Agenda and draft minutes

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Welcome and introductions


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She advised that the meeting was being recorded and streamed live on You Tube.


The Democratic Services Officer carried out a roll call to confirm attendees.



To receive any apologies for absence and to note any substitutions.


Apologies for absence received from Councillors Mrs Bower (Cllr Long sub), Manning (Cllr Bambridge sub), Mrs E A Nockolds (Cllr Blunt sub), S Squire (Cllr Holmes sub) and M Storey.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.





To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 July 2021 and the Reconvened Meeting held on 15 July 2021.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 12 July and the reconvened meeting held on 15 July 2021 (previously circulated) were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings, subject to an amendment to the minutes of the meeting held on 12 July, which should read in relation to the Dersingham application ‘Councillor Bubb explained that he shared the concern …’


Declarations of Interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.


These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.


Councillor appointed representatives on the Internal Drainage Boards are noted.



The following declarations of interest were declared:


Councillors Mrs Spikings and Rose declared a prejudicial interest in item 8/1(d), Upwell and left the meeting during consideration of the application.




Urgent Business Under Standing Order 7

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chairman proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was no urgent business under Standing Order 7.


Members attending under Standing Order 34

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chairman of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.


The following Councillor attended under Standing Order 34:


Councillor Gidney                   8/1(a)               Hunstanton

Councillor Mrs Bower             8/1(a)               Hunstanton


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings read out Councillor Mrs Bower’s comments as she was unable to attend the meeting.


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings advised that any correspondence received had been read and passed to the relevant officer.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To receive the Schedule of Late Correspondence received since the publication of the agenda.


A copy of the late correspondence received after the publication of the agenda, which had been previously circulated, was tabled.  A copy of the agenda would be held for public inspection with a list of background papers.



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The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


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To consider and determine the attached Schedule of Planning Applications submitted by the Executive Director.

Additional documents:


The Committee considered schedules of applications for planning permission submitted by the Executive Director for Planning & Environment (copies of the schedules are published with the agenda).  Any changes to the schedule are recorded in the minutes.


RESOLVED:   That the applications be determined, as set out at (i) – (v) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)               21/01287/F

Hunstanton:  113 South Beach Road:  Variation of condition 1 of Planning permission HU 1260:  To remove occupancy restrictions:  Mr Michael John Burton


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The Senior Planner introduced the report and explained that the application site was outside of the development boundary of Hunstanton and was contained within the Coastal Hazard Zone (Hunstanton to Dersingham).


The site comprised of a two-storey terraced house that was granted approval in 1967 subject to a seasonal occupancy condition stating that the property shall only be occupied between 1st April to the 31st October in any calendar year.


The surrounding land uses comprised of residential dwellings and holiday caravan sites.


The application sought consent to extend the seasonal occupancy period to 11 months of the year.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the officer recommendation was contrary to the views of Hunstanton Town Council and at the request of the Planning Sifting Panel.


The Committee noted the key issues for consideration when determining the application, as set out in the report.


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol Mr M Ruston (supporting on behalf of the Town Council) and Mr M Burton (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Gidney addressed the Committee in accordance with Standing Order 34 in support of the application.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings then read out a statement from Councillor Mrs Bower (Ward Member) in support of the application.


Councillor Parish addressed the Committee in support of the officer recommendation.  


Councillor Long stated that there was not a flood history included within the officer’s report.  He added that these days there was better forecasting, prediction and better flood warnings in place.


The Senior Planner advised that with regards to the previous history, he did not have details of that. 


He advised that from speaking to the Emergency Planner, in 2013 part of the tide went over the power boat ramp, which was on the same line as South Beach Road.  Also, from speaking to the Emergency Planner, his understanding was that the evacuation route for this particular property would be one of the first places to flood so there would not be a safe escape route.  If this was a replacement dwelling there would be 7 criteria in DM18 to make it safe.  This was a property that had been built in 1967 and therefore was unlikely to be able to withstand any kind of flood inundation.


Councillor Long asked if there was any hydraulic  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC42:a


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To receive the Schedule of Planning Applications determined by the Executive Director.

Additional documents:


The Committee received schedules relating to the above.


RESOLVED:   That the reports be noted.