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12/19

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 14 January 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

13/19

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Bowes, Brame and Duigan.

 

Substitutes in attendance were Councillors Darby and Nairn.

14/19

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:

Agenda item 9(c): Banham: Grove Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1102/O

 

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to the above application.

 

Agenda item 9(k): Gressenhall: Reference: 3PL/2018/1126/F

 

Councillor Richard Duffield as the Ward Representative in attendance to speak in support of the application, declared an interest in this item due to him carrying out work for GT Bunning & Sons Ltd as a builder.  Councillor Duffield left the room whilst this item was being discussed and voted upon.

15/19

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman thanked the Members for attending the recent site visits in Great Ellingham.  A further site visit was being arranged to take place in North Pickenham.

 

Members were asked to make a note in their diaries for the following matters:

 

·       Monday, 04 March 2019 – site visit in Attleborough to leave from Elizabeth House at 10am – a minibus has been arranged.

·       Monday, 11 March 2019 – Planning Committee meeting to start at 10.00am to allow for the Commonwealth Flag to be raised at 9.15am

·       Friday, 15 March 2019 – Additional Planning Committee meeting to take place in the Connaught Hall, Attleborough – start time to be confirmed.

16/19

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:

Item 9(n): Hockham: Reference: 3PL/2018/1392/D

 

Deferred at the request of the applicant.

 

Item 9(u): Watton: Reference: 3PL/2018/1398/O

 

Withdrawn at the request of the applicant.

17/19

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.

18/19

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The Local Plan modification document was being prepared for a six week consultation period which was likely to start at the end of this week or the beginning of next - week commencing 18 February 2019.

19/19

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 52 KB

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

Minutes:

The Schedule of Deferred Applications was noted.

20/19

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

20/19a

Ashill: Land off Watton Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1250/F pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

Proposed 2 no. detached dwellings, garaging, access drive and amenity space.

 

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.

 

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:                               Jason Barber (Studio 35)

 

Objector:                                             Nonie Harrie’s

 

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

 

20/19b

Attleborough: Land to rear of White Pillars, London Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1214/O pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

Erection of 1 detached dwelling and garage.

 

Consideration was given to the 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.

 

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.

20/19c

Banham: Grove Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1102/O pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline application for residential development.

 

Consideration was given to the outline application presented by Rebecca Collins, head of Major Projects.

 

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 the above application

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 244).

 

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:                               Jon Jennings (Cheffins)

 

Banham Parish Council:                     Geraldine Sayers Cowper (Clerk)

 

Objector:                                             Valerie Plummer

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

2.     a response being received from Norfolk County Council concerning required education/library contributions;

3.     an agreement by the applicant to pay any such reasonable contributions as requested by Norfolk County Council; and

4.     the requirements of the S106 Agreement as listed in the report.

20/19d

Bawdeswell: Land off Hall Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0993/F pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of 40 no. units (20% affordable) comprising a mix of housing types, accommodating open space and appropriate associated infrastructure with vehicle access via Hall Road.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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 245).

 

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 (in support)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Paul LeGrice and Tony Abel (Abel Homes)

 

Bawdeswell Parish Council:                Bill Cunliffe (Chairman)

 

Objectors:                                            Barbara Consadine, Jacqueline Revitt & David                                                 Atkins

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report; and subject to a S106 Agreement to secure:

 

1.     20% affordable housing;

2.     a library and education contribution; and

3.     an acceptable open space provision.

 

20/19e

Garvestone: Thuxton Grange, Dereham Road, Thuxton: Reference: 3PL/2018/1309/O pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Erection of 3 bed detached bungalow with separate double garage.

 

Consideration was given to the outline 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.

 

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 Paul Claussen (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Francois Ruiz

 

Objector:                                             Matthew Parker

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 for approval, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON(S): the site was in a sustainable location and would make a small contribution to the Council’s 5 year housing land supply and did not intrude into the open countryside.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 for approval.

 

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

20/19f

Gooderstone: The Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1264/F pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

Erection of one and half storey dwelling and garage.

 

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.

 

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 Mike Nairn (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Chris Palmer (to answer question only)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Tony Evans (Sketcher Partnership)

 

Gooderstone Parish Council:              Stephen Carter (Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 2 for approval contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON(S): in comparison to the Planning application and the Appeal history, the reduction in the number of dwellings from 2 to 1, and the current contribution the proposal would make to the Council’s 5 year housing land supply, is considered to be acceptable in the re-balancing exercise.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval.

 

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

 

 

20/19g

Great Ellingham: Land adjacent to 'The Bungalow' Bow Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1475/F pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Construction of a single detached dwelling and garage/cart lodge (self-build dwelling).

 

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.

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 246).

 

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

 

Great Ellingham Parish Council:         Tim Betts (Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the amendment to the Highway condition in accordance with the revised plan.

 

20/19h

Great Ellingham: Mellor Metals, Attleborough Road: Reference: 3OB/2018/0001/OB pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Amendment to S106 Agreement (planning obligation)

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Manager.

 

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

 

All Members had received direct correspondence in relation to this application.

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 247).

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Shane Mellor

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Alan Presslee (Cornerstone Planning)

 

Consultant:                                          Martin Aust (Pathfinder Development                                                                Consultants)

 

Great Ellingham Parish Council:         Tim Betts (Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 to allow the amendment to the S106 Agreement as recommended.

 

20/19i

Great Ellingham: Land between Hingham Road and Watton Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0852/F pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development plus a new village shop, village hall and allotments.

 

Consideration was given to the 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 248).

