Agenda and minutes

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12017.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 23 October 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

12117.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Brame and Nairn. 

 

Substitutes in attendance were Councillors Darby and William Richmond.

12217.

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received (Agenda item 3)

The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011.  Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

Please refer to Minute Nos. 130/17 (g) and (i) below.

 

Councillor Bowes declared an interest in Agenda item 10, Schedule item 2, Shipdham, as she knew the landowner (see Minute No. 130/17(b) below).

12317.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman was pleased to see Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen in attendance and welcomed her to the meeting. He also welcomed Donna Hall, a new Principal Planning Officer to her first Planning Committee meeting at Breckland Council.

12417.

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (Agenda item 5)

To consider any requests from Ward Members, officers or applicants to defer an application included in this agenda, so as to save any unnecessary waiting by members of the public attending for such applications.

Minutes:

Agenda Item 7(a) – Deferred Applications:

 

(Dereham) had been withdrawn from the Agenda (as previously notified, see page 96 of the supplementary agenda) at the request of the applicant.

 

Agenda Item 10 – Schedule of Applications:

 

Schedule Item 8 (Great Ellingham) had also been withdrawn from the Agenda (as previously notified, see page 206 of the supplementary agenda) at the request of the applicant.

 

Councillor Clarke asked if applicants had to submit a new/fresh application if withdrawn. Members were informed that this was not the case.  Referring to the Dereham application it was noted that the applicant, Taylor Wimpey Strategic Land, had been waiting for updated information from the lead Flood Authority; this had not been forthcoming and was the reason for withdrawal.

12517.

Urgent Business (Agenda item 6)

To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any item as urgent business, pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

None.

12617.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 7) pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To consider applications deferred at previous meetings including some, but not all, of those shown on the attached Schedule of Deferred Applications.

Minutes:

The Schedule of Deferred Applications was noted.

12617a

Proposed Residential Development - Land West of Etling View, Dereham: Reference 3PL/2015/1045/O pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See Minute No. 124/17 above.

12717.

Variation of Conditions: West Farm, Hockham: 3PL/2017/1092/VAR pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant (Capita).

 

This application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 23 October 2017 for further information on the site history.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance..

 

A representation was made in respect of the application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative/Objector:                                  Councillor Philip Cowen

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 – 2 for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

12817.

Tree Preservation Order (TPO) Reports (Agenda item 8)

Reports of the Tree & Countryside Officer, Hugh Coggles.

12817a

Land West of Etling View pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the inclusion of T7 within the Tree Preservation Order 2017 No. 6 be determined as follows:

 

Dereham: Land West of Etling View: Remove T7 from Tree Preservation Order 2017 No. 6: Applicant: Taylor Wimpey: Reference TPO 2017 No. 6 unconfirmed

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Hugh Coggles, Tree & Countryside Officer (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the report in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

Representations were made in respect of the report, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings. 

 

Ward Representative:                                     Councillor Alison Webb

 

Dereham Town Council:                                 Tony Needham

 

Objector:                                                         Paul Walmsley

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to confirm T7 within the Tree Preservation Order No. 6 with no variation as recommended.

12817b

North Pickenham Road, Necton pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order 2017 No. 8 be determined as follows:

 

Necton: North Pickenham Road: Allow TPO to lapse: Applicant: Mrs Knights & Mr Reid: Reference TPO 2017 No. 8

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Hugh Coggles, Tree & Countryside Officer (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the report in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

Representations were made in respect of the report, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings. 

 

Objector:                                                         John Reid

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 2 to confirm Tree Preservation Order 2017 No. 8 with modification as recommended.

12917.

Brownfield Land Register (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report by the Planning Policy Officer, James Mann.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

James Mann, the Planning Policy Officer (Capita) presented the report, the purpose of which was to advise Members on sites proposed through the Brownfield Land Register.

