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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ring (Cllr Rust sub) and Councillor Ryves (Cllr Bearshaw sub).



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8 April 2024 (previously circulated).


The minutes of the meeting held 8 April 2024 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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 Chair 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 under Standing Order 34:


Councillor Lintern        8/1(d)               Stoke Ferry


Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’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 379 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 and Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 15 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications and 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 and Environment (copies of the schedules were 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) – (vi) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)              22/01970/F

Holme Next the Sea:  Brownsea, 44 Beach Road:  Replacement dwelling:  N Williamson


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The case officer presented the report and explained that the application sought full planning permission for the construction of a replacement dwelling at Brownsea, 44 Beach Road, Holme next the Sea.


The application site was within the Conservation Area and was within Flood Zones 2 and 3 of the Borough Council’s SFRA (2018).  The site was also within the Norfolk Coast National Landscape.


The application had been referred to Committee for determination at the request of the Planning Sifting Panel.


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


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol, David Hasler (objecting), Wendy Norman (objecting on behalf of the Parish Council) and Chris Lindley (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


The Assistant Director advised that, given there had been substantial late representations from the Parish Council in relation to the application, and that the Committee had not had the opportunity to read them, he suggested that the application should be deferred for one month.


Councillor Mrs Spikings in proposing the deferral, asked for up to date photographs to be included, as part of the presentation.


Councillor de Whalley asked for further information to be included within the report relating to flooding and the escape plan for bedroom 3.


The Legal Advisor explained why the Council would not be at risk of a judicial review if they deferred determination of the application.


Councillor Long seconded the proposal for deferral of the application, and after having been put to the vote was carried.


RESOLVED: That the application be deferred for one cycle in order that the additional information submitted by Holme Parish Council could be assessed.


(ii)            23/01571/F

Old Hunstanton:  6 Howards Close:  2 storey and first floor front extension, replacement dormer to rear including increased size:  Mr S Harding


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The case officer presented the report and explained that planning permission was sought for a two-storey and first floor front extension, rear single storey extension and replacement dormer to the rear.


The application site was located within the settlement boundary of Old Hunstanton which was classified as a rural village within policy DM2 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan (SADMPP).


The application site was located within the residential cul-de-sac of Howards Close which was outside of the Old  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC152:


Section 106 Updates pdf icon PDF 193 KB

The purpose of the report is to seek authorisation from Planning Committee to finalise and complete S106 agreements pertaining to application ref 22/00871/FM and 23/00805/F.


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The Committee received a report to seek authorisation to finalise and complete Section 106 agreements pertaining to application ref: 22/00871/FM and 23/00805/F for the following reasons:


(a)      22/00871/FM – agree that the legal agreement could be completed and issue the decision notice.


(b)      23/00805/F – agree a further one month from the Committee resolution until 7th June 2024 to finalise the agreement and issue the decision.  If the agreement was not completed by 7 June 2024, but reasonable progress had been made, delegated authority be granted to the Assistant Director / Planning Control Manager to continue negotiation and finalise the agreement and issue the decision.  If in the opinion of the Assistant Director / Planning Control Manager no progress had been made, the application be refused on the failure to secure the dwelling as a principal residence.


RESOLVED: That Members grant authority to continue to negotiate and complete Section 106 agreements and issue the decision notices attached to the relevant planning applications as detailed above.





Quality of decisions pdf icon PDF 184 KB

The Committee is asked to note the report.


The Committee received a report which measured the percentage of the total number of decisions made by the Authority on applications that were then overturned at appeal.


The performance for Q1 (end of March) was as follows:


·       For major applications = 5.95% overturned

·       Non-major applications = 0.61% overturned.


The threshold for designation for both Major and Non-major was 10% - this was the figure that should not be exceeded, otherwise there was a risk of the Authority being designated by DLUHC.


RESOLVED:That the report be noted.


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 202 KB

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

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The Committee received reports relating to the above.


RESOLVED:That the reports be noted.