Decision details

EN/2021/00254 - 3 Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Case Ref:


Nature of Enquiry:

Alleged works beginning in the same footprint as the refused application for the same site under reference WD/D/16/000168


3 Mellstock Avenue Dorchester Dorset DT1 2BE



Not Expedient to take action


This decision is taken under delegated powers set out in Paragraph 145 of the Officer Scheme of Delegation in the Council’s constitution, which grants delegated authority “To undertake all action in order to regulate any actual, perceived or potential breach of any of the Town and Country Planning Legislation including:


(f) to determine whether or not to take and/or to cease action whether because in his/her opinion the breach is trivial, there is insufficient demonstrable harm and/or, it is not expedient to take / continue to take action.


This authority has been delegated to me through the Local Scheme of Nomination for the Executive Director for Place.


Reasons for the decision:

The wall railings and gates only in part exceed the 1.0m height limit for such developments. The effect of reducing them to a permitted height would be of no public benefit to the character and appearance of the area.


Alternative options considered:

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:



Publication date: 04/01/2022

Date of decision: 21/12/2021