Northern Area Planning Committee - Tuesday, 9th April, 2024 10.00 am

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

Contact: Megan Rochester  01305 224709 - Email:


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To receive any apologies for absence.



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 pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 5th March 2024.


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.  Guide to Public Speaking at Planning Committee


The deadline for notifying a request to speak is 8.30am on Friday 5th April 2024.


Planning Applications

To consider the applications listed below for planning permission.


P/OUT/2020/00026 - Land At E 389445 N 108065, North and East of the Blandford Bypass, Blandford Forum, Dorset pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Hybrid planning application for the phased development for up to 490 No. dwellings and non-residential uses comprising:


Outline planning application (to determine access) to develop land by the erection of up to 340 No. dwellings (Use Class C3), local centre with flexible floorspace including Commercial, Business and Services (Use Class E), Drinking Establishments and hot food takeaways (Use Class Sui Generis) and Local Community (Use Class F2); land for a three-form entry primary school and associated playing pitches (Use Class F1 Learning and non-residential institutions); form public open space, replacement allotments including allotment building, new sports pitches, parking, access, infrastructure, landscaping, and carry out ancillary and site preparation works, including demolition of existing buildings and removal of existing allotments.


Full planning application to erect 150 No. dwellings (Use Class C3), form public open space, attenuation basins, parking, access, infrastructure, landscaping, and carry out ancillary and site preparation works.

Additional documents:


P/FUL/2024/00163 - Land Adjacent Piddlehinton Enterprise Park Church Hill Piddlehinton pdf icon PDF 258 KB

One year retention of gypsy & traveller transit site for 25no. caravans between 1st April and 30th September 2024.


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.  


There are no exempt items scheduled for this meeting.