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Chairman's Opening Remarks

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the Planning Committee meeting. The
procedure was explained and following introductions the meeting commenced.

 

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2021.

Minutes:

·        Shipdham: Land To The East Of Mill Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1053/D (Minute No. 104/21(b))

 

Councillor Atterwill was disappointed that his comments in respect of this application had not been reflected in the Minutes.  His comments related to the fact that he felt that the Officers had not provided sufficient information for Members to make a judgement on this application, and having visited the site since, he was even more convinced that Members should have been provided with further information.

 

Mr Horn, the Solicitor for the Council, thanked Councillor Atterwill for raising this point but reminded Members that Minutes from previous meetings were included for accuracy only and purely reflected who was in attendance, the reports that were presented and the subsequent resolutions. It was not normal practice to include comments in Planning Minutes but the fact that this had been expressly requested, on this occasion, Councillor Atterwill’s concerns would be noted accordingly.

 

·        Attleborough: Plot 6 to 10, Gaskin Way: Reference: 3PL/2020/1091/F (Minute No. 104/21(e)

 

Councillor Monument pointed out that the number ‘2’ had been omitted from the first sentence under the description of the development and should state: proposed erection of 5 detached ‘2’ x storey dwellings.

 

·        Minutes

 

Subject to the above additions, the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

 

 

 

 

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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Crane, Dale and Gilbert.  Councillor Linda Monument was in attendance as the only substitute.

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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 as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

Harling:  Land at Taylors Rise, Lopham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0520/F

 

Members had received direct correspondence from the applicant in respect of this application.

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman announced that the days of the Planning Committee meetings would be moved to a Tuesday instead of a Monday in the New Year. The reason for this was to allow the Planning Officers sufficient time to prepare for the meetings as it was very difficult to gather any late information received first thing on a Monday morning immediately following the weekend.

 

The calendar of meetings and the website would be amended in due course.

 

The Chairman also conveyed his thanks to Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen for her time on the Planning Committee and welcomed Councillor Mark Kiddle-Morris as her replacement. Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen was now a substitute on the Committee.

 

Councillor Atterwill concurred with the above comments as Councillor Chapman-Allen had been a great help to him when he was first elected as a Breckland Councillor.

 

Members were also informed that the comments from the recent Overview & Scrutiny Commission meeting in respect of the Chairman’s Panel meetings going forward would be taken into account, and that a further report would be brought before the Planning Committee in due course.

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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:

None.

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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.

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control provided Members with an update on the Local Plan.

 

Members were informed that at a recent Overview & Scrutiny Commission meeting a report on the Local Plan review was discussed and it was recommended that the report go back to Cabinet on 15 November 2021 to be considered afresh. A further update would be provided to Members at the next Planning Committee meeting.

 

 

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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

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Harling: Land at Taylors Rise, Lopham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0520/F pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Erection of 6 detached dwellings with garages.

 

The application was heard at the Planning Committee on 4th October 2021, where Members resolved to refuse planning permission (see report for reasons).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 6 detached dwellings with garages.

 

It was noted that all Members had received direct correspondence from the applicant in respect of this application.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

This application was originally heard at the Planning Committee on 4th October 2021 and was refused for 5 reasons as outlined in the original report. Since that meeting it had been found that there were errors found in respect of the reasons for refusal and the application had been brought back to Committee for further consideration based on the updated reasons that again had been set out in the report.

 

The updated reasons for refusal were highlighted.

 

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 & David Huddart

 

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

 

 

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Old Buckenham: Development Site 605747 291109, Hargham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0210/TDC pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Erection of 4 dwellings & garages- Technical details consent following application 3PL/2020/0117/PIP.

 

The application was deferred from the Planning Committee on 6th September 2021, as the applicant was required to provide an updated ecology report which has suitable mitigation measures set out, as well as location and species recommendations for the replacement hedgerow.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Erection of 4 dwellings & garages- Technical details consent following application 3PL/2020/0117/PIP.

 

The application was deferred from the Planning Committee on 6th September 2021, as the applicant was required to provide an updated ecology report which had suitable mitigation measures set out, as well as location and species recommendations for the replacement hedgerow.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Development Management.

 

An updated Ecology report had since been received (see supplementary information on pages 36 to 38 of the agenda pack) and the original objection from the Ecologist had now been removed.  The application remained recommended for approval subject to conditions.

