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					                                                AGENDA
       NOTE: In the case of non-members, this agenda is for information only



Committee                -       DEVELOPMENT CONTROL
Date & Time -                    MONDAY, 14 AUGUST 2006
                                 AT 9.30 A.M.

Venue                    -       THE ANGLIA ROOM, THE
       PLEASE                    CONFERENCE SUITE,
        NOTE                     ELIZABETH HOUSE, DEREHAM
    Members of the Committee requiring further information, or with specific
    questions, are asked to raise these with the appropriate officer at least two
    working days before the meeting. If the information requested is available,
    this will be provided, and reported to Committee.

                                        NOTE
Ward Representatives wishing to speak on a particular application are asked to inform the
Usher, Mrs H Burlingham, well in advance and arrive at the meeting by 9.30 a.m. as the
items on which the public wish to speak will be taken first in order of the agenda.

                                AT   THE   CHAIRMAN’S
                                DISCRETION, THE ORDER                 PERSONS ATTENDING
    LUNCH WILL BE
                                OF THE MEETING MAY                    THE   MEETING   ARE
    PROVIDED FOR
                                VARY     FROM     THE                 REQUESTED TO TURN
  COMMITTEE MEMBERS
                                AGENDA TO ALLOW FOR                   OFF MOBILE PHONES
                                PUBLIC SPEAKING



Committee Services
Elizabeth House,                                In the event of deferred items appearing
Walpole Loke,                                   on the agenda, Ward Representatives will
Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1EE                      be notified accordingly in advance.

Date: 1 August 2006


                      Please ask for Julie Britton (01362) 656343
                             e-mail: julie.britton@breckland.gov.uk
                                                                    Development Control Committee
                                                                                  14 August 2006


                         PART A – ITEMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


                                                                                                Page(s)
                                                                                                herewith
1.    MINUTES

      To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2006.                                   6 - 15

2.    APOLOGIES

      To receive apologies for absence.

3.    DECLARATION OF INTEREST

      Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests they may have in any
      of the following items on the agenda. The Members’ Code of Conduct requires
      that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is personal or
      prejudicial.

4.    CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS (IF ANY)

5.    REQUESTS TO DEFER APPLICATIONS INCLUDED IN THIS AGENDA

      To consider any requests from Ward Members, officers or applicants to defer an
      application included in this agenda, so as to save any unnecessary waiting by
      members of the public attending for such applications.

6.    URGENT BUSINESS

      To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any item as urgent business,
      pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

7.    NON-MEMBERS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE MEETING

      To note the names of any non-members and public speakers wishing to address
      the meeting.

8.    PLANNING POLICY NOTE

      For information.                                                                               16

9.    SCARNING: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT: REAR OF RIVERSIDE
      GARDEN CENTRE, SWAFFHAM ROAD FOR DGM PROPERTIES:
      REFERENCE 3PL/2005/1081/D

      Report of the Operations Manager – Environment.                                                17

10. THETFORD: PROPOSED RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS, FOREST RETAIL
    PARK, LONDON ROAD FOR LXB PROPERTIES LTD: REFERENCE
    3PL/2006/0851/O

      Report of the Operations Manager - Environment.                                           18 - 20




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11. DEREHAM: ERECTION OF 65 AFFORDABLE DWELLINGS, LAND TO REAR
    OF 47 & 49 NORWICH ROAD FOR BROADLAND HOUSING ASSOCIATION:
    REFERENCE 3PL/2006/0861/F

      Report of the Operations Manager – Environment.                                        21 - 24

12. THETFORD: EXTENSION TO SUPERMARKET, FOREST RETAIL PARK,
    LONDON ROAD FOR SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKETS LTD: REFERENCE
    3PL/2006/0979/F

      Report of the Operations Manager – Environment.                                        25 - 27

13. MERTON: THE OLD MILKING PARLOUR, HOME FARM: CONVERSION TO
    RESIDENTIAL: REFERENCE 3PL/2006/0940/F

      Report of the Operations Manager – Environment.                                        28 - 30

14. HOLME HALE: PLOTS 1, 2, 3 AND 4 CHURCH FARM, 1 CHURCH ROAD:
    PROPOSED NEW HOUSE AND BUNGALOW ON ALL FOUR PLOTS:
    REFERENCEDS 3PL/2006/0709/710/711/712/F

      To consider this item in the light of the site visit held on Thursday 10 August        31 - 42
      2006. A copy of the report to the meeting held on 24 July 2006 is attached.

15. DEFERR ED APPLICATIONS

      To consider applications deferred at previous meetings including some, but                 43
      not all, of those shown on the attached Schedule of Deferred Applications.

      • Thetford: Residential Development, Broom Covert, Kilverstone Park for                44 - 48
        Ashwell Developments Ltd: Reference 3PL/2005/1473/D (a copy of the
        previous report dated 12/12/2005 is also attached for information)

16. SCHEDULE OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS

      To consider the Schedule of Planning Applications.                                         49

        Item No.              Applicant                                Parish

            1                 Philip Hyde                        Hockering                  50 - 52

            2                 C W Utting & Son                   Beeston                    53 - 54

            3                 DGM Properties Ltd                  Scarning                       55

            4                 Ashwell Developments Ltd            Thetford                       56

            5                 Jon Holden Ltd                      Mileham                   57 – 59

            6                 Mr & Mrs J Toll                     Dereham                   60 – 62

            7                 Ian Jessett                         Watton                    63 – 65




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            8               The Cat & Rabbit Rescue            Roudham/Larling           66 – 69
                            Centre

            9                Mr & Mrs W G Bartlett             Old Buckenham             70 – 71

           10               Mr G Rose                          Ashill                    72 – 73

           11                Mr & Mrs A Bell                   East Tuddenham            74 – 76

           12               Mr L Brown                         Thetford                  77 – 79

           13               George Tufts & Sons Ltd            Watton                    80 – 82

           14               L & B Properties Thetford          Thetford                       83
                            Ltd

           15                Broadland           Housing       Dereham                        84
                             Association

           16                Mr J Becker                       Attleborough              85 – 86

           17                S J Collett & Partner             Garboldisham              87 – 89

           18                Mrs J Stagles                     Saham Toney               90 – 92

           19                N Garner                          Saham Toney               93 – 94

           20                The Hon Mr R De Grey              Merton                         95

           21                South   Pickenham       Estate    South Pickenham           96 – 98
                             Co.

           22                Sainsburys      Supermarkets      Thetford                       99
                             Ltd

           23                Done Bookmakers (Cash             Thetford                 100 – 101
                             Betting)

           24                Mr & Mrs R Crisp                  Hoe                      102 – 104

           25                Mr & Mrs D Sparkes                Mattishall               105 – 106

           26                Mr & Mrs D Sparkes                Mattishall               107 – 108

           27                Miss B Powdrill                   Watton                   109 - 110

           28                Mr A Naylor                       Dereham                  111- 112

17. APPLICATIONS DETERMINED BY THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
    MANAGER (FOR INFORMATION)

      Report of the Development Services Manager.                                        113 - 134




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18. APPEALS DECISIONS (FOR INFORMATION)

       Reference No. & Details                                         Decision

      APP/F2605/A/06/2012275: Tittleshall: The Cedars,         Allowed, and planning
      High Street: Appeal against a refusal to grant           permission granted
      planning permission: Mrs C Tooley (application           subject to conditions as
      reference 3PL/2005/1789/F)                               set out in the formal
                                                               decision

      APP/F2605/A/05/1180380: Mattishall: Manana, Mill         Dismissed
      Road: Appeal against a refusal to grant planning
      permission: Mrs J Mooney (application reference
      3PL/2004/1708/CU)

      APP/F2605/A/06/2010212: Ovington: Dairy Farm,            Dismissed
      Saham Road: Appeal against a refusal to grant
      planning permission: Mr A King (application
      reference 3PL/2005/1382/F)

19. APPLICATION DETERMINED BY NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL (FOR
    INFORMATION

      3CM/2006/0037/F: Attleborough: Chapel Road               Conditional Approval
      School, Chapel Road: Alterations & extension to
      swimming pool building for Director of Children’s
      Services.

      3CM/2006/0035/F: Swaffham: Hammonds High                 Conditional Approval
      School, Brandon Road: To site 10 mobile
      classrooms, one 7 bay 4 class base mobile unit, 1
      office unit & 2 toilet units for duration of works for
      Norfolk County Council, Children’s Services
      Department.




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                                                                    Development Control Committee
                                                                                     24 July 2006

                                  BRECKLAND COUNCIL

                                     At a Meeting of the

                         DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE

                     Held on Monday, 24 July 2006 at 9.30am in the
               Anglia Room, Conference Suite, Elizabeth House, Dereham

PRESENT
Gould, Cllr. E. (Chairman)                          Key, Mr. R.S.
Byrne, Mr. A.                                       Labouchere, Mr J
Cathcart, The Earl                                  Lamb, Mr. T.J.
Duigan, Mr. P.J.                                    Rose, Mr. B.
Fanthorpe, Mr. M.                                   Rudling, Mr. R.W.
Howard-Alpe, Mrs. S.R.                              Spencer, Mrs. P.
Kemp, Mr. R.                                        Wilkin, Mr. N.C.

ALSO PRESENT
Askew, Mr. S. – for schedule item 25
Ball, Mrs. J. - for schedule items 9 to 12 and 17
Duffield, Mr. R. – for schedule item 29
Rogers, Mr. J. – for schedule item 15
Steward, Mrs. A. – for schedule item 24
Stasiak, Mr. A.C. – Executive Member

In Attendance
Addison, Mr. G.                                     - Tree & Countryside Officer
Allen, Mrs. S.                                      - Standards Officer
Britton, Mrs. J.                                    - Senior Committee Officer
Britton, Mr. G.                                     - Principal Planning Officer
Burlingham, Mrs. H.                                 - Assistant Development Control Officer
Chinnery, Mr. J.S.                                  - Solicitor
Daines, Mr. P.D.                                    - Development Services Manager
Hendry, Miss. L.                                    - Assistant Development Control Officer
Moys, Mr. N.                                        - Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects)

                                                                                         Action by
150/06 MINUTES

         The minutes of the meeting held on 3 July 2006 were confirmed as a
         correct record and signed by the Chairman.

151/06 APOLOGIES

         Apologies for absence were received from Messrs M. Ward, D.
         Wickham and D. Williams.

152/06 DECLARATION OF INTEREST (AGENDA ITEM 3)

         Mr Wilkin declared a personal interest in item 5 of the Schedule of
         Applications (Bradenham) on the grounds that the applicant was an
         occupier of a neighbouring property. Mr Wilkin remained in the room
         but took no part in the debate or discussion thereon.

153/06 CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS (AGENDA ITEM 4)

         The Chairman advised the meeting of the procedures for public

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       speaking.

       The Chairman welcomed Mr J Labouchere back to the Committee
       following his recent operation.

154/06 REQUESTS TO DEFER APPLICATIONS                  INCLUDED       IN   THE
       AGENDA (AGENDA ITEM 5)

       The Development Services Manager informed the meeting that item 7 of
       the Schedule of Applications had been withdrawn.

155/06 NON-MEMBERS WISHING TO ADRESS THE MEETING (AGENDA
       ITEM 7)
       Mr. S. Askew – Ward Member for schedule item 25

       Mrs. J. Ball – Ward Member for schedule items 9 to 12 and 17

       Mr. R. Duffield – Ward Member for schedule item 29

       Mr. J. Rogers – Ward Member for schedule item 15

       Mrs. A. Steward – Ward Member for schedule item 24

156/06 G.I.S. VIEWER PRESENTATION (AGENDA ITEM 9)

       The Environmental Planning Manager and the G.I.S Officer provided the
       Committee with a brief demonstration of the capabilities of the new
       G.I.S system.

       This new system/viewer stored a great deal of information albeit on a
       map basis. The information included:

          •   past planning permissions;

          •   listed buildings;

          •   tree preservation orders;

          •   ariel photographs; and

          •   council owned land.

       All the above information could be generated into the forthcoming LDF.
       Further to this, the system could monitor trends and assist with
       emergency planning.

       Examples were provided as to how the G.I.S system could help the
       Council and in particular the Contact Centre.

       A Member asked whether the system would be connected to the
       Electoral Role. In response, it was explained that the G.I.S viewer was
       about properties and land; it was not about tracing people. Another
       Member asked whether the Council’s system could be linked to Norfolk
       County Council’s new mapping system, The Norfolk Explorer. The
       Environmental Planning Manager advised that any of Norfolk County
       Council’s information could be included onto Breckland’s, or


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      alternatively, Breckland could have a Norfolk County Council link.

      The Committee was informed that this system was gradually being
      rolled out to all staff and that it would eventually be available to All to
      Members. This could necessitate some training, either on a one to one note/Jason
      basis or as a group; either way Members were asked to inform the G.I.S Elliott
      Officer of their preference.

      The Officers were thanked for an informative presentation.

157/06 DEREHAM: ERECTION OF 10 BUSINESS UNITS, RASH’S GREEN
       FOR MR P MEACHEN: REFERENCE 3PL/2006/0458/F (AGENDA
       ITEM 10)

      The Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects) presented the report
      which concerned an application for the development of land at Rash’s
      Green Industrial Estate in Dereham for business units.

      The units would be provided in two blocks fronting onto a central
      parking area and a new access on to Rash’s Green would be formed.

      The intended site layout and the design of the proposed buildings were
      displayed. If approved, the key issue of concern was the impact on the
      existing trees on the site, some of which were subject to recent Tree
      Preservation Orders (TPOs). The Principal Planning Officer (Major
      Projects) explained that the site presented a number of difficulties; the
      development of business units as originally proposed would have
      resulted in the loss of the two larger preserved trees, and the whole of
      the preserved group of trees. Following further negotiations with the
      applicant, the revised proposals provided for the retention of both oak
      trees; however, the group of smaller trees would still have to be
      removed to provide a suitable visibility splay. In support of these
      proposals the applicant had shown willingness to plant further trees on
      the site and increase landscaping on another development on Rash’s
      Green, also owned by the applicant.

      The applicant, Mr Meachen, was present and provided Members with a
      brief history of the site. He explained that the TPOs had been served
      on the trees after he had been sold the land in question by Breckland
      Council in 2005. He also pointed out that in 2002 planning permission
      had been granted for an oil distribution site, and in 2001 permission had
      been granted for a car park both of which would have resulted in the
      removal of both the preserved oak trees. He urged Members to support
      his application as it would allow much needed employment. If the
      TPOS stood and permission was refused, the land would remain as
      amenity land resulting in great financial loss to the applicant.

      A Member felt that the TPOs had compromised the development and
      the alternative put forward by the applicant should be supported.

      The Tree & Countryside Officer advised that the tree line (the group of
      trees that was being referred to for removal) all pre-dated the industrial
      estate; reminding the public how it used to be. In response to a
      question as to whether this group of trees could be replanted, the
      applicant advised that this would prevent the required visibility splay.

      The Ward Member felt that Toftwood had unfortunately been completely
      de-nuded of mature trees but so long as the applicant was willing to
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      retain the Ashes and the Oaks then he would reluctantly support it.

      It was considered that the arguments for and against the proposal were
      finely balanced and the Development Services Manager advised that
      this application had been brought to Committee in a perfectly proper
      manner. Members should have all the facts before them before making
      a decision.

             RESOLVED that the application be approved subject to suitable Nick Moys
             conditions.

158/06 INVESTIGATION BY          LOCAL      GOVERNMENT          OMBUDSMAN
       (AGENDA ITEM 11)

      The Standards Officer presented the report which concerned a finding
      of maladministration against the Council relating to planning and
      environmental issues. To remedy the injustice caused through the
      planning administration, the Council was being asked to consider
      making a payment of £ 2,000 to the complainant.

      The Ward Member, Mrs S Howard-Alpe, spoke on behalf of the
      complainant. She stated that the value of the complainant’s property
      had devalued by £12,000 since the skate and bmx park in Attleborough
      had been installed. The complainant had put forward two of their own
      proposals in relation to option B of the report:

         •   use the £12,000 to move the skate park to a more suitable
             location; or

         •   the Council buys the complainant’s property at full market value.

      In response to a question as to whether the compensation payment
      could be increased, the Solicitor advised that another financial
      statement would be required.

      A Member pointed out that this case had been discussed at the meeting
      of the Overview & Scrutiny Commission on 20 July 2006 and asked
      what had been recommended. The Development Services Manager
      explained that the Commission had not been in a position to discuss the
      recommendations but had discussed any performance management or
      monitoring implications issues. He stated that this had been a very rare
      and unfortunate case but statistically it represented just one application
      in 10,000.

      The Committee was informed that Attleborough Town Council owned
      the site but it was a company called Overboard who raised the funds for
      the skate park. Some Members felt that this matter should be
      investigated further before any decision was made.

      The Solicitor reminded Members that the compensation payment was
      purely for the five month period when the acoustic fence had not been
      installed.

      A Member who had attended the meeting in September 2003, and had
      been in favour of the application, said that his decision would have
      remained the same. He proposed that the compensation payment of
      £2,000 be approved.

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             RESOLVED that a compensation payment of £2,000 be paid to Sue Allen
             the complainant as suggested by the Ombudsman.

159/06 DEFERRED APPLICATIONS (AGENDA ITEM 12)

      This item was noted.

160/06 SCHEDULE OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS (AGENDA ITEM 13)

           RESOLVED that the applications be determined in accordance Principal
           with the recommendations contained in the schedule, subject to Planning
           the following conditions and amendments:                       Officer

      Reference & Details                 Decision

      3CM/2006/0036/F:     (item   1):    Members were reminded that their
      Garvestone: Reymerston Quarry,      views only were being sought.
      Hingham Road: Change of use         The application would finally be
      from the grading & washing of       determined by Norfolk County
      minerals to B1 business use, to     Council.
      recycle plastics for Hardingham
                                          After a lengthy discussion, the
      Farms Ltd.
                                          Committee raised objections to the
                                          proposal and recommended that
                                          the application be refused on the
                                          grounds that the proposed use
                                          was inappropriate in this location,
                                          would cause further detriment to
                                          the surrounding landscape and
                                          might detract from the residential
                                          amenities of the surrounding
                                          properties.
                                          Members agreed that the Council
                                          should be seen to encourage
                                          recycling and the refusal was
                                          purely based on location issues
                                          only.

      3PL/2006/0458/F:       (item   2): This item was considered in
      Dereham: Rash’s Green: 10 small conjunction with Agenda item 10
      units, B1, B2 B8, trade sales, (Minute No. 157/06 above refers).
      showroom office and warehouse
      distribution for Mr P Meachen.

      3PL/2006/0670/F:     (item    7): This item was withdrawn at the
      Attleborough: 69 Queens Road: request of the applicant.
      Erection of 2 houses and garages
      for Mr R Richards.




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Reference & Details                      Decision

3PL/2006/0677/F:        (item     8):    Amended plans had been received
Griston:     Former      Community       showing the layout of the
Centre, Watton Road: Conversion          bungalows positioned to ensure
of community centre to 12 no.            the retention of trees to minimise
residential units & erection of 3 no.    the impact on the amenities of
bungalows within site for T Scott.       neighbours.
                                         Deferred,     contrary     to   the
                                         recommendation; however, the
                                         Development Services Manager
                                         be authorised to grant permission
                                         subject to completion of a Section
                                         106 Agreement to secure the
                                         provision of the affordable housing
                                         element.

3PL/2006/0709/F: (item 9): Holme Deferred for a site visit to take
Hale: Plot 1, Church Farm, 1 place on Thursday 10 August
Church Road: Proposed new 2006 at 10.00 am.
house and garage for Ideal
Developments (UK) Ltd.

3PL/2006/0710/F:     (item  10): See above.
Holme Hale: Plot 2, Church Farm,
1 Church Road: New house and
garage for Ideal Developments
(UK) Ltd.

3PL/2006/0711/F:     (item  11): See above.
Holme Hale: Plot 3, Church Farm,
1 Church Road: New house and
garage for Ideal Developments
(UK) Ltd.

3PL/2006/0712/F:     (item  12): See above.
Holme Hale: Plot 4, Church Farm,
1 Church Road: New house and
garage for Ideal Development
(UK) Ltd.

3PL/2006/0720/O:   (item 13):            Refused,     contrary    to    the
Dereham: 20 School Lane,                 recommendation on the grounds
Toftwood: Erection of 3 bed              that the proposal represented
dwelling for Mr and Mrs P                overdevelopment of the site as
Sandford.                                well as being located on an
                                         extremely busy junction. Members
                                         were of the opinion that the
                                         proposal was inappropriate on this
                                         housing estate.




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                                                                            Action by
Reference & Details                  Decision

3PL/2006/0722/F:   (item    14):     Refused as recommended. The
Scarning: West Holme, Chapel         applicant was advised that the
Lane: New dwelling in existing       refusal was purely on design
garden and attached land for Mr      grounds and the Committee was
and Mrs E Goward.                    not averse to the principle of a
                                     dwelling on this site.

3PL/2006/0743/F:    (item    15):    Approved,     contrary    to     the
Griston: Park Farm Caravan Site:     recommendation, on the grounds
Removal condition 3 on planning      that this was a brownfield site and
permission 3PL/1994/1091/F (to       the development would be an
accommodate 12 units) for Griston    expansion of existing facilities.
Park Ltd.                            The proposal would enable
                                     younger people in the district to
                                     get on the housing ladder. The
                                     Committee felt that the removal of
                                     the condition would enable the
                                     applicant to modernise and
                                     improve the site. The permission
                                     was subject to suitable conditions.

3PL/2006/0746/A:      (item  16):    Three of the signs, known as signs
Dereham: 39 Market Place:            ‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ were approved as
Internally illuminated shops and     recommended; however, sign ‘B’
projecting signs for Woolworths      was refused. The Committee was
Plc.                                 of the opinion that the projecting
                                     sign was unsuitable and would
                                     harm the appearance of the street
                                     scene and detract from the
                                     adjoining listed building.

