Agenda and minutes

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23/19

Minutes pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

24/19

Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Brame, Hollis and Joel. 

 

Substitutes in attendance were Councillors Darby and Taylor.

25/19

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received

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:

Agenda Item 9(t) Saham Toney: Saham Tythe Barn, Chequers Lane: 3PL/2018/1583/O

 

Councillor Bowes declared that her family had made representations in respect of land in the Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan and therefore refrained from discussion and did not take part in the vote. 

26/19

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman reminded Members that the venue for the Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension Planning meeting scheduled for the 15 March had changed from the Connaught Hall to the Attleborough Town Hall.

 

Members were informed that the modification imposed by the Planning Inspector on reducing the Affordable Housing target to 25% and not at 40% had not been challenged, which would make the affordable element more achievable.  Further information would be shared with Members at the April Planning committee meeting.  

27/19

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda

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.

28/19

Urgent Business

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.

 

29/19

Local Plan Update (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The public consultation process on the modifications proposed by the Planning Inspector would take place until 1 April 2019.

30/19

Deferred Applications pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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

30/19a

Brettenham: Land East of Arlington Way, West of A1088: Reference: 3PL/2017/0578/O pdf icon PDF 120 KB

This application was considered at the Planning Committee meeting on 1st October 2018. The application was recommended for refusal for the following reason(s):

 

The proposed development would result in the loss of a substantial number of preserved trees which are of group value. National and local planning guidance states that, development should recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside and enhance the natural local environment and the loss of protected trees should only be permitted in exceptional circumstances, if suitable compensatory measures exist, and where there are wider public benefits. It is not considered that suitable compensatory measures could be provided or that the wider public benefits outweigh the substantial harm.

 

The proposal was therefore contrary to national guidance of the NPPF (2019), in particular Paragraph 170 and Policies CP6, CP11 and DC.12.

 

Members voted (7:2) to refuse planning permission in accordance with the officers' recommendation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee on 1 October 2018 where it was refused for refusal for the following reason:

 

The proposed development would result in the loss of a substantial number of preserved trees which are of group value.  National and local planning guidance states that, development should recognise the intrinsic character and beauty of the countryside and enhance the natural local environment and the loss of protected trees should only be permitted in exceptional circumstances, if suitable compensatory measures exist, and where there are wider public benefits.  It is not considered that suitable compensatory measures could be provided or that the wider public benefits outweigh the substantial harm. 

 

Members voted (7:2) to refuse planning permission in accordance with the officers’ recommendation.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

 

 

Ward Representative:

Councillor Sam Chapman-Allen (in support of the officers recommendations)

 

 

Applicant:       

Chris Kennard (Shadwell Estate)

Sarah Exton (Shadwell Estate)

 

Parish Council:

 

Mr Anthony Poulter (Chairman of Brettenham &  Kilverstone Parish Council)

 

 

Mr Martin Engwell (Vice-Chairman of Brettenham &  Kilverstone Parish Council)

 

 

 

Thetford River Group:

Clare Higson (against the application)

 

 

Objector:

Mr Robert Bick

 

 

Supporter:

Mr Stuart Wilson

 

DECISION:  Members voted 6 x 4 for refusal as recommended.

31/19

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

31/19a

Attleborough: Land at Leys Lane : Reference: 3PL/2018/1318/O pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

The application sought outline permission for a proposed sub-division of garden to provide a building plot for a two-bedroomed bungalow.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Agent:              John Spencer (to answer questions)

 

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

31/19b

Attleborough: Development Site at the Paddocks, Leys Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/1401/F pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

Erection of five detached two storey dwellings with garages and associated parking.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development

Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the

Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:             Councillor Adrian Stasiak (in support)

                                   

Agent:                                      Jon Venning

 

Applicant:                                John Gaskin

 

DECISION: The vote was 5 x 5.  The Chairman was entitled to his casting vote and voted that the application be refused as recommended.

31/19c

Attleborough: 7 Eastland Close: Reference: 3PL/2019/0140/HOU pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed single storey front extension.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Tom Donnelly, Development Management Assistant.

 

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 conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19d

Attleborough: Chapel, 131 Hargham Road, Reference: 3PL/2018/1496/O pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

The application sought outline permission to replace the existing Church Hall with three detached bungalows.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:             Councillor Keith Martin (in support of the officer’s recommendation)

                                               

Councillor Adrian Stasiak (in support of the    officer’s recommendation

 

Adjacent Ward                        Councillor Tristan Ashby (against the officer Representative:                       recommendation

 

Agent:                                      Michael Marshall (D J Designs Ltd)

 

Town Council:                         Vera Dale (Mayor, Attleborough Town Council)

 

Objectors:                                Marion Williamson

                                                John Rivers

                                                George Morgan

 

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for refusal as recommended.

 

31/19e

Beachamwell: Land Between Greenway Garage and October Cottage, Langwade Green, Shingham: Reference: 3PL/2018/1384/VAR pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of condition 2 approved plan and rewording of conditions 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 15 as well as removal of conditions 11 and 12 (highways) and 17 and 19 (ecology) of application 3PL/2015/1049/F – Eco home with Stables, paddocks, riding area, all weather riding surface and landscaping.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Agent:              Chris Tilley

                        Steven Swaby (to answer questions)

 

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

 

31/19f

Dereham: Orchard View, Dumpling Green: Reference: 3PL/2018/1282/O pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

The application sought outline permission for a new single detached 1.5-storey dwelling.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

No representations were made.

