Decisions

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Decisions published

10/01/2022 - Application to divert Footpath 73, Gillingham ref: 791    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 10/01/2022

Decision:

That:

 

(a)  The application to divert Footpath 73, Gillingham be accepted and an order made;

(b)  The Order include provisions to modify the definitive map and statement to record the changes made as a consequence of the diversion; and

(c)  If the Order is unopposed, it be confirmed by the Council.

 

(The decision taken is detailed within the Scheme of Delegation in the Council’s Constitution).

 

Wards affected: Gillingham;

Lead officer: Vanessa Penny


11/01/2022 - Portland Cemetery Minerals Lane, Weston Road, Portland ref: 790    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 11/01/2022

Decision:

To complete agreements with the Crown Estate to remove / amend a restriction on mineral extraction for the freehold land and to agree terms for mineral extraction with suitable access. To finalise a new lease to Albion Stone Ltd to work minerals in accordance with a planning permission Portland Cemetery Minerals Land, Weston Road, Portland.

Wards affected: Portland;

Lead officer: Ade Adebayo


22/12/2021 - P/FUL/2021/02076 - Marsh Sports Complex Full Site, Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth ref: 788    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 10/01/2022

Effective from: 22/12/2021

Decision:

To grant planning permission, subject to conditions, for development described as ‘Construction of a temporary compound comprising of a kiosk unit to house data exchange for telecommunications (Jurassic Fibre) including concrete slab for placement, and 1.8 metre high steel palisade perimeter fencing’ at Marsh Sports Complex Full Site, Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth, in accordance with the ‘minded to’ decision of the Western and Southern Area Planning Committee on 2 December 2021 in respect of planning application P/FUL/2021/02076.

 

Planning application P/FUL/2021/02076 was considered by the Western and Southern Area Planning Committee on 2 December 2021. The committee’s ‘minded-to’ resolution was to grant planning permission subject to the agreement of the Highway Authority to the submitted construction method statement, and subject to conditions. As the nominated officer, I confirmed at the meeting that this decision would be taken forward under delegated powers, in line with the committee’s ‘minded-to’ resolution.

 

Confirmation has now been received from the Highways Authority that they are content with the submitted construction management plan, and therefore the decision can now be issued, in line with the ‘minded-to’ resolution of the committee.

 

The Highways Authority have requested that an additional informative is added, as set out below. It is considered that this informative does not materially alter the decision, and can therefore be added under delegated powers.

 

INFORMATIVE NOTE: Contact Dorset Highways

The applicant should contact Dorset Highways by telephone at 01305 221020, by email at dorsethighways@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk, or in writing at Dorset Highways, Dorset Council, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ, before the commencement of any works on or adjacent to the public highway, to ensure that the appropriate licence(s) and or permission(s) are obtained.

 

Wards affected: Westham;

Lead officer: Anna Lee


22/11/2021 - WD/D/19/003181 - Land at Higher Stockbridge Farm, Stockbridge ref: 786    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 10/01/2022

Effective from: 22/11/2021

Decision:

That planning application WD/D/19/003181, for development on land at Higher Stockbridge Farm, Stockbridge, should be approved, subject to agreement of the detailed wording of proposed conditions, with the wording of the conditions to be agreed with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee.

 

The proposed development is described as follows:

Installation of a renewable energy scheme comprising ground mounted photovoltaic solar arrays together with substation; transformer stations; access; internal access track; landscaping; biodiversity measures; security fencing; security measures; access gate; access improvement and ancillary infrastructure.

 

This decision was taken by myself, in my role as nominated officer, during the Strategic Planning Committee meeting on 22 November 2021. The decision was taken under arrangements which were put in place following the full Council meeting held on 4 May 2021. At this full Council meeting, it was agreed that all Council meetings that are not executive in nature would continue to be held virtually, with committee members expressing a ‘minded to’ decision, and with specific officers (including service managers) being authorised to exercise delegated powers to make decisions in light of the ‘minded to’ decisions expressed by members. These arrangements were subsequently extended by decision notices issued by the Chief Executive on 22 July 2021 and 4 October 2021.

 

Wards affected: Yetminster;

Lead officer: Anna Lee


21/12/2021 - Garden waste service price - 2022 - 23 ref: 789    Recommendations Approved

Decision

 

That a 3.6% increase be applied to the garden waste service price for 2022-23.

 

This will set the garden waste price at £59.00 for the 2022-23 service year.

 

Reason for the decision

 

To cover the increased costs of delivering the garden waste service.

 

The 3.6% increase is the projected rate of inflation for 2022.

 

Alternative Options considered and rejected

 

Two other options were considered and rejected. These were:

 

1)    Apply a 0% price increase

2)    Apply a 4.6% price increase

 

Budget Implications

 

No significant budget implications identified

 

Legal Implications

 

No legal implications identified

 

Any Conflict of Interest

 

None

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services

Decision published: 10/01/2022

Effective from: 21/12/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

That a 3.6% increase be applied to the garden waste service price for 2022-23.

 

This will set the garden waste price at £59.00 for the 2022-23 service year.

 


18/11/2021 - EN/2021/00103 - 26 Reforne, Portland ref: 784    Recommendations Approved

Case Ref:

EN/2021/00103

Nature of Enquiry:

Unauthorised installation of a CCTV camera on a listed building.

Location:

26 Reforne Portland Dorset DT5 2AL

 

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 18/11/2021

Decision:

That it would not be expedient, nor in the public interest to pursue this complaint, although it does constitute a technical breach of listed building legislation.

 

Wards affected: Portland;

Lead officer: Reg Willing


21/12/2021 - EN/2021/00254 - 3 Mellstock Avenue, Dorchester ref: 783    Recommendations Approved

Case Ref:

EN/2021/00254

Nature of Enquiry:

Alleged works beginning in the same footprint as the refused application for the same site under reference WD/D/16/000168

Location:

3 Mellstock Avenue Dorchester Dorset DT1 2BE

 

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 21/12/2021

Decision:

Not Expedient to take action

 

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.

 

Wards affected: Dorchester East;

Lead officer: Darren Rogers