Agenda and minutes

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13417.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20 November 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

13517.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen.  No substitute was present.

13617.

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:

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to Minute Nos.  142/17 (a) (g) and (l) below.

13717.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman wished everyone in attendance a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

 

The Chairman welcomed Mr Philip Hayton, a Parish Councillor for Necton, who had been invited to the meeting for the day.

13817.

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:

None.

13917.

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.

14017.

Local Plan Update (Standing Item) (Agenda item 7)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Nothing further to report.

14117.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) 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:

Noted.

14217.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Orbit Homes (2020) Ltd

Dereham

 

2

Mr T. H. Atkins

North Lopham

 

3

Arpels Development Ltd

Great Ellingham

 

4

Stapleford Thetford Ltd

Thetford

 

5

Mr Robert Childerhouse

Weeting

 

6

Ms Sarah Mennell

Hilborough

 

7

Mr & Mrs Bertram

Kempstone

 

8

Mr Dave Greenwood

Whinburgh & Westfield

 

9

Fransham Farm Co. Ltd

Fransham

 

10

Mr Angus Pearson

North Elmham

 

11

Pegasus Profiles Ltd

Thetford

 

12

C/O Agent

North Elmham

 

13

A C Williamson & Son

Necton

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a)    Item 1: Dereham: Land at Greenfields Road: 284 dwellings comprising 6 five-bedroom house, 85 four-bedroom houses, 100 three-bedroom houses, 75 two bedroom houses, 4 two bedroom bungalows, 2 one-bedroom bungalows and 12 one-bedroom flats together with associated access, pedestrian and cycle links, landscaping and open space: Applicant: orbit Homes (2020) Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/1397/F

 

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

 

Members had received correspondence in relation to this application.

 

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

 

A letter from Mr George Freeman MP was read aloud.

 

Further representations had been received (see supplementary agenda page 161).

 

Representations were made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:                                     Councillor Alison Webb

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Geoff Armstrong

 

Dereham Town Council:                                 Tony Needham

 

Applicant:                                                        Ian Fieldhouse

 

Drainage Consultant:                                      Martin Doughtey

 

Objector:                                                         John Elsdon (on behalf of                                                                               objectors from Wheatfield Way                                                                      and Greenfields Road)

 

DECISION: The vote was tied 5 x 5.  The Chairman was entitled to his casting vote and recommended that the application be refused on the grounds that the location of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) be re-engineered. 

 

Alex Chrusciak, the Director of Planning & Building Control (Capita) asked the applicant if he was willing to address these concerns and defer the application.  The applicant agreed.

 

DECISION:  That the application be deferred, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation.

 

REASON(S): On the grounds that the location of the MUGA be re-engineered and re-positioned to allow greater distances from adjacent dwellings.

 

b)    Item 2: North Lopham: Development site rear of 29 and 31 Kings Head Lane: Erection of 2 no. one and a half storey dwellings with associated parking and amenity areas: Applicant: Mr T. H. Atkins: Reference: 3PL/2017/0943/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (Capita).

 

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 20 November 2017 for clarification relating to varying red line areas.

 

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to this application.

 

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.

 

c)    Item 3: Great Ellingham: Alder Carr House, Attleborough Road: 3 new dwellings and re roof outbuilding: Applicant: Arpels Development Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/1055/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (Capita).

 

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 20 November 2017 as the Ward Representative was unable to attend.

 

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

 

Representations were made in respect of the application in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14217.

14317.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 75 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:

A number of pages had been inadvertently omitted from the agenda and it was agreed that the delegation report be re-circulated to Members.

14417.

Appeals Summary (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Minutes:

Noted.

14517.

Exclusion of Press and Public (Agenda item 12)

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.

 

PART B – ITEM FROM WHICH THE PRESS AND THE PUBLIC ARE EXCLUDED 

 

Minutes:

Not required as no press or public were in attendance.

14617.

Planning Enforcement items (Agenda item 13)

Minutes:

The Chairman had accepted a call-in request from a Ward Member for Members to review the decision of Officers.

 

Members were provided with a detailed overview of the enforcement report and a number of questions were asked.

 

In conclusion, it was:

 

resolvedthat:

 

1.    Officers advise and engage with the property owner of the Committee’s decision; and

 

2.    Enforcement action be taken if the appearance of the road frontage was not improved.