Agenda and minutes

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4818.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9 April 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 April 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4918.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bowes, Brame, Duigan, Hollis and Joel.

 

Councillors Darby and Nairn were in attendance as substitutes.

5018.

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:

None.

5118.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

None.

5218.

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:

Agenda item 10(l) - Narborough 3PL/2017/0869/F – had been withdrawn.

5318.

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.

5418.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The Examination in Public had begun mid-April 2018, week 2 of the Hearing sessions would commence on 9 May 2018.  All sessions were being held at Elizabeth House.

5518.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 53 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.

5518a

Dereham: Land West of Etling View: Reference: 3PL/2015/1045/O pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of up to 62 dwellings and all associated works.

 

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.

 

Cllr Richmond requested that the Internal Drainage Board (IDB) be given the opportunity to act as the Nominated Body as defined in the S106 agreement and take on responsibility for the surface water drainage features. 

 

Written representations were read aloud and further representations had been received as set out in the supplementary agenda (page 300).

 

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

 

Ward Representatives:                                               Councillors Alison Webb and                                                                             Linda Monument

 

Dereham Town Council:                                             Tony Needham

 

Applicant:                                                                    Daniel Hewitt (on behalf of the                                                                           applicant)

 

Drainage Consultant:                                                  Mr Geddi’s

 

Objector:                                                                     Paul Walmsley (representing                                                                             SavetheNeatherd)

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 2 for approval as recommended; subject to:

 

1)     the completion of a Section 106 Agreement;

2)     the conditions as listed in the report; and

3)     incorporating a requirement for the clearance of the ditches (clearance by hand) within the Applicant’s land ownership as part of the Construction Ecological Management Plan condition.

5618.

Billingford and Swanton Morley: Billingford Lakes, Elmham Road: Reference: 3PL/2016/0533/H pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Report of Simon Wood, Business Manager (Capita).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of a visitor’s centre and change of use of land for campsite, outdoor recreation and centre with associated works and outline permission for 8 holiday lodges.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Simon Wood, Business Manager.

 

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

 

Further representations had been received including a letter from George Freeman MP that had been circulated via email to all Committee Members and read out in the meeting by the Committee Chairman.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                                        Bridget Hall

 

Solicitor:                                                          Jay Mehta (Howes Percival)

 

Swanton Morley Parish Council:                     Brenda O’Dowd

 

Hoe & Worthing Parish Council:                     Trevor Wood

 

Objectors:                                                        John Labouchere, Professor N                                                                          Thorneley, Stephan Westberry, Barrister                                                           Andrew Parkinson (Landmark                                                                            Chambers), Matt Payne (neighbouring                                                              property owner), Mike Davis

 

The Officer’s recommendation was amended verbally to suggest additional conditions relating to the provision of Fire Hydrants and the alteration of Condition 27 (Health and Safety) to include consideration of public access in the vicinity of pits and ponds.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 1 for approval as recommended and the Executive Director of Place be given delegated authority to agree the precise content of the conditions imposed within the Decision Notice.

5718.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 10)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

5718a

Attleborough: 32 Paddock Gardens: Reference: 3PL/2018/0273/HOU pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

Single storey front extension: Applicant: Mr Benjamin Andrews.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant.

 

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.

5718b

Beetley: Otter's Mead, Elmham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1074/F pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Installation of 15 no. holiday lodges, 1 lodge to form reception, shop, toilet/changing facilities, children’s play area, wildflower meadow and associated landscaping: Applicant: The Mead Group Ltd.

 

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 including further conditions from the Highways Development Management Officer (see supplementary agenda page 302). A letter was read aloud from Councillor Robert Richmond (Ward Representative) raising his concerns about the application.

 

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 Richard Duffield

 

Beetley Parish Council:                                               Mr Mayhew

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Matthew Cutting

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report and subject to the additional Highways conditions as listed on the supplementary report.

5718c

Billingford, Open Field accessed to the west of Bintree Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1613/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of dwelling and garage: Applicant: Mrs Claire Brahimi.

 

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 see supplementary agenda page 303).

 

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 (in                                                                       support)

 

Applicant’s Agents:                                                     Stephan Chadwick and Jeff                                                                               Horner

 

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

5718d

Brettenham: In a field to the north of the A1066 just to the east of Thetford: Reference: 3PL/2018/0150/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

A new irrigation reservoir for agricultural purposes and horse gallops: Applicant: Shadwell Estate Ltd.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Senior Development Management Planner. Members were advised that contrary to the Committee Report, the reservoir had a maximum capacity of 22,599m3.

 

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

 

No representations had been made in respect of the application.

 

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

 

5718e

Griston: Church Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/0773/D pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 37 dwellings and B2 industrial unit and B1 office space (Reserved Matters): Applicant: Norfolk Land Development Ltd.

 

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.

 

As a result of social housing and highways changes, amendments to the application had been received (see supplementary agenda page 304).

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Martin Raper

 

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

 

1)     the conditions as listed in the report;

2)     the amendments as listed in the supplementary report; and

3)     an additional condition to secure the approval of a Drainage Strategy.

 

5718f

Foulden: Site to East of Hythe Farmhouse, 1 Hythe Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1217/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

New dwelling and garage: Applicant: Mr & Mrs Taff and Chantelle Taft and Williams.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       David Cumming

 

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

5718g

Great Ellingham: White House Farm, 97 Long Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/0072/F pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

New 5 bed farmhouse within garden curtilage: Applicant: Mr & Mrs Justin & Nesha Wilkins.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant.

 

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:

 

Ward Representative:                                                 Councillor William Smith (in                                                                               support)

 

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

 

5718h

Harling: Plot 10, Taylors Drift, Lopham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/0503/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

New 2 storey dwelling with double garage: Applicant: T & T Construction.

 

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 the application.

 

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

5718i

Hockering: Meadow View, Chapel Lane: Reference: 3PL/2017/1520/O pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed erection of one single storey dwelling: Applicant: Mr William Bailey.

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                                                    William Bailey

 

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

 

5718j

Horningtoft: Apple Blossom Farm, Oxwick Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1306/CU pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

Change of use from holiday cottages to residential: Applicant: Mr Philip Launders.

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Emma Griffiths

 

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

 

5718k

Kenninghall: Dam Green Farm,Fersfield Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0158/VAR pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

Removal of condition 3 (holiday accommodation) and variation of conditions 4 (landscaping) and 6 (foul water drainage) on planning permission 3PL/2011/0381. The removal of condition 3 would allow the applicants to secure funding to complete the buildings and rent out to local people: Applicant: Mr & Mrs Porter

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Planning Assistant.

 

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:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Emma Griffiths

 

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

 

5718l

Narborough: Hill House, Narborough Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/0869/F pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This application had been withdrawn.

5718m

Necton: Lawn Cottage, Chapel Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1415/O pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of single storey timber building to create a building plot for two storey dwelling: Applicant: Mr John Hackett.

 

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.

 

The applicant had submitted a response to address the objections raised by a neighbour (see supplementary agenda page 311).

 

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

 

Observer regarding drainage:                                                 Mary Rosenberg

 

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 foul and surface drainage.

5718n

Necton: Shell Field, Grove Lane: Reference: 3PL/2017/1032/F pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

Erection of self-build low impact energy efficient dwelling: Applicant: Mr Richard Barney.

 

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.

 

The Chairman, as Ward Representative was in support of the application.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                                                    Richard Barney

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       Phil Hardy

 

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

 

 

5718o

Watton: Land West of Saham Road: Reference: 3OB/2017/0004/OB pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Modify the S106 Agreement on 3PL/2015/0219/F and APP/F2605/W/15/3140922 in respect of the affordable housing table, part 2, page 18: Applicant: Hopkins Homes Ltd.

 

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 the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended.

 

 

5718p

Watton: Land West of Saham Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0011/VAR pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Removal of condition 13 on planning permission 3PL/2015/0219/F and APP/F2605/W/15/3140922 – Residential development comprising the erection of 73 dwellings together with associated open space: Applicant: Hopkins Homes 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.

 

A copy of the Appeal Decision had been attached for information (see supplementary agenda page 315)

 

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 and a deed of variation.

 

 

5718q

Whinburgh & Westfield: Willow Cottage, Dereham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1242/O pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

Construction of 2 dwellings, garages and access improvement on land adjacent to Willow Cottage, Westfield: Applicant: Mr Barnes.

 

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 Pablo Dimoglou (in                                                                            support)

 

Applicant:                                                                    Angela Barnes

 

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

 

 

5718r

Whissonsett: Hamrow Farm, Colkirk Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0126/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

New grain storage building with drying facilities and side lean-to for crop machinery storage: Applicant: Stangroom Bros 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.

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       John Feakes

 

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

 

 

5718s

Whissonsett: Talbot House, London Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/0032/O pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Construction of 5 detached properties: Applicant: Mr Keith Durrant.

 

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.

 

Further information in relation to an additional condition had been received (see supplementary agenda page 312)

 

A representation was 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

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report and the additional condition as set out on the supplementary agenda (page 312).

 

 

5718t

Wretham: Manor Farm, Church Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0263/F pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

Erection of two dwellings and garages (new build due to barn collapse): Applicant: Mr Matthew Freeman.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Assistant Planner.

 

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:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                                       David Futter

 

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

 

 

5818.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 65 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.

5918.

Appeals (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 52 KB

For information.

Minutes:

Noted.