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.


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor B Jones


Declarations of interst


There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent business

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



There was no urgent business to consider.


Members present pursuant to Standing Order 34


There were no Members present pursuant to Standing Order 34.


Chair's correspondence (if any)


There was no Chair’s correspondence.


Items for consideration

20/01761/FM - Demolition of existing car showroom and workshop, and 15 residential units - Favorit Motor Company Mr Clutch, 16 London Road, Kings Lynn



Demolition of existing car showroom and workshop and construction of 15 residential units – Favorit Motor Company, Mr Clutch, 16 London Road, King’s Lynn


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The Senior Planner explained that the Sub-Committee had previously considered the application and raised a number of concerns.


The Senior Planner then outlined to the Sub-Group the amendments to the scheme which included:


·        The provision of more amenity space;

·        Low front boundary walls had been provided on London Road; and

·        The provision of parking for the town house and customers of the retail units

·        Design amendments to the development including fenestration, building form and detailing, site layout and internal layout.


The Senior Planner advised that the Conservation Officer had no objection to the proposal subject to materials and details being secured via a condition.


In response to queries raised, the Senior Planner advised that:


·        The number of units remained the same over the site

·        The Conservation Officer had taken the view that it was a prominent/ important corner on the entrance to the town but the design reflected this and then did step down to 2-storey on Hospital Walk

·        The windows were more proportioned than the initial proposal

·        The views of the Civic Society were reported.

·        A bin store was proposed within the site and would be barely visible from the street-scene.

·        A further round of consultation would be undertaken in response to updated plans. The application had not been called-in therefore there was not a need for it to be considered by the Planning Committee.

·        Materials, building detailing, roof tiles, cills and more traditional shopfronts would all be conditioned. These would be crucial to the quality of the development and appearance of this prominent site.




Although one Member of the Panel felt that the scheme was still overdevelopment, it was acknowledged that the applicant had gone some way to alleviate their concerns. Therefore, the Sub-Group had no objection to the application subject to conditions.


Any other business


There was none.


Date of next meeting


To be arranged when required.