Agenda and draft minutes

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


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


Appointment of Vice-Chair


RESOLVED:   That Councillor Mrs Spikings be appointed as Vice-Chair for the meeting.



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


Apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Bone (Chair) (Councillor Ware sub), Councillor de Winton (Councillor Crofts sub), Councillor Storey (Councillor Barclay sub), and Councillor Devulapalli



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 9 January 2024 (to be published).     .


The minutes of the meeting held on 9 January 2024 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.



There were none.


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 to report.


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 under Standing Order 34:


Councillor de Winton (on Zoom)        9/2(a)   Burnham Market

Councillor Sandell                               9/2(a)   Burnham Market (statement to read out)


Councillor Beales                                9/2(e)   Great Massingham


Councillor Coates                               9/2(f)    North Wootton


Chair's Correspondence

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.


The Chair reported that she had not received any correspondence.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 266 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 97 KB


The Committee noted the Glossary of Terms.


Index and Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 24 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications and 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) – (x) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chair.


(i)             23/00580/F

Holme next the Sea:  Barns north of Thornham Road:  Conversion of existing agricultural barns including change of use (C3) to a private detached dwelling and associated works:  Mrs Lynn Garrett


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The Principal Planner reminded the Committee that the application had been deferred from the 16 November Committee meeting to allow for an in-depth review and consideration into the planning issues raised by the Parish Council in late correspondence.


The application sought full planning for the conversion of an existing cattle shed to use as a dwelling.  The existing cattle shed building consisted of a 19th century bothy with a later pole barn addition accessed via Thornham Road, Holme next the Sea.


The site was outside of the development boundary and within the wider countryside for the purposes of planning policy.


The site was within the Norfolk Coast Landscape and the Heritage Coast and was within Flood Zone 3a of the Borough Council’s SFRA (2018).


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as it had been deferred from the meeting held on 16 November 2023.


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 Wendy Norman (Parish Council objecting) and Philip Kratz (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In response to a query, the Principal Planner advised that a further critical review had been carried out hence the change in recommendation.


In relation to the future of the bothy, the Principal Planner advised that a residential use was not the only use that it could be.


Following queries from the Committee in relation to the Shoreline Management Plan and Future Flooding, the Assistant Director advised that these could be addressed in a future planning training session.  In relation to Future Flooding, the wording had been taken from the NPPF.  The Assistant Director also explained the different Flood Zones.



The Democratic Services Officer then carried out a roll call on the recommendation to refuse the application and, after having been put to the vote, was carried (11 votes for and 3 abstentions)


RESOLVED:   That the application be refused as recommended.


(ii)             23/00940/F

Outwell:  1 Liege Cottages, Basin Road:  Retrospective:  Change of use of dwellinghouse to a mixed use as a dwellinghouse and for the keeping and breeding of up to 16 dogs together with the retention of kennel buildings, a cat building and open runs and a proposed field shelter:  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC116:


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To receive the Schedule of Planning Applications determined by the Executive Director.

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Determination of this item was deferred until the next meeting to be held on 4 March 2024.