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94/21

Minutes pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 6 September 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 6 September were agreed as a correct record.

95/21

Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Claire Bowes, Marion Chapman-Allen, Helen Crane, and Keith Martin.

 

Councillor Mark Kiddle-Morris was in attendance as substitute for Councillor Bowes, and Councillor Monument was substitute for Cllr K Martin.

96/21

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 as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

Shipdham: Land To The East Of Mill Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1053/D

 

The Chairman declared a personal and prejudicial interest in this item due to a family member living on the edge of the site, and he left the room whilst this item was being discussed.  Therefore, the Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Wilkinson, took the Chair for this item only.

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97/21

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

Members were required for two future Chairman Panel meetings on the 16 December 2021 and 14 April 2022.

98/21

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.

99/21

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.

100/21

Local Plan Update (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Simon Wood, Director of Planning and Building Control informed Members that Cabinet resolved on 20 September 2021 to begin a single policy partial review alongside a full review that would also include a public consultation period.  The decision has been called-in and will therefore be considered at Overview and Scrutiny on 28 October 2021.

 

Councillor Atterwill informed that he was one of the Members that had called the decision in and had written to the Chairman to ask if he would consider a special meeting, earlier that the 28 October, to consider this item. 

101/21

5 Year Housing Supply Report (March 2021) pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Report by Councillor Paul Claussen, Deputy Leader & Executive Member for Economic Development & Growth.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Andrew D’Arcy, Planning Policy Manager presented the report that provided an update on the current 5-year housing land supply position (as of 31 March 2021).

 

Breckland Council’s position statement saw the total housing requirement set at 3985, however the predicted housing supply within the District was set above this figure at 4457.  Members were asked to note that since the report had been published (page 23) there had been an oversight, as a site that was granted planning permission prior to 1 April 2021 had inadvertently been omitted from the report and therefore the supply should read 5.63 and not 5.59.

 

Councillor Atterwill asked if the report included the allowance of the Attleborough Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE).  Members heard that as this delivery was still at the outline stage, it was anticipated that delivery of this project would not be seen until year 3 of the 5-year supply and therefore a cautious allowance had been made.  The Director of Planning and Building Control added that it was anticipated that a reserved matters application would be received early 2022 with the aim to be on site for an accelerated delivery within 12 – 18 months.

 

Councillor Kybird raised that the report listed detailed applications of the Thetford SUE but noted that whilst the Red House development was part of the SUE it had not been listed.  He also mentioned that there did not appear to be a step change of delivery within the Thetford SUE.  Members heard that the figures for Thetford had been based on the trajectory rates that had been provided.  In addition, in order to meet the Local Plan requirement there had to be a step change at some point and the Attleborough development would be the key to future housing within the District.

 

RESOLVED that:

1)    the content of the 5-year Housing Supply Statement be noted and agreed that it represented the current position of the Council.

 

2)    the use of the report in Development Management decision making be agreed.

102/21

TPO 2021 no.5: Bullock Park, Shipdham pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Formal objection to serving of TPO 2021 No. 5.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the formal objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2021 No. 5 be determined as follows:

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Hugh Coggles, Tree & Countryside Officer.

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the report 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 Hewett (for the objection)

 

Parish Council:                       Samantha Shelley (for the objection)

 

Chairman of Bullock Park:      Paul Chubbock (for the objection)

 

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to confirm the Order. 

 

The Tree Preservation Order 2021 No. 5 was confirmed as recommended.

 

103/21

Deferred Applications pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To consider applications deferred at previous meetings including some, but not all, of those shown on the attached Schedule of Deferred Applications.

103/21a

Attleborough: Land Adjacent to Oak Tree Park, Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0309/F pdf icon PDF 110 KB

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

 

This application was considered by the Planning Committee on 3rd September 2018 and was resolved to be approved against officer recommendation due to the site being in a sustainable location and would contribute to the Council's five-year land housing. The Committee advised that the off-site affordable housing contribution should be determined via viability appraisal.

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

 

Town Council:             Councillor Eddie Tyrer, Vice-Chairman of Attleborough Town                                  Council (against the application)

 

Applicant:                    Gary Duthie

 

DECISION: Members voted 7:2 for refusal as recommended.

103/21b

Sporle: Essex Farm, The Street: Reference: 3PL/2019/0920/O pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Outline Application for Residential Development (all matters reserved save for access) including access and associated roads, parking, landscaping, public open space and attenuation ponds.

 

This application was considered by Planning Committee on 10th February 2020 and was resolved to be approved in accordance with the recommendation including conditions and S106. The application is brought back to Planning Committee for the reasons as set in the report.

Minutes:

Outline application for residential development (all matters reserved save for access) including access and associated roads, parking, landscaping, public open space and attenuation ponds.

 

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:              Nick Durrant

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously to delegate the following powers to officers:-

 

(A)  to approve the application subject to:-

 

1)    the conditions listed in the report;

 

2)    The S106 Agreement be completed within six months from the date of the meeting;

 

3)    to receive and consult with the Council's Ecological and Biodiversity consultant on an Ecology Report addendum. OR

 

       (B)  to refuse the application if the S106 Agreement is not completed                              within six months from the date of the meeting.

104/21

Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

104/21a

Shipdham: The Old Waggon And Horses, Chapel Street: Reference: 3PL/2021/0625/F pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Demolition of old public house and retail. Full planning application for erection of 7 affordable dwellings, access and associated infrastructure at Chapel Street, Shipdham.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Demolition of old public house and retail.  Full planning permission for erection of 7 affordable dwellings, access and associated infrastructure at Chapel Street Shipdham.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, 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:

 

Parish Council:                       Samantha Shelley (against the application)

 

Ward Representative:             Councillor Paul Hewett (against the application)

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 : 2 against the Officer’s recommendation of approval.

 

REASONS:  The proposal was not considered to comply with Policy COM04 of the Breckland Local Plan and other material considerations did not outweigh that non-compliance.

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 : 2 to refuse the application.   

 

104/21b

Shipdham: Land To The East Of Mill Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1053/D pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Reserved matters application following outline permission 3PL/2011/0182/O - Erection of 8 x detached houses with garages including highway improvements.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Reserved matters application following outline permission 3PL/2011/0182/O – Erection of 8 detached houses with garages including highway improvements.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, 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:

 

Parish Council:                       Samantha Shelley (against the application)

 

Objector:                                 Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

 

Ward Representative:             Councillor Paul Hewett (against the application)

 

Agent:                                      Neal Lewis

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 : 4 in support of the Officer’s recommendation of approval subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 

104/21c

Beetley: Lakeside, East Bilney: Reference: 3PL/2021/0731/F pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Removal of agricultural occupancy restriction condition on pp 3PL/1991/0440.

Minutes:

Removal of agricultural occupancy restriction condition on planning permission 3PL/1991/0440.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, 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:

 

Parish Council:           Councillor Richard Duffield (against the application)

 

Agent:                          Dave Lewis

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 : 3 in support of the Officer’s recommendation of approval subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 

104/21d

Harling: Land at Taylors Rise, Lopham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0520/F pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Erection of 6 detached dwellings with garages.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 6 detached dwellings with garages.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, 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:

 

Applicant:        David Taylor

 

Objectors:       Martin Day and Dave Huddart

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 : 1 for refusal as recommended.

 

104/21e

Attleborough: : Plot 6 to 10, Gaskin Way: Reference: 3PL/2020/1091/F pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Proposed erection of 5 x detached 2 storey dwellings with garage & associated parking.

Minutes:

Proposed erection of 5 detached storey dwellings with garage and associated parking.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, 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 in support of the Officer’s recommendation, subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 

104/21f

Snetterton: Snetterton Primary, Harling Road: 3PL/2021/0987/VAR pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Variation of Condition 2 (approved plans) on permission 3PL/2020/1390/F to make following amendments: omit basement; switch room taller by 1.37m; remove second transformer blast wall and part of gabion wall.

Minutes:

Variation of Condition 2 (approval plans) on permission 3PL/2020/1390/F to make the following amendments: omit basement; switch room taller by 1.37m, remove second transformer blast wall and part of gabion wall.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Chris Hobson, 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 8 : 1 for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation, subject to:

 

1)    the conditions listed in the report; and

 

2)    an additional condition was added in respect of the replacement of the blast wall should a change of use be submitted.

105/21

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place & Delivery pdf icon PDF 92 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.

 

106/21

Appeals Summary (for information) pdf icon PDF 6 KB

Minutes:

Noted.