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63/19

Minutes pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28 May 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 28 May 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

64/19

Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Helen Crane, with Councillor Hilary Bushell in attendance as her substitute.

65/19

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received

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:

a)          Attleborough:  Land off Long Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1150/F

 

Councillor Suggitt declared an interest in this application. Having fully explained the nature and extent of her interest in this application before the Meeting to Michael Horn, the Solicitor to the Council, Mr Horn confirmed that this was a declarable matter but in his opinion, it was a personal non-prejudicial interest and that accordingly, Councillor Suggitt could remain in the room, take part in the debate and vote.

 

b)              Carbrooke: Manor Farm, Willow Corner: Reference: 3PL/2018/0815/F and Reference: 3PL/2018/0816/LB

 

Councillor Gilbert declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application, he remained in the room but took no part in this discussion and did not vote.

 

66/19

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that Officer Carl Griffiths, a Principal Development Manager, had left Breckland Council and would be replaced by Chris Hobson. He also thanked Members for how well they had accepted and managed the transfer to go paperless.

 

67/19

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda

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(e): Beeston: Reference 3PL/2019/0372/F had been deferred.

68/19

Urgent Business

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.

69/19

Local Plan Update (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The Director of Planning & Building Control, Simon Wood, provided the Committee with an update on the Local Plan.

 

The Local Plan was still in the middle of its consultation period, which would end on 12th July 2019. The 5 year housing land supply statement was still being finalised; there were some issues trying to get information from developers. That had now taken on more urgency and importance in terms of the rules around local authorities being able to demonstrate availability and deliverability of housing. Previously, the responsibility for that rested with developers, but that had now changed. It was still the intention to finalise this as soon as possible and Members would be kept updated on the process.

 

 

Cllr Atterwill stated his disappointment, as last month it was anticipated that a report would be ready for June. He said it was his understanding that an external consultant was looking at this work and asked if they had given any indication that the Council was getting somewhere near the 5 year housing supply target.

 

The Director of Planning and Building control stated that over the last 12 months up to March 30th, the Council had a record level of delivery of housing. Beyond that, they were still compiling the commitments and what was to be brought forward over the next 5 years and beyond. At this time, he could not provide an indication as to whether or not there may be a 5 year housing supply.

 

It was agreed that Simon Wood and Councillor Atterwill would meet outside of the meeting to go through this complex process.

70/19

Deferred Applications pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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

70/19a

Dereham: Land East of Yaxham Road, South of Dumpling Green: Reference: 3PL/2010/1361/F pdf icon PDF 117 KB

This application was first deferred from the Planning Committee meeting held on 1st September 2014 for further information including an updated Transport Assessment and re-examination of the safety issues regarding the off-site substandard railway bridge crossing.

 

Erection of 255 dwellings with associated open space.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed 255 no. dwellings with associated open space.

 

This application had first been deferred from the Planning committee meeting held on 1st September 2014 for further information including an updated Transport Assessment and re-examination of the safety issues regarding the off-site substandard railway bridge crossing.

 

Consideration was given to the report 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 Philip Morton

Ward Representative                          Councillor Alison Webb

Visiting Ward Representative              Councillor Ian Martin

Agent Hopkins Homes                        Chris Smith

Town Council                                      Tony Needham

Parish Council                                     Bob Gust

Objector                                              Mary Brayn

Objector                                              Allan Read

Objector                                              Valerie Pitt

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 for further defermentwith a request that Highways attend and explain their reasoning for not objecting to the application.

71/19

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

71/19a

Attleborough: Land off Long Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1150/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Residential dwelling on existing agricultural unit to provide housing for Farm Manager.

Minutes:

Residential dwelling on existing agricultural unit to provide housing for Farm Manager.

 

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:

 

Agent                                                   Oliver Jones - Plandescil

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 to defer the application to allow the applicant the opportunity to change the design.

 

71/19b

Attleborough: Oak Cottage, West Carr Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0051/O pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Sub division of garden to provide building plot.

Minutes:

Sub division of garden to provide building plot.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Simon Daniels

 

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

 

 

71/19c

Beachamwell: Site to south of The Street: Reference: 3PL/2019/0345/O pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Proposed residential development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed residential development for 19 residential dwellings.

 

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.

 

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

 

Parish Council:                                               Richard James

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for refusal as recommended.

 

71/19d

Beeston: Land Adjacent to Shalee Drury Square: Reference: 3PL/2019/0203/F pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Erection of detached house and garage.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of detached house and garage.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, 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:

 

Agent:                                                              Jonathan Burton

 

DECISION: 6 x 5 refusal as recommended, with delegated authority to remove the reason for refusal relating to ecology, in consultation with ecologist based on new information submitted, if appropriate.

