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The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She advised that the meeting was being recorded and streamed live on You Tube.


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



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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Howland (sub Cllr Whitby), Joyce (sub Cllr Holmes), Manning sub Cllr Blunt), Parish (sub Cllr Rust) and Ryves (sub Cllr Morley), Storey (sub Cllr Long)


The Chairman thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 June 2021 and the Reconvened Meeting held on 17 June 2021.


The minutes of the meetings held on 14th June and the Reconvened meeting held on 17 June 2021 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings.


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 Committee also notes those Members who are appointed to the Internal Drainage Boards.



The following declarations of interest were declared:


·       Councillor Long declared that in relation to item 8/2 (a), King’s Lynn, he was a non-executive director of Freebridge Community Housing and had a disclosable pecuniary interest and would therefore leave the meeting during consideration of the item.


·       Councillors Long and Blunt declared that in relation to item 8/2(b), Salters Road, King’s Lynn, they were Cabinet Member who had previously considered the scheme and would leave the meeting during consideration of the item.


·       Councillor Bone declared that he was the Ward Member for item 8/2(a), Hillington Square, King’s Lynn and had been careful not to become involved with third parties.


·       Members of the Internal Drainage Boards were noted.





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 under Standing Order 7.


Members attending under Standing Order 34

To note the names of any Councillors who wish to address the meeting 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 on before a decision on that item is taken.



The following Members attended under Standing Order 34:


Cllr M de Whalley       8/1(a)               East Walton

Cllr Collingham           8/3(b)               Dersingham


Councillor Bambridge was going to attend the meeting speak in relation to 8/2(a), King’s Lynn but was unwell, so her comments would be read out to the Committee.


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings reported that any correspondence received had been read and passed to the appropriate officer.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 496 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.


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The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


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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 schedule are recorded in the minutes.


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


(i)          20/01136/F

East Walton:  The Old Pheasantry, east of Keepers Cottage, Church Lane:  Siting of 38 storage containers:  Westacre Estate Management


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and reminded the Committee that this application had been presented at the 8 February 2021 meeting where it was resolved that the application be deferred to another meeting for determination.


It was explained that the application site related to a former Pheasantry and later a Quail Egg Farm, which comprised two single storey buildings; a timber clad building and a concrete building which were both disused and in a state of disrepair.


The site was located on the eastern side of Church Lane, to the southern side of an unmade track which joined the B1153, East Walton.


Full planning permission was sought for the siting of 38 storage containers to the eastern side of the existing buildings on site.  There were currently 37 containers present on site.


East Walton was a Smaller Village and Hamlet within the Core Strategy’s Settlement Hierarchy.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination at the request of Councillors Manning and De Whalley.


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 B Lewis (objecting on behalf of the Parish Meeting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In accordance with Standing Order 34, Councillor de Whalley addressed the Committee objecting to the application.


Councillor Bone queried whether there was a need for the proposal in East Walton, as it was classed as a Smaller Village and Hamlet.  He also had concerns relating to the poor road surface of access track and if there would be any improvements to the junction.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings advised that conditions 3 and 4 proposed improvements to the junction and the provision of visibility splays.


Councillor Long referred to the Planning history outlined on page 18 of the agenda, where it stated that a similar application at West Acre, which was also a smaller village and hamlet, had been refused as it as an unsuitable location and also that the use would generate additional traffic.  He considered that East Walton was an unsuitable location for the proposal.  He could not understand what was different from the previous application at West Acre.  He added that if the Committee were minded to approve the application, he had concerns relating to condition 8, which related to the operating hours of  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC25:a


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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 report be noted.