Agenda and minutes

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Items
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Chairman's Opening Remarks

The Chairman, Councillor Nigel Wilkin welcomed everyone to the Council’s virtual Planning Committee meeting that was being streamed live via various channels.

 

The format of the meeting and the voting procedure were explained.

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2020.

Minutes:

The MInutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 14 July were agreed as a correct record.

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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bowes and Crane.  Substitutes in attendance were Councillors Bushell and Kybird.

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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:

THETFORD: Land at Pike Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/1228/O (Minute No. 65/20f)

 

Councillor Kybird left the meeting prior to this application being discussed due to him expressing an interest in the matter.

 

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

On behalf of the Committee, the Chairman wished Councillor Crane a speedy recovery.

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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:

·       Agenda item 8(a) Harling

 

Deferred - additional Highway information awaited.

 

·       Agenda item 9(b) – Banham

 

Deferred - additional Highway information awaited.

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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:

Councillor Atterwill asked the Director of Planning & Building Control to clarify whether the Council was now accepting letters of support or objections from residents through the post. Members were informed that at the very start of the Covid emergency, the Council was discouraging letters being sent to the Planning Department by post due to the difficulties in accessing the office building. The letters were still being accepted but it could not be guaranteed that these would be scanned in time for the meetings.  The letters have been amended stating that letters of objection or of support were now being accepted by post.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Nothing further to report.

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 46 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 list of deferred applications was noted.

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HARLING: Land north of Kenninghall Road and south of Quidenham Road, East Harling: Reference: 3PL/2019/1076/O (this application has been deferred) pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for redevelopment of the site for 85 no. residential dwellings with new access point, associated landscaping and open space.

 

This application was considered by planning committee on 10th February 2020 and was resolved to be allowed as recommended, subject to: a 21 day re-consultation period following the receipt of amended plans; the conditions as listed in the report; an additional condition with regards to replanting of hedgerow; and the signing of a S106 Agreement to secure the obligations and contributions as set out in the report, including 25% affordable housing (not listed in the report).

 

Minutes:

At the request of the applicant, this application had been deferred prior to the meeting.  

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

The Schedule of applications was determined as follows:

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ASHILL: Site Adjacent to 'Seaview' Hale Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/1343/O - 1pm pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Outline application for proposed residential development.

Minutes:

Outline application for proposed residential development.

 

Consideration was given to the report 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 Fabian Eagle

 

Applicant:                                                        Simon Broke

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 2 contrary to the Officers recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: that as a material planning consideration, due consideration had been provided in respect of the Highway issues and Members felt that the application should be granted subject to the footpath being installed prior to first occupation.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 to approve the application; subject to:

 

1.     delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose suitable conditions; and

 

2.   the footpath being installed prior to first occupation.

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BANHAM: Hilltop Cottage, Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/1408/F (this application has been deferred) pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Full application for change of use from smallholding to leisure, erection of four holiday let eco lodges and a natural swimming pond.

Minutes:

This application had been deferred prior to the meeting to enable the applicant to submit further information.

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OLD BUCKENHAM: Scales Farm, Road from Stacksford Lane to Hargham Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0580/F - 1.30pm pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Full application for the erection of a straw barn.

Minutes:

Erection of straw barn.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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:                            Nick Moys (to answer questions only)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously (11 x 0) in support of the Officers recommendation of approval; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

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SHROPHAM: Rose Cottage, Low Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0445/D - 1.45pm pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Reserved matters application for the erection of three dwellings following outline permission 3PL/2018/1466/O.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Reserved matters erection of three dwellings following outline permission 3PL/2018/1466/O.

 

Consideration was given to the report 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 Philip Cowen

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           David Rogers

 

Shropham Parish Council:                              Cllr David Napier

 

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

 

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STOW BEDON/BRECKLES: Open Grazing Land adjacent to Pig Patch House, Stow Bedon: Reference: 3PL/2019/0897/F - 14.15pm pdf icon PDF 100 KB

A full application for a contemporary single storey, energy efficient Self Build dwelling including site access and hardstanding/parking arrangements.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A contemporary single storey, energy efficient Self Build dwelling including site access and hardstanding/parking arrangements

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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:                                                       Philip Cowen

 

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

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

2.     any ecology matters raised by the Wildlife Trust to be delegated to the Executive Director of Place for a decision; and

 

3.     a further condition to ensure that the development complies with the
mitigation measures as set out in the Flood Risk Assessment and a Family Flood Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

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THETFORD: Land at Pike Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/1228/O - 14.45pm pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Outline application for six starter homes.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Six starter homes.

 

Councillor Kybird left the meeting prior to this application being discussed due to him expressing an interest in the matter.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

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:                                                        Will Bridgeman

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 to refuse the application as recommended.

 

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 77 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 Decisions (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Minutes:

Noted.