Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 3.15 pm

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

Contact: Ann Holmes 01248 752518 

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Items
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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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Declarations of interest were received as follows –

 

Councillor Bryan Owen with regard to application 7.3

Mr. John R.P. Rowlands, Development Control Engineer with regard to application 6.1

Mrs Nia Jones, Planning Development Manager with regard to application 7.5

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 25 July, 2018.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 25 July, 2018 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits 22 August, 2018 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To present the minutes of the Planning Site Visits held on 22 August, 2018.

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The minutes of the planning site visits held on 22 August, 2018 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were Public Speakers with respect to applications 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 7.5.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred pdf icon PDF 135 KB

6.1 17C181C – Fferam Uchaf, Llansadwrn

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6.1       17C181C – Full application for the erection of a livestock shed, erection of a silage clamp, laying of hardstanding, creation of an access together with associated landscaping to include formation of a landscaping bund at Fferam Uchaf, Llansadwrn

 

Having declared an interest in the application, the Development Control Engineer was not present during the consideration and determination thereof.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that that the Planning Department had been awaiting the receipt of information from the applicant regarding landscaping details. This has by now been received and it is recommended that consideration of the application be deferred to allow the Officers to consider the information and enable a full assessment of the case with a view to presenting a report to the next meeting.

 

It was resolved that consideration of the application be deferred in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation for the reason given.

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 885 KB

7.1 19C232E/FR – 55 Market Street, Holyhead

 

7.2 23C301C – Pen y Garreg, Talwrn

 

7.3 36C193P/ENF – Cefn Uchaf, Rhostrehwfa

 

7.4 39LPA1046/CC – Four Crosses Public House, Menai Bridge

 

7.5 41LPA1041/FR/TR/CC – Star Crossroads, Star

 

7.6 38C310F/EIA/ECON – Wylfa Newydd, Cemaes. Please note that this application is to be considered at the morning meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee at 10:30 a.m. Please refer to the separate agenda on the Council’s website.

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7.1       19C232E/FR – Full application for the demolition of the existing shop together with the erection of a hotel and a commercial unit (Class A3) in its place at 55 Market Street, Holyhead

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member. The Committee at its meeting held on 25 July, resolved to undertake a site visit and this subsequently took place on 22 August, 2018.

 

Public Speaker

 

Mr Damian McGann (for the proposal) said that the proposed building would be of high quality, great design and would have a leading brand name supporting it. It will transform Market Street and the view from the Port. In terms of specifications, each room will have a flat screen TV, an air conditioning heating system and ensuite facilities. Some of the more fanciful claims made that this is to be a DHSS supported establishment could not be further from the truth. The lack of windows in some rooms is a function of the depth of the building and is quite a standard feature of budget hotel space. Customers have a choice and can decide which type of room they prefer to pay for. The developer is keen to support the local community both in the build phase and beyond as well as supporting local organisations. Mr McGann went on to say that on hearing some of the rumours about the proposed development, he and his co-director arranged a public meeting to clarify the proposal and should it be approved, it was their intention to keep the local community updated as the development progresses. The developer has taken a long time to consider the best use for this space and, after taking significant professional advice believes that what is proposed is the only viable use for the space.

 

The Committee questioned Mr McGann on the proposed parking arrangements there being no off street parking intended as part of the proposal. The Committee also sought further clarification of the windowless rooms. Mr McGann said that parking provision will be via pay and display car parks in the vicinity and down along the rear of Market Street which the developer believes have the capacity to accommodate visitor vehicles. With regard to rooms having no windows, whilst this is in part due to the depth of the building, it also maximises space and is standard in budget hotel accommodation.

 

Councillor Shaun Redmond, a Local Member expressed concerns about the application on the basis that Holyhead High Street as the town’s retail core is under threat of losing its Class A1 retail units. He pointed out that the town’s Class A1 shops are now down to only 36% having deteriorated in recent years for a number of reasons. Councillor Redmond said that there are 128 retail outlets in Holyhead of which 46 are Class A1 usage; 39 of those outlets are food outlets. The proposal under consideration would not only contribute to the deterioration in Class A1 usage but  ...  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 258 KB

10.1 21C38H/VAR – Daniel Business Centre, Llanddaniel

 

