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.



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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Patel (Cllr Kirk sub), Rust (Cllr Rose 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 Meetings held on 9 and 12 May 2022.


The minutes of the meetings held on 9 and 12 May 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.



·         Councillor Squire declared a declaration of interest in planning application 8/3(e) – Terrington St Clement and would leave the room but address the Committee in accordance with Standing Order 34.


·         Councillor Manning declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 8/3(d) – King’s Lynn as he was a Director of Linnets in the Community



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.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings took the opportunity to remind the Committee that the next meeting was being held on Wednesday 20 July 2022.



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 under Standing Order 34:


Councillor Mrs S Squire          8/3(e) – Terrington St Clement



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 176 KB

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


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 with a list of background papers.




Index of Applications pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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


(i)           21/01004/F

South Wootton:  Land accessed west of 90 Grimston Road and west of 4 & 6 Green Lane, Grimston Road: 2 no. new dwellings:  MBN Property Developments Ltd


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The Principal Planner reminded the Committee that the application had been deferred from the meeting held on 4 April 2022 to allow the submission of additional overshadowing information.  Additional guidance had been provided by the agent which demonstrated that the height of the proposed buildings would not lead to adverse impacts on the adjoining dwellings.  Updates to the report had been made in bold.


The Principal Planner explained that the application site comprised a parcel of semi-pasture-land measuring approximately 2140 m2 and was situated to the west of Green Lane, South Wootton.  The land was currently unused and was accessed via an existing track located on the southern side of Grimston Road.


Full planning permission was sought for the construction of 2 no. two storey dwellings.  The site benefitted from an extant outline consent (20/01124/O – all matters reserved) for the construction of 2 no. dwellings.


The application site was within the development boundary outline in both the Local Plan and the South Wootton Neighbourhood Plan.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the Parish Council comments were at variance with the officer recommendation, it had been referred by the Planning Sifting Panel and the application had been deferred from the meeting held on 4 April 2022.


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 Bridget Nurse (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Parish referred to the comments from the Parish Council who objected to the application, in particular that they had quoted from the Neighbour Plan that a sustainable water management and run-off from the rainfall should be provided.  He therefore proposed this as a condition, which was seconded by Councillor de Whalley and agreed by the Committee.


The Democratic Services then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to approve the application and, after having been put to the vote, was carried (13 votes for and 5 votes against).


RESOLVED:     That the application be approved, as recommended subject to the imposition of an additional condition requiring the need for a Sustainable Drainage system,


(ii)         18/00940/OM

Terrington St Clement:  Church Farm Distribution Depot, Northgate Way:  Outline application:  Erection of 76 dwellings with means of site access following demolition of existing structures:  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC9:a


Planning Enforcement report - Quarter 1 pdf icon PDF 193 KB

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The Committee received an update on service performance for planning enforcement during the first quarter of 2022.  It was explained that there had been 557 cases opened and 479 cases closed in the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 with a total number of live cases at 499.


RESOLVED:   That the report be noted.


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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.