Agenda and minutes

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12118.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2018.

Minutes:

1)     Brettenham: Land East of Arlington Way and West of A1088: Reference: 3PL/2017/0578/O (118/18(i))

 

The Objector should read: Robert Bick, not Bic.

 

2)     Subject to the above amendment, the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2018 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

12218.

Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

None.

12318.

Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received

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:

CASTON: Land adjacent to Caston Primary School, The Street, Caston: Reference: 3PL/2017/1267/O

 

Councillor Brame declared an interest in this application due to knowing the objectors, and therefore would abstain from voting on this matter.

12418.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman informed Members that this would be the last planning meeting Debi Sherman, Principal DM Planner would attend as she was leaving Capita. The Chairman gave his thanks on behalf of the Committee for her hard work and guidance.

12518.

Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda

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.

12618.

Urgent Business

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.

12718.

Local Plan Update (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Members were informed that following the recent Local Plan hearings, the Planning Inspector had proposed some modifications that were under consideration by the Council.

12818.

Deferred Applications 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.

12818a

Caston: Land adjacent to Caston Primary School, The Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/1267/O pdf icon PDF 99 KB

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 12th February 2018.

 

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 had been implemented, if approved.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman said matters had arisen which resulted in the Vice-Chairman to lead on this item only.

 

The Vice-Chairman took the seat, and the Chairman left the room.

 

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on 12 February 2018 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 the development had been implemented if approved.

 

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 Philip Cowen (against the application)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                   Ian Reilly (Lanpro)

 

Parish Council:                        David Blincow (Chairman of Caston Parish Council)

 

Objector:                                 Steve Farnborough

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 for approval as recommended subject to:

1)     The Diocese approving the car park and the car park therefore being included in the development;

 

2)     Conditions as listed in the report; and

 

3)     The reserved matters application coming before Planning Committee for determination.

12818b

Garvestone: Windyridge, Reymerston Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0575/O pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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

 

Reason(s): Members wanted the applicant to provide a Tree Survey and Ecological Survey before making a decision on the application.

Minutes:

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee of the 30 July 2018 as Members requested the applicant provide a Tree Survey and Ecological Survey before making a decision on the application. 

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Mark Simmonds, 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 Paul Claussen (in support)

 

Ward Representative:             Councillor Pablo Dimoglou (in support)

 

Applicant:                                Neil Hart

 

DECISION: Members unanimously voted not to accept the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON(s) on grounds that the proposal was in a sustainable location, and would contribute to the Council’s housing supply.

 

DECISION Members voted unanimously to approve the application.

 

 

 

 

 

12818c

Shipdham: The Cricket Players, Old Post Office Street: Reference: 3PL/2017/0864/F pdf icon PDF 116 KB

This application was deferred at the Planning Committee meeting on Monday, 3rd September 2018.

 

Reason(s): to seek clarification around the potential access arrangements.

Minutes:

The application had been deferred at the Planning Committee Meeting on Monday 3rd September where Members voted unanimously to defer making a decision in order to seek clarification on the exact details for the access arrangements of the scheme.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Jon Berry, Interim Director of Planning and Building Control.

 

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:

 

Agent:              David Futter (David Futter Associates Ltd)

 

Objector:         Colleen Langham

 

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

 

1)     Delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree all archaeological issues after the Council had heard back on its consultation, and subject to his absolute assurance that the objection that has been raised concerning access via Old Post Office Street will be dealt with within the submitted plans;

 

1)     Conditions as listed in the report.

12918.

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

12918a

Attleborough: Land north-west of Chapel Road School, 50 Chapel Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0982/VAR pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Minutes:

The proposal sought a variation to a condition given on the planning permission 3PL/2017/0342/F, re-positioning plots 9 and 10 to create a larger easement to the Anglian Water pipeline.  In addition, plots 7 and 8 would be moved 0.3m north-west to correct an overlap with plot 6.

 

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 unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to conditions as listed within the report.

12918b

Attleborough: Land adjacent to junction of Hillsend Lane/London Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0552/F pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

The proposal sought planning permission for the demolition of the existing motor retail facility and the construction of seven dwellings comprising of four semi-detached and three-detached, as well as access and parking.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Carl Griffiths, Principal 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:        David Jewell

 

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

 

12918c

Attleborough: Land North of Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1615/D pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Reserved matters approval was sought to develop the land North of Norwich Road to provide up to 327 dwellings and associated works including associated attenuation areas, open space and infrastructure 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.

 

Councillor Joel raised concern that NHS England did not respond.

