Agenda and minutes

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3518.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 12 March 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

3618.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Roy Brame and Marion Chapman-Allen.  Councillor Mike Nairn (substitute) also sent his apologies.

 

Councillor Paul Darby was in attendance as substitute.

3718.

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:

Councillor Bowes declared an interest in agenda item 9(e) Griston due to her being related to the applicant.  Councillor Bowes did not take part in the discussion and abstained from voting on the application.

 

Councillor Hollis declared an interest in agenda item 9(h) Roudham & Larling.   Councillor Hollis did not take part in the discussion or vote on the application as she knew the applicant.

3818.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

None.

3918.

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:

1)     Agenda item 9 (c) - Dereham 3PL/2017/1281/F - had been deferred from the Agenda to allow for further consultation with the Town Council regarding land ownership and access arrangements.

 

2)     Agenda item 9 (i) - Swaffham 3PL/2017/1351/F – had been deferred from the Agenda at the request of the Applicant. The Local Lead Flood Authority was maintaining its objection but was willing to reconsider if identified issues were addressed.

4018.

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.

4018a

NECTON: 63 Hale Road pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

Residential development and associated access – amended design to 3PL/2017/0048/O: Applicant: Mr B J Bell.

 

The Chairman had agreed to take this urgent item of business.  The report had been published on the Supplementary Agenda. 

 

The Head of Development Management explained the reason for urgency.  The applicant had lodged an appeal due to non-determination.  Members were being asked to provide a recommendation on what their decision would have been had the application been presented to Committee prior to the appeal being made.

 

Members agreed with the Officers recommendation of refusal.

4118.

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

To receive an update (if any).

Minutes:

Alex Chrusciak, the Director of Planning and Building Control provided Members with an update on the Local Plan.

 

Breckland Council’s draft Local Plan, which sets out a vision for growth in the District until 2036, would enter its final stages on 17 April 2018 when the Examination in Public commenced.  These Hearing sessions would be held at Elizabeth House, Dereham and were expected to take place over four weeks spread over April, May and June.

 

The public Hearings would provide the opportunity for the appointed Government Inspector, Jonathan Manning, to address issues raised during the pre-submission consultation earlier in the year, in order to determine whether the Plan was ‘sound’ and legally compliant.  Although all organisations and members of the public could attend to observe the Hearings, only those who submitted comments during the pre-submission period and who have been invited to do so by the Inspector, would be allowed to speak during these sessions.

 

A full schedule on the session, including the topics to be covered, would be published on the Council’s website: www.breckland.gov.uk/localplanexaminationlibrary.   To facilitate seating arrangements, the Council was asking the public who plan to attend to notify the Programme Officer (programme.officer@breckland.go.uk) in advance stating which session they plan to attend.

 

If the Plan was found to be sound by the Government Inspector, it was anticipated that the Local Plan would be adopted by Breckland Council in Autumn 2018.

 

The dates of the Hearing sessions based at Elizabeth House were as follows:

 

Week 1 – 17, 18, 19 April 2018

Week 2 – 09, 10, 11 May 2018

Week 3 – 15, 16, 17 May 2018

Week 4 – 05, 06, 07 June 2018

 

Referring to the five year land supply, Members were informed that monitoring of housebuilding for the past year was currently being undertaken by the Policy and Enforcement Team across the District to inform the next 5 year land supply statement which was due to be produced in June/July 2018.

4218.

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.

4318.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

 

4318a

BESTHORPE: Homeleigh, Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0184/HOU pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Minutes:

Two storey side extension: Applicant: Mrs Sonia Foster.

 

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.

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

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

4318b

DEREHAM: Land adjacent Osier Farm, Neatherd Moor: Reference: 3PL/2017/1352/F pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

Remove piggery units (pig farm), erect detached dwelling and garage: Applicant: Mr G Humphries.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Natalie Levett, Senior 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 Linda Monument (in support)

 

Applicant:                                                        Gary Humphries

 

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

 

4318c

DEREHAM: Grange Farm, Etling Green: Reference: 3PL/2017/1281/F pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application was deferred (see Minute No. 39/18(1) above).

4318d

GREAT ELLINGHAM: Land adjacent Manderley, Attleborough Road/Deopham Road (Cross Roads): Reference: 3PL/2017/1524/F pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Erection of 3 no 4 bedroom dwellings and garages: Applicant: Mr Adrian Stubbs.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Natalie Levett, Senior 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:                                                       Kevin Cole

 

Objector:                                                                     Alan Sayers

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report and subject to an additional condition to secure details of the outdoor lighting scheme in view of Great Ellingham’s “dark sky” status.

4318e

GRISTON: Land adjacent no 5 Manor Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0051/F pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

Erection of detached 2 storey dwelling: Applicant: T R Scott Properties.

 

Councillor Bowes declared that she would not take part in the discussion and would abstain from voting as the applicant was a distant relative.

 

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.

 

No representations were made in respect of this application.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for refusal as recommended + 1 abstention.

4318f

HOCKERING: Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2016/1262/O pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

Outline for residential development of up to 12 dwellings: Applicant: Greatbrisk Ltd.

 

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

 

The application had already been approved at the Planning Committee meeting held on 31 July 2017 subject to the agreement of ecology conditions and a S106 Agreement (the recommendation contained in the Minutes had reflected incorrect conditions under the S106 Agreement).

 

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

 

Objector:                                                                     Richard Hawker on behalf of                                                                              Hockering Parish Council

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as previously recommended; subject to:

 

         i.          the conditions as listed in the previous original report;

 

       ii.          the ecological conditions as agreed by Norfolk County Council Ecology Service;

 

     iii.          a S106 Agreement in respect of 40% affordable housing only; and

 

      iv.          the Reserved Matters application to be brought back to the Planning Committee for consideration.

 

4318g

QUIDENHAM: Land adjacent Whitehouse, Sandfield Lane, Eccles: Reference:,3PL/2017/1497/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

One new dwelling and garage: Applicant: Mr Peter Miles-Jones.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Natalie Levett, Senior Development Management Planner.

 

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.

4318h

ROUDHAM/LARLING: Adjacent Woodlands, Watton Road, Larling: Reference: 3PL/2017/1124/O pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

Two detached bungalows with access to Watton Road: Applicant: Mr Simon Armes.

 

Councillor Hollis declared she would not take part in the discussion or vote on the application as she knew the applicant.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Natalie Levett, Senior 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 Robert Kybird

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Stuart Clancy

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 against the Officers recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON(S):  the development would contribute to the Council’s five year land supply, accords with Policy CP14 and would provide a little support to the rural economy.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 2 for approval.

 

The application be approved subject to the following conditions:

 

       i.          a 2 year time period for the commencement of development;

     ii.          materials;

    iii.          limited ridge heights;

    iv.          slab level;

     v.          tree protection;

    vi.          landscaping;

  vii.          the highway works and access; and

viii.          delegated authority be given to Officers in conjunction with the Chairman of the Planning Committee to agree any further conditions.

4318i

SWAFFHAM: Swans Nest Site, Land East of Brandon Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1351/F pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

This application was deferred (see Minute No. 39/18 above).

4318j

THETFORD: Development at 115 Bury Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1555/VAR pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

Variation of conditions 2, 4, 6A and 11 of application ref: 3PL/2017/0118/VAR: Applicant: Miss Claire Thomas.

 

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.

 

No representations were made in respect of this application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended.

4318k

TITTLESHALL: Land at Field Barn Dairy, Litcham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1623/F pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

Erection of one dwelling for occupation by essential agricultural worker: Applicant: George Thompson Farm Ltd.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Natalie Levett, Senior 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:                                                                    Richard Thompson

 

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

 

4318l

WATTON: Land off Town Green Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1358/D pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of 98 dwellings, open space and play areas (revised location plan): Applicant: Abel Homes Ltd.

 

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 Keith Gilbert

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Tony Abel & Paul LeGrice

 

Objector:                                                                     Liz Whitcher (on behalf of the                                                                            Drainage Group)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report; and subject to a further condition to secure details of the layout of the open space.

 

 

4318m

WEETING: New Beeches, from Lynn Road to Angerstein Close: Reference: 3PL/2017/1433/O pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

Erection of single storey dwelling and garage: Applicant: Childerhouse Lodge Farms.

 

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.

 

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.

4418.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 72 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.

4518.

Appeals (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 55 KB

For information

Minutes:

Noted.

4618.

Exclusion of Press and Public (Agenda item 12)

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

 

 

4718.

Enforcement Update (Agenda item 13)

To receive an update.

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management presented the report and provided Members with a detailed overview of the premises in question.

 

 

The conditions that had been breached were highlighted.

 

An objection received from a nearby resident was read aloud.

 

The Ward Representative was in attendance to speak on the enforcement issue.

 

Decision: Members voted unanimously to accept the Officers recommendations as listed in the report.