Decisions

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Decisions published

16/01/2020 - Deed of Rectification of lease between the former WDDC and the RNLI at Lyme Regis ref: 250    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Director, Place

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

The change to the wording does not affect the interests of Dorset Council and therefore there was no reason not to assist the tenant by entering into the deed.

Wards affected: Lyme and Charmouth;

Lead officer: John Sellgren


10/10/2019 - Diversion of part of Footpath 14, Bradford Peverell at Cheeseman’s Cottage ref: 246    Recommendations Approved

Reason(s) for Decisions:

(a) The proposed diversion meets the legal criteria set out in the Highways Act 1980.

(b) The inclusion of these provisions in a public path order means that there is no need for a separate legal event order to modify the definitive map and statement as a result of the diversion.

(c) Accordingly, the absence of objections may be taken as acceptance that the proposed new route is expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the order.

 

Before confirming a public path creation, diversion or extinguishment order a council or the Secretary of State must have regard to any material provision of a rights of way improvement plan prepared by the local highway authority. Dorset’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan sets out a strategy for improving its network of Public Rights of Way, wider access and outdoor public space.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

No. Proposed new route already in use by the public.

A full consultation was carried out in September / October 2019

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 10/10/2019

Decision:

Application to divert part of Footpath 14, Bradford Peverell at Cheeseman’s Cottage

 

The recommendations were that:

 

(a) The application to divert part of Footpath 14, Bradford Peverell as shown on Drawing (19/05) 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, or if any objections to the Order are of a similar nature to those already considered by the Committee, it be confirmed by the Council without further reference to the Committee.

 

The report and drawing can be seen by arrangement with Democratic Services.

Wards affected: Charminster St Marys;

Lead officer: Vanessa Penny


20/12/2019 - Sale of The Offices Stevens Walk Buckland Newton ref: 245    Recommendations Approved

Reason for Decision:

West Dorset District Council decided to place this property prior to the creation of Dorset Council as it could not be rented out reliably as business premises.  The Council therefore decided to sell it for conversion to residential use.  A sale was agreed in April 2019 but, due to the necessity for a planning application and the registration of the transfer of a parking area acquired from the neighbouring owner, the transaction has only just reached the point when exchange of contracts is likely within the next few weeks

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

Not to sell the property

 

 

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 20/12/2019

Decision:

To sign the contract and seal the transfer enabling the sale of The Offices Stevens Walk Buckland Newton to take place at a price of £176,329.60.

Wards affected: Chalk Valleys;

Lead officer: John Sellgren


16/12/2019 - Application to divert parts of Bridleway 22, Bere Regis at Doddings Farm ref: 243    Recommendations Approved

Reason(s) for Decisions:

(a) The proposed diversion meets the legal criteria set out in the Highways Act 1980.

(b) The inclusion of these provisions in a public path order means that there is no need for a separate legal event order to modify the definitive map and statement as a result of the diversion.

(c) Accordingly, the absence of objections may be taken as acceptance that the proposed new route is expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the order.

 

Before confirming a public path creation, diversion or extinguishment order a council or the Secretary of State must have regard to any material provision of a rights of way improvement plan prepared by the local highway authority. Dorset’s Rights of Way Improvement Plan sets out a strategy for improving its network of Public Rights of Way, wider access and outdoor public space.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

No. Current route obstructed by deer grids and closed by temporary Traffic Regulation Order.  Proposed new route already in use by the public.

A full consultation was carried out in November / December 2019

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 16/12/2019

Decision:

(a) The application to divert parts of Bridleway 22, Bere Regis as shown on Drawing 19/11 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

 

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

 

The map is available on request from Democratic Services.

Wards affected: South East Purbeck; West Purbeck;

Lead officer: Vanessa Penny


18/12/2019 - Sale of small plot of land at Rowan Close, Southill, Weymouth. ref: 242    Recommendations Approved

Reason for Decision:

To dispose of circa 134 sq m of land, a plot with no development potential except as part of a larger plot. The combined site to re acquired if disposed of private sector by Bournemouth Churches Housing Association Ltd.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

The Delegated Powers clearly gives the authority, the delegated powers the obvious way forward

 

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 18/12/2019

Decision:

Sale of small plot of land to allow a development of the more substantial affordable housing site at Rowan Close, Southill, Weymouth.

Wards affected: Radipole;

Lead officer: Greg Northcote


07/01/2020 - Surrender of existing Lifeboat Station Lease and grant of new lease - Lyme Regis ref: 244    Recommendations Approved

Reason for Decision:

To enable the RNLI to have access to the new viewing platform and to maintain security of tenure for a longer timespan.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

None

 

 

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Surrender of existing Lifeboat Station Lease by RNLI and new lease granted to take account of the revised lease area and to give the RNLI a longer term.

Wards affected: Lyme and Charmouth;

Lead officer: David Roe