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Welcome and introductions


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The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting.


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


The Chair reminded Members that the meeting was being recorded and streamed live on You Tube.


Councillor Ryves raised a point of order in relation to Members losing internet connection during consideration of the application, and not being able to vote, even though they might have You Tube running in background and could hear all of the debate.


The Council’s Legal Advisor explained the reasons why Committee Members needed to confirm that they had heard all the debate.




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


Councillor Lawton – substitute Councillor Rust

Councillor Manning – substitute Councillor Tyler

Councillor Storey – substitute Councillor Dickinson


The Chair thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.


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.



Councillors Bubb, Crofts and Kirk declared that they were Members of the King’s Lynn Internal Drainage Board.


Councillor Joyce asked for clarification in relation to the role of the Council’s Legal Advisor from Eastlaw.  It was explained that she was advising the Council in a regulatory role and not as the applicant.  It was also confirmed that this had been cleared by the Compliance Officer.



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 none.


Members attending under Standing Order 34

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.


Councillors Gidney, John Collop, Sandra Collop, Kunes, Morley, Holmes and de Whalley



Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.


The Chair advised that any correspondence received had been passed on to the relevant officer.



Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 344 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 previously been circulated was tabled.  A copy of the agenda would be held for public inspection together with a list of background papers.



Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider and determine the following application submitted by the Executive Director.



Land SE of Queen Mary Road N of Railway Line And S of Parkway

Gaywood King's Lynn: 379 new homes and associated green space,

landscaping and infrastructure, together with a new vehicular bridge

over the sand line, including new roads, infrastructure and hard and soft


Additional documents:


The Committee considered an application 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) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, as set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)               20/00724/FM (Full Application – Major Development)

Land South East of Queen Mary Road, North of Railway Line and South of Parkway, Gaywood, King’s Lynn, Norfolk:  Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the application sought full planning permission for the construction of 379 new homes (including 15% policy requirement of affordable homes) and associated green space, landscaping and infrastructure, together with a new vehicular bridge over the sand line, including new roads, infrastructure and hard and soft landscaping.


The application site was with within King’s Lynn and covered an area of approximately 19.5 hectares  located to the south of the Gaywood and Fairstead estates, comprised land set either side (east and west) of the Howard Junior School and King’s Oak Academy in Gaywood, as well as land to the north and a small part south of the railway sand line which was a freight railway to Leziate.  Further to the south beyond the rail line was Hardwick Industrial Estate.


The site comprised predominantly of vegetated parkland, scrubland and open fields, with the westernmost section of the site being situated within disused playing field to the east of the King’s Lynn Academy.  The eastern section of the site consisted of rougher scrubland and roughly interspersed woods, whilst the southern-most portion of the site consisted of agricultural land.  It should be noted that the eastern section of the site extended further south beyond the sand line railway and was bound by agricultural land to the east and south, while the industrial estate bound this portion of the site in the west.


The western part of the site was currently allocated for a residential development of some 260 dwellings under Policy E1.6 King’s Lynn – South of Parkway of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan (2016).  This area measured approximately 9.3 hectares and was formerly used as the College of West Anglia playing fields.  It comprised land immediately south of Parkway and north of the sand line railway situated between King’s Lynn Academy to the east and Howard Junior School and King’s Oak Academy to the west.  Along its southern side, adjacent to the rail line, this part of the site was bounded by the Swaffham Belt path and tree belt.  The Swaffham Plantation (along the southern boundary) and the Cross Belt (running north/ south across the site) were significant belts of mature tree planting within the western side of the site.


A total of 220 dwellings were  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC233: