Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Ann Holmes 01248 752518 

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1.

Apologies

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None.

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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No declaration of interest were received.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 36 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 6 February, 2019.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 6th February, 2019 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits

None to be considered by this meeting.

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No site visits were undertaken following the 6th February, 2019 meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were no Public Speakers at this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred pdf icon PDF 215 KB

6.1 FPL/2018/57 – Parc Tyddyn Bach, Holyhead

 

6.2 14C257 – Cefn Trefor, Trefor

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6.1       FPL/2018/57 – Full application for the erection of 46 dwellings together with the creation of a new vehicular access on land adjacent to Parc Tyddyn Bach, Holyhead

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application has been called to the Planning and Orders Committee by a Local Member due to concerns about the development’s relationship with adjacent residential properties. Local Members have also sought to arrange a meeting with the Applicant’s Agent to discuss the concerns that have arisen locally. It is therefore the Officer’s view that it would be beneficial for the Committee’s members to view the application site prior to considering the application.

 

It was resolved that a site visit be undertaken in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation for the reason given.

 

6.2       14C257 – 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 Planning Development Manager reported that at its meeting held on 6th February, 2019, the Planning and Orders Committee resolved to defer determining the application in order to refer the issue of the definition of “local person” and the “rural hinterland of clusters” within the meaning of Policy TAI 6 of the Joint Local Development Plan to the Joint Planning Policy Committee and to reconsider the application when a definition is agreed. The Officer said that as the JPP Panel is not scheduled to meet until 22 March, 2019 and the Joint-Committee will not meet before April, 2019, the recommendation is that consideration of the application be deferred and the application be removed from the agenda and re-introduced for further consideration and determination when definitions have been agreed by the Panel.

 

It was resolved to defer consideration of the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation for the reason given.

7.

Applications Arising

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

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 392 KB

10.1 VAR/2018/14 – Plots 8, 9 & 10, The Herb Garden, Llain Capelulo, Pentre Berw, Gaerwen

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10.1    VAR/2018/14 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (07)(Approved Plans) from planning permission reference 33C102G (Erection of 3 dwellings on plot 8, 9 and 10) to increase the size and amend site orientation to become 4 bed dwellings together with amending parking layouts at Plots 8,9 and 10, The Herb Garden, Llain Capelulo, Pentre Berw, Gaerwen

 

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 proposal entails reducing the size of two dwellings and increasing the size of one dwelling previously approved on the site as well as re-locating this dwelling within the plot. Planning permission for a housing estate on the site was given originally in 2006 with further consent for dwellings on Plots 8, 9 and 10 being granted in 2008. The application does not comply with the requirements of Policy TAI 6 in being for open market houses when under Policy TAI 6 Pentre Berw is identified as a cluster where proposals can be supported for affordable housing for local need. However, a provision for affordable housing forms part of the current estate. One letter of objection has been received on the grounds outlined in the report. Given that the site has extant planning permission and given that the amendments proposed are not considered to be a deterioration of the design and layout approved under the previous permission and do not have an impact on the adjacent residential properties over and above what has previously been approved on the application site, the recommendation is to approve the application. The Officer said that the planning consent if granted would not be released until after the expiry of the consultation period at the close of today, 6 March, 2019.    

 

Councillor Bryan Owen proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Robin Williams.

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and report subject to the planning conditions contained therein and subject to no new matters being raised before the expiry of the consultation period at the close of 6 March, 2019.

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers pdf icon PDF 306 KB

11.1 MAO/2019/3 – Bryntwrog, Gwalchmai

 

11.2 HHP/2019/39 – Gardd y Plas, Llanddeusant

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11.1    48C182B/MIN – Minor amendments to the scheme previously approved under planning permission 48C182A/DA so as to amend the design on land adjacent to Bryntwrog, Gwalchmai

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee because the applicant is related to a relevant officer. The file has been reviewed by the Monitoring Officer.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application follows on from an application recently approved by the Committee to remove planning conditions relating to the Code for Sustainable Homes and to add a condition requiring the development to be undertaken in accordance with approved plans so as to allow the applicant to submit an application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act to vary the design of the scheme. An amended scheme has been received and it is the Officer’s view that the amendments proposed are non-material and as such can be dealt with under Section 96A of the Act. It is not anticipated that the amendments as detailed in the report will detrimentally affect the amenities currently enjoyed by the occupants of neighbouring properties any more than that previously approved. The recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Eric Jones proposed that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Bryan Owen.

