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74/19

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 22 July 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

75/19

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Cllr Roy Brame.

 

No substitutes were in attendance.

76/19

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:

 

1.     Attleborough: Land off Long Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1150/F (Agenda item 8a)

 

Councillor Suggitt declared a personal interest in this application.

 

2.     Thetford: Land Adjacent Beeches, Bridge Street, Carbrooke: Reference: 3PL/2019/0476/F (Agenda item 9(u)

 

Councillor Helen Crane declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application. Councillor Crane did not take part or vote on the application.

 

3.     Yaxham: Development Site, Land off Elm Close: Reference: 3PL/2018/0021/D (Agenda item 9(x)

 

Councillor Helen Crane declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application.  Councillor Crane did not take part or vote on the application.

 

4.     Swaffham: Old School House, 18 Market Place: Reference: 3PL/2019/0195/F (Agenda item 9(t)

 

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

77/19

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

Members were informed that the first Chairman’s Panel had recently been held. 

 

The changes to the Constitution that had been approved at the Full Council meeting in July 2019 would allow more planning applications to be dealt with by Officers under the scheme of delegation, whilst allowing Members to request that appropriate applications be submitted to the Planning Committee for consideration.

 

The Chairman’s Panel had been established to reduce the number of applications on the Planning agendas.

 

Councillor Clarke asked if any Members of the Planning Committee had visited South Holland District Council to observe one of their Panel meetings as mentioned in the previous Minutes (Minute No. 77/19).  Members were informed that the Vice-Chairman, Councillor Wilkinson and the Executive Member for Planning, Councillor Bambridge had attended a recent Panel meeting at South Holland District Council.

78/19

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 no. 9(v) for Watton, reference no. 3PL/2019/0164/O had been withdrawn.

79/19

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.

80/19

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control advised that the Inspectors report was due early September 2019.

 

Councillor Clarke queried the 5 year housing land supply figure and asked if the Sedgefield or Liverpool methodology had been used.  Members were informed that the Inspectors report would determine the 5 year housing land supply question and that the Liverpool methodology had been used in the Breckland Local Plan.

 

Councillor Atterwill asked on what date the 4.77 land supply figure had been confirmed.  It was noted that this figure had been confirmed in July 2018, but related to the period April 2018 to March 2019.

81/19

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

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

81/19a

Attleborough: Land off Long Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/1150/F pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Residential dwelling on existing agricultural unit to provide housing for farm manager.

 

The application was deferred at Planning Committee in June for an improved design.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential dwelling on existing agricultural unit to provide housing for farm manager.

 

This application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting in June for an improved design.

 

Councillor Suggitt declared a personal interest in this application.

 

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 outline 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:                               Oliver Jones (Plandescil)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to impose suitable conditions.

 

82/19

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

The schedule of planning applications were determined as follows:

82/19a

Ashill: Site Adjacent to 'Seaview' Hale Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0377/O pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Proposed residential development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed residential development.

 

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:

 

Chairman of Ashill Parish Council:                 Cllr Richard Leighton

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 against the Officers recommendation of approval.

 

REASON(S): Highway/pedestrian safety; the inability to provide safe walking access to the village.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 to refuse the application.

 

The outline application be refused.

82/19b

Attleborough: Development Plot, Warrens Lane: Reference: 3PL/2016/0486/H pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Outline application for 8 residential dwellings (AMENDED DESCRIPTION – Burial Site removed from application).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline application for 8 residential dwellings (amended description: burial site removed from application).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the outline 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:                                            Peter Righetti (to answer questions)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Phil Hardy (Parker Planning Services)

 

Objector:                                             Dennis Woods

 

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

82/19c

Attleborough: Land adjacent to the Paddocks, Leys Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0397/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Proposed erection of five detached two storey dwellings with garages and associated parking.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed erection of 5 detached two storey dwellings with garages and associated parking.

