Agenda and draft minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 21st November, 2019 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Jill Holyoake - 01202 454715  Email: jill.holyoake@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

89.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr B Dunlop and Cllr P Hilliard.

90.

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.

91.

Declarations of Interests

Councillors are required to comply with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's Code of Conduct regarding Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

Councillors are also required to disclose any other interests where a Councillor is a member of an external body or organisation where that membership involves a position of control or significant influence, including bodies to which the Council has made the appointment in line with the Council's Code of Conduct.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

In relation to item 6a Cllr T Trent declared that he had attended residents meeting where the state of the site and security issues had been discussed.

 

In relation to item 6g Cllr S Bartlett declared that as he was related to the objector he would not speak or vote and he left the meeting room when the application was considered.

 

In relation to items 6k and 6l which he had called in and requested a site visit, Cllr P Hall declared that that he had not predetermined the applications.

 

In relation to item 6h which she had called in and requested a site visit, Cllr M Le Poidevin declared that she had not predetermined the application.

92.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Meeting held on 31 October 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 31 October 2019 were confirmed and signed as a correct record.

93.

Public Issues

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 20 November 2019. Requests should be submitted to Democratic Services using the contact details on the front of this agenda.

 

Further information is contained in the Protocol for Public Speaking at Planning Committee which is available on the Council’s website at the following address:

 

https://democracy.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/documents/s2380/Protocol%20for%20Public%20Speaking%20at%20Planning%20Committee.pdf

Minutes:

There were a number of requests to speak from members of the public, applicants and their representatives, and ward councillors, which were received when each application was considered.

94.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 5 MB

To consider the planning applications as listed below, and any updates from relevant planning officers to be circulated 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

See planning application reports circulated at 6a to 6l.

 

The running order in which planning applications will be considered will be as listed on this agenda sheet.

 

(Note: The Chairman retains discretion to propose an amendment to the order at the meeting if in his opinion it is expedient to do so.)

 

Members will appreciate that the copy drawing 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 on the application file at the relevant local planning office or 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/

 

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, copies of which had been circulated and which appear as Appendices A – L to these minutes in the Minute Book. Further to this the Committee received an update sheet in relation to the applications, a copy of which had been circulated and appears as Appendix M to these minutes in the Minute Book. The Committee considered the planning applications as set out in Minutes 95 to 106 below.

95.

Parrs Quality Confectionery, 26 Alder Road, Poole, BH12 2AQ pdf icon PDF 293 KB

(Branksome West Ward – now Alderney and Bourne Valley)

 

APP/18/00551/F

 

The demolition of vacant existing buildings, and the erection of a Class A1 discount foodstore (1,801 sqm gross) and a Class A1/A3 coffee shop (195 sqm gross) with associated access, car parking and landscaping.

 

Recommendation: Refuse for the reasons set out in the recommendation within the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Branksome West Ward – now Alderney and Bourne Valley)

 

APP/18/00551/F

 

Development considered:

The demolition of vacant existing buildings, and the erection of a Class A1 discount foodstore (1,801 sqm gross) and a Class A1/A3 coffee shop (195 sqm gross) with associated access, car parking and landscaping.

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In Objection: None

In Support: Lee McCandless, on behalf of the applicant, and Barbara Bayliff, local resident

Ward Councillors: Application called in by former councillors pre May 2019 for the reasons specified in the report.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED for the reasons set out in the recommendation within the report.

 

Voting: For – 7, Against - 5

 

96.

The Fountain, 1 High Street, Christchurch BH23 1AE pdf icon PDF 17 MB

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/0990/FUL

 

Proposed construction of a 2/3 storey building comprising a ground floor commercial unit (A1, A2 or A3) with six apartments and a coach house style building with two apartments over, together with parking and landscaping.

 

Recommendation: Grant in accordance with the recommendation within the report.

 

 

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/0990/FUL

 

Development considered:

Proposed construction of a 2/3 storey building comprising a ground floor commercial unit (A1, A2 or A3) with six apartments and a coach house style building with two apartments over, together with parking and landscaping.

