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Introductions and Announcement

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Planning Committee meeting.  The format of the meeting and voting procedure were explained.

 

The Chairman announced that the following applications had been deferred:

 

·        Item 9(b): Snetterton: Land at Chalk Lane: Reference 3PL/2020/0780/F –due to further information being sought by Historic England.

·        Item 9(c): Watton: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0032/F –due to a last-minute representation received challenging the impact of the retail element of the proposals on the town centre.

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2021.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 12 April 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Bowes.  There were no substitutes in attendance.

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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:

All Members had received direct correspondence in respect of the Old Buckenham application at Minute No. 55/21(a) below.

 

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

None.

51/21

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:

As previously announced:

 

·        Item 9(b): Snetterton: Land at Chalk Lane: Reference 3PL/2020/0780/F –due to further information being sought by Historic England.

 

·        Item 9(c): Watton: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0032/F –due to a last-minute representation received challenging the impact of the retail element of the proposals on the town centre.

 

52/21

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.

53/21

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control advised that Cabinet Members had approved, the Norfolk Strategic Framework, a collaboration document with all the Norfolk authorities including Norfolk County Council, at its meeting held on 4 May 2021. 

 

Members were asked to contact Simon Wood or Andrew D’Arcy if they required any further information.

 

The Housing Monitoring Statement was also being prepared to inform the 5 Year Housing Land Supply position.

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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

54/21a

Shipdham: Parfitt Nurseries, The Cricket Players, Old Post Office Street: Reference: 3PL/2020/0906/F at 1pm pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Residential Development for 23 no. dwellings and associated car parking, garages, and associated public open space and highway improvements.

 

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 12th April to allow for further consultation with interested parties.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development for 23 no. dwellings and associated car parking and garages and associated public open space and highway improvements.

 

This application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting held on 12 April 2021 to allow for further consultation with interested parties.

 

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:

 

Agent(s):                                 David Futter (David Futter Associates Ltd) &                                                            Howard Cardus (PSB Services on behalf of Agent)

 

Objector:                                 Mrs C Langham

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation subject to:

 

1.     a S106 Agreement to secure financial contributions towards local education, library facilities and the provision of 2 on-site affordable dwellings and management of on-site public open space;

 

2.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

3.     an additional condition to provide an archaeological investigation as requested by Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment Service; and

 

4.     a further condition to secure a scheme of measures to prevent any harm or noise generating from the on-site pumping station. 

 

55/21

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

55/21a

Old Buckenham: Part of Anglian Water Drilling Unit Site, Abbey Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0091/F at 1.30pm pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Erection of a 24.46m high radar tower and associated comms cabin (portakabin).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of a 24.46m high radar tower and associated comms cabin (portacabin).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Senior Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

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):                                                    Jim Trice & Richard Bennett (Met Office)

 

Ward Representative:                                     Cllr Stephen Askew (against the                                                                       application))

 

Parish Council:                                                Cllr Andy Nicholls

 

Objectors:                                                        Alison Gilmour & Oliver Chubbock

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 against the Officers recommendation of approval.

 

REASONS: Members believed that the proposal would have a detrimental effect on amenity and a negative impact on local residents.  Members also felt that the proposal did not have appropriate regard to the Environmental Impacts required by Policy ENV02 of the Breckland Local Plan.  

 

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

 

55/21b

Snetterton: Land at Chalk Lane: Reference: 3PL/2020/0780/F - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 138 KB

The construction of an agricultural feed mill (Use Class B2) with ancillary offices and welfare facilities, creation of a new vehicular access and associated infrastructure including silos; engineering; landscaping; and ground works - this is an Environmental Impact Assessment Development.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See Minute No. 51/21 above.

55/21c

Watton: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0032/F - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Development of single storey food store (Use Class E - retail) with associated car parking, and landscape works; and 45 dwellings (Class C3) with associated open space and highway infrastructure.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

See Minute No. 51/21 above.

 

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (for information) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 93 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 (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Minutes:

Noted.