Agenda and minutes

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4317.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on Monday, 3 April 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 3 April 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4417.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Cllr Nairn.

4517.

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 in relation to Agenda item 7(a), Norwich Road, Dereham.

 

Councillor Monument declared a personal & prejudicial interest in Agenda item 8, schedule item 1, Dereham as she lived in Greenfields Road.

 

Councillor Webb declared an interest in Agenda item 8, Schedule item 1, Dereham as she was Head of Fundraising for Dereham Windmill that overlooked the application site.

4617.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

Councillor Hollis, a recently appointed Planning Committee Member, was welcomed to the meeting.  Councillor Mark Taylor had been appointed as her substitute.  He was also welcomed to his first meeting as an observer only.

4717.

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:

None.

4817.

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.

4917.

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:

Councillor Clarke asked if the applicant for CC Wells, Dereham (3PL/2016/0956)CU had submitted the information required.  The Head of Development Management said that the information was still being gathered but he would chase.

 

The Schedule of Deferred applications was otherwise noted.

 

4917a

Dereham: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2015/0916/F pdf icon PDF 831 KB

Report of the Executive Director Place.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members had received direct representation on the application (see Minute No. 45/17).

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                                     Councillor Alison Webb

 

Anglian Water:                                                Gareth Barker and Rob Marris (to                                                                              answer questions)

 

Taylor Wimpey:                                              Mark Chapman (to answer questions)

 

DECISION: Members voted 10-1 for Approval + 1 abstention, subject to the conditions listed in the report and as varied as set out in the presentation to Members.

5017.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a.    Item 1: Dereham: Land at Greenfields Road: 285 dwellings comprising 6 x 5 bedroom houses, 87 x 4 bedroom houses, 113 x 3 bedroom houses, 73 x 2 bedroom houses, 4 x 2 bedroom bungalows and 2 x 1 bedroom bungalows together with associated access, pedestrian and cycle links, landscaping and open space: Applicant: Orbit Homes (2020) Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/1397/F

 

Councillor Linda Monument and Councillor Alison Webb both declared an interest in this item (see Minute No. 45/17 above).

 

Councillor Monument left the room after she had read out her representation as Ward Representative and after reading aloud the representation from Dereham Town Council due to the Clerk being unwell.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, a Principal Planning Officer (Capita).

 

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

 

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 Alison Webb and                                                                                 Councillor Linda Monument

 

Dereham Town Council:                            Tony Needham

 

Agent:                                                             Erica Whettingsteel

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 - 1 for deferral

 

That the application be deferred, contrary to the Officer’s recommendation.

 

REASON(S): on the grounds that Members required further information on Planning Policy DC11.

 

b.    Item 2: Dereham: Land North of the Old A47, Grange Farm, Etling Green: Residential development comprising demolition of existing barns and erection of 3 dwellings, conversion of barn to dwelling and retention and refurbishment of Listed Farmhouse: Applicant: Mrs Cathy Dixon: Reference: 3PL/2016/0770/F

 

Members had received direct correspondence.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                                  Councillor Alison Webb

 

Objector:                                                         Mrs Ann Bowyer

 

Dereham Town Council:                            Tony Needham

 

The Etling Green Residents Assoc.         Mr Steve Lake

 

DECISION: Members voted 2 - 9 not to accept the Officer’s recommendation.

 

REASON(S): on the grounds that the site fell outside the Settlement Boundary and was contrary to Policies CP6, CP10, and CP14; and the design of the proposed development being contrary to Policy DC16.

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 - 2 for Refusal.

 

c.    Item 3: Weeting: Land East of The Beeches, Lynn Road: 24 residential dwellings: Applicant: Mr R Childerhouse: Reference: 3PL/2016/1412/D

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, a 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:

 

Agent:                                                 Erica Whettingsteel (to answer                                                                             questions only)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for Approval as recommended subject to the conditions listed in the report.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5017.

5117.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 33 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.

5217.

Appeal Decisions (For Information) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Minutes:

Noted.