Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

117.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 18 December 2017 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

217.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Councillor Mike Brindle (substitute) was in attendance to observe only.

317.

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:

The Chairman left the room whilst item 5 of the Schedule of Applications (Dereham) was being discussed.

 

417.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen to the meeting.

517.

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.

617.

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.

717.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Nothing to report.

817.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 48 KB

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

Minutes:

Noted.

917.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 909 KB

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Glavenhill Strategic Land (Number 1) Limited

Dereham

10 – 40

2

Heritage Developments Ltd

Necton

41 – 56

3

Stapleford Thetford Ltd

Thetford

57 – 68

4

Mr & Mrs J Stafford

Banham

69 – 78

5

Mrs Donna Hassler

Dereham

79 – 82

6

Mr & Mrs T Hall

Dereham

83 – 93

7

Mr & Mrs Steve & Ellie Allen

Shropham

94 – 103

8

Clayland Estates Ltd

Ashill

104 - 112

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

a)    Item 1: Dereham: Land off Shipdham Road, Westfield Road and Westfield Lane: Residential development for a minimum of 291 dwellings, link roads, open space and recreational space: Applicant: Glavenhill Strategic Land (Number 1) Ltd C/O Lanpro Services Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2015/1490/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, Head of Development Management.

 

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

 

Further representations had been received in the form of a letter from Mr George Freeman MP, a letter from Councillor K. Millbank, and additional information from Dereham Town Council relating to traffic data had been received (see supplementary agenda pages 139 – 163).

 

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

 

Ward Representative of neighbouring Parish:            Councillor Paul Claussen

 

As an Elected Councillor:                                           Councillor Alison Webb

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Jane Crichton

 

Dereham Town Council:                                             Tony Needham

 

Highways Consultant:                                                 Simon Clewlow

 

Chairman of Yaxham Parish Council:                        Peter Lowings

 

Vice-Chair NP4Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan:          Ian Martin

 

Toftwood Community Life:                                         Val Baker

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 not to accept the Officer’s recommendation of approval.

 

            REASONS:

 

1.    the intrusion of built development into the open countryside and the creation of a hard edge to the Town of Dereham; and

2.    significant visual impact and harm to the character and appearance of the site and surrounding landscape.

           

            DECISION: Members voted 5 x 5 (plus one abstention) not to accept the        Officer’s recommendation of approval and refuse the application.

           

The vote was tied 5 x 5.  The Chairman was entitled to his casting vote and voted that the application be refused on the above stated two grounds together with a highway ground, including the impact of the junction on a ‘C’ Class road being used as an entrance/access point to the development.

 

It was agreed that the final wording for the decision of refusal would be drafted by Officers in consultation with the Chairman.

 

b)    Item 2: Necton: Erne Farm, North Pickenham Road: Demolish farmhouse, bungalow & agricultural buildings & erest up to 46 dwellings & provision of a Community Park: Applicant: Heritage Development Ltd: Reference: 3PL/2016/0983/O

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Debi Sherman, Principal Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

Further representations had been received from Necton Parish Council (see supplementary agenda page 164).

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Ian Reilly

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 to accept the Officer’s recommendation of approval subject to the conditions as listed in the report and an additional condition as listed on the supplementary agenda.

 

c)    Item 3: Thetford: Tulip Viking, Caxton Way: Erection of a retail terrace (Class A1) and a detached restaurant and takeaway (Class A3/A5),  ...  view the full minutes text for item 917.

1017.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 66 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.

1117.

Appeals Summary (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

Noted.