KB

(Muscliffe & Strouden Park)

 

7-2021-7824-C

 

Change of use to Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) together with the formation of an associated car park . Access and infrastructure - Regulation 3 (Revised Application).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Muscliffe and Strouden Park Ward

 

7-2021-7824-C

 

Change of use to Suitable Alternative Natural greenspace (SANG) together with the formation of an associated car park. Access and infrastructure – Regulation 3 (Revised application).

 

Public Statements:

 

·       IN OBJECTION

Ø  Julie Anne Houldey, Throop Village Conservation Group (via video link)

Ø  Juliet Ebborn, Ringwood and District Anglers’ Association

Ø  Guy Finucane

Ø  Sarah Fisher, Throop and Holdenhurst Village Council and life-long Throop resident

Ø  Toby Blackmore

Ø  Susan Lennon

 

·       IN SUPPORT

Ø  Alan Davies, Chapman Lily Planning Ltd (via video link)

Ø  Stuart Black, Summix Capital

Ø  Colin Somers, Stour Valley Supporters

Ø  Cllr Beverley Dunlop (via video link)

Ø  Felicity Woodhead

Ø  Michael Rowland, BCP Council Parks (via video link)

 

·       WARD COUNCILLORS

Ø  Cllr L Northover and Cllr K Wilson, representing residents’ objections (via video link)

 

Resolved that planning permission be GRANTED with the conditions set out in paragraph 194 of the report, as revised and added to by the addendum sheet, which are subject to alteration/addition by the Head of Planning provided any alteration/addition does not go to the core of the decision.

 

Voting:

 

For – 10                  Against – 1             Abstentions – 0

 

Note: In accordance with the Committee’s published Site Visit Protocol the Chairman agreed to arrange a visit to the application site on 11 August 2021.  All Committee Members participating and voting on the application attended the site visit.