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9918.

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2018.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

10018.

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Roy Brame.  Councillor Paul Darby was in attendance as his substitute.

10118.

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 in relation to agenda item 9(x) for Yaxham.

10218.

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

For the benefit of the public in attendance, the running order of the meeting was explained.

10318.

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.     Beeston: Reference 3PL/2018/0584/D (Agenda item 9(e))

 

          Reason(s): Further negotiation was required in relation to a nearby           Hazardous Substance Consent.

 

2.     Rocklands: Reference 3PL/2018/0740/F (Agenda item 9(r))

 

          There was a requirement for the application ‘redline’ to be amended to           include all buildings to be demolished.

 

3.     Thetford: Reference: 3PL/2018/0681/VAR (Agenda item 9(u))

 

          The Applicant had requested a deferral to allow them to change the           proposals.

 

10418.

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.

10518.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The last session of the Local Plan Examination in Public would be held over a period of three days from 18 September 2018.  Following this session, the Local Plan itself was on track for adoption in early 2019.

10618.

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 50 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.

10618a

Dereham: Land at Greenfields Road: Reference: 3PL/2016/1397/F pdf icon PDF 155 KB

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 30 July 2018.

 

Reason: Members agreeing the Heads of Terms of the S106 Agreement in relation to a contribution to meet the shortfall of off-site outdoor sports provision at a future Planning Committee meeting.

Minutes:

Residential development of 279 dwellings comprising 6 five-bedroom houses, 83 four-bedroom houses, 98 three-bedroom houses, 74 two-bedroom houses, 4 two-bedroom bungalows, 2 one-bedroom bungalows and 12 one-bedroom flats together with associated access, pedestrian and cycle links, landscaping and open space for Orbit Homes (2020) Ltd.

 

This application had been presented to the Planning Committee meeting on 30 July 2018 at which time the application had been approved; subject to, Members agreeing the Heads of Terms of the S106 Agreement in relation to a contribution to meet the shortfall of off-site outdoor sports provision at a future Planning Committee meeting.

 

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.

 

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

 

Dereham Town Council:                     Tony Needham

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Erica Whettingsteel

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended. That the financial contribution offered by the applicant be approved; subject to the conditions listed in the report and the Executive Director of Place be given delegated authority to agree the terms of the S106 Agreement.

10618b

Shipdham: The Cricket Players, Old Post Office Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/0864/F pdf icon PDF 115 KB

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting held on 4 June 2018.

 

Reason: To allow time for the Local Lead Flood Authority at Norfolk County Council to submit their comments at a future meeting. 

 

Minutes:

Residential development for 23 dwellings and associated car parking and garages for T & P Developments. 

 

The principle of development had already been approved.

 

This application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting held on 4 June 2018 to allow time for the local lead flood authority at Norfolk County Council to submit their comments.

 

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 from both Ward Representatives in the form of emails.

 

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:                               Nigel Cooper (David Futter Associates)

 

Objector:                                             Colleen Langham

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for deferral contrary to the Officers recommendation on the grounds that further clarification was required in relation to the access to existing properties.

10718.

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined as follows:

10718a

Ashill: Swaffham Road,: Reference: 3PL/2017/1492/F pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

Conversion of existing building to a dwelling and the erection of a new dwelling and garage.

 

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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                   Emma Griffiths (Parker Planning)

 

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

10718b

Attleborough: Meadow Cottage, Hillsend Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/0467/F pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of five dwellings.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

A further representation had been received as set out in the supplementary agenda (see page 329) which included a further condition if permission was granted.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                Lee Devlin

 

Objector:                                 John Clark

                                                           

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

 

1)     the conditions as listed in the report;

2)     the removal of conditions 7, 8, 11 and 22;

3)     a further condition that the road widening measures would not occur between trees T13-T19 as identified on the updated Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA); and

4)     condition 14 to be amended to read 5 metres instead of 10 metres, as 10 metres is not achievable (as agreed with Highways). 

 

10718c

Attleborough: Land Adjacent to Oak Tree Park, Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0309/F pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

Use of land for the stationing of 20 residential park homes and associated layout and landscaping.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, 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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Kate Wood

 

Lawyer:                                               Gary Duthie (Tingdene Parks)

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 to approve the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON(S): the proposal was in a sustainable location and would contribute to the Council’s five year land supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 to approve the application.

