Agenda and draft minutes

Northern Area Planning Committee - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 11.00 am

Venue: Stour Hall - The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH

Contact: Megan Rochester  01305 224709 - Email: megan.r.rochester@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

95.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Emma Parker, Matt Hall, Belinda Ridout, Carole Jones, and Molly Rennie

 

96.

Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registerable or non-registerable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.

 

If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Cllr May Penfold declared her interest to Parkway Farm Business Park. It was agreed that she would not take part in the debate or decision of the planning application.

 

97.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 303 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 10th May 2022 were confirmed and signed.

 

98.

Public Participation

Members of the public wishing to speak to the Committee on a planning application should notify the Democratic Services Officer listed on the front of this agenda. This must be done no later than two clear working days before the meeting.

 

The deadline for notifying a request to speak is 8.30am on Friday 10th May.

 

Please refer to the Guidance for speaking at the Area Planning Committee for further information.

 

Minutes:

Representations by the public to the committee on individual planning applications are detailed below. There were no questions, petitions or deputations received on other items on this occasion.

 

99.

Planning Applications

To consider the applications listed below for planning permission.

Minutes:

Members considered written reports submitted on planning applications as set out below.

100.

P/HOU/2021/04085- 25 Herringston Road Dorchester DT1 2BS pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Erect two storey rear extension, extend single storey side extension.

Minutes:

The Case Officer presented to members the outline application to erect two storey extensions, extend single storey side extension. Members were shown the location of the site as well as aerial photos. The proposed elevation of the extension was also presented. Members were also provided with details of a floor plan as well as views from neighbouring properties. Recommendation was to approve.

 

Public participation

Mr Tim Armstrong spoke in favour of the application. He informed members that the current layout of the property did not suit a growing family. Mr Armstrong spoke of new plans which were better suited for neighbours and discussed ways of creating privacy. He hoped the committee would approve this application.

 

In her absence Cllr Molly Rennie’s comments were read out by Senior Democratic Services Officer, George Dare. She wrote in objection to the planning application. Cllr Rennie discussed the lack of impact on the street scene or neighbouring area and had no concerns regarding the extension design. However, she discussed her concerns regarding the overlooking of the neighbouring property. Her comments discussed the proximity of the buildings as well as the purpose of the room will cause more overlooking. Cllr Molly Rennie hoped the committee would refuse this application.

 

Mr Colin Turner spoke in objection to the planning application. He informed members that the overlooking of the property was a cause for concern as it would reduce privacy and created a loss of light. Mr Turner informed the members that the neighbours were not against the development, however, would have liked to reconsider the design. Mr Turner hoped the application would be refused.

 

Members Questions and Comments

·       Mitigate the risk of overlooking by changing window size and design.

·       Overlooking of the neighbouring property.

·       Members praised the detailed report and presentation

 

Having had the opportunity to discuss the merits of the application and an understanding of all this entailed; having considered the officer’s report and presentation; the written representatives; and what they had heard at the meeting, in being proposed by Cllr Val Pothecry and seconded by Cllr Jon Andrews

 

Decision: To grant planning permission.

 

101.

P/VOC/2022/01520- Parkway Farm Business Park, Poundbury, Dorchester pdf icon PDF 443 KB

Erection of 21no. commercial units (use class E) with associated access & parking facilities (with variation of condition 3 of planning permission P/FUL/2021/00684 to allow for the use of Units 17 & 18 to include Class E (d) (fitness)

Minutes:

Due to Cllr Penfold’s declaration of interest. Cllr Val Pothecry acted as Vice Chair for the planning application. Being proposed by Cllr Sherry Jespersen and Cllr Les Fry seconded.

 

The Case Officer presented to members the erection of 21no.commercial units, allowing for the use of Units 17 and 18 to include fitness. Members were provided with details of the proposed site location as well as aerial photographs of the site. The Case Officer informed members of the planning issues based on employability. He discussed that some employment would be available but only temporary. Members were informed of the lack of evidence of an economic enhancement to the area. The recommendation was to refuse the application.

 

Public participation

Mr Mark Sergison spoke in favour of the application. He discussed the physical and mental health benefits of the application and what the facilities would have been used for. Members were informed of the inclusion of a Youth training scheme to support the local area. Mr Sergison discussed letters that he had received from local schools in support of this application and the ongoing benefits that it would provide. He hoped members would approve the application.

 

Mr Ben Boughton-White spoke in favour of the application. Members were informed of his intentions to grow the business to create a better environment.  Mr Boughton-White also discussed the economic benefits of the business as well as mental and physical health benefits to both adults and children. He hoped members would approve the application.

 

Members Questions and Comments

·       Industrial usage in future

·       Provision for gym

·       Good service and asset to the community.

·       Economic and social benefit to the area

 

It was proposed by Cllr Les Fry and Seconded by Cllr Stella Jones that the application be approved.

