Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 11)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page

1

Ashill Parish Council

Ashill

18 - 20

2

Buckfastleigh Limited

Shipdham

21

3

KKK Construction Ltd

Thetford

22 - 24

4

The Crown Estate

Thetford

25 - 27

5

Buitenverwachting

Thetford

28 - 30

6

Buitenverwachting

Thetford

31 - 33

7

Mr D Wright

Swaffham

34 - 35

8

Ingram Property Trading Partners

Watton

36 - 39

9

Willben Homes Ltd

Thetford

40 - 43

10

Henstead Hall Estates Ltd

Thetford

44 - 46

11

Mr C Mannion

Attleborough

47 - 49

12

Gladedale (Anglia) Ltd

Dereham

50 - 51

13

Mr Stephen Bealey

Sparham

52 - 56

14

Mr Ray Cross

Beeston

57 - 58

15

Mr & Mrs Smith

Swaffham

59 - 60

16

Mr & Mrs A Stasiak

Attleborough

61 - 62

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the applications be determined in accordance with the recommendations contained in the schedule, subject to the following conditions and amendments:

 

(a)         Item 2: 3PL/2006/1234/F: Shipdham: Land at Mill Road including Molecatchers Cottage: Demolition of existing building and construction of residential development for Buckfastleigh Ltd

 

This item was considered in conjunction with Agenda item 8 (see Minute No. 106/07 above).

 

(b)    Item 4: 3PL/2007/0424/O: Thetford: Brandon Road/Maine Street: Residential development for The Crown Estate

 

Approved as recommended, subject to the inclusion of direct pedestrian access being provided on to the Brandon Road.

 

(c)     Item 5: 3PL/2007/0484/F: Thetford: Old Glass Warehouse, Old Market Street: Conversion into flats

Deferred, with authority for the Development Services Manager to approve as recommended on completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution.

(d)    Item 8: 3PL/2007/0503/F: Watton: Thetford Road and Gregor Shanks Way: 19 sheltered flats

 

         Deferred, with authority for the Development Services Manager to approve as recommended on completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution.

 

(e)    Item 9: 3PL/2007/0546/F: Thetford: 29 Vicarage Road (corner of Vicarage Road and Norwich Road): Demolition of dwelling and erection of 4 town Houses and 20 apartments

 

The Committee was informed that the recommendation had been changed to one of refusal due to the Council’s Tree and Countryside Officer still having concerns about the close proximity of the existing Lime trees to some of the proposed apartments.  Members noted that the applicant had recently submitted revised plans to try to overcome these concerns.

 

Refused, as recommended on the grounds that:

i)                    the proposal, together with the loss of the existing house, would fail to enhance the character of the area; and

ii)                  the buildings would have an impact on two large existing Lime trees.

 

(f)      Item 10: 3PL/2007/686/F: Thetford: 3 Minstergate: Convert house to provide 2 no. one bed apartments, new build block to provide 11 no. one bed apartments for Henstead Hall Estates

 

Deferred, contrary to the recommendation.  Members felt that the dimensions of the building should be verified to ensure that the proposed scheme was similar to the previously approved application.

 

(g)         Item 11: 3PL/2007/0687/F: Attleborough: Bunns Bank: 2 blocks of industrial units

 

Approved as recommended, with an additional condition restricting the use to Classes B1 and B8 only.

 

(h)         Item 12: 3PL/2007/0714/D: Dereham: Toftmead, South Green: Erection of 12 no. flats and 4 no. semi-detached houses for Gladedale (Anglia) Ltd

 

Refused, contrary to the recommendation.  Members felt that the dwellings fronting the site should be of a superior design to compensate for the loss of the former Georgian building.

 

(i)      Notes to the Schedule

 

The following persons were in attendance to speak on the following items:

 

Schedule Item No.                             Speaker

 

Agenda item 10 (Bawdeswell)        Mr Bambridge, Ward Member

Mr Mallen, Parish Council

Mr Snape, Objector

Mrs Handford, for the Applicants

Mr Nourse, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Tracey, NCC Highways Representative

 

Agenda item 8 (Shipdham)             Mr P Hewett, Ward Member

Mr Edwards, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Tracey, NCC Highways Representative

Mr Tindale, Objector

 

1                                                                          Mr Leighton, Parish Council

Mr Abrum, Objector

Mrs Ball, Ward Member

 

14                                                                     Mr Quinton, Blakes Abbatoir

(in support)

Mrs Lawes, Parish Council

Mr Cross, on behalf of the applicant

 

13                                                                     Mr Beaumont, Objector

                                    Mrs Bealey, Applicant

 

15                                                                     Mr Butters, Swaffham Town Council

 

3                                                                          Mr Thacker, Objector

Mr Flett, Applicant’s Agent

 

4                                     Mr Blackwell, Applicant’s Agent

 

5 & 6                              Lee Webster, Breckland Council

 

9                                                                          Mr Took, Applicant’s Agent

 

8                                     Mr Nolan, Applicant’s Agent

 

(i)                                          The Committee was made aware of the following amendments to the Agenda:

 

i)              Item 3: Thetford – the proposal had been changed to the erection of four townhouses and not five.

 

ii)            item 15: Swaffham - the description of development should have stated: 2 one bed flats and 8 two bed flats and not 8 one bed flats.

 

iii)          Item 16: Attleborough – the proposal should have read: “change of use to retail/office” and not “change of use from retail to office”.

 

Written Representations taken into account

 

Reference No.                 No. of Representations

 

3PL/2006/0441/O                          20

3PL/2006/1234/F                          12

3PL/2007/0246/F                          1

3PL/2007/0292/F                          6

3PL/2007/0530/F                          1

3PL/2007/0546/F                          7

3PL/2007/0606/F                          8

3PL/2007/0687/F                          2

3PL/2007/0714/D                          1

3PL/2007/0743/O                          2

3PL/2007/0806/F                          4

 

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