 

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 outline 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 Taila Taylor (spoke in support of the                                                    application)

 

Applicant:                                            John Gaskin

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Jon Venning

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 3 to defer the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

Members were of the view that further discussion with the applicant was necessary in respect of off-site affordable housing contributions and highways contributions, together with investigation of whether highways improvement are feasible.

82/19d

Attleborough: Land to rear of White Pillars, London Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0715/O pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Erection of two detached dwellings including garages and access.

Minutes:

Erection of two detached dwellings including garages and access.

 

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’s Agent:                               John Barbuk (Patterson Design)

 

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

82/19e

Caston: The Barns, Attleborough Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0518/F pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Two new self-build dwellings.

Minutes:

Two new self-build dwellings.

 

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 outline 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:                                           Phil Cowen (Cowen Consulting)

 

Supporter:                                                       Philip Crosthwaite

 

Caston Parish Council:                                   Cllr Jaki Porter

 

Objector:                                                         Rob Lowe

 

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

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     a S106 Agreement to secure the dwellings as self-build.

82/19f

Croxton: 10 Church Avenue: Reference: 3PL/2018/1417/F pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Conversion of existing house to create two dwellings.

Minutes:

Conversion of existing house to create two dwellings.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Mrs White

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Sam Chapman-Allen (spoke in                                                        support of the application)

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Robert Kybird (spoke in support of the                                                    application)

 

Chairman of Croxton Parish Council: Cllr Bob King (spoke in support of the                                                              application)

 

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

 

REASON(S): the conversion of the existing house to create two dwellings would make a small contribution to the five year housing land supply. Members did not on balance agree with the planning judgements made in Paragraph 5.1 of the Officer’s Report.

 

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.

 

82/19g

East Tuddenham: Green Farm, Mattishall Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0842/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Erection of four dwellings and garages.

Minutes:

Erection of 4 dwellings and garages.

 

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:                               John Barbuck (Patterson Design)

 

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

82/19h

Garvestone: Land adjacent Chase End, Batemans Lane: reference: 3PL/2019/0630/F pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Construction of detached self-build eco-dwelling.

Minutes:

Construction of detached self-build eco-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.

 

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 (spoke in                                                                  support of the application)

 

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

 

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

 

REASON(S): Members supported the self-build element and the dwelling 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.

82/19i

Garvestone: Land off Dereham Road, Dereham Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0762/O pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Proposed new dwelling and garaging (access only).

Minutes:

Proposed new dwelling & garaging (access only).

 

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’s Agent:                               Jason Barber (Studio 35)

 

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

 

82/19j

Garvestone: Hillcrest, Dereham Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0733/O pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Outline planning permission for the erection of one bungalow including means of access.

Minutes:

Outline planning permission for the erection of one bungalow including means of access.

 

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.

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

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

 

82/19k

Garvestone: Reymerston Hall, Reymerston Road: reference: 3PL/2019/0610/F pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Change of Use of Hall from residential to residential wedding venue reception, Bed &
Breakfast accommodation; extensions and alterations to buildings to form new Ceremonial Hall, bar and single storey link to The Stables; Conversion of stables to dining and reception area with first floor area and toilets. Extend stables to form plant room and stores; construction of new kitchens, stores, staff rooms and storage areas; Construction of 10 Bedroom Bed and Breakfast Accommodation; landscaping, carpark and improvements to access.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use of Hall from residential to residential wedding venue reception, bed & breakfast accommodation; extensions and alterations to buildings to form new Ceremonial Hall, bar and single storey link to the stables; conversion of stables to dining and reception area with first floor area and toilets. Extend stables to form plant room and stores; construction of new kitchens, stores, staff rooms and storage areas; construction of 10 bedroom bed and breakfast accommodation; landscaping, carpark and improvements to access.

 

This application was considered in conjunction with agenda item 9(l) (see Minute No. 82/19(l) below).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, 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 Paul Claussen (spoke on behalf of                                                    both parties)

 

Applicant:                                            Elizabeth Holbrook

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Simon Howard-Dobson (PDH                                                                           Associates) (to answer questions only)

 

Consultant:                                          Charlie Campbell (UNV) (to answer questions                                                    only)

 

Supporter:                                           Vicki Wallis

 

Objector:                                             John Puddephatt

 

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

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     the conditions including the revised conditions as listed in the supplementary agenda on pages 150 to 152 of the agenda.

