Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Planning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Reason for Decision
To conserve the public amenity of specific parts of the Dorchester Conservation Area, by preventing loss of further features which contribute to the character of the conservation area.
Other Options considered
1. Not to make an Article 4 Direction - this is likely to lead to further loss of walls, gates and other means of enclosure which contribute to the amenity of the area.
2. No to make an immediate Article 4 Direction - this would result in raising the profile of the issue, and there would be a much longer time during which walls, gates and boundary features could be removed through permitted development rights.
To approve the making of an Article 4 Direction for specific parts of the Dorchester Conservation Area as drafted in the original report. The report can be viewed at http://do-modgov.wdwp.local/documents/g4281/Public%20reports%20pack%2019th-Nov-2019%2014.00%20Dorset%20Council%20-%20Northern%20Area%20Planning%20Committee.pdf?T=10
or can be requested from Democratic Services.
Publication date: 27/11/2019
Date of decision: 25/11/2019