Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda Item 8)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:


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Page No


J A Askew & Partners

Old Buckenham


18 - 19


Tesco Stores Ltd





Marlborough Properties UK Ltd



21 - 22


Mr Brian Wilson



23 - 27


Mr & Mrs Daisley



28 - 29


Mr A Woodhouse



30 - 31


Citygate Development Ltd




32 - 33


Mr M Smith



34 - 35


Mr & Mrs W Morgan



36 - 38


P Withey


39 - 41



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


(a)    Item 1: 3PL/2007/0886/F: Old Buckenham: Innishowen, Fen Street: Removal of agricultural occupancy condition on 3/74/0089 for J A Askew & Partners

It was reported that additional information had been received giving evidence that the business had been advertised beyond the statutory 12 months required and that it had been established that there was no local agricultural need.

In the light of this information, the application was now recommended for approval.

In the circumstances, the application was approved as recommended.

(b)    Item 2: 3PL/2007/0920/F: Dereham: Tesco Dereham, Kingston Road: Proposed extension of Tesco (class A1) retail store with ancillary works to provide additional car parking and landscaping for Tesco Stores Ltd.

This application was considered under agenda item 7 – see minute no. 142/07 above.

(c)     Item 3: 3PL/2007/0993/D: Thetford: Land off London Road / Kimms Belt: Mixed use development comprising residential and retail for Marlborough Properties UK Ltd.

Approved, as recommended; members recorded their preference for grey/dark coloured roof slates or clay pantiles and high-quality window frames to be used, details of which were subject to agreement.

(d)    Item 4: 3PL/2007/1097/F: Besthorpe: Virginia Works, Norwich Road: Proposed new one and a half storey 4-bed house and replacement 3-bed chalet bungalow (resubmission) for Mr Brian Wilson

Approved, as recommended, subject to additional conditions to require the retention of window screening and requiring the demolition of the existing dwelling prior to the commencement of the development.

(e)    Item 5: 3PL/2007/1142/O: Fransham: The Manor, Main Road: Erection of one dwelling for Mr & Mrs Daisley

Deferred, contrary to the recommendation; however, the Development Services Manager be authorised to grant permission, subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement to tie the proposed dwelling to the existing pig rearing and farm shop business.  Members considered the site to have merit as a brownfield infill site and that approval of the application would help to ensure a long-standing local and growing family business in the village, allied to agriculture (pig rearing and farm shop), could be maintained.

(f)      Item 6: 3PL/2007/1143/O: Whinburgh/Westfield: OS 1412 (part): Whinburgh Road, Westfield: Erection of a 3-bedroom bungalow and garage for Mr A. Woodhouse

Deferred, contrary to the recommendation; however, the Development Services Manager be authorised to grant permission subject to completion of a Section 106 Agreement to tie the property to the existing business (i.e. C. Woodhouse Digger Hire).  Members considered that there was sufficient justification to support the application from the fact that its approval would help to secure the continuation of this long-standing, local family business.  Members also took account of the fact that the Parish Council and local Ward Member fully supported the application.

(g)    Item 7: 3PL/2007/1164/F: Thetford: Glunz & Jensen Ltd., Wyatt Way: Variation of condition 5 on application 3PL/2007/0404/F for Citgate Development Ltd.

Approved, contrary to the recommendation, subject to conditions as to screening of the site.  Members considered that the additional stacking height would not detract significantly from the character of the area of this industrial estate, particularly having regard to the type of fencing and landscape screening as proposed by the applicant.

(h)     Item 8: 3PL/2007/1166/O: Swaffham: Land adjacent to 1 Low Road: Erection of one dwelling and garage for Mr M. Smith

Withdrawn at the request of the applicant.

(i)      Item 9: 3PL/2007/1236/O: Hockering: Land at Heath Road: Residential dwelling and cattery for Mr & Mrs W. Morgan

Refused as recommended.  It was noted that the mobile home was no longer on the site and enforcement action in this regard was, therefore, not required.  It was noted that the Highways Authority had indicated its concerns on grounds of highway visibility and it was agreed that, subject to confirmation of this objection from the Highways Authority, this be added to the reasons for refusal.

(j)      Item 10: 3PL/2007/1237/F: Dereham: 20 School Lane, Toftwood: Single storey extension and change of use to day care children’s nursery for P. Withey

Withdrawn at the request of the applicant.

Notes to the Schedule


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


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Mr Hayes (Objector)

Ms J. Bean (Agent for the Applicant)


Mrs Daisley (Applicant)


Mr C Jordan (Ward Member – in support)


Mr Woods (Applicant)


Mr P. Claussen (Ward Member – on behalf of Applicant)

Mrs Morgan (Applicant)


Written Representations taken into account


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