Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Appointment of Vice Chair for the Meeting


AGREED: Councillor Crofts was appointed as Vice Chair for the meeting.




Apologies were received from Councillors Bone, Parish, Sandell, Tyler and Alex Fradley.


Notes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 79 KB


The notes of the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record.


Matters Arising


There was none.


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 was none.


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 none.


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 Kemp for item 9 – LP01 Spatial Strategy.


Chairman's Correspondence (if any)


There was none.


LP01 Spatial Strategy pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Additional documents:


The LDF Manager explained that Members had been provided with a link to view the comments made on the Policy, a summary of comments, and the recommendation from officers on any changes.


It was also explained that a Sustainability Appraisal had been carried out on the draft amendments and this was also included in the information provided to Members.  The Appraisal also provided a comparison to the Sustainability appraisal carried out during the last review. 


Members of the Task Group were provided with the Local Plan review Sustainability Objectives (as attached).


Members of the Task Group considered the following:


·        The sustainability appraisal

·        The revised Policy wording

·        Comments received on the draft policy

·        Summary of the main issues and the conclusion

·        Housing need assessment and that the Council had to use the best available information at the time to publish the plan.

·        There were no additional allocations in the emerging plan.

·        The removal of ‘at least’ in the Policy wording.

·        Brownfield sites and contamination issues.


The LDF Manager clarified that the changes to the Policy wording included tidying it up and minor changes which did not materially affect the Policy.


Members were advised that a mapping system was available at which showed the policies and proposals which applied to specific areas.


The LDF Manager agreed to look at where Holiday Homes and Transport would fit into the emerging policy.


Councillor Kemp addressed the Task Group under Standing Order 34.  She referred to allocated land in West Lynn which was in a flood risk area and land at Hardings Way.  The Chair explained that Neighbourhood Plans were the tool to be used to shape the nature of development in specific areas.  The LDF Manager explained that King’s Lynn issues would be presented to a future meeting of the Task Group and Councillor Kemp was advised to attend this meeting where she could find out more about the allocated sites in King’s Lynn.


It was also clarified that sites which had previously been allocated could be unallocated.


AGREED: The Task Group agreed with the recommendations as set out in the report.


LP26 Residential Development adjacent to existing Settlements pdf icon PDF 190 KB


The LDF Manager explained that this was a continuation from DM3 in the site allocations plan, which only referred to small villages or hamlets.  The recommendation was to extend this to anywhere where there was a development boundary.


The Task Group considered the following:


·        The Revised Policy wording

·        Comments received on the draft policy

·        Reference to Custom and Self Build.  Councillor Crofts explained that he had a specific issue relating to this which he would take up with officers.

·        Having two different development boundaries.

·        Permitted development would depend on the scale and character of the development and its location.

·        The opportunity for developers to exploit the policy.

·        The NPPF.

·        Use of the wording ‘reasonably related’ and if ‘adjacent’ would be more appropriate.


AGREED: The Task Group agreed that the policy needed to be more restrictive and asked officers to carry out further work, including looking at the wording of similar policies in other local authorities Local Plans, and bring back more information to the next meeting of the Task Group.



South Wootton E3.1 pdf icon PDF 123 KB


This item was deferred to the next meeting.


North Wootton pdf icon PDF 65 KB


This item was deferred to the next meeting.


Downham Market & LP35, F1.1, F1.2, F1.3 & F1.4 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:


This item was deferred to the next meeting.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Task Group will take place on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at 11.00 am, Meeting Room 2-1, King’s Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn.


An additional meeting of the Task Group would take place on Monday 21st October 2019 at 11.00am in Meeting Room 2:1.


Agenda items:


·        LP26 Residential Development adjacent to existing Settlements.

·        South Wootton E3.1

·        North Wootton

·        Downham Market & LP35, F1.2, F1.2. F1.3 & F1.4.