3PL/2006/0752/O:    (item 17): Approved,     contrary   to   the
Ashill: Millcroft, Hale Road: recommendation on the grounds
Erection of bungalow for A that this was an acceptable
Ketteringham.                  location within the settlement
                               boundary. The Committee felt the
                               site was adequate in size to
                               accommodate a single storey
                               dwelling only and would not cause
                               harm to the amenity of the
                               neighbouring properties.

3PL/2006/0870/LB: (item 27):         Refused as recommended and Enforcement
Thetford: 15a White Hart Street:     enforcement action authorised to Team
Retention of satellite dish for      secure the removal of the satellite
Mehmet Tekagac.                      dish.




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                                                                            Action by
Reference & Details                   Decision

3PL/2006/0889/F:     (item    28):    Permanent planning permission
Watton: Land of New Green             granted,    contrary     to    the
Industrial Estate, Norwich Road:      recommendation, to allow for the
Erection of temporary storage         expansion    of    the    company
building for Weco Engineering Ltd.    concerned, thus meeting the
                                      requirements of an Improvement
                                      Notice served on the Griston Road
                                      site by the Health and Safety
                                      Executive.
                                      Members agreed that this land
                                      should     be     allocated   for
                                                                        Planning
                                      employment use prior to the Policy Team
                                      adoption of the Local Development
                                      Framework (LDF).

3PL/2006/0910/F:     (item   30):     In the light of amended plans
Dereham: Rodmere, Larners Drift,      being received, showing that the
Toftwood: Erection of chalet          velux roof lights had been
dwelling and double garage for Mr     removed with the exception of
& Mrs Head.                           one, the recommendation was
                                      amended to one of planning
                                      permission, to which Members
                                      agreed.

3PL/2006/0966/O:     (item    33):    Approved      as     recommended,
Dereham:     Pound        Cottage,    subject to the inclusion of
Cemetery Road: Demolition of          additional condition:
cottage and erection of a pair of
                                      a)   to agree the materials used.
semi-detached houses for William
Cook and Son.                         Members felt that the applicant
                                      should be advised that the detailed
                                      plans should reflect the character
                                      of the existing cottage.

Notes to the Schedule

1.   The under-mentioned persons were in attendance to speak in
     respect of the following items:

          Schedule Item No.           Speaker

                  1                   Mr Lister - Objector

         2 (Agenda item 10)           Mr Meachen - Applicant

                  5                   Mrs Norton - Objector

                  8                   Mr Scott – Applicant
                                      Mr Timmer - Objector

               9 to 12                Mrs Ball – Ward Representative,
                                      spoke against the application
                                      Mrs McNeil - Objector


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                                                                 Action by
        13                 Mr May - Objector

        14                 Mr Moore – on behalf of the
                           Applicant

        15                 Mr Rogers – Ward Representative,
                           spoke in support of the application
                           Mr Ulrych - Applicant

        17                 Mrs Ball – Ward Representative,
                           spoke in support of the application
                           Mr Ketteringham - Applicant

        20                 Mr Took – Applicant’s Agent

        22                 Mr Giddings – Objector
                           Mr Taylor – on behalf of the
                           Applicant

        24                 Mrs Steward – Ward
                           Representative, spoke in support
                           of the application
                           Mr Fox - Applicant

        25                 Mr Askew – Ward Representative,
                           spoke in support of the application
                           Mr Baskerville – County Councillor

        28                 Mr McCarthy – on behalf of the
                           Applicant

        29                 Mr Duffield – Ward
                           Representative, spoke against the
                           application
                           Mr Stocking - Applicant

        31                 Mr Lowings – Parish Council,
                           spoke against the application
                           Mr Herbison – Applicant’s Agent

        32                 Mrs Jones - Applicant

     Written representations taken into account

 Reference No.                   No. of Representations

3PL/2006/0655/O                             9

3PL/2006/0677/F                            10

3PL/2006/0709/F                            11

3PL/2006/0710/F                            11


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                                                                                  Action by
                3PL/2006/0711/F                              11

                3PL/2006/0712/F                              11

                3PL/2006/0720/O                              1

                3PL/2006/0752/O                              1

                3PL/2006/0778/O                              1

                3PL/2006/0797/O                              10

                3PL/2006/0808/F                              2

                3PL/2006/0889/F                              1

                3CM/2006/0036/F                              2

                3PL/2006/0899/O                              4

                3PL/2006/0910/F                              4

                3PL/2006/0966/O                              1

161/06 APPLICATIONS DETERMINED BY THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
       MANAGER (AGENDA ITEM 14)

        In response to a question regarding a build up of permissions for a
        particular applicant in Necton, the Development Services Manager
        advised that the planning permissions related to a replacement dwelling
        and a barn conversion.

162/06 APPEALS DECISIONS (AGENDA ITEM 15)

        The details were noted.

163/06 APPLICATIONS DETERMINED BY NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL
       (AGENDA ITEM 16)

        The information was noted.

The meeting closed at 4.00pm


                                                                              CHAIRMAN




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                      BRECKLAND COUNCIL - DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE

                                              PLANNING POLICY NOTE

THE STRENGTH OF PLANNING POLICY IN DETERMINING PLANNING APPLICATIONS

The Planning process is set up, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, to protect the public from the
unacceptable planning activities of private individuals and development companies. Planning is
primarily concerned to deal with issues of land use and the way they affect the environment.

The Council has a DUTY, through the Town & Planning Acts, to prepare a “District Wide” Local Plan to
provide a statutory framework for planning decisions.

Breckland’s Plan contains the Council’s planning policies, which must be consistent with Government
guidance, particularly with the Planning Policy Guidance (PPGs). The Local Plan now carries significant
weight as it was adopted in September 1999.

The full public scrutiny of the Council’s proposals will give the Plan an exceptional weight when dealing with
planning applications.

This shift towards a “Plan-led” planning system is a major feature of recent planning legislation. Under
s54A of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, planning applications should be determined in
accordance with the policies of the Plan, unless material considerations which are relevant to
planning indicate otherwise.

PPG1 summarises the objectives of the “plan-led” system as:-
    •   achieving greater certainty;
    •   ensuring rational & consistent decisions;
    •   securing public involvement in shaping local planning policies;
    •   facilitating quicker planning decision; and
    •   reducing the number of misconceived planning applications and appeals.
Unless there are special reasons to do otherwise, planning permissions “run with the land”, and are NOT
personal licences.

The factors to be used in determining applications will relate to the effect on the “public at large” and will
NOT be those that refer to private interests.

Personal circumstances of applicants “will rarely” be an influencing factor, and then, only when the
planning issues are “finely balanced”.

THEREFORE we will:
  • acknowledge the strength of our policies,
  • be consistent in the application of our policy, and
  • if we need to adapt our policy, we should do it through the Local Plan process.

Decisions which are finely balanced, and which contradict policy will be recorded in detail, to
explain and justify the decision, and the strength of the material planning reasons for doing so.

                                                     LOCAL COUNCILS

OCCASIONALLY, THERE ARE CONFLICTS WITH THE VIEWS OF THE PARISH OR TOWN COUNCIL.
WHY IS THIS?

We ask local parish and town councils to recognise that all comments received are taken into account.
In 2001, about 90% of cases had agreement.

Where we disagree it will be because:
  • Districts look to “wider” policies, and national, regional and county planning strategy.
  • Case law might dictate a course of action.
  • There is extra information and views not available to the Local Council.
  • There is an honest difference of opinion.
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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14TH AUGUST 2006

REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Nick Moys, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects))

SCARNING: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, REAR OF RIVERSIDE GARDEN
CENTRE, SWAFFHAM ROAD: DGM PROPERTIES: 3PL/2005/1081/D


Summary – This report concerns a development of 14 dwellings on land at Scarning.
Amended plans have been submitted for consideration showing proposed changes in
ground levels across the site.


   1. This report concerns a development of 14 dwellings on land to the rear of
      Riverside Garden Centre, Scarning. The development is currently under
      construction.

   2. Outline planning permission for the residential development of the site was
      granted in September 2002. Approval of reserved matters for 14 dwellings
      was granted in September 2005. The approved development includes a
      range of house types from one-and-a-half storey cottage style dwellings to
      two-and-a-half storey town houses. A new adoptable road access is
      proposed to serve the proposed residential development and existing retail
      units adjacent.

   3. Following the commencement of the work on site it became apparent that the
      intended levels for the proposed houses, roads and gardens were higher than
      anticipated, based on information provided previously. Following discussions
      with the developer, plans showing the intended site levels have been
      submitted for consideration.

   4. Whilst conditions on the existing permission do not require levels to be
      agreed, it is considered that the current proposals would amount to a
      departure from the approved plans. The level of works needed to support the
      change in levels, particularly in respect of the new estate road, are sufficient
      to constitute development. It is suggested therefore that the most appropriate
      course is for the submitted plans to be considered as an amendment to the
      existing permission.

   5. In support of the proposals, the developer states that the level of the
      proposed dwellings is dictated by and is in accordance with the Flood Risk
      Assessment submitted with the original application. It is also noted that the
      proposed levels are similar to those of adjacent residential properties.

   6. The views of interested parties on the proposals are being sought.
      Neighbours have been notified.

   7. RECOMMENDATION: A verbal recommendation will be made following a full
      assessment of the proposals and taking into the views from interested parties.




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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14TH AUGUST 2006

REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Nick Moys, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects))

THETFORD: PROPOSED RETAIL DEVELOPMENTS, FOREST RETAIL PARK,
LONDON ROAD: LXB PROPERTIES LIMITED: 3PL/2006/0851/O


1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 This report concerns an outline application for an extension to the Forest Retail
Park on the outskirts of Thetford. This is a re-submission of an application refused
permission in November 2005. The application proposes three retail units with a total
gross floorspace of 5,574 square metres. A secondary access to the retail park is
also proposed. Retail and Transport Assessments have been submitted with the
application. A commuted sum has been offered towards improvements in local
public transport improvements.

1.2 Outline permission for the retail park was granted in 1989. Since then the
location has been developed with a foodstore (Sainsburys), a DIY store (Focus), a
range of other smaller non-food retail units and a fast food restaurant.

1.3 There are two extant planning permissions for up to 3,255 square metres of retail
floorspace on part of the application site. The most recent permission, granted in
March 2005, was for a retail unit of 1,858 square metres plus a 929 square metre
external garden centre. The total floorspace proposed over and above existing
commitments therefore amounts to 2,319 square metres.

2. KEY DECISION

2.1 This is not a key decision.

3. COUNCIL PRIORITIES

3.1 The matters covered in this report relate to the following Council priorities:
       - a prosperous place to live and work
       - a safe and healthy environment

4. CONSULTATIONS

4.1 Thetford Town Council has objected to the application, indicating that it would
prefer to see leisure uses in this location.

4.2 The Highway Authority (NCC) has raised no objection to the application.

4.3 The Highways Agency has raised no objection to the application, subject to
improved signage to the A11/London Road roundabout and the provision of a travel
plan.

4.4 Representations have been received on behalf of individual traders and from the
operators of part of the existing retail park who are concerned about traffic
congestion and retail impact. It is argued that the proposed development will result in




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congestion at the main retail park access, resulting in unreasonable delays and
inconvenience to shoppers. It is suggested that the proposed secondary access, due
its location, will not be attractive to visitors and will not therefore reduce the use of
the main entrance to an acceptable level. Concerns have also been raised about
conflict between customer traffic and delivery vehicles.

5. POLICY

5.1 PPS 6 Planning for Town Centres sets out national planning policy on town
centres and retail development.

5.2 Relevant local planning policies include Policies TCR.2 and TCR.3 of the Norfolk
Structure Plan and Policies SHO.1 and SHO.2 of the Breckland District Local Plan.
These policies adopt a sequential approach to site selection, with preference being
given to town centre sites. Out-of–town developments are required to demonstrate
that they will not harm the vitality and viability of town centres.

6. ASSESSMENT

6.1 It is considered that the principal issues raised by the proposed development
relate to: (i) its likely impact on Thetford town centre, having regard to national and
local retail policy, and (ii) the adequacy of the existing site access and the likely
effects on additional traffic on the surrounding road network.

6.2 In respect of retail policy, the key issues raised relate to the need for the
proposed development, the availability of sequentially preferable sites, and the likely
impact of the development on the town centre.

6.3 Local and national planning policy states that a need must be demonstrated for
proposed out-of-town retail developments. On the basis of information available, it is
considered that there is a quantitative need for additional retail development in
Thetford. The Council’s Retail and Town Centre Study (Nathaniel Lichfield &
Partners, 2004) identifies a need for 1,800 square metres of new retail warehousing
(over and above existing consents) in the south of the District, including Thetford, up
to 2010. The current proposal would meet this identified need. Latest figures show
that there is sufficient expenditure capacity in the town to support the proposal and
existing retail commitments. In terms of qualitative need, it is considered that the
proposal would assist in clawing back some of the expenditure lost from Thetford to
other competing centres, such as Bury St Edmunds and Norwich.

6.4 Local and national planning policy states also requires a sequential approach to
be applied to retail development, with preference being given to sites within existing
town centres. The applicant’s Retail Assessment has considered a range of sites
within and close to the town centre, including locations identified in the recent Moving
Thetford Forward Report. The applicant’s conclusion that there are no suitable
sequentially preferable sites in the town centre for large format stores is accepted.

6.5 In terms of the impact of the development on Thetford town centre, PPS 6 sets a
number of policy tests to be applied. These tests include that new development
should not undermine the overall spatial strategy for the area and that investment in
the town should not be prejudiced. It is not considered that the proposal would have
adverse effects in either respect. The proposed development would be consistent
with current and emerging policy identifying Thetford as a strategic location for
growth and a national growth point. As noted above, the proposed development
would help to prevent leakage of expenditure away from Thetford, enhancing the




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sustainability of the town. It is not considered that the proposal will prejudice
investment in the town centre, bearing in mind the town’s prospects for future growth
and given the identified need for smaller scale retail and leisure schemes in the town
centre (Moving Thetford Forward report). The commuted sum offered could be
directed towards improvements identified in the emerging Thetford Transport
Strategy, which would benefit the town centre as well as more peripheral locations.

6.6 To conclude on the issue of retail policy, it is considered that there is a need for
the proposed development, that there are no sequentially preferable sites capable of
accommodating the scheme in the short to medium term, and that the proposal will
not undermine future investment in the town centre.

6.7 Turning to the traffic implications of the proposal, these may be divided into two
broad categories: first, the impact on traffic movements on London Road and its
junction with the A11, and second, the effect on internal traffic circulation within the
Retail Park.

6.8 The Transport Assessment submitted with the applications concludes that
additional traffic generated by the proposed retail units will fall within the capacity of
the surrounding road network, including the main retail park access onto London
Road and the nearby roundabout junction with the A11 trunk road. This conclusion
has been accepted by the Highways Agency and Norfolk County Council.

6.9 In terms of internal traffic circulation, the applicant argues that even without the
proposed secondary access the existing retail park entrance would operate within
capacity, albeit with increased queuing at peak times. The proposed secondary
access would, it is suggested, relieve any additional congestion caused at such
times. However, assessments commissioned by existing retail operators suggest that
the impact of traffic on congestion has been significantly under-estimated by the
applicant. In order to avoid unacceptable congestion it is suggested that the
proposed secondary access should be relocated to a more central position where it
would offer a more attractive route for customers.

6.10 Given that traffic prediction is not an exact science, the various figures
presented must be viewed with a degree of caution. However, the secondary access
would be well related physically to the proposed development, and it is reasonable to
assume this access would offer an attractive alternative route to customers of the
proposed retail units, particularly at busy times. In addition, taking into account the
potential for trip linkage within the retail park and the potential for visitors to re-time
trips to avoid peak times, it is considered that the additional traffic generated by the
proposal is unlikely to result in significant congestion within the retail park. The
applicant has indicated a willingness to work with adjacent landowners and traders to
secure improvements to circulation within the car park. It is suggested that a
comprehensive signage scheme would assist in this respect

7. RECOMMENDATION

7.1 It is recommended that outline planning permission be granted for the proposed
extension to Forest Retail Park, subject to appropriate conditions, including a
restriction on the type of goods to be sold and a legal agreement to secure a financial
contribution towards local transport improvements. Matters of building design,
access/parking layout and landscaping would be reserved for subsequent approval.
It is also recommended that the extant legal agreement be varied.




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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14TH AUGUST 2006

REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Nick Moys, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects))

DEREHAM: ERECTION OF 65 AFFORDABLE DWELLINGS, LAND TO REAR OF
47 & 49 NORWICH ROAD: BROADLAND HOUSING ASSOCIATION:
3PL/2006/0861/F


Summary – This report concerns a planning application for the development of 65
dwellings, a new access road and associated open space on land off Norwich Road,
Dereham. It is recommended that planning permission is granted.


1.    INTRODUCTION
1.1   This report concerns a planning application for a development of affordable
      housing by Broadland Housing Association on land off Norwich Road,
      Dereham. The proposed development would include a range of
      accommodation including 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses and flats.

1.2   The application is a re-submission of a proposal that was refused permission in
      March 2006. The application proposes a number of revisions to the previous
      proposals, including changes to the layout and design of the development, and
      to the commuted sums offered. An Open Space Assessment has also been
      submitted in support of the proposal.

1.3   The site is presently unoccupied and vacant land, but was used previously as a
      social club and private recreation ground. The site is identified in the Local
      Plan as open space. The surrounding area is predominantly residential in
      character. The site is adjoined to the east by the Dereham Neatherd High
      School, and to the west by Dereham Cricket Club.

2.    KEY DECISION
2.1   This is not a key decision.

3.    COUNCIL PRIORITIES
3.1   The following Council priorities are relevant to this report:
               A safe and healthy environment
               A well planned place to live and work

4.    CONSULTATIONS
4.1   Dereham Town Council has reiterated its strong objections to the proposed
      development. Whilst recognising the need for affordable housing, the Town
      Council consider the proposal would result in unacceptable backland
      development, with inadequate access. Concerns were also raised about the
      effect of the development on the future expansion of Neatherd High School.

4.2   The Highway Authority has raised no objection to the application, subject to
      conditions and commuted sum contributions towards the Dereham Walking &
      Cycling Strategy and local public transport infrastructure.




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4.3   Norfolk County Council has raised no planning objection to the development
      subject to commuted sum contributions being made towards local education,
      library and fire services.

4.4   The Council’s Principal Housing Officer supports the application, noting that the
      provision of sustainable affordable housing is a key priority of the Council. It is
      considered that the proposal would make a significant contribution towards
      meeting current needs in Dereham.

4.5   The Council’s Tree and Countryside Officer has objected to the application on
      the grounds that the proposed new access would result in the removal of
      mature trees.

4.6   Sport England has objected to the application on the grounds that it would
      result in the loss of recreational open space and that the development would
      make inadequate provision for the recreational needs of future residents.

4.7   The Environment Agency has raised no objection to the application subject to
      appropriate conditions.

4.8   Norfolk Police’s Architectural Liaison Officer has raised some concerns about
      the detailed layout of the development.

4.9   The proposal has engendered a good deal of local interest. A the time of
      writing, 16 letters of objection had been received, raising concerns principally
      about increased traffic, the scale of development and loss of residential
      amenity. Petitions objecting to the proposal, with 575 signatures, have also
      been received. Letters of objection have been received from Neatherd High
      School and Dereham Cricket Club.

5.    POLICY
5.1   Relevant policies in the Breckland District Local Plan (1999) include Policies
      HOU.2, HOU.13, REC.2, REC.3, ENV.20 and TRA.5. Policy HOU.2 permits
      housing in towns like Dereham subject to compliance with certain criteria.
      Policy REC.2 requires open space to be provided as part of new residential
      developments. Policy REC.3 seeks generally to resist the loss of existing
      recreational open space. Policy ENV.20 deals with the protection of important
      trees. Policy TRA.5 deals with highway safety/capacity issues.

5.2   National planning policy of particular relevance is set out in PPG 3 Housing and
      PPG 17 Planning for Open Space, Sport and Recreation


6.     ASSESSMENT
6.1   The principal issues raised by the application concern: i) the likely impact of the
      development on the character of the area, having particular regard to the scale
      of development proposed, ii) the loss of existing preserved trees, iii) the loss of
      the existing open space and the adequacy of the open space proposed, and iv)
      the adequacy of the proposed access arrangements.

6.2   Dealing with the issue of local character, it should be noted that the established
      pattern of development in Norwich Road is varied. The surrounding area
      includes substantial houses in grounds, as well as more modest semi-detached
      and terraced housing. Whilst the proposed development would not follow the
      pattern of immediately adjoining development, it is not considered that an




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      overdevelopment of the site would result or that harm to the overall character of
      the area would be caused. The proposed housing density at approximately 36
      DPH is not excessive and falls towards the lower end the 30-50 DPH density
      range recommended in PPG 3.

6.3   It is considered that the proposal would create a distinctive and attractive
      development in its own right. The development layout submitted proposes a
      variety of two and three storey buildings, including curved terraces, enclosing a
      sequence of well-landscaped open spaces. The dwellings would be of
      contemporary design and would be built to achieve a Very Good EcoHomes
      rating. The majority of the dwellings proposed would be of two storeys. Whilst
      the scheme does include some 3-storey buildings, this is not uncharacteristic of
      the locality. Following the previous refusal of permissions, amendments have
      been made to the layout and design of the scheme, including the relocation of
      one 3-storey building and changes to the design of the proposed crescent of
      flats to reduce its impact on neighbouring properties.

6.4   The application includes a number of substantial mature trees. The proposed
      construction of a new estate road access onto Norwich Road would result in
      the loss of two preserved trees from this frontage. These trees are of
      considerable amenity value, and their removal would result in harm to
      character and appearance of this section of Norwich Road. The applicants
      have been asked to consider alternative access locations, but in response have
      confirmed that, due to constraints of land ownership, the currently proposed
      arrangement offers their only viable option for gaining proper access into the
      site. The applicant has offered to undertake substantial replacement tree
      planting and landscaping both on the Norwich Road frontage and within the
      main development site itself. Whilst the loss of trees is considered to be
      regrettable, it is considered that on balance the positive merits of the proposal
      as a whole are such that the application should not be rejected on this ground
      alone.

6.5   The application site is identified in the Local Plan as open space. Local Plan
      Policy REC.3 permits the redevelopment of existing recreational facilities only
      where compensatory provision is to be made elsewhere in the locality. The
      proposed development would conflict with this policy. However, a number of
      mitigating factors must be taken into account. Firstly, it is considered the
      existing open space is of limited recreational value; it is not accessible to the
      general public and has been unused for some time. Secondly, other facilities
      for both formal and informal recreation are available elsewhere in this part of
      the town. Neatherd Moor would be easily accessible from the proposed
      development, via an existing footpath link. Other recreational facilities in this
      part of the town include the Station Road Recreation Ground, Dereham
      Football Club, Dereham Cricket Club and Dereham Hockey Club. The new
      Leisure Centre in Station Road is due to open in 2007. Thirdly, the applicant
      has also offered a commuted sum payment of £48,613 towards enhanced
      recreational facilities in the locality. Bearing in mind these mitigating factors,
      and given the significant benefits offered by the proposed development in
      terms of the provision of affordable housing, it is considered that an exception
      to Local Plan Policy REC.3 is justified in this instance.

6.6   In terms of on-site provision, it should be noted that areas of public open
      space, including play areas, would be a prominent and integral part of the
      proposed development layout. Whilst the extent of these open spaces would
      fall below the standard specified in Policy REC.2, given the availability of other




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      recreational facilities in this part of the town and the commuted sum offered
      towards local enhancements, it is not considered that this shortfall is
      objectionable in this instance.


6.7   Considerable opposition to the proposal has been expressed locally because of
      concerns about traffic conditions in the locality of the site. Whilst the Neatherd
      High School located immediately to the east does generate considerable
      volumes of traffic at peak times, it is not considered that the proposed
      development would result in any significant worsening of traffic conditions. The
      Highway Authority has raised no objection to the proposed development
      subject to conditions. A contribution is also sought towards local transport
      initiatives designed to improve to local pedestrian and cycling facilities. These
      initiatives are intended to reduce reliance on car transport for local trips and
      could help to ease congestion problems associated with the school.

7.     RECOMMENDATION
7.1   That planning permission be granted subject to appropriate conditions and a
      legal agreement relating to affordable housing, the provision of public open
      space and commuted sum contributions towards enhanced recreational
      facilities and local transport initiatives.




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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14TH AUGUST 2006

REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Nick Moys, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects))

THETFORD: EXTENSION TO SUPERMARKET, FOREST RETAIL PARK,
LONDON ROAD: SAINSBURY’S SUPERMARKETS LTD: 3PL/2006/0979/F


Summary – This report concerns a planning application for an extension to the
Sainsbury supermarket in Thetford. It is recommended that the application be
refused.


1.    INTRODUCTION
1.1   This report concerns a section 73 planning application to extend the time limit
      on an existing planning permission for an extension to the Sainsbury
      supermarket in Thetford. The existing planning permission was granted on 20
      December 2001, and will expire in December this year. The current
      application requests that the permission is extended for a further 5 years.

1.2   The proposal would extend the net retail floorspace of the existing supermarket
      by 1,247 square metres to a total of 3,423 square metres. The supermarket
      currently has a net sales area of 2,322 square metres. The applicant states
      that extension is intended to improve the shopping environment of the store by
      the provision of wider aisles, additional service counters and checkouts,
      improved product presentation and choice. The proposal would result in the
      loss of part of the existing supermarket car park.

1.3   Although the application seeks a variation in the time limit, it is accepted
      practice that such applications should be treated effectively as applications to
      renew a planning permission. This means of renewing permissions will be
      closed in the future as under recently introduced government regulations, no
      further permission under section 73 may be issued after 23 August 2006.

2.    KEY DECISION
2.1   This is not a key decision.

3.    COUNCIL PRIORITIES
3.1   The following Council priorities are relevant to this report:
               A safe and healthy environment
               A well planned place to live and work

4.    CONSULTATIONS
4.1   Comments from Thetford Town Council will be reported verbally.

4.2   The Highways Agency has indicated that whilst it does not intend to issue a
      direction, it would expect the application to be supported by an up-to-date
      Transport Assessment.

4.3   Any further representations will be reported verbally.




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5.    POLICY
5.1   National planning policy of particular relevance is set out in PPS 6 Planning in
      Town Centres and PPG 13 Transport.

5.2   Relevant local planning policies include Policies TCR.2 and TCR.3 of the
      Norfolk Structure Plan, and Policies SHO.1 and SHO.2 of the Breckland District
      Local Plan. These policies adopt a sequential approach to site selection, with
      preference being given to town centre sites. Out-of–town developments are
      required to demonstrate that they will not harm the vitality and viability of town
      centres.

6.     ASSESSMENT
6.1   The principal issues raised by the application concern: i) the likely impact of the
      development on Thetford town centre, having regard to national and local retail
      policy, and (ii) the transport implications of the development. As with any
      renewal application, it is necessary to consider whether the circumstances
      relating to the proposal have changed materially since the last grant of planning
      permission.

6.2   It is considered that since the last grant of planning permission in December
      2001, the planning circumstances have changed materially. This change has
      occurred as a result of the issuing of new national planning guidance in the
      form of PPS 6 (Month 2005), the publication by the Council of a new Retail and
      Town Centre Study (Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, 2004) and the publication
      of the Moving Thetford Forward regeneration report (2005).

6.3   Insofar as national retail planning policy is concerned, it should be noted that
      whilst PPS 6 adopts the general principles of its predecessor PPG 6 in respect
      of out of town retailing, the detailed guidance relating to extensions to existing
      retail units has changed significantly. Specifically, PPS 6 introduces the
      concept of disaggregation, and requires extensions in excess of 200 square
      metres to be subject to the sequential test (previously the threshold was 2,500
      square metres). To determine the scope for disaggregation retail operators are
      required to explore whether certain parts of a retail development could be
      operated from a separate unit in a sequentially preferable location.

6.4   The application as submitted does not address these issues adequately. In
      particular, no information has been provided to demonstrate a need for the
      development, or to consider whether the proposed additional floorspace would
      be disaggregated and located in a separate store within or closer the town
      centre. The retail statement submitted with the 2001 application is out of date.
      On this basis, it is considered that the application is contrary to both national
      and local planning policy, as it has not been demonstrated that there is a need
      for the development or that there are no sequentially preferable sites.

6.5   As far as transport issues are concerned, PPG 13 advises that where
      developments will have significant transport implications, Transport
      Assessments should be prepared and submitted alongside the relevant
      planning application. The previous 2001 application was supported by a
      Parking Report, but not by a Transport Assessment. In any event it is
      considered that an up-to-date assessment is required now taking into account
      current traffic figures, trip generation rates and local public transport provision.

7.    RECOMMENDATION




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7.1   That planning permission is refused on policy grounds and due to the lack of
      information relating to the transport implications of the proposal.




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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14th August 2006


REPORT OF THE DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Viv Bebbington (Senior Development Control Officer)

             Merton: The Old Milking Parlour, Home Farm; Conversion to residential.
                                        3PL/2006/0940/F


     Summary: The proposal is to convert and extend a single storey rural building to create a
     dwelling and erect a double garage. The main issue in this instance is the degree of
     weight that should be afforded to recent government advice which post dates the relevant
     Breckland policy. The report sets out the policy issues and concludes with a
     recommendation of refusal.

1.       BACKGROUND
1.0      A similar proposal was determined by members in March 2006 (reference 3PL/2006/0118/F)
         but the application was withdrawn before the decision notice for refusal of planning
         permission was issued.

1.2      The application has been amended to overcome the previous concerns regarding the
         proposal in relation to the size and extent of new build.

2.0      THE PROPOSAL

2.1      The proposal is to convert and extend a building to create a dwelling and erect a double
         garage.

2.2      The site is in open countryside some distance from a settlement boundary. Access to the
         site is via a narrow single track unclassified highway and an un-surfaced track which is also
         the Peddars Way.

2.3      The building is located to the rear of a group of agricultural building which are currently in
         use and adjacent to an existing dwelling.

3.0      CONSULTATIONS

3.1      The Parish Council have commented: “Will permission for this application set a precedent
         for other barns on the same site to be developed into housing? If so the Parish Council
         would not be happy with this over development.”

3.2      The Tree and Landscape Officer considers the Norway Maple, which is of an unusually large
         stature and the young oak to the south east of the building to have more value than the
         existing building. The trees would be retainable with the proposed development.

3.3      The Environmental Health Officer has indicated that the site is close to a noise source that
         they are currently investigating. A noise survey has not been undertaken but it is considered
         that a bund or acoustic fence may resolve any noise issues.

3.4      The Highway Authority has raised no objection providing the applicant secures the provision
         of 2 passing bays within the highway verge adjacent to the unclassified road.




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3.5    English Nature consider a survey, assessment and mitigation measures should be
       undertaken to establish the presence of bats and owls.

3.6    Two letters of objection have been received raising concerns regarding the poor access,
       loss of the trees, impact on the wildlife, loss of privacy, lack of marketing, unsustainable
       location, noise from adjacent agricultural buildings, lack of quality of the building.

4.0    POLICY CONSIDERATIONS

4.1   Policies HOU 6, HOU 11, TRA 5 and Planning Policy Statement No 7, Sustainable
      Development in Rural Areas, August 2004.

      HOU 6 – Residential development will not be permitted outside of settlement boundaries
      unless it is justified for agriculture, forestry, recreation, tourism or the expansion of existing
      facilities.

      HOU 11 – The conversion of rural buildings to residential use will be permitted subject to
      criteria.

      Planning Policy Statement No 7 – Indicates that Government Policy is to support the re-use of
      appropriately located and suitably constructed buildings where this would meet sustainable
      development objectives. One of the sustainable principles is that development should be
      adjacent or closely related to an existing towns or villages. It then indicates a policy criteria
      should be the need to preserve a building of historic/ architectural interest or local character.

5.0    KEY DECISION

5.1    This is not a key decision.

6.0    COUNCIL PRIORITIES

6.1    The matter raised in this report falls within the following Council priorities:

           •   A well planned place to live which encourages vibrant communities.

7.0    ASSESSMENT

7.1    The building is located in a location where a business use would not be considered suitable
       due to the close proximity of the adjacent residential property and the unsatisfactory access.
       No structural report has been submitted with the application to demonstrate that the building
       can be converted without substantial repair/rebuild: However the building appears visually to
       be in good condition. The proposal broadly accords with the policy criteria of HOU 11.

7.2    Local Plan policy HOU 11adopted with the Breckland Local Plan in 1999 nearly 7 years ago
       and is therefore dated in some areas. The policy context of PPS7 is clearer than the
       provisions in PPG 6 which was in place when the Local Plan policy was drafted. The main
       considerations are the location and suitability of retention. Policy HOU 11 only addresses in
       part the suitability of retention aspect of national policy in terms of whether it can be
       converted without substantial rebuild. It does not address the quality of the building or the
       locational aspects.

7.3    PPS7 is a material consideration which should be taken into account.




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7.4    In terms of PPS 7, it is considered the building is not worthy of retention. It has been
       repaired over the years using unsympathetic concrete blocks which represent nearly 50 % of
       the existing wall area. It is a relatively small building with no distinguishing features. Further
       more it is located in an unsustainable location away from a main settlement. The village of
       Merton does not have a settlement boundary. The proposal is in conflict with national
       planning policy.

8.0    OPTIONS AVAILABLE

8.1    Refuse the application on the grounds that there is a conflict with National Policy.

8.2    Approve the application on the grounds that it broadly accords with Policy HOU 11.

9.0    REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION(S)

9.1    The government advice is more up to date than Policy HOU 11 and therefore more weight
       should be afforded to national policy.

10.0   RECOMMENDATION(S)

10.1   Refusal of planning permission.




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ITEM              9                                       RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0709/F

                HOLME HALE                                   APPN TYPE:      Full
LOCATION:
                Plot 1                                       POLICY:         In Settlemnt Bndry
                Church Farm
                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation
                1 Church Road
                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Ideal Developments (UK) Ltd
           The Old Rectory Holme Hale                        TPO:            Y

                                                             LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Sketcher Partnership Limited
                First House Quebec Street

PROPOSAL: Proposed new house and garage



KEY ISSUES
1. Residential development within the Settlement Boundary.
2. Development of brownfield land.
3. Proximity to mature trees.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks approval for a house and garage within the village of Holme Hale.
The Ward Member has requested that this application and three others are considered by
Members.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site was formerly used for agricultural purposes. The buildings are in poor repair, and the
surrounding land overgrown.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.4, ENV.19, INF.8, TRA.5 and ENV.20 of the Breckland District Local Plan are
considered relevant to this application:-
HOU.4 - Within the Settlement Boundaries of villages identified for Individual dwellings or small
groups of houses, development will be permitted where it will enhance the form, character and
setting of the village.
ENV.19 - Trees under threat may be retained through the imposition of Tree Preservation Orders.
INF.8 - Development will only be permitted on or within in close proximity to landfill or
contaminated sites providing an assessment of ground contamination has taken place.
TRA.5 - Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
ENV.20 - Trees that contribute to the character and appearance of the locality will be protected
from development.
PPG 3 is also considered to apply.




CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO HOLME HALE P C
See letter dated 21st June 2006.

TREE OFFICER - considers that the trees do not merit an order.

CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - no objection subject to conditions.

HIGHWAY AUTHORITY - comments to be forwarded on receipt of further information from the
agent.


REPRESENTATIONS
Letters of representation have been received expressing concern relating to the overall density of
development on the land, the narrowness of the lane, loss of mature trees and overshadowing of
the house(s) from the remaining trees.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The application relates to the use of brownfield land within the Settlement Boundary.
* The buildings are in poor condition.
* The Tree Officer considers that the trees on the western boundary, whilst contributing to the
rural scene and providing a useful separation between the adjacent site and this are not
appropriate for a Tree Preservation Order.
* Subject to the comments of the County Council's highway representative, the application is
recommended for approval subject to the following conditions.


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RECOMMENDATION                          Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046   In accordance with submitted plans
3104   External materials to be approved
3800   Services to be placed underground
3802   Precise details of surface water disposal
3804   Precise details of foul water disposal
3700   Details of roads, footways etc.
3140   Prior approval of slab level
3402   Boundary screening to be agreed
3414   Fencing protection for existing trees
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM              10                                      RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0710/F

                HOLME HALE                                   APPN TYPE:      Full
LOCATION:
                Plot 2                                       POLICY:         In Settlemnt Bndry
                Church Farm
                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation
                1 Church Road
                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Ideal Developments (UK) Ltd
           The Old Rectory Holme Hale                        TPO:            N

                                                             LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Sketcher Partnership Limited
                First House Quebec Street

PROPOSAL: New house and garage



KEY ISSUES
1. Residential development within the Settlement Boundary.
2. Development of brownfield land.
3. Proximity to mature trees.



DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks approval for a house and garage within the village of Holme Hale.
The Ward Member has requested that this application and three others are considered by
Members.



SITE AND LOCATION
The site was formerly used for agricultural purposes. The buildings are in poor repair, and the
surrounding land overgrown.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.4, ENV.19, INF.8, TRA.5 and ENV.20 of the Breckland District Local Plan are
considered relevant to this application:-
HOU.4 - Within the Settlement Boundaries of villages identified for Individual dwellings or small
groups of houses, development will be permitted where it will enhance the form, character and
setting of the village.
ENV.19 - Trees under threat may be retained through the imposition of Tree Preservation Orders.
INF.8 - Development will only be permitted on or within in close proximity to landfill or
contaminated sites providing an assessment of ground contamination has taken place.
TRA.5 - Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
ENV.20 - Trees that contribute to the character and appearance of the locality will be protected
from development.
PPG 3 is also considered to apply.


CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO HOLME HALE P C
See letter dated 21st June 2006.

TREE OFFICER - considers that the trees do not merit an order.

CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - no objection subject to conditions.

HIGHWAY AUTHORITY - comments to be forwarded on receipt of further information from the
agent.



REPRESENTATIONS
Letters of representation have been received expressing concern relating to the overall density of
development on the land, the narrowness of the lane, loss of mature trees and overshadowing of
the house(s) from the remaining trees.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The application relates to the use of brownfield land within the Settlement Boundary.
* The buildings are in poor condition.
* The Tree Officer considers that the trees on the western boundary, whilst contributing to the
rural scene and providing a useful separation between the adjacent site and this are not
appropriate for a Tree Preservation Order.
* Subject to the comments of the County Council's highway representative, the application is
recommended for approval subject to the following conditions.




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RECOMMENDATION                          Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046   In accordance with submitted plans
3104   External materials to be approved
3800   Services to be placed underground
3802   Precise details of surface water disposal
3804   Precise details of foul water disposal
3700   Details of roads, footways etc.
3140   Prior approval of slab level
3402   Boundary screening to be agreed
3414   Fencing protection for existing trees
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM              11                                      RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0711/F

                HOLME HALE                                   APPN TYPE:      Full
LOCATION:
                Plot 3                                       POLICY:         In Settlemnt Bndry
                Church Farm
                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation
                1 Church Road
                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Ideal Developments (UK) Ltd
           The Old Rectory Holme Hale                        TPO:            N

                                                             LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Sketcher Partnership Limited
                First House Quebec Street

PROPOSAL: New house and garage



KEY ISSUES
1. Residential development within the Settlement Boundary.
2. Development of brownfield land.
3. Proximity to mature trees.



DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks approval for a house and garage within the village of Holme Hale.
The Ward Member has requested that this application and three others are considered by
Members.



SITE AND LOCATION
The site was formerly used for agricultural purposes. The buildings are in poor repair, and the
surrounding land overgrown.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.4, ENV.19, INF.8, TRA.5 and ENV.20 of the Breckland District Local Plan are
considered relevant to this application:-
HOU.4 - Within the Settlement Boundaries of villages identified for Individual dwellings or small
groups of houses, development will be permitted where it will enhance the form, character and
setting of the village.
ENV.19 - Trees under threat may be retained through the imposition of Tree Preservation Orders.
INF.8 - Development will only be permitted on or within in close proximity to landfill or
contaminated sites providing an assessment of ground contamination has taken place.
TRA.5 - Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
ENV.20 - Trees that contribute to the character and appearance of the locality will be protected
from development.
PPG 3 is also considered to apply.


CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO HOLME HALE P C
See letter dated 21st June 2006.

TREE OFFICER - considers that the trees do not merit an order.

CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - no objection subject to conditions.

HIGHWAY AUTHORITY - comments to be forwarded on receipt of further information from the
agent.



REPRESENTATIONS
Letters of representation have been received expressing concern relating to the overall density of
development on the land, the narrowness of the lane, loss of mature trees and overshadowing of
the house(s) from the remaining trees.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The application relates to the use of brownfield land within the Settlement Boundary.
* The buildings are in poor condition.
* The Tree Officer considers that the trees on the western boundary, whilst contributing to the
rural scene and providing a useful separation between the adjacent site and this are not
appropriate for a Tree Preservation Order.
* Subject to the comments of the County Council's highway representative, the application is
recommended for approval subject to the following conditions.




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RECOMMENDATION                          Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046   In accordance with submitted plans
3104   External materials to be approved
3800   Services to be placed underground
3802   Precise details of surface water disposal
3804   Precise details of foul water disposal
3700   Details of roads, footways etc.
3140   Prior approval of slab level
3402   Boundary screening to be agreed
3414   Fencing protection for existing trees
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM              12                                      RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0712/F

                HOLME HALE                                   APPN TYPE:      Full
LOCATION:
                Plot 4                                       POLICY:         In Settlemnt Bndry
                Church Farm
                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation
                1 Church Road
                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Ideal Developments (UK) Ltd
           The Old Rectory Holme Hale                        TPO:            N

                                                             LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Sketcher Partnership Limited
                First House Quebec Street

PROPOSAL: New house and garage



KEY ISSUES
1. Residential development within the Settlement Boundary.
2. Development of brownfield land.
3. Proximity to mature trees.



DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks approval for a house and garage within the village of Holme Hale.
The Ward Member has requested that this application and three others are considered by
Members.



SITE AND LOCATION
The site was formerly used for agricultural purposes. The buildings are in poor repair, and the
surrounding land overgrown.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.4, ENV.19, INF.8, TRA.5 and ENV.20 of the Breckland District Local Plan are
considered relevant to this application:-
HOU.4 - Within the Settlement Boundaries of villages identified for Individual dwellings or small
groups of houses, development will be permitted where it will enhance the form, character and
setting of the village.
ENV.19 - Trees under threat may be retained through the imposition of Tree Preservation Orders.
INF.8 - Development will only be permitted on or within in close proximity to landfill or
contaminated sites providing an assessment of ground contamination has taken place.
TRA.5 - Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
ENV.20 - Trees that contribute to the character and appearance of the locality will be protected
from development.
PPG 3 is also considered to apply.


CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO HOLME HALE P C
See letter dated 21st June 2006.

TREE OFFICER - considers that the trees do not merit an order.

CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - no objection subject to conditions.

HIGHWAY AUTHORITY - comments to be forwarded on receipt of further information from the
agent.



REPRESENTATIONS
Letters of representation have been received expressing concern relating to the overall density of
development on the land, the narrowness of the lane, loss of mature trees and overshadowing of
the house(s) from the remaining trees.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The application relates to the use of brownfield land within the Settlement Boundary.
* The buildings are in poor condition.
* The Tree Officer considers that the trees on the western boundary, whilst contributing to the
rural scene and providing a useful separation between the adjacent site and this are not
appropriate for a Tree Preservation Order.
* Subject to the comments of the County Council's highway representative, the application is
recommended for approval subject to the following conditions.




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RECOMMENDATION                          Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046   In accordance with submitted plans
3104   External materials to be approved
3800   Services to be placed underground
3802   Precise details of surface water disposal
3804   Precise details of foul water disposal
3700   Details of roads, footways etc.
3140   Prior approval of slab level
3402   Boundary screening to be agreed
3414   Fencing protection for existing trees
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14 August 2006
SCHEDULE OF DEFERRED APPLICATIONS

REFERENCE AND DETAILS OF APPLICATIONS                            MEETING         DEVELOPMENT      REASON FOR DEFERMENT
                                                                 FIRST           SERVICES
                                                                 REPORTED TO     MANAGER’S
                                                                                 RECOMMENDATION
3PL/2005/1816/CU: Attleborough: Butterfly Walk, Long Street:     30/01/06        Refusal          Deferred, at the request of the
Touring caravan/camping/motor home site for Mr Derek                                              applicant.
Eatough.

3PL/2006/0557/F: Gateley: Centre Farm: Change of use from        05/06/2006      Refusal          Deferred, to enable further discussions
redundant farm buildings into single storey 3 bed house for Mr                                    to take place with the applicants on the
& Mrs J Savoury.                                                                                  issues raised at Committee. Subject to
                                                                                                  a satisfactory outcome, the
                                                                                                  Development Services Manager be
                                                                                                  authorised to grant permission subject
                                                                                                  to certain conditions.




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BRECKLAND COUNCIL

DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – 14TH AUGUST 2006

REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Nick Moys, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects))

THETFORD: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, BROOM COVERT, KILVERSTONE
PARK: ASHWELL DEVELOPMENTS LTD: 3PL/2005/1473/D


Summary – This report concerns a reserved matters application for residential
development at Kilverstone Park, Thetford. It is recommended that approval is
granted.


1.    INTRODUCTION
1.1   This report concerns a reserved matters application for 93 dwellings on land at
      Broom Covert. It is anticipated that this development will represent the final
      substantial phase of housing development at Kilverstone Park under the terms
      of the existing outline planning permission.

1.2   Committee considered this application in December 2005, when it was
      resolved to defer the application to allow further discussions with the applicant
      in respect of affordable housing provision. All other matters relating to layout,
      design, trees and parking were resolved. Following discussions with the
      applicant, an offer has been made in respect of further affordable housing
      provision. This offer is outlined below.

2.    KEY DECISION
2.1   This is not a key decision.

3.    COUNCIL PRIORITIES
3.1   The following Council priorities are relevant to this report:
               A safe and healthy environment
               A well planned place to live and work

4.    PLANNING HISTORY
4.1   Outline planning permission for residential development at Kilverstone Park
      was granted in 1999. This permission was renewed in 2002. The majority of
      this development has now been built out.

4.2   With regard specifically to Broom Covert, reserved matters approval was
      granted in July 2003 for 51 dwellings. Permission for a further 2 dwellings was
      granted in February 2004.

4.3   The current application applies to only part of the Broom Covert site. Under the
      terms of the permissions referred to above, the current application site has
      consent for 43 dwellings.

5.     ASSESSMENT
5.1   As originally submitted, the current application proposed no affordable housing
      (and none is required here under the terms of the current outline permission).
      The affordable housing required for the Kilverstone Park development is




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      currently being provided as part of the applicant’s phase 3 development off
      Charlock Road. This phase is nearing completion.

5.2   Whilst there is not a requirement to provide further affordable units, as a
      gesture of goodwill and taking into account members’ concerns on this issue,
      the applicant has now indicated a willingness to provide a further 4 units of
      affordable housing as part of the current development off Charlock Road.

5.3   This offer is considered to be acceptable. Affordable housing is already being
      provided in this location in partnership with an established Registered Social
      Landlord. Under this offer additional units of affordable housing could be
      delivered relatively quickly and without the need for further legal agreements.

5.4   The applicant has also offered to provide a further 2 units elsewhere on
      Kilverstone Park subject to further planning approval. This offer presents some
      difficulties, however. The proposed dwellings would be sited on the edge of a
      wooded area, the majority of which is to be transferred to the Council as public
      open space. These dwellings are the subject of a currently unregistered
      application. On the basis of the information provided with this application, it is
      considered that the dwellings would not be compatible with the retention of
      existing preserved trees.

5.5   The applicant has also suggested that an element of the commuted sum
      payments required for the maintenance of public open spaces under an
      existing section 106 agreement could be re-directed towards affordable
      housing provision. However, it is not considered that the sums for open space
      maintenance required will provide any surplus that could be re-directed in this
      way.

6.    RECOMMENDATION
6.1   That approval of reserved matters is granted, subject to appropriate conditions
      and confirmation of the transfer of 4 units of affordable housing within the
      applicant’s adjacent phase of development to a Registered Social Landlord.




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DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE - 12th DECEMBER 2005

REPORT OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES MANAGER
(Author: Nick Moys, Principal Planning Officer (Major Projects))

THETFORD: PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, BROOM COVERT,
KILVERSTONE PARK: REFERENCE: 3PL/2005/1473/D
APPLICANT: ASHWELL DEVELOPMENTS LTD


SUMMARY – This report concerns revised proposals for residential development by
Ashwell Developments at Kilverstone Park. It is recommended that approval is
granted.


1.    INTRODUCTION

1.1   This report concerns a reserved matters application for a development of 35
      houses and 48 flats on land at Broom Covert, Kilverstone Park, Thetford.
      Broom Covert currently has detailed permission for the erection of 53 dwellings.
      The current proposals incorporate various revisions to provide for a wider range
      of house types including flats and smaller houses. The overall arrangement of
      access roads and open space remains generally unchanged.

2.    KEY DECISION

2.1   This is not a key decision.

3.    COUNCIL PRIORITIES

3.1   The following Council priorities are relevant to this report:

•     A safe and healthy environment
•     A well planned place to live and work

4.    PLANNING HISTORY

4.1   Outline planning permission for residential development at Kilverstone Park
      was granted in 1999. This permission was renewed in 2002.

4.2   Reserved matters approval was granted for 51 dwellings at Broom Covert in
      July 2003. Permission for 2 further dwellings was granted in February 2004.
      The area of Broom Covert covered by the current application has approval for
      43 houses. The remaining 10 dwellings approved previously in this phase of
      development would be unaffected by the current proposal.

5.    CONSULTATIONS

5.1   Thetford Town Council – see schedule Item 4




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5.2   The Highway Authority has made comment on issues of parking provision and
      road layout details.

5.3   The Environment Agency has raised no objection to the proposal.

5.4   Two letters of objection have been received raising concerns about the
      environmental impact of further development at Kilverstone Park, and in
      particular the effect on existing trees.

6.    ASSESSMENT

6.1   The principal planning issues raised by the proposed development relate to: i)
      its design quality, ii) the retention of preserved trees and iii) the adequacy of
      parking arrangements.

6.2   The central design concept adopted in the previously approved scheme for
      Broom Covert of a large ‘landmark building’ with houses in trees around the site
      perimeter has been maintained in the current proposals. Whilst the latest
      proposals represent a significant increase in housing density in terms of unit
      numbers, this has been achieved with only a marginal increase in ground
      coverage. Much of the increase in dwelling numbers results from the
      substitution of flats in place of town houses within the ‘landmark building’.
      House type designs are similar to those built on an adjacent development
      phase by Ashwell Developments, and are considered to be acceptable.
      Improvements to the detailed design and layout of buildings have been made
      following negotiations with officers and directly with the Town Council. Overall,
      it is considered that the proposal would relate satisfactorily in design terms to its
      surroundings.

6.3   Existing preserved trees and wooded areas within and adjacent to the
      application site make a significant contribution to the environmental quality of
      the area and provide a valuable buffer between new and existing residential
      development. It is considered that generally the proposed development layout
      achieves a satisfactory relationship between houses and trees. Whilst some
      areas of potential conflict have been identified, amendments to the proposed
      layout have been made in order to address the concerns raised. Negotiations
      are continuing on this matter in an effort to resolve outstanding issues. The
      outcome of these discussions will be reported verbally. In line with the
      approved scheme, three trees would be removed to accommodate the
      proposed development. Replacement planting is proposed on a ratio of 7:1.

6.4   The proposed ‘landmark building’ is of particular interest in terms of its
      landscape impact. Whilst the current proposal would be less likely to cause
      any direct damage to existing trees in the adjacent public open space than
      previous proposals (due to the omission of the access road originally
      proposed), the building itself would be closer to these trees, which could
      increase pressure in the long term to remove trees because of future residents’
      concerns about nuisance. At this stage, however, the trees would be within the
      control of the Council as part of the public open space, giving them an
      additional degree of protection. Additional tree planting is proposed to both the
      front and rear of the landmark building to enhance its landscape setting. On
      balance it is considered that the current proposal is acceptable in this respect.




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6.5   Finally, on the issue of parking, concerns have been raised by the Highway
      Authority about the level of parking proposed to serve the flat development. In
      response, amendments to the design and layout of the parking area have been
      made to ensure that adequate spaces are provided for both residents and
      visitors. Overall parking provision is consistent with national policy, as set out
      in PPG 3, and is considered to be acceptable.

7.    RECOMMENDATION

7.1   Subject to tree protection issues being resolved satisfactorily, it is
      recommended that approval of reserved matters be granted.




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Item   Applicant                        Parish              Reference No.
 No.
 1     Philip Hyde                      HOCKERING           3CM/2006/0040/F
 2     C W Utting & Son                 BEESTON             3PL/2003/0198/CU
 3     DGM Properties Ltd               SCARNING            3PL/2005/1081/D
 4     Ashwell Developments Ltd         THETFORD            3PL/2005/1473/D
 5     Jon Holden Ltd                   MILEHAM             3PL/2006/0571/F
 6     Mr & Mrs J Toll                  DEREHAM             3PL/2006/0580/O
 7     Ian Jessett                      WATTON              3PL/2006/0725/F
 8     The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre   ROUDHAM/LARLING     3PL/2006/0737/F
 9     Mr & Mrs W G Bartlett            OLD BUCKENHAM       3PL/2006/0774/F
10     Mr G Rose                        ASHILL              3PL/2006/0801/O
11     Mr and Mrs A Bell                EAST TUDDENHAM      3PL/2006/0812/F
12     Mr L Brown                       THETFORD            3PL/2006/0833/CU
13     George Tufts & Sons Ltd          WATTON              3PL/2006/0837/D
14     L & B Properties Thetford Ltd    THETFORD            3PL/2006/0851/O
15     Broadland Housing Association    DEREHAM             3PL/2006/0861/F
16     Mr J Becker                      ATTLEBOROUGH        3PL/2006/0881/F
17     S J Collett & Partner            GARBOLDISHAM        3PL/2006/0911/F
18     Mrs J Stagles                    SAHAM TONEY         3PL/2006/0925/F
19     N Garner                         SAHAM TONEY         3PL/2006/0927/F
20     The Hon Mr R De Grey             MERTON              3PL/2006/0940/F
21     South Pickenham Estate Co        SOUTH PICKENHAM     3PL/2006/0947/F
22     Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd      THETFORD            3PL/2006/0979/F
23     Done Bookmakers (Cash Betting)   THETFORD            3PL/2006/0984/CU
24     Mr & Mrs R Crisp                 HOE                 3PL/2006/0994/F
25     Mr & Mrs D Sparkes               MATTISHALL          3PL/2006/1009/F
26     Mr & Mrs D Sparkes               MATTISHALL          3PL/2006/1010/LB
27     Miss B Powdrill                  WATTON              3PL/2006/1026/D
28     Mr A Naylor                      DEREHAM             3PL/2006/1064/O




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ITEM              1                                            COMMENTS TO COUNTY

REF NO:         3CM/2006/0040/F

                HOCKERING                                   APPN TYPE:      Full
LOCATION:
                Frans Green Industrial Estate               POLICY:         Out Settlemnt Bndry
                Sandy Lane
                                                            ALLOCATION: Employment

                                                            CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Philip Hyde
           Pips Skips Frans Green Industrial Estate         TPO:            N

                                                            LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Philip Hyde
                Pips Skips Frans Green Industrial Estate

PROPOSAL: Storage of empty skips



KEY ISSUES
Use of land outside allocated site

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
The proposal relates to the storage of empty skips on land adjacent to an established waste
transfer station.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site lies adjacent to land designated as "allocation for employment uses" within the Breckland
District Local Plan, on Frans Green Industrial Estate at Sandy Lane, Hockering. The site is made
up of a strip of hard surfaced road and rough ground alongside, lying between two lines of
established trees and hedging. A prefabricated building which stands at the northern point of the
land was approved under reference 3PL/1998/1424 (See planning history). Large storage
containers, smaller skips and an old fire engine already stand on the site. There is evidence that
some of the trees have been damaged by the siting of these containers and skips close to the
boundaries. Agricultural land borders the site and the nearest residential dwelling is Fransgreen
Farm to the south east


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
The use of the adjacent site for the storage of skips and as a waste transfer station has been
established through County Council approvals. A number of other businesses operate from the
Industrial Estate.
3PL/1998/1424 - Erection of building for dismantling cars - Approved subject to conditions
restricting use to dismantling cars only and personal to the applicant (Mr. K. Gray), highway
conditions re parking and turning areas and the provision of boundary screening.



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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies ENV.3, ECO.3 and ECO.5 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September
1999) are considered relevant to this application.
ENV.3 - The landscape outside of the Areas of Important Landscape Quality and Historic Parks
and Gardens to be protected from development wherever possible.
ECO.3 - Economic development that cannot be accommodated on established or allocated sites
could be permitted on disused Airfield Sites
ECO.5 -Economic development outside settlement boundaries will only be permitted in
exceptional circumstances

CONSULTATIONS
Norfolk County Council are responsible for statutory consultations, publicity, advertising and
notification to Parish Council and neighbours.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING OFFICER - Objection on grounds of Policy ENV.3
which seeks to protect the countryside and the proposal's encroachment onto unallocated land.
Any extension to this site should be pursued through the LDF process in order that full
consideration can be given to the strategic location of new employment land and detailed site-
specific issues on the ground.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - No objection subject to relevant conditions
imposed on other parts of the site.




REPRESENTATIONS
None




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ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The application details include only an indicative sketch plan of the area proposed to be used
for the storage of skips in connection with the applicants' business and waste transfer station, on
adjacent land. A more accurate, scaled plan has been requested from Norfolk County Council.
Comments are based on the submitted details and a recent site visit.
* The site appears to be part of an access track which originally ran through the middle of the
industrial estate and along the north western boundary. The road has been closed at the bend in
the road and access to the application site is now through the waste transfer station site and
yard.
* Whilst it is acknowledged that the land lies outside the Local Plan allocated land, on the ground
it relates as an extension to the existing business and is already being used in connection with
that operation. The trees either side screen the site although these appear to be under threat of
further damage with an intensification of the use. The use would be unlikely to have an impact on
other users of the site or residential property.
* Policy ECO.3 of the Breckland District Local Plan has established employment areas such as
Frans Green to cater for industrial and commercial development of a type which would not be
appropriately located on established or allocated sites. This site lies outside that allocation and
must be considered in the light of Policy ENV.3 which seeks to protect the countryside for its own
sake and ECO.5 which would only allow such uses outside allocated sites in exceptional
circumstances. Such an extension of the commercial use of the site should be considered as
part of the LDF process. On that basis, it is recommended that the application should be refused.


RECOMMENDATION                           Comments to County Council


9900    Encroachment of a commercial use into the countryside




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ITEM              2                                         RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2003/0198/CU

                BEESTON                                       APPN TYPE:       Change of Use
LOCATION:
                Punch Farm                                    POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry

                                                              ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                              CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: C W Utting & Son
           Punch Farm Litcham                                 TPO:             N

                                                              LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Ian Utting
                The Old Dairy Punch Farm

PROPOSAL: Change of use from general purpose agricultural building to general purpose/
          housing for livestock


KEY ISSUES
Residential amenity

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
It is proposed to use a farm storage building for livestock in connection with a dairying enterprise.
The building is used for calf rearing. The application is retrospective.

SITE AND LOCATION
The building is adjacent to an established farm complex in an area of generally open countryside
between the villages of Longham and Litcham. Outside the farm, the nearest residential property
is located approximately 100 metres away.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
The building, which is the subject of this application, was erected as 'permitted development'
following notification to the Council under the GPDO procedure. Farm buildings erected as
'permitted development' may not be used to accommodate livestock without further consent if
they are located within 400 metres of a residential property.


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy ENV.28 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is considered
relevant to this application.
ENV.28 - Amenity will be protected.




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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO BEESTON P C
No Objection

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - has raised objections to the application due
to concerns about the impact of the development on the amenities of the nearest dwelling to the
farm.


REPRESENTATIONS
Objections to the application have been made by a nearby resident who is concerned about
increased problems of smell and flies.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* It is considered that the key issue raised by the proposal relates to its impact on the amenities
of the nearest residential property.
* The building concerned is situated in relatively close proximity to the nearest residential
property. The DEFRA Code of Practice recommends that livestock buildings are sited at least
400 metres from residential property. The nearest residential property is located approximately
100 metres from the building.
* However, the building is adjacent to an established dairy farm. It is understood that cattle have
been reared at the farm for at least two generations and that the new building is required to
replace former cattle rearing accommodation which was too small and out-dated.
* In these circumstances it is considered that it would be difficult to substantiate an objection in
principle to the use of the building for livestock. However, given the understandable concerns
raised by the neighbour and the Council's Environmental Health Officer, it is recommended that
conditions be attached to any permission granted to require measures to be agreed with the
Council to control and minimise problems of flies and smell and to require approval of
drainage/waste disposal.


RECOMMENDATION                            Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3006    Full Permission Time Limit (5 years)
3046    In accordance with submitted plans
3920    TO FOLLOW




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ITEM           3                                         REPORT TO COMMITTEE

REF NO:       3PL/2005/1081/D

              SCARNING                                 APPN TYPE:    Reserved Matters
LOCATION:
              Former to the rear of Riverside Garden   POLICY:       In Settlemnt Bndry
              C
              Swaffham Hill
                                                       ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                       CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: DGM Properties Ltd
           43 Double Street Spalding                   TPO:          N

                                                       LB GRADE:     N
AGENT:        Ian H Bix & Associates
              Sandpiper House Leete Way

PROPOSAL: Residential development for 14 dwellings and associated works to access road


CONSULTATIONS


RECOMMENDATION                       No recommendation made


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ITEM            4                                         REPORT TO COMMITTEE

REF NO:       3PL/2005/1473/D

              THETFORD                                 APPN TYPE:     Reserved Matters
LOCATION:
              Phase 2                                  POLICY:        In Settlemnt Bndry
              Kilverstone Park
                                                       ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                       CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Ashwell Developments Ltd
           Botanic House 100 Hills Road                TPO:           Y

                                                       LB GRADE:      N
AGENT:        Grafik Architects Ltd
              Station Court Radford Way

PROPOSAL: Residential development comprising 83 units (mix 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed), public open
          space & assoc. infrastructure
CONSULTATIONS


RECOMMENDATION


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ITEM              5                                        RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0571/F

                MILEHAM                                     APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Land rear of Moulton House                  POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry
                The Street
                                                            ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                            CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: Jon Holden Ltd
           Charlton Court Back Lane                         TPO:             N

                                                            LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Jon Holden Ltd
                Charlton Court Back Lane

PROPOSAL: Erection of 2 two storey dwellings and one single storey dwelling and garages



KEY ISSUES
1. Expansion of site previously granted planning permission for residential development - subject
to a legal agreement.
2. Development within a Conservation Area, on edge of settlement.
3. Loss of trees and protection of remaining tree.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks approval for 3 dwellings on land to be accessed from Back Lane. The
access is through a site currently being developed for 14 houses. The layout has been amended
to accommodate the concerns of the Tree Officer in respect of a walnut tree within the rear
garden of Moulton House.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site is partly to the rear of Moulton House, The Street, Mileham. The site is partly within the
Settlement Boundary. The land to be used for the 3 dwellings is currently a paddock. There is an
existing stable block along the western boundary. The site is within the Conservation Area.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
3PL/2003/1693 - Kibigori Farm, Back Lane, Mileham - Erection of 14 dwellings - Permission
granted 6th August 2004 subject to a Section 106 agreement.
3PL/2005/1403/D - Erection of 14 dwellings - Permission granted 15th November 2005.




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.4, HOU.15, HOU.13, ENV.20, INF.1, INF.2, INF.8, ENV.12 and ENV.10 of the
Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) and PPG3 are considered relevant to
this application.
HOU.4 - Within the Settlement Boundaries of villages identified for Individual dwellings or small
groups of houses, development will be permitted where it will enhance the form, character and
setting of the village.
TRA.5 - Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
ENV.20 - Trees that contribute to the character and appearance of the locality will be protected
from development.
INF.1 - Development that would adversely affect groundwater supplies will not be permitted.
INF.2 - Development generating surface water run-off in excess of the capacity of the sewerage
and land drainage disposal system will not normally be permitted.
INF.8 - Development will only be permitted on or within in close proximity to landfill or
contaminated sites providing an assessment of ground contamination has taken place.
HOU.15 - The design and layout of new residential development will be to a high standard.
HOU.13 - Affordable Housing will be sought as part of new housing development.
ENV.10 - Conservation Areas will be preserved and enhanced.
ENV.12 - Views into and out of Conservation Areas will be protected.
PPG3 - Housing

CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO MILEHAM P C
NO REPLY AS AT...

COUNCIL'S TREE AND LANDSCAPE OFFICER - No objection to revised drawings.

COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - No objection.



REPRESENTATIONS
Original submission - 1 letter of support, 4 letters of objection which relate to impact upon
possible flooding and issues covered below.
Revised submission - 1 letter in support, 3 letters of objection repeating earlier concerns
regarding overlooking and loss of privacy, impact upon Conservation Area, impact upon Moulton
House and its setting.




