Agenda and draft minutes

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Welcome and Introductions


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


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



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


There were no apologies for absence.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 January 2021 (previously circulated).


The minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2021 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.



Councillors Crofts, Bubb, Howland and Kirk declared that they were Members of the King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board, who had made comments on application 8/2(b) – Walpole Cross Keys.


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 the meeting commences.


The following Councillors attending under Standing Order 34:


Name                          Item                             Application


M de Whalley              8/2(a)                           East Walton

A Kemp                       8/2(c)                           North Runcton


Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.


There was no Chair’s correspondence to report.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 95 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 previously been circulated was tabled.  A copy of the agenda would be held for public inspection together with a list of background papers.


Index of applications pdf icon PDF 293 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 691 KB

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)        20/01136/F

East Walton:  The Old Pheasantry, East of Keepers Cottage, Church Lane:  Siting of 38 storage containers:  Westacre Estate Management


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the application site related to a former Pheasantry and later a quail egg farm, which comprised two single storey buildings, a timber clad building and a concrete building which were both disused and in a state of disrepair.


The site was located on the eastern side of Church Lane, to the southern side of an unmade track which joined the B1153, East Walton.


Full planning permission was sought for the siting of 38 storage containers to the eastern side of the existing buildings on site.  There were currently 37 containers present on site.  East Walton was a Smaller Village and Hamlet within the Core Strategy’s Settlement Hierarchy.


The Committee attention was drawn to the late correspondence, where it explained that the summary was incorrect - it should have stated: 37 containers currently on site out of the 38 total number proposed, and also to the proposed additional condition.

The application had been referred to the Committee for determination at the request of Councillors Manning and De Whalley.


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 John Thorpe (objecting) and Alec Birkbeck (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


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


Councillor Ryves proposed that a site visit should be carried out and this was seconded by Councillor Lawton.  


The Assistant Director explained that deferral of the application might be better as it would allow officers time to assess whether a site visit could be carried out.  It would also allow for the report to be updated to include information on the heritage assets.


Councillor Ryves as proposer of the site visit and Councillor Lawton as seconder, agreed to amend the proposal to defer the application to allow for further information to be provided on the heritage assets.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the proposal to defer the application and, after having been put to the vote, it was carried unanimously, it was:


RESOLVED:  That the application be deferred.


(ii)       20/01222/F

Walpole Cross Keys:  West Holme Nursery, 65 Station Road:  Proposed storage unit extension:  Bedcare Ltd


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Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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.