Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes 

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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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None received.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 377 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 7 November, 2018.

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The minutes of the meeting held on 7 November, 2018 were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits

There were no site visits held following the 7th November, 2018 meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

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There were no site visits held following the 7 November, 2018 meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

5.

Public Speaking

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There was a Public Speaker in respect of application 12.3.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 182 KB

7.1  14C257 – Cefn Trefor, Trefor

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7.1  Outline application for the erection of an affordable dwelling together with full details of the vehicular access and drainage with all other matters reserved on land adjacent to Cefn Trefor, Trefor

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member on the grounds of proximity to the cluster and a local need.  At its meeting held on the 7th November, 2018 the Committee resolved to approve the application contrary to Officer’s recommendation.

 

Councillor Bob Parry OBE FRAgS, Local Member said that the applicants have lived most of their lives within the Canolbarth Môn area.  He referred to the designs of the properties in Trefor and did not believe that approving this application would be intrusive within the community.  Councillor Parry said that the applicants wish to build a home for their young family of four children and asked the Committee to reaffirm their previous decision to approve the application.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application is for an affordable dwelling on land adjacent to Cefn Trefor, Trefor.  The application was approved contrary to the Officer’s recommendation as it was considered that the dwelling fits into the area and would not look out of place and that the applicants are local to the area as the application site is within Canolbarth Môn where they were brought up and so the proposal complies with Criterion 4 of the Policy.  She said that as was highlighted at the last meeting the definition of local to Canolbarth Môn does not comply with the definition within the policy as being ‘local’.  The policy supports proposals for affordable dwellings for local need providing all the criteria are met.  The policy defines local need as ‘people in need of an affordable dwelling who have resided within the cluster or in the surrounding rural area for a continuous period of 5 years or more, either immediately before submitting the application or in the past.’  The applicants lived at RAF Valley before selling their home.  The policy does not permit individuals to move out of other villages to clusters in order to obtain an affordable dwelling; the policy is for people who live within clusters to be able to submit applications for affordable dwellings.  The Planning Development Manager said that whist accepting that there is an ‘affordable need’ by the applicants the application does not conform to specific criteria within planning policies. 

 

Councillor Eric W Jones that the site is adjacent to a coloured building on the inset map and is within the curtilage of the property in front of it and therefore conforms with policy 6.2 within the joint development plan.  Councillor Eric W Jones proposed reaffirm the previous decision to approve the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation. 

The Planning Development Manager said that as stipulated within the Officer’s report to the Committee at its previous meeting, this proposed application does satisfy some of the planning criteria.  It is accepted that the dwelling will  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Economic Applications

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

10.

Departure Applications pdf icon PDF 293 KB

10.1  43C182F/VAR – Troiad y Llanw, Rhoscolyn

10.2  49C308A/DEL – Capel Hermon, Llanynghenedl

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10.1  43C182F/VAR - Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (10) (approved plans) of planning permission reference 43C182A (erection of a dwelling with a balcony together with the erection of a detached garage) so as to allow amendments to the design of the garage after works have commenced on site on land adjacent to amendments to the design of the garage after works have commenced on site on land adjacent to Troiad y Llanw, Rhoscolyn

 

The application was reported 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 Planning Development Manager reported that the original planning permission on this site was approved in 1961; the approval was to erect 14 dwellings on the site.  Permission was granted in December 2015 for the erection of a dwelling and garage at Troiad y Llanw, Rhoscolyn and the application before this Committee is for the variation of condition 10 so as to allow amendments to the design of the garage.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that the application be approved and Councillor John Griffith 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.

 

10.2  49C308A/DEL – Application under Section 73a for the removal of condition (03) (access and parking area) from planning permission reference 49C308 (Retrospective application for the retention of the change of use of the chapel into a dwelling house together with the construction of a new vehicular access) at Capel Hermon, Llanynghenedl

 

The application was reported 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 Planning Development Manager reported that the application site has an extant planning permission which was afforded in December 2012 to change the use of the chapel into a dwelling.  The application before this Committee is to amend condition 3 as regards to access and parking area.  The applicants consider that adequate car parking facilities exist in front of the site.  The Planning Development Manager said that the Highways Authority has confirmed that they have no objection to the deletion of the condition.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Dafydd Roberts 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 considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 687 KB

12.1 19C411N/1/ENF – 20 Parc Felin Ddŵr, Llaingoch, Holyhead

12.2 19C448B – Mountain View, Greenfield Terrace, Holyhead

12.3  39C589A/VAR/ENF – 1 Tros y Môr, St Georges Road, Menai Bridge

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12.1  19C411N/ENF – Retrospective application for the sub-division of the dwelling to form two separate dwellings at 20 Parc Felin Ddŵr, Llaingoch, Holyhead

 

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

 

Councillor Shaun Redmond, a Local Member said that planning approval was granted in 2009 for an extension at 20 Parc Felin Ddŵr.  He said that the owner has taken advantage of extending the dwelling to form two separate dwellings without planning approval which is a significant breach of planning policies.   Councillor Redmond questioned if a planning application was put forward to convert a dwelling at Parc Felin Ddŵr to form two separate dwellings would it have been approved.  He said that legal intervention needs to take place to deter such breaches of planning policies.  He further said that he did not accept that sub-division of the dwelling will have no detrimental effect on the adjoining properties; he said that parking issues will occur and there will be added vehicles to the property. 

 

The Planning Development Manager outlined the local objections to the application as noted within the report.  She said that planning permission was approved to erect an extension to the dwelling at Parc Felin Ddŵr but following enforcement visits to the property it is apparent that the dwelling has been sub-divided into two properties.  The Parc Felin Ddŵr estate has 18 dwellings which share an access to the estate.  The proposed application will not have a detrimental effect on the adjoining properties due to the existing use of the site as a residential dwelling.  Whilst acknowledging that planning permission was originally granted for alterations and extensions the applicant has in fact sub-divided the dwelling following extending the property.  The application is currently under consideration is a retrospective application.  The Planning Development Manager referred to the main planning considerations contained within the Officer’s report and referred to Paragraph 14.2.3 Welsh Government Development Management Manual which states :- ‘The intention should be to remedy the effects of the breach of planning control, not to punish the person(s) carrying out the breach.  Nor should enforcement action be taken simply to regularise development for which permission had not been sought, but with is otherwise acceptable’.    She further said that the Planning Authority administers retrospective applications as any other new planning applications it receives; applications are dealt with in line with current planning policies and decided whether they are acceptable.  

 

Members of the Committee expressed concerns as to continued retrospective applications being submitted to the Planning Authority.  It was suggested that the Council needs to forward more evidence to Welsh Government as to continued retrospective applications being received and that policies in respect of such applications needs to be reviewed.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that the application be approved and Councillor John Griffith seconded the proposal. 

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions contained within the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

Other Matters

None to be considered by this meeting.

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