Agenda and draft minutes

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No. Item




An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs S Buck.


Notes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 74 KB


The notes of the meeting held on 14 November 2018 were agreed as a correct record.


Matters Arising


There were no matters arising.


Declarations of Interest

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 Members 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.


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent Business

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


There was no urgent business.


Members Present Pursuant to 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 the meeting commences.  Any Member attending the meeting under Standing Order 34 will only be permitted to speak on those items which have been previously notified to the Chairman.


Councillor J Moriarty for Items 8 and 9.


Chairman's Correspondence


There was no Chairman’s correspondence.


Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Please be advised that the AMR can be viewed via the link below:




The Principal Planner presented the Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) 2017/18) and

responded to questions relating to:


·         Office of National Statistics Data on employment.

·         Government ambition for 300,000 homes annually by the mid 2020’s.

·         Housing Delivery Test.

·         Five year land supply.

·         Delivery of 16,500 homes by 2026 – currently on track.

·         Review of Local Plan to be undertaken every 5 years.

·         Planning process once outline application granted, applicant had 3 years to submit a reserved matters application to then commence development within 2 years.

·         Deallocation of sites.

·         The Local Development Scheme.

·         Open space provided as part of residential developments.


AGREED:  1) The Task Group noted the Authority Monitoring Report 2017/18 which is published on the Council’s website.


2) Article be published in the Members’ Bulletin to advise Members that the Annual Monitoring Report was available to view on the Council’s website.


3) Parish Council’s to be emailed the link to the Annual Monitoring Report.


Local Plan Review Timetable - Verbal Update

To receive a verbal update from the Planning Policy Manager/Senior Planner.


The Planning Policy Manager provided the Task Group with an update on the timetable.  It was explained that a Cabinet report was being prepared for consideration at the 5 February 2019 meeting.


The Planning Policy Manager and Principal Planner responded to questions relating to:


·         Consultation process.

·         The Local Plan Review document would be published on the Council’s website which the public could access and submit comments.


The timetable can be viewed on page 8 of the document via the link below:





Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Task Group will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 10 am in Meeting Room 2-4, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn.


The next meeting of the Task Group will be held on Wednesday 6 February 2019 at 10 am in Meeting Room 2-4, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn.