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1218.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 January 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman subject to the following wording being added to the resolution under Minute No. 9/18(b) for Necton: “subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement for the reasons as set in the report”.

1318.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bowes, Brame, Duigan, W Richmond and Nairn.

 

Councillor Darby was in attendance as substitute for Cllr Richmond.

1418.

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:

Agenda item 9(f): Stow Bedon

 

Members had received direct correspondence in respect of this application.

1518.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

Members were informed of a site visit arranged to take place in Gressenhall on Thursday, 8 March at 2pm.  Further details would follow.

1618.

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:

A request to defer Agenda item 9(f) at Stow Bedon had been declined.

1718.

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.

1818.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Nothing to report.

1918.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 49 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.

2018.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

2018a

Roudham/Larling: Valley Traction Services Ltd, Roudham Road, Harling Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/0793/F pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of new warehouse, HGV workshop and industrial buildings: Applicant: Valley Traction Services Ltd.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Senior 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 the Parish Council and from Environmental Health in relation to hours of operation (see supplementary report page no. 157).

 

A representation was made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Objector:                                 David Switzer

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report and subject to the additional conditions as listed in the supplementary agenda which included hours of operation being imposed.

 

It was agreed that Norfolk County Council Highways would be contacted in relation to existing parking problems at the site that were having a detrimental impact on the neighbouring operation.

 

 

 

2018b

Mattishall: Kensington Forge, Dereham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1112/F pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed residential development for 12 dwellings including change of use from storage/distribution and light industrial: Applicant: Norfolk Land Developments.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Senior 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 the Parish Council (see supplementary agenda page 159).

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                         Cllr Paul Claussen

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Chris Parsons

 

Mattishall Parish Council:                    John Rockliff

 

Objectors:                                            Mr & Mrs Turner                     

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for deferral.

 

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

 

REASON(S): To establish whether the Highway condition LS17 was capable of being implemented and further investigations take place on how the access would work, particularly around the proposed change of use.

2018c

North Elmham: Granary Buildings, Eastgate Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/0361/F pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

Change of use from warehousing to residential.  Demolition of existing storage buildings and construction of two 3 bed and one 2 bed terraced dwellings and five 3-4 bed three storey houses with integral garages: Applicant: Mr Gavin Redwood.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Senior Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

A representation from Mid Norfolk Railway was reported verbally.

 

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

2018d

Foxley: Development Site off The Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/1437/F pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Erection of 7 new dwellings with garages: Applicant: Mr Paul Davis.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Senior 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 (see supplementary agenda page 160).

 

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

 

Applicants Agent:                                David Futter

 

Foxley Parish Council:                        Nicholas Mears

 

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

 

2018e

Caston: Land adjacent to Caston Primary School, The Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/1267/O pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of five dwellings and car park for Caston Primary School: Applicant: Mr Philip Hall.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Senior Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

A letter from the Ward Representative, Councillor Philip Cowen, who did not support the application, was read aloud.  Further representations had been received (see supplementary agenda page 161).

 

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

 

Chairman of Caston Parish Council:   David Blincow

 

Objectors:                                            Mr & Mrs Farmbrough and Mr & Mrs Walker

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 2 for deferral.

 

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

 

REASON(S): to enable further investigations to take place with the Environment Agency in relation to the impact that the floodplain compensation scheme would have on the drainage system as it operates at present and once this development has been implemented, if approved.

2018f

Stow Bedon & Breckles: Prince of Wales Lodge, Cherry Tree Lane: Reference: 3PL/2017/1309/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 8 dwellings with parking, garaging, amenity and open space and retain existing dwelling: Applicant: Mr David Taylor.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Donna Smith, Senior Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

Members had received direct correspondence in respect of this application.

 

Further representations had been received in respect of this application (see supplementary agenda page 162).

 

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 William Smith

 

Applicant                                                                     David Taylor

 

Applicant’s Agent                                                        Jason Parker

 

Stow Bedon & Breckles Residents Association          Hannah Read

 

Vice-Chairman of Parish Council                                Jonathan White

 

Objector                                                                      Russell Hickford

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for refusal as recommended.

2018g

Beetley: Flint Cottage, Fakenham Road, East Bilney: Reference: 3PL/2017/1452/O pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 1 dwelling: Applicant: Mr Ben Jackson.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Senior Development Management Planner.

 

A response to the application from the Ward Member, Councillor Robert Richmond, was read aloud.

 

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 respect of this application (see supplementary agenda page 166).

 

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                                Jerry Stone

 

Parish Council                                     Maxine Rose

 

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

2018h

Rocklands: Adjacent to Laurel Bungalow, Watton Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/0993/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Erection of a new bungalow and garage: Applicant: Mr Andy Nixon.

 

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.

 

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

 

Architect                                              Melvin Cursons

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 2 for refusal as recommended.

2018i

Great Ellingham: Land North Corner of Bow Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/1365/F pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

2 detached dwellings: Applicant: Mr Maurice Wilkins.

 

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.

 

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 William Smith

 

Applicant’s Agent                                            Jason Parker

 

Objector                                                          James Abbott

 

DECISION: The vote was tied 4 x 4.  The Chairman was entitled to his casting vote and voted that the application be refused as recommended.

 

 

 

2018j

Garboldisham: Old Brickworks Barn, Kenninghall Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1483/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Change of use of annexe to dwelling and provision of two car parking spaces: Applicant: Mr Don & Matthew Merriman.

 

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.

 

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                                            Jason Parker

 

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

 

 

 

2118.

Brownfield Land Register Reports (Agenda item 10)

To consider the following reports:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under the Town & Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations, the reports be determined as follows:

2118a

NECTON: Former V A Infant School, School Road: Reference: BLR/2017/0002/PIP pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION: that the site be transferred from Part 1 to Part 2 of the Council’s Brownfield Register and permission in principle be granted for between 4 and 8 dwellings on the former V A Infant School site.

2118b

Dereham: Former Malthouse, Land South of Norwich Road: Reference: BLR/2017/0003/PIP pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION: that the site be transferred from Part 1 to Part 2 of the Council’s Brownfield Register and permission in principle be granted for between 53 and 75 dwellings on the former Malthouse site.

2118c

Attleborough: Hamilton Acorn Limited, Halford Road: Reference: BLR/2017/0004/PIP pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION: that the site be transferred from Part 1 to Part 2 of the Council’s Brownfield Register and permission in principle be granted for between 75 and 86 dwellings on the Hamilton Acorn site.

2218.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 135 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.

2318.

Appeals (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Minutes:

Noted.