Agenda and draft minutes

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The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She advised that the meeting was being recorded and streamed live to You Tube.


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


Former Councillor Roy Groom


The Committee held a minutes’ silence in memory of former Councillor Roy Groom (a former member of the Planning Committee for several years) who had sadly passed away on 24 January 2022.



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


Apologies for absence received from Councillor Patel (Councillor Blunt substituting) and Councillor Rust (Councillor Morley substituting).


The Chairman thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 January 2022      and the Reconvened Meeting held on 13 January 2022.


The Minutes of the Meetings held on 10th and 13th January 2022 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.



In relation to item 8/2(c) – Heacham, Councillor Parish declared that he was a member of the Parish Council but he had not been compromised.


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:


Councillor A Kemp                  8/1(a)                           King’s Lynn

Councillor S Dark                    8/2(c)                           Heacham

Councillor A Ryves                 8/2(d), (e) & (f)Northwold


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 661 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 tabbed.  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.

Additional documents:


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


(i)                  20/00470/RMM

King’s Lynn:  Land west of St Peters Road, West Lynn:  Reserved Matters Application for 38 dwellings:  Details of layout, scale, appearance and landscaping.  In accordance with Condition 8 of the outline planning permission, the scheme includes a vehicular access to the West Lynn Drain along with a 9m easement strip.  In accordance with Condition 26 of the outline planning permission, the scheme includes a 15m exclusion zone around the Anglian Water Pumping Station:   Minster Property Group


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The Planner introduced the report and explained that the application had been deferred from December’s Committee to enable the applicant to address certain issues that were raised, which are summarised below:


·       Waste and recycling (amenity and vehicle tracking)

·       Fire tender tracking

·       Overshadowing

·       Use of car park

·       Open space; and

·       Materials


The report had been updated with additional information.


The Planner advised that the application sought reserved matters for 38 dwellings following the grant of outline planning permission under application 16/01105/OM which was subsequently amended.  The reserved matters site was slightly smaller than the area granted at outline stage due to landownership issues.  Access was approved at outline stage, so the reserved matters application sought approval of: layout, appearance, scale and landscaping.


The application was for 100% affordable housing, although policy requirements and the Section 106 Agreement that accompanied the outline permission only required 15% (6 units).


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as it was originally called in by Councillor Kemp and it was deferred from the Planning Committee held on 6 December 2021.


The Committee noted the key issues for consideration when determining the application, as outlined in the report.


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol, Jake Stentiford (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Kemp addressed the Committee in accordance with Standing Order 34 and outlined her concerns in relation to the application.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out on roll call on the recommendation to approve the application and, after having been put to the vote was carried unanimously.


RESOLVED:      That the application be approved as recommended.


(ii)        21/00787/RM

Stow Bardolph:  Land between 212-218 The Drove, Barroway Drove:  Reserved matters application for proposed 2 storey dwelling:  FBI CAD & Design Solutions


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The Principal Planner reminded the Committee that the application had been deferred from the previous Planning Committee meeting held on 10 January 2022.  This was due to a late representation received from the  ...  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 reports be noted.