Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Planning Committee - Tuesday, 8th March, 2022 10.00 am

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

Contact: Chris Harrod  Email: democratic.services@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

116.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs M Davies, B Dion, G Farquhar, P R A Hall and S McCormack

117.

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.

Cllr R Lawton substituted for Cllr B Dion.

Cllr L Dedman substituted for Cllr S McCormack.

118.

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:

Cllr S Bull declared that he had informed the Chair of a personal interest in the item in advance of the meeting, but this would not be publicly shared due to it being of a sensitive nature.

 

For transparency, Cllr S Baron declared that he had used ECO many years ago when disposing of waste, but hadn’t used the site for a number of years and had no interest or connection with the management and therefore could remain impartial during the debate and consider the application on its merits.

 

For transparency, Cllr T Trent declared that his brother drove the school bus for Portfield School, the sponsor of which, Autism Unlimited, was one of the registered speakers that was speaking in objection.

119.

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.

 

Please note that for this meeting the Chairman has agreed to exercise his discretion to allow speakers to join the meeting remotely on MS Teams if preferred and to extend the speaking time and number of speakers as follows:

 

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

 

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

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

·        No speaker may speak for more than 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 speakers.

 

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 and written statements to be read out 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.

120.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 335 KB

To consider the planning application as listed below.

 

See planning application report circulated at 5a, as updated by the agenda addendum sheet to be published on 7 March 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 Appendix A to these minutes in the Minute Book. There was an addendum sheet published on 7 March 2022 which appears as appendix B to these minutes. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out below:

121.

Eco Composting Ltd, Chapel Lane, Christchurch BH23 6BG pdf icon PDF 962 KB

Commons Ward

 

8/21/0207/FUL

 

Proposed development comprising the installation of a low carbon Energy Recovery Facility for the generation of electricity and heat through a low-emission thermal process using residual waste; including a new administration building and associated car parking area; associated reconfiguration of existing and permitted uses; an increase in permitted waste throughput; landscaping and associated works.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Commons Ward

 

8/21/0207/FUL

 

Proposed development comprising the installation of a low carbon Energy Recovery Facility for the generation of electricity and heat through a low-emission thermal process using residual waste; including a new administration building and associated car parking area; associated reconfiguration of existing and permitted uses; an increase in permitted waste throughput; landscaping and associated works.

 

Public Representations:

 

v   IN OBJECTION

v   Alasdair Keddie (In Person)

v  Sara Pascoe (In Person)

v  Susan Chapman (In Person)

v  David Barnes (In Person)

v  Jenny Ansell (In Person)

v  Ken Cownden (in person)

 

v   IN SUPPORT

v  Alan Hannify (in person)

v  Justin Dampney (in person)

v  John Twitchen (in person)

 

v   WARD COUNCILLORS

v  Cllr Vanessa Ricketts – on behalf of both Ward Councillors (Via MS Teams)

 

v   OTHER COUNCILLORS

v  Cllr Felicity Rice (in person)

v  Cllr Lisa Northover (written statement)

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be granted in accordance with the recommendation as set out in the Officer report, as updated by the Committee Addendum Sheet, subject to the addition of an informative note requesting the applicant to establish a community liaison group to discuss any operation issues/concerns that arise.

 

Voting:

 

For – 9                      Against – 4