 

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’s Agent:                                           Nick Moys (Brown & Co)

 

Adjacent Ward Representative:                      Councillor Phil Cowen (in support)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation, subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

2.     the additional conditions as listed in the supplementary report on pages 36 to 38 of the agenda pack, as recommended by the Natural Environment Team in accordance with ENV 02 to alleviate ecology concerns; and

 

3.     Condition 12 to be delegated to Officers once agreed by the Highways Authority (if necessary).

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

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Attleborough: Former Garden/Garage Driveway to Daglas House: Reference: 3PL/2021/1191/F pdf icon PDF 79 KB

The construction of a single storey one bedroom dwelling with car parking on site, together with a private garden and the part demolition and rebuilding of a flint wall to Eden Lane.

Minutes:

The construction of a single storey one bedroom dwelling with car parking on site, together with a private garden and the part demolition and rebuilding of a flint wall to Eden Lane.

 

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

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Mr Phil Cowen (Cowen Consulting Ltd)

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 for approval contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

Reasons: Members felt that the proposal included an acceptable form of development utilising a brownfield site and would provide a sustainable home at a density not constituting overdevelopment of the plot.

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 for approval, subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose suitable conditions.

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Colkirk: Land off Whissonsett Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1265/VAR pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Variation of Condition No's 2, 7 & 8 on 3PL/2017/1354/F:

 

·       2 - To amend the approved Site Plan and Arboricultural Method Statement

·       7 - To amend the tree protection measures

·       8 - To revise the tree removal details

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Variation of Condition No's 2, 7 & 8 on 3PL/2017/1354/F:

 

·       2 - To amend the approved Site Plan and Arboricultural Method Statement

·       7 - To amend the tree protection measures

·       8 - To revise the tree removal details

 

This application was considered in conjunction with Agenda item 9(c).

 

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’s Agent:                         David Winch (on behalf of Breckland Bridge, the applicant)

 

Cllr Charles Joice:                         Chairman of Colkirk Parish Council

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation; subject to:

 

1.     the amended conditions as listed in the report, and

 

2.     the update to condition no. 9 as set out in the supplementary report on page 57 of the agenda pack.

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Colkirk: Land off Whissonsett Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/1266/VAR pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Variation of Condition No's 17 & 21 on 3PL/2017/1354/F:

 

·       17 - To amend the trigger point for approval of details to prior to commencement above slab level

·       21 - To amend the trigger to prior to the commencement of development, except for below slab level works to Plot 8.

Minutes:

Variation of Condition No's 17 & 21 on 3PL/2017/1354/F:

 

·       17 - To amend the trigger point for approval of details to prior to commencement above slab level

·       21 - To amend the trigger to prior to the commencement of development, except for below slab level works to Plot 8.

 

This application was considered in conjunction with the previous Agenda item 9(b).

 

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’s Agent:                              David Winch (on behalf of Breckland Bridge, the applicant)

 

Cllr Charles Joice:                              Chairman of Colkirk Parish Council

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation; subject to:

 

1.     the amended conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     an update to condition no. 9 as set out in the supplementary report on page 57 of the agenda pack.

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Kilverstone: Land East Off A1075 Norwich Road, Croxton: Reference: 3PL/2021/1062/VAR pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Variation or Removal of Conditions 2, 3A, 8 & 11 on 3PL/2020/0674/F - Electric substation and cable route.

Minutes:

Variation or Removal of Conditions 2, 3A, 8 & 11 on 3PL/2020/0674/F - Electric substation and cable route.

 

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 this application.

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation; subject to the amended conditions as listed in the report.

 

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Swanton Morley: Primrose Hill: Reference: 3PL/2021/1172/VAR pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Variation of Condition No 2 on 3PL/2020/0018/F - Changes to site layout and house types.

Minutes:

Variation of Condition No 2 on 3PL/2020/0018/F - Changes to site layout and house types.

 

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’s Agent:                                           Jason Barber (Studio 35)

 

Ward Representative:                                     Councillor Roger Atterwill (in support)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation, subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     a further condition to restrict the painting of the cedar cladding.

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Tittleshall: Manor Farm, Fakenham Road: Reference: 3PL/2021/0620/F pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Development of three proposed free-range poultry houses with associated roaming areas, management facilities and infrastructure.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Development of three proposed free-range poultry houses with associated roaming areas, management facilities and infrastructure.

 

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.

 

Councillor Mark Kiddle-Morris read aloud comments received from Tittleshall Parish Council.

 

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:                                           Dean Starkey (Lanpro Services)

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 for approval in support of the Officer’s recommendation, subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

2.     an additional condition in respect of foul drainage; and

 

3.     details to be submitted in respect of the elevations of the feed silos (to be considered and approved).

 

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 89 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.

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Appeals (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

Noted.