Agenda and draft minutes

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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Lawton and Manning.


The Chair thanked Councillors Rust and Whitby for attending the meeting as substitutes.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call to determine those present.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 2 November 2020.


The minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2020 were agreed as a correct record and would be signed by the Chair at the earliest opportunity.


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.



The following declarations of interest were declared:


Councillors Croft, Joyce, Kirk, Whitby and Bubb declared an interest as they were Members of the Internal Drainage Board.


Councillor Bower, Sandell and Rust declared that they were Members of the Homelessness and Housing Delivery Task Group and Cllr Rust also volunteered at the Night Shelter.


Councillor Bone declared that he worked for Sanctuary Housing Association.




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 Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is made.




The following Councillors attended pursuant to Standing Order 34:


M de Whalley              8/1(a)               Gayton

B Jones                       8/2(a)               King’s Lynn

B Long                         8/2(b)               Marshland St James


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chair reported that any correspondence received had been read and passed to the appropriate officer.


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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.

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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) – (vi) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)          19/01325/RMM

Gayton:  Land north east of Downley, Lynn Road:  Major reserved matters:  Construction of 19 dwellings (phase 3): 


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that outline planning permission was approved on this site in 2016 when the Borough Council did not have a 5 year housing land supply.  Outline consent was granted for up to 29 dwellings, with access being the only matter determined at this stage.  The approved access was via a single access point onto Lynn Road to the south, known as Howard’s Way.  The 29 dwellings were now known as Phases 2 and 3 of the Howard’s Way development.


All other matters, including layout, appearance, scale and landscaping were reserved for later consideration and form the subject of this reserved matters application.


Phase 1 of the Howard’s Way development for 6 dwellings was approved under a separate permission and had been completed and Phase 2 was nearing completion.  Phase 2 related to 10 of the 29 dwellings approved under the outline consent referred to above.


This current application therefore sought reserved matters for the remaining 19 dwellings of the outline consent approved under reference 15/01776/OM and was referred to as Phase 3.


Gayton, combined with Grimston and Pott Row, was classified as a Key Rural Service Centre according to Policy CS02 of the Local Development Framework Core Strategy.


The application site was located on the northern side of Lynn Road, Gayton and was approximately 1.01 hectares of the original site of 1.63 hectares.  The land levels were generally flat.


The outline application was subject to a S106 Agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution, county contributions, open space and SUDS management and maintenance.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the Parish Council had objected to the application and it had been called-in by Councillor de Whalley.


The Committee noted the key issues for consideration as outlined in the report.


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol, Susanne Jarrett (objecting on behalf of the Parish Council) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In accordance with Standing Order 34, Councillor de Whalley addressed the Committee.


The Chair invited Nikki Patton, the Council’s Strategic Housing Officer to address the Committee. She advised that the affording housing did meet the requirements around type, tenure and clustering.


Councillor Howland proposed that determination of the application be adjourned to allow the applicant the opportunity to address the areas of concern raised by the Committee relating  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC176:a


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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 reports be noted.