Western and Southern Area Planning Committee - Thursday, 18th May, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Joshua Kennedy  Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence



Declarations of Interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registerable or non-registrable interest 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 pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 April 2023.


Registration for public speaking and statements

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.  GuidanceforspeakingatPlanningCommittee.doc.pdf (


The deadline for notifying a request to speak is 8.30am on Tuesday 16 May 2023.


Planning Applications

To consider the applications listed below for planning permission


Application No P/RES/2021/04848 - Land at Foundry Lea, Vearse Farm, Bridport pdf icon PDF 521 KB

Construction of 760 dwellings, public open space (including play space and landscape planting), allotments, an orchard, sports pitch provision, with associated changing rooms and car parking, pedestrian, cycle and vehicular links, drainage works and associated infrastructure (Reserved matters application to determine appearance, landscaping, layout and scale following the grant of Outline planning permission number WD/D/17/000986).


An appendix – Committee Report from August 2022 has been attached to this item for information only.  

Additional documents:


Application No P/OUT/2021/03226 481 Chickerell Road, Chickerell, Dorset, DT3 4DQ pdf icon PDF 656 KB

Outline application for the erection of 6 no. 3 bedroom units (all matters reserved except access).



Application No P/HOU/2023/00174 5 Overton Close, Timber Hill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HQ pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Erect a first floor extension to include balcony, front porch and associated landscaping works.


Application No P/FUL/2022/07866 - Upton Manor Farmhouse, Uploders Road, Uploders, Dorset, DT6 4PQ pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Retain stone boundary wall.


Application No P/LBC/2022/07865 - Upton Manor Farmhouse, Uploders Road, Uploders, Dorset, DT6 4PQ pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Retain stone boundary wall.


Application No P/FUL/2023/01474 - Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, Clay Lane, Beaminster, DT8 3BU pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Erect side extension to existing fire station and creation of 2no. off street parking spaces.


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.


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.