Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

Chairman's Opening remarks

The Chairman, Councillor Nigel Wilkin welcomed everyone to the Council’s second virtual Planning Committee meeting that was being streamed live via various channels.

 

The format of the meeting and the voting procedure were both explained to all in attendance.

 

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.

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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Roy Brame.  No substitutes were in attendance.

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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:

Councillor Claire Bowes declared a personal and prejudicial interest in agenda item 9(c) of the Schedule of Applications: Watton: 51 Thetford Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0046/O. 

 

Councillor Bowes did not take part or vote on the application.

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Committee was reminded that all Members would now be able to attend the Chairman’s Panel in future.  It was noted; however, that non-Members, although able to join the meeting, would not be allowed to take part in the discussion.  Members were encouraged to attend.

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Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (if any) (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.

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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.

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

To receive an update (if any). 

Minutes:

Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control advised that following the resolution agreed by Cabinet at its meeting on 1 June 2020 to carry out a full review of the Local Plan, a Local Plan Working Group meeting was subsequently held on 26 June 2020 to discuss the vision and options.  All Members in attendance were invited to submit questions to the Planning Policy Team by Thursday, 16 July 2020 and a further Local Plan Working Group meeting had been arranged on 24 July 2020 to discuss and respond to these questions.

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) 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.

Minutes:

The schedule of deferred items attached to the agenda were noted.

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

The Schedule of Applications was determined as follows:

 

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Cranworth: Homestead Hook Lane Building B: Reference: 3PL/2020/0269/F - 1:00pm pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Proposed new residential detached dwelling.

Minutes:

Proposed new residential detached dwelling.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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:                                                        Jake Weatherill

 

Ward Representative:                                     Cllr Lynda Turner (on behalf of Cranworth                                                                Parish Council)

 

Objector:                                                         Helena Wilkinson

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 3 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

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Dereham: Land Off Swanton Road: Reference: 3OB/2020/0008/OB - 2:00pm pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Modify S106 agreement on pp 3PL/2015/1487/O - Reduce the affordable housing contribution.

Minutes:

Modification of S106 Agreement on planning permission 3PL/2015/1487/O – to reduce the affordable housing contribution.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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’s Agent:                               David Jones (Armstrong Rigg Planning)

 

Ward Representatives:                       Councillors Philip Morton & Alison Webb

 

Dereham Town Council:                    Tony Needham (Clerk)

 

DECISION: Members 6 x 5 to allow the modification of the S106 Agreement to reduce the affordable housing contribution from 40% to 25% as recommended.

 

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Watton: 51 Thetford Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0046/O - 2:30pm pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Outline application for up to 3 dwellings with all matters reserved.

Minutes:

Outline application for up to 3 dwellings with all matters reserved.

 

Councillor Bowes declared a personal & prejudicial interest in this application and did not take part or vote on the matter.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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’s Agent:                                                       Erica Whettingsteel

 

Neighbourhood Plan Drainage Working Group:        Liz Whitcher (Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

2.     a further condition to ensure that the development complies with the mitigation measures as set out in the Flood Risk Assessment.

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Colkirk: Land off Whissonsett Road: Reference: 3OB/2020/0015/OB - 3:00pm pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Modify S106 on pp 3PL/2017/1354 to reduce affordable housing from 24% to 10%.

 

Minutes:

Modification of S106 Agreement on planning permission 3PL/2017/1354 to reduce the affordable housing from 24% to 10%.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Gemma Manthorpe, Principal Development Management Planner (Major Projects).

 

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:                                           Sarah Hornbrook (Bidwells)

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for approval subject to entering into a Deed of Variation as recommended.

 

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Attleborough: Land Adjacent to West Carr Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0157/PIP - 3:30pm pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Permission in principle for six self-build dwellings (Town & Country Planning (Permission in Principle)(Amendment) Order 2017

Minutes:

Permission in principle for six self-build dwellings (Town & Country Planning (Permission in Principle)(Amendment) Order 2017.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Gemma Manthorpe, Principal Development Management Planner (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 in respect of the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 for approval as recommended; subject to notes referring to the following being placed upon the approval, these matters are to be considered at Technical Details Stage:

 

1.     an application for Technical Details needs to be submitted and approved within 3 years following the date of this notice;

2.     widening of the carriageway of West Carr Road along the site frontage to 4.8m;

3.     a 2.4m parallel visibility splay across the entire site frontage measured from the revised line of the carriageway edge;

4.     accesses to be grouped in pairs;

5.     access gates to be set back 5m from the revised carriageway edge;

6.     parking in accordance with adopted guidelines;

7.     on site turning arrangement independently of parking;

8.     a noise impact assessment;

9.     biodiversity enhancements to commensurate with the size of the site; and

10.  confirmation that the development would be self-build.

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Thetford: 4 Old Bury Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0502/LB - 4:00pm pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Removal of 15m section of decayed rear boundary wall, partially collapsed. Excavate footing & rebuild in red brick with 4.no flint feature panels to a total height of 1.95m.

Minutes:

Removal of 15m section of decayed rear boundary wall, partially collapsed. Excavate footing & rebuild in red brick with 4.no flint feature panels to a total height of 1.95m.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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.

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Appeals Summary (for information) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 38 KB

For information.

Minutes:

Noted.

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 77 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.