 

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 Tristan Ashby

 

Objector:                                 Glyn Morgan

 

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

 

1)     Delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to issue the planning permission once the final Highways consultation comments had been received;

2)     Delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree the positioning of the MUGA;

3)     conditions as listed within the report.

12918d

Beetley: Hall Farm Barn,Fakenham Road East Bilney: Reference: 3PL/2018/0614/O pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application sought outline permission for construction of a single welling with details of access and all other matters reserved, on land to the North of Hall Farm Barn.

 

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.

 

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

 

Agent:                          Anthony Pettifer (Icon Consulting)

 

Parish Council:            Mr Leigh (Clerk to Beetley Parish Council)

 

Objector:                     Chantal Dereepere

 

Objector:                     Peter Roberson

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 for approval as recommended, subject to the conditions as listed within the report.

 

12918e

Carbrooke: Former RAF Watton, Norwich Road, Carbrooke & Griston: Reference: 3PL/2018/0910/VAR pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

The application sought to vary Condition 2 to 3PL/2016/1352/VAR revising the layout and house types to plots 15 – 26.

 

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

 

Applicant:        Chris Webber (Barrett Homes)                                  

 

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

 

 

12918f

Foxley: Development Site Off The Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/0931/F pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application considered amendments to the previously approved planning permission given to the site (ref: 3PL/2017/1437/F).

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Carl Griffith 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:

 

Agent:  David Futter (David Futter Associates Ltd)                            

 

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

 

 

 

12918g

Garvestone: Land at Park Lane/Hingham Road, Reymerston : Reference: 3PL/2018/0753/F pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

The application had been called into Committee at the request of the Ward Representative.

 

It was a revised application following refusal of permission which was also dismissed on Appeal for four detached single storey dwellings at the site.  Permission was now sought for the erection of two single storey dwellings on land to the north of the former Reymerston Golf Club.

 

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.

 

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 Paul Claussen       

 

Agent:                                      Erica Whettingsteel (EJW Planning Limited)             

 

DECISION: Members voted 3 x 8 not to accept the Officers recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: Members considered that the change from 4 to 2 dwellings altered the planning balance, especially from an ecological point of view.  They concluded that it was a sustainable development and it would make a small contribution to the five year housing supply.

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 to approve the application

 

 

12918h

Griston: Former RAF Watton Technical Site, Norwich Road, Griston and Carbrooke: Reference: 3PL/2018/0939/VAR pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application proposed variations to conditions of grant of consent (3PL/2017/1094/VAR) to revise the layout and plot mix to swap two x 2-Bedroom units with two x 3-bedroom units.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter 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.

 

 

12918i

Hockering: Land to the North of Heath Cottage, 24 Heath Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0383/F pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application sought full planning permission for a two-storey dwelling, garage and wind turbine at land to the east of Heath Road, Hockering.  The applicant is a Breckland District Councillor who was not present for this item.

 

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

 

Agent:                          Anthony Pettifer (Icon Consulting)

 

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

 

 

12918j

Kenninghall: Old Chapel East Church Street: Reference: 3PL/2018/0685/HOU pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Minutes:

Permission was sought for a two-storey extension including a linked element as well as a porch.

 

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

 

Ward Representative:             Councillor William Nunn (supporting)

 

Applicant:                                Mr J Gooderham

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 to reject the Officers’ recommendation of refusal.

 

REASON:  The proposed extensions by virtue of their overall size, scale and design would not result in a disproportionate addition to the original dwelling, they would  be in keeping and in character with its appearance and simplistic form and they would preserve the character of the Conservation Area.

 

DECISION:  Members voted 1 x 10 to approve the application.

 

 

12918k

Swaffham: Swans Nest Site, Land East of Brandon Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1351/F pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The application for Members to consider two matters namely changes to the S106 obligation requirements; and information submitted to address conditions that were currently proposed as pre-commencement.

 

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.

 

No representations were made in respect to this application

 

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

 

1)     Delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to issue the planning permission following receipt of all consultation responses;

2)     conditions as listed within the report.

12918l

Thetford: Tanner House, Tanner Street: Reference: 3OB/2018/0009/OB pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

The application sought to remove the requirement for affordable housing provision as the development was less than 10units and less than 1000sqm.  The original scheme was considered at a time when the Adopted Core Strategy Policy DC4 applied.  However, National Policy on planning obligations had been amended since the planning permission had been granted both in 2014 as set out in the Ministerial Statement on affordable housing and in early 2018 with the revised NPPF.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Carl Griffiths, 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 to this application

 

DECISION: Members voted 10 x 1 for approval as recommended.

 

 

13018.

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place pdf icon PDF 85 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.

13118.

Appeals Summary (for information) pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

Noted.