 

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

 

31/19g

Dereham: Yaxham Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1556/F pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Development of remaining part of the old Cemex site now known as Dereham Business Hub, into mixed use Business Park Development and an employment hub, to be provided by a flexible B1(c), B2 and B8 uses class together with ancillary trade counter use for trade and retail sale, together with associated car parking and access.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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 accordance with the

Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant:        Lewis Mantle (Norfolk Land Development)

Andrew Scales (Norfolk Land Development) (to answer questions)

 

Agent:              Richard Simmons (Plandescil Ltd) (to answer questions)

 

DECISION: Members voted 3 x 6 for approval, contrary to the Officer’s

recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: whilst the Committee understood the concerns highlighted in the report, the designs would have a positive impact and were in line with Policy 12 and DC16, subject to resolution with the lead local flood authority. 

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 3 for approval.

 

The application be approved subject to resolution of floodrisk with the Lead Local Flood Authority.

31/19h

Fransham: Top Farm,Main Road, Little Fransham: Reference: 3PL/2018/0642/O pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application sought outline application for the erection of up to 8 No. dwellings with associated parking (amended description).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the

Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

                       

Agent:              Jason Parker (Parker Planning Services)

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval as recommended.

 

31/19i

Garboldisham: Alderwood Lodges, Hopton Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1122/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

Erection of single storey managers dwelling to Alderwood lodges site.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made. 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19j

Great Ellingham: Land north of The Cottage, Town Green: Reference: 3PL/2018/1584/F pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

Erection of 2 no. Dwellings with associated landscaping and parking

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Assistant Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor William Smith

 

Adjacent Ward Representative:          Councillor Adrian Stasiak

 

Agent:                                                  Emma Griffiths

(Parker Planning Services)

 

DECISION: Members voted 4 x 6 for approval, contrary to the Officer’s

recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: Whilst the Committee understood the concerns highlighted in the report, it felt that on balance, the proposed development would not have an unacceptable impact on amenity, nor harm character and appearance and it would make a small contribution to the 5-year housing supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 for approval.

 

The application be approved subject to delegated authority being granted

to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose appropriate

conditions.

31/19k

Griston: Low Meadow Park, Thompson Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1501/F pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

Replacement permanent static caravans with 2 no 4 bed chalet bungalows with double garage and 3 No. 3 bedroom bungalows with single or shared double garage.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Assistant Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made. 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19l

Harling: Fen Cottage, Fen Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/1445/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed replacement dwelling.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Assistant Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made. 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19m

Ickburgh: Iceni Brewery, Foulden Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1163/F pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

Three dwellings on land at Iceni Brewery.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the

Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

                       

Agent:              Henry Isotta-Day

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report and not receiving any objection from Natural England.

 

31/19n

Little Cressingham: 6A Watton Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1512/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

Construction of a 3 Bedroom (6 Person) single storey dwelling with a single attached garage.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Assistant Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made. 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19o

Mileham: Burwood Hall, The Street: Reference: 3PL/2019/0018/F pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Open span building for housing cattle.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made. 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report and consultation response from the Environment Agency.

 

31/19p

Mundford: Mundford Poultry Farm, Cranwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1224/F pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Improvements to established poultry farm and demolition of redundant parts and erection of additional barn and heat exchange units.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Carl Griffiths, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

Applicant:        Dominic Parker (to answer questions)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19q

Necton: Town Farm, Chantry Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/1340/F pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed residential development for five dwellings.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made.

                       

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 1 for approval as recommended.

 

31/19r

Quidenham: Richard Johnston Ltd, Unit 16 Harling Road, Snetterton: Reference: 3PL/2018/1525/VAR pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

Variation of conditions Nos 2, 3, 6 on 3PL/2012/0477/F Erection of two warehouse buildings (Units 15 and 16) on 3PL/2012/0477F.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made.

                       

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions as outlined within the report.

 

31/19s

Rocklands: Church Farm, Rocklands Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1366/F pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Minutes:

This application sought permission for 2 no poultry breeder sheds and associated feed bins.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins and Head of Major Projects.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

Agent:  Charlie Davidson (C E Davidson Ltd)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report and not receiving objections from Historic England.

 

31/19t

Saham Toney: Saham Tythe Barn Chequers Lane: 3PL/2018/1583/O pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Minutes:

The application sought outline permission for a Residential Development.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

Applicant:                    Nigel Garioch

 

Parish Council:            Jill Glenn (Clerk to Saham Toney Parish Council)

 

Objector:                     Mr Blow

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, subject to conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19u

Snetterton: Snetterton Business Park Limited: Reference: 3PL/2018/0116/F pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

Change of use from shops, cafes and storage (A1/A3/B8) to offices, general industrial storage and distribution and assembly and leisure (B1a/B2/B8/D2) together with external alterations.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made. 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended, with delegated authority to consult with Highways England to resolve their latest comments, subject to the consultation response from National Grid and subject to the conditions outlined within the report.

 

31/19v

Weasenham St Peter: Massingham Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1217/O pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of five dwellings.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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 accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

Agent:                          Nick Moys (Brown & Co)

 

Supporter(s):               Mrs Ferry

                                    Mr Cooper

 

Objector:                     Kathryn Hargreaves

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval as recommended, subject to the conditions outlined within the report and an additional condition regarding the ongoing maintenance of the adjacent open land.

 

32/19

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place pdf icon PDF 80 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.

33/19

Appeals Decisions (for information) pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

Noted.