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 Councillors Devulapalli, Long (Cllr Crofts sub), Ring (Cllr Bearshaw sub), and Mr V Spikings (Cllr Barclay sub) and M de Whalley


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 Barclay declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in planning application 9/2(f), as he was the applicant.  He left the meeting during consideration of the item and addressed the Committee as a public speaker.  He did not take part in the debate or vote on the matter and was not present during the discussion on the application.


Councillor Lintern explained that in relation to items 9/1(a) and 9/1(g) – Stoke Ferry, she had taken part in debates at the Parish Council meeting and would leave the meeting during consideration of those items.


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.


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There was no urgent business under Standing Order 7 to consider.


The Planning Control Manager referred to the late correspondence in relation to item 9/2(d), and the paper referred by the Parish Council raised significant planning issues which required in depth review and consideration by officers.  It was therefore recommended that the application be deferred.  This was agreed by the Committee.


The Planning Control Manager also drew the Committee’s attention to late correspondence in relation to 9/2(g), and the recommendation to defer the application, which was agreed by the Committee.  Councillor Storey outlined his disappointment that the application was recommended to be deferred.


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 and addressed the Committee in accordance with Standing Order 34:


Cllr A Beales               9/2(b)               Castle Acre

                                    9/2(c)               Hillington


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 183 KB

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

Additional documents:


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 Glossary of Terms were noted.


Index of Applications pdf icon PDF 116 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Index of Applications were noted.


Planning Enforcement Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Additional documents:


The Committee received an update on service performance for planning enforcement during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2023.


The Committee noted that the number of cases received were 561, the total number of cases closed were 528 and the total number of current live cases pending was 558.


It was noted that a total of 57 formal notices had been served during the period.


RESOLVED:   That the report be noted.