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ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The scheme is considered to be of significance given the position within the Conservation Area,
on the settlement edge and close to a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
* The revised scheme is considered satisfactory, subject to suitable conditions relating to
drainage and contamination given the low lying nature of the site relative to the site to the north-
west, where dwellings are currently under construction.
* The Council's Tree Officer and the Historic Buildings Officer do not have any objection to the
scheme, as revised.
* Moulton House itself is not considered to be candidate for listing.



RECOMMENDATION                            Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007    Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3048    In accordance with submitted AMENDMENTS
3104    External materials to be approved
3212    No additional windows at first floor
3310    No alterations to lose garage
3304    No P.D. rights for extensions, sheds, etc
3405    Fencing/walls - details and implementation
3450    Details of parking, servicing and paving
3414    Fencing protection for existing trees
3408    Landscaping - details and implementation
3920    Surface water drainage
3822    Roof water via sealed downpipes
3840    Depth of soakaways
3920    Investigation and assessment of risk of contamination
3943    Contamination found during development
3804    Precise details of foul water disposal
3808    Approved surface water system to be constructed
3994    NOTES: Outline condns./EA notes/ Wildlife Act/Land ownership
3994    NOTE: Conservation Area Consent required for demolition




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ITEM              6                                         RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0580/O

                DEREHAM                                      APPN TYPE:       Outline
LOCATION:
                16 Neatherd Moor                             POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Mr & Mrs J Toll
           Wisteria 16 Neatherd Moor                         TPO:             N

                                                           LB GRADE:          N
AGENT:          David A Cutting
                Building Surveyors Limited 70 Market Street

PROPOSAL: Residential development of two dwellings



KEY ISSUES
Re-submission of previously refused application. Revised scheme fails to overcome previous
concerns in respect of amenity.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This outline application proposes the erection of 2 no. houses and garages on land forming part of
the rear garden of 16 Neatherd Moor, Dereham. The existing access, currently used by 14 and
16 Neatherd Moor, is proposed for use. The principle of the development and access to it are
required to be determined at this time, with all other matters being reserved for future
determination.

SITE AND LOCATION
The 0.2ha site is set approximately 37m south of Neatherd Moor, approximately 20m to the rear
of a row of dwellings fronting onto it. Comprising a large area of garden land which is relatively
well screened to the south, east and west, the site is set on two levels, one being a sunken area
approximately 3m below the level of the main garden. One dwelling is indicated to be set within
the hollow with another on the higher ground to the east.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Application reference 3PL/2005/1168 for the residential development of 2 no. dwellings was
refused by this Committee at its meeting of 5th September last year. The reason for refusal was
due to the harm likely to result to the amenity of the occupiers of both 14 and 16 Neatherd Moor
by virtue of noise and disturbance from vehicles entering and leaving the site.




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.2 and ENV.28 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999)
is/are considered relevant to this application.
HOU.2 - Housing development within the Settlement Boundaries of the five towns will be
permitted subject to criteria.
ENV.28 - Amenity will be protected.




CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO DEREHAM T C
Councillors objected due to backland development and also considered that the access road is
too narrow.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - Objection due to the inadequate visbility splays at the junction of the
access with the county highway, more than 8 dwellings served off a private drive and that the
width of the access (between dwellings) measures only 3.3m whereas the County standard
requires a minimum of 4.1m.

NORFOLK LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY - No objection but request the attachment of an
archaeological condition.

COUNCIL'S TREE AND LANDSCAPE OFFICER - No objection


REPRESENTATIONS
Three letters of objection have been received raising concerns in respect of the inability of the
foul sewer to cope with additional flows and possible flooding, increase in traffic movements and
lack of visibility, effect on character of area and impact on amenity.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Whilst the site is clearly of an adequate size to accommodate 2 dwellings, and the Council's
Tree Officer has no objections in principle, it is considered that the previous reason for refusal
has not been overcome.
* The applicants advise that all windows facing onto the drive are secondary only and could, if
considered necessary, be infilled. A semi permeable driveway in paviours would further reduce
noise from vehicles.
* Notwithstanding the above, it is considered that an unacceptable level of harm would result to
the occupiers of both the principal dwelling and that of its neighbour, 14 Neatherd Moor, due to
the tight access arrangement. Not only would there be noise from passing traffic but a significant
degree of inconvenience due to the lack of passing places within the narrow driveway.



RECOMMENDATION                           Refusal of Outline Planning Permission

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REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900   D.W.L.P. Policy HOU.2
9900   Effect on amenity due to noise of vehicles
9900   D.W.L.P. Policy ENV.28




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ITEM              7                                        RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0725/F

                WATTON                                       APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Land to rear of 15 Swaffham Road             POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Ian Jessett
           Walnut Farm Developments Walnut Farm              TPO:             N

                                                         LB GRADE:            N
AGENT:          Broadacre Associates UK Ltd
                The Planning Centre Offices 3-5 The Old Garage

PROPOSAL: Erection of 4 dwellings



KEY ISSUES
1. Access/visibility.
2. Layout and detailing.
3. Amenity of neighbouring households.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application is a resubmission of a scheme submitted earlier this year (our ref.
3PL/2006/0376/F). The number of units is still four, the footprints and detailing have been
changed to reflect the setting of the site close to the settlement edge.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site is part of the rear garden to No. 15 Swaffham Road. There are a number of semi-
derelict buildings on the site. The site has a narrow frontage to Swaffham Road. South of the
semi-detached houses, numbers 18 and 17, the access is intended to have a new brick wall.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Previous planning application - 4 dwellings -withdrawn - recommendation for refusal -
3PL/2006/0376.
3PL/2003/1033/F - permission given subject to conditions - 4th March 2004 - construction of 4
dwellinghouses.




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies TRA.5, HOU.2, ENV.28 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999)
are considered relevant to this application.
TRA.5 Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
HOU.2 Housing development within the Settlement Boundaries of the five towns will be permitted
subject to criteria.
ENV.28 Amenity will be protected.
PPG3 - Housing is considered to be relevant to this application.




CONSULTATIONS
WATTON TOWN CLERK
No objection.

Members are concerned that there is a building on land next to the development which has been
condemned but it is not the applicants property.
It is the policy of Watton Town Council that a S106 contribution be applied for on all development
from one build onwards.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - no objection to amended scheme, subject to conditions.


REPRESENTATIONS
None at the time of writing the report.




ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The scheme, as amended, is considered satisfactory.
* The layout has been broken up with planting between dwellings and along the access.
* Three individual units are arranged oblique to the side boundaries, with plot one perpendicular
to and in view from Swaffham Road.
* The planting at the rear of the site, adjacent to Three Post Road, will be retained.
* The application is recommended for approval subject to the following conditions.




RECOMMENDATION                            Planning Permission


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CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3048   In accordance with submitted AMENDMENTS
3750   Access to NCC standard
3750   Indicated access only
3750   Parking/servicing areas provided
3920   Contamination condition re desk study
3920   Contamination precautionary condition
3412   Trees/hedges to be retained
3414   Fencing protection for existing trees
3402   Boundary screening to be agreed
3403   Screen fencing &/or walling to be built
3310   No alterations to lose garage
3304   No P.D. rights for extensions, sheds, etc
3850   Details of foul drainage
3802   Precise details of surface water disposal
3990   NOTE: re. land ownership rights
3987   NOTE: Underground services near trees
3972   NOTE: Bats and Owls
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM              8                                         RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0737/F

                ROUDHAM/LARLING                               APPN TYPE:     Full
LOCATION:
                Feralands                                     POLICY:        Out Settlemnt Bndry
                Roudham Road
                                                              ALLOCATION: No Allocation
                Harling Road
                                                              CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: The Cat & Rabbit Rescue Centre
           Feralands Roudham Road                             TPO:           N

                                                         LB GRADE:           N
AGENT:          Custom Homes
                South Suffolk Business Centre 48a Alexandra Road

PROPOSAL: Replacement of present staff accommodation with purpose built dwelling closer
          to cattery & offices


KEY ISSUES
Functional and financial justification for a permanent dwelling.

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This is a full application to erect a permanent manager's dwelling on land currently used as a
rescue centre for cats and rabbits. The proposal is the resubmission of an application which was
withdrawn in December 2005 under reference 3PL/2005/1488/F.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site lies in a relatively rural location outside the Settlement Boundary and employment area.
The site is within the Area of Important Landscape Quality.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
3PL/1996/0717/CU - Change of use to animal rescue centre and retention of mobile home.
Temporary consent for the renewal of the mobile home has been renewed successfully since
1994.
3PL/2005/1488 - Manager's dwelling - Withdrawn




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy HOU.6 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) and PPS.7 are
considered relevant to this application.
HOU.6 - Residential development will not be permitted outside of Settlement Boundaries unless it
is justified for agriculture, forestry, recreation, tourism or the expansion of existing facilities.
PPS.7 - The existing use of the site is considered an appropriate rural based enterprise therefore
it is necessary to apply the principles of Planning Policy Statement no. 7 "Sustainable
development in rural areas" in respect of the functional and financial tests.

CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO ROUDHAM & LARLING P C
Objection:
See letter received 9th June 2006


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - No objection.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - Conditions requiring occupation to be
limited to a person employed by the rescue centre and assessment of suitability of septic tank
drainage

COUNCIL'S CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - Condition requiring desk study to investigate
risk of contamination and informative regarding soil gas migration.


REPRESENTATIONS
None


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The principle of accommodation on the site was established in 1994 by the granting of
temporary planning permission for a mobile home. The temporary permission has been
successfully renewed. There is currently a temporary log cabin on the site.
* The applicant has submitted a case demonstrating there is a functional need for one or more
persons to be readily available to care for the animals on the site.
* The applicant has submitted financial information to demonstrate that the business is financially
sound and has clear prospects of remaining so. The charity has invested over £100.000 in the
current building on the site, which has an extant consent for a further wing.
* The existing accommodation on the site is very poor and suffers from damp condensation and
is poorly insulated for winter use.
* The proposed dwelling is a 3 bedroom property with an integral bed-sit. It is sited close to the
existing building on site. The proposed siting and size of the properties is considered acceptable.
* The applicant has satisfied the functional and financial tests set out in PPS7.
* The use of the land is considered to be a use which, out of necessity, needs to be located in a
rural location, away from other dwellings and should be assessed using the same principles as if
it were on agricultural dwelling.
* The applicant has satisfied the functional and financial tests set out in PPS7 and is therefore in
accordance with Policy HOU.6.

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RECOMMENDATION                        Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3048   In accordance with submitted AMENDMENTS
3549   Occupation limited to a person employed by the rescue centre
3920   Desk study - Contamination
3104   External materials to be approved
3996   NOTE: Capacity of foul water system. Filled land




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ITEM              9                                        RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0774/F

                OLD BUCKENHAM                                APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                6a Old Post Office Terrace                   POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: Mr & Mrs W G Bartlett
           6a Old Post Office Terrace Old Buckenha           TPO:             N

                                                             LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Tutton Consultants Limited
                Tutton House Baylham

PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing outbuildings, erection of single storey rear extension



KEY ISSUES
1. Amenity
2. Impact on Conservation Area


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
Seeks planning permission to demolish a number of outbuildings in the side and rear garden of
the applicants’ property, to be replaced with a single-storey side and rear extension comprising of
a garden room, porch, shower and utility room. The extension would measure approximately 6.1
metres by 7.1 metres with a height to the ridge of 3.5 metres.

SITE AND LOCATION
The property is a semi-detached brick cottage which lies in the centre of the village of Old
Buckenham, facing onto the village pond.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Planning permission was granted for a replacement garage/shed in the garden of the property in
2004 (Ref: 3PL/2004/1671/F).


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.17 and ENV.10 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) are
considered relevant to this application.
HOU.17 - Extensions to dwellings will be permitted subject to criteria.
ENV.10 - Conservation Areas will be preserved and enhanced.


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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO O BUCKENHAM P C
Comment:
Proposed extension would darken properties either side and would have a detrimental impact. Is
also out of character.



COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - No objection.


REPRESENTATIONS
Two letters of objection have been received from neighbouring residents on the grounds of loss
of light and view, overbearing impact, and impact on character of property.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Concern has been raised by both the owners of the adjacent properties and the Parish Council
that the proposed extension would significantly detract from the residential amenities of the
neighbouring properties, particularly in terms of loss of light and overbearing impact. Whilst it is
acknowledged that the extension would result in an element of loss of light and overbearing,
particularly to the adjoining dwelling (No.6), given that the height of the extension to the eaves
would be only slightly higher than that of a boundary hedge or fence which could be erected
without the need for planning permission, refusal of the extension on amenity grounds alone is
considered difficult to justify.
* Furthermore, whilst the property lies within the Conservation Area, no objection has been raised
by the Council's Historic Buildings Officer to its design or impact on the Conservation Area.
* The application is, therefore, on balance, recommended for approval.



RECOMMENDATION                           Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007    Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046    In accordance with submitted plans
3100    Wall materials
3102    Roofing materials
3998    NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM              10                                        RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0801/O

                ASHILL                                       APPN TYPE:       Outline
LOCATION:
                Land to south of B1077                       POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Mr G Rose
           C/o 7 Hearts Lane Bawburgh                        TPO:             N

                                                             LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Mr F Munford
                Charnwood 36 New Sporle Road

PROPOSAL: Erection of 2 storey dwelling



KEY ISSUES
1. Development within countryside and intensification of existing sporadic development.
2. Residential development within the countryside.



DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks approval for the erection of a 2 storey dwelling on land south of the B1077
outside of Ashill village.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site was formerly part of a commercial garage. The buildings now used by the Well Christian
Centre were also part of the garage business. There are a number of buildings and a
caravan/mobile on the site.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.6 and ENV.3 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) and
PPG3 are considered relevant to this application.
HOU.6 - Residential development will not be permitted outside of Settlement Boundaries unless it
is justified for agriculture, forestry, recreation, tourism or the expansion of existing facilities.
ENV.3 - The landscape outside of the Areas of Important Landscape Quality and Historic Parks
and Gardens to be protected from development wherever possible.
PPG3 - Housing
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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO ASHILL P C
Objection:
This site outside the planning envelope, access would be onto a very dangerous stretch of road
where there is already problems with traffic queueing for the recycling site. At present the site is
causing concern over its use and there is no reason to develop this site.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - No objection.

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - No objection subject to conditions.


REPRESENTATIONS
A letter of objection has been received from a neighbouring property expressing concern about
access arrangements and possible inconvenience to the occupants of any new dwelling arising
from the proximity to a meeting centre used most days and evenings.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* A statement has been submitted on behalf of the applicant outlining the personal circumstances
for the application.
* However, these are considered insufficient to outweigh normal policy guidance at national and
local level.
* The site is well maintained and tidy. The site owner has continued to pay business council tax
and is used for storage.
* The application is recommended for refusal.



RECOMMENDATION                            Refusal of Outline Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9042    Adopted D.W.L.P.(September 1999) HOU.6 - Outside villages
9044    Policy not met outside settlement
9048    No evidence that cannot be met in settlement
9300    Setting a precedent
9310    Despite personal circumstances
9110    D.W.L.P. - ENV.3 - Protected for its own sake
9140    Further consolidation of sporadic development




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ITEM              11                                        RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0812/F

                EAST TUDDENHAM                                APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Riverside Farm                                POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry
                Rotten Row
                                                              ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                              CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Mr and Mrs A Bell
           Riverside Farm East Tuddenham                      TPO:             N

                                                              LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          The W R Davidge Planning
                Practice PO Box 463

PROPOSAL: Change of use and conversion of redundant ag buildings to provide 2 units of
          accom for leisure & holiday letting


KEY ISSUES
1. Vehicular access.
2. Principle of conversion.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This is a full application for the change of use and conversion of redundant agricultural buildings
to use as two units of holiday accommodation. Each unit would contain three bedrooms. A
parking area would be sited to the rear of the buildings. An existing steel portal frame building
would be demolished as part of the scheme. Vehicular access would be via Rotten Row.

SITE AND LOCATION
The existing buildings are single storey in a linear form. A further building is set immediately to
the north of the two buildings subject of this application, effectively forming an enclosed courtyard.
 The site adjoins an existing dwelling - Riverside Farm and a residential annexe. The locality is
rural in nature and also adjoins a public footpath.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
1) 3PL/2002/1347/F - Removal of agricultural occupancy condition to existing bungalow -
approved 10th October, 2002.
2) 3PL/2003/0576/F - Erection of new dwelling and conversion of existing bungalow to annexe -
approved 20th May, 2003.




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy TOR.6 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is considered
relevant to this application.
TOR.6 - Conversion of Rural Buildings to Tourist Accommodation may be permitted subject to
criteria.

CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO EAST TUDDENHAM P C
Whereas the Council had no objection to the design of the conversions there was concern about
safety with regard to traffic in Rotten Rown and Church Lane.
It was decided to make sure that all residents in Rotten Rown and Church Lane were aware of
this development before the Parish Council made its response.


COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - requires a sewage treatment plant to serve
the
development.

HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - consider that the existing highway is unsuitable for larger
commercial vehicles whereas the proposed use will generate minimal vehicle movements.
Objection on highway grounds is therefore not raised.

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY - Conditions re drainage


REPRESENTATIONS
Letters of objection have been received from nearby residents raising objection on grounds of
poor highway access, increase in traffic movement, impact on pedestrians.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* In taking account of Policy TOR.6 it should be noted that, in normal circumstances, a business
use for rural buildings should be considered prior to considering residential or holiday
accommodation uses. However, the Committee will note the comments of the HighwayS
Authority who suggest that Rotten Row is unsuitable for commercial traffic. In these
circumstances alternative uses can be considered.
* The buildings subject of conversion are in good condition (supported by a structural report) and
can be converted without major reconstruction or alteration. They are constructed of traditional
materials and their conversion would not, therefore, harm the appearance of the locality.
* The Committee will note that a number of objections have been received from nearby
occupants in relation to the poor quality of the highway serving the development. However, the
use as holiday accommodation is not considered to be a major generator of traffic movements
and to refuse the application on these grounds would not be sustainable. In conclusion, the
proposed scheme is considered to comply with Policy TOR.6 and is recommended for approval
subject to a condition restricting the buildings to holiday use only.



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CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046   In accordance with submitted plans
3110   External materials to match existing
3139   Structural stability
3304   No P.D. rights for extensions, sheds, etc
3545   Use for holiday accommodation only
3920   Sewage Treatment Plant recommended for use
3740   On-site parking and turning condition
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM              12                                         RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0833/CU

                THETFORD                                      APPN TYPE:       Change of Use
LOCATION:
                Theatre House                                 POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry
                14 White Hart Street
                                                              ALLOCATION: Second. Comm.
                                                                          Area
                                                              CONS AREA:
APPLICANT: Mr L Brown                                                     Y
           St Edmundsbury Finance 81 Whiting                  TPO:
                                                                          N
                                                              LB GRADE:
AGENT:          Mr L Brown                                                Grade II
                St Edmundsbury Finance 81 Whiting Street

PROPOSAL: Change of use to day nursery



KEY ISSUES
Impact on amenities of neighbouring properties.

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks to change the use of the building from offices to a day nursery. The
maximum number of children it is proposed to care for would be 27 with 5 staff plus cook on the
ground floor and 3 staff plus manager on the first floor. Children would not have access to the
second floor. Opening hours are proposed to be 8.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday. It is
anticipated that 4 of the staff would have vehicles who would use the adjacent public car park.
Parents with vehicles would also use the adjacent car park with waiting time anticipated to be
approximately 10 - 15 minutes. Most deliveries would be in small to medium vans. It is proposed
to locate outdoor play equipment of the type suitable for home use, plastic climbing frames, slides
etc, in the garden. There is no intention to install large, permanent structures.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site lies close to the centre of Thetford, on the east side of White Hart Street. The building is
three storey's high and is Listed. The adjoining property is a dwelling, whilst to the south is the
Council car park. Opposite the property is a pub.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
3PL/1988/2097/CU approved a change of use of the building from residential to offices.
3PL/1992/1062/LB approved Listed Building Consent for replacement windows to the ground floor
kitchen.
3PL/2000/0727/LB approved Listed Building Consent to replace the existing heritage plaque with
a new updated version.

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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy ENV.28 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is considered
relevant to this application.
Policy ENV.28 - Amenity will be protected.

CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO THETFORD T C
Objection:-
Inappropriate use of a listed building and major concerns about traffic implications.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - Views awaited.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER raises no objections




REPRESENTATIONS
A local resident objects on the grounds that the proposed day nursery will affect quietness and
privacy within his garden; vehicle access is limited already and the car park always full; the
footpath is narrow and the area is residential and within a Conservation Area.




ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Given that this is a Listed Building, consent is required for proposed internal alterations. Whilst
an application for Listed Building consent has been submitted it is currently invalid pending the
submission of further details. Notwithstanding the fact that this is a Listed Building and will be the
subject of a separate application, the planning issues of this proposal need to be considered on
their merits.
* White Hart Street contains a mix of commercial and residential uses, with commercial uses
generally concentrated closer to the town centre. Clearly the proposed use would fall into the
category of commercial.
* However, the building adjoins a residential property and it is considered that the proposal could
generate significant noise disturbance over long periods of time, particularly when children are
outdoors in the garden.
* Furthermore, White Hart Street is a cul-de-sac and it is considered that the proposal could
generate significant volumes of traffic along a narrow road. Whilst the views of the Highway
Authority are awaited it is considered that additional traffic could have an impact on the general
amenity of White Hart Street.
* Furthermore, the adjacent Council operated car park is conveniently located for shoppers to the
town centre and consequently well used. It is considered that the proposed use could affect the
availability of car parking spaces for visitors to the town centre.
* Given that it is considered the proposal will be detrimental to the amenities of the adjoining
residential properties, the proposal is contrary to Policy ENV.28 and is recommended for refusal.


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RECOMMENDATION                         Refusal of Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900   Detrimental impact on amenities of neighbouring properties




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ITEM             13                                       RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0837/D

                WATTON                                     APPN TYPE:       Reserved Matters
LOCATION:
                Ex George Tufts Builders Yard              POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry
                Norwich Road
                                                           ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                           CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: George Tufts & Sons Ltd
           Bradenham Norfolk                               TPO:             N

                                                           LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Sketcher Partnership Limited
                First House Quebec Street

PROPOSAL: Proposed residential development



KEY ISSUES
1. Design.
2. Parking.
3. Residential amenity.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
Reserved matters approval is sought for the erection of 24 houses. The development would
comprise 2 and 2 1/2 storey dwellings arranged in short terraces. A new adoptable access road
is proposed to serve the development.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site is a former builders yard on Norwich Road, Watton. The site is adjoined to the south and
east by an established industrial estate and to the north and west by residential properties.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Outline planning permission for up to 24 dwellings was granted in October 2005.


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy HOU.2 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is/are considered
relevant to this application.
HOU.2 - Housing development within the Settlement Boundaries of the five towns will be
permitted subject to criteria.




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CONSULTATIONS
WATTON TOWN CLERK
Recommend refusal - see letter received 23rd June 2006.

Members recommend refusal due to inadequate parking for the number of houses and feel very
strongly that the access should not be onto an industrial estate.

It is the policy of Watton Town Council that a S106 contribution be applied for on all
developments from one build onwards.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - has asked for amendments to the layout and design of the proposed
estate road and parking provision.

COUNCIL'S TREE & COUNTRYSIDE OFFICER - has asked for further information relating to
retention of trees and new planting

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - has raised concerns about potential
disturbance to future occupants form adjacent commercial development. Details of acoustic
screening are requested.


REPRESENTATIONS
Wayland Chamber of Trade & Commerce has objected on the grounds that the development
would conflict with the use of existing commercial uses adjacent.
A letter of objection has been received from a local resident relating to boundary issues.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Whilst the principle of residential development in this location is accepted, it is considered that
the proposed layout and design of the scheme falls short of the standard required. It is
considered that the layout would appear cramped and would be dominated visually by proposed
parking areas and access roads. It is also considered that the development would relate poorly
to adjacent residential properties.
* In order to safeguard the amenities of future residents, it is considered to be essential that the
proposed development incorporates adequate acoustic screening to its boundaries with existing
commercial uses. This screening should be fully integrated into the development layout. The
current layout does not include proposals for acoustic screening.


RECOMMENDATION                            Disapproval of Reserved Matters


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900    TO FOLLOW




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ITEM           14                                  REPORT RECOMMENDING APPROVAL

REF NO:       3PL/2006/0851/O

              THETFORD                                 APPN TYPE:      Outline
LOCATION:
              Land at Forest Retail Park               POLICY:         In Settlemnt Bndry
              London Road
                                                       ALLOCATION: PP-alloc. for Retail

                                                       CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: L & B Properties Thetford Ltd
           c/o agent                                    TPO:           N

                                                       LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:        Burnett Planning & Development
              Goldencross House 8 Duncannon Street

PROPOSAL: Non-food retail development with external garden centre, assoc. car parking, etc
          (resubmission 3PL/2004/2045)
CONSULTATIONS


RECOMMENDATION                        Outline Planning Permission


1950   SEE MAIN AGENDA ITEM




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ITEM           15                                    REPORT RECOMMENDING APPROVAL

REF NO:       3PL/2006/0861/F

              DEREHAM                                   APPN TYPE:    Full
LOCATION:
              Land to rear of 47 & 49 Norwich Road     POLICY:        In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                        ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                        CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Broadland Housing Association
           c/o agent                                    TPO:          Y

                                                        LB GRADE:     N
AGENT:        Ingleton Wood LLP
              43 All Saints Green Norwich

PROPOSAL: Erection of 65 affordable dwellings with associated access parking & amenity/
          play areas
CONSULTATIONS


RECOMMENDATION                       Planning Permission


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ITEM             16                                        RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0881/F

                ATTLEBOROUGH                                APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Point House                                 POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry
                Besthorpe Road
                                                            ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                            CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: Mr J Becker
           The Vineyard Leys Lane                           TPO:             Y

                                                            LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Architectural Services
                Anglia Ltd 43 Rectory Gardens

PROPOSAL: Extension to restaurant



KEY ISSUES
1. Impact on Conservation Area
2. Highway Safety


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
Seeks to construct a UPVc conservatory to the side of a property currently used as a restaurant.
The conservatory would provide an additional eating area and would measure approximately 7.6
metres by 7 metres.

SITE AND LOCATION
The premises lie to the edge of Attleborough town centre and are accessed off Besthorpe Road.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Planning permission was granted in 2005 to change the use of the ground floor and basement of
the property to a restaurant with staff accommodation above (Ref: 3PL/2004/1436/F).


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies ENV.10, ENV.28 and TRA.5 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September
1999) are considered relevant to this application.
ENV.10 - Conservation Areas will be preserved and enhanced.
ENV.28 - Amenity will be protected.
TRA.5 - Where development would endanger transport safety, generate traffic that would be
detrimental to the transport network, require highway improvements that would conflict with
conservation considerations or attract traffic that would have an adverse effect on residential
amenity, it will not be permitted.
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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO ATTLEBOROUGH TC
No objections

COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - Objection on the grounds that the design and
materials to be used in its construction are inappropriate in this prominent location.

HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - Awaiting comments.

COUNCIL'S TREES AND LANDSCAPE OFFICER - No objection.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - No objection subject to the imposition of
conditions relating to the installation of ventilation equipment and noise mitigation measures.


REPRESENTATIONS
None


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Whilst it is considered that the construction of an extension in the position proposed would
detract from the symmetry of this attractive building, given its commercial use and the fact that
the property is not Listed, the principle of the extension is considered difficult to resist.
* However, the design of the conservatory, combined with the use of UPVc in its construction, is
considered inappropriate for such a prominent site within the Conservation Area. In particular, the
use of UPVC joinery would dictate the need for the use of brick pillars.
* Whilst the Highways Authority has indicated that they would be unlikely to object to the scheme
on highway safety grounds, the proposal would result in a loss of existing on-site parking
provision. The applicant has, therefore, been requested to submit a revised plan showing the
level of parking which would be retained. Members will be updated verbally in respect of this
matter at the meeting.
* The proposal is, therefore, considered contrary to Policy ENV.10 of the Local Plan, by virtue of
failing to preserve the appearance and character of the Attleborough Conservation Area and is
recommended for refusal.



RECOMMENDATION                           Refusal of Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9570    D.W.L.P. Policy ENV.10
9370    Incompatible design of extension




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ITEM              17                                        RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0911/F

                GARBOLDISHAM                                 APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Hall Farm                                    POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: S J Collett & Partner
           Hall Farm Garboldisham                             TPO:            N

                                                             LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          John Stephenson
                Ashby House 194 Broomhill

PROPOSAL: Conversion of barn to two dwellings and two outbuildings to garages



KEY ISSUES
1. Residential Barn Conversion Policy.
2. Inadequate Marketing.
3. Structural Condition.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
The application seeks to convert a small group of agricultural buildings to residential use. The
proposal involves the creation of garaging in two single-storey barns, and two detached three-
bedroom dwellings in each of the larger barns. The units would be served off the Harling Road.

SITE AND LOCATION
The group of buildings on the site comprise of a mixture of modern and traditional agricultural
structures which are situated to the north of the village of Garboldisham.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.11 and ENV.28 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) are
considered relevant to this application.
HOU.11 - The conversion of rural buildings to residential use will be permitted subject to criteria.
ENV.28 - Amenity will be protected.




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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO GARBOLDISHAM P C
NO REPLY AS At 28 JULY 2006

COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - Raises concern that the engineers report
concentrates on repair works as opposed to impact of the conversion scheme on the structures.
If carried out, the conversion may involve substantial remodelling or rebuilding works, as well as
the proposed design being unsympathetic.

HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - No objection subject to the imposition of conditions relating to
access, parking and turning.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER - No objection subject to condition relating to
foul water drainage.

ENGLISH NATURE - Objection on the grounds that insufficient evidence has been provided to
demonstrate that the development would not have an adverse effect on protected species.

COUNCIL'S CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - No objection subject to contaminated land
condition.

COUNCIL'S BUILDING CONTROL OFFICER - Report indicates buildings suitable for conversion
providing access is suitable for fire appliance access for first 20m and drainage is via treatment
plants, if no mains available.



REPRESENTATIONS
None


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Policy HOU.11 requires that applicants make "...every reasonable attempt to secure a suitable
business reuse prior to consideration being given to their residential conversion".
* In this case, whilst the applicant has stated that the existing road network makes the buildings
unsuitable for a business re-use, no evidence of a marketing exercise has been provided.
Furthermore, whilst the buildings are relatively close to a number of residential dwellings, the
buildings appear to be still in agricultural use and are served off their own access off Harling
Road, already resulting in an element of disturbance. No highway objection has been raised to
the proposed scheme, and therefore a business re-use may be acceptable from a highway
aspect.
* In addition, Policy HOU.11 also states that to be converted buildings should be "of a permanent
and substantial construction and be capable of conversion without major or complete
reconstruction". Whilst the accompanying report indicates that, from a visual inspection only, the
buildings could be converted, the scale of the work proposed to facilitate such a conversion is
relatively extensive, with the design detailing of the scheme likely to be unsympathetic to the
fabric of the existing buildings.
* Therefore, given the lack of marketing, the overall structural condition of the buildings and the
design detailing, the application is recommended for refusal.

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RECOMMENDATION                         Refusal of Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900   Policy HOU.11
9900   Failure to secure a suitable business re-use
9900   Buildings not capable of being converted without major work




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ITEM              18                                         RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0925/F

                SAHAM TONEY                                   APPN TYPE:        Full
LOCATION:
                Land adjacent 56/58 Richmond Road             POLICY:           In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                              ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                              CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Mrs J Stagles
           1 Meadow Grove Saham Road                           TPO:             N

                                                              LB GRADE:         N
AGENT:          Adrian Morley
                Kingsfold Watton Road

PROPOSAL: Erection of 2 no. cottages



KEY ISSUES
1. Principle of development.
2. Site access.
3. Drainage.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This is a full planning application for the erection of a pair of semi-detached, two storey dwellings.
Each property has three bedrooms. The proposed design is traditional in style and incorporates
garage and turning space. The total site area measures 0.0542 hectares and provides a
reasonable sized garden for each property.

SITE AND LOCATION
The proposed dwellings are sited just within the Settlement Boundary for Saham Toney, although
part of the garden area does extend over the defined boundary. The site currently consists of a
vacant area of land accessed by a private drive. The drive currently serves five other residential
properties and also adjoins a number of properties fronting Richmond Road.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy HOU.4 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is considered
relevant to this application.
HOU.4 - Within the Settlement Boundaries of villages identified for Individual dwellings or small
groups of houses, development will be permitted where it will enhance the form, character and
setting of the village.



CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO SAHAM TONEY P C
Objection.
Comments:-
1. The proposed road surface is not considered substantial enough for the increased traffic.
2. There is a high water table in this location and the owners of 62 and 64 Richmond Road
experience regular problems with blocked foul water drains and flooding.
3. The owners of 64 Richmond Road have had problems with a sunken floor resulting in a large
insurance claim.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY consider traffic generated by two additional dwellings in this location
would not cause significant increase in traffic movements and recommends conditions


REPRESENTATIONS
Three letters of objection have been received raising concerns with regard to potential flooding,
drainage problems, loss of privacy, impact on amenity and increased traffic danger. These
concerns have been reiterated by the Ward Representative.



ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The site area is considered to be an acceptable size in order to accommodate the proposed
dwellings and to provide the necessary parking and turning space. The proposed design is
traditional in style and would not harm the appearance of the locality. Access is via a private drive
which, with the new dwellings, would serve a total of seven properties. The maximum number
from a private drive is eight.
* Comments from neighbouring properties concerning potential flooding and drainage issues are
noted and the response of the Drainage Officer and Anglian Water will be reported verbally.
* The proposed development is considered to comply with Policy HOU.4 and is recommended for
approval.




RECOMMENDATION                            Planning Permission


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CONDITIONS


3007   Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046   In accordance with submitted plans
3106   External materials and samples to be approved
3720   Provide access and parking
3722   Turning space to be constructed
3802   Precise details of surface water disposal
3804   Precise details of foul water disposal
3998   NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM             19                                        RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0927/F

                SAHAM TONEY                                 APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Ovington Road                               POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry

                                                            ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                            CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: N Garner
           Tall Trees Chequers Lane                         TPO:             N

                                                            LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Adrian Morley
                Kingsfold Watton Road

PROPOSAL: Creation of additional access road within the site



KEY ISSUES
Visual impact on countryside

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
The proposal is to create a perimeter roadway around a pond from an existing track across a
field. The pond is to be used by the applicant for his personal use for fishing. The proposal does
not involve the creation or alteration of an existing vehicular access from the highway.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site is located on the Ovington Road, adjacent to the Richmond Park Golf Course.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Planning permission was granted under reference 3PL/2005/0115 in April 2005, for the
excavation of the pond and the relocation of a vehicular access. The pond was proposed to
provide a habitat for wildlife and flora.


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy ENV.3 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is/are considered
relevant to this application.
ENV.3 - The landscape outside of the Areas of Important Landscape Quality and Historic Parks
and Gardens to be protected from development wherever possible.




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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO SAHAM TONEY P C
Objection.
Comments:-
1. The hedge has not been filled in on Ovington Road.
2. The hedge adjacent to the railway track has not been filled in - the passing place here needs
to be retained.
3. Two tracks are being formed by the lorries where they are going in and out.
4. It is not considered that a road is necessary for people to enjoy the natural wildlife and flora.
5. Anglers have not been mentioned previously and in any event they would only require a track
and space to park their cars not a fully made up road.
6. There appears to have been a change of use from the original plan.
7. The site is open with a deep excavation - there should be some health and safety measures in
force here.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY As works are on private land, the Authority would not wish to restrict
the grant of permission.



REPRESENTATIONS
A letter of objection has been received raising concerns regarding the manner in which the site
has been developed and the applicant's ultimate aims for the site.




ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The use of the amenity lake for fishing would not require change of use providing the lake is for
the applicant's private use. A letter from the agent has been received confirming this.
* The main issue in this instance is the visual impact the perimeter road and associated
hardstanding for the parking of cars would have on the character of the area.
* It is considered that the introduction of hard landscaping and associated vehicular access is
unwarranted and, as such, constitutes a visual intrusion into the countryside and is therefore
contrary to Policy ENV.3 of the Breckland District Local Plan.


RECOMMENDATION                           Refusal of Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900    Policy ENV.3
9900    Detrimental effect on the character and visual amenities




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ITEM          20                                       REPORT RECOMMENDING REFUSAL

REF NO:      3PL/2006/0940/F

             MERTON                                      APPN TYPE:     Full
LOCATION:
             The Old Milking Parlour                     POLICY:
             Home Farm
                                                         ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                         CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: The Hon Mr R De Grey
           Merton Hall Thetford                          TPO:           N

                                                         LB GRADE:      N
AGENT:       Mr D Bouwens
             Ivy Green London Road

PROPOSAL: Conversion to residential


CONSULTATIONS


RECOMMENDATION                         Refusal of Planning Permission


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ITEM             21                                        RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0947/F

                SOUTH PICKENHAM                             APPN TYPE:      Full
LOCATION:
                Village Hall Site                          POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry
                The Street
                                                            ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                            CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: South Pickenham Estate Co
           Estate Office Home Farm                          TPO:            N

                                                            LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Parsons & Whittley Ltd
                1 London Street Swaffham

PROPOSAL: Erection of a pair of semi detached dwellings & detached garages following
          demolition of village hall (resubmission)


KEY ISSUES
1. Outside Settlement Boundary.
2. Loss of mature tree.
3. Consolidation of sporadic development.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
The proposal is for the erection of a pair of semi-detached dwellings and detached garages on the
site of the former village hall. There is a mature oak tree adjacent the existing access which is
proposed to be felled to achieve satisfactory visibility.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site is within the Conservation Area and the Area of Important Landscape Quality and
adjacent to a Historic Park and Gardens. The site is outside any Settlement Boundary. Part of
the site is currently used as garden by the occupants of the adjacent dwelling. The remains of the
former village hall are evident in the middle of the site.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Application for the erection of 4 dwellings was submitted under ref. 3PL/2005/1882/F but was
subsequently withdrawn.
Permission was refused in 1990 for the erection of 7 cottages on the site as part of a larger
application, at the same time consent was given for the demolition of the existing hall.




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.6, ENV.1 and ENV.10 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September
1999) are considered relevant to this application.
HOU.6 Residential development will not be permitted outside of Settlement Boundaries unless it
is justified for agriculture, forestry, recreation, tourism or the expansion of existing facilities.
ENV.1 Development will not be permitted in the Areas of Important Landscape Quality and
Historic Parks and Gardens except in exceptional circumstances.
ENV.10 Conservation Areas will be preserved and enhanced.


CONSULTATIONS
CHAIRMAN TO STH PICKENHAM P C
The Council raised no objection to the erection of dwellings, but are strongly opposed to the
felling of the large oak tree at the entrance to the site.


TREE AND LANDSCAPE OFFICER - Has raised an objection due to the loss of mature oak tree.

COUNCIL'S ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING OFFICER - Has raised a policy objection on the
grounds that the proposal is contrary to Policies HOU.6 and ENV.1.

HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - Have raised no objection subject to conditions requiring a visibility
splay which would necessitate the removal of the oak tree.

COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - No objection subject to conditions regarding
materials


REPRESENTATIONS
None




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ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The village of South Pickenham does not have a Settlement Boundary due to the sporadic
nature of the existing development and the special architectural and historic interest of the area
surrounding Pickenham Hall, which is designated as a Conservation Area and a Historic Park and
Garden.
* The site is outside a Settlement Boundary and therefore the proposal is contrary to Policy
HOU.6. Furthermore, it is considered that the erection of the dwellings would result in the
undesirable consolidation of the existing sporadic development to the detriment of the character
and visual amenities of the Conservation Area, contrary to Policy ENV.10 and ENV.1.
* The existing access has severely restricted visibility in a southerly direction. The required
improvement to the visibility would result in the loss of a mature oak tree which is of a significant
amenity value. The tree is protected by virtue of the Conservation Area regulations.
* The applicant's agent considers the proposal would be planning gain to secure removal of the
village hall.
* It is considered the use of the land as a village hall has been abandoned due to the dilapidated
condition of the hall and the long period of time since it was last used.
* The structure has partly fallen down and appears in a fragile state. However, it is considered
that insufficient planning gain would be achieved by the removal of the village hall, to justify a
departure from policy given the strong policy objections to the proposal.


RECOMMENDATION                            Refusal of Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9100    D.W.L.P. - ENV.1 adverse impact on landscape
9570    D.W.L.P. Policy ENV.10
9042    Adopted D.W.L.P.(September 1999) HOU.6 - Outside villages
9044    Policy not met outside settlement
9046    Proposal not connected with agriculture etc.
9140    Further consolidation of sporadic development




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ITEM            22                                     REPORT RECOMMENDING REFUSAL

REF NO:       3PL/2006/0979/F

              THETFORD                                   APPN TYPE:     Full
LOCATION:
              London Road                                POLICY:        In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                         ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                         CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd
           C/o Agent                                     TPO:           N

                                                         LB GRADE:      N
AGENT:        Indigo Planning Ltd
              Queens House Holly Road

PROPOSAL: S73 application - variation of condition 1 of planning permission
          3PL/1999/0471/F
CONSULTATIONS


RECOMMENDATION                        Refusal of Planning Permission


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ITEM             23                                        RECOMMENDATION : APPROVAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0984/CU

                THETFORD                                     APPN TYPE:       Change of Use
LOCATION:
                14-16 Riverside Walk                         POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: Primary Comm. Area

                                                             CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: Done Bookmakers (Cash Betting)
           c/o Pegasus Planning                              TPO:             N

                                                             LB GRADE:        N
AGENT:          Pegasus Planning Group
                4 The Courtyard Church Street

PROPOSAL: Change of use of ground floor from Class A1 (shops) to A2 (Betting Shop)



KEY ISSUES
The effect on the character, appearance and trading performance of the primary commercial area
and the Conservation Area.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application seeks a change of use of two retail units (Class A1) to a betting shop (Class A2).

SITE AND LOCATION
The site is located within Riverside Walk, part of the Primary Commercial Area of the town centre.
It also falls within Thetford Conservation Area.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
Planning permission was granted in 2004 to refurbish these and other retail units in Riverside
Walk.


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies ENV.10 and SHO.7 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) are
considered relevant to this application.
ENV.10 - Conservation Areas will be preserved and enhanced.
SHO.7 - The change of use of ground floors to uses other than specified retail uses will not be
permitted in the primary commercial areas of Dereham and Thetford.




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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO THETFORD T C
Unanimous view that this is not an appropriate activity in the primary commerical area. Covering
letter states erroneously that shop units are vacant - very troubling to the existing tenants!


COUNCIL'S ENIVRONMENTAL PLANNING OFFICER - Objection - The proposal is contrary to
Policy SHO.7 and there is a policy objection on that basis.


REPRESENTATIONS
A letter of objection has been received from a neighbouring retailer raising concerns about the
loss of retail uses


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The proposal is not considered to have a harmful effect on the character or appearance of the
Conservation Area.
* The proposal is clearly contrary to Policy SHO.7 of the Local Plan. In support of the application
the applicant submitted 8 recent appeal decisions for similar proposals all of which were allowed.
The Inspectors were of the opinion that betting office frontages were visually stimulating and
would not result in dead frontage or harm the attractiveness of the shopping environment.
Modern betting offices were considered to share many of the attributes of a retail shop and be
likely to stimulate pedestrian flows just as much as many Class A1 uses.
* Riverside Walk is a modern shopping area containing a mix of shops and uses including A2
uses (an estate agents and building society). There are also two units currently vacant, one of
which is the largest unit in the parade.
* Whilst the units are currently occupied by a jewellers and pine shop, it is considered that the
proposal will not have a significant harm on the retail function of Thetford Town Centre.