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and report subject to the condition outlined therein.

 

11.2    HHP/2019/39 – Full Application for alterations and extensions together with the erection of a detached garage at Gardd y Plas, Llanddeusant

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application is made by a close relative of a relevant officer. The application has been reviewed by the Monitoring Officer in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the proposal involves erecting a single storey pitch roof detached garage which will be sited to the side elevation of the dwelling. The existing garage will be converted into living space to provide an additional bedroom and a utility room. The Officer said that the scheme is acceptable within its location and will not result in a reduction to the residential amenity of any neighbouring properties. As the consultation period does not expire until 8 March, 2019, the planning consent if granted, would not be released until after that date.

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and report subject to the conditions contained therein and subject to no new matters being raised before the expiry of the consultation period on 8 March, 2019.

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

12.1 FPL/2019/7 – Bryn Meurig, Llangefni

 

12.2 19C779N/VAR – Unit 1 and Unit 2, Penrhos Business Park, Holyhead

 

12.3 FPL/2019/16 – Maes Awyr Môn, Caergeiliog

 

12.4 46C622/ENF – Y Borth, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead

 

12.5 FPL/2018/30 – Junction 7, Gaerwen

 

12.6 DIS/2019/7 – Castle Meadow, Beaumaris

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12.1    FPL/2019/7 – Full Application for the erection of a new primary school together with the creation of a new vehicular access onto the B5109 on land opposite Bryn Meurig, Llangefni

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application is being made on behalf of the Isle of Anglesey County Council.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that seven responses by the public were received as part of the statutory public consultation process the substance of which is summarised in the report. A number of comments were also made as part of the 28 days statutory Pre-Application consultation. Llangefni Town Council has now submitted detailed comments and have requested that as part of the proposal, a 20pmh zone be created in the vicinity of the new school, a pedestrian crossing be installed near the roundabout,  a pedestrian footway be created near the former shop site in Rhostrehwfa, sufficient street lighting be provided, and as the Cae Garw Road is prone to flooding appropriate attention is given to maintaining ditches, and the school playing field is made available for community use outside of school hours. The Officer said that whilst the proposal does already provide for a pedestrian crossing, footpath and street lighting it the Highways Authority’s view that a reduction in the speed limit from 30 to 20 mph in the immediate area of the school is not necessary because of the traffic calming and mitigation measures proposed as part of the development. The need to maintain ditches is accepted and it is confirmed that the playing field under the school’s management will be available for the local community out of school hours.

The need for a new school and the location proposed have been confirmed and justified by the assessments and extensive consultations undertaken by the Learning Service prior to the submission of the planning application. In terms of potential impacts, the written report addresses the areas where the proposal is likely to have the greatest effect particularly as regards traffic which is the focus of most of the concerns raised locally. A Traffic Impact Assessment has been submitted which is acceptable to the Highways Authority and traffic mitigation measures are proposed. The impacts on local biodiversity in relation to the protection of bats and Great Crested Newts can also be satisfied through the implementation of mitigation measures proposed through the relevant surveys submitted as part of the application. However, it is likely that an additional condition in relation to the lighting of the site will be necessary in order to mitigate against any potential effects on bats. The design, landscaping and impacts on the amenity of neighbouring properties are deemed to be satisfactory subject to implementing the measures outlined in the report. The proposal as submitted addresses comments made by consultees including the concerns raised locally during the pre-application and statutory consultation processes. The recommendation is therefore to approve the application.

 

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13.

Other Matters

None to be considered by this meeting.

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