Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

86/19

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 1)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Roy Brame.  Councillor Hilary Bushell was in attendance as his substitute.

87/19

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received (Agenda item 2)

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:

None.

88/19

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 3)

Minutes:

None.

89/19

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (Agenda item 4)

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:

1.     Dereham: Land East of Yaxham Road, South of Dumpling Green: Reference: 3PL/2010/1361/F (Agenda item 6(a))

 

To allow additional time for certain matters to be re-considered.

 

2.     Dereham: Land off Swanton Road: Reference: 3PL/2015/1487/O (Agenda item 6(b))

 

To allow additional time for certain matters to be re-considered.

 

3.     Dereham: Land West of Etling View: Reference: 3PL/2015/1045/O (Agenda item 6(c))

 

To allow additional time for certain matters to be re-considered.

90/19

Urgent Business (Agenda item 5)

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.

91/19

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 6) 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.

91/19a

Dereham: Land East of Yaxham Road, South of Dumpling Green: Reference: 3PL/2010/1361/F pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Erection of 255 dwellings with associated open space.

 

At Planning Committee 24 June 2019, Members voted to defer this item with a request that Highways Authority attend and explain their reasoning for ‘no objection’ to the development.  Members also raised concerns the consultation period for the application had not yet expired.  The consultation period on the application has expired and the following update is provided for Members with regard to the item.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Deferred, to allow additional time for certain matters to be re-considered.

91/19b

Dereham: Land off Swanton Road: Reference: 3PL/2015/1487/O pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Residential development of up to 216 dwellings, landscaping, open space, parking and access from Swanton Road.

 

The application was heard at the Planning Committee on 3 July 2017 where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to proposed conditions and a S106 Agreement.  Given the significant period that has past since the previous resolution a public re-consultation has been undertaken, and the comments are reported.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Deferred, to allow additional time for certain matters to be re-considered.

 

91/19c

Dereham: Land West of Etling View: Reference: 3PL/2015/1045/O pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Residential development up to 62 dwellings and all associated works.

 

The application was heard at Planning Committee on 8 May 2018, where members resolved to grant planning permission subject to proposed conditions and a S106 Agreement. Given the significant period that has past since the previous resolution a public re-consultation has been undertaken, and the comments are reported.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Deferred, to allow additional time for certain matters to be re-considered.

 

91/19d

Hockering: Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2016/1262/O pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Outline for residential development of up to 12 dwellings.

 

This application was heard at Planning Committee on 9 April 2018 where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline for residential development of up to 12 dwellings.

 

This application was heard at the Planning Committee meeting on 9 April 2018 where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement to secure 40% affordable housing provision.

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.  Members were informed that given the significant period of time that had passed since the previous Committee resolution this application had been referred back to Planning Committee to ratify the earlier decision. This was on the basis that there had been no new material planning considerations since the earlier resolution to grant to planning permission which would result in an alternative recommendation.

 

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:

 

Hockering Parish Council:                              Richard Hawker (spoke against the                                                                  application).

 

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

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the original report;

2.     the ecology conditions as referenced in the report; and

3.     a S106 Legal Agreement to provide 40% affordable housing.

 

 

91/19e

Hockering: Land west of Heath Road, Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1574/O pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Application for outline planning permission for the development of up to 28 dwellings with associated works including vehicular and pedestrian access, pedestrian links, infrastructure and landscaping. All matters reserved except access. Amended site plan showing full details of three access points from Heath Road.

 

The application was heard at Planning Committee on 2 July 2018 where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Application for outline planning permission for the development of up to 28 dwellings with associated works including vehicular and pedestrian access, pedestrian links, infrastructure and landscaping. All matters reserved except access. Amended site plan showing full details of three access points from Heath Road.

 

The application was heard at Planning Committee on 2 July 2018 where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement to secure the following:

 

·        Open space contribution

·        Affordable housing (in conjunction with the Housing Enabling Officer's advice)

·        Education contributions as per NCC advice

·        Library service provision

·        Green Infrastructure

·        Public Rights Of Upgrade

 

Consideration was given to the application presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.  Members were informed that given the significant period of time that had passed since the previous Committee resolution this application had been referred back to Planning Committee to ratify the earlier decision. This was on the basis that there had been no new material planning considerations since the earlier resolution to grant to planning permission which would result in an alternative recommendation. The S106 Agreement had now been signed by all relevant parties.

 

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:

 

Hockering Parish Council:                              Richard Hawker (spoke against the                                                                  application)

 

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

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

2.     the S106 Legal Agreement to secure:

·        Open space contribution

·        Affordable housing (in conjunction with the Housing Enabling Officer's advice)

·        Education contributions as per NCC advice

·        Library service provision

·        Green Infrastructure

·        Public Rights Of Upgrade

 

92/19

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 7)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

92/19a

Swaffham: Land to the North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0270/D pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Approval of Reserved Matters for Erection of 165 dwellings, associated landscaping, open space, car parking and vehicular and pedestrian access following outline permission 3PL/2015/0550/O.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Approval of Reserved Matters for erection of 165 dwellings, associated landscaping, open space, car parking and vehicular and pedestrian access following outline permission 3PL/2015/0550/O.

 

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 Reserved Matters 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:

 

Swaffham Town Council:                    Richard Bishop

 

Persimmon Homes Limited:               Louise Carter and Lucy Cornish

 

Objector:                                             Richard Joyce

 

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