Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 10)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Mr N Pettit

Thetford

18 – 26

2

Breckland Bridge

Attleborough

27 – 34

3

Clayland Estates Ltd

Saham Toney

35 – 40

4

Mr Stephen Garner

Beeston

41 – 47

5

Bespoke Norfolk Ltd

Litcham

48 – 54

6

Mr N Pettit

Thetford

55 – 59

7

Mr Alex Beard

Hockham

60 – 63

8

Mr James Daniels

Whissonsett

64 – 68

9

Mr & Mrs Osborne

Shropham

69 - 75

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a)    Item 1: Thetford: Buildings behind No. 57, Bury Road: Conversion of existing barn to create on residential dwellings:  Applicant: Mr N Pettit: Reference: 3PL/2016/0596/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (Capita).

 

Members had received direct representation to this application.

 

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 Terry Jermy

 

DECISION: Members voted 3 x 7 not to accept the Officer’s recommendation of approval.

 

Reason(s): on the grounds that the application was contrary to Policies DC1 and DC2; and on Highway safety: inadequate access, inadequate visibility splays and egress onto busy road.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 - 3 for Refusal.

 

b)    Item 2: Attleborough: Land north-west of Chapel Road School, 50 Chapel Road: Residential development of 10 dwellings, including improvement works to access road and adjacent pavements: Applicant: Breckland Bridge: Reference: 3PL/2017/0342/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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:

 

Objector:                                             Thomas Pont 

 

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

 

c)    Item 3: Saham Toney: The Willows, Cley Lane: Residential development for 4 dwellings: Applicant: Clayland Estates Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/0415/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Clayland Architects

 

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

 

d)    Item 4: Beeston: Adjacent Brookside, Syers Lane: Erection of two detached dwellings: Applicant: Mr Stephen Garner: Reference: 3PL/2017/0702/O

 

Members had received direct representation to this application.  An email from the Ward Representative, Councillor Elizabeth Gould, who was against the application, was read aloud.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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:

 

Objectors:                                           Julian Farrall, Kim Bucher, Ian Craske,                                                         Justine Long and Samantha Craske

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for approval as recommended; subject to, the conditions as listed in the report.

 

Following the decision and in response to a concern, the Solicitor to the Council advised the objectors that they would need to seek independent legal advice in relation to the ‘right of appeal’.

 

e)    Item 5: Litcham: 8 Church Street: Erection of 3 dwellings: Applicant: Bespoke Norfolk Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/0854/D

 

An email from the Ward Representative, Councillor Elizabeth Gould, who was against the application, was read aloud.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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:

 

Objectors:                                           Mark Kiddle-Morris and Mr George                                                               Antonio

 

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

f)     Item 6: Thetford: 57 Bury Road: Proposed alterations to the annexe attached to No. 57 Bury Road, Thetford (eaves to be raised by 525mm and roof pitch to rise from 35 degrees to 40 degrees): Applicant: Mr N Pettit: Reference: 3PL/2017/0942/HOU

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (Capita).

 

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 this application.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 2 for approval as recommended; subject to, the conditions as listed in the report.

 

Councillor Darby abstained from voting on this application.

 

g)    Item 7: Hockham: West Farm: Variation of conditions 1 & 4 to 3PL/2013/0535/F: Applicant: Mr Alex Beard: Reference: 3PL/2017/1092/VAR

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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 this application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Philip Cowen

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for deferral.

 

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

 

REASON(S): Members required further information in relation to the planning history of the site.

 

h)   Item 8: Whissonsett: Land adjacent to Meadow House, Mill Lane: Erection of 1 No. self-build retirement dwelling: Applicant: Mr James Daniels: Reference: 3PL/2017/1108/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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 this application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                           Mr Gareth Watts

 

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

 

i)      Item 9: Shropham: Greenacres, Watton Road: Construction of single detached dwelling: Applicant: Mr & Mrs Osborne: Reference: 3PL/2017/1149/F

 

Councillor Joel declared an interest in this application by virtue of him being a friend of the applicant.  He remained in the room but did not participate or vote on the application.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (Capita).  It was noted that the recommendation on the supplementary agenda was incorrect.

 

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 this application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Philip Cowen

 

Applicant:                                            Mrs Osborne

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Erica Whettingsteel

 

Parish Council:                                    David Napier (Chairman of the Parish                                                           Council)

 

Objector:                                             Charles Hawkins

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously not to accept the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

Reason(s): on the grounds that the application would make a small contribution to the Council’s 5 year housing land supply and supported Policy CP14.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval.

 

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