Agenda and draft minutes

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Welcome and Introductions


The Chair informed the Committee that the meeting was being broadcast live on You Tube.


The Democratic Services Officer conducted a roll call to confirm attendees.



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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Parish and Squire.


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



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 7 December 2020.       


The minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 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:


Councillor Storey declared a pecuniary interest in item 8/1(a) as he had a financial interest with the owner.  He advised that he would not be taking part in the debate or vote on the matter.


Councillor Mrs Spikings declared an in relation to item 8/2(c) as she was related to the agent.  She advised that she would not take part in the debate or vote on the matter.




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 taken.


The following Councillors attended pursuant to Standing Order 34:


C Crofts                       8/2(c)               Outwell


The Chair, Councillor Crofts advised that he would not take part in the debate or vote on the matter. The Vice-Chair took the Chair for this item of business.


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.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 166 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 will be published with the agenda).  Any changes to the schedules will be recorded in the minutes.


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


(i)         20/00366/FM

Hockwold cum Wilton:  Twelve Acre Farm, Moor Drove (East):  Retrospective application for use of land for an equine care / livery business.  Retrospective application for mobile home / temporary accommodation.  Retrospective application for ancillary building housing customer wc’s office and tack room:  Mr Brian Rutterford


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Councillor Storey had declared a pecuniary interest in this item and took no part in the debate and did not vote on the matter.


The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the application site was located on the northern side of Moor Drove (East), approximately 700m south of the village of Hockwold-cum-Wilton and was 4.75ha in size.  The site was categorised as countryside in the adopted Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan (SADMPP 2016).  This application sought retrospective planning permission for an equine / livery business, for a mobile home as temporary accommodation and for an ancillary welfare mobile unit housing wc’s, office and tack room.  The applicant had submitted evidence in the form of a business plan to support their case and argued that a dwelling was necessary in this location to support the business.


The site consisted of a series of paddocks bounded by post and wire fencing with some sporadic native hedges and trees.  Within the site there was also existing field shelters, and two agricultural storage buildings.


The site was partially located within Flood Zones 2 and 3, however the caravan was situated in Flood Zone 1.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as it was contrary to the views of the Parish Council and it had also been referred by 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, Lesley Randall (objecting on behalf of Hockwold Parish Council) and Kevin Watts (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Mrs Spiking proposed that condition 1(a) should be amended to ensure the removal of the mobile home from the site within three months.  This was seconded by Councillor S Sandell.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the proposal for the additional condition and, after having been put to the vote was carried.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to approve the application and, after having been put to the vote, it was (12 votes for, 3 against):


RESOLVED:   That the application be  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC186: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.