Agenda and draft minutes

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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Anota, Bubb (sub Cllr Dickinson), Everett (sub Cllr Ware), Rose (sub Cllr Kemp), de Winton (sub Cllr Sandell).



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on 4 March 2024 and  the Reconvened Meeting held on 7 March 2024 (previously circulated).


The minutes of the meetings held on 4 March 2024 and 7 March 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.



The Chair declared an interest in item 9/2(b) – King’s Lynn as he worked for a service partner and would not take part in the debate or 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.


There were no Members attending under Standing Order 34.


A statement was read out from Councillor Heneghan in relation to item 9/2(b).


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 180 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.


Core Strategy Policies pdf icon PDF 248 KB


The Core Strategy Policies were noted.


Index and Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 21 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 will be recorded in the minutes.


RESOLVED:That the application 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 Chair.


(i)              23/00103/F

Burnham Market:  Overy Road Nurseries, Overy Road:  Application for 2 no. dwellings and an agricultural barn, demolition and clearance of existing buildings and structures, and associated works:  Mr and Mrs Smith


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The case officer presented the report and reminded the Committee that this item had been deferred from the meeting held in February 2024 to allow clarification of the Historic Environment Service’s comments and the potential adverse impacts on archaeology associated with the scheme.  The report had been updated to outline that trail trenching had taken place on site, however the results had not yet been made available to the LPA or HES.  Sufficient detail had however now been provided so as to allow pre-commencement conditions to be imposed.


Full planning permission was sought for the construction of 2 dwellings and an agricultural barn at Overy Road Nurseries, Overy Road, Burnham Market.  Existing greenhouses and structures to the rear of the site, associated with the site’s previous use as a nursery would be demolished to enable the construction of the barn, with the proposed dwellings to the front of the site.


The site was immediately adjacent to the Burnham Market Conservation Area, 250 m from the Burnham Overy Town Conservation Area and outside of the Burnham Market Development Boundary shown on Inset Map G17 of the SADMPP (2016).  The land was therefore considered to be within the wider countryside for the purposes of planning policy.


The site was within the Norfolk Coast National Landscape and was within an area at risk of flooding in the 0.5% annual exceedance probability event including climate change (Future Flood Zone 3).


The application had been referred to the Planning Committee for determination as it had been deferred from the February committee meeting.


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, Holly Smith (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In response to issues raised by the public speaker, the case officer advised that it was the Borough Council’s responsibility to carry out the sequential test so the Environment Agency would comment on whether something was safe for its lifetime.  The NPPF did set out that future flood risk needed to be taken into account as well as current flood risk.  In relation to brownfield land, it was set out in the agenda that only a small proportion of the site was brownfield land and it had  ...  view the full minutes text for item PC143:


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.