Agenda and draft minutes

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Note: Please note that item 8/2(a) - Holme has been withdrawn from the Agenda 

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


Apologies for absence received from Councillors Mrs S Buck and G Wareham.


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



To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday 4 February 2019 (previously circulated).


The minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2019 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.



In relation to item 8/1(b) – Whitleys Stationers Press, Hunstanton, Councillor Parish informed the Committee that he was a customer of theirs.


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The Assistant Director informed the Committee that application 8/2(a) – Holme-next-the-Sea had been withdrawn from the agenda.


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 Councillor attended pursuant to Standing Order 34:


S Squire                      8/3(d)               West Dereham


Chairman's Correspondence

To receive any Chairman’s correspondence.


The Chairman, Councillor Mrs Spikings reported that she had not received any correspondence.


Receipt of Late Correspondence on Applications pdf icon PDF 220 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 29 KB

The Committee is asked to note the Index of Applications.


The Committee noted the index of applications.


Decisions on Applications pdf icon PDF 2 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) – (vii) below, where appropriate, to the conditions and reasons or grounds of refusal, set out in the schedules signed by the Chairman.


(i)         18/01464/RMM

            Emneth:  Land east of 11-37 Elm High Road:  Reserved matters for the construction of 117 dwellings:  East Anglian Home Developments


The Committee had visited the site prior to the meeting for clarification purposes only.


In presenting the report, the Principal Planner explained that the application site was located to the east of Elm High Road, Emneth (A1101) and to the north of the A47(T) and amounted to 5.6ha in area.  The site abutted the Wisbech urban fringe with housing development to the north and west along with the retail park to the south.  Agricultural land was located to the east of the site.  The site was accessed for vehicular purposes through Hunters Rowe, currently a cul-de-sac.


An application for outline planning permission for up to 117 dwellings was considered by the Planning Committee in December 2015.  Members resolved to grant planning permission subject to the completion of a S106 Agreement within 4 months of the date of the Planning Committee.  The decision notice was issued on 4 March 2016.


The current application was for Reserved Matters for 117 dwellings.  The application comprised a mixture of mainly detached bungalows with two storey semi-detached dwellings and flats.  Access would be from Hunters Rowe with two pedestrian/cycle routes, all of which would link to Elm High Road.


The application had been referred to the Committee for determination as the views of the Parish Council were at variance with the officer recommendation.


The Committee noted the key issues for consideration when determining the application, namely:


·        Principle of development;

·        Highways issues;

·        Form and character;

·        Residential amenity;

·        Any other matters requiring consideration prior to the determining of the application.


In accordance with the adopted public speaking protocol, Michael Hodgskins (objecting), Robert Waterfield (objecting on behalf of the Parish Council) and Tim Slater (supporting) addressed the Committee in relation to the application.


In response to issues raised by the public speaker, the Principal Planner explained that these had been very thoroughly dealt with at the outline stage.


She referred the Committee to page 17 of the agenda, where it explained the details required by conditions attached to the outline consent covered contamination, foul and surface water drainage, roads/footways and off-site highway works, construction parking and construction management plan, travel plan, noise protection and lighting.  The scheme required two fire hydrants which were secured by condition 17 of the outline consent.


The Principal Planner added that it was considered that this was a good scheme in terms of layout and impact on residents.


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Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 52 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.