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119.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2011.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2011 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

120.

Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr P Spencer, Cllr P Duigan was in attendance as her substitute.

 

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr S Rogers, Cllr B Rose was in attendance as his substitute.

121.

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 Cowen declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Agenda Item 9, Schedule of Planning Applications Item 5, by virtue of being in attendance as the Agent to the Applicant.

 

Cllr J North declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 9, Schedule of Planning Applications Item 5, as Old Buckenham was part of her constituency and she had met the Applicant.

 

Cllr J North declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 9, Schedule of Planning Applications Item 4, as Attleborough formed part of her constituency and she was acquainted with a member of the Tingdene Group. 

 

 

122.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

No feedback on training requirements had been received by the Chairman with regard to any specific subjects.

123.

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:

The following items from Agenda No. 9, Schedule of Planning Applications were deferred :

 

Item 1 : Shipdham : Reference 3PL/2011/01820/O was deferred, due to the need to consult with Natural England.

 

Item 2 : Shipdham : Reference 3PL/2011/0187/CA was deferred, due to being closely allied to Item 1.

 

Item 3 : Shipdham : Reference 3PL/2011/0189/F was deferred, due to being closely allied to Item 1.

124.

Urgent Business

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.

125.

Local Development Framework (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Sarah Robertson, Planning Policy Officer (Capita Symonds) provided an update.

126.

Deferred Applications pdf icon PDF 40 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.

127.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications :

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

D D Dodd & Son

Shipdham

9-14

2

D D Dodd & Son

Shipdham

15-17

3

D D Dodd & Son

Shipdham

18-21

4

Tingdene Group

Attleborough

22-25

5

Mr John Alston

Old Buckenham

26-33

6

Mr Steve Becker

Attleborough

34-36

7

Mr David Batch

Rocklands

37-40

8

Hamilton Acorn Ltd

Attleborough

41-47

9

G T Bunning & Sons

Gressenhall

48-51

10

SS Agriservices &

PJ Southgat

Attleborough

52-55

11

Mr B Gardner

Beetley

56-59

12

Breckland Council

Harling

60-63

13

Mr & Mrs R W Key

Whinburgh/Westfield

64-68

14

Mr & Mrs A J Townshend

Hardingham

69-72

15

Mr & Mrs E Poole

Gressenhall

73-75

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows :-

 

(a)       Item 1 : Shipdham : Land to the east of Mill Road : Erection of 8 detached houses with garages including highway improvements for D D Dodd & Son : Reference 3PL/2011/0182/0

 

            Deferred, due to the need to consult with Natural England.

 

(b)       Item 2 :Shipdham : The Old School House, Chapel Street : Conversion of former school buildings to 6 affordable housing units inc. some demolition for D D Dodd & Son : Reference 3PL/2011/0187/CA

 

            Deferred, due to being closely allied to Item 1.

 

(c)        Item 3 : Shipdham : The Old School House, Chapel Street : Conversion of former school buildings to 6 affordable housing units inc. some demolition for D D Dodd & Son : Reference 3PL/2011/0189/F

 

            Deferred, due to being closely allied to Item 1.

 

(d)       Item 4 : Attleborough : Oak Tree Park, Norwich Road : Change of use of land to mobile home park for Tingdene Group : Reference 3PL/2011/0398/CU

 

Cllr J North declared a personal interest as Attleborough formed part of her constituency and she was acquainted with a member of the Tingdene Group.  A constituent had contacted her about the site with regard to access and overlooking.

 

The application sought planning permission for the change of use of land for the standing of residential mobile homes.  The development would form an extension to an existing mobile home park, known as Oak Tree Caravan Park.  A total of 49 additional mobile homes would be accommodated in two parcels of land.  Occupation of the mobile homes would be limited to the over 50s, and would be free market housing.  Access to the proposed development would be via the existing caravan park entrance and roads. 

 

The Principal Planning Officer showed photographs of the mobile homes for illustrative purposes only, but these would need to be agreed subject to conditions on the layout of properties, design, amenity, distance between dwellings, new roads, boundary treatment, trees and a restriction to the over 50s.  Confirmation would be required from Anglian Water that it could be demonstrated that sewerage and sewage disposal systems serving the development have sufficient capacity to accommodate the additional flows.

 

The Housing Team raised no objection subject to a contribution to affordable housing.  Subject to details of the plots the Tree Officer had not objected.  Some of the existing dwellings are close to boundaries and comments received, including those from the Attleborough Community Team, covered local infrastructure and overlooking. No affordable housing is proposed as part of the development, instead an estimated financial contribution of £150k - £170k, with recreation contributions for the wider community of £39k along with a local Library contribution agreed in principle.

 

Mr Middleton, Objector, stated that the Attleborough Community Team wanted to see planned sustainable growth under a master plan.  Unless an assessment is carried out they believed a number of policies were unlikely to be met and spatial strategy would not be delivered.

 

Mr Basi, Agent, explained that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 127.

128.

Five Year Supply of Housing Statement pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Commissioning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Sarah Robertson, Planning Policy Officer presented the report, the purpose of which was to advise Members of the contents of the Five Year Supply of Housing Statement.

 

The content of the report was noted.

129.

Applications determined by the Director of Commissioning pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Report of the Director of Commissioning

 

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.

130.

Appeal Decisions (for information)

Hockering : Gypsy Lane : Temporary permission for siting of a static caravan/log cabin for Mr A Elliott : Reference : 3PL/2010/0848/F

Decision : Appeal Dismissed

 

Watton : 29 Merton Road : Extension to rear and new roof (rooms included) for Mr Robert Old : Reference : 3PL/2011/0059/F

Decision :  Appeal Dismissed

 

Harling : Cloverfield, Lopham Road : Residential development of 17 No dwellings, including a mix of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom dwellings for Mr P Burton : Reference : 3PL/2010/1079/F

Decision :  Appeal allowed, planning permission granted subject to conditions.

 

Foulden : Plot Adjacent to No 86 School Road: Erection of dwelling and garage for Mr Anthony Clark : Reference : 3TL/2010/0043/TL

Decision :  Appeal Dismissed

 

Watton : 22 Kingfisher Way : Proposed single storey dwelling for Mr S Smith : Reference : 3PL/2010/1168/F

Decision :  Appeal Dismissed

 

Caston : Fallowfield Cottage, Northacre : Conversion of a disused piggery to a three bedroom single storey dwelling for Mr Alan Bunn: Reference : 3PL/2010/0812/F

Decision :  Appeal Dismissed

 

Attleborough : Bilhams Cottage, The Street, Caston : New detached house with garage for Co-Dunkall Ltd : Reference 3PL/2010/0763/F

Decision : Appeal Dismissed

 

Attleborough : Bilhams Cottage, The Street, Caston : 2 x new detached houses with garages for Co-Dunkall Ltd : Reference 3PL/2010/0762/F

Decision : Appeal Dismissed

 

Swaffham : 12 Mill Street, Necton : New single storey dwelling and garage for Mrs Charlotte Mellor : Reference 3PL/2010/0640/0

Decision : Appeal Dismissed

 

Thetford : 89 Highlands, IP24 1JG : Erection of a porch to front elevation, conversion of garage to bedroom requiring alterations to front elevation, bedroom extension (existing pitched roof and dormer extended out over existing flat roof garage) and conservatory extension to rear elevation for Mr Andrew Constantinou : Reference 3PL/2011/0078/F

Decision : Appeal Dismissed

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Lynn : Ploughshare PH, The Street, Beeston, PE32 2NF : Retention and extension of Ploughshare Public House and function room, alterations to car park and the erection of two detached dwellings for Mr Robert Scammell : Reference 3PL/2010/0516/O

Decision : Appeal Allowed and planning permission granted, subject to conditions.

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Minutes:

Noted.

131.

Applications Determined by Norfolk County Council (For Information) pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Minutes:

Noted.