RECOMMENDATION                           Planning Permission


CONDITIONS


3007    Full Permission Time Limit (3 years)
3046    In accordance with submitted plans
3920    Premises to be used as a betting office only
3998    NOTE: Reasons for Approval




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ITEM             24                                         RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/0994/F

                HOE                                          APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                Swanton Morley Road                          POLICY:          Out Settlemnt Bndry
                Worthing
                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Mr & Mrs R Crisp
           Home Farm Swanton Morley Road                     TPO:             N

                                                       LB GRADE:              N
AGENT:          R & J Parker
                Bldg Design Consultants Ltd Home Farm Cottage

PROPOSAL: Proposed erection of two cottage style dwellings and two detached double
          garages


KEY ISSUES
1. Residential development outside Settlement Boundary.
2. Impact on local character.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This is a full planning application proposing the erection of two detached cottages. Each property
has a detached garage, turning space and good sized gardens.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site measures 0.19 hectares in area and is located outside any defined Settlement Boundary.
The site currently consists of open farmland. The locality is characterised by scattered residential
development but is predominantly rural in character.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
There have been a number of previous refusals for residential development on this land in the
past. A similar scheme to the current application was refused last year.


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.6 and ENV.3 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) are
considered relevant to this application.
HOU.6 - Residential development will not be permitted outside of Settlement Boundaries unless it
is justified for agriculture, forestry, recreation, tourism or the expansion of existing facilities.
ENV.3 - The landscape outside of the Areas of Important Landscape Quality and Historic Parks
and Gardens to be protected from development wherever possible.

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CONSULTATIONS
CHAIRMAN TO HOE & WORTHING P.C.
The planning sub-committee (Worthing) supports this application for the following reasons:
1. There is strong support from Worthing residents for this application, both those in the
immediate vicinity of the site and the village as a whole.
2. Worthing does not have a formal development boundary, but this site is within the natural
boundary of the village and is regarded by residents as "an infill site" suitable for sensitive
development. Development will serve to unite the two parts of the village that are separated by ca
50m of field frontage with no hedge. We understand that the small size of the site poses access
difficulties for large agricultural machines (e.g combine harvesters) from the rest of the field, thus
the site has limited agricultural value.
3. The position on the site of the proposed two houses, their modest size, flint features with
dormer windows and retention of mature trees will enhance the village. The current view from
Swanton Morley across the site in a southerly direction is of rising agricultural land with the
skyline dominated by a very large World War II aircraft hanger ca. 1/3 mile distant (used
previously as a grain store, aircraft restoration/ maintenance, furniture store and currently as a
lambing shed). Arguably the view from the road will be enhanced by the development screening
the hanger.
4. Worthing has a mix of properties (ca 35 dwellings), the majority being houses/cottages of
character associated with 19th century agriculture, the tannery and water mill. However, there are
already four modern properties (built ca 1970-1990) in Church Road and one in Swanton Morley
Road of similar size and design to those in this application. The Worthing planning sub-
committee considers that the proposed houses will contribute to the aims of the Local
Development Framework (LDF) by providing two modestly sized houses without altering the
character of the village.



HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY have stated that they would only support the application so long as
Swanton Morley Road was widened to 4.5 metres with a 2 metre verge along the entire site
frontage.


REPRESENTATIONS
None received.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* As noted above, applications for residential development on this land have, to date, previously
been refused. There has been no material change in circumstances since those earlier
decisions.
* No justification has been provided for locating the dwellings outside the Settlement Boundary.
Furthermore, it is considered that the proposal would result in the consolidation of the existing
sporadic form of development along Swanton Morley Road and be harmful to the rural character
of the area.
* The application is, therefore, considered contrary to Policies HOU.6 and ENV.3 of the adopted
Local Plan and is recommended for refusal.


RECOMMENDATION                            Refusal of Planning Permission

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REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9042   Adopted D.W.L.P.(September 1999) HOU.6 - Outside villages
9044   Policy not met outside settlement
9046   Proposal not connected with agriculture etc.
9115   Non-std - ENV.3 reason for refusal
3140   Prior approval of slab level




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ITEM              25                                      RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/1009/F

                MATTISHALL                                 APPN TYPE:       Full
LOCATION:
                5 Dereham Road                             POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                           ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                           CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: Mr & Mrs D Sparkes
           5 Dereham Road Mattishall                       TPO:             N

                                                           LB GRADE:        Grade II
AGENT:          Adrian Morley
                Kingsfold Watton Road

PROPOSAL: One and a half storey rear extension



KEY ISSUES
1. Overdevelopment.
2. Overbearing impact on neighbouring property.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
The proposal is to demolish a modest existing single storey extension and erect a one and half
storey extension. The dwelling is a Grade II Listed Building.

SITE AND LOCATION
The dwelling is a semi detached property located on the main road through Mattishall.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.17 and ENV.13 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) are
considered relevant to this application.
HOU.17 - Extensions to dwellings will be permitted subject to criteria.
ENV.13 - Statutory Listed Buildings will be protected.

CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO MATTISHALL P C
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COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - No objection.


REPRESENTATIONS
None


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The proposed extension is positioned on the boundary with the adjoining property and, as such,
would have an overbearing impact on the neighbouring property.
* Furthermore, the proposed extension would result in significant overshadowing and loss of light.
* It is considered that the development, if permitted, would unacceptably harm the amenity of the
adjoining properties by virtue of those reasons stated.
* The application is recommended for refusal being contrary to Policy HOU.17 of the Breckland
District Local Plan.


RECOMMENDATION                          Refusal of Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900   Policy HOU.17
9900   Harmful to the amenity of adjoining neighbours




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ITEM              26                                      RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/1010/LB

                MATTISHALL                                 APPN TYPE:       Listed Build Consent
LOCATION:
                5 Dereham Road                             POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                           ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                           CONS AREA: Y
APPLICANT: Mr & Mrs D Sparkes
           5 Dereham Road Mattishall                       TPO:             N

                                                           LB GRADE:        Grade II
AGENT:          Adrian Morley
                Kingsfold Watton Road

PROPOSAL: Demolition of rear single storey extension & erection of one and a half storey
          rear extension. Internal alts


KEY ISSUES
1. Overdevelopment.
2. Overbearing impact on neighbouring property.


DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
The proposal is to demolish a modest existing single storey extension and erect a one and half
storey extension. The dwelling is a Grade II Listed Building.

SITE AND LOCATION
The dwelling is a semi detached property located on the main road through Mattishall.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policies HOU.17 and ENV.13 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) are
considered relevant to this application.
HOU.17 - Extensions to dwellings will be permitted subject to criteria.
ENV.13 - Statutory Listed Buildings will be protected.

CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO MATTISHALL P C
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COUNCIL'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS OFFICER - No objection.


REPRESENTATIONS
None


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The proposed extension is positioned on the boundary with the adjoining property and, as such,
would have an overbearing impact on the neighbouring property.
* Furthermore, the proposed extension would result in significant overshadowing and loss of light.
* It is considered that the development, if permitted, would unacceptably harm the amenity of the
adjoining properties by virtue of those reasons stated.
* The application is recommended for refusal being contrary to Policy HOU.17 of the Breckland
District Local Plan.


RECOMMENDATION                          Refusal of Listed Building Consent


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900   Policy HOU.17
9900   Harmful to the amenity of adjoining neighbours




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ITEM             27                                         RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/1026/D

                WATTON                                       APPN TYPE:      Reserved Matters
LOCATION:
                9 East Road                                 POLICY:          In Settlemnt Bndry

                                                             ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                             CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Miss B Powdrill
           9 East Road Watton                                TPO:            N

                                                             LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Adrian Morley
                Kingsfold Watton Road

PROPOSAL: Erection of dwelling - 3 bedroom detached house



KEY ISSUES
Overdevelopment of the site.

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This application is a reserved matters application providing detailed design for a three bed, two
storey dwelling. The dwelling has been designed to avoid overlooking to neighbouring property
and provides a parking area to the front of the site.

SITE AND LOCATION
The site consists of a corner plot made up of an existing side garden serving an existing semi-
detached dwelling and a grassed area of public open space not within the applicant's control. The
total site area is 0.028 hectares. The site is within the Settlement Boundary for Watton and is
predominantly residential in character.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
3PL/2005/0611/O - Erection of 3 bedroomed house - Approved by the Council in June 2005. This
application included the current area of public open space.
3PL/2005/1289/O - Erection of house - Refused by the Council on grounds of overdevelopment in
September, 2005. This application did not include the area of open space. An appeal against
this refusal was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate on grounds that the dwelling would have
insufficient space around it and would be contrary to Policy HOU.2.




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POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy HOU.2 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is considered
relevant to this application.
HOU.2 - Housing development within the Settlement Boundaries of the five towns will be
permitted subject to criteria.

CONSULTATIONS
WATTON TOWN CLERK
Comments:
Members recommend refusal on the grounds that it would be an overdevelopment of the site and
not in keeping with the area.

It is the policy of Watton Town Council that a S106 contribution be applied for on all
developments from one build onwards.


HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY - No objection subject to conditions.

COUNCIL'S CONTAMINATED LAND OFFICER - Recommends informative re soil gas migration


REPRESENTATIONS
None received.


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* The Committee will note that the Outline Planning Permission for this development included the
area of existing open space which was originally proposed to form part of the garden to serve the
new dwelling.
* However this land remains as public open space and is not in the control of the applicant. In
effect therefore the plot size and shape is reduced to that of the later application which was
refused on grounds of overdevelopment.
* Without the additional area of open space the site is significantly smaller when compared to
other plots in the immediate vicinity. The resulting plot is awkward in shape and not capable of
accommodating a new dwelling in a satisfactory manner.
* The current proposal is therefore considered to be overdevelopment and does not overcome
the previous reasons for refusal on this site. The scheme is contrary to Policy HOU.2 and
recommended for refusal.



RECOMMENDATION                            Disapproval of Reserved Matters


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900    Policy HOU.2
9170    Overdevelopment of site

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ITEM              28                                      RECOMMENDATION : REFUSAL

REF NO:         3PL/2006/1064/O

                DEREHAM                                    APPN TYPE:      Outline
LOCATION:
                28 Stone Road                              POLICY:         In Settlemnt Bndry
                Toftwood
                                                           ALLOCATION: No Allocation

                                                           CONS AREA: N
APPLICANT: Mr A Naylor
           28 Stone Road Toftwood                          TPO:            N

                                                           LB GRADE:       N
AGENT:          Sketcher Partnership Limited
                First House Quebec Street

PROPOSAL: Demolition of existing garage Erection of bungalow & garage and garage for 28
          Stone Road


KEY ISSUES
Cramped form of development.

DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT
This outline application proposes the erection of a bungalow and garage on part of the rear
garden of a bungalow located off Stone Road, Toftwood. An existing access off Larners Drift is
proposed to serve the new dwelling, whilst a new access is proposed to serve the parent dwelling
set adjacent to its western boundary. A new single garage is also proposed for use by the
existing bungalow.

SITE AND LOCATION
The application site, which is relatively well screened, comprises garden land measuring 16m x
16m, set 11m to the rear of the principal dwelling. The 4m wide access is set to the north of an
existing two storey cottage, 37m north of the Drifts' junction with Stone Road. Development
surrounding the remainder of the site comprises modest detached and semi-detached bungalows.


RELEVANT SITE HISTORY
No relevant site history


POLICY CONSIDERATIONS
Policy HOU.2 of the Breckland District Local Plan (Adopted September 1999) is considered
relevant to this application.
HOU.2 - Housing development within the Settlement Boundaries of the five towns will be
permitted subject to criteria.

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CONSULTATIONS
CLERK TO DEREHAM T C
NO REPLY AS AT 28TH JULY 2006




REPRESENTATIONS
None


ASSESSMENT NOTES
* Whilst it is acknowledged that the application site falls within the Dereham Settlement
Boundary, it is considered that it is too small to accommodate a dwelling and garage as proposed
without harm to the relatively spacious character of the area.
* The application is recommended for refusal.



RECOMMENDATION                          Refusal of Outline Planning Permission


REASON(S) FOR REFUSAL


9900   Policy HOU.2
9170   Overdevelopment of site




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Permission
3PL/2006/0072/F         Messrs Large & Martin          ATTLEBOROUGH                     Revision to planning consent
                                                       Land off Edenside Drive          3PL/2000/0808 in respect of
                                                                                        amendments to plots 9, 10, 11
                                                                                        & 12 & add. of plots 11a & 12a

3PL/2006/0125/F         Mr W Rutland                   BEESTON                          Erection of house and garage
                                                       Hillside
                                                       Dereham Road



3PL/2006/0212/F         Keystone Development Trust     THETFORD                         New entrance and reception
                                                       Riversdale                       area & new rear glazed
                                                       Tanner Street                    enclosure


3PL/2006/0255/F         Mr Martin Merriman             WATTON                           Ground floor pharmacy unit
                                                       off Thetford Road                with 6 no. flats above, 8 no.
                                                                                        car parking spaces externally
                                                                                        with delivery drop off point

3PL/2006/0282/F         Benton Builders                WENDLING                         Extension with conservatory
                                                       Holly Farm Cottage               and new garage




3PL/2006/0364/F         Mr & Mrs Pearson               BANHAM                           Amendments to p.p. ref no.
                                                       Hill Farm Barn                   3PL/2004/0655/F including use
                                                       Heath Road                       of outhouses as temporary
                                                                                        accommodation annexe

3PL/2006/0372/F         Mr & Mrs Hale                  NECTON                           Erection of dwelling
                                                       18 School Road




3PL/2006/0429/D         Mr & Mrs M Hedges              BEETLEY                          Erection of 5 dwellings
                                                       Highfields Farm
                                                       Church Road




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Permission
3PL/2006/0474/D         Mr P Howell                    NORTH ELMHAM                     Proposed detached 2 bed
                                                       Blackhall Farm                   dwelling
                                                       Holt Road


3PL/2006/0478/F         Mr & Mrs M Burrows             HOLME HALE                       Reinstatement from one
                                                       2 White Houses                   dwelling to two cottages with
                                                       Browns Lane                      extension, and garage (in part
                                                                                        retrospective)

3PL/2006/0485/F         Swaffham Conservative Club     SWAFFHAM                         Proposed extension &
                                                       Swaffham Conservative Club       alterations
                                                       23 London Street


3PL/2006/0492/F         Mr & Mrs K Bessent             BILLINGFORD                      Two storey rear extension &
                                                       4 The Street                     single storey side extension




3PL/2006/0508/F         Mr P Skinner                   LITCHAM                          Erection of single storey
                                                       Lawnswood House                  kitchen extension & single
                                                       Rectory Meadow                   storey games room (detached
                                                                                        & of timber construction)

3PL/2006/0527/F         Mr C Seaman                    NORTH TUDDENHAM                  Two storey side extension and
                                                       8 Low Road                       single storey front and rear
                                                                                        extensions


3PL/2006/0529/F         Mr Colin Kilby                 ATTLEBOROUGH                     Extension to side to include
                                                       Hawthorndon                      balcony & rear to provide
                                                       London Road                      living accommodation & garage


3PL/2006/0547/F         Mr & Mrs Howe                  CARBROOKE                        To increase size of an
                                                       35 Mill Lane                     existing white UPVC
                                                                                        conservatory




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Permission
3PL/2006/0549/F         Mr M Dillon                    LITTLE ELLINGHAM                 Erection of detached garage/
                                                       The Granary                      car port, garden wall and
                                                       Church Farm Barns                fencing. Erection of garden
                                                                                        shed (retrospective)

3PL/2006/0555/F         Kevin David Peaks              OLD BUCKENHAM                    Proposed conservatory
                                                       3 Forge Close




3PL/2006/0570/F         Mr C King                      WEETING                          Attached garage
                                                       29c Cromwell Road




3PL/2006/0579/F         James Russell                  MILEHAM                          Single garage extension to
                                                       Ambleside                        existing bungalow
                                                       The Street



3PL/2006/0592/F         Mr M Codling                   DEREHAM                          Side and front extension
                                                       16 Boyd Avenue
                                                       Toftwood



3PL/2006/0598/F         Mr & Mrs Warner                BRADENHAM                        Conversion of barn to
                                                       Barn adjacent The Byre           residential use
                                                       High Green                       (renewal)


3PL/2006/0611/F         Mr E Sayer                     DEREHAM                          Conversion of attic to bedroom
                                                       62 Yaxham Road                   and construction of extension
                                                                                        at rear


3PL/2006/0614/F         Mrs S Pleszko                  THETFORD                         Erection of two conservatories
                                                       Domek
                                                       Castle Lane




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Permission
3PL/2006/0619/F         Lidl UK GmBH                   ATTLEBOROUGH                     Extension to existing
                                                       Lidl Foodstore                   foodstore
                                                       Queens Road


3PL/2006/0620/F         Mr & Mrs J Wells               SWANTON MORLEY                   Side and rear single storey
                                                       Angel View                       extension




3PL/2006/0621/F         Sharon Sadler                  GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Revised window design and
                                                       2 Watton Road                    additional windows in west
                                                                                        elevation of approved
                                                                                        extension (retrospective)

3PL/2006/0624/F         Mr & Mrs M & J May             GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Conversion and extension of
                                                       Mill House                       mill tower to one dwelling,
                                                       Church Street                    and extension to Mill House


3PL/2006/0625/F         Mr Geoffrey Londcaulk          CARBROOKE                        Proposed demolition of
                                                       20 Newall Avenue                 existing garage & construction
                                                       Maid Marion Way                  of pair of semi detached
                                                                                        dwellings

3PL/2006/0626/F         Dr Adam Pain                   BRADENHAM                        Replacement garage &
                                                       1 Jubys Farm Cottage             workshop with garage &
                                                                                        workshop with extended loft
                                                                                        space

3PL/2006/0627/F         Mr & Mrs G Tweed               SAHAM TONEY                      Single storey side extension
                                                       Broomhill
                                                       Richmond Road


3PL/2006/0629/F         Mrs L Walsh                    NECTON                           Conversion of barn to
                                                       Rose Farm Cottage                dwelling
                                                       Ivy Todd




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Permission
3PL/2006/0630/F         Mrs L Walsh                    NECTON                           Replacement dwelling
                                                       Rose Cottage Farm
                                                       Ivy Todd


3PL/2006/0631/D         CNC Building Services Ltd      ATTLEBOROUGH                     New dwelling with garage
                                                       Plot at 132 Hargham Road




3PL/2006/0634/F         Mr R Sparrow & Miss K Town ATTLEBOROUGH                         New two storey detached
                                                   Land adjoining 65 Leys Lane          dwelling and garage




3PL/2006/0642/F         Mr & Mrs Sullivan              NORTH ELMHAM                     Rear extension
                                                       Teachers House
                                                       68 Holt Road



3PL/2006/0650/F         Mr Shildrake                   OVINGTON                         Conversion of garage parents
                                                       39 The Street                    wing and construction of
                                                                                        garden room


3PL/2006/0654/F         Ronald James Corbitt           THETFORD                         Edwardian conservatory with
                                                       35 Rosecroft Way                 glass roof




3PL/2006/0658/A         Trevor Greef                   SWAFFHAM                         Externally illuminated
                                                       Swaffham Car & Service           facsia, canopy and free
                                                       Centre                           standing signs
                                                       Castle Acre Road

3PL/2006/0665/F         PCC St Margaret Breckles       STOW BEDON/BRECKLES              Construction of footpath inc.
                                                       St Margaret Breckles             resiting bulkhead lights on
                                                                                        new oak posts & installation
                                                                                        of lamp in car park




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Permission
3PL/2006/0669/F         Mr J Riley                     BEETLEY                          Erection of detached house and
                                                       Plot 1                           garage
                                                       Former Builders Yard


3PL/2006/0674/F         Mr T A Leggett                 THETFORD                         Rear extension
                                                       46 Comfrey Way




3PL/2006/0675/F         Mrs S Whales                   CRANWORTH                        Extension to existing single
                                                       Stebbings Barn                   storey dwelling
                                                       Letton


3PL/2006/0676/F         Mr & Mrs Smith                 HOLME HALE                       Two storey extension and new
                                                       3 White Houses                   porch
                                                       Browns Lane



3PL/2006/0680/F         Mr G Foulger & Miss S          SOUTH LOPHAM                     Extension & alterations
                                                       The Lilacs
                                                       Low Common



3PL/2006/0682/F         Mr N Giles                     ATTLEBOROUGH                     Replace flat roof to tiled
                                                       The Orchards
                                                       Burgh Common


3PL/2006/0685/F         Thetford Investments Ltd       THETFORD                         Extension & alterations to
                                                       Unit between Aldi & Central      disused unit
                                                       Tyre
                                                       Lime Kiln Lane

3PL/2006/0687/F         Evans Trust                    ATTLEBOROUGH                     Erection of light industrial/
                                                       DJE Construction                 commercial starter units
                                                       Foundation House




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Permission
3PL/2006/0689/F         Mr and Mrs M Truman            YAXHAM                           Erection of a single storey
                                                       Land at Brent                    detached dwelling
                                                       Norwich Road


3PL/2006/0690/F         Mr T White                     GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Amend to 3PL/2004/0503
                                                       Kingfishers                      conversion of 1 storey to 2
                                                       Bow Street                       storeys & including rear
                                                                                        balcony & conservatory

3PL/2006/0691/F         Mr and Mrs D Walkerdine        WEETING                          Conservatory and garage
                                                       50 Peppers Close                 extension




3PL/2006/0692/D         D R Builders Ltd               BAWDESWELL                       Erection of a two storey
                                                       Dale Farm Bungalow               dwelling and garage
                                                       30 Reepham Road



3PL/2006/0693/F         Mr and Mrs C Rogers            BAWDESWELL                       Demolition of existing
                                                       Dale Farm Bungalow               dwelling and the erection
                                                       30 Reepham Road                  of a house and garage