 

Part 1 of the Register identified brownfield land within the District that was larger than 0.25ha or capable of delivering 5 or more dwellings and was classed as suitable, available and achievable.  Sites could also be placed on Part 2 of the Register where the criteria set out in Part 1 had been met and the local authority decided to allocate the land for residential led development.  Following a requisite consultation period, sites on part 2 of the Register would then be granted planning in principle (PIP).

 

Members then considered and agreed the recommendations for each site as listed in the report.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    the Brownfield Land Register be placed on the Council’s website;

 

2.    the individual recommendations regarding each of the sites on the Brownfield Land Register be approved;

 

3.    Delegated powers be given to the Strategic Planning Manager to amend/remove sites on the Brownfield Register where they no longer meet the criteria as set out in the regulations; and

 

4.    the Brownfield Land Register be included in the Monitoring Report in future.

 

13017.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 16 MB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Mr Christopher Stuart

Fransham

89 - 97

2

SH1 Consortium

Shipdham

98 - 106

3

Gressingham Foods

Little Ellingham

107 - 113

4

Mrs Lake

Fransham

114 - 120

5

Mr T Mason & Mrs M E Powles – Mason & Powles

Hockham

121 - 128

6

Mr T H Atkins

North Lopham

129 - 134

7

Housing Ladder (Breckland) Ltd

Yaxham

135 - 143

8

Arpels Development Ltd

Great Ellingham

144 - 158

9

Mr Adrien Annison

Rocklands

159 - 171

10

Mr & Mrs Chapman

Carbrooke

172 - 179

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a)    Item 1: Fransham: Homestead, Main Road: Closure of existing access to Homestead, erection of 4 dwellings and new access.  Remove hedge and erect 1.8m brick wall: Applicant: Mr Christopher Shuart: Reference: 3PL/2017/0749/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

A representation was made in respect of the application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Gareth Watts

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

b)    Item 2: Shipdham: D D Dodd and Sons, Chapel Street: Reserved Matters for the erection of 90 dwellings pursuant to outline planning permission 3PL/2013/0095/O: Applicant: SH1 Consortium: Reference: 3PL/2017/0757/D

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Manager (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

A representation was made in respect of the application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Erica Whettingsteel

 

DECISION: Members voted for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

Councillor Bowes abstained from voting on this application as she was friends with one of the landowners.

 

c)    Item 3: Little Ellingham: Duck Farm, Wood Lane: Demolition of redundant duck rearing building and erection of 2 new rearing units and associated office and workshop: Applicant: Gressingham Foods: Reference: 3PL/2017/0791/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report and subject to additional conditions requiring a lighting scheme and controls over hours of use of lighting.

 

d)    Item 4: Fransham: Land off Station Road: Erection of 4 no. dwellings with associated garages with all matters reserved bar access: Applicant: Mrs Lake: Reference: 3PL/2017/0902/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

A representation was made in respect of the application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Gareth Watts

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

e)    Item 5: Hockham: Land north of Great Hockham Primary School: Erection of 4 No. detached dwellings with associated garaging: Applicant: Mr T mason and Mrs M E Powles: Reference: 3PL/2017/0903/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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13117.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Place.

 

Members are requested to raise any questions at least two working days before the meeting to allow information to be provided to the Committee.

Minutes:

Noted.

13217.

Appeals Decisions (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 8 KB

For information.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Noted.

13317.

Local Plan Update (additional item)

Minutes:

It was noted that the Annual Monitoring Report was on the Forward Plan for a future Cabinet meeting.

 

The Vice-Chairman, Councillor Sharpe asked if the Local Plan had been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.  Members were informed that once the Planning Policy Team had concluded the minor amendments, the document would be submitted at the end of November 2017.

 

Councillor Joel asked when the Attleborough Strategic Urban Extension (SUE) would take place.  The Business Manager (Capita), Simon Wood advised that consultation responses had been received and discussions were being had with the applicant and the agent to address any issues.  Ward Members would be kept informed of when the meeting was likely to take place which would be held in Attleborough.