 

Representations at Meeting:

 

In objection: Susan Suliman, on behalf of Christchurch Conservation Trust

In support: Matt Holmes, Spruce Town Planning, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillor: Cllr P Hall (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be

 

(A)      GRANTED permission with the conditions set out in the report, which are subject to alteration/addition by the head of planning services provided any alteration/addition does not go to the core of the decision and the completion of a Section 106 agreement with the following terms:

 

SAMM Strategic Access Management and Monitoring Contribution - the sum of one thousand four hundred and thirty two (£1,432) Pounds Index Linked to be paid by the Owner towards Strategic Access Management and Monitoring which avoid or mitigate against any adverse effect on the Dorset Heathlands in accordance with the Dorset Heathlands Planning Framework SPD 2015-2020

 

and

(B)      if the section 106 legal agreement in recommendation A) above is not completed by 31 January 2020, the application be refused due to the detrimental impacts of the scheme on the integrity of the protected heathlands

 

Voting: For – 9, Against – 3

 

Cllr P Hall and Cllr S McCormack asked to be recorded as voting against the decision to grant the application.

 

Note: A prior move to refuse the application was lost by 3 votes for and 9 votes against.

 

97.

1 Twynham Avenue, Christchurch BH23 1QU pdf icon PDF 4 MB

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/0026/OUT

 

Demolish existing chiropractic clinic and replace with a 3 storey development with 6.no flats with associated parking and vehicular access from Twynham Avenue.

 

Recommendation: Grant subject to completion of a s106 agreement and conditions in accordance with the details within the report.

 

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/0026/OUT

 

Development considered:

Demolish existing chiropractic clinic and replace with a 3 storey development with 6.no flats with associated parking and vehicular access from Twynham Avenue.

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: Philip Upton, local resident, and Susan Suliman

In support: Darryl Howells, Pure Town Planning, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillors: Cllr M Cox and Cllr P Hall (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report. A written statement objecting to the application was read out on behalf of Cllr Cox in his absence.

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED contrary to the officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

 

1.         The proposals, by virtue of; the scale and layout of built form, would have an adverse effect upon the character of the area particularly in terms of the Twynham Avenue street scene. Thus the development would be contrary to the provisions of Policy HE2 of the Christchurch and East Dorset Local Plan, Part 1 - Core Strategy (2014) and Saved Policy H12 of the Borough of Christchurch Local Plan.

 

2.         The proposed building by reason of its siting and built relationship would have a detrimental impact on the living conditions of the neighbouring property, 1A Twynham Avenue, by virtue of an overbearing impact and loss of outlook. As such the proposal would be contrary to Policy HE2 of the Christchurch and East Dorset Local Plan, Part 1 – Core Strategy (2014) and to Saved Policy H12 of the Borough of Christchurch Local Plan.

 

Voting: For – 12, Against – 0

 

98.

13 Danecourt Road, Poole, BH14 0PG pdf icon PDF 230 KB

(Parkstone Ward)

 

APP/19/00920/P

 

Demolish existing building and erect a new development of 9no flats with associated parking

 

Recommendation: Grant permission subject to the conditions set out in the report, which are subject to alteration / addition by the Head of Planning Services provided any alteration / addition does not go to the core of the decision.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Parkstone Ward)

 

APP/19/00920/P

 

Development considered:

Demolish existing building and erect a new development of 9no flats with associated parking

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: Jan Miller, on behalf of Viewpoint Residents Association and Neighbouhood Watch

In support: Darryl Howells, Pure Town Planning, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillor: Cllr A Stribley (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED contrary to the officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

 

The proposal, by virtue of scale of the building and plot coverage, including the layout of car parking, would have a dominant appearance which would be out of keeping with the established pattern of development in the street. The proposal would therefore be contrary to PP27 and PP28 of the Poole Local Plan (2018).

 

Voting: For 7, Against – 3, Abstentions – 2

99.

