Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Orbit Homes (2020) Ltd

Dereham

 

2

Mr T. H. Atkins

North Lopham

 

3

Arpels Development Ltd

Great Ellingham

 

4

Stapleford Thetford Ltd

Thetford

 

5

Mr Robert Childerhouse

Weeting

 

6

Ms Sarah Mennell

Hilborough

 

7

Mr & Mrs Bertram

Kempstone

 

8

Mr Dave Greenwood

Whinburgh & Westfield

 

9

Fransham Farm Co. Ltd

Fransham

 

10

Mr Angus Pearson

North Elmham

 

11

Pegasus Profiles Ltd

Thetford

 

12

C/O Agent

North Elmham

 

13

A C Williamson & Son

Necton

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a)    Item 1: Dereham: Land at Greenfields Road: 284 dwellings comprising 6 five-bedroom house, 85 four-bedroom houses, 100 three-bedroom houses, 75 two bedroom houses, 4 two bedroom bungalows, 2 one-bedroom bungalows and 12 one-bedroom flats together with associated access, pedestrian and cycle links, landscaping and open space: Applicant: orbit Homes (2020) Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/1397/F

 

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

 

Members had received correspondence in relation to this application.

 

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

 

A letter from Mr George Freeman MP was read aloud.

 

Further representations had been received (see supplementary agenda page 161).

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Geoff Armstrong

 

Dereham Town Council:                                 Tony Needham

 

Applicant:                                                        Ian Fieldhouse

 

Drainage Consultant:                                      Martin Doughtey

 

Objector:                                                         John Elsdon (on behalf of                                                                               objectors from Wheatfield Way                                                                      and Greenfields Road)

 

DECISION: The vote was tied 5 x 5.  The Chairman was entitled to his casting vote and recommended that the application be refused on the grounds that the location of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) be re-engineered. 

 

Alex Chrusciak, the Director of Planning & Building Control (Capita) asked the applicant if he was willing to address these concerns and defer the application.  The applicant agreed.

 

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

 

REASON(S): On the grounds that the location of the MUGA be re-engineered and re-positioned to allow greater distances from adjacent dwellings.

 

b)    Item 2: North Lopham: Development site rear of 29 and 31 Kings Head Lane: Erection of 2 no. one and a half storey dwellings with associated parking and amenity areas: Applicant: Mr T. H. Atkins: Reference: 3PL/2017/0943/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (Capita).

 

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 20 November 2017 for clarification relating to varying red line areas.

 

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to this application.

 

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 the application.

 

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

 

c)    Item 3: Great Ellingham: Alder Carr House, Attleborough Road: 3 new dwellings and re roof outbuilding: Applicant: Arpels Development Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/1055/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (Capita).

 

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 20 November 2017 as the Ward Representative was unable to attend.

 

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 William Smith

 

Applicant:                                                        Mrs Arpel (Arpels Development                                                                     Ltd)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Nigel Hurrell

 

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

 

Reason(s): on the grounds that the application was considered to be in a sustainable location and - whilst duly noting the Highway Authority’s consultation comments - did provide safe access and egress from the site for vehicles and pedestrians.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval; subject to conditions including: a lighting clause in relation to Great Ellingham’s “dark sky” status and the provision of a footpath on the Attleborough Road.

 

d)    Item 4: Thetford: Tulip Saxon, Caxton Way: Erection of storage and distribution warehouse (use class B8) with offices (use class B1): Applicant: Stapleford Thetford Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/0840/O

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           David Barker

 

Engineer (on behalf of the applicant):            Andrew Bingham

 

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

 

e)    Item 5: Weeting: 6 Cromwell Road: Proposed dwelling: Applicant: Mr Robert Childerhouse: Reference: 3PL/2017/1285/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant (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 the application.

 

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

 

f)     Item 6: Hilborough: The Dairy, Brandon Road: Erect a new detached four-bedroom home with double garage: Applicant: Ms Sarah Mennell: Reference: 3PL/2017/1104/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.  Attention was drawn to page 163 of the supplementary agenda for details of relevant site history.