10.2 28C257D/VAR – Bryn Maelog, Llanfaelog

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10.1    21C38H/VAR – Application under Section 73A for the variation of conditions (10) (foul and surface water) and (11) (Management and Maintenance Plan) of planning permission reference 21C38G/VAR (erection of 4 dwellings) so as to allow the submission of information within 3 months instead of 2 months at the former Daniel Business Centre, Llanddaniel

 

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

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that full planning permission has been granted on the site under a previous application which was approved in 2010. Since then a footway has been partly completed and two of the four dwellings are currently under construction. An application to vary a condition in relation to the approved plans in order to amend the design of the four dwellings was approved in February, 2018. As part of the conditions placed on consent at the time the developer was required to submit within 2 months of the permission, details of the design and construction of the proposed foul and surface  water drainage systems and how these would be managed and maintained. The developer is now applying to extend the timescale to 3 months but also to present the required details at the same time as the application. Those details have been submitted and have been assessed as acceptable by the relevant agencies.

 

The Officer clarified that the report is presented to the Committee because as a Section 73 application it is in effect a new application, and the proposal for the erection of a dwelling in this location being partly outside the development boundary, is contrary to current planning policies. But due to the fall-back position provided by the extant planning permission which is in the process of being effected, the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Vaughan Hughes.

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and written report subject to the conditions contained therein.

 

10.2    28C257D/VAR – Application under Section 73 for the variation of condition (11) (approved plans) of planning permission reference 28C257C (demolition of existing building together with the erection of a new dwelling) so as to amend the design of the dwelling together with variation of conditions (02) (surface water soakaway system), (09) (no surface water to drain onto the highway) and (10) (Traffic Management Plan) so as to provide the necessary details as part of the current application on land adjacent to Bryn Maelog, Llanfaelog

 

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

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that full planning permission has  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

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 542 KB

12.1 12LPA1003F/FR/CC – Bowling Green, Beaumaris

 

12.2 42C6N – Tan y Graig, Pentraeth

 

12.3 42C188E/ENF - 4 Tai Hirion, Rhoscefnhir

 

12.4 45C489/LB – Llanddwyn Island, Newborough

 

 

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12.1    12LPA1003F/FR/CC – Full application for the installation of two pipes in connection with the Beaumaris flood alleviation works at the Bowling Green, Beaumaris

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it is made by the Council and is on Council owned land.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application is for the installation of two pipes in connection with the flood alleviation works in Beaumaris. The total length of the culverts is approximately 380 metres and they will be buried at a depth of between 2 and 3 metres below the existing ground level. The majority of the works will be underground and therefore not visible; this being so it is not considered the proposal will affect the conservation of the AONB’s natural beauty, features or special qualities related to visual effects. The revised scheme is considered to be a considerable improvement on a previously approved proposal for flood alleviation works in Beaumaris. Specialist internal and external consultees have assessed the proposed development in relation to the Special Area of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Area and raise no objections subject to conditions. The application is therefore recommended for approval.

 

Councillor Vaughan Hughes proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation; the proposal was seconded by Councillor John Griffith.

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and written report subject to the conditions contained therein.

 

12.2    42C6N – Full application for the siting of 15 holiday chalets, construction of a new vehicular and pedestrian access together with associated works at Tan y Graig, Pentraeth

 

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

 

The Chair reported that Local Member Councillor Margaret M. Roberts is requesting that the application site be visited because of the potential effects of the proposed development on the locality, on language and also on traffic.

Councillor Vaughan Hughes proposed that a site visit be undertaken; Councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes seconded the proposal.

 

It was resolved that the application site be visited in accordance with the Local Member’s request for the reasons given.

 

12.3    42C188E/ENF – Retrospective application for the erection of a new build holiday letting unit at 4 Tai Hirion, Rhoscefnir

 

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

 

The Chair reported that Local Member Councillor Ieuan Williams is requesting that the application site be visited on the basis that although recommended for refusal, the report states that the scheme is considered acceptable in its location resulting in no harm to the amenities currently enjoyed by occupants of the surrounding properties.

 

Councillor Eric Jones proposed that a site visit be undertaken; Councillor Robin Williams seconded the proposal.

 

It was resolved to that the application site be visited in accordance with the Local Member’s request for the reason given.

 

12.4    45C489/LB – Listed Building Consent for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Other Matters

None to be considered by this meeting.

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