Hen Unit Planning Application
Hickling Parish Council has discussed this planning application on a number of occasions at its meetings. The subject has also been raised and discussed during public participation sessions at Council meetings. The applicant has organised two visits to similar units, one attended by the Chair and one by concerned parishioners. The latter resulted in objections being withdrawn by those parishioners.
Council first responded to this application with a letter of objection in September 2016. The letter contained a number of questions that were put to North Norfolk District Council (NNDC).
The Parish Council followed this with a further email in November 2016 requesting answers to those questions, as NNDC had failed to respond.
Council finally received a response from NNDC to the councils questions on 7th April 2017. Following the Parish Council meeting in April 2017 a further letter was sent to NNDC with regards to this application.
“The concern for council is still the fears that some parishioners have. Therefore the comments are that while the parish council does not object we note and ask that all the concerns of parishioners are noted… The parish council feel that the application should be heard at development control committee in order that there is the opportunity to hear open debate with all of the correct facts before them. This will go some way to try to alleviate some of the confusion caused by the chaotic way this application has been handled.”