Agenda and minutes

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3317.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

3417.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bowes, M Chapman-Allen, Brame and Newton.

 

Councillor Hollis and Councillor Darby were in attendance as substitutes for Councillors Newton and M Chapman-Allen respectively.

3517.

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 room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

All Members had received direct representation for agenda item 8, Schedule items 2 (Billingford) and 8 (Gressenhall).

3617.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

A site visit would be arranged for the deferred application 3PL/2015/1045/O: Dereham: Land West of Etling View.  The date and time would be confirmed.

3717.

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:

Agenda Item 8, Schedule Item 1 (Longham) and Schedule Item 9 (Necton) had been withdrawn from the Agenda.

3817.

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.

3917.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 7) pdf icon PDF 45 KB

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

Minutes:

None.

4017.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Eastern Wind Energy Co-operat

Longham

 

2

Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club

Billingford

 

3

Mr Michael Nunn

Mattishall

 

4

Mcintyre Gant Homes Ltd

Attleborough

 

5

Abel Homes Ltd

Mattishall

 

6

H&B Developments Ltd

Attleborough

 

7

Mr Stephen Hackett

Guist

 

8

Mrs Amanda Wilcox

Gressenhall

 

9

Mr Bernard John Bell

Necton

 

10

Mr Dunning

Besthorpe

 

11

Mr Tim Davidge

Great Ellingham

 

12

Mr M Mitchell

Gressenhall

 

13

Vantage Construction (EA) Ltd

Attleborough

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee’s consideration of the following applications is not summarised here, as Planning Committee meetings are now recorded and provided that a request is made by the scheduled date of the next Planning Committee meeting – a copy of the recording can be made available.

 

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a.    Item 1 – Longham: The Old Airfield, Wendling Farm: Installation of wind turbine (77m) – new access track, hardstanding area, small substation, mast & assoc. infrastructure: Applicant: Easterly Wind Energy Co-operat: Reference: 3PL/2014/1163F

 

Withdrawn

 

b.    Item 2 – Billingford and Swanton Morley: Billingford Lakes, Elmham Road: Erection of visitor centre and change of use of land for campsite, outdoor recreation & centre with associated works and outline permission fo 8 holiday lodges: Applicant: Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf & Country Club: Reference: 3PL/2016/0533/H

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Simon Wood, the Interim Business Manager (Capita).

 

Members debated the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

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

 

Ward Representatives:                       Councillor Borrett and Councillor                                                                    Bambridge

 

Applicant:                                            Bridgette Hall

 

Agent:                                                  Ashley Wyatt

 

Solicitor:                                              Ms Lisa Foster (Richard Buxton,                                                                    Environmental & Public Law Solicitors                                                           (on behalf of Mr & Mrs Mackay)

 

Swanton Morley Parish Council:        Cllr Steve Westbury (Vice-Chairman)

 

Billingford Parish Council:                   Cllr Philippa Challen

 

Hoe & Worthing Parish Council:         Cllr Trevor Wood (Chairman)

 

Supporters:                                         Roger Atterwill, Jay Mehta (Howes                                                                Percival/Solicitor

 

Objectors:                                           Matt Payne, Professor Roger Thorneley,                                                      John Labouchere

 

Other Representatives:                       James Hodson (Ecologist) & Andrew                                                            Dye (Pinnacle Consulting Engineers) –                                                          to answer questions only

 

DECISION:  Members voted 7-1 for Approval + 1 abstention

 

1.    That planning permission be granted subject to conditions.

2.    That delegated authority be given to Officers to agree the conditions.

3.    That 1 and 2 above is subject to the exercise by the Secretary of State of his power to call in the Application

 

c.    Item 3: Mattishall: Land north of Dereham Road: Residential development of up to 16 dwellings including access with all other matters reserved: Applicant: Mr Michael Nunn: Reference: 3PL/2015/0589/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, the Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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:

 

Objector:                                             Mrs Cox

 

DECISION:  Members voted unanimously for Refusal

 

d.    Item 4: Attleborough: Land of Hillsend Lane, London Road: Erection of 5 dwellings: Applicant: Mcintyre Gant Homes Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/0825/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, the Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the application in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

The following representations were received in respect of the application, in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4017.

4117.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 34 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.

4217.

Appeals Decisions (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

Noted.

Closing Remarks

The Solicitor to the Council suggested that the style and the content of the Planning Committee Minutes should change, in order to reflect widely the adopted modern day custom and practice in Local Planning Authorities.  The Minutes themselves would be more succinct and an example was provided.

 

Full notes would still be taken by the Democratic Services Officer and copies of the recordings of Committee meetings would be available on request, provided that a request for such a copy of the recording is made by the scheduled date of the next Planning Committee meeting.

 

Members agreed to adopt this approach.