Agenda and minutes

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11/20

Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2020 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman subject to Parish Councillor Aaron Lambert being added to the list of speakers under Minute No. 9/20(k) for Great Hockham.

12/20

Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

An apology of absence was received from Councillor Marion Chapman-Allen.

13/20

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 room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

All Members had received correspondence from the applicant in relation to Agenda item 8(c) – TPO 2019 no. 12: Litcham.

14/20

Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

The Chairman mentioned the Panel meetings that had been taking place for a number of months.  He was pleased that all Members had now been involved.  He asked if all Members could respond to their invite(s) to future Panel meetings.

 

Members were informed that this would be the last meeting for Jon Berry, the Head of Development Management as he was leaving the Council at the end of February. Jon had always been there for Members and had always been very accommodating and the Chairman wished him well for the future. 

 

Members concurred with the Chairman’s comments.  Councillor Wilkinson said that as Vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee he had worked with Jon on many occasions on a one to one basis and totally agreed with the comments made.

 

Jon thanked everyone for their kind words.

15/20

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.

16/20

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.

17/20

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

To receive an update. 

Minutes:

The Head of Development Management said the new recently adopted Local Plan was in the early stages of review.

18/20

Formal Objections to Tree Preservation Orders (Agenda item 8)

To consider the following objections to various Tree Preservation Orders:

18/20a

TPO 2019 No. 11: Beetley pdf icon PDF 87 KB

PROPOSAL: To remove T1 and Oak from G1 from Order.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2019 No. 11 be determined as follows:

 

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

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the report 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:                                            Mr D Addison

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 to confirm the Order and the correction to G1 be made.

18/20b

TPO 2019 No.09: Bylaugh pdf icon PDF 101 KB

PROPOSAL: To allow the TPO to lapse.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2019 No. 9 be determined as follows:

 

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

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the report 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:                                            Nicola Aylin

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 1 + 1 abstention to confirm the Order in its current form with no alternations.

 

18/20c

TPO 2019 no.12: Litcham pdf icon PDF 98 KB

PROPOSAL: To allow the TPO to lapse.

 

Please refer to the supplement attached for additional information.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the objection to the serving of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) 2019 No. 12 be determined as follows:

 

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

 

Members considered the matter and fully explored the details of the report in light of prevailing policies and guidance.

 

All Members had received correspondence from the Applicant.

 

A representation was made in respect of the application in accordance with the Council’s scheme of public speaking at Planning Committee meetings:

 

Applicants:                                          Miss Carolyn Shaw and Mr Nicholas Fulcher.

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 to confirm the Order in its current form with no alterations.

 

19/20

Deferred Applications (Agenda item 9) pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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

Minutes:

The schedule of deferred applications was noted.

20/20

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 10)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

The Schedule of Planning Applications was determined as follows:

20/20a

Beetley: Land to the North East of Fakenham Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0855/O pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Erection of three self-build detached dwellings with garaging including means of access.

Minutes:

Erection of three self-build detached dwellings with garaging including means of access.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Joe Barrow, Planning Graduate

 

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:                                           Debi Sherman (One Planning)

 

Objector:                                                         George Hayes

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 5 and following the Chairman’s casting vote which was one of refusal, the application was refused as recommended.

20/20b

Beetley: Land adjacent Whitemill off Green Lane: Reference: 3PL/2019/1062/O pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Outline application for the erection of 3 no. dwellings with all matters reserved except for access.

Minutes:

Outline application for the erection of 3 no. dwellings with all matters reserved except for access.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Joe Barrow, Planning Graduate.

 

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:                                           Phil Hardy (Parker Planning)

 

Supporter:                                                       Gary Feeke

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 for approval contrary to the Officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

REASONS: Members felt that this presented an opportunity to develop a brownfield site, which on balance, outweighed the reason for refusal.

 

DECISION: Members voted 6 x 4 to approve the application; subject to delegated authority being granted to the Executive Director of Place to agree and impose suitable conditions.

20/20c

Harling: Land north of Kenninghall Road and south of Quidenham Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/1076/O pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for redevelopment of the site for 85 no. residential dwellings with new access point, associated landscaping and open space.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Outline planning application with all matters reserved except access for redevelopment of the site for 85 no. residential dwellings with new access point, associated landscaping and open space.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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:                                           Jane Crichton (Lampro)

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 1 for approval as recommended; subject to:

 

1.     a 21 day re-consultation period following the receipt of amended plans;

 

2.     the conditions as listed in the report;

 

3.     an additional condition with regards to replanting of hedgerow; and

 

4.     the signing of a S106 Agreement to secure the obligations and contributions as set out in the report, including 25% affordable housing (not listed in the report).

20/20d

Kenninghall: The Chapel, Quidenham Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0745/F pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Erection of a dwelling.

Minutes:

Erection of a dwelling.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, 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 x 1 for approval as recommended subject to the conditions as listed in the report.

20/20e

Narborough: Land at Meadow Lane, Meadow Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0831/F pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Use of land as a "plot" for travelling showpeople to include storage of fairground rides/equipment, touring caravan parking, standing of a mobile home and erection of a general purpose storage building

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Use of land as a "plot" for travelling showpeople to include storage of fairground rides/equipment, touring caravan parking, standing of a mobile home and erection of a general purpose storage building.

 

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 Peter Wilkinson (against the                                                                application)

 

Applicant:                                                        Mr Edwards (to answer questions)

 

Applicant’s Agent:                                           Tony Evans (Sketcher Partnership) (to                                                                answer questions)

 

Objector:                                                         Robert Hayes

 

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

 

REASONS: Members duly considered the previous Appeal decision in respect of this site, and – whilst acknowledging that that application was for a different use - nevertheless concluded that the site was not in a sustainable location. 

 

DECISION: Members voted 5 x 4 to refuse the application.

 

20/20f

Riddlesworth: School House, Hall Lane: Reference: 3DC/2020/0008/DOC pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Discharge of condition 4 on 3PL/2018/0599/HOU.

Minutes:

Discharge of condition 4 on 3PL/2018/0599/HOU.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, 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:

 

Marcia Grice (Birketts) (acting on behalf of all parties including Breckland Council)

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended - to divert the bridleway and enable to development to take place.

20/20g

Sporle: Essex Farm, The Street: Reference: 3PL/2019/0920/O pdf icon PDF 108 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.

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 Rebecca Collins, Head of Major Projects.

 

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 Durrant (Durrant’s Building                                                                       Consultancy)

 

Supporter:                                                       Calvin McCloud

 

Objector:                                                         Ian Drane

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 2 for approval as recommended; subject to:

 

1.     the conditions as listed in the report; and

 

2.     the signing of a S106 Agreement to secure the obligations and contributions as set out in the report.

20/20h

Weeting: Sixpenny Tithe, Park View: Reference: 3PL/2019/1517/HOU pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Construction of southern boundary wall.

Minutes:

Construction of southern boundary wall.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Tom Donnelly, 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 the conditions as listed in the report.

 

21/20

Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (for information) (Agenda item 11) 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.

22/20

Appeals Summary (for information) (Agenda item 12) pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Minutes:

Noted.