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Planning Applications

Current applications for consultation

Application No: P/CLE/2021/03870The Orchard, Fishers Place, Ringstead Bay, Dorset, DT2 8NG – Application for a certificate of lawfulness for existing use of land for storage.

Previous applications

Application No: P/VOC/2021/02869Change of use of countryside management compound to part countryside management compound and part siting of log cabins and shepherd’s huts for holiday use. Adaption of former RAF building for ancillary holiday use reception building and learning centre - (variation of condition 8 of planning permission ref WD/D/16/002931 regarding occupancy of log cabins and shepherd’s huts) - Variation of Condition 2 of planning approval WD/D/18/000387 - amended plans - Land South West of Upton Farm, Upton, Dorset.

The Parish Council was minded to submit no comment regarding this application.

Application No: WD/D/20/003295 - Demolition of 2 no. single garages. Erection of detached garage with ancillary annexe accommodation - East Wing, Osmington House, Main Road, Osmington, DT3 6ES.

The Parish Council was minded to submit no comment regarding this application.

P/FUL/2021/01654Eweleaze Farm, Main Road, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6ED – Change of use of agricultural land to camping for 56 days per year (10th July to 3rd September). Temporary permission until October 2024.

It was resolved to object to this application for the following reasons;

1. There is a detrimental visual impact on this open landscape in an AONB with substantial damage to the land and no time to recover.

2. The access track is unsuitable for the volume of vehicles created by the campsite. Traffic does not operate as implied in the application as there are frequent queues at the top of Osmington Hill.  There are 5 stated passing places. If the first passing place is full, there is no way past to access additional passing places.  Concern was raised regarding emergency services access to the site.

3. The impact on the area is residual. The burnt grass from open fires can be seen on this land.

4. Further information on the disposal of sewage at the campsite is required. The planning application states Sewage – Unknown.

5. Concerns regarding fire safety were raised due to the close proximity of tents on the campsite.  Further information is required regarding this.

6. The 28 day national policy is prescribed for a specific reason and it is felt that a change of use for this sensitive landscape is inappropriate.

P/HOU/2021/01710The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6EJ – Extensions and alterations to include removal of rear addition and erection of pergola and greenhouse. (Amended scheme to that approved under WD/D/19/001586).

It was resolved to support this application.

P/LBC/2021/01711The Old Vicarage, Church Lane, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6EJ – Removal of rear addition, extensions and internal and external alterations. (Amended scheme to that approved under WD/D/19/001587).

It was resolved to support this application.

P/LBC/2021/01889East Farm House, Main Road, Osmington, Dorset – Replace thatch and fireboard.

It was resolved to support this application.

WP/20/00692/DCCPortland Port, Castletown, Portland, DT5 1PP - Regulation 25 of the T&CP EIA Regulations 2017 – request for further information.

It was resolved to submit no further comments in addition to the Objection made to the original application.

P/HOU/2021/026571 Hollands Mead Avenue, Owermoigne, DT2 8HX – Double detached garage, access from existing drive (adjoining parish).

It was resolved to make no comment regarding this application.

P/HOU/2021/01324 - Zambuka House, Grove Hill, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6EZ - Erection of 2 No. balconies and formation of 6 No. dormer windows.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

P/HOU/2021/01087Rose Cottage, Chapel Lane, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6ET - Erection of garage following demolition of existing garage and erection of rear single storey extension following the demolition of lean-to.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

WD/D/21/000014Lynwood Lodge, Grove Hill, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6EZ – Extension and replacement of roof.

The Parish Council strongly objected to this application for the following reason;

If the current application were to be approved, then the combined result of this proposed development, together with the previously approved applications WD/D/17/001935 21/07/2017 Change of use of Garage to Holiday let; WD/D/18/002361 12/10/2018 Erection of double garage and car port with annexe above, WD/D/19/000651 22/02/2019 Erection of additional holiday accommodation (timber cabin), that have all been constructed/converted since the 2016 refused application WD/D/16/000400 05/04/2016 Erect Link Extension, Studio and Garage, would be far greater in terms of size and resultant impact on the surrounding AONB than that of the refused 2016 application.

As such, it is contended that the reasons given by the WDC Planning Department for the refusal to approve WD/D/16/000400 is of far greater relevance to this current application “Having regard to the resulting scale & mass of the extensions and carport proposed to this property, it is considered that its spacious setting will be lost and its resulting scale will make it a dominant, sprawling and uncharacteristically large residential dwelling on a visually prominent hilltop within the open and predominantly rural context of this part of the AONB. As such, it is considered that this proposal will have a significant detrimental impact on visual amenity and the wider beauty of the AONB and is therefore contrary to policies ENV1, ENV10, ENV12 and HOUS6 of the West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan (Adopted 2015).”

P/HOU/2021/00672Foxhollow, Church Lane, Osmington, DT3 6EW - Attic conversion with two dormer windows, one Juliet balcony dormer and three roof lights.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

P/FUL/2021/00531Smugglers Inn, Mills Road, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6HF – Creation of 4 bedrooms, replacement of doors and windows, blocking up of one window, erection of balustrade, replacement of defective walkway and installation of a replacement flue.

The Parish Council supported this application although the current limitation for parking was raised.

P/FUL/2021/00231Poxwell Lower Dairy Access to Lower Dairy Farm, Poxwell, Dorset, DT2 8ND – Erection of an extension to cattle shed to add two bays to each end of the building.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

WD/D/21/000103 1 West Farm, Church Lane, Osmington, Dorset, DT3 6EL – Erect two single storey extensions following demolition of rear lean-to.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

P/LBC/2021/01020Pitt Cottage, Ringstead, Dorchester, DT2 8NF – Internal and External alterations to facilitate the conversion of a derelict former World War II radar bunker into 1. No dwelling.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

WD/D/21/000019East Wing, Osmington House, Main Road, Osmington, DT3 6ES – Restoration of East Wing, internal alterations and rear porch extension. (Householder Planning Permission).

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

WD/D/21/000020East Wing, Osmington House, Main Road, Osmington, DT3 6ES – Rear porch extension and internal alterations. (Listed building consent).

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

WD/D/20/003295 – East Wing, Osmington House, Main Road, Osmington, DT3 6ES – Erection of detached garage and car port with dwelling over, following the demolition of 2 detached single garages.

It was resolved to Object to this application for the following reasons;

1. The significantly increased elevation would make this development highly visible.

2. The size of the development would increase the existing footprint by 50%.

3. Light pollution would be increased for surrounding areas.

4. The scale of the development was inappropriate in such close proximity to a Grade II Listed Building.

P/FUL/2021/00157 – Poxwell Lower Dairy access to Lower Dairy Farm, Poxwell, Dorset, DT2 8ND – Renewal of temporary planning consent for the siting of a mobile home.

It was resolved to make no objection to this application.

WP/20/00672/FUL - Land between track to White Horse Lane and Osmington Hill, Weymouth, Easting 371150.000, Northing 83183.000 - Construction of replacement of an Ancient Monument Viewpoint, car park, polytunnel and an agricultural building with solar panels.

The Parish Council objected to this application for the following reasons;

  1. The proposed agricultural building and polytunnel would have a significant detrimental visual impact in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  2. Safety concerns were raised regarding not only the junction at the viewpoint but also with regard to campers accessing Northdown Farm.

WD/D/20/002901 - Felmersham, Mills Road,Osmington, Mills, Weymouth, DT3 6HE - First floor extension with front and rear dormers

The Parish Council had no objection to this application.

WD/D/20/001529 | Erection of 1.no dwelling (demolition of existing barns) | 1 GROVE HILL, OSMINGTON, WEYMOUTH, DT3 6EZ

The Parish Council resolved to object to this application for the following reasons;

1. In line with the National Planning Policy Framework and Dorset Council's list of sustainable settlements, this location is regarded and not sustainable.

2. The proposed development is too big for the site and would be visible from the nearby bridleway.

3. The proposed roof lighting would be imposing on the surrounding area.

WD/D/20/002363  - Ringstave, Ringstead Access Road to Cothill, Ringstead, Dorchester, DT2 8NG - Removal of exisitng mobile home and erection of log cabin

The Parish Council resolved to support this application subject to the log cabin being permanently tied to the existing property.

WP/20/00692/DCC - Portland Port, Castletown, Portland - Construction of an energy recovery facilty with ancillary buildings and works including administrative facilities, gatehouse and weighbridge, parking and circulation areas, cable routes to ship berths and existing off-site electrical sub-station, with site access through Portland Port from Castletown. (Consultation for adjoining parish).

It was resolved unanimously to OBJECT to this application for the following reasons;

  1. Adverse Visual Impact. The proposed plant would have a significant adverse effect on the setting of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of views from the AONB across to Portland.  The proposed PVC mesh covering a large section of the building is concerning.  No evidence is given in the application for this technique being used on such a large scale or of its being durable in an exposed coastal location.  The photograph on the mesh would be a one moment in time view of the landscape backdrop which would not change with the seasons, with varying degrees of light or with varying weather conditions.  Both of these issues raise concerns that the PVC mesh might fail to act as any kind of camouflage and might indeed accentuate the scale and mass of this huge building.  Light pollution from the aircraft warning light on top of the chimney stack at 87.2 metres above sea level as well as from the car park and the building itself is also a concern.  The emissions plume may be visible much more of the time than the application suggests as is easily verified from evidence from other similar installations.  This plume would have a major, significant adverse impact on views from and on the setting of the AONB.
  2. Adverse impact from pollutants, especially from ammonia and nitrogen deposition, on both the Isle of Portland to Studland Cliffs SAC and the Chesil and The Fleet SAC as well as to the SSSIs in the area.
  3. Climate harm from emissions of pollutants inappropriate in the context of a Climate and Ecological Emergency. 
  4. Adverse impacts on traffic and road safety from additional large HGV movements on already heavily congested routes.

WD/D/20/001909 - Mulberry House, Roman Road, Osmington, Weymouth, DT3 6ER - Erection of single storey extension with a flat roof terrace.

It was resolved to support this application subject to there being no external lighting on the flat roof terrace.

WD/D/20/001874 - The Creek, Fishers Place, Ringstead, Dorchester, DT2 8NG - Demolition of existing dwelling and construction of new dwelling (consultation for adjoining parish).

It was resolved, with a vote of 4:2 to support this application.

WD/D/20/001537 – Pitt Cottage, Ringstead Dairy Access Road, Ringstead, Dorchester, DT2 8NF – Conversion of a derelict former World War II radar bunker into 1.no dwelling.

It was resolved to support this application as it was deemed a good use of the land.

WD/D/20/001529 – 1 Grove Hill, Osmington, Weymouth, DT3 6EZ – Erection of 1.no dwelling (demolition of existing barns).

It was resolved to Object to this application for the following reasons;
This is in an inappropriate location and outside of the development boundary;
The proposed development is too big for the site.

WD/D/20/001411 Zambuka House, Grove Hill, Osmington, DT3 6EZ – Change of use of land to create a campsite for 10 caravans/motor homes and 5 tents, hardstandings, repairs to washroom.

 It was resolved to submit no comment regarding this application.

WD/D/19/002884Westdown Farm, Upton, Ringstead, DT2 8NE – Consideration of amended plan.

It was resolved to submit no comment regarding this application.

WD/D/20/001159Lynwood Lodge, Grove Hill, Osmington, Weymouth, DT3 6EZ – Remove the existing roof and replace with a new first floor and roof and single storey extension.

It was resolved to OBJECT to this application for the following reasons;

The development would have a detrimental visual impact in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Jurassic coastline.

Safety concerns had been raised regarding access to and egress from the site from the highway.

WD/D/20/001243White Horse Farm Bungalow, White Horse Farm Access Road, Osmington, Weymouth, DT3 6ED – Use of the dwelling house without compliance with Condition 2 of planning approval I/E/74/000082 (agricultural occupancy). Certificate of Lawfulness.

It was resolved to submit no comment regarding this application.

WD/D/19/002141Pixon Barn, Grove Hill, Osmington, Weymouth, DT3 6EZ – Erection of side extension and car port – Amended plans.

It was resolved to OBJECT to this application for the following reasons: -

The proposed application site occupies a prominent position within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Council considers that the construction of an extension in this location and connected to an historic barn would be seriously damaging to the very special character of this area and would be at odds with the priority of conserving the natural beauty of the landscape that applies within AONB’s.

The supporting statement presents no case for why this should be built and the Council considers that there would be no impact on the local economy if it were to be refused.

The Council also considers that this development would cause serious detriment to the visual amenities associated with the adjacent public rights of way.

WD/D/20/000139Osmington Hill Farm, Main Road, Osmington – Erection of extension incorporating garden room with home office over.

It was resolved to OBJECT to this application for the following reasons;

The design of the building has been changed since the original application; and

The glass design of the structure would increase light pollution in the area.

WD/D/19/002903Osmington Mills Holidays, Mills Road, Osmington Mills, Weymouth, DT3 6HB – Use of land as a year-round holiday park.

It was resolved to OBJECT to this application for the following reasons;

Increased light pollution in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The chalets would have a detrimental visual impact on the local area as they would be well lit and highly visible. The site no longer benefited from being well screened with trees and shrubs

Osmington Mills is a small hamlet of mostly permanent residents. Facilities on the holiday site encourage its residents to remain on site and does not encourage integration within the already established community.

WD/D/19/002884Westdown Farm, Upton, Ringstead, Dorchester, DT2 8NE – Conversion of former RAF building and barn into 2 no. dwellings.

It was resolved to submit no comment regarding this application.

WD/D/19/002580The Farmhouse, East Farm, Main Road, Osmington, DT3 6EX – Erect shed and fence.

It was resolved to OBJECT to this application and support the comments made by the Conservation Area Officer in that the location of the proposed shed should be moved.

WD/D/19/002793Conkers, Upton Fort Road, Osmington Mills, DT3 6HH – Erect two storey side extension.

It was resolved to submit no comment regarding this application