 

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 Frank Sharpe

 

Applicants:                                                      Sarah Mennell & Ian Anderson

 

DECISION: Members voted 3 x 6 not to accept the Officers’ recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: on the grounds that the application was considered to be a sustainable development and would be a suitable addition to the Council’s five year land supply.  Also, whilst duly noting the Highway Authority’s consultation comments – the Committee concluded that the application would provide safe access and egress for vehicles and pedestrians.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 3 for approval.

 

The application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

·         that delegated authority be given to Officers to agree the conditions including:

 

                                      i.        outline time limit of two years; and

                                    ii.        materials to be in accordance with other properties in the vicinity.

 

g)    Item 7: Kempstone: Whin Hills, Beeston Road: proposed dwelling & garage/games room outbuilding: Applicant: Mr & Mrs Bertram: Reference: 3PL/2017/1157/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant (Capita).

 

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to this application.

 

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 Gould

 

Applicant:                                                        Nigel Bertrum

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           John Moulton

 

DECISION: Members voted 4 x 6 not to accept the Officers’ recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: on the grounds that the application was considered to be a sustainable development and ACCORD WITH Policy DC14 and would make a small contribution to the Council’s five year land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 for approval subject to conditions to include an agricultural occupancy condition.

 

h)    Item 8: Whinburgh & Westfield: Westwood Stud, Dereham Road: Proposed development of 3 dwellings: Applicant: Mr Dave Greenwood: Reference: 3PL/2017/1162/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (Capita).

 

Members were informed that the recommendation was incorrect and should be one of refusal.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance and attention was drawn to page 163 of the supplementary agenda where the reason for the Committee’s consideration had been provided.

 

Representations were made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicants:                                          Lynden & David Greenwood

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Steven Swaby

 

DECISION: Members voted 4 x 6 not to accept the Officers’ recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: on the grounds that the application would make a small contribution to the Council’s five year land supply and was in accordance with Policy CP14.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 for approval subject to the following conditions:

 

·         that delegated authority be given to Officers to agree the conditions including:

 

i.              outline time limit of two years;

ii.            materials; and

iii.           access.

 

i)      Item 9: Fransham: Old Hall, Main Road: Part change of use from B1 (office) to C3 (residential x 2 units): Applicant: Fransham Farm Co. Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/1200/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (Capita).

 

Further correspondence had been received from the applicant (see supplementary agenda on page 163).

 

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 Gould

 

Applicant:                                                        Jenny Mallon

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 not to accept the Officers’ recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: on the grounds that the application would complement Policy DC20 and was in accordance with Policy CP14 and make a small contribution to the Council’s five year land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for approval subject to conditions. Delegated authority be given to Officers to agree the conditions.

 

j)      Item 10: North Elmham: Land adjacent Millers Old Cottage, High Street: Erection of two no. 4 bedroom dwellings including new vehicular access and garages: Applicant: Mr Angus Pearson: Reference: 3PL/2017/0759/F

 

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

 

Applicant:                                                        Angus Pearson

 

Objector:                                                         Dr Spicer

 

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

 

k)    Item 11: Thetford: Mercury Park, Stephenson Way: Demolition of some existing buildings and erection of new B1, B2 and B8 commercial/industrial storage units: Applicant: Pagasus Profiles Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/0607/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Manager (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 the application.

 

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

 

l)      Item 12: North Elmham: Land at Station Yard, Station Road: Application for reserved matters of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of 19 residential dwellings and the access routes within the sites: Applicant: Lanpro: Reference: 3PL/2017/0863/D

 

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

 

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

 

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to this application.

 

Further correspondence had been received from the Parish Council (see supplementary agenda on page 164).

 

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 Gordon Bambridge

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Hannah Smith

 

Parish Council Chairman:                               Jenny Bourney

 

            DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended        subject to the conditions as listed in the report; and subject to             delegated authority being given to Officers to agree a condition relating to the long term maintenance of the estate road.

 

m)  Item 13: Necton: Land between Brackenwoods and Ramms Lane: Proposed residential development with associated access: Applicant: AC Williamson & Son: Reference: 3PL/2017/0992/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, the Interim Head of Development Management (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:

 

Parish Council:                                                Councillor Woodward and                                                                              Gabbie Joyce

 

Objector:                                                         Ken Tarling

 

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

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