Agenda item

Schedule of Planning Applications (Agenda item 9)

To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications:

 

Item No

Applicant

Parish

Page No

1

P J Southgate Ltd

Gt Ellingham

15 - 17

2

P J Southgate Ltd

Gt Ellingham

18 - 20

3

P J Southgate Ltd

Attleborough

21 - 23

4

A Chandler (Norfolk) Ltd

Riddlesworth

24 - 26

5

Ripblast & Co Ltd

Snetterton

27 - 28

6

Mr Christopher Thomas

Harling

29 - 31

 

Minutes:

a)           Item1: 3PL/2007/1721/F: Great Ellingham: Land at Old Hall Farm, Penhill Road: Proposed free range egg production for 16,000 chickens, erection of 2 feed silos and associated vehicular access for P J Southgate Ltd

 

Approved, as recommended in the Schedule.

 

b)           Item 2 - 3PL/2007/1722/F: Great Ellingham: Old Hall Farm, Penhill Road: Proposed agricultural dwelling for poultry manager for P J Southgate Ltd

 

Deferred, contrary to the recommendation; however, the Development Services Manager be authorised to grant permission subject to the conditions as listed in the report and subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement requiring the dwelling not to be occupied until the chicken shed was operational.

 

b)           Item 3 – 3PL/2007/1723/F: Attleborough: Lyng Farm, Long Street: Erection of two storey agricultural dwelling/garage and office for poultry manager for P J Southgate Ltd

 

Deferred, contrary to the recommendation; however, the Development Services Manager be authorised to grant permission subject to conditions and subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement requiring:

 

i)              the new dwelling and Lyng Farm farmhouse to be tied to the existing farming enterprise; and

ii)            the new dwelling on the site to be tied to the adjacent free range egg production unit.

 

A number of Members were unsure about granting permission for an additional dwelling on the same site.  Ms Shelly, the applicant’s agent advised that the house was required for an existing manager who currently lived in rented accommodation away from the farm. 

 

The proposal had been supported with a technical appraisal which had concluded that there was a need for an experienced stockman to live on the site for the security and welfare of the birds.

 

c)            Item 4: 3PL/2007/1742/F: Riddlesworth: Home Farm, Thetford: Proposed free range egg production unit for 16,000 chickens, erection of 2 feed silos and associated access for A Chandler (Norfolk) Ltd

 

Approved, as recommended.

 

Note: Mr J Labouchere abstained from voting on this application.

 

d)           Item 5: Snetterton: Oakwood Industrial Estate, Harling Road: Demolition of two WWII buildings and erection of two industrial buildings, service yard and parking for Ripblast & Co Ltd

 

Approved, as recommended.  Also, the Development Services Manager to confirm with Norfolk Landscape Archaeology whether there are any internal items which could be preserved.

 

e)           Item 6: Harling: Unit 1, Cloverfield Industrial Estate, Lopham Road: Change of use of first floor only from B1 business to A1 usage for a licensed sex shop for Mr Christopher Thomas

 

Refused, contrary to the recommendation on the following grounds:

 

i)              unsustainable location;

ii)            inadequate pedestrian access and parking; and

iii)          precedent.

 

Members felt that if permission was granted it could set a precedent for other units to apply for A1 use and trade would be be taken away from the town.  The Committee suggested that the applicant looked elsewhere to set up his business, preferably on an industrial estate which already had mixed uses.

 

Notes to the Schedule

 

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

 

Item No.

Speaker

Agenda item 8 (Yaxham)

Mr Jordan, Ward Representative, against the application

Mr Crummett, Parish Council

Mr Cutting, Supporter

Mr Martin, Objector

Mr Anema, Objector

Mr Dimoglou, Applicant

Mr Hay, Applicant

Agenda item 8 (Swaffham/Sporle)

Mr Williams, Ward Representative, against the application

Mr Hickey, Parish Council

Mrs Bartley, Parish Council

Mrs Burrows, Objector

Mrs Stone, Objector

Mrs Cawley, Objector

Mr Partridge, Ecotricity

1

Ms Shelley, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Verguson, Noble Foods

2

Ms Shelley, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Verguson, Noble Foods

3

Ms Shelley, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Verguson, Noble Foods

4

Ms Shelley, Applicant’s Agent

Mr Verguson, Noble Foods

6

Revd. Kinsella, Objector

Mrs Burton, Objector

Mr Oliver, Objector

Mrs Langridge, Objector

Mr Taylor, Objector

Mr Bottrell, Applicant

 

 

Written representations taken into account

 

Reference No.

No. of Representatives

3PL/2007/0314/F

29

3PL/2007/1493/F

35

3PL/2007/1742/F

1

3PL/2007/1842/CU

22

 

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