Agenda and draft minutes

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


He invited the Democratic Services Officer to carry out 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 Ryves.



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 November 2023 (previously circulated) and the additional meeting held on 16 November 2023  (to be published).


The minutes of the meetings held on 6 and 16 November were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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 Rose declared that in relation to 9/2(f) Stow Bardolph, he had called-in the application and would wait until the end of the debate before making a decision.


Urgent Business Under Standing Order 7

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was no urgent business.


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 Councillor attended under Standing Order 34:


Cllr Parish       9/2(b)               Heacham


In relation to 9/2(c), the Democratic Services Officer read out a statement from Councillor Joyce who could not be present at the meeting.




Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.


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



Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 184 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 tabled.  A copy of the agenda would be held for public inspection with a list of background papers.



Glossary of Terms pdf icon PDF 398 KB


The Committee noted the Glossary of Terms.


Index and Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 107 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 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) – (viii) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)              23/00496/FM

Burnham Market:  Land opposite 1 to 4 Beacon Hill:  The erection of 12 dwellings with associated landscaping, vehicular access and parking provision:  Holkham Estates Company Ltd


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As Councillor de Winton was not present for the whole of the item, he did not take part in the debate or vote on the matter.


The case officer introduced the report and explained that full planning permission was sought for 12 dwellings (including two affordable units) on approximately 0.61 ha of land at a density of just below 20 dwellings per hectare.


The application site comprised agricultural land to the south of allotments in Burnham Market.  The site fronted Creake Road to the east and Beacon Hill Road to the west.


The site was within the development boundary and was within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the officer recommendation was contrary to the views of the Parish Council.


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, Geoff Armstrong (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


The case officer responded to comments made by Councillor de Whalley in relation to major development within the AONB (now known as National Landscapes), which was explained on page 22 of the agenda.  In terms of light pollution, no streetlights were proposed and there were not large areas of glazing, which was not considered significant in this case.


Councillor Mrs Spikings referred to the late correspondence and asked for clarification in relation to the retention of the hedges.  The Planning Control Manager advised that conditions 26 and 27 required the hedges to be retained.


The Assistant Director explained that hedges could not be subject to a Tree Preservation Order but there were conditions in place to retain it and this would be followed up with the Arboricultural Officer.


Councillor Bubb stated that the illustration of the scheme looked very good however he could not see any swift boxes or swift bricks.  He also queried whether the roads would be adopted, or a condition needed to be added regarding the roads and footways to be completed prior to the occupation of the penultimate dwelling.


The Planning Control Manager advised that she thought that the roads were being adopted but would check that. 


Councillor Storey and the Chair commended the application.


Councillor Ring also commended the application and added that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC92:


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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.