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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 1)

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Brame, Marion Chapman-Allen, Clarke and Hollis.


Councillor Darby was present as a substitute for Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen.


Declaration of Interest and of Representations Received (Agenda item 2)

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.



None declared.


Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 3)


For public safety, the fire exits were highlighted.


The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and following introductions the meeting commenced.


Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (Agenda item 4)

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.




Urgent Business (Agenda item 5)

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.


There was no urgent business to discuss.


ATTLEBOROUGH: Land South of Attleborough: Reference: 3PL/2017/0966/O: Comprehensive mixed use urban extension (up to 4000 dwellings, a local centre, 2 neighbourhood centres, 2 primary schools, green infrastructure, playing fields, other amenity areas & means of access (including a new link road between Buckenham Road and London Road)) (Agenda item 6) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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The outline planning application was for up to 4000 dwellings, a local centre, 2 neighbourhood centres, 2 primary schools, green infrastructure, playing fields, other amenity areas and means of access (including a new link road between Buckenham Road and London Road).  This outline application proposed a residential led mixed use Sustainable Urban Extension located to the south of Attleborough.  All matters except for all principal means of access were reserved for subsequent approval.


Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control presented the report together with the supplementary report that had been recently issued.


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


Applicant:                                            Hugo Kirby (Ptarmigan/Attleborough Land)


Applicant’s Agent:                               John Long (John Long Planning)


Attleborough Town Council:                Elizabeth Wrigley (Core Connections)


Old Buckenham Parish Council:         Steve Milner


Gt Ellingham Parish Council:              Tim Betts (Chairman)


Residents:                                           Sandie Howard, Alexander Holdom,

                                                            Jean Bornett, Joy Shorecross, Ali Clabburn,                                         Elizabeth Fletcher and Elizabeth Burrows


Since the publication of the agenda and the supplementary report, four additional letters of representation had been received and another representative had requested to speak at the meeting.  Three of the letters contained concerns in relation to:


·        Highways, in particular a point about a link road that should be provided from Foundry Corner;

·        the link road being designed not to encourage HGV vehicles;

·        the management of green spaces;

·        the lack of sports provision and areas for recreation;

·        details of the foot bridge;

·        the timing of the build of the link road;

·        the dwellings being built so close to Banham Poultry; and

·        Hargham Woods (a wildlife area).


The Director of Planning & Building Control responded to the aforementioned concerns.


In terms of the first point, a link road from Foundry Corner did not form part of this scheme and was not required in highways terms.  The Committee would only be considering the scheme as submitted.


In terms of the second point, the link road had been designed for HGV movements around the town; however the precise design had not as yet been agreed and would be dealt with as a later matter.


The management of green spaces, sports provision and preserved areas in terms of recreation would be explained later in the presentation.


Details of the footbridge, utilities and pollution and the timing of the link road had all been dealt with in the report.


In terms of dwellings being built near to Banham Poultry, there had been no objections from the Public Health Officer and this issue would be addressed through the Reserved Matters stage.


In relation to Hargham Woods, no objections had been received from the Statutory Consultees in relation to ecology.


The fourth letter was from a Planning Agent, acting on behalf of Norfolk County Council, in relation to the emerging Local Plan which again would be discussed in more detail later in the presentation.  The letter also stated that Norfolk County Council would be making representation in relation to the main  ...  view the full minutes text for item 39/19