 

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 (in support)

 

Applicant’s Agents:                             John Barbuck (Patterson Design Ltd) and                                                         Ashley Crawton

 

Great Ellingham Parish Council:         Tim Betts (Chairman)

 

Objector:                                             David Palmer

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

2.     a S106 Agreement to secure:

·        14 retirement units for the 55 and overs;

·        2,200sqm of Village Hall land and contribution of £368,000 towards the construction costs;

·        one retail unit;

·        one local equipped play area of Play, one outdoor sports area, two open spaces and seven allotments as per the proposed layout plan;

·        an early year education contribution of £151,372, 50% due on occupation of 40% of the dwellings and final 50% due on occupation of 75% of the dwellings;

·        a primary education contribution of £407,540, 50% due on occupation of 40% of the dwellings and final 50% due on occupation of 75% of the dwellings;

·        a £500,000 contribution to NCC Highways for use towards off-site road infrastructure - preferred project a roundabout at the junction of Hingham Road/Watton Road/Chequers Lane;

·        an NHS contribution of £55,000 - preferred project towards upgrade of the existing facilities or re-provision of infrastructure for the benefit of the patients of Queens Square Surgery (Attleborough);

·        a library contribution of £75 per dwelling;

·        4 x fire hydrants (to be conditioned rather than included within the S106 Agreement);

·        allotments;

·       an ecology strip; and

·       off-site footpaths from the new Village Hall site to the existing Village Hall, and a second footpath from the retirement units to the existing Village Hall.

20/19j

Great Ellingham: Land at Hingham Road/ Attleborough Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1021/F pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of 95 dwellings together with associated access, parking, landscaping and open space.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner.  The Principal Development Management Planner clarified that no open space was proposed.

 

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 249).

 

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 (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Michael Cramp (Flagship Homes)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Jason Parker (Parker Planning)

 

Great Ellingham Parish Council:         Tim Betts (Chairman)

 

Objector:                                             Carey Moore

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report and in the supplementary report; and

2.     a S106 Agreement to secure:

·        16 affordable rent units;

·        a viability review after 3 years;

·        1,522sqm of land to be dedicated to highways before works above slab level;

·        a wildlife mitigation area; and

·       2 x fire hydrants (to be conditioned rather than included within the S106 Agreement).

20/19k

Gressenhall: Smithy House, The Green: Reference: 3PL/2018/1126/F pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

1 no. 116x60.8m steel portal frame building, associated concrete hardstanding and drainage.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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 Richard Duffield (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Greg Shepherd

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Oliver Jones (Plandescil Ltd)

 

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

20/19l

Harling: Land North of Lime Kiln House, Eccles Road, East Harling: Reference: 3PL/2018/1198/F pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

Erection of four dwellings, garages and creation of new vehicular 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 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:                               James Platt (Locus Planning

 

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

20/19m

Hilborough: Development Site Opp Taylor Barn, Brandon Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1184/O pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

Residential development single dwelling.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Hannah Clarke

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 3 for approval, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: The development was in a sustainable location; the access to the site was considered satisfactory and there would not be an unacceptable intensification of traffic to result in a highway safety issue.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 3 for approval.

 

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

20/19n

Hockham: Plot south of 8 Little Hockham Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/1392/D pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

This application had been deferred at the request of the applicant.

20/19o

Kilverstone: Kilverstone Landfill Site, Brettenham Corner: Reference: 3PL/2018/0401/F pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Full planning permission application for land re-profiling to address differential settlement through soil recovery at Kilverstone Landfill site.

 

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.

 

Further representations had been included in the supplementary agenda (see page 251).

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

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

 

1.     no material planning objections being raised by Natural England; and

2.     the conditions as listed in the report and the supplementary report.

20/19p

North Elmham: Dale Farm: Great Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1196/F pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

Two storey & single storey side extensions, erect front porch.  Add a brick skin around the existing walls to match the bricks for the new extensions.

 

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.

 

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 (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Mr Hetherington

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               James Brown (J A Brown Building Services)

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 2 for refusal as recommended.

20/19q

Rocklands: Land Adj Laurel Bungalow Watton Road, Little Ellingham: Reference: 3PL/2018/1459/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

Single storey dwelling with detached garage.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Andy Nixon

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Jon Venning

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: This was an infill plot, not remote and had access to services and facilities and the development would make a small contribution to the Council’s 5 year housing land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval.

 

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

20/19r

Shropham: Rose Cottage Low Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1466/O pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

Outline planning permission (access only) for up to three dwellings.

 

Consideration was given to the outline 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.

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                         Phil Cowen (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Peter Francis

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               David Rogers (DJR Design)

 

Shropham Parish Council:                  David Napier (Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 3 for approval, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: The access to the site was considered satisfactory and was not classed as dangerous; the development would not have an impact on the character of the area and the housing would make a small contribution to the Council’s housing land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 3 for approval.

 

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

20/19s

Swaffham: Land north of Green Way, Ecotech Business Park: Reference: 3PL/2018/1323/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

New Police Station building and construction of hardstanding/landscaping, new access and external works.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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 252).

 

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 and in the supplementary report.

20/19t

Thetford: Kimms Belt Corner: Reference: 3OB/2018/0010/OB pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Amendment to the S106 Agreement on 3PL/2016/0379/F.

 

Consideration was given to the 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.

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to allow the amendment to the S106 Agreement as recommended.

20/19u

Watton: Land off Sharman Avenue: Reference: 3PL/2018/1398/O pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application had been withdrawn at the request of the applicant.

20/19v

Weeting: Fengate Drove: Reference: 3PL/2018/0262/O pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline permission (with all matters reserved) for 26 dwellings with parking and gardens, access road, open space and drainage basin.

 

Consideration was given to the outline 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 254).

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Mr Hall

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Mark Thompson (Small Fish)

 

Contaminated Land Consultant:         Chris Hepworth

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 1 + 1 abstention for refusal as recommended.

21/19

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 82 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.

22/19

Appeals Summary (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

Noted.