Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 12)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

 

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

Next Generation Ltd

Swaffham

27

2

Mrs N Lond-Caulk

Caston

28 - 33

3

Mundford Poultry Ltd

Mundford

34 - 36

4

THPD Properties Ltd

Yaxham

37 - 42

5

R J Holbrook

Attleborough

43 - 44

6

Hastoe Housing Association

Ashill

45 - 47

7

Mr & Mrs D Leer

Snetterton

48

8

A Sacharczuk

Attleborough

49 - 51

9

Mr P Gilchrist

Attleborough

52 - 53

10

Mr Philip Hodson

Brettenham

54 - 56

 

Minutes:

a)            Item 1: 3PL/2007/0314/F: Swaffham and Sporle: Land off Sporle Road, Estate Office, Palgrave Farming Ltd: A wind energy development comprising of 6 wind turbines and associated works for Next Generation Ltd

 

This item was deferred (see Minute No. 203/07 above).

 

b)            Item 2: 3PL/2007/1420/F: Caston: Allcrest, The Street: New development of 4 dwellings with garages to replace existing dwelling for Mrs N Lond-Caulk

 

Approved, as recommended subject to a slab level condition being included.

 

Members were made aware that ten objection letters and four letters of support had been received.  Mr Rogers, the Ward Representative had also submitted a letter in support of the application.

 

c)            Item 4: 3PL/2007/1493/F: Yaxham: Former Breckland Garden Centre: Development of a ‘lodge park’ within the site of the former garden centre and re-use of ex camping and caravan site for THPD Properties Ltd

 

This item was deferred at the request of the applicant (Minute No. 203/07 above).

 

d)            Item 5: 3PL/2007/1510/F: Attleborough: Swangey Farm, Swangey Lane: Retention of existing two-story garage building and use of first floor as one bedroom annexe accommodation for R J Holbrook

 

Note: Mrs S Howard-Alpe declared an interest in this item and left the room whilst this item was being discussed.

 

Refused, contrary to the recommendation and enforcement action be authorised to re-instate the building to the original plans; the time for compliance being six months.  The reasons for refusal were on the grounds the design and bulk of the building was not acceptable, particularly in relation to the main house.

 

Planning permission had been sought for the retention of an existing garage building as built (given that it had been constructed larger than the previously approved scheme and with slightly different fenestration) and the use of the first floor area as annexe accommodation for the applicant’s elderly parents, rather than a playroom area, as previously approved.  On close examination it was concluded that the differences between the approved scheme and that proposed were significant.

 

The Chairman highlighted the differences between the original plan of the existing two-storey garage building and what had been built.  She felt that this garage building could end up as another house in the countryside.  It was pointed out that the applicant already had an existing barn not far from the farmhouse that was currently being used for residential use.

 

e)            Item 6: 3PL/2007/1527/F: Ashill: Site off Dunnetts Close: Low cost housing development scheme for 12 dwellings for Hastoe Housing Association

 

Following a proposal to approve the application, the vote was lost and the application was refused as recommended.

 

f)              Item 7: 3PL/2007/1568/F: Snetterton: Flame Restaurant, Newmarket Road (A11): Proposed demolition of existing building and redevelopment to provide restaurant, hotel, car parking and landscaping for Mr & Mrs D Leer

 

This item was considered in conjunction with Agenda item 11 (see Minute No. 209/07 above)

 

g)            Item 9: 3PL/2007/1718/F: Attleborough: Rear of 117 and 119 Hargham Road: Erection of bungalow and double garage for Mr P Gilchrist

 

Approved, contrary to the recommendation on the grounds that the proposal would not be out of keeping with the area and was considered to be an acceptable form of back land development.

 

The Committee was informed by Mr Clarke, the Applicant’s Agent that the site was situated in an existing residential area and was very well screened and would not cause any overlooking or noise and disturbance to existing properties.

 

Mr Stasiak, the Ward Representative, was in attendance to support this application.  He reminded Members of a very similar application in Attleborough that the Committee had previously approved. 

 

h)            Item 10: 3PL/2007/1770/F: Brettenham: Harling Wood Farm, Shadwell: Demolition of derelict storage barn and construction of staff hostel accommodation for Mr Phillip Hodson

 

Approved, as recommended.  A previous permission had been subject to a S106 Agreement relating to the occupancy of the accommodation and to ensure that the stables were constructed before the accommodation. A Member asked the Officer to enquire whether the stables had been completed.

 

Notes to the Schedule

 

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

 

Item No.

Speaker

Agenda item 8a

Mr Wingate, Applicant’s Agent

Agenda item 10

Mr Hewett, Ward Representative, against the application

Agenda item 11

Mr Askew, Ward Representative, in support of the application

2

Mrs Horner, Parish Council

Mrs Perkins, Objector

Mr Matthews, Applicant’s Agent

3

Mr Spooner, Applicant, to answer questions

6

Mrs Ball, Ward Representative, in support

Mr Wright, Parish Council

Mr Parsons, Applicant’s Agent

8

Mr Took, on behalf of the applicant

9

Mr Stasiak, Ward Representative, in support

Mr Clark, Applicant’s Agent

 

Written representations taken into account

 

Reference No.

No. of Representations

3PL/2007/1341/F

16

3PL/2007/1420/F

17

3PL/2007/1590/O

8

3PL/2007/1718/F

2

 

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