71/19e

Beeston: Land off The Street & Herne Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0372/F pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Erection of six dwellings comprising of 4 detached bungalows (2 of which will be custom builds) pair of two-storey semi-detached properties, associated access and ecological enhancements.

Minutes:

This application had been deferred (see Minute No. 67/19 above).

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Carbrooke: Manor Farm,Willow Corner: Reference: 3PL/2018/0815/F pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Restoration and sub-division of a Grade II Listed farmhouse to form 2no dwellings; erection of 3no new dwellings; associated parking and turning areas; associated landscaping (AMENDED DESCRIPTION).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Restoration and sub-division of a Grade II  Listed farmhouse to form 2 x no dwellings; erection of 3 x no new dwellings; associated parking and turning areas; associated landscaping (AMENDED DESCRIPTION). This item was discussed in conjunction with Listed Building application 3PL/2018/0816/LB below.

 

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.

 

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 of EJW Planning Ltd

 

DECISION: 10 for approval subject to the conditions listed in the Officer’s report, with x 1 abstention.

 

 

71/19g

Carbrooke: Manor Farm,Willow Corner: Reference: 3PL/2018/0816/LB pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Restoration and sub-division of a Grade II Listed farmhouse to form 2no dwellings; erection of 3no new dwellings; associated parking and turning areas; associated landscaping (AMENDED DESCRIPTION).

Minutes:

Restoration and sub-division of a Grade II  Listed farmhouse to form 2 x no dwellings; erection of 3 x no new dwellings; associated parking and turning areas; associated landscaping (AMENDED DESCRIPTION). This item was discussed in conjunction with 3PL/2018/0815/F above.

 

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.

 

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 of EJW Planning Ltd

 

DECISION: 10 for approval subject to the conditions listed in the Officer’s report, with x 1 abstention.

71/19h

Colkirk: Land to side and rear of Oakridge, Market Hill: Reference: 3PL/2019/0367/O pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Outline permission (access only) for 2 no. dwellings, associated access, driveways and amenity.

Minutes:

Outline permission (access only) for 2 no. dwellings, associated access, driveways and amenity.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Tom Donnelly, 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:

 

Agent:                                                              Jason Barber, Studio 35

 

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

 

 

 

71/19i

Colkirk: Land off Whissonsett Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1354/F pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Erection of 21 dwellings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 21 dwellings.

 

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.

 

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

 

Agent:                                                  Ian Hill

Transport consultant for Agent:          Martin Doughty of Richard Jackson

Parish Council:                                   Charles Joice

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 for approval as recommended subject to the list of conditions and a section 106 Agreement.

 

71/19j

Dereham: Springfield, South Green: Reference: 3PL/2019/0433/HOU pdf icon PDF 76 KB

First floor extension to side, and single storey extension to rear.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

First floor extension to side, and single storey extension to rear.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Joe Barrow, Planning Graduate.

 

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.

 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval subject to conditions.

 

71/19k

East Tuddenham: Land between Felgate Farm and Willow Cottage, Rotten Row: Reference: 3PL/2018/1492/O pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Proposed low carbon dwelling.

Minutes:

Proposed low carbon dwelling.

 

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:

 

Ward Representative                          Councillor Ian Martin

Applicant:                                            Mr Eden

Agent:                                                  Matthew Cutting from David A Cutting Building

                                                            Surveyors Limited

 

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

 

REASON(S): not detrimental to the open character of the area; is a sustainable location; would contribute to the 5 year housing supply; it is an environmentally friendly design and is a self-build property, which should be secured by a section106 Agreement.

 

The application be approved subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose suitable conditions and a S106 Agreement for the self-build dwelling.

71/19l

Garboldisham: Land off Hopton Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0416/F pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Erection of 25 single storey holiday lodges, reception building, groundskeeper building and associated access and parking.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 25 single storey holiday lodges, reception building, groundskeeper building and associated access and parking.

 

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.

 

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

 

Agent:                                                              Jason Parker – Parker Planning Services

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 2 to defer this application to allow time for the agent to provide full business case.

 

71/19m

Great Ellingham: Aldercarr House, Attleborough Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1471/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

New residential dwelling with incorporated double garage in position of demolished outbuilding.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

New residential dwelling with incorporated double garage in position of demolished outbuilding.

 

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.

 

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

 

Agent:                                                              Nigel Hurrell – NH building Design

 

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

 

71/19n

Mattishall: Planning Obligation for Poplar Farm 41 South Green: Reference: 3OB/2019/0011/OB pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Modify planning obligation on pp 3PL/2016/0395/O - to reduce provision of affordable housing.