82/19l

Garvestone: Reymerston Hall, Reymerston Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0611/LB pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Change of Use of Hall from residential to residential wedding venue reception, Bed &
Breakfast accommodation; extensions and alterations to buildings to form new Ceremonial Hall, bar and single storey link to The Stables; Conversion of stables to dining and reception area with first floor area and toilets. Extend stables to form plant room and stores; construction of new kitchens, stores, staff rooms and storage areas; Construction of 10 Bedroom Bed and Breakfast Accommodation; landscaping, carpark and improvements to access.

 

Minutes:

Change of use of Hall from residential to residential wedding venue reception, bed & breakfast accommodation; extensions and alterations to buildings to form new Ceremonial Hall, bar and single storey link to the stables; conversion of stables to dining and reception area with first floor area and toilets. Extend stables to form plant room and stores; construction of new kitchens, stores, staff rooms and storage areas; construction of 10 bedroom bed and breakfast accommodation; landscaping, carpark and improvements to access.

 

This application was considered in conjunction with agenda item 9(k) (see Minute No. 82/19(k) above).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, 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 Paul Claussen (spoke on behalf of                                                    both parties)

 

Applicant:                                            Elizabeth Holbrook

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Simon Howard-Dobson (PDH                                                                           Associates) (to answer questions only)

 

Consultant:                                          Charlie Campbell (UNV) (to answer questions                                                    only)

 

Supporter:                                           Vicki Wallis

 

Objector:                                             John Puddephatt

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously that the Listed Building consent be approved subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

82/19m

Great Ellingham: The Firs, Swamp Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0441/F pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Erection of dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of dwelling.

 

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.

 

82/19n

Little Ellingham: 1 Rookery Farm, Attleborough Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0467/VAR pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Variation of Condition Nos 11, 15 on 3PL/2016/1445/VAR – Hours and noise restrictions.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of Condition nos. 11, 15 on 3PL/2016/1445/VAR - Hours and noise restrictions.

 

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

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the outline 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:                                                        Scott Turner (Kerry Foods)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Victoria Chase (WSP)

 

Chairman of Little Ellingham Parish Council:Cllr Caroline Rebisz

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to approve the variations to the conditions including the amended conditions as highlighted on page 184 of the agenda pack.

82/19o

Mattishall: Land Adjacent Four Winds, Mill Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0375/F pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Erection of three detached dwellings and garages.

Minutes:

Erection of 3 detached dwellings and garages.

 

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 outline 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 (spoke against the                                                    application)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Jonathan Burton

 

Mattishall Parish Council:                   Cllr Richard Turner

 

Objector:                                             Graham Clarke

 

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

82/19p

Necton: Lodge Cottage, Ivy Todd Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0558/O pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Proposed Plot for new 4/5 bedroom property and cart lodge.

Minutes:

Proposed plot for new 4/5 bedroom property and cart lodge.

 

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

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the outline 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:                               Phil Hardy (Parker Planning Services)

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 3 for approval contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

Reasons: Members did not on balance agree with the Officer’s judgement on sustainability. This being the case, Members were of the opinion that the planning balance was narrowly tilted in favour of this application. Also, this would make a small contribution to the 5 year housing land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 3 for approval subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to impose suitable conditions.

82/19q

Necton: Three Acres Farm, Chapel Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0653/HOU pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Large timber building steel security building with Timber lean-to and concrete enclosed dog exercise year with 2no. security lights (retrospective).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Large timber building steel security building with timber lean to and concrete enclosed dog exercise yard with 2 security lights (Retrospective).

 

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

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the retrospective 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:                               Richard Smith

 

Objectors:                                            Jeffrey Pearce and Alison Lupton

 

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

82/19r

North Lopham: Willow Tree Farm, Kenninghall Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0290/F pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Erection of a dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of a 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.