 

The committee adjourned in order for the Officers to put together some suitable wording for approval of the application. On returning the suggested reasons for approval were read to the committee members.

 

The suggested reasons for approval were: “The committee notes conflicts with identified development plan policies, however, consider that in this instance these are material planning considerations that would outweigh the policy conflicts. These material considerations are the limited economic benefit through job creation and health benefits and well-being benefits through the provision of the gym”.

 

Having had the opportunity to discuss the merits of the application and an understanding of all this entailed; having considered the officer’s report and presentation; the written representatives; and what they had heard at the meeting, in being proposed by Cllr Les Fry and seconded by Cllr Stella Jones.

 

Decision: To approve planning application subject to conditions:

 

    The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans:

    5105.01T

    5105.07H,

    5105.08B,

    5105.14A,

    5105.15,

    5105.16,

    5105.17B,

    20550-GAP-XX-ZZ-DR-C-0900 P04,

    20550 SW Model Units 14 - 24 and swale Rev A,

    20550-GAP-XX-ZZ-DR-C-9300 Swale

   

    Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and in the interests of proper planning.

 

2. The development to which this permission relates must be begun not later than the expiration  ...  view the full minutes text for item 101.

102.

P/FUL/2020/00477 - Land South East of A354 Salisbury Road, Tarrant Hinton, Dorset HW pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Use of land for up to 21 days in any calendar year as a caravan site to be operated as a temporary stopping location for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Show people during and around the dates of the Great Dorset Steam Fair.

Minutes:

The Case Officer presented to members the outline application of permanent temporary gypsy, traveller travelling site. Members were shown aerial views of the site as well as the site location and site access. The Case Officer also discussed the need for the transit site as well as the distance to the Great Dorser Steam Fair site. Members were informed of the short-term temporary amenities. The recommendation was to grant the planning application subject to conditions set out in the report.

 

Public participation

Mr Michael Nathan spoke in objection of the application. He discussed his concerns regarding the dates of site access as well as the potential for the site to move with the steam fair if it was to change location. Mr Nathan hoped members would refuse the application.

 

Members Questions and Comments

·       Ensure the dates correlate with Great Dorset Steam Fair

·       No overlap of people arriving and leaving.

·       Responsibility of site upkeep

·       Consultation with Police

·       Out of hours gypsy and traveller help available

·       Distance of site to the Great Dorset Steam Fair

 

Having had the opportunity to discuss the merits of the application and an understanding of all this entailed; having considered the officer’s report and presentation; the written representatives; and what they had heard at the meeting, in being proposed by Cllr Jon Andrews and seconded by Cllr Les Fry.

 

Decision: To grant the application.

 

103.

FUL/2022/0124- Hammond's Yard, Sturminster Newton pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Demolish workshop building and erect 6no. dwellings with associated parking

Minutes:

The Case Officer presented to members the outline application of up to 6 dwellings. Members were shown the location of the site as well as aerial photos. They were presented with the proposed site access and proposed street elevations. Members were informed that the site was within the Conservation Area. Details regarding sustainability of location was also discussed. The Case Officer informed members that the site was within an acceptable walking distance of neighbouring amenities and facilities. The recommendation was to grant planning application.

 

Public participation

Mrs Sarah Sexton spoke in objection of the planning application. Mrs Sexton raised her concerns regarding the application not representing the neighbourhood plan. In addition to this, she was also concerned about the lack of housing supporting an aging population needs within Sturminster Newton. Mrs Sexton also expressed her concerns regarding loss of privacy for neighbouring properties.

 

Mrs Frances Pearce spoke in objection of the planning application. She believed it was an overdevelopment within the conservation area. Mrs Pearce believed that a tree protection plan needed to be put into place and that there was a lack of landscaping. She also raised her concerns regarding residential immunity being minimised.

 

Mr Simon Rutter spoke in support of this application. He informed members that the applicant was an established, well known building developer within the area. Mr Rutter also informed members that the site would provide improvements to the conservation area with the inclusion of affordable housing and solar panels.

 

Members Questions and Comments

·       Ownership of the land and existing trees

·       Reduction in the number of dwellings to improve privacy

·       Objections from highways officer

·       Clarification on dwelling height and overlooking of neighbouring properties

·       Building materials

·       External lighting

·       Street parking

·       Praised the use of solar panels on site plan

·       New location of the business

 

Having had the opportunity to discuss the merits of the application and an understanding of all this entailed; having considered the officer’s report and presentation; the written representatives; and what they had heard at the meeting, in being proposed by Cllr Jon Andrews and seconded by Cllr Tim Cook.

 

Decision: To grant planning permission subject to conditions as per the officer’s report.

 

104.

Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items

 

105.

Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.

Minutes:

There was no exempt business.