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 A Bubb, C Manning (substitute Councillor J Kirk), T Parish (substitute Councillor A Ryves), S Patel and M Storey.


The Chairman thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.






The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She advised that the meeting was being recorded and streamed live on You Tube.


The Democratic Services Officer carried out a roll call to determine attendees.




To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on          and the Reconvened Meeting held on       .


The minutes of the meeting held on 5 September 2022 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings.




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 appointed representatives on the Internal Drainage Boards are noted.



There were no declarations of interest.



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.


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Application 22.0704/FM, - Land at Sedgeford Hall Estate, Fring Road, Sedgeford


The Planning Control Manager advised that late correspondence had been received from the RSPB identifying the recorded presence of curlews within the field network site, it was therefore recommended that the application be deferred to allow the applicant to investigate and respond.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings proposed that the application be deferred which was agreed by the Committee.


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.


Councillor T Parish 8/2(b)

Councillor S Squire 8/2(d)



Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings reported that any correspondence received had been read and passed to the appropriate officer.



Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 103 KB

To receive the Schedule of Late Correspondence received since the publication of the agenda.


A copy of 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 16 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.



Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider and determine the attached Schedule of Planning Applications submitted by the Executive Director.

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The Committee considered scheduled of applications for planning permission submitted by the Executive Director for Planning and Environment (copies of the schedules were published with the agenda).  Any changes to the schedules were recorded in the minutes.


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


(i)            22/00704/FM

Sedgeford/Snettisham:  Land at Sedgeford Hall Estate, Fring Road:  Construction and operation  of a solar farm comprising an array of ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (“PV2”) panels and containerised batteries and associated infrastructure


RESOLVED:  That the application be deferred to a future meeting.


(ii)          22/00495/0

Emneth:  Pal-Mar:  Chapel Lane:

Outlined Application:  Residential Development (including Access)


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The Principal Planner presented the report and explained that outline planning permission with access was sought for residential development at Chapel Lane, Emneth.  The indicative plan showed one dwelling with a new point of access for both the proposal and the donor dwelling.


The application had been referred for determination by the Planning Committee as the Parish Council objected to the proposal which was at variance with the officer recommendation.  The Planning Sifting Panel required that the application be determined at Planning Committee.


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


In accordance with the adopted public protocol, Shanna Jackson (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Crofts, Ward Councillor, commented that the original application was for two dwellings which appeared too cramped and the Inspector was correct and dismissed the appeal, hence the application for one dwelling.  The Parish Council had concerns regarding the traffic movements as it was often used as a shortcut in the mornings.  In conclusion, Councillor Crofts supported the application.


Councillor de Whalley expressed concern about the cramped nature and impact upon the neighbour.  With regard to the indicative plans, the house was too far forward and would impact on the street scene.  He referred to paragraph 15 of the Appeal Decision.  In response, LORAN drew the Committee’s attention to page 42, paragraph 4 and to the officer’s comments in the report.  Councillor de Whalley proposed that the application be refused for the following reason:  The principle of the proposal for one dwelling is objected to due to the unacceptable impact it would have upon the neighbour, contrary to policy DM15 of the SADMPP.  There was no seconder.


Councillor Bone commented that there was a mix of different properties along the road close to the proposed site and added that he supported the officer’s recommendation to approve the application.


Councillor Ryves stated that this was a good example of the planning system working very well.  The application was refused, went to appeal and the applicant coming back with a revised application for one dwelling instead of two.  Councillor Ryves supported the application.


Councillor Rust added  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC47:a


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To receive the Schedule of Planning Applications determined by the Executive Director.

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The Committee received scheduled relating to the above.


RESOLVED:  That the reports be noted.