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Chairman's Opening Remarks

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Planning Committee meeting.  The procedure was explained and following introductions the meeting commenced.

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 5 May 2021.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 5 May 2021 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 Clarke.  Councillor Brindle was in attendance as his substitute.

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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 as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

None declared.

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked all Members and Officers for all their assistance in these difficult times and paid special thanks to Rebecca Collins, the Head of Development Management as she has been his right hand ‘lady’.

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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.

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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. 

Minutes:

No update provided.

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 53 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.

 

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Snetterton: Land at Chalk Lane: Reference: 3PL/2020/0780/F pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Construction of an agricultural feed mill (Use Class B2) with ancillary offices and welfare facilities, creation of a new vehicular access and associated infrastructure including silos; engineering; landscaping; and ground works - this is an Environmental Impact Assessment Development.

 

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting held on 5 May 2021 due to further information being sought by Historic England.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Construction of an agricultural feed mill (Use Class B2) with ancillary offices and welfare facilities, creation of a new vehicular access and associated infrastructure including silos; engineering; landscaping; and ground works - this is an Environmental Impact Assessment Development.

 

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting held on 5 May 2021 due to further information being sought by Historic England.

 

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

 

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

 

Written representations from Councillor Cowen, a Ward Representative for Snetterton, and a neighbour, who both objected to the application were read aloud at the meeting.

 

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 (Tetra Tech):          Mark Walton

 

Applicants:                                          Shaun McCarthy & Gavin Berry (to answer                                                      questions only)

 

Snetterton Parish Council:                  Jacqueline Romero (against the application)

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 5 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

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Harling: Land north of Kenninghall Road and south of Quidenham Road, East Harling: Reference: 3PL/2019/1076/O pdf icon PDF 122 KB

This application was deferred at the request of the applicant at the Planning Committee meeting held on 3 August 2020.

 

NB: This application will be considered following the Hockering application at agenda item 9(a).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for redevelopment of the site for 85 no. residential dwellings with new access point, associated landscaping and open space (Amended Red Line) and the reduction of affordable housing.

 

This application was deferred at the request of the applicant at the Planning Committee meeting held on 3 August 2020.

 

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

 

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 Nunn (in support)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               John Western (Lucas &Western Architects Ltd)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the signing of a S106 Agreement in accordance with Paragraph 56 of the National Planning Policy Framework as detailed in the report and subject to the conditions as listed.

 

 

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

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Hockering: Land adjacent to Heath Cottage, 24 Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0319/F pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Erection of a dwelling (house) and detached garage.

 

NB: This application will be discussed after the Snetterton application at agenda item 8(a).

Minutes:

Erection of a dwelling (house) and detached garage.

 

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:

 

Ward Representative:                         Cllr Gordon Bambridge (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            David King

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Richard Gorman (Sandia-Hus Ltd)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously against the Officers recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: Members believed that the material considerations self-build and energy efficiency outweighed the policy considerations.  

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to approve the application subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place & Delivery to agree and impose suitable conditions.

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Croxton: Land to the North of Croxton House, The Street: Reference: 3PL/2021/0331/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Construction of single-storey eco-dwelling and landscaping scheme with ecological
enhancements.

Minutes:

Construction of single-storey eco-dwelling and landscaping scheme with ecological
enhancements.

 

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:

 

Ward Representative:                         Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Melinda Raker

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Ben Edwards (Maude + Edwards Architects)

 

Supporter:                                           Lee Barber

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 against the Officers recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: Members believed that the material planning considerations in respect of environmental and biodiversity benefits far outweighed the policy and material considerations.  

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 to approve the application subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place & Delivery to agree and impose suitable conditions.

 

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Old Buckenham: Land at Poplar Farm Fen Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0544/PIP pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Permission in Principle for a New Self Build Single Storey Residential dwelling for a disabled person (Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment) Order 2017).

Minutes:

Permission in Principle for a New Self Build Single Storey Residential dwelling for a disabled person (Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment) Order 2017).

 

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:

 

Ward Representative:                         Cllr Stephen Askew (in support)

 

Architect:                                             Jon Boon

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 for refusal as recommended.

 

 

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Garboldisham: Land South of A1066, Diss Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0308/VAR pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Removal of Condition No 17 on 3PL/2020/0647/F.

Minutes:

Removal of Condition No 17 on 3PL/2020/0647/F.

 

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

 

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:                                George Gooderham (on behalf of the Agent)

 

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

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (for information) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 147 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.

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Appeals Summary - May and June 2021 (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

Noted.