Agenda and draft minutes

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The Chair welcomed everyone to the face to face meeting.  She explained that the meeting was also being streamed live to You Tube.


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


Appointment of Vice-Chair for the meeting


RESOLVED:   That Councillor S Sandell be appointed as Vice-Chair for the meeting.



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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Howland (Cllr Whitby sub), Parish (Cllr Rust sub), Patel (Cllr D Tyler sub) and Squire (Cllr de Whalley (sub).


The Chair thanked the subs for taking part in the meeting.





To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meetings held on 12 April 2021 and the Special Meeting held on 15 April 2021.


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 April and the Special Meeting held on 15 April 2021 were agreed as a record and signed by the Chair.


Councillor Hudson expressed concern in relation to minutes of the meeting held on 15 April and stated a true account must be recorded.


The Democratic Services explained that a You Tube link had been included within the minutes.


Councillor Hudson expressed concern that modern technology should not be relied upon.


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, Kirk and Whitby declared an interest if required as they were appointed to 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 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.


The following Councillors attended the meeting and addressed the Committee, as follows:


Councillor P Gidney    8/1(a)              Hunstanton


Councillor Parish        8/1(a)               Hunstanton,

8/2(a), 8/2(b), 8/2(c), 8/2(d), 8/3(b) - Heacham,

8/3(d)              Sedgeford


Councillor Sampson   8/3(e)              Stoke Ferry


Councillor Squire        8/3(f)               Terrington St Clement



Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.


The Chair reported that she had not received any correspondence.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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

Additional documents:


A copy of the late correspondence received after publication of the agenda, which had been previously 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 27 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.

Additional documents:


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) – xxx 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 application site (0.3ha) was the southern-most part of the Southend Road Car Park, bounded by Southend Road and Beach Terrace Road in Hunstanton.


The 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 proposed 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.


Members will recall that this application that this application had been presented to the 12 April 2021 meeting where it was resolved that the application be deferred to another meeting for determination.


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 on behalf the Town Council), Dale Gagen (supporting), and David Jones (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In accordance with Standing Order 34, Councillor P Gidney addressed the Committee in support of the application.


In accordance with Standing Order 34, Councillor T Parish addressed the Committee.


The Chair then invited the Committee to debate the applications.


Some Members of the Committee expressed concern in relation to the loss of income from the car park, the enforcement of the proposed covenant, affordability and the loss of a community facility.


The Assistant Director explained that a lot of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC243:a


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 200 KB

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

Additional documents:


The Committed received schedules relating to the above.


RESOLVED:   That the reports be noted.