Agenda and minutes

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No. Item

Chairman's Opening Remarks

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Planning Committee meeting. The
procedure was explained and following introductions the meeting commenced.

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 5 July 2021.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 5 July 2021 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 Bowes, Clarke, Dale and Gilbert.

 

Substitutes in attendance were Councillors Brindle, Kiddle-Morris, Monument and Taylor.

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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.

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Chairman's Announcements (if any) (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed the substitute Members in attendance.

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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:

The following applications had been deferred prior to the meeting taking place:

 

Agenda item 9(b): Attleborough: Land adjacent to Oak Tree Park, Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0309/F

 

Agenda item 10(b): Swanton Morley: Land on the edge of Woodgate, alongside Frog’s Hall Lane: Reference: 3PL/2021/0051/F

 

 

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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:

Nothing to report.

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TPO 2021 No. 4 - Fourboys, Church Road, Beetley (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Formal objection to serving of TPO 2021 No. 4

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the formal objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2021 No. 4 be determined as follows:

 

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 report 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 Richard Duffield (against the objection)

 

Home/landowner/objector:      Marc Jordan

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 to confirm the Order. 

 

The Tree Preservation Order 2021 No. 4 was confirmed as recommended.

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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

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Watton: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0032/F pdf icon PDF 152 KB

This application was due to be heard at Planning Committee on 5th May 2021 but was deferred prior to the meeting.

 

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:

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.

 

This application was due to be heard at Planning Committee on 5th May 2021 but was deferred prior to the meeting.

 

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.

 

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 Tina Kiddell (in support)

 

Watton & Saham Flood Action Group:           Liz Whitcher

 

Applicant:                                                        Paul LeGrice (Abel Homes)

 

Agent:                                                              Iain Hill (Bidwells)

 

Senior Planner:                                               Edward Uwechue (Rapleys)                                                              

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

 

1.     a S106 Agreement to secure matters of open space, open space maintenance contribution, affordable housing, education, libraries contributions, the implementation and monitoring of a travel plan;

 

2.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

3.     additional conditions as requested by the Council’s Tree officer as listed in the supplementary papers on pages 52 and 53 of the agenda pack; and

 

4.     delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Place & Delivery to agree and impose further conditions as requested by the Planning Committee Members.

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Attleborough: Land Adjacent to Oak Tree Park, Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0309/F - THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 105 KB

This application was considered by the Planning Committee on 3 September 2018.

 

Use of land for the stationing of 20 residential park homes and associated layout and landscaping.

Minutes:

This application had been deferred see Minute No. 73/21 above.  The reason for this deferral was due to the on-going discussions in respect of the on-site affordable housing element.

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Necton: Land north of Charnwood, St Andrews Lane: Reference: 3PL/2020/0469/O pdf icon PDF 115 KB

This application was considered by Planning Committee on 15th March 2021.

 

Erection of up to 22no. residential units along with landscaping, drainage and associated infrastructure (all matters reserved except for access).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of up to 22no. residential units along with landscaping, drainage and associated infrastructure (all matters reserved except for access).

 

This application was considered by the Planning Committee on 15th March 2021 and was resolved to be approved in accordance with the Officer recommendation. Since this meeting, a number of changes to the application had been requested including the signing of a S106 Agreement to secure ‘First Homes’ instead of ‘Starter Homes’.

 

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 application in

light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

No representations were made in respect of this application.

                                               

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

 

1.     a S106 Agreement to secure the affordable housing matters as listed in the report;

 

2.     delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Place & Delivery to agree additional affordable housing products in consultation with the Council’s Housing Officers; and

 

3.     the conditions as listed in the report.

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 10)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

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Kenninghall: Woodland Plantation to the west of Kenninghall: Reference: 3PL/2020/1331/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Erection of a new dwelling/house.

Minutes:

Erection of a new dwelling (house).

 

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.

 

The Chairman read aloud a letter of support from Kenninghall Parish Council.

 

A representation was made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant:                                            Louise Riley

 

DECISION: Subject to one abstention, Members voted unanimously in support of the Officers recommendation of approval, subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

2.     suitable information being provided to address the ecology concerns; and

 

3.     no objections being received from the Council’s Ecologist or Tree Officer.

 

 

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Swanton Morley: Land on the edge of Woodgate, alongside Frog's Hall Lane: Reference: 3PL/2021/0051/F - THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN DEFERRED pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Whole life zero-carbon dwelling with detached garage set within a substantial natural landscaping and ecological enhancements scheme.

Minutes:

This application had been deferred see Minute No. 73/21 above.  The reason for its deferral was due to a last minute objection to the application being received.

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

Report of the Executive Director of Place & Delivery.

 

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 Summary for July 2021 (for information) (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 7 KB

Minutes:

Noted.