Agenda and draft minutes

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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 3 June 2019 and the Reconvened Meeting held on 6 June 2019 (previously circulated).



The Minutes of the Meeting held on 3 June 2019 and the Reconvened Meeting held on 6 June 2019 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, Councillor Crofts.


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 County Councillors.


Councillor Storey also declared that in relation to item 8/2(b), he had had a financial transaction with the applicant a couple of years ago.


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


Mrs A Dickinson         8/1(a)               17/00648/RMM

Mrs S Collop               8/1(a)               17/00648/RMM

M de Whalley              8/2(b)               19/00418/F


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 107 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 59 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) – (viii) 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 reminded those present that Councillors Joyce, Hudson, Kirk and Lawton could not take part in determination of this application.


The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that Members might recall that the application was deferred from the 3 June Committee meeting to allow further discussion and clarification on affordable housing, hedges on the boundary, heights and levels and cycleways.  The report had been updated to include the further information requested.


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 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.


The 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.


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


·        Principle of development;

·        Layout, scale and appearance;

·        Affordable housing;

·        Landscaping;

·        Flood risk and drainage;

·        Highway safety;

·        Neighbour amenity;

·        Implications on local wildlife;

·        Air quality;

·        Contamination;

·        Crime and disorder; and

·        Other third party concerns.


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


In accordance with Standing Order 34, Councillor Mrs Dickinson addressed the Committee in relation to the application.  She explained that whilst the majority of residents did not object to the development in principle, their main concern related to drainage of the site and the current drainage problems experienced by the residents of Russett Close.  She asked the following questions:


·        Would the proposed development reduce or increase flooding on Russett Close?

·        Would be bridge across the Black Drain be elevated?

·        Was the area of public open space the lowest point of the development?

·        Would the properties be built at a raised  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC13:


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 129 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.