The latest planning list is available to download here.
Several decisions to outstanding applications have been confirmed during the first few weeks of 2024, with BCP beginning to address the backlog of pending applications. A small number of contentious applications were made during this time, with a few blocks of flats proposed to replace individual detached dwellings.
Over the last few months, there have been several applications proposing very small, additional dwellings within existing outbuildings. Whilst some of these may be valid, the quality of the space to be created is debatable, and it will be interesting to see how the council approach them.
BCP Planning Structure
There have been several new planning-related appointments at BCP, after an internal reorganisation. The Director of Planning and Destination, Wendy Lane, started on the 1st of December 2023. A Head of Planning Operations has been appointed and is due to start at the end of February and a Head of Strategic Planning will shortly be appointed.