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The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings welcomed everyone to the reconvened meeting and thanked everyone for attending.  She apologised to the applicant’s for having to return to the meeting again today.


She reminded the Committee that the meeting was being recorded and streamed live via You Tube. 


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





Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Mrs Bower, G Hipperson, T Parish, S Patel and M Storey.


Decisions on Applications


(i)                        20/01954/RMM

South Wootton:  Land north-west of South Wootton School, off Edward Benefer Way:  Reserved matters application following outline planning permission 17/01151/OM for the construction of 450 dwellings with associated infrastructure to include access, landscaping, appearance, layout and scale:  Larkfleet Homes Norfolk and Suffolk


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The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that the application site was located on the northern side of Edward Benefer Way and to the north-west of South Wootton Junior School on Hall Lane to the north of King’s Lynn.


The site was currently arable agricultural land and extended to just over 31 hectares.  The site was part of a wider housing allocation for South Wootton under Policy E3.1 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Plan 2016, with the Policy requiring at least 300 dwellings on 40ha.


This application was for the approval of reserved matters for the construction of 450 dwellings and associated infrastructure.  The matters to be considered under this application were landscaping, appearance, layout and scale.  The application followed the decision for outline consent with access considered which was issued on 15 April 2019 under reference 17/01151/OM.


It was explained that the proposal maintained the central spine road which ran from a north to south alignment, which mirrored the outline consent.  The spine road to the north connected to the adjacent development currently under consideration by the Authority (21/01944/RMM) to eventually continue and connect to Nursery Lane / Hall Lane to the north-east.  The spine road to the south connected to a new roundabout on Edward Benefer Way.  An additional access had been shown between plots 64 and 65 to facilitate future access to the rear of South Wootton Junior School via this proposal.  A further access up to the boundary with the land to the south-east between plots 31 and 32 was also provided to facilitate access to the recently permitted Primary Care Facility (ref: 21/00995/FM).


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination due to the adverse comments from the Parish Council and in the public interest given the outline application was determined by Planning Committee.


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 M J Ray (objecting) and Mr S Scales (on behalf of South Wootton Parish Council) and Mr I Reilley (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In response to comments raised by the public speakers, the Principal Planner advised that in relation to access points there were conditions on the outline consent that required to be discharged and they related to connection to the connection to the existing rights of way and open spaces, connections to the road that would continue to the north-east. 


At the request of the Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings the Planning Control Manager provided clarification in relation to the roundabout and access to the medical centre.  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC68:


Delegated decsions


The Committee received schedules relating to the above.


RESOLVED:   That the reports be noted.