15 Danecourt Road, Poole, BH14 0PG pdf icon PDF 230 KB

(Parkstone Ward)

 

APP/19/01003/P

 

Demolish existing building and erect a new development of 9no flats with associated parking

 

Recommendation: Grant permission subject to the conditions set out in the report, which are subject to alteration / addition by the Head of Planning Services provided any alteration / addition does not go to the core of the decision.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Parkstone Ward)

 

APP/19/01003/P

 

Development considered:

Demolish existing building and erect a new development of 9no flats with associated parking

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: Jan Miller, on behalf of Viewpoint Residents Association and Neighbouhood Watch

In support: Darryl Howells, Pure Town Planning, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillor: Cllr A Stribley (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be REFUSED contrary to the officer’s recommendation for the following reasons:

 

The proposal, by virtue of scale of the building and plot coverage, including the layout of car parking, would have a dominant appearance which would be out of keeping with the established pattern of development in the street. The proposal would therefore be contrary to PP27 and PP28 of the Poole Local Plan (2018).

 

Voting: For – 6, Against – 4, Abstentions – 2

100.

76 Huntly Road, Bournemouth, BH3 7HJ pdf icon PDF 275 KB

(Talbot and Branksome Woods)

 

7-2019-19052-E

 

Erection of two dwellinghouses – Reconsideration of an application that has been resubmitted.

 

Recommendation: Grant in accordance with the recommendation in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Talbot and Branksome Woods)

 

7-2019-19052-E

 

Development considered:

Erection of two dwellinghouses – Reconsideration of an application that has been resubmitted.

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: Sheila Warner, on behalf of Talbot and Branksome Woods Residents Association

In support: Darryl Howells, Pure Town Planning, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillor: Cllr K Rampton called in the application for the reasons specified in the report and spoke in objection at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the application be GRANTED in accordance with the recommendation in the report.

 

Voting: For – 11, Against – 0, Abstentions – 1

101.

88 Alma Road, Bournemouth, BH9 1AL pdf icon PDF 269 KB

(Winton East Ward)

 

7-2019-19298-D

 

Conversion of dwellinghouse into two flats

 

Recommendation:GRANT, in accordance with the recommendation within the report

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Winton East Ward)

 

7-2019-19298-D

 

Development considered:

Conversion of dwellinghouse into two flats

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: Russell Bartlett, local resident

In support: None

Ward Councillor: Cllr C Rigby called in the application for the reasons specified in the report and a written statement objecting to the application was read out in his absence.

 

RESOLVED that the application be granted in accordance with the recommendation within the report.

 

Voting: For – 6, Against – 4, Abstentions – 1

 

Note: A prior move to grant the application was lost by 5 votes for, 6 votes against (including the Chairman’s casting vote) and 1 abstention. A subsequent move to refuse the application was lost by 4 votes for, 5 votes against, and 2 abstentions.

 

In accordance with his declaration of interest Cllr S Bartlett did not speak or vote and left the meeting when the above application was considered.

102.

Land R/O 26 & 24 Brixey Road & Land R/O 89-93 Rosemary Road, 32 Brixey Road, Poole, BH12 3PD pdf icon PDF 148 KB

(Newtown and Heatherlands Ward)

 

APP/19/00576/F

 

Demolish existing dwelling and erect 6 x 2 bedroom and 6 x 3 bedroom houses with parking.

 

Recommendation: Delegate to the relevant Senior Planning Officer to approve subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement securing contributions towards Dorset Heathland SAMM; Poole Harbour Recreation SAMM; and Affordable Housing (if indicated by the outcome of the viability assessment) and subject to the conditions set out in the report, which are subject to alteration / addition by the head of planning services provided any alteration / addition does not go to the core of the decision

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Newtown and Heatherlands Ward)

 

APP/19/00576/F

 

Development considered:

Demolish existing dwelling and erect 6 x 2 bedroom and 6 x 3 bedroom houses with parking.

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: None

In support: Darryl Howells, Pure Town Planning, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillors: Cllr M Le Poidevin (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be DELEGATED to the relevant Senior Planning Officer to APPROVE subject to the completion of a Section 106 agreement securing contributions towards Dorset Heathland SAMM; Poole Harbour Recreation SAMM; and Affordable Housing (if indicated by the outcome of the viability assessment) and subject to the conditions set out in the report and the update sheet, which are subject to alteration / addition by the head of planning services provided any alteration / addition does not go to the core of the decision.

