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Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2012.


Subject to it being noted that the first name of the Interim Planning & Building Control Manager was Jeff (Upton) not Geoff, the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2012 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence had been received from Cllr N Wilkin.


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.


Cllr Bowes declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 9, Scheduled Item 6, Rocklands,  by virtue of knowing the applicant.


Cllr Monument declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Agenda Item 9, Scheduled Items 3 and 4, Dereham, by virtue of being a member of the Applicant and a Member of Breckland Council.


Local Development Framework (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 


The Planning Manager advised of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that came out in its final form on 27 March 2012. A full report on the implications of NPPF would go before the Planning Committee on 14 May 2012.


The TAAP was now subject to a further four week consultation, and it was expected that full Council would adopt that on 5 July 2012. 


Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications :


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Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd




Mr Edmund Colville




Dereham Town Council




Dereham Town Council




Reads Property Development




Mr Graham Shadrack




The Fransham Motor Company





RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows :


(a)       Item 1 : Attleborough : Erection of 375 dwellings with assoc. parking, garages & landscaping (Full) & Outline for Employment Development : Applicant : Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd : Reference : 3PL/2011/0528/H


A mixed residential and employment development was proposed on land at London Road, Attleborough, with a hybrid application for the residential development occupying a net area of 10.6 hectares and the outline employment development would provide for up to 12,000 square metres of floor space (3.9 hectares of land).


The Principal Planning Officer advised that the A11 levels were significantly lower than those of the site itself.  A number of concerns had been raised from occupants who lived opposite the proposed development’s two access points.  Alterations had been proposed to the junction of London Road with Exchange Street/Connaught Road as detailed in the comprehensive report which listed all issues raised.  Twenty letters of objection had been received.  The scheme was well thought out, designed to remove overlooking of neighbouring properties and was a natural infill in the town. It would deliver a significant amount of infrastructure.  94 affordable dwellings would be provided with a 60/40 split between market rented and shared equity properties.  A football pitch shown on one of the slides had been changed to a tennis court.


The Solicitor was given a copy of a letter received by Cllrs Spencer and Clark.


The objector who spoke first had a property in Kent Close and his back garden would be within 10m of the development so his leisure areas and environment would be ruined by the proposed access as there would be in excess of 2000 vehicle movements per day within 10m of his garden.  He represented those who owned properties that fronted London Road and stated that both the Planning Department and the applicant had not taken their well-being into account within the design and the application should be refused until access points were re-designed, with input from the residents.  He advised of a fatal accident and two serious accidents that had happened in the area.  He felt there was a duty of care that there be a roundabout at the proposed access to the employment area.


The second objector asked for a review of the accesses given that the application was in outline.


Developers had been opportunist was the statement made by a third objector.


Mr Osborn, Agent, stated that Attleborough Town Council were supportive of the application.  The points of access had been chosen as they were the safest points.  One car every 40 seconds would leave the northern area during peak time.  No objections had been received from the Environment Agency and Anglian Water.  The IDB had set out their position.  Community infrastructure obligations had been met.  The scheme was worth over £34m to the local community.  Whilst the site was outside the settlement boundary there was a need for more homes and employment in the area.


Mr Martin, Ward Representative, commended the application and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 38.


Applications determined by the Director of Commissioning pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Director of Commissioning


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Appeal Decisions (For Information)

APP/F2605/D11/2166416 : The Barn, Caston Road, Griston, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 6QD : Appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission to enclose former garage and house space and turn garage into day room : Reference : 3PL/2011/0613/F

Decision : Appeal Dismissed


APP/F2605/D/12/2168002 : Swallow Cottage, The Arms, Little Cressingham, Thetford, IP25 6LZ : Appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission for a detached timber garage (3 bay) with attached lean-to log store : Reference : 3PL/2011/1009/F

Decision : Appeal Allowed


APP/F2605/A/11/2163628 : Former Communications Building, Elworthy Close, Watton, IP25 6HP : Appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission of change of use of land for storage of building materials : Reference : 3PL/2011/0396/CU

Decision : Appeal Allowed


APP/F2605/A/11/2161795 : Land adjacent 58 Parklands Avenue, Shipdham, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7PZ : Appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission for erection of single dwelling with integrated cart lodge : Reference : 3PL/2010/1358/F

Decision : Appeal Allowed


APP/F2605/D/12/2167977 : 50 White Hart Street, East Harling, Norwich, NR16 2NE : Appeal against the refusal to grant planning permission for the erection of 1.6m close board fence to perimeter of property including gates, 13 panels in total, 8 of which are to the side of Gallants Lane.  Panels are supported by concrete posts and gravel boards.

Reference : 3PL/2011/1046/F

Decision : Appeal Dismissed










Enforcement Items pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Director of Commissioning


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