Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda Item 13)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:


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The Crown Estate




Bennett PLC




J R Rix & Sons Ltd




Mr C Tilley




Mr & Mrs A Stasiak




The Crown Estate





RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:


a)         Item 1: Thetford: Mundford Road: Layout of access roads within the site in relation to development of Enterprise Park for The Crown Estate: Reference: 3PL/2010/0743/D


This item was considered concurrently with Schedule Item 6 (time limit extension request).


In March 2010 approval had been given for a new roundabout.  The Reserved Matters application sought approval for a spine road which would link to that roundabout, with a service road and an emergency access provided onto Brunel Way.  The emergency route would provide a link for pedestrians and cyclists.


If minded to approve, Members were requested to defer the application and delegate authority to the Development Services Manager to negotiate changes to the details of the proposal.


Officers were recommending approval of the extension to the time limit as guidance issued encouraged Councils to take a positive and constructive approach to such proposals.


Deferred and authority delegated to the Development Services Manager to approve following negotiation of detail changes.


Members unanimously supported the recommendation to extend the time limit for a further three years.


b)         Item 2: Harling: Land off The Glebe: Proposed residential development for Bennett plc: Reference: 3PL/2010/0818/O


This application had been withdrawn.


f)        Item 3: Attleborough: Former Woodys Yard, Adjacent Anglian Demolition, West Carr Road: Proposed oil storage and distribution depot, including office building, installation of tanks and change of use of land for J R Rix & Sons Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2010/0896/F


The application site had been chosen for its good relationship to the A11.  It was proposed to fence the site and have a gated access for security.   The buildings were low and the site was well screened.  Lighting would be restricted, reducing any potential impact on neighbouring amenity.


The Ward Representative had raised concerns about traffic using the lanes in the vicinity and the applicants had indicated that they were willing to accept a routing restriction.


A Member asked about contamination from the previous use of the site as a scrap yard and the potential for future contamination from flushing out of the tankers.  The applicant advised that preliminary testing indicated only slight contamination (probably from tarmac) and that the tankers used were compartmentalised and were not flushed out.  If any welding was required to the vehicles it would be carried out off-site.


In response to other question it was confirmed that the materials stored at the adjacent site did not pose a risk to the fuel storage; the proposal would increase staffing levels from 16 to 20/21; and the routing restriction would require access and egress via the A11.


Approved, as recommended, subject to additional lighting, drainage and routing conditions.


d)         Item 4: Bradenham: Land South of Hale Road: Development of 6 open market homes and 5 local needs homes (including 1 special needs home) for Mr C Tilley: Reference: 3PL/2010/0928/F


Refused, contrary to recommendation.  See Minute No 202/10.


e)         Item 5: Attleborough: Little Barn, Eden Lane: Change of Use from office to dental practice (D1) erection of single storey extension to front for Mr & Mrs A Stasiak: Reference: 3PL/2010/0980/F


Mr Wilkin declared a personal interest in this item.


He asked why such items (applications by Councillors) could not be dealt with by another Authority and was advised that it was possible to delegate such functions to another Planning Authority if too many Members had to declare an interest.


It was confirmed that the Town Council had raised no objections.


Approved, as recommended.


f)                    Item 6: Thetford: Thetford Enterprise Park, Mundford Road: Extension of time limit on pp 3PL/2007/0715/O to develop land as business park including Use Class B1, B2 and B8 site for hotel: Reference: 3PL/2010/0039/TL


Approved, as recommended.  See a) above.


Notes to the Schedule


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Mr Trenerry – Applicant

Mr Beath - Applicant


(Agenda Item 11)

Mr Allhusen – Parish Council

Mr Tilley - Applicant

Agenda Item 8a

Mr Thompson - Applicant

Agenda Item 10

Mr Lines - Applicant


Written Representations taken into account

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No of Representations






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