Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item


Appointment of Vice-Chair


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


Welcome and Introductions


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


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




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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Crofts and Councillor Storey.


The Chair thanked Councillors Blunt and Bambridge for being a substitute at the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 October 2020.


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 October 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.



Councillor Bone declared that in relation to item 8/2(l) – West Walton, he would not be taking part in the debate or decision as he was a friend of the applicant.


Councillors Bubb and Kirk declared that they were Members of King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board.


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 Councillor attended for the items listed below:


C Hudson        8/2(b)                           King’s Lynn

As a Member of the Planning Committee, Cllr Hudson confirmed that she would not take part in the debate and would not vote on the matter.


B Long             8/2 (c), 8/2(d)              Marshland St James


R Blunt            8/2(j)                            Walpole St Peter

As a member of the Planning Committee, Councillor Blunt confirmed that he would not be taking part in the debate and would not vote on the matter.


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 174 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.


Index of Applications pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 417 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 applications be determined as set out at (i) – (xii) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)                  20/00962/FM

Hunstanton:  19-21 Church Street:  Amendments to planning permission 18/01142/FM to increase flat numbers from 16 to 18:  Waterfield Dudley (Hunstanton 1) Ltd


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the site was located on the western side of Church Street, Hunstanton and comprised 0.185ha and contained workshops and stores including hardstanding.  The site was occupied by Whitleys Stationers Press but was now disused.


The site was located within the town centre and Hunstanton’s Conservation Area.


Members might recall that planning permission was approved last year for the demolition of the redundant printing works and for the construction of 16 no. flats on the site. 


The current application also sought permission for the demolition of the building and redevelopment of the site for residential units.  Essentially, this proposal sought changes to the previously approved scheme to provide 2 additional one bedroom flats, increasing the flat numbers from 16 to 18.


The proposed changes showed amendments to the previously approved floor plans, modest changes to some of the door and window arrangements and an additional sun room.


Parking was still proposed to be provided to the rear of the site, utilising the existing access arrangements to the side of the existing building.  Cycle parking was contained within the main building.


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


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the Town Council response was at variance with the recommendation and it had been referred by the Planning Sifting Panel.


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol, Mr Martin Wilson (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to approve the application and it was (14 for, 4 against):


RESOLVED:          (A)       That the application be approved subject to conditions and the payment of the affordable housing financial contribution within two months of the date of the Committee meeting; and


(B)  That the application be refused in the event that the affordable housing financial contribution is not paid within two months of the date of this Committee meeting.


(ii)             20/00779/F

Clenchwarton:   Meadow View, Black Horse Road:  Removal of condition 6 of planning permission 19/00989/F:  Proposed dwelling and retention of part of existing bungalow as annexe – to remove occupancy restriction:  Supreme Surfacing Ltd


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The Principal Planner  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC167:


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 193 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.