Agenda and minutes

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Introductions

The Chairman, Councillor Nigel Wilkin welcomed everyone to the Planning Committee meeting and following introductions the meeting commenced.

 

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

 

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 28 September 2020 were confirmed 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 Brame, Marion Chapman-Allen and Keith Martin.

 

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 as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

None declared.

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

Members were reminded of the Viability training session that was being held on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 at 10am. 

 

The Chairman took the opportunity to thank the Planning Advisory Service (PAS) for their recent presentation and training session.  He had found the session extremely useful and PAS had been pleased with Members’ participation and input.

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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:

None.

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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:

None.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Councillor Atterwill realised that Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control was not in attendance to provide an update but asked the Chairman to ensure that the question he was about to ask was directed to and responded by the said Director.

 

He understood that the Planning White Paper consultation was still on-going and believed that Breckland Council had written to the Secretary of State asking for guidance on whether the Council should carry on reviewing its Local Plan or whether the work should be paused until such time the White Paper and legislation had moved on and asked if it could be confirmed whether a response had been received.  If it had, Councillor Atterwill asked if this response could it be distributed to Members.

 

Rebecca Collins, the Head of Development Management, assured Members that an update would be provided at the next Planning Committee meeting.

 

 

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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.

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

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Shropham: Reserved Matters Application - Rose Cottage, Low Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0931/D at 1pm pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Reserved Matters application for erection of two 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 (DJR Design)

 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

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Stow Bedon/Breckles: Principle Permission - Hall Farmhouse, Lower Stow Bedon: Reference: 3PL/2020/0779/PIP at 1:20pm pdf icon PDF 81 KB

2 no. Single Storey Dwelling Farmyard Style Homes (planning in principle).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

2 no. Single Storey Dwelling Farmyard Style Homes (planning in principle).

 

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:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Philip Cowen

 

Stow Bedon/Breckles Parish Council:            Cllr Jonathan White

 

Objector:                                                         Judith Bush

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 for approval as recommended.

 

 

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (for information) (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 99 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 (if any) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 42 KB

For information.

Minutes:

Noted.