Minutes:

Modify planning obligation on pp 3PL/2016/0395/O – to reduce provision of affordable housing.

 

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.

 

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

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 to allow the modification as recommended subject to a Deed of Variation to secure 10% affordable housing provision.

 

71/19o

New Buckenham: Land Off of Cuffer Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0301/F pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Proposed Farm Building and Associated Works.

Minutes:

Proposed Farm Building and Associated Works.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Tom Donnelly, 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:

 

Ward Representative                          Councillor Stephen Askew

Applicant:                                            Charles Stimpson

Objector:                                             Steve Highton

 

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

 

 

71/19p

North Elmham: Dale Farm, Great Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0332/F pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Erection of two storey and single storey extensions to side of property, new porch to the front and to add a skin around the existing walls to match the stone of the new extensions (revised scheme).

Minutes:

Erection of two storey and single storey extensions to side of property, new porch to the front and to add a skin around the existing walls to match the stone of the new extensions (revised scheme).

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Joe Barrow, Planning Graduate.

 

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:                                                  James Brown

 

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

 

71/19q

North Elmham: Development Site adjacent 15 Larch Grove: Reference: 3PL/2019/0369/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Erection of new dwelling on land off Larch Grove.

Minutes:

Erection of new dwelling on land off Larch Grove.

 

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

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval subject to conditions.

 

71/19r

Old Buckenham: 9 The Old Yard: Reference: 3PL/2019/0539/F pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Erection of office building with first floor 2 bed residential accommodation - revised

elevations (3PL/2018/0887/F).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of office building with first floor 2 bed residential accommodation – revised elevations (3PL/2018/0887/F).

 

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

 

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

 

71/19s

Saham Toney: Saham Tythe Barn, Chequers Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0455/F pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Change of Use application from beauty salon/A1 hairdressers and studio, to residential C3.

Minutes:

Change of Use application from beauty salon/A1 hairdressers and studio, to residential C3.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Joe Barrow, Planning Graduate.

 

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:                                                        Nigel Garriock

Saham Toney Neighbourhood Plan              

Group:                                                             Chris Blow      

 

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

 

71/19t

Saham Toney: Meadows Farm, Chequers Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0011/F pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Development of 3 no. contemporary detached dwellings and garaging on land at Meadow Farm.

Minutes:

Development of 3 no. Contemporary detached dwellings and garaging on land at Meadow Farm.

 

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:

 

Agent:                                                  John Barbuk-Patterson Design Ltd

 

Saham Toney Neighbourhood

Plan Group:                                         Chris Blow                                          

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 2 for approval as recommended subject to conditions as listed in the report.

 

71/19u

Saham Toney: Goffes School House, Pound Hill: Reference: 3PL/2019/0314/F pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Creation of new vehicle access to serve existing dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of a 1.1/2 Storey dwelling including detached garage and re-use of existing vehicle access. Creation of new vehicle access to serve existing dwelling.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Joe Barrow, Planning Graduate.

 

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:

 

Lawyer for the Applicant:                    Chris Burgess                        

Saham Toney Neighbourhood

Plan Group:                                         Chris Blow

                                               

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 2 for refusal as recommended.

 

71/19v

Stow Bedon: Pig Patch House, Mere Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0456/VAR pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Variation of Condition No2 on 3PL/2015/0461/F - Omission of semi-basement resulting in reduction of height of building, erection of entrance porch, small first floor addition & change to fenestration (west 1st floor), changes to siting of building (westerly direction).

Minutes:

Variation of Condition No 2 on 3PL/2015/0461/F – Omission of semi-basement resulting in reduction of height of building, erection of entrance porch, small first floor addition & change to fenestration (west 1st floor), changes to siting of building (westerly direction).

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

71/19w

Watton/Carbrooke: Ex RAF Officers Mess Site (Heritage Park), Portal Avenue: Reference: 3PL/2019/0487/VAR pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Variation of Condition No. 5 on 3PL/2014/1378/F - with regard to removal of trees.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of Condition No.5 on 3PL/2014/1378/F – with regard to removal of trees.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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

 

71/19x

Weeting: The Old Station Yard, Mundford Road, Brandon: Reference: 3PL/2019/0313/O pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Residential development (13 dwellings).

Minutes:

Residential Development (13 dwellings)

 

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.

 

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 Robert Kybird

Objector:                                             Mike Edwards

                                               

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for refusal as recommended.

 

72/19

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place pdf icon PDF 80 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.

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Appeals Summary (for information) pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Minutes:

Noted.