Agenda and draft minutes

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The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings welcomed everyone to the meeting.  She advised that het meeting was being recorded and streamed live on You Tube.


She invited the Democratic Services Officer to conduct a roll call to determine attendees.



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


Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Crofts, Councillor Patel (Councillor Rose sub), Councillor Rust (Councillor Morley sub) and Councillor Storey (Councillor Long sub).


The Chairman thanked the substitutes for attending the meeting.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on          and the Reconvened Meeting held on       .


The minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2023 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings.



Declarations of Interest

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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.



The following declaration of interests were declared:


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.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings reported that an additional meeting had been scheduled for Monday 24 April 2023 (details to follow) as there were no planned meetings during May 2023 because of the Borough Council Elections.


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 and addressed the Committee in accordance with Standing Order 34:


Councillor Dark           8/3(c)               Heacham / Hunstanton

Councillor Gidney       8/3(c)               Heacham / Hunstanton




Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman reported that any correspondence received had been read and passed to the appropriate officer.



Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 136 KB

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


A copy of 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 and Environment (copies of the schedules were published with the agenda).  Any changes to the schedules were recorded in the minutes.


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


(i)           22/00306/F

            Thornham:  Church Cottage, Church Street:  Proposed extension and alterations to existing dwelling:  Karen Lane


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The Planning Control Manager introduced the report and explained that the application had been deferred from the Planning Committee held on 18 November 2022, to ensure the accuracy of the submitted plans.  Following the deferral, an additional officer site visit was undertaken, and measurements were taken by hand.  This had been compared to the latest submitted plan.


The application proposed an extension to the north of the existing cottage alongside alterations and additions to the roof, dormers and rear elevation.


The application site was located on Church Street within the historic core of the village, falling within the conservation area.  The site was also within the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


The application had been referred to the Committee as it had been called in by Councillor Lawton.


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, James Haggie (objecting) and Jason Law (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Councillor Hudson expressed concern in relation to the application.  She stated that by adding the extension it would make it over-bearing.  She also had concerns regarding parking and considered that the proposal would alter the whole street-scene.


Councillor Parish outlined his concerns regarding the application including the objections from the Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan and parking.


The Planning Control Manager explained that the number of bedrooms were not increasing and would remain the same.


Councillor Morley added that he had looked at the property and the proposal would make it unbalanced.  The parking would also be limited, and it did not comply with the Neighbourhood Plan.


Councillor Long added that it was an important property within the Conservation Area and AONB and asked if an application had been made to list the property.


The Assistant Director advised that he was not aware of any application to have the building listed.  He added that the scheme would create two car parking spaces which would improve the current parking situation.


The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to approve the application and, after having been put to the vote, was carried on the Chairman’s casting vote (8 votes for, 8 against and 1 abstention).


RESOLVED:  That, the application be approved, as recommended.


(ii)          21/02392/OM

Pentney:  Oakland Gardens, Main Road:  Outline application  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC102: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.