Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

Chairman's Opening Remarks

The Chairman, Councillor Nigel Wilkin welcomed everyone to the Council’s first virtual Planning Committee meeting.  He announced that it was being streamed live.

 

The format of the meeting and the voting procedure were both explained to all in attendance.

 

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Minutes (Agenda item 1) pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2020.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2020 were confirmed as a correct record.

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Apologies & Substitutes (Agenda item 2)

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies and no substitutes were in attendance.

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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 room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

All Members had received direct correspondence in respect of Agenda item 9c, the Weeting application.

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Chairman's Announcements (Agenda item 4)

Minutes:

None.

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Requests to Defer Applications included in this Agenda (if any) (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 if any).

Minutes:

Simon Wood, the Director of Planning & Building Control provided Members with a verbal update in respect of the Local Plan.

 

It was noted that at the Cabinet meeting on 1 June 2020, Members had resolved to go ahead with a full review of the Breckland Local Plan and had approved the adoption of the Local Development Scheme.

 

Members were also informed that a letter from the Leader was being sent to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government expressing the Council’s concerns on the short time scales allowed for the review of the Local Plan.

 

It was noted that the next Local Plan Working Group was being held on Friday, 26 June 2020 at 11am and all Members had been invited.

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Deferred Applications (Agenda item 8) pdf icon PDF 45 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 list of deferred applications was noted.

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Land off Shipdham Road, Westfield Road and Westfield Lane: Reference: 3PL/2015/1490/O - 1:00PM pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Residential development for a maximum of 291 dwellings, link roads, open space and recreational space, together with demolition of existing Railway Bridge at Westfield Lane and construction of a replacement two-way railway bridge.

 

This application was last heard at Planning Committee on 26th November 2018, where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to proposed conditions and a S106 Agreement.

 

The S106 Agreement has been concluded and has now been signed and completed by all relevant parties.  It is considered appropriate, given the significant period that has passed since the previous Committee resolution, to bring the application back to Committee. This follows a public re-consultation with all neighbours and statutory consultees. The comments received are included in the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Residential development for a maximum of 291 dwellings, link roads, open space and recreational space, together with demolition of existing Railway Bridge at Westfield Lane and construction of a replacement two-way Bridge.

 

This application was last heard at the Planning Committee meeting on 26th November 2018, where Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to proposed conditions and a S106 Agreement to secure:

 

·        Provision of on-site affordable housing at 40%

·        Contribution to Library Services £21,825

·        Contribution to Early Years and Primary Education on a pro rata basis £1,210,976

·        NHS contribution of £91,740

·        Public Open Space Maintenance Contribution

·        Onsite Open Space totalling 12.63 ha

·        Offsite green space to be reverted to low intensity grazing land totalling 13ha

·        Works to improve the off-site PROW network

 

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:

 

Ward Representative:                         Councillor Philip Morton

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               Philip Atkinson & Simon Clewlow (Lanpro                                                        Services Ltd)

 

Dereham Town Council:                     Tony Needham

 

Objector:                                             Helen Frayer

 

 

DECISION: Members voted 9 x 2 to approve the application as recommended, subject to the conditions as listed in the report and the completed S106 Agreement as detailed above.

 

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Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

Minutes:

The Schedule of Applications was determined as follows:

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Rocklands: Peels Farm, Whitings Lane, Rockland All Saints: Reference: 3PL/2019/1091/F - 2:00PM pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Retrospective full planning permission for erecting an agricultural storage building.

Minutes:

Retrospective full planning permission for erecting an agricultural storage building.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Planning Officer.

 

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:                               Ian Pick (Ian Pick Associates Ltd)

 

Rocklands Parish Council:                Cllr Richard Bass

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to:

 

1.     the conditions listed in the report;

 

2.     an additional condition restricting access from and to Sandy Lane; and

 

3.     condition 6 being amended to include a 2.5m bund/acoustic fence.

 

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Rocklands: Peels Farm, Whitings Lane, Rockland All Saints: Reference: 3PL/2019/1058/VAR pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Variation of Condition 2 on pp 3PL/2016/0748/F - to regularise the as built development as it differs from approved plans.

Minutes:

Variation of Condition 2 on pp 3PL/2016/0748/F - to regularise the as built development as it differs from approved plans.

 

Consideration was given to the report presented by Fiona Hunter, Principal Planning Officer.

 

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:                               Ian Pick (Ian Pick Associates Ltd)

 

Rocklands Parish Council:                Cllr Richard Bass

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to:

 

1.     the conditions listed in the report;

 

2.     an additional condition restricting access from and to Sandy Lane; and

 

3.     condition 6 being amended to include a 2.5m bund/acoustic fence.

 

 

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Weeting: Land at Brandon Road: Reference: 3PL/2019/0189/F - 2:45PM pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Full Planning Application for a crematorium including memorial gardens, car parking, a new vehicle access onto Harling Drove and ancillary works.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Full planning application for a Crematorium including memorial gardens, car parking, a new vehicle access onto Harling Drove and ancillary works.

 

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.

 

All Members had received direct correspondence in respect of this application.

 

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 Sam Chapman-Allen

 

Applicant’s Agent:                               John Williams

 

Weeting Parish Council:                    Cllr Mike Nairn

 

Objector:                                            Ray Thornalley

 

DECISION: Members voted 8 x 3 for refusal as recommended.

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Old Buckenham: Land to the west of 49 Hargham Road: Reference: 3PL/2020/0117/PIP - 3:15PM pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Permission in principle for the erection of 4 dwellings (Town and Country Planning) Permission in Principle (amendment) Order 2017.

Minutes:

Permission in principle for the erection of 4 dwellings (Town and Country Planning – (Permission in Principle) (amendment) Order 2017).

 

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:                               Nick Moys (Brown & Co)

 

Old Buckenham Parish Council:        Cllr Stephen Milner

 

DECISION: Members voted 7 x 4 for Permission in Principle as recommended; subject to the notes as listed in the report.

 

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Snetterton: Land south of Snetterton Speed Shop, Snetterton Business Park: Reference: 3PL/2020/0309/O - 3:30PM pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Outline application for erection of two dwellings (bungalows).

Minutes:

Outline application for erection of two dwellings (bungalows).

 

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.

 

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

 

Applicant:                                            Paul Downing

 

DECISION: Members voted unanimously for approval as recommended; subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 

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Appeals Summary (for information) (Agenda item 10) pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

Noted.

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Applications determined by the Executive Director of Place (for information) (Agenda item 11) pdf icon PDF 140 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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Next Meeting (Agenda item 12)

An additional meeting has been arranged to be held on Tuesday, 14 July at 1pm (the same virtual arrangements will apply).

Minutes:

The arrangements for the next meeting on Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at 1pm were noted.