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 8 February 2021.


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 8 February 2021 were agreed as a correct record and would be signed by the Chair


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, Kirk and Rose declared that Members of the King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board.


Councillor Joyce declared that he was a member of the East of Ouse, Polver and Nar Internal Drainage Board.


Urgent Business Under Standing Order 7

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was no urgent business under Standing Order 7.


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 taken.


The following Councillors attending under Standing Order 34:



Name                          Item                             Application


A Kemp                       8/1(b)                           North Runcton


M de Whalley              8/2(a)                           Gayton

                                    8/2(b)                           Congham


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 177 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 17 KB

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)                      20/00643/F

Burnham Market:  Bunessan, Herrings Lane:  Demolition of existing house and rebuilding with new garage and art studio:  Mr & Mrs R Sumroy


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the site comprised an existing detached dwelling with detached garage to the front garden.


The site was surrounded by residential properties to the north and south, with other residential properties on the other side of Herrings Lane to the west.  Vehicle access was already in place from Herrings Lane.


The application sought full planning permission for the demolition of the existing house and construction of a replacement dwellinghouse and detached garage / art studio.


The site was within the settlement of Burnham Market, which was a Key Rural Service Centre.  The whole of the village of Burnham Market was within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


Members will recall that this application was considered at the meeting held on 11 January 2021 and was deferred in relation to the effect on the AONB and to see if the applicant would reduce the amount of glazing or use methods which would reduce the impact.


The applicant had now submitted amended plans showing a reduced amount of glazing and proposing the use of electrochromic (EC) glass.


The report had been referred to the Committee for determination as the application had been referred from the 11 January 2021 Committee meeting.


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 R Sumroy (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Parish proposed an additional condition requiring a scheme for external lighting to be submitted.  This was seconded by Councillor Ryves and agreed by the Committee.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to approve the application with the additional condition requiring an external lighting scheme and, after having been put to the vote was carried unanimously.


RESOLVED:That the application be approved as recommended as recommended subject to the imposition of an additional condition requiring an external lighting scheme to be submitted.


(ii)                      20/01082/F

North Runcton:  Derelict Esso Filling Station:  36 West Winch Road, West Winch:  Demolition of existing built form on site, and replacement with 2 x 3 bedroom bungalow:  Motor Fuel Group


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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.