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99.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2011.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2011 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

100.

Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Mark Robinson.

101.

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests they may have in any of the following items on the agenda.  The Members’ Code of Conduct requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is personal or prejudicial.

Minutes:

Cllr F Sharpe, declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Agenda Item 10 Items 2 & 3, by virtue of being a Trustee of The Hammond Educational Charity.

 

Cllr S Matthews declared a personal and prejudicial interest, in Agenda Item 10 items 2 & 3, by virtue of being Chairman of The Hammond Educational Charity.

 

Cllr P Spencer declared a personal interest, in Agenda Item 10 item 1, by virtue of being a member of Thetford Town Council.

 

 

102.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

With effect from 11 July, 2011, half hour training sessions would take place  after Development Control Committee meetings for the benefit of new Members.

103.

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda

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 – Shipdham : this application for residential development at land to the east of Pound Green Lane, Shipdham for Mr I Leonard : Reference 3PL/2011/0382/F had been  withdrawn by the Applicant.

104.

Local Development Framework (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

No update was given, as there was nothing to report.

105.

Deferred Applications pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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

Minutes:

Noted.

106.

Shipdham : Residential development at land to the east of Pound Green Lane, Shipdham for Mr I Leonard : Reference 3PL/2011/0382/F pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Report of the Director of Commissioning.

Minutes:

Application withdrawn.

107.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications :

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Dr W Hurst

Thetford

17-22

2

The Hammond Educational Charity

Swaffham

23-27

3

The Hammond Educational Charity

Swaffham

28-30

4

Mr Clive Vooght

Thetford

31-33

5

Mr & Mrs Parfitt

Shipdham

34-38

6

Mr P P Ward

Lyng

39-40

7

Mr I Leonard

Shipdham

41

8

Mr & Mrs D Wright

Saham Toney

42-45

9

Mr & Mrs G Booker

Swanton Morley

46-48

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows :

 

(a)       Item 1 : Thetford : Former Jarrold & Sons, London Road : Demolition of existing building & erection of Lidl foodstore with associated works for Dr W Hurst c/o Lidl UK GMBH Wellington Parkway : Reference : 3PL/2010/1249/F

 

            Members had received correspondence from the applicant.

 

Cllr P Spencer declared a personal interest, by virtue of being a member of Thetford Town Council.

 

The application sought full planning permission for the erection of a new Lidl food store with a net sales area of 1,286 sq.m with 82 car parking spaces.  The site is located within the Settlement Boundary of Thetford but is outside of the defined town centre and is located on an existing Employment Area.

 

Policy matters to be considered were those principally of PPS4.  There was one suggested additional condition not in the Agenda which related to renewable energy.

 

Mr Beaumont, Regional Development Executive for Lidl UK, advised they would be committed to employing local staff and had received 36 future employment enquiries. The proposed store would be accessible by bus routes.  Lidl were committed to sustainable development. If approved, the Store would open before Spring 2012. 

 

Mr Beaumont was aware of the ‘wish list’ provided by Thetford Town Council, and they had been responded to in writing.  Disabled parking and cycle spaces had been increased, and the parent/child parking spaces had been increased from 3 to 4.  A Heritage Board would be put in place.  There would be green powder-coated security fencing.  Lidl did not tend to provide recycling facilities, but a recycling facility was available close by. 

 

Approved, as recommended, with the additional, renewable energy condition.

 

(b)       Item 2 : Swaffham : 18 Market Place : Redevelopment of the Hammonds High School Site of 18 The Market Place, Swaffham, to provide 14 dwellings for The Hammond Educational Charity, Atherstone House, North Pickenham Road : Reference : 3PL/2010/1365/F

 

            Cllr F Sharpe declared a personal and prejudicial interest, by virtue of being a Trustee of The Hammond Educational Charity, and left the room during this item.

 

Cllr S Matthews declared a personal and prejudicial interest, by virtue of being Chairman of The Hammond Educational Charity. She left the room after addressing the Committee.

 

            The application was for full planning permission and Listed Building consent for the redevelopment of part of the former Hammonds Sixth Form.  Permission was sought for the conversion of existing buildings into 10 dwellings and the erection of 4 new dwellings.  The mix of housing would comprise : 5 x 3 bed dwellings, 1 x 2 bed dwelling, 3 x 3 bed flats, 1 x 1 bed flat and 4 x 4 bed houses.  Access to the proposed development would be via existing entrances on the Market Place and Whitsands Road.

 

The application site is located in Swaffham town centre.  The site falls within the Swaffham Conservation Area.  The site includes 2 Listed Buildings (18-20 Market Place) and a Listed gate facing onto  ...  view the full minutes text for item 107.

108.

Applications determined by the Director of Commissioning pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of the Director of Commissioning.

 

If Members have any questions about Applications, they should contact the Officers to give them time to get the necessary information to provide an answer at the meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

Noted.

109.

Applications determined by Norfolk County Council (For Information)

3CM/2011/0011/F : The Director of Children’s Services : Erection of two single storey extensions to provide new entrance and foyer, widening of access gate, rear link and works for Bishops CE VA Primary School, Canterbury Way, Thetford.

Decision : Conditional Approval

 

3CM/2011/0009/F : The Director of Children’s Services : Extension and alterations to school buildings for St Andrews CEVA Primary School, South Pickenham Road, North Pickenham.

Decision : Conditional Approval

Minutes:

Noted.