Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 11)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:


Item No





Ashill Parish Council


18 - 20


Buckfastleigh Limited




KKK Construction Ltd


22 - 24


The Crown Estate


25 - 27




28 - 30




31 - 33


Mr D Wright


34 - 35


Ingram Property Trading Partners


36 - 39


Willben Homes Ltd


40 - 43


Henstead Hall Estates Ltd


44 - 46


Mr C Mannion


47 - 49


Gladedale (Anglia) Ltd


50 - 51


Mr Stephen Bealey


52 - 56


Mr Ray Cross


57 - 58


Mr & Mrs Smith


59 - 60


Mr & Mrs A Stasiak


61 - 62



RESOLVED that the applications be determined in accordance with the recommendations contained in the schedule, subject to the following conditions and amendments:


(a)         Item 2: 3PL/2006/1234/F: Shipdham: Land at Mill Road including Molecatchers Cottage: Demolition of existing building and construction of residential development for Buckfastleigh Ltd


This item was considered in conjunction with Agenda item 8 (see Minute No. 106/07 above).


(b)    Item 4: 3PL/2007/0424/O: Thetford: Brandon Road/Maine Street: Residential development for The Crown Estate


Approved as recommended, subject to the inclusion of direct pedestrian access being provided on to the Brandon Road.


(c)     Item 5: 3PL/2007/0484/F: Thetford: Old Glass Warehouse, Old Market Street: Conversion into flats

Deferred, with authority for the Development Services Manager to approve as recommended on completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution.

(d)    Item 8: 3PL/2007/0503/F: Watton: Thetford Road and Gregor Shanks Way: 19 sheltered flats


         Deferred, with authority for the Development Services Manager to approve as recommended on completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution.


(e)    Item 9: 3PL/2007/0546/F: Thetford: 29 Vicarage Road (corner of Vicarage Road and Norwich Road): Demolition of dwelling and erection of 4 town Houses and 20 apartments


The Committee was informed that the recommendation had been changed to one of refusal due to the Council’s Tree and Countryside Officer still having concerns about the close proximity of the existing Lime trees to some of the proposed apartments.  Members noted that the applicant had recently submitted revised plans to try to overcome these concerns.


Refused, as recommended on the grounds that:

i)                    the proposal, together with the loss of the existing house, would fail to enhance the character of the area; and

ii)                  the buildings would have an impact on two large existing Lime trees.


(f)      Item 10: 3PL/2007/686/F: Thetford: 3 Minstergate: Convert house to provide 2 no. one bed apartments, new build block to provide 11 no. one bed apartments for Henstead Hall Estates


Deferred, contrary to the recommendation.  Members felt that the dimensions of the building should be verified to ensure that the proposed scheme was similar to the previously approved application.


(g)         Item 11: 3PL/2007/0687/F: Attleborough: Bunns Bank: 2 blocks of industrial units


Approved as recommended, with an additional condition restricting the use to Classes B1 and B8 only.


(h)         Item 12: 3PL/2007/0714/D: Dereham: Toftmead, South Green: Erection of 12 no. flats and 4 no. semi-detached houses for Gladedale (Anglia) Ltd


Refused, contrary to the recommendation.  Members felt that the dwellings fronting the site should be of a superior design to compensate for the loss of the former Georgian building.


(i)      Notes to the Schedule


The following persons were in attendance to speak on the following items:


Schedule Item No.                             Speaker


Agenda item 10 (Bawdeswell)        Mr Bambridge, Ward Member

Mr Mallen, Parish Council

Mr Snape, Objector

Mrs Handford, for the Applicants

Mr Nourse, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Tracey, NCC Highways Representative


Agenda item 8 (Shipdham)             Mr P Hewett, Ward Member

Mr Edwards, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Tracey, NCC Highways Representative

Mr Tindale, Objector


1                                                                          Mr Leighton, Parish Council

Mr Abrum, Objector

Mrs Ball, Ward Member


14                                                                     Mr Quinton, Blakes Abbatoir

(in support)

Mrs Lawes, Parish Council

Mr Cross, on behalf of the applicant


13                                                                     Mr Beaumont, Objector

                                    Mrs Bealey, Applicant


15                                                                     Mr Butters, Swaffham Town Council


3                                                                          Mr Thacker, Objector

Mr Flett, Applicant’s Agent


4                                     Mr Blackwell, Applicant’s Agent


5 & 6                              Lee Webster, Breckland Council


9                                                                          Mr Took, Applicant’s Agent


8                                     Mr Nolan, Applicant’s Agent


(i)                                          The Committee was made aware of the following amendments to the Agenda:


i)              Item 3: Thetford – the proposal had been changed to the erection of four townhouses and not five.


ii)            item 15: Swaffham - the description of development should have stated: 2 one bed flats and 8 two bed flats and not 8 one bed flats.


iii)          Item 16: Attleborough – the proposal should have read: “change of use to retail/office” and not “change of use from retail to office”.


Written Representations taken into account


Reference No.                 No. of Representations


3PL/2006/0441/O                          20

3PL/2006/1234/F                          12

3PL/2007/0246/F                          1

3PL/2007/0292/F                          6

3PL/2007/0530/F                          1

3PL/2007/0546/F                          7

3PL/2007/0606/F                          8

3PL/2007/0687/F                          2

3PL/2007/0714/D                          1

3PL/2007/0743/O                          2

3PL/2007/0806/F                          4


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