Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 8)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

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Applicant

Parish

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Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a.    Item 1: Dereham: Land at Greenfields Road: 285 dwellings comprising 6 x 5 bedroom houses, 87 x 4 bedroom houses, 113 x 3 bedroom houses, 73 x 2 bedroom houses, 4 x 2 bedroom bungalows and 2 x 1 bedroom bungalows together with associated access, pedestrian and cycle links, landscaping and open space: Applicant: Orbit Homes (2020) Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/1397/F

 

Councillor Linda Monument and Councillor Alison Webb both declared an interest in this item (see Minute No. 45/17 above).

 

Councillor Monument left the room after she had read out her representation as Ward Representative and after reading aloud the representation from Dereham Town Council due to the Clerk being unwell.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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 Representatives:                                Councillor Alison Webb and                                                                                 Councillor Linda Monument

 

Dereham Town Council:                            Tony Needham

 

Agent:                                                             Erica Whettingsteel

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 - 1 for deferral

 

That the application be deferred, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation.

 

REASON(S): on the grounds that Members required further information on Planning Policy DC11.

 

b.    Item 2: Dereham: Land North of the Old A47, Grange Farm, Etling Green: Residential development comprising demolition of existing barns and erection of 3 dwellings, conversion of barn to dwelling and retention and refurbishment of Listed Farmhouse: Applicant: Mrs Cathy Dixon: Reference: 3PL/2016/0770/F

 

Members had received direct correspondence.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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 Alison Webb

 

Objector:                                                         Mrs Ann Bowyer

 

Dereham Town Council:                            Tony Needham

 

The Etling Green Residents Assoc.         Mr Steve Lake

 

DECISION: Members voted 2 - 9 not to accept the Officer’s recommendation.

 

REASON(S): on the grounds that the site fell outside the Settlement Boundary and was contrary to Policies CP6, CP10, and CP14; and the design of the proposed development being contrary to Policy DC16.

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 - 2 for Refusal.

 

c.    Item 3: Weeting: Land East of The Beeches, Lynn Road: 24 residential dwellings: Applicant: Mr R Childerhouse: Reference: 3PL/2016/1412/D

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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:

 

Agent:                                                 Erica Whettingsteel (to answer                                                                             questions only)

 

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

 

d.    Item 4: Besthorpe: Land off Norwich Road: Erection of 2 storey dwelling, integral garage and associated works: Applicant: Mrs R J Shearwood: Reference: 3PL/2017/0130/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

Councillor Phil Cowen made it clear that he was in attendance not as a Ward Representative but as the Applicant’s Agent and would vacate the room whilst the vote was taken.

 

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 Stephen Askew

 

Agent:                                                            Mr Phil Cowen

 

DECISION: Members voted 2 - 9 not to accept the Officer’s recommendation.

 

REASON(S): on the grounds that the application was in accordance with Policy CP14 - supporting sustainable communities and it would contribute to the five year land supply

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 – 2 for approval; subject to the following conditions:

 

                      i.        the timescale to be reduced to two years due to the applications site being outside the Settlement Boundary;

 

                    ii.        the Highways Authority’s conditions as listed at section 5.2 of the report;

 

                   iii.        delegated authority be given to the Director of Planning & Building Control in respect of unexpected land contamination and for other relevant planning conditions.                                                                     

 

e.    Item 5: Bridgham: Land adjacent 60 The Street: Proposed infill dwelling: Applicant: Mr M Nightingale: Reference: 3PL/2017/0168/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

Members were informed that the recommendation on page 90 of the supplementary agenda pack should read one of refusal.

 

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:

 

Ward Representative:                                  Councillor Marion Chapman-                                                                                Allen

 

Applicant:                                                      Mr Nightingale

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 – 3 for refusal as recommended.

 

f.     Item 6: Ickburgh: Iceni Brewery, Foulden Road: Erection of a single 4 bedroom house: Applicant: Mr Jim Leech: Reference: 3PL/2017/0288/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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:

 

Agent:                                                             Henry Isotta-Day

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended.

 

That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions listed in the report.

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