Agenda and draft minutes

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Appointment of Vice-Chair


RESOLVED:   That Councillor S Sandell be appointed as Vice-Chair for the meeting.



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


Apologies for absence were received from the Chair Councillor C Crofts, Councillors C Rose and Mrs V M Spikings.


The Chair thanked Councillors R Blunt and D Whitby for attending the meeting as a substitute.


Welcome and Introductions


The Chair welcomed everyone to the Committee and explained that the meeting was being broadcast live on You Tube.


The recording of the meeting is available at WestNorfolkBC on You Tube.




To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 September 2020.


The minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2020 were agreed as a correct record.


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.



There were no declarations of interest.


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 to report.


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 made.


Councillor J Moriarty attended and addressed the Committee in relation to 8/1(c) – Little Massingham.


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chair reported that there was no Chair’s correspondence.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 273 KB

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

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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.


Index of Applications pdf icon PDF 13 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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

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The Committee considered schedules of applications for planning permission submitted by the Executive Director for Planning & Environment (copies of the schedules will be published with the agenda.  Any changes to the schedules will be 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)          20/00945/O

Boughton:  Woodstock, Mill Hill Road:  Outline application:  site for construction of one dwelling:  Mr & Mrs P Osler


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the proposal was for outline planning permission with all matters reserved bar access, for the construction of a dwelling on land to the west of Woodstock, an existing detached bungalow on Mill Hill Road, Boughton.


The site currently comprised paddock land on the bend of Mill Hill Road as it turned northwards from the village.  The site was bordered to the northeast by existing hedgerows and to the west and south by agricultural land.  The existing bungalow was to the east of the site and new dwellings, approved under planning reference 16/0753/O and 16/01891/RM were currently under construction to the north.  Existing stables on site will be demolished as part of this proposal.


Boughton was classified as a Smaller Village and Hamlet in CS02 of the Core Strategy (2011) and the infill policy therefore applies in accordance with DM3 of the SADMP (2016).  The site is also adjacent to Boughton Conservation Area.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination by the Planning Sifting Panel.


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


The Principal Planner responded to the comments raised by the Parish Council.  She explained that by the reason of existing frontage development to both the north and east of the site the proposal was considered to constitute infill development and complied with Policy DM3.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to approve the application and it was (13 votes for, 1 against and 2 abstentions):


RESOLVED:That the application be approved as recommended.


(ii)        20/00420/F

Clenchwarton:  94 Hall Road:  Replacement dwelling:  PCD Builder


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that No.94 was a dilapidated bungalow contained within overgrown grounds situated on the western side of Hall Road, Clenchwarton.  To the immediate south were two fairly recently built chalets with bungalows beyond, semi-detached houses opposite to the east, and land with planning permission for 10 houses to the immediate north on the junction with Wildfields Road.  Full permission was sought for the construction of a replacement dwelling demolishing the existing single storey unit and building a chalet in its place with a double carport at the rear.


The site was located within the  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC155:a


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

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The Committee received schedules relating to the above


RESOLVED:   That the report be noted.