Agenda and draft minutes

MS Teams Live Event/Virtual, Eastern Area Planning Committee - Wednesday, 25th August, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: MS Teams Live Event/Virtual

Contact: David Northover  01305 224175 - Email: david.northover@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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202.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence

 

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received at the meeting.

203.

Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their decision 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:

No declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests were made at the meeting.

 

204.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To receive and note the minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 28 July 2021 were noted.

205.

Public Participation pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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. Please refer to the Guide to Public Speaking at Planning Committee.

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.

206.

6/2019/0639 - Outline application for up to 15 residential dwellings, site re-profiling and associated infrastructure, with all matters reserved apart from vehicular access from West Lane at land North of West Lane, Stoborough, Wareham pdf icon PDF 491 KB

To consider a report by the Head of Planning.

 

Due to unforeseen technical issues which meant letters e-mailed to consultees in advance of the 28th July 2021 Eastern Planning Committee meeting had not been sent, officers (in consultation with the Eastern Planning Committee chairman) have made the decision to return this application to the Eastern Planning Committee for consideration. The officer report remains unaltered.

The Service Manager for Development Management and Enforcement considers that the concerns raised by the Parish Council warrant the application being considered by the planning committee. The Chairman of the Committee endorses this.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered an outline application - 6/2019/0639 - for up to 15 residential dwellings, site re-profiling and associated infrastructure, with all matters reserved apart from vehicular access from West Lane at Land North of West Lane, Stoborough, Wareham.

 

The Service Manager for Development Management and Enforcement considers that the concerns raised by the Parish Council warrant the application being considered by the planning committee.

 

Due to unforeseen technical issues which meant letters e-mailed to consultees in advance of the 28th July 2021 Eastern Planning Committee meeting had not been sent, officers (in consultation with the Eastern Planning Committee chairman) made the decision to return this application to the Eastern Planning Committee for consideration. The Chairman of the Committee endorsed this. The officer report remained unaltered.

 

With the aid of a visual presentation, officers provided context of what the main proposals, principles and planning issues of the development were; how these were to be progressed; how the development would contribute to meeting housing needs; and what this entailed. The presentation focused on not only what the development entailed and its detailed design, but what effect it would have on residential amenity and the character the area, including the Dorset AONB and taking into account the policies against which this application was being assessed, with consideration also being given to the Arne Neighbourhood Plan.

 

Plans and photographs provided an illustration of the location, orientation,

dimensions form, bulk, size and mass - and appearance of the development

and of the individual properties, with examples being given of how typical

properties would be designed, along with their ground floor plans; how it

would look; proposed street scenes; the materials to be used; access and

highway considerations; environmental considerations; the means of

landscaping and screening and its setting within that part of Stoborough and the wider landscape - including the AONB the nearby heathland and its proximity to the River Frome.

 

Officers showed the development’s relationship with other adjacent residential

development and how the buildings were designed to be in keeping with the

characteristics of the established local environment. The characteristics and

topography of the site was shown and its relationship with the highway

network. Views into the site and around it was shown, which provided a satisfactory understanding of all that was necessary. As part of the scheme, a footway would be provided linking the development to the village and a SANG would be provided for recreational needs.

 

How the relationship between the proposal and the provisions of the Local

Plan; the NPPF and the Arne NP were applied and what considerations needed to be given to each were explained, as well as the weight to be given to each.

 

In summary, officers planning assessment adjudged that the overall design of

the development was considered to be largely acceptable, with all,

significant, planning matters having been appropriately, or adequately,

addressed. Having assessed the material considerations these

were seen to be acceptable and sufficiently compliant with national and local

planning, so the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 206.

207.

Planning Appeals Summary pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To consider a summary of recent planning appeal decisions made.

Minutes:

A summary of recent planning appeal decisions were noted by the Committee.

208.

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 for consideration.

 

 

209.

Written Representations - 6/2019/0639

Minutes:

6/2019/0639 - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR UP TO 15 RESIDENTIAL DWELLINGS, SITE RE-PROFILING AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE, WITH ALL MATTERS RESERVED APART FROM VEHICULAR ACCESS FROM WEST LANE AT LAND NORTH OF WEST LANE, STOBOROUGH

 

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Jane Freeman

I strongly object to the Planning Application Numbered: 6/2019/0639.

I have lived in Hollow Oak Road for many years and have seen the field behind my house saturated most years. This flood plain between my house and the tidal River Frome prevents my land flooding. My fear is that if this field is displaced by the proposed materials for a large building site, the present safety of Hollow Oak Road will be lost. We already see the severe impact of flooding at the junction of West Lane with the A351. Sea levels are rising and the flood risk from the River Frome will increase. The International Panel on Climate Change Report (IPCC) this month reports weather patterns changing markedly.

 

Can Hollow Oak Road residents see the Hydrology Report on what will happen to our gardens and homes if the site is developed? How will surface water be disposed of? What will the effect of the existing watercourse, the soakaways and the main sewer be on our homes?

 

Dorset Council’s Flood Risk Team said that the management of surface water runoff must demonstrate the proposed development is not to be placed at risk and that no off-site worsening is to result. There has been no assurance that no off-site worsening is to result. The platforms may help the new development, but they will not help Hollow Oak Road. Having nowhere else to go, the water will flow down and into the gardens of Hollow Oak Road. The impervious surfaces on the proposed site and extensive concrete areas will not allow drainage and will push water elsewhere.

 

A Material Consideration is that the proposed platform will overlook our properties in Hollow Oak Road being above the hedge at the end of our gardens.

 

Will Hollow Oak residents receive an Assurance from the Council that Hollow Oak Road will not flood? What indemnity will the Council provide for existing properties in the event of them being affected in the future?

 

This site has no flood defences. We are told that Hollow Oak Road might flood. I fear that my home and those of my neighbours’ will flood. The risk is too high, as is the risk to highway safety on West Lane.

 

I also have concerns about highway safety. Given the amount of traffic I see on West Lane, particularly on school days, a precedent to double it would be reckless given the proximity of the proposed site’s main access to the A351. Will there be sufficient parking on the new site for two car households and their visitors? If not, even more people will try to park on West Lane. This already hampers visibility for motorists.

 

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Beatrice Smith

 

I Strongly Object to the above Outline Planning Application to build 15 homes on the field adjacent  ...  view the full minutes text for item 209.