Agenda and draft minutes

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HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


The Committee held a minutes’ silence in memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.



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.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Kirk, Lawton and Manning.


The Chair thanked the substitutes Councillors Dickinson, Rust and D Tyler for attending the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8 March 2021 (previously circulated) and the Special Meeting held on 31 March 2021 (to follow).


The minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2021 and of the Special Meeting held on 31 March 2021 were agreed and would be signed by the Chair at the earliest opportunity.


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 made:


·        Councillor Parish declared that he was a Member of Heacham Parish Council.


·        The Chair and Councillor Bubb declared that they were Members of the King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board.


·        Councillor Storey declared that he was a Member of the Southery & District 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 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 P Gidney                8/1(a)               Hunstanton

Councillor C Sampson            8/3(e)               Stoke Ferry


Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.


The Chair reported that any correspondence received had been read and passed on to the relevant officer.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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

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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 24 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 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)              21/00243/FM

Hunstanton:  Land at Southend Road, Seagate:  Construction of 32 apartments with associated access, cycle stores, infrastructure and landscaping:  Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the site (0.3 ha) was the southern-most part of the Southend Road Car Park, bounded by Southend Road and Beach Terrace Road in Hunstanton.


The full application sought full planning permission for the development of 32 apartments; together with associated landscaping, 2 cycle stores, infrastructure and access.


The 32 residential units comprised:


·       12 no. 1-bed apartments

·       18 no. 2-bed apartments; and

·         2 no. 3-bed apartments.


Six of the apartments would be affordable housing.


A two-and-a-half storey residential building was proposed, laid around a private central courtyard and parking court, with a wing extending further north along the street frontage of Southend Road.  An additional storey on the northern wing would accommodate under-croft parking at ground floor level.


The existing exit from the car park from the south at Beach Terrace Road would be closed off, and a new vehicular access to the development would be formed from the west side of the site off Beach Terrace Road.


The car park would continue to be accessed from the other existing vehicular access adjoining Harlequin House further north on Beach Terrace Road.   Emergency exit from the car park would be available through this site should the need arise.


The proposal included a new footpath along Beach Terrace Road, around the south and west sides of the application site.


This was a further submission following application ref:  20/00811/FM which was refused by the Planning Committee at its meeting on 7 December 2020.  The new proposal sought to negate the reasons for refusal.


The Principal Planner referred to the late correspondence which explained the need to remove condition 5 and then to renumber conditions 6 to 22 as a consequence, and to add a new condition 15 which related to construction hours.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the Borough Council was the applicant and the officer recommendation was contrary to the views of the Town Council.


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 A Murray (objecting), Margi Blunden (objecting on behalf of Hunstanton Civic Society), David Jones (supporting) and Dale Gagen (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


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Direct Action - Land North East of, 20 North Beach, Heacham, Norfolk pdf icon PDF 313 KB

The Committee is asked to consider a resolution in respect of what further enforcement action is required, if any, to remedy the breach of planning control.

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Heacham:  Land north east of 20 North Beach:  To update Members in respect of a continuing breach of planning control and to seek a resolution on respect of what further enforcement action is required, if any, to remedy the breach of planning control.


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The Planning Enforcement Team Leader introduced the report and explained that report was brough to the Planning Committee so that Members could note the continuing breach of planning control and for a resolution to remedy the breach of planning control following non-compliance with a Planning Enforcement Notice.


The report also outlined the range of options for remedying the breach of planning control.


The Democratic Services Officer carried out a roll call on the recommendation and it was unanimously:


RESOLVED:(1)      That the Committee noted the update in respect of the continuing breach of planning control.


(2)      That authority be granted to the Executive Director of Planning and Environment for the implementation and execution of direct action under Section 178 of the Town and Country Planning act 1990 (as amended) to comply with the requirements set out in paragraph 5 of the Enforcement Notice dated 26 April 2019.


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 201 KB

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

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The Committee received schedules relating to the above.


RESOLVED:   That the reports be noted.