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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 226 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2021.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 20 December 2021 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Roger Atterwill.  Councillor Taila Taylor was in attendance as his substitute.

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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:

Agenda item 11(a): Beetley: Shortthorns Garden Centre, Elmham Road, Beetley: (Reference: 3PL/2021/1524/F)

 

Cllr Clarke declared an interest in this application due to him knowing the objectors and the applicant and did not take part in the discission or vote on this application.

 

All Members had received direct correspondence in respect of Agenda items 11(e) and 11(g), the Wellingham applications.

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that Planning Committee meetings would always be held on a Tuesday in future and no further virtual meetings or virtual attendance would be held going forward.

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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:

TPO 2021 No. 15: Dereham: Rookery Farm Barns, Elsing Lane

 

This application had been deferred and would be discussed at the next meeting in March.

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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:

Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control reported that as part of the Local Plan process the call for sites was now being considered.  This would be in respect of sites for any land use, including residential, employment, leisure as well as sites for local green spaces.  A report would be presented to the Cabinet meeting in March and subject to Cabinet’s approval, the process should then commence in April.    

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 194 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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TPO 2021 No.15: Dereham: Rookery Farm Barns. Elsing Lane (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Not to confirm the Order and allow the tree to be felled.

 

THIS APPLICATION HAS SINCE BEEN DEFERRED

Minutes:

This application had been deferred prior to the meeting and would be discussed at the next meeting in March.

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TPO 2021 No.17: Attleborough: The Nook, Buckenham Road (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Not to confirm the Order.

Minutes:

Formal objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2021 No. 17, Attleborough.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Hugh Coggles, Tree & Countryside Officer.

 

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:

 

Objectors:                               Mr & Mrs Redfern

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 to confirm the Order. 

 

The Tree Preservation Order 2021 No. 17 was confirmed as recommended.

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 11)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

11/22a

Beetley: Shortthorns Garden Centre, Elmham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1524/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Proposed mixed use garden centre and stationing of static caravans & utility blocks for residential use inclusive of all ancillary utilities.

 

Minutes:

Cllr Clarke declared an interest in this application due to him knowing the objectors and the applicant and did not take part in the discission or vote on this application.

 

Proposed mixed use garden centre and stationing of static caravans & utility blocks for residential use inclusive of all ancillary utilities.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Nicola Ellis, Senior 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:                  Cllr Richard Duffield (spoke against the application)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                         Howard Cardus (Architect Design & Planning)

 

Beetley Parish Council:                 Cllr Stephen Boyce (Chairman) (spoke against the                                                       application)

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

11/22b

Besthorpe: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1311/O pdf icon PDF 97 KB

8 Dwelling Houses.

Minutes:

8 Dwelling Houses.

 

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:

 

Kenninghall Parish Council:          Cllr Alison Holman (Chairman) (spoke in support of                                                       the application)

 

Supporter:                                      Mr Brian Taylor (Mary Bowles Charity)

 

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

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

2.     no objections being received from the Council’s Ecologist;

3.     a further condition in respect of the height of the dwellings being limited to no more than 9m in height and restricted to 2 storey dwellings only; and

4.     an amendment to Condition 13 to secure the submission and approval of a detailed surface water drainage scheme and foul water drainage scheme prior to commencement of development.

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Croxton and Kilverstone:Land at Sub-Phase 1b Kingsfleet: Reference: 3PL/2021/1319/D pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Reserved Matters application relates to Sub-Phase 1b of the consent and seeks permission for 225 dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure and details relating to layout, scale, appearance and landscaping following outline permission 3PL/2011/0805/O

Minutes:

Reserved Matters application relates to Sub-Phase 1b of the consent and seeks permission for 225 dwellings, public open space and associated infrastructure and details relating to layout, scale, appearance and landscaping following outline permission 3PL/2011/0805/O.

 

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:

 

Applicant:                                      Nicole Lane (Taylor Wimpey East Anglia)                                  

Applicant’s Agent:                         Libby Hindle (Boyer Planning)    

 

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

 

1.     no objections being received from the Highways Authority; and

2.     the conditions as listed in the report.

 

Note: the applicant was encouraged to include swift bricks to the dwellings and hedgehog highways.

 

 

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Narborough: Land North of 1-14 Swaffham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0304/D pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Reserved matters application following outline permission 3PL/2017/1046/O for 6 No. market sale building plots and 4 No. affordable homes.

Minutes:

Reserved matters application following outline permission 3PL/2017/1046/O for 6 No. market sale building plots and 4 No. affordable homes.

 

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:             Cllr Peter Wilkinson (spoke against the application)

 

Narborough Parish Council:   Cllr Robert Hayes (spoke against the application)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                  Nick Moys (Brown & Co.)

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 2 for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

11/22e

Swaffham: Land west of Brandon Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0748/D pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Reserved Matters application for 64 bed care home (use class C2), 40 assisted living dwellings (use class C2), 650 sqm retail use (class A1-A5), 160 residential dwellings (use class C3) with open space, associated infrastructure. Discharge of conditions application for conditions 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19 and 22 of outline permission 3PL/2017/1487/O.

Minutes:

Reserved Matters application for 64 bed care home (use class C2), 40 assisted living dwellings (use class C2), 650 sqm retail use (class A1-A5), 160 residential dwellings (use class C3) with open space, associated infrastructure. Discharge of conditions application for conditions 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19 and 22 of outline permission 3PL/2017/1487/O.

 

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.

 

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:                  Paul LeGrice (Abel Homes Ltd)

 

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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Wellingham: Land to the west of The Street: Reference: 3PL/2020/1466/O pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Erection of farm worker's dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of farm worker's dwelling.

 

See Minute No.11/22(g) below.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously in favour to defer the application for a site visit to take place.

 

11/22g

Wellingham: Land to the west of The Street: Reference: 3PL/2020/1484/F pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Erection of dairy unit, including cattle house, milking parlour, loose yard building, general purpose building, feed store, feed bin, milk silo, silage clamps, slurry lagoon, attenuation pond, hard standings and new access.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of dairy unit, including cattle house, milking parlour, loose yard building, general purpose building, feed store, feed bin, milk silo, silage clamps, slurry lagoon, attenuation pond, hard standings and new access.

 

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

 

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.

 

Representations were made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Wellingham Parish Council    :           Cllr Ross Donaldson, Chairman (spoke against                                                             the application)

 

Objector:                     :                       James Rivett QC (representing residents)                                                                 (spoke against the application)

 

Applicants:                                          Richard Thomson/Mr & Mrs Munday

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Nick Moys (Brown & Co)

 

It was proposed and seconded to defer the application for a site visit.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously in favour to defer the application for a site visit to take place.

 

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 112 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: December & January (for information) (Agenda item 13) pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

Noted.