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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 Bone, Lawton (Cllr Morley sub) and Patel (Cllr Long sub).


The Chairman thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8 November 2021.


The Minutes of the meeting held on 8 November 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.


Councillor appointed representatives on the Internal Drainage Boards are noted.



There were none.


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 pursuant to 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 Councillors attended and addressed the Committee in accordance with Standing Order 34:


I Devereux                  8/1(a)               Snettisham

P Kunes                      8/2(c)               South Wootton

J Kirk                           8/3(b)               Clenchwarton

C Morley                     8/3(d)               Syderstone


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 224 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 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.


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 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) – (x) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chairman.


(i)              21/00716/F

Snettisham:  Ingol Falls House, Mill Gardens:  Proposed detached home study:  C Singh


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The Planning Control Manager introduced the report and reminded Members that the application was deferred from the November 2021 Committee meeting.  This was due to a conflict between the consultation end date for the latest site notice which detailed that the application would impact a public right of way and the Committee meeting date.  Further, extensive additional correspondence from the Open Spaces Society was received.


The site notice end date had now expired and the additional correspondence from the Open Spaces Society was included within the updated report.  It was considered that this clarified the previous reasons for deferral and that the application could now be considered by the Committee.


The Planning Control Manager advised that the application proposed a single storey detached outbuilding set within the residential garden space of the existing dwelling, Ingol Falls House.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination by Councillor Devereux.


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 E Godber (objecting) and Mr K O’Brien (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


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


The Legal Advisor gave advice in relation to the footpath issue and explained that the definitive map set out the legal routes of the public rights of way, which were required to be kept open and additional rights of way might be acquired by the public.  He also explained that there was a statutory process where a footpath could be stopped up or diverted under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act and this needed to be implemented before development could take place.


Councillor Long asked for clarification as it whether it needed to be conditioned for something that already sat in law.  The Chairman advised that on page 22 and 23, it set out exactly what needed to be looked at with regards to the footpath and Members only needed to consider the planning merits of the proposal.


Councillor Parish in opposing the application, proposed that the application be refused on the grounds that the proposed building would be too large and out of keeping in a prominent location.  This was seconded by Councillor Squire.


Councillor Long referred to condition 3 which stated that at no time it should the  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC83:a


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.


Update on Tree Matters pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To receive an update report on Tree Preservation Orders that have been served along with a summary of other aspects of work in relation to trees.


The Committee received an update on Tree matters.


RESOLVED:   That the report be noted.