 

The application be approved subject to the following:

 

1)     the Heads of Terms of the S106 Agreement to be considered and agreed by Planning Committee; and

2)     suitable conditions to be imposed.

 

Following the vote, Members discussed how the off-site affordable housing contribution should be determined. There was a general consensus this should be through a viability appraisal.

10718d

Attleborough: Westholme, R G Bales Development Site: Reference: 3PL/2018/0586/VAR pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

Variation of condition 2 on pp 3PL/2007/0246/F – 15 starter homes or small flats – change of external materials.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal 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 10 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

Councillor Jennifer Hollis declined to have her name approving such an application and therefore voted against it.

10718e

Beeston: Land to the north of Herne Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/0584/D pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Minutes:

This application had been deferred (see Minute No. 103/18 above).

10718f

Bridgham: 60 The Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/0406/F pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

One new dwelling.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, Development Management 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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Robert Kybird (in support of the                                                                 Parish Council’s concerns)

 

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

10718g

Fransham: Land adjacent Main Road, Little Fransham : Reference: 3PL/2018/0664/O pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

Erection of four dwellings with associated parking.

 

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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                   Emma Griffiths (Parker Planning)

 

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

 

10718h

Garvestone: Sunnydene, Dereham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1386/O pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

Proposed bungalow.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal 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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                   Matthew Cutting (David A Cutting Building Surveyors                                                Ltd) – to answer questions only

 

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

10718i

Gressenhall: Bramble Farm, Litcham Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1374/F pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Construction of a rear first floor extension, construction of a porch to the front elevation and conversion of farm shop to a domestic garage.

 

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 further site history update had been included on the supplementary agenda (see page 330).

 

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

 

Applicant:                                Kevin Townsend (to answer questions only)

 

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

 

1)     the conditions as listed in the report;

2)     the removal of condition 1; and

3)     delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Place to issue conditional approval, if the submission of the required ecological information is acceptable.

10718j

Griston: Development of Cattle Roundhouse,Thompson Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0027/F pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of one organic free range egg laying unit with integrated packing area and associated hard-surfacing.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, 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 as set out in the supplementary agenda (see page 331).

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Philip Cowen

 

Parish Council:                                    Mr David Barnett (Chairman of Griston Parish                                                           Council)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Charlie Davidson (C.E. Davidson)

 

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

10718k

Guist: Land West of Bridge Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0518/F pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

Construction of 4 detached bungalows with attached garages.

 

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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Applicant:                          Chris Soman (C & T Consultancy)

 

Objector:                                             John Thomson

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

 

10718l

Hockering: Hill House Lodge Road, From Honingham To North Tuddenham: Reference: 3PL/2018/0690/VAR pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of condition no. 13 in relation to highway works on 3PL/2016/1552/F to vary condition to read “prior to construction of any dwelling above slab level (amended description 27/7/2018).

 

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.

 

A further representation had been received as set out in the supplementary agenda (see page 332).  Additionally, an email from Councillor Bambridge, the Ward Representative, was read aloud.

 

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

 

Hockering Parish Council:                   Richard Hawker

 

Objector:                                             Peter Goldsmith

 

DECISION: Deferred to allow further information to be received from the Highways Engineer on the highway layout and further clarification was required on construction levels.

10718m

Holme Hale: Bilmar,Station Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0667/O pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed construction of a new 3 bedroom bungalow on garden land west of Bilmar.

 

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

 

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

 

A further assessment had been provided as set out in the supplementary agenda (see page 333).

 

No representations were made in respect of the application.

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

10718n

Lexham: The Manor House,Lexham Road, West Lexham: Reference: 3PL/2018/0560/F pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

Extension of existing barn to create a dining room to seat 40-50 guests and create a new office and reception.

 

Both applications items 9(n) and 9(o) were considered together but were voted upon separately.

 

Consideration was given to the reports presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

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

 

Applicant:                                Edmund Colville

 

Objector:                                 Mr Olesen (Church Warden)  

 

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

10718o

Lexham: The Manor House, Lexham Road, West Lexham: Reference: 3PL/2018/0561/LB pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

Extension of existing barn to create a dining room to seat 40-50 guests and create a new office and reception.

 

Both applications items 9(n) and 9(o) were considered together but were voted upon separately.

 

Consideration was given to the reports presented by Naomi Minto, Development Management Planner.

 

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

 

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

 

Applicant:                                Edmund Colville

 

Objector:                                 Mr Olesen (Church Warden)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously that listed building consent be granted subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

10718p

Mattishall: Walnut Tree Farm, West End, Mill Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0861/F pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

New dwelling house and change of use from agricultural to residential.

 

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

 

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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Pablo Dimoglou (in support)

 

Applicant:                                            Tom Eames

 

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

10718q

Old Buckenham: Land South of March Field Way: Reference: 3PL/2018/0719/F pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development of 12 dwellings and associated external works.

 

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 as set out in the supplementary agenda (see page 334) which included a further condition if permission was granted.

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Adrian Joel (in support)

 

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

 

1)     a S106 Agreement;

2)     the conditions as listed in the report;

3)     an additional condition as listed in the supplementary report;

4)     an informative in relation to no street lights; and

5)     delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Place to approve the application if no material matters had been raised from the further consultation with Norfolk County Highways.

10718r

Rocklands: Model Farm, Chapel Street, Rockland St Peter: Reference: 3PL/2018/0740/F pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

This application was deferred (see Minute No. 103/18 above).

10718s

Saham Toney: Plot 3, Brambling Lodge,The Sanctuary, Cley Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/0562/F pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

3 bedroom bungalow with attached garage – amendment to the house design given under planning permission 3PL/2017/0415/F.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Naomi Minto, 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:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

2.     the removal of conditions 6 and 7; and

3.     an informative regarding information on the public right of way that was not included in the original decision notice.

10718t

Saham Toney: Land to the rear of Meadow View, Ploughboy Lane: Reference: 3PL/2017/1422/O pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

Demolition of existing split dwelling Meadow View (2 dwellings) to form 2 no. replacement dwellings and 3 no. residential dwellings.

 

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

 

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 and in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicant’s Agent:                   Phil Hardy (Parker Planning)

 

Flood Consultant:                    Rupert Evans

 

Objector:                                 Chris Blow

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for approval as recommended plus 1 abstention, subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

10718u

Thetford: Tulip, Viking Caxton Way: Reference: 3PL/2018/0681/VAR pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

This item had been deferred (see Minute No. 103/18 above).

10718v

Watton: The Stables, Norwich Road: Reference: 3OB/2018/0008/OB pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Variation of S106 Agreement on 3PL/2008/1042/F to allow an additional 12 months to use the Affordable Housing contribution.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner. A verbal correction was made to the report, advising that the proposed legal agreement would technically be a Deed of Variation to the original S.106 Agreement, but that the Deed itself would not be entered into pursuant to the terms of S.106 of the 1990 Act..

 

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.

10718w

Weeting: Land East of New Lodge, Lynn Road, Weeting with Broomhill : Reference: 3PL/2018/0650/O pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

Construction of 2 new dwellings on land east of New Lodge, Lynn Road, Weeting.

 

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 the application.

 

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

 

1)     the conditions as listed in the report; and

2)     an informative stating that there are restrictive covenants in favour of the Council over the proposed access.

10718x

Yaxham: Land to the north of Homefield, Dereham Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0422/O pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

Outline planning permission for the erection of 6 dwellings with all matters reserved.

 

Members had received direct correspondence in relation to this application.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Development Management Planner and corrections to the written Committee report were presented as follows:

 

-        The weight to be given to the Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan should be determined based on the updated National Planning Practice Framework, 2018 (NPPF) paragraph 14 opposed to the quoted Ministerial guidance. When this was applied, the Yaxham Neighbourhood Plan was considered out of date in relation to policies for the supply and constraint of housing, due to not meeting the requirement of paragraph 14 (b).

-        The NPPF quoted paragraphs were incorrectly numbered; however, the analysis was correct in terms of the guidance of the NPPF.

 

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

 

Photographs were circulated for Members consideration.

 

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

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Paul Claussen (against the                                                                        application)

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Pablo Dimoglou (in support)

 

Yaxham Parish Council:                      Peter Lowings (Chairman)

 

NP4Yaxham Working Group:             Ian Martin (Vice-Chairman)

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 for approval as recommended subject to informatives being added to the decision notice in relation to:

 

1.     a preference being expressed by the Committee to retain the existing hedges where possible and if removed, a replacement to be provided;

2.     the foul drainage to be connected to Anglian Water if feasible; and

3.     the Committee raised concern with the drainage details submitted. The detailed surface water drainage scheme should be designed to ensure no increase of flooding to Cut Throat Lane.

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10818.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 95 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.

10918.

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

For information.

Minutes:

Noted.