Decision details

EN/2021/00248- Land to the south of Yew Tree Cottage, west of Downs Lane, Brister End, Sherborne, DT9 6NH

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


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 additional trees removed to facilitate the development formed only a small part of a large group of trees. There removal makes little difference to the appearance of the area.

Alternative options considered:

Formal action not justified as no significant harm to areas appearance.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 03/08/2022

Date of decision: 01/08/2022