FARM conversions from barns to homes and a proposed extension to a school in the Wimborne area feature in planning requests in the north and east of Dorset this week.

All of the application can be seen in full, with the ability to comment, by searching for the reference number on the planning section of the Dorset Council website.

In most cases planning officers, who normally decide the majority of applications, are expected to come to a conclusion on proposals within 16 weeks of an application being validated.

Blandford/ Sherborne/ Shaftesbury & Gillingham P/HOU/2024/02512 - 22 Portman Road Pimperne DT11 8UJ. Demolish conservatory and erect single storey rear extension.

P/FUL/2024/02162 - Opus House Cole Street Lane East Stour SP8 5JQ. Change of use and conversion of agricultural building to form a dwelling.

Eastern area P/FUL/2024/01423 - Longhow Dogdean Colehill Wimborne BH21 4HA. Demolition of existing dwelling and buildings, erection of five dwellings with associated garages, parking, ancillary infrastructure and landscape planting.

P/CLP/2024/02543 - St Catherines Roman Catholic First School Cutlers Place Colehill BH21 2HN. Proposed extension works incorporate alterations to the existing school including internal and external alterations for updating the school for educational purposes, to improve the energy efficiency of the building and to rationalise the layout for improved movement and circulation. The works proposed also include the erection of structures for outside educational purposes. one additional classroom. The works also include the erection of new buildings for forest school educational purposes.

P/HOU/2024/02096 - 49 Albert Road Corfe Mullen BH21 3QD.Retain annex on the existing hardstanding, garage already demolished.

P/HOU/2024/02135 - 81 Elmhurst Road West Moors BH22 0DG. Loft conversion with side and rear extensions to ground floor P/FUL/2024/02164 - Unit 2 Upton Industrial Estate Factory Road Upton BH16 5SJ. Installation of 2 No demountable external canopies P/HABR/2024/02592 - Lake Farm Cheaters Lane Alderholt SP6 3EF. Regulation 77 Habitats Regulation application for a proposed Caravan License and temporary campsite P/HOU/2024/02568 - 132 Uplands Road West Moors BH22 0EY. Erect a disabled garden room built onto the side of the existing garage with amenities designed around wheelchair access and store of movement-assisting equipment. Alterations to the driveway gates and conservatory.