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

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

82/19s

Old Buckenham: Site at Harlingwood Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0333/F pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Construction of two new dwelling houses and garages.

Minutes:

Construction of two new dwellings and garages.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Thomas Garrod

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Stephen Askew (in support of the                                                    application)

 

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

 

REASON(S): Members did not accept the Highway Authority’s recommendation of refusal on the grounds of insufficient visibility and felt that the dwellings would make a small contribution to the five year housing land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 to approve the application.

 

Subject to no adverse comments being received from the County Ecologist, the application be approved and delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose appropriate conditions.

 

Following the decision to approve the application, the Chairman wanted it noted that he had concerns about the inadequate road network through Attleborough and Old Buckenham.

82/19t

Swaffham: Old School House, 18 Market Place: Reference: 3PL/2019/0195/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Change of use including alterations to listed buildings and erection of 8 no. Town Houses with revised access to form 20 no. dwellings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Change of use including alterations to listed buildings and erection of 8 town houses with revised access to form 20 dwellings.

 

All Members had received direct correspondence in respect of this application.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner. She advised that additional access plans had been submitted the week prior to the Planning Committee meeting and comments from Highways had not, as yet, been received.

 

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:                               John Putman

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for refusal as recommended with delegated powers to the Executive Director of Place to consult with Highways in respect of additional access plans submitted and to delete or update reason for refusal 3 as appropriate.

82/19u

Thetford: Land Adjacent Beeches, Bridge Street, Carbrooke: Reference: 3PL/2019/0476/F pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Residential development of one single storey dwelling.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of one single storey dwelling.

 

Councillor Helen Crane declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application. Councillor Crane did not take part or vote on the application.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Chris Hobson, 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:                               Abby Gretton (Clayland Architects)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     no significant/adverse comments being received from the Town/Parish Council.

82/19v

Watton: 51 Thetford Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0164/O pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Outline planning permission for four dwellings on land rear of 47 and 51 Thetford Road – including the removal and demolition of existing buildings on site.

Minutes:

This application had been withdrawn.

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Weeting: East of New Lodge, Lynn Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0551/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Construction of two dwellings.

Minutes:

Construction of two dwellings.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Chris Hobson, 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 and informative as listed in the report.

 

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Yaxham: Development Site, Land off Elm Close: Reference: 3PL/2018/0021/D pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Residential Development of 42 dwellings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of 42 dwellings.

 

Councillor Crane declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this application Councillor Crane did not take part or vote on the application.

 

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

 

Outline planning permission had already been granted at the Planning Committee meeting on 11 January 2016.

 

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:                                            Ross Jones (Flagship Group)

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Paul Claussen (spoke against the                                                    application)

 

Yaxham Parish Council:                     Cllr Maggie Oechsle

 

NP4Yaxham:                                       Anthony Cheetham

 

Objectors:                                            Paul Phillips and Bob Gust

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 for refusal + 1 abstention, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of approval.

 

REASON(S): based on the density/over development of the site and number of units.

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 + 1 abstention to refuse the application.

83/19

Formal Objection to Tree Preservation Orders (Agenda item 10)

83/19a

TPO 2019 (No.4) Mattishall Primary School pdf icon PDF 401 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2019 No. 4 be determined as follows:

 

Mattishall Primary School: Reference: 604995 311099

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Hugh Coggles, Tree & Countryside Officer.

 

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

 

No verbal representations were made in respect of the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to confirm the Tree Preservation Order 2019 No. 4 as recommended.

 

83/19b

TPO 2019 (No.5) Street Farm House, Kenninghall pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2019 No. 5 be determined as follows:

 

Street Farm House, Kenninghall

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Hugh Coggles, Tree & Countryside Officer.

 

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

 

No verbal representations were made in respect of the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to confirm the Tree Preservation Order 2019 No. 5 as recommended.

 

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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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Minutes:

Noted.

Members were reminded of the Special Planning Committee meeting being held on Tuesday, 10 September 2019.