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


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Storey and Wareham.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings thanked Councillor Blunt for attending the meeting today as a substitute.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings also wished everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.


The Committee also offered its condolences to the family of Mr Desmond Waite who had sadly passed away.  She added that Mr Waite had been a Member of the Council’s Conservation Areas Advisory Panel for many years and on many occasions had been a support to the Council and a respected architect in his own right.




To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meetings held on 3 December 2018, the Reconvened Meeting held on 6 December 2018 and the Special Meeting held on 17 December 2018 (to follow).


The Minutes of the Meetings held on 3 December 2018, the Reconvened Meeting held on 6 December 2018 and the Special Meeting held on 17 December 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings.


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 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.



The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings declared a pecuniary interest in item 8/2(i) – Upwell, as she was the applicant, and left the meeting during consideration of the application.


Councillor Hipperson declared a pecuniary interest in item 8/2(g) - Shouldham as the applicant was his relative.


Councillor White declared an interest in item 8/1(b) – King’s Lynn as he was a Member of Norfolk County Council.


Urgent Business Under Standing Order 7

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


There was no urgent business pursuant to Standing Order 7.


The Assistant Director referred to items 8/2(d), (e) and (f) – Methwold and to the late correspondence where it recommended that the applications be deferred to allow the applicant to submit a business case (which was crucial to the applications) and to enable full considerations of the proposals, which was agreed by the Committee.




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 the meeting commences.


The following Councillors attended and addressed the Committee under Standing Order 34:


Councillor Mrs S Collop          8/1(a) & 8/1(b)             King’s Lynn


Councillor J Collop                  8/1(a) & 8/1(b)             King’s Lynn


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings reported that any correspondence received had been read and passed to the relevant officer.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 37 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.


Index of Applications pdf icon PDF 56 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the Index of Applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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 & Environment (copies of the schedules are published with the agenda).  Any changes to the schedules are recorded in the minutes.


RESOLVED:   That the applications be determined, as set out at (i) - (viii)) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the scheduled signed by the Chairman.


(i)         16/01100/OM

            King’s Lynn:  BCKLWN Gaywood Hall Nursery Greenhouses, Gayton Road:  Outline application:  residential development:  BCKLWN


The Committee had visited the site prior to the meeting.


The Principal Planner introduced the report and explained that outline permission with all matters reserved was sought for residential development of the site.  An indicative plan showed eight detached dwellings with single garages and tandem parking in front.


The site was located within the development boundary for King’s Lynn and was historically the kitchen garden to the original hall.  However, its last use was the Borough Council nursery.  The current site was therefore previously developed land as this form of horticulture did not fall within the wider definition of agriculture.


The site was located within flood zone 1.


Access to the site would be via the existing tarmac road that served the bowling green, pavilion and cemetery and would be extended into the site to serve the development.


The application had been referred to the Committee at the request of Councillors John and Sandra Collop.


The Principal Planner then outlined the key issues for consideration when determining the application, namely:


·        Principle of development;

·        Form and character;

·        Neighbour amenity;

·        Highway safety;

·        Section 106 considerations;

·        Crime and disorder; and

·        Other material considerations.


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol Mr K Leonard (objecting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


Under Standing Order 34, Councillor Mrs S Collop (Ward Member) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.  She objected to the application on the following grounds:


·        The access road was not fit for purpose and was too narrow and past the cemetery gates it went into a track.  There was also the disabled gate to the cemetery which was very well used.

·        The condition of the trees and the impact that the construction traffic could have on them.  She had witnessed one tree falling across the track.

·        The Custom Build Task Group had not wanted to take this site forward.

·        The site had attracted interest from the Civic Society and Historic England.


Under Standing Order 34, Councillor J Collop (Ward Member) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.  He explained that this was an historical and important site.  He added that the track was very narrow and two cars could not pass.  The disabled access for the cemetery was used a lot and created more traffic.  Trees lined the access road therefore it could not be widened.  He also witnessed a tree falling across the access road.  He concluded that he and residents were against the proposal.


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Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 130 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.