Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Llangefni. View directions

Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes 01248 752516 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

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None received.

2.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

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Councillor Bryan Owen declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 7.1 on the agenda.

 

Councillor Robin Williams declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 7.3 on the agenda.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 24 July, 2019.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 24 July, 2019 were presented and confirmed.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To present the minutes of the planning site visits held on 7 August, 2019.

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The minutes of the planning site visits held on 7 August, 2019 were confirmed, subject to the inclusion of the names of Councillors Eric W Jones and Robin Williams to the list of apologies.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were public speakers in respect of application 7.2.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred

None to be considered by this meeting.

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None were considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 313 KB

7.1  VAR/2019/14  - Cae Eithin, Malltraeth

 

7.2  FPL/2019/116 – St. David’s, Athol Street, Cemaes

 

7.3  HHP/2019/129 – Ty Arfon, Lôn Refail, Llanfairpwll

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 7.1  VAR/2019/14 – Application under Section 73A for the deletion of condition (08) (finished floor level) and the variation of condition (11) (plans approved under reserved matters application ref 15C48J/FR/DA) of outline planning permission reference 15C48H (outline application for the erection of a dwelling together with the construction of a vehicular access) so as to allow for amendments to the siting and design of the previously approved dwelling and detached garage together with the erection of a new perimeter flood defence wall at Cae Eithin, Malltraeth

 

Councillor Bryan Owen had declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the application and left the meeting during discussion and voting thereon.

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of Local Members. 

 

At the meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 3 July, 2019 it was resolved to visit the site and subsequently the site was visited on 17 July, 2019.  Due to the unavailability of some Members attending the site visit the Planning and Orders Committee at its meeting held on 24 July, 2019 resolved to re-visit the site and subsequently the site was further visited on 7 August, 2019.

 

Councillor Peter Rogers, a Local Member referred to the closing of an enforcement complaint regarding access to the site in 2018 on grounds of expediency but raised concerns that 5 out of the 6 planning conditions had been breached and that the dwelling had already been constructed on the site and there was no lawful access for the delivery of building materials and plant equipment to the site.   Councillor Rogers referred to the discrepancies between the heights, finished floor level and siting of the dwelling and those prescribed by the conditions of the original planning consent having an effect on the amenity and privacy of neighbouring properties and the local area.  He referred that there are anomalies within the Planning Officer’s report as regards to the submission of a Certificate A and he considered that the Planning Department mislead various bodies when they circulated the Certificate A application.  Councillor Rogers highlighted that many questions in relation to this development and the breaches of planning conditions remain unanswered and asked the Committee to defer the application until independent investigations as regards to this proposal have been completed. 

 

The Development Management Manager said that the application is to delete conditions to the finished floor level, the siting of the dwelling within the plot, increased length and width of the finished dwelling and amended orientation of the garage together with the erection of a new perimeter flood defence wall at Cae Eithin, Malltraeth.   She outlined the planning history of the development and noted that an application was submitted in 2015 for private access to the site and there was disagreement as to the ownership of the land and thereafter the application was ‘called-in’ for discussion by the Planning and Orders Committee.  She referred to numerous enforcement issues attached this application over a number of years and concerns expressed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Economic Applications

None to be considered by this meeting.

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None were considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

 

9.

Affordable Housing Applications

None to be considered by this meeting.

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None were considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

 

10.

Departure Applications pdf icon PDF 71 KB

10.1  VAR/2019/9 – Neuadd, Cemaes

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10.1  VAR/2019/9 – Application under Section 73 for the variation of condition (01) (Approved Plans) from planning permission reference 18C71E (Conversion of outbuilding into a dwelling together with the installation of a package treatment plant) as amended by application reference MAO/2018/2 so as to allow for amendments to the design of the outbuilding conversion together with the discharging of condition (03) (Boundary treatment) of planning permission reference 18C71E at Neuadd, Cemaes

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the proposal is contrary to policies of the Joint Local Development Plan but which the Local Planning Authority is minded to approve.

 

The Development Management Manager outlined the application to the Committee and said that the applicant has also submitted boundary details as part of the application.  She noted that the application is contrary to Policy TAI 7 of the Joint Local Development Plan, however the fall-back position is that the application site has an extant planning permission for the conversion of the outbuilding into a dwelling.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that the application be approved and Councillor K P Hughes seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions contained within the written report.

 

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers

None to be considered by this meeting.

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None were considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

 

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 466 KB

12.1  FPL/2019/1 – Capel Carmel, Chapel Street, Amlwch

 

12.2  DIS/2019/84 – Maes y Coed, Menai Bridge

 

12.3  FPL/2019/79 – Waun Dirion, Benllech

 

12.4  FPL/2018/55 – Penrhyn Owen, Holyhead

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 12.1  FPL/2019/1 – Full application for the conversion of building into seven flats together with the creation of a new vehicular access at Carmel Chapel, Chapel Street, Amlwch

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member.

 

The Chair said that a Local Member had submitted a request to visit the application site due to local concerns in respect of the demolition of a boundary wall to create a new vehicular access.

 

Councillor Nicola Roberts proposed that the site be visited and Councillor Richard O Jones seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED at the request of a Local Member to visit the site.

 

12.2 DIS/2019/84 – Application to discharge condition (11) (Construction traffic management plan) of planning permission FPL/2019/9 at Maes y Coed, Menai Bridge

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application is made by the Council on the Local Authority’s owned land.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is for the discharge of condition 11 from planning application FPL/2019/9 which requested details of a construction traffic management plan.  The construction traffic management plan has now been received by the Local Authority and is considered acceptable by the Highways Authority. 

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Eric W Jones seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions contained within the written report.

 

12.3  FPL/2019/79 – Full application for change of use of existing community room into a 1 bedroom dwelling at Waun Dirion, Benllech

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application is submitted by the Local Authority.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the proposal is considered to be acceptable and it is not considered that the development gives rise to a significant detrimental impact upon the character and amenities of the area or nearby residential dwellings or upon the Welsh language.

 

Councillor Eric W Jones proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Vaughan Hughes seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions contained within the written report.

 

12.4 FPL/2018/55 – Full application for the conversion of outbuilding into a holiday accommodation together with the installation of a package treatment plant at Penrhyn Owen, Holyhead

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the original application has been amended in order to reduce the scale of the proposed development and the application is supported by a Business Plan so as to conform to planning policies.  She further said that it is not considered that the development will have a negative impact upon any residential dwelling nor on the surrounding area.  Additional conditions will need to be attached to any approval of the application as regards to the requirements for details of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Other Matters pdf icon PDF 626 KB

13.1 – Report on Public Speaking.

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Submitted – a report on the public speaking procedure in relation to the functions of the Planning and Orders Committee. 

 

The Development Management Manager that the public speaking protocol has not been reviewed since it was introduced in 2010 and the revised protocol is updated mainly to reflect the General Data Protection Regulations.

 

It was RESOLVED to adopt the updated Public Speaking Procedure in relation to the functions of the Planning and Orders Committee.