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 Councillor B Lawton and J Kirk.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 29 April 2019 (previously circulated).


The Minutes of the meeting held on 29 April 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


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.



The following declarations of interest were declared:


Councillors Squire and Storey declared that they were Members of Norfolk County Council.


Councillor Hipperson declared that he was a Member of the East of Ouse, Polver and the Nar Drainage Board.


The Chairman, Councillor Crofts declared that he was a Member of the 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 pursuant to Standing Order 7.


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 attended pursuant to Standing Order 34:


Name                                      Item                 Application


Councillor Mrs S Collop          8/1(a)               17/00648/RMM, King’s Lynn

Councillor A Holmes                8/2(b)               18/01890/RM, Hilgay

Councillor G Howman             8/2(d)               19/00663/F, King’s Lynn


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman, Councillor Crofts reported that he had not received any correspondence.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 46 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 26 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the index of applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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 are published with the agenda).  Any changes to the schedules are recorded in the minutes.


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


(i)         17/00648/RMM

            King’s Lynn:  Land south of Russett Close:  Reserved matters application:  Construction of 61 dwellings with access, culvert, open space and landscaping:  Boyer Investments Ltd


The Chairman, Councillor Crofts stated that the Committee had visited the site.


Councillor Hudson had not attended the site visit and therefore did not take part in the debate.


Councillor Joyce had not attended the site visit as he considered that he had predetermined the application, as he had taken part in the KLACC Sub-Group, which had made a recommendation on the application.


The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the application site related to an irregular shaped parcel of land to the north of Gaywood River in King’s Lynn.  The site was bounded to the north and west by residential development.  To the east was countryside and to the south of the river was a recently constructed residential development site.  The land which encompassed the proposal was 2 hectares in size.


The Committee was informed that the site already benefitted from outline planning permission for the construction of up to 81 dwellings, with access road (including bridge), cycle and pedestrian routes, landscaping and open space, which was granted on appeal.


This application sought reserved matters for 61 dwellings with all matters of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for consideration.


Access was shown to be from Russett Close with a bridge over the Black Drain providing vehicle and pedestrian access.  A large area of open space was located at the entrance into the site with the main highway running east west to provide access to the dwellings.


A mix of residential properties was proposed, ranging from one bed flats to 4/5 bedroom dwellings.  15% of the dwellings were affordable units and were mixed in amongst the market housing.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination by the Assistant Director.


The Principal Planner then outlined the key issues for consideration when determining the application, namely:


·        Principle of development;

·        Layout, scale and appearance;

·        Landscaping;

·        Flood risk and drainage;

·        Highway safety and

·        Neighbour amenity.


In accordance with Standing Order 34, Councillor Mrs S Collop addressed the Committee in relation to the application and outlined her concerns, which related to the access road, which was very narrow and not designed for the amount of traffic proposed.  People who moved into Dairy Way would have been aware that there were more phases of development to come however people living on Russett Close were not aware that it would be used as an access way.  Councillor Mrs Collop explained that  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC8:a


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 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.


Update on tree matters pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To receive an update report on recent Tree Preservation Orders (TPO’s) that have been served between 1st  November 2018 – 30th  April 2019, along with a summary of other tree related works.


The Arboricultural Officer presented a report which updated Members on recent Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs) that had been served between 1st November 2018 – 30th April 2019, along with a summary on some other aspects of the work in relation to trees.


RESOLVED:   That, the report be noted.