3PL/2006/0694/F         Mr & Mrs M Smith               WRETHAM                          Demolition of existing
                                                       8 Cherry Tree Close              concrete panel garage,
                                                       Illington Road                   erection of new double
                                                                                        garage

3PL/2006/0696/F         Goymour Properties Ltd         BANHAM                           Erection of isolation &
                                                       Banham Zoo                       rabies quarantine units
                                                       Kenninghall Road                 in service area


3PL/2006/0698/F         W R Garner & Son               TITTLESHALL                      Renovate, refurbish & extend
                                                       Great Barn                       great barn to conference &
                                                       Godwick Hall                     function centre, inc. car
                                                                                        parking & assoc. access




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Permission
3PL/2006/0699/F         Mrs S Clowser                  COLKIRK                          Change of use in respect of
                                                       Gable End                        former pair of cottages
                                                       Hall Lane                        situated within curtilage to
                                                                                        holiday accommodation

3PL/2006/0704/A         EMG Ford                       THETFORD                         Erection of internally
                                                       EMG Ford                         illuminated free standing pole
                                                       1 Fison Way                      and wall mounted signs


3PL/2006/0715/O         Martin Penn                    GRESSENHALL                      Detached dwelling and
                                                       Wayside                          garage
                                                       2 Bilney Road


3PL/2006/0716/F         Mr & Mrs D Palmer              FRANSHAM                         Extension to dwelling
                                                       Lyons Cottage
                                                       Crown Lane



3PL/2006/0721/F         Mr & Mrs B Manning             SAHAM TONEY                      Side and rear extensions
                                                       St Georges Cottage               to dwelling at first floor
                                                       Cressingham Road



3PL/2006/0726/F         Mr & Mrs C Mack                ELSING                           Proposed lake (0.4 hectare)
                                                       Bartles Lodge
                                                       Church Street


3PL/2006/0727/A         Ian McArdle                    THETFORD                         Proposed non-illuminated
                                                       20 King Street                   shop sign




3PL/2006/0728/F         Keystone Development Trust     THETFORD                         New entrance door
                                                       Keystone Enterprise Factory
                                                       39 Brunel Way




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Permission
3PL/2006/0730/F         Martin Ungless &               KENNINGHALL                      Dwelling alterations, inc.
                                                       The Limes                        amendments to kitchen &
                                                       Market Place                     utility areas, valley gutter
                                                                                        infill & new dormer windows

3PL/2006/0732/F         Mr & Mrs J Keen                SWANTON MORLEY                   Extension over existing ground
                                                       Freshfields                      floor bedroom
                                                       Town Street



3PL/2006/0734/F         Mr & Mrs Bradshaw              COLKIRK                          Extension to existing
                                                       Lavengro                         single storey dwelling
                                                       Fakenham View


3PL/2006/0735/F         Mr R A & Mrs A Fleming         WATTON                           Replacement and
                                                       20 Brandon Road                  enlargement of
                                                                                        existing conservatory


3PL/2006/0736/F         Ms A Sandells                  WEETING                          Erect white PVCu
                                                       18 Victor Charles Close          conservatory to rear
                                                                                        of property


3PL/2006/0738/F         Anglian Water Services Ltd     CARBROOKE                        Construction of a potable
                                                       Carbrooke Water Treatments       water treatment works
                                                       Works


3PL/2006/0741/F         Mr & Mrs Gardner Drake         BAWDESWELL                       Single storey rear
                                                       Maytree Cottage                  extension and new porch
                                                       4 Church Close


3PL/2006/0742/F         Moulton Building Services      GREAT CRESSINGHAM                Relocation of
                                                       Flintstones                      vehicular access
                                                       Water End




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Permission
3PL/2006/0744/F         Mr & Mrs C Browne              ASHILL                           Bedroom extension
                                                       6 Acacia Avenue




3PL/2006/0747/F         Anglian Water Services Ltd     DEREHAM                          Construction of generator
                                                       Dereham Water Treatment          and GRP kiosk
                                                       Works
                                                       Cemetery Road

3PL/2006/0749/F         Mr T Young & Ms K Turner       WRETHAM                          Conservatory
                                                       Keepers Corner




3PL/2006/0750/F         Mr & Mrs M Young               GRESSENHALL                      Erection of conservatory
                                                       17 Rougholme Close               to rear




3PL/2006/0751/F         Mr J Badman                    BEESTON                          Erection of double garage
                                                       Field View
                                                       Chapel Lane



3PL/2006/0753/F         Mr R Marjoram                  FOXLEY                           Erection of cottage
                                                       Plot adjoining Honeysuckle
                                                       Cottage
                                                       The Street

3PL/2006/0757/D         Pilson Development Co Ltd      NEW BUCKENHAM                    Demolition of existing
                                                       Church Farm                      bungalow & erection of
                                                                                        2 new dwellings &
                                                                                        garages

3PL/2006/0760/F         Mr & Mrs B Watts               DEREHAM                          Extension to existing
                                                       64 Stone Road                    landing dormer and
                                                       Toftwood                         conservatory to rear




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Permission
3PL/2006/0763/F         Mr & Mrs A Besgrove            NARBOROUGH                       Erection of PVCu
                                                       67 Westfields                    conservatory to the
                                                                                        front of property


3PL/2006/0764/F         Mrs S A Lake                   HARLING                          A free standing 6KW proven
                                                       Top Barn                         wind turbine mounted on a 15m
                                                       Telegraph Hill                   tower situated on a concrete
                                                                                        base (domestic purposes only)

3PL/2006/0765/F         K Hasler                       BAWDESWELL                       Store room extension
                                                       Stable Cottage
                                                       Bell Inn Yard


3PL/2006/0766/A         McCarthy & Stone (Devs) Ltd THETFORD                            Two illuminated free standing
                                                    Former Vauxhall Garage              signs
                                                    Bury Road



3PL/2006/0769/F         Mr K J Lappage                 BEETLEY                          Single detached house
                                                       Plot 2
                                                       Former Builders Yard



3PL/2006/0771/F         Mr & Mrs A R Nally             LITTLE DUNHAM                    Removal of extg porch, replace
                                                       Beech Cottage                    with two storey ext. to front,
                                                       Barrows Hole Lane                add first floor to extg, new
                                                                                        extension to rear

3PL/2006/0772/F         Mr & Mrs Hannon                ATTLEBOROUGH                     Retrospective application to
                                                       5 Atling Way                     retain 1.6m high panel fence




3PL/2006/0773/F         J H Martin & Son               ATTLEBOROUGH                     Erection of conservatory
                                                       New Bungalow
                                                       r/o 5 Atling Way




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Permission
3PL/2006/0777/F         Mr D Carey & Mrs J Whetter     NEW BUCKENHAM                    Erection of conservatory
                                                       Kalkan
                                                       Rosemary Lane


3PL/2006/0780/F         Mr F Salard                    WEETING                          Proposed alterations and
                                                       11 St Edmund Road                extension




3PL/2006/0782/F         Mr F P & Mrs C Harvey          THETFORD                         Side extension
                                                       5 Elizabeth Fry Close




3PL/2006/0783/F         Mr & Mrs T Holbrook            HORNINGTOFT                      Conversion, alterations,
                                                       Old Owl Barn                     extension and
                                                       Oxwick Road                      garage/workshop building


3PL/2006/0785/F         Mr Jeremy Le Poer Power        GARBOLDISHAM                     Alterations and extension to
                                                       Broomscot House                  existing house
                                                       44 Smallworth Common



3PL/2006/0787/F         Mr & Mrs M Brown               GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Proposed swimming pool
                                                       Foresters Lodge                  & extensions to garage &
                                                       4 The Wood Cutters               kitchen, sitting, dining &
                                                                                        utility areas

3PL/2006/0789/F         Mr & Mrs R Tilly               THETFORD                         Extension to side of house
                                                       6 Burns Close                    to incorporate a carport &
                                                                                        bedroom/ensuite bathroom
                                                                                        (two storey)

3PL/2006/0791/F         Mr & Mrs M Taylor              BEETLEY                          Proposed general
                                                       Peacock Farm                     purpose building
                                                       Peacock Lane




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Permission
3PL/2006/0793/F         Mr Z Sinka                     WEETING                          Side extension to bungalow
                                                       23 Glebe Road




3PL/2006/0794/F         A Porter                       WATTON                           Conversion of barns to
                                                       Town Green Farm                  dwellings (2no. units)




3PL/2006/0798/F         Mr & Mrs P Duffield            DEREHAM                          Rear extension to bungalow
                                                       Alcudia
                                                       Sandy Lane


3PL/2006/0800/F         Anne Williams                  HARLING                          Storage shed (retrospective)
                                                       The Beeches
                                                       1 West Harling Road



3PL/2006/0804/F         Mr M Birleson                  BANHAM                           Proposed side extension and
                                                       Cider Barn                       cart store. Conversion of
                                                       Heath Road                       garage to playroom


3PL/2006/0805/F         Mr and Mrs Batch               ROCKLANDS                        Extension to rear to form new
                                                       Holly Cottage                    family room, kitchen, bedroom
                                                       Chapel Street                    and shower. Reposition of
                                                                                        stair

3PL/2006/0806/F         Mr G Harvey                    BESTHORPE                        Rear extension
                                                       Brooke Cottage
                                                       Silver Street


3PL/2006/0809/F         Mr G Coote                     MUNDFORD                         Demolition of garage &
                                                       32 The Lammas                    erect 2 storey side &
                                                                                        single storey rear
                                                                                        extensions




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Permission
3PL/2006/0811/F         Mr G & Mrs H Hilton            GREAT DUNHAM                     Extension
                                                       Spring Farm




3PL/2006/0813/F         Mr and Mrs Anderson            NECTON                           Bedroom extension
                                                       8 Masons Drive




3PL/2006/0817/F         Mr & Mrs P Harrold             GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Extension and alteration
                                                       High Elm House                   to dwelling
                                                       Bow Street


3PL/2006/0818/F         Andrew Skiggs & Janice Dane MUNDFORD                            Extension to bungalow to
                                                    20 Swaffham Road                    create new master
                                                                                        bedroom & detached double
                                                                                        garage

3PL/2006/0820/F         Goymour Properties Ltd         BANHAM                           Giraffe House
                                                       Banham Zoo
                                                       Kenninghall Road



3PL/2006/0823/F         Goymour Properties Ltd         BANHAM                           Zebra House
                                                       Banham Zoo
                                                       Kenninghall Road


3PL/2006/0828/F         Mr & Mrs R Garner              YAXHAM                           One new agricultural
                                                       Land adjacent Clifton Villa      dwelling
                                                       Paper Street


3PL/2006/0831/D         Mrs J Thomas                   GARVESTONE                       Erection of dwelling with
                                                       Building Plot                    garage
                                                       The Lings




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Permission
3PL/2006/0834/F         Mr & Mrs J Jobbins             ELSING                           Demolition of existing
                                                       The Guild House                  conservatory and erection
                                                       Rectory Road                     of extension


3PL/2006/0841/F         P R Woodcraft                  KENNINGHALL                      Extension to provide kitchen/
                                                       Marshalls                        dining room and bedroom
                                                       West Church Street



3PL/2006/0842/F         Mr & Mrs J Adams               DEREHAM                          Retention of garage
                                                       29 Wavell Road                   conversion to garden
                                                                                        room


3PL/2006/0845/F         Mr & Mrs M Robinson            SWAFFHAM                         Erection of attached garage
                                                       124 Southlands




3PL/2006/0846/F         Mr R Wells                     GARVESTONE                       Extension to rear
                                                       Four Winds
                                                       North Green



3PL/2006/0849/F         Mr & Mrs Rodger James          WATTON                           Relocation of shed,
                                                       2 Abbey Road                     conservatory & erection
                                                                                        of fence


3PL/2006/0850/D         Mr & Mrs K Taggart             BEETLEY                          Proposed new dwelling
                                                       Adj. April Cottage
                                                       Church Road


3PL/2006/0856/D         Mr C S Brown                   NORTH TUDDENHAM                  Erection of dwelling &
                                                       The Ranch                        timber garage to serve
                                                       Main Road                        kennels




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Permission
3PL/2006/0858/F         Mr & Mrs M Lee                 WATTON                           Erect PVCu conservatory
                                                       9 William Close                  to the rear of the property




3PL/2006/0859/F         Mr & Mrs M Keddie              SWAFFHAM                         Rear extension
                                                       4 Northwell Pool




3PL/2006/0860/F         Mr & Mrs A G Lindhofer         SWAFFHAM                         Erection of a two storey
                                                       Lindley House                    rear extension
                                                       Shouldham Lane


3PL/2006/0863/F         R J Warnes Esq                 THETFORD                         Single storey addition to
                                                       62 Nunnery Drive                 existing dwelling




3PL/2006/0866/F         Mr & Mrs G McCloud             THETFORD                         Convert garage to playroom
                                                       14a Fisher Way




3PL/2006/0867/F         Mr & Mrs R Upton               WATTON                           Erection of garden shed
                                                       4 Black Horse Close




3PL/2006/0868/F         Mrs V Green                    RIDDLESWORTH                     Two storey extension
                                                       4 Home Farm Cottages
                                                       Thetford Road


3PL/2006/0869/F         Ms S Neave                     SCARNING                         Erection of conservatory
                                                       14 Grove Close




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Permission
3PL/2006/0875/F         A J Freake                     OLD BUCKENHAM                    Erection of single garage
                                                       36 Hargham Road




3PL/2006/0876/F         Mr P Wheeler                   SWAFFHAM                         Proposed conservatory
                                                       1 Church Mews




3PL/2006/0877/F         Mr & Mrs Stancombe             FOULDEN                          Minor gable extensions,
                                                       Beck Springs                     erection of double garage &
                                                       Beckett End                      sun room & conv. of existing
                                                                                        garage to living accomm.

3PL/2006/0880/F         Mr & Mrs Hayward               HARLING                          Extension to create porch
                                                       5 West Harling Road




3PL/2006/0884/F         Mr & Mrs Osborne               SHROPHAM                         Construction of 2 no. dormer
                                                       Greenacres                       windows into existing roof
                                                       Watton Road                      slope


3PL/2006/0888/F         J W Allen & Sons               GREAT ELLINGHAM                  New building for packing
                                                       AND ATTLEBOROUGH                 & preparation of asparagus
                                                       Portwood Farm                    crop grown on site (amendments
                                                                                        to 3PL/2005/1640)

3PL/2006/0893/F         Mr & Mrs Ray                   WATTON                           Conservatory extension
                                                       4 Dale Close
                                                       Norwich Road


3PL/2006/0897/F         Kevin Joy                      NORTH PICKENHAM                  Garage/workshop
                                                       5 Latimer Way                    (amended design)




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Permission
3PL/2006/0898/F         Mr Jeffery                     GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Proposed bedroom extension to
                                                       32 Chequers Green                side




3PL/2006/0903/F         Mr M Wiley                     ATTLEBOROUGH                     Rear extension to dwelling
                                                       8 Ellingham Road                 (retrospective application)




3PL/2006/0905/F         Breckland Council              DEREHAM                          Erection of front entrance
                                                       Elizabeth House                  porch
                                                       Walpole Loke


3PL/2006/0906/F         Mrs P Rudd                     HARLING                          Demolition of existing
                                                       9 West Harling Road              conservatory and erection of
                                                                                        front and rear extensions


3PL/2006/0909/A         Travis Perkins PLC             DEREHAM                          Non-illuminated signs
                                                       Greens Road                      (various)




3PL/2006/0928/F         Mr D C & Mrs J DeClerk         GRISTON                          Extensions to house
                                                       Greenacres
                                                       Church Road


3PL/2006/0930/F         Mr & Mrs Sparks                SWAFFHAM                         Proposed conservatory
                                                       34 Theatre Street




3PL/2006/0931/F         Mr & Mrs Palmer                SWANTON MORLEY                   Proposed conservatory
                                                       Jobenda
                                                       Rectory Road




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Permission
3PL/2006/0932/F         Mr & Mrs S Ashurst             WATTON                           Double glazed conservatory,
                                                       16 Griston Road                  with clear roof in georgian
                                                                                        style (retrospective)


3PL/2006/0933/F         Mr G Fraser & Mrs A Johns      SWAFFHAM                         Proposed two storey extension
                                                       65 Heathlands




3PL/2006/0939/F         Mr R Richards                  ATTLEBOROUGH                     Conservatory to side of
                                                       110a Besthorpe Road              property




3PL/2006/0942/F         Mr and Mrs Payter              EAST TUDDENHAM                   Timber conservatory to rear
                                                       Brackenwood House
                                                       Common Road



3PL/2006/0948/F         Mr and Mrs Goymour             BANHAM                           Front extension to form porch
                                                       13 Pound Close                   and WC




3PL/2006/0950/O         Mr and Mrs Wright              ATTLEBOROUGH                     Erection of detached 2 storey
                                                       Land adj 19 Mortimer Close       dwelling




3PL/2006/0275/CU        Mr B Stammers                  ROUDHAM/LARLING                  Use of land as touring
                                                       Caravan Site                     caravan site, 12 pitches
                                                       (South of Angel P H)             seasonal use (renewal)


3PL/2006/0382/CU        S & M Personnel Limited        WATTON                           Change of use from retail to
                                                       66 High Street                   office
                                                                                        (Retrospective)




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Permission
3PL/2006/0484/LB        Swaffham Conservative Club     SWAFFHAM                         Proposed extension and
                                                       23 London Street                 alterations




3PL/2006/0486/EU        Wendy Rands                    HOCKHAM                          Use of land as a caravan &
                                                       Puddledock Farm Campsite         camping site including
                                                                                        associated amenity area
                                                                                        (Certificate of Lawfulness)

3PL/2006/0623/LB        Mr & Mrs M & J May             GREAT ELLINGHAM                  Conversion and extension of
                                                       Mill House                       mill tower to one dwelling
                                                       Church Street                    and extension to Mill House


3PL/2006/0646/LB        Mr D Carter                    MILEHAM                          Demolish existing stack
                                                       Park Farm                        down to flashing level &
                                                       The Street                       rebuild to same shape &
                                                                                        size

3PL/2006/0652/CU        Mr Paul Sutton                 ATTLEBOROUGH                     Change of use from dwelling
                                                       Oakleigh                         house to office use (B1)
                                                       30 Connaught Road



3PL/2006/0686/EU        Mr B J Rivett                  GATELEY                          Use of outbuildings at Manor
                                                       Manor Farm                       Farm as additional & supp.
                                                                                        accom living & leisure areas
                                                                                        to Manor Farm house

3PL/2006/0697/LB        W R Garner & Sons              TITTLESHALL                      Removal of 1950's concrete
                                                       The Great Barn                   frame barn, refurbishment and
                                                       Godwick Hall                     extensions, barn used for
                                                                                        functions, events etc

3PL/2006/0700/LB        Mrs S Clowser                  COLKIRK                          Conversion of pair of
                                                       Gable End                        former cottages situated
                                                       Hall Lane                        within curtilage to holiday
                                                                                        accommodation




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Permission
3PL/2006/0703/CU        Paul Rackham Ltd               HARLING                          C/U of agricultural bdg to
                                                       Dolphin Farm                     workshop/business use (B1/B2)
                                                       off A1066                        & new access road
                                                                                        (alternative scheme)

3PL/2006/0729/LB        Martin Ungless & Elspeth       KENNINGHALL                      Alterations to kitchen &
                                                       The Limes                        utility areas, dormer window
                                                       Market Place                     & valley gutter infill
                                                                                        additions

3PL/2006/0748/LB        Anglian Water Services Ltd     DEREHAM                          Construction of generator
                                                       Dereham Water Treatment          and control kiosk
                                                       Works
                                                       Cemetery Road

3PL/2006/0824/LB        Barchester Healthcare Ltd      THETFORD                         Alterations within building,
                                                       Ford Place Nursing Home          making one room to two offices
                                                       Ford Place                       & putting up partition & door
                                                                                        around extg nursing station

3PL/2006/0835/LB        Mr & Mrs J Jobbins             ELSING                           Demolition of existing
                                                       The Guild House                  conservatory and erection
                                                       Rectory Road                     of extension


3PL/2006/0840/CA        Peter Woodcraft                KENNINGHALL                      Removal of chimney stack,
                                                       Marshalls                        alter roof pitch, add cladding
                                                       West Church Street               provide new kitchen/dining &
                                                                                        bedroom in an extension

3PL/2006/0871/LB        Mr & Mrs Q Archer              FOULDEN                          Modification of listed bdg
                                                       Foulden Hall                     consent to add extension of
                                                                                        paved terrace at rear and side
                                                                                        of Foulden Hall

3PL/2006/0887/LB        J W Allen & Sons               GREAT ELLINGHAM                  New packing house
                                                       AND ATTLEBOROUGH                 building (amendment
                                                       Portwood Farm                    to 3PL/2005/1639/LB)


Temporary Permission

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Temporary Permission
3PL/2006/0756/F         Mr & Mrs J F Taylor            GARBOLDISHAM                     Siting of static caravan
                                                       Marlborough Cottage
                                                       Smallworth Common


3PL/2006/0767/F         Mr Paul Layzell                OLD BUCKENHAM                    Continued use of land for
                                                       Old Buckenham Airfield           stationing of clubhouse for
                                                       Abbey Road                       use in connection with the
                                                                                        airfield (Renewal)

3PL/2006/0799/F         Mr G R Newton                  DEREHAM                          Replacement mobile home for
                                                       Rear of No.2 Dillington Hall     agricultural worker
                                                       Cottages
                                                       Dillington

3PL/2006/0912/F         The Administrator              OLD BUCKENHAM                    Siting of 1 no. mobile
                                                       Old Buckenham Primary            classroom
                                                       School                           (renewal)
                                                       Abbey Road

3PL/2006/0314/CU        Keith Betterton                ROUDHAM/LARLING                  Change of use of existing log
                                                       Thornwood Farm Boarding          cabin from office/staff accom.
                                                       Kennels                          to residential annexe for temp
                                                       Roudham Road                     period (retrospective)




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