Agenda and minutes

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Updated Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations (Agenda Item 1) pdf icon PDF 67 KB

For information only.





Minutes (Agenda Item 2) pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2016.


Councillor Joel requested an amendment to his comments on Page 12 of the Agenda, to remove the words ‘from the site’.  The sentence should read “The applicant’s business had been operating for 12 years.”


Subject to that amendment, the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 July 2016 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.



Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda Item 3)

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillors Brame, M Chapman-Allen and Clarke.


Councillor W Richmond was present as Substitute for Councillor M Chapman-Allen and Councillor Jermy was present as Substitute for Councillor Clarke.



Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received (Agenda Item 4)

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 room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.



No declarations were made.



Chairman's Announcements (Agenda Item 5)


The Chairman updated Members on Mike Brennan’s condition.  He was still not well enough to return to work and Members sent their best wishes for his recovery.


The order that the applications would be heard was explained for the benefit of members of the public.


Members were advised that the Enforcement Manager would no longer provide regular updates to the Committee due to pressure of work.  However, if a Member had a specific enforcement issue they could raise it direct with the Enforcement Manager or through the Chairman.



Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (Agenda Item 6)

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.





Urgent Business (Agenda Item 7)

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.





Local Plan Update (Agenda Item 8) pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To receive an update. 


The Chairman announced that it was Martin Pendlebury’s last Planning Committee as he was leaving the Authority.  He thanked him for his hard work and wished him well for the future and then invited him to present the update.


The Principal Policy Planner read through the update on the Agenda.  He then thanked Officers and Members for the support he had received and wished everyone well for the future.


Councillor Claussen asked when the Dereham Transport Study would be discussed by the Overview & Scrutiny Commission (O&SC) and he was advised that it was likely to go to the O&SC meeting on 13 October 2016.

He then thanked Martin and said that he had enjoyed working with him and respected his knowledge and particularly his understanding of a Member’s role.



Deferred Applications (Agenda Item 9) pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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


None of the deferred items would be discussed today.



Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda Item 10) pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:


Item No



Page No


Minstergate Motors


28 - 32


Dawe Estates


33 – 37


Mr Mark Chapman


38 – 43


Charbon Properties Limited


44 – 51


Mr Rouf Homes Ltd


52 – 59


Mr Andrew Jackson


60 – 76


Mr Paul Gardner

Little Dunham

77 – 83


Ms Melanie Stephan

Holme Hale

84 – 90


S. P. K Engineering


91 – 101


Mr S Andrews & Ms L Harding


102 – 106


Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor


107 - 112


Clayland Homes (Ashill) Limited




Additional documents:


RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:


a)       Item 1: THETFORD: Shi Kon Budokan, Staniforth Road: Demolish building and erect 6 dwellings with associated parking/amenities: Applicant: Minstergate Motors: Reference: 3PL/2015/0953/F


The building on the site had been removed.  The dense development was in-keeping with the surroundings.


Councillor Jermy knew the site well and could not believe that six dwellings would fit on there.  Three bedroom properties were for families and the gardens were very small.


Councillor Newton agreed.  He thought it was over-development and it did not match the surroundings and would not look good.


The Chairman noted that there were two parking spaces for each dwelling.  If that was reduced it might increase the amount of garden area. 


The Principal Planning Officer advised that some households did not want large gardens.  The proposal provided a small but useable amenity area and there was some open space immediately to the west of the site. 


Approved, as recommended.


b)       Item 2: CARBROOKE: Manor Farm, Willow Corner: New Farm Workshop: Applicant: Dawe Estates: Reference: 3PL/2016/0206/F


The recommended conditions for this full application were included on the Supplement to the Agenda.  The existing access to the farm was through the village.  The proposal would provide a new access onto Shipdham Road.


Councillor Jermy asked about the comments from the Parish Council about the hedge and was informed that a small section would be removed to provide the necessary visibility splays.  An additional condition re frontage landscaping would be added.


Approved as recommended.


c)       Item 3: SHROPHAM: Land Adjacent Red Lodge, Hargham Road: Two dwellings: Applicant: Mr Mark Chapman: Reference: 3PL/2016/0252/O


This outline application was on an infill plot which would maintain the built-up fringe of the village.  Officers considered that the benefits outweighed any harm.  It was agreed that the development should be limited to single storey to reflect the properties on either side.


Approved, as recommended.


d)       Item 4: BEESTON: Land off Herne Lane: Proposed residential dwelling: Applicant: Charbon Properties Limited: Reference: 3PL/2016/0269/O


11 dwellings were proposed in an area of scattered development.  The indicative layout included four affordable dwellings.  A footpath would give pedestrians access closer to the village.  The Parish Council had been re-consulted; any approval would be subject to no new concerns being raised.


Mr Moulton (Agent) had consulted the Parish Council and Officers before re-submitting the application.  The housing would support existing services in the village and the footway link would give safer access.  A management company would manage the footpath.


Deferred and the officers authorised to grant approval, subject to conditions, on completion of the section 106 agreement.


e)       Item 5: THETFORD: Land off Kimms Belt/London Road: Erect 29 dwellings with landscaping, car parking, waste/recycling and cycle storage: Applicant: Mr Rouf Homes Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/0379/F


This full application for residential units was in a built-up area of mixed use.  The adjacent site had approval for apartments.  The development reflected the scale, mass and form of the industrial buildings nearby.


Mr Walker (Agent) said the proposal  ...  view the full minutes text for item 113.


Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda Item 11) pdf icon PDF 60 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.





Appeal Decisions (Agenda Item 12) pdf icon PDF 52 KB





Enforcement Update (Agenda Item 13)

Please note that there will not be an Enforcement Update.  If Members need any information on enforcement matters they are requested to contact Chris Curtis, Planning Enforcement Manager. (