Decision details

EN/2021/00044 EN/2021/00044- 12 Old Farm Gardens Blandford Forum Dorset DT11 7UU

Decision Maker: Executive Director, Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

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 condition of the property is considered to have improved recently not warranting the service of an enforcement notice. The container in the rear garden is only marginally over the height limit to be considered permitted development.

Alternative options considered:

Formal Action. Action would likely fail if challenged as the condition of the property is not causing significant harm to the amenity of area and the lawful fall back position for the container could cause more harm.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 04/05/2022

Date of decision: 03/05/2022