Agenda and minutes

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No. Item

9717.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 August 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 29 August 2017 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

9817.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen.  Councillor William Richmond was in attendance as her substitute.

9917.

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:

Members had received direct correspondence from the applicant in relation to Schedule item 7: North Tuddenham: Reference: 3PL/2017/0928/F.

 

10017.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman informed Members that this was Chris Hobson’s last meeting.  Chris had been a very dedicated Planning Officer and would be sadly missed.

10117.

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:

Members were informed that there had been a request that item 1 on the Schedule of Applications for Foxley should be deferred as the applicant was not able to attend the meeting.  This was not classed as a material planning reason and as such the request had been dismissed.

10217.

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.

10317.

Local Plan Update (Standing Item) (Agenda item 7)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

None.

10417.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 74 KB

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

Minutes:

The schedule of deferred applications was noted.

 

Councillor Clarke asked if the Officers had any idea when the Dereham applications were coming back – land west of Etling View and land at Greenfields Road.  Chris Hobson, the Principal Planning Officer informed Members that further details had been received in respect of the first application and therefore could be on the Planning Agenda for the October meeting.  Alex Chrusciak, the Director of Planning & Building Control advised that Members would be provided with a draft list which highlighted forthcoming items for the next two meetings.

10517.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 704 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

E Howell

Foxley

 

2

Peilamay Properties Ltd

Swaffham

 

3

Mr & Mrs Johnson

Bintree

 

4

Mr & Mrs R Croft

Attleborough

 

5

Mr M McManus

North Lopham

 

6

Mr Stephen Thorley

Old Buckenham

 

7

Norfolk Holdings Ltd

North Tuddenham

 

8

Mr D Brock

North Lopham

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a)    Item 1: Foxley: Old Fakenham Road: Outline application for 18 dwellings with associated gardens, private drives & public open spaces:  Applicant: E Howells & Sons: Reference: 3PL/2017/0116/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, 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.  A letter of representation from Councillor Bill Borrett had also been received urging the Committee to refuse the application:

 

Ward Representative:                                     Councillor Gordon Bambridge

 

Agent:                                                              Anna Brookman

 

Parish Council Chairman for Bawdeswell:     Bill Cuncliffe

 

Parish Council Chairman for Foxley:             Nicholas Mears

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 5 for refusal as recommended.

 

b)    Item 2: Swaffham: Stanfield House, Lynn Road: Construction of 9 dwellings: Applicant: Peilamay Properties Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2017/0314/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (Capita).

 

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

 

No representations were made in respect of this application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

c)    Item 3: Bintree: Church Road: Erection of 3 bedroom single storey dwelling with integral ambulant disabled access annex, carport and garage: Applicant: Mr & Mrs Johnson: Reference: 3PL/2017/0695/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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 Gordon Bambridge

 

Agent:                                                              David Futter

 

Applicants:                                                      Mr & Mrs Johnson

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

d)    Item 4: Attleborough: Still Waters, Long Street: Erection of a single detached two-storey dwelling and garage: Applicants: Mr & Mrs R Croft: Reference: 3PL/2017/0900/F

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner (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 Stephen Askew

 

Agent:                                                             Erica Whettingsteel

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 for approval contrary to the recommendation; subject to the imposition of conditions relating to:

 

·         Highways

·         materials

·         tree protection; and

·         ecology

 

Officers to be given delegated authority to agree the above and any additional conditions.

 

Reasons: the proposal would make a small contribution to the housing land supply and supported Planning Policy CP14

 

e)    Item 5: North Lopham: 27 The Street: Demolition of two former agricultural barns and replacement with a single storey  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10517.

10617.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 70 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.

10717.

Appeals Summary (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 47 KB

For information.

Minutes:

Noted.