Agenda and draft minutes

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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.


The Chairman also welcomed Lorna Gilbert, Principal Planner to her first Planning Committee meeting.



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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bone, Manning (Cllr Blunt sub), Patel (Cllr Bambridge sub) and Storey (Cllr Sampson sub).


The Chairman thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 13 September 2021.


The minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 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 following declarations of interest were declared:


Councillors Mrs Spikings and Rose declared a prejudicial interest in item 8/1(b) – Upwell, and left the meeting during consideration of the item.


Councillor Blunt declared a prejudicial interest in item 8/2(e) – Old Hunstanton, and left the meeting during consideration of the item.


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

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 Members attended under Standing Order 34:


Cllr M de Whalley                    8/1(a) &                       Gayton

                                                8/2(d)                           Grimston


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.


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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 schedules are recorded in the minutes.


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


(i)                  20/01422/O

Gayton:  Willow Dale, Winch Road:  Outline application:  Proposed residential development for 1 unit:  Mr D Garrard


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and reminded the Committee that the application had been deferred in March 2021.  The reason given was ‘that the application be deferred, in order to obtain further information on the drainage issues that had been raised at the site.’


The applicant had subsequently submitted full drainage arrangements for the site, which had been considered by Anglian Water, the Environment Agency and CSNN.  Updated comments had been included within the report.


The Principal Planner advised that the application sought outline planning consent with all matters reserved bar access for one residential unit.


The application site was located to the east of Winch Road, to the west of the village of Gayton.  The site was currently garden land to the donor dwelling Willow Dale.  Willow Dale was a detached bungalow situated within a substantial plot.  The proposed dwelling was on land to the south of the existing dwelling with a new access created to the front of the proposed site off Winch Road.


The application site was located within the development boundary for Gayton.  Gayton was categorised as a joint Key Rural Service Centre with Grimston and Pott Row in the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan (SADMPP) (2016).


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the officer view was contrary to the recommendation of the Parish Council and was called-in by Councillor 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, Tim Desborough (objecting on behalf of the Parish Council) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


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


In relation to comments from Councillor de Whalley, the Planning Control Manager referred the Committee to page 69 of the agenda and confirmed that there had been no objection from Anglian Water, the Environment Agency, IDB and the Council’s CSNN raised no objection to the application.  In relation to foul and surface water system it was confirmed that there was a fault at the Anglian Water pumping station which was in the process of being resolved and they had raised no objection to the application.


With regard to the highways issues raised, the Planning Control Manager advised that there had been no objection from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC62: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 reports be noted.