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To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2019.


Apologies & Substitutes

To receive apologies for absence.


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.



Chairman's Announcements


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.


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.


Local Plan Update (Standing Item)

To receive an update. 


Deferred Applications pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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


Dereham: Rear of Greenfields Road: Reference: 3PL/2016/0952/O pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Residential development of 48 dwellings


This application was heard at the Planning Committee meeting on 9/01/2017, where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to proposed conditions and a S106 Agreement to secure the following:


·        Provision of on-site affordable housing at 20%

·        Contributions to Library services of 75.00 per dwelling; and

·        Contributions to local Primary Schools on a pro rata basis of 3,039 per dwelling.

·        Public Open Space Contribution.


It has taken this period to agree the wording of the S106 which has now been signed by all relevant parties. Given the significant period that has passed since the previous Committee resolution the Council has undertaken a public re-consultation with all neighbours and statutory consultees, which expires on 18th July 2019, the comments received are reported at Section B of the report.


Dereham: Land East of Yaxham Road, South of Dumpling Green: Reference: 3PL/2010/1361/F pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Erection of 255 dwellings with associated open space.


At the last Planning Committee held on 24/06/2019, Members voted to defer this item, with a request that the Highways Authority attend and explain their reasoning for 'no objection' to the development. Members also raised concerns that the consultation period for the application had not yet expired. The consultation period on the application has expired and an update is provided for Members with regards to this item (see Section B of the report).


Watton: Rear of 121A, Brandon Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1087/F pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Erection of 9 dwellings and ancillary works.


This application was originally deferred from the Planning Committee meeting on 8th April 2019 as further information was required with regards to outstanding ecology and flood risk information. The report has been updated to reflect the current situation with regards to this site.


Yaxham: The Old Post Office, Norwich Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0312/F pdf icon PDF 83 KB

This application was considered by the Planning Committee on 2nd July 2018 and was resolved to be approved subject to conditions listed in the report and delegated authority be given to the Director of Planning & Building Control to grant permission on receipt of the resolution of the ecological information.


Twelve months have passed since the 2018 Committee meeting and the survey has not been submitted or instructed. On this basis, the application is brought back to Planning Committee with a recommendation of refusal due to lack of protected species information which conflicts with Policy CP 10 and The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010.


Schedule of Planning Applications

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:


Banham: Land to the south of Kenninghall Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0091/D pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Proposed development of 43 dwellings, associated infrastructure and open space.


Beeston: Land at Syers Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0424/VAR pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Variation of Conditions No 6 on 3PL/2017/0702/O -to allow retention of hedge line.


Billingford: Old Bells Farm, Elmham Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1254/O pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Two detached dwellings on site of old barns.



Carbrooke: Land to the rear of The Crown House, Meadow Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/0596/F pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Proposed construction of two new bungalows.


Griston: 1 Watton Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1361/O pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Outline planning application for residential development of up to 3 dwellings (with all matters reserved accept access).



Lynford: Lynford Gardens, Lynford Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0576/F pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Erection of dwelling.


Mileham: Litcham Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/1564/O pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Construction of 6 new dwellings including two affordable units.


Narborough: Land to the west of Chalk Lane: Reference: 3PL/2015/1180/O pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Erection of up to 40 dwellings.


North Lopham: Land at Meadow Lane: Reference: 3PL/2018/1118/F pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Erection of 7 dwellings and associated access and landscaping.


North Lopham: Church Farm, Church Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0608/VAR pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Variation of Condition 2 & 8 on 3PL/2017/0948/O (demolition of existing agricultural buildings. Erection of 15 new dwellings) - to allow for demolition to enable contamination reports to be carried out.


Quidenham: Land at Station Road: Reference: 3PL/2017/1608/D pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Residential development - 24 dwellings.


Rocklands: Land South of The Street, Rockland All Saints: Reference: 3PL/2018/1533/O pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Erection of one dwelling and garage with parking and turning and improved highway access.



Swaffham: Land on the East of Brandon Road: Reference: 3OB/2019/0018/OB pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Affordable Housing Provision.


Swaffham: Great Friars Farm, Silver Drift: Reference: 3PL/2019/0152/VAR pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Variation of conditions No 2 & 3 on 3PL2013/0623/F (anaerobic digestion renewable energy facility) - revised layout and design of buildings/plants and feedstock quantum.


Swaffham: Silver Drift, Reference: 3PL/2019/0154/F pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Retention of 2 x surface water lagoons and earth bunding.


Watton: Land at Thetford Road: Reference: 3PL/2018/0952/O pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Erection of up to 180 dwellings, the provision of open space and recreational facilities, with site access and associated highways and infrastructure works.


Whissonsett: The Paddocks, London Street: Reference: 3PL/2019/0408/F pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Erection of one bungalow.


Wretham: Toft Barns, Church Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0321/F pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Erection of dwelling and detached garage.


Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place pdf icon PDF 80 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.


Appeals (for information) pdf icon PDF 53 KB