Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

Councillor John Newton

The Chairman spoke of the great sadness on hearing of the death of Councillor John Newton. John had previously served on the Planning Committee and would be sorely missed by all who knew him.  Two minutes silence was then held.

119.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 17 December 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

219.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Marion Chapman-Allen and William Richmond.

 

The substitutes for the above Members, Councillors Darby and Nairn, were unable to attend and had sent their apologies.

319.

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received (Agenda item 3)

The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011.  Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

Brisley: Land Off Gateley Road, Adjacent to the Panford Beck, Bintree: Reference: 3PL/2018/0234/F

 

All Members of the Planning Committee had received correspondence from the applicant in respect of this application.

419.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management announced that the committee date for the Attleborough SUE application had yet to be confirmed.

 

 

519.

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (Agenda item 5)

To consider any requests from Ward Members, officers or applicants to defer an application included in this agenda, so as to save any unnecessary waiting by members of the public attending for such applications.

Minutes:

The Schedule of Deferred Applications was noted.

 

The Hockering application, reference 3PL/2018/0690/VAR had been withdrawn by the Applicant.

619.

Urgent Business (Agenda item 6)

To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any item as urgent business, pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

None.

719.

Local Plan Update (Standing Item) (Agenda item 7)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The Local Plan modification document was being prepared for the 6 week public consultation which was likely to start at the end of January 2019.

819.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 47 KB

To consider applications deferred at previous meetings including some, but not all, of those shown on the attached Schedule of Deferred Applications.

819a

Hockering: Reference: 3PL/2019/690/VAR pdf icon PDF 65 KB

This is a deferred application.  The documentation for this application were inadvertently attached under the incorrect agenda heading (please ignore the papers under agenda item 9(e)).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This deferred application had been withdrawn by the Applicant.

919.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

919a

Beeston: Land to the north of Herne Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/0584/D pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 11 dwellings.

 

Consideration was given to the Reserved Matters application presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 111).

 

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:                               Nick Moys (Brown & Co) – to answer questions                                                only

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     delegated conditional approval being granted to the Executive Director of Place following successful revocation of the Hazardous Substance consent.

919b

Brisley: Land Off Gateley Road, Adjacent to the Panford Beck, Bintree: Reference: 3PL/2018/0234/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Erection of detached single-storey holiday let tree house.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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:                                            Steven Howell

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Gordon Bambridge (in support)

 

Brisley Parish Council:                        Katherine Brown

 

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

919c

Dereham: Ex Splitz/Auroura Borealis Nightclub 37B Quebec Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/0688/F pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use of night club to provide 4 no. flats; associated external alterations – including: demolition of external staircases and ground floor front extension; installation of additional windows (amended description).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 112).

 

A representation was made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Dereham Town Council:                                 Tony Needham

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report, with an additional condition to include a cycle store; and informative to be added to the Decision Notice, in respect of:

 

1.     a fire risk assessment being carried out; and

 

2.     parking - to eradicate the potential of unauthorised parking and the blocking of access to existing dwellings.

 

 

919d

Fransham: Land off Crown Lane (Adjacent No. 6 Council Houses): Reference: 3PL/2018/0996/O pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development including the erection of 5 detached dwellings, garages and new access onto Crown Lane with formation of agricultural access onto Crown Lane.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

A further representation had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 113).

 

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:                               Nick Moys (Brown & Co) – to answer questions                                                only

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to no material considerations being raised by the Parish Council within the re-consultation period.

919e

Hockering: Hill House Lodge Road, from Honingham to North Tuddenham: Reference: 3PL/2018/0690/VAR pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Please see agenda item 8(a).

Minutes:

This item was withdrawn by the Applicant prior to the Committee meeting.

 

919f

North Pickenham: Land adjacent to The Blue Lion, Houghton Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/0795/F pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Construction of single detached dwelling and access to Houghton Lane.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 114).

 

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:                               Erica Whettingsteel (EJW Planning Ltd)

 

Objector:                                             Richard Pyne (publican of The Blue Lion)

 

Objector:                                             Roy Hitching (on behalf of residents from Hill                                                    View and The Street)

 

Objector:                                             John Smith (on behalf of residents from                                                            Houghton Lane)

 

A proposal for a site visit was supported by 5 votes to 4.

 

Decision:  Deferred, for a site visit to take place.

919g

North Tuddenham: Land to the rear of The Lodge, Main Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1155/F pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8 dwellings (4 detached 3 bed bungalows, 2 semi-detached 2 bed bungalows and 2 semi-detached 2 bed houses), garages, parking spaces and associated access.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Mark Simmonds, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

A further representation had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 116).

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Andrew Harding

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Gordon Bambridge (in support)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Erica Whettingsteel (EJW Planning Ltd)

 

Parish Council:                                    Jonathan Stapleton (Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON(S):   the site was in a sustainable location and had good access to the A47 and it would make a small contribution to the five year housing land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to approve the application.

 

The application be approved subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose appropriate conditions.

919h

Stow Bedon/Breckles: Sandwade, Mere Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1370/HOU pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

Extension of two storey side and rear extension including balcony and erection of single storey extension to the rear.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Tom Donnelly, Development Management Assistant.

 

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.

919i

Thetford: Back in Motion, 15 Earls Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1321/CU pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Change of use from D1 to C3 (residential).

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Tom Donnelly, Development Management Assistant.

 

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 7 x 2 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

1019.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Place.

 

Members are requested to raise any questions at least two working days before the meeting to allow information to be provided to the Committee.

Minutes:

Noted.

1119.

Appeals Summary (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes:

Noted.