 

Voting: For – 10, Against – 0, Abstentions 2

 

Cllr D Kelsey left the meeting after the determination of this application.

103.

The Emporium, Bridge Street, Christchurch, BH23 1DY pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/18/2917/OUT

 

Outline application with access and scale for consideration for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of a three storey office (B1) building.

 

Recommendation: Grant subject to conditions in accordance with the details within the report

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/18/2927/OUT

 

Development considered:

Outline application with access and scale for consideration for the demolition of the existing building and the erection of a three storey office (B1) building.

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: None

In support: Giles Moir, Chapman Lily Planning Ltd, on behalf of the applicant

Ward Councillor: Cllr P Hall (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be GRANTED subject to conditions in accordance with the details within the report

 

Voting: For – 8, Against – 2, Abstentions – 1

 

Cllr P Hall and Cllr S McCormack asked to be recorded as voting against the decision to grant the application

 

Note: A prior move to refuse the application was lost by 3 votes for and 8 votes against.

 

Cllr M Davies left the meeting after the determination of this application.

104.

193 Churchill Road, Poole, BH12 2JD pdf icon PDF 115 KB

(Newtown and Heatherlands)

 

APP/19/01199/F

 

Remove roof and reconfigure creating rooms in the roof.

 

Recommendation: Grant permission with the conditions set out in the report, which are subject to alteration / addition by the Head of Planning Services provided any alteration / addition does not go to the core of the decision

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(Newtown and Heatherlands)

 

APP/19/01199/F

 

Development considered:

Remove roof and reconfigure creating rooms in the roof.

 

Representations at meeting:

In objection – Michael Brooks, local resident

In support: None

Ward Councillor – Cllr M Earl called in the application for the reasons specified in the report and spoke in objection at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the application be deferred for a site visit to enable the Committee to view the impact of the proposals on 40 Southill Road and 7 Sunnyside Road, with cross sections north to south and east to west showing the relationship between the properties to be provided in the officer’s report.

 

Voting: For – 7, Against – 0, Abstentions – 3

 

Cllr S Baron left the meeting after the determination of this application.

105.

7 Watermead, 23 Willow Way, Christchurch BH23 1JJ pdf icon PDF 405 KB

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/1314/HOU

 

Front dormer to serve permitted loft conversion.

 

Recommendation: Refuse in accordance with the recommendation in the report.

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/1314/HOU

 

Front dormer to serve permitted loft conversion.

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: None

In support: Kim Blunt, Southern Planning Practice Ltd, on behalf of the applicant, and Graham Lockyear, the applicant

Ward Councillor: Cllr P Hall (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be GRANTED contrary to the officer’s recommendation with the conditions set out below, as it is considered the proposals will enhance the character of the area in accordance with Policies H12 and HE2 of the Christchurch Local Plan:

 

  • Standard commencement condition – 3 years
  • Development to be built in accordance with approved plans
  • Materials to match

 

Voting: For – 9, Against – 0

106.

8 Watermead, 23 Willow Way, Christchurch BH23 1JJ pdf icon PDF 414 KB

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/1315/HOU

 

Front dormer to serve permitted loft conversion

 

Recommendation: Refuse in accordance with the recommendation within the report

Minutes:

(Christchurch Town Ward)

 

8/19/1315/HOU

 

Front dormer to serve permitted loft conversion

 

Representations at meeting:

 

In objection: None

In support: Kim Blunt, Southern Planning Practice Ltd, on behalf of the applicant, and Graham Lockyear, local resident

Ward Councillor: Cllr P Hall (Committee member) called in the application for the reasons specified in the report

 

RESOLVED that the application be GRANTED contrary to the officer’s recommendation with the conditions set out below, as it is considered the proposals will enhance the character of the area in accordance with Policies H12 and HE2 of the Christchurch Local Plan:

 

  • Standard commencement condition – 3 years
  • Development to be built in accordance with approved plans
  • Materials to match

 

Voting: For – 9, Against - 0