Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Mairwen Hughes 

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Items
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1.

Apologies

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As noted above.

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 received as follows:-

 

Councillor Richard O Jones declared a prejudicial interest with regard to application 12.6.

 

Mrs Nia Jones, Planning Development Manager with regard to applications 12.3, 12.4 and 12.5.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To submit, for confirmation, the minutes of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 6 March, 2019.

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The minutes of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 6 March, 2019 were presented and confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To submit the minutes of the site visits held on 20 March, 2019.

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The minutes of the planning site visits held on 20 March, 2019 were confirmed.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were Public Speakers in respect of applications 12.2 and 12.8.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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

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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.  The Committee at its meeting held on 6 March, 2019 resolved to undertake a site visit and the site was visited on 20 March, 2019.  Amended plans have now been received which are being consulted upon and notified and it is envisaged that the application will be presented to the May meeting of this Committee.

 

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

 

 

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 117 KB

7.1  46C622/ENF – Y Borth, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead

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7.1  46C622/ENF – Full application for the extension to the curtilage together with the retention of a building to be used as a domestic garage and home office at Y Borth, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member.  The Committee at its meeting held on 6 March, 2019 resolved to undertake a site visit and the site was visited on 20 March, 2019. 

 

Councillor Dafydd R Thomas, a Local Member said that he was representing the Trearddur Community Council at this meeting.  He thanked the Committee for undertaking a site visit and noted that the Members will now be aware of the size of the development and its sensitivity within an AONB area.  Councillor Thomas expressed that a building on the site was demolished and building works took place without prior approval; therefore the application is a retrospective development.  He questioned as to what message this gives to the public that people are able to build without planning approval and thereafter seek planning permission retrospectively.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application is to extend the residential curtilage of the dwelling at y Borth, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead and extending the current building on the site for private office space and garage.  The application site is within an AONB area in an open countryside location.  She noted that the development is of a single story structure and is within the footprint of the former building and the design and scale of the building is considered acceptable in this location.  It was noted that a landscaping plan has been submitted with the application and this will allow enhanced screening of the current property.  The Planning Development Manager further said that an additional Condition has been imposed on any approval of the application that private use only will be allowed on the garage/home office. 

 

The Officer referred to the comments made by the Local Member as regards to retrospective application but the Planning Authority must deal with such applications in accordance with planning procedures and not penalize such applicants. 

 

Councillor Vaughan Hughes reiterated the comments made by the Local Member as regards to retrospective applications and asked the Planning Officers to write again to Welsh Government expressing strongly that the legislation needs to be changed as regards to retrospective applications.  Councillor Robin Williams also asked the Portfolio Holder for Planning to write to Welsh Government as regards the need to change the policies as regards retrospective applications.

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts referred that the application site is within an AONB area and noted as the previous building on site had been demolished and during the site visit it was obvious that the new retrospective building is larger than the previous footprint and the ridge of the building is also higher.  Councillor Roberts expressed that he considered that such a development would have a detrimental effect on the landscape.  He further questioned whether there are guidelines to restrict development that are  ...  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

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

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 1 MB

12.1  OP2018/1 – Penrhos Newydd, Llanfachraeth

12.2  30C225K/ECON – Treetops Country Club, Tynygongl

12.3  DIS/2019/18 – Star Crossroads, Star

12.4  DIS/2019/19 – Star Crossroads, Star

12.5  DIS/2019/21 – Star Crossroads, Star

12.6  FPL/2019/13 – Telephone Mast, Nebo

12.7  FPL/2019/6 – Llanfaethlu Primary School, Llanfwrog

12.8  42C267A – Clai Bungalow, Pentraeth

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 12.1  OP/2018/1 - Outline application for the erection of a dwelling together with full details of the vehicular access and layout on land adjacent to Penrhos Newydd, Llanfachraeth

 

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

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that this is an outline application for the erection of a dwelling together with full details of the vehicular access and layout of the site.  She said that additional correspondence objecting to the application has been received, which was afforded to the Members of the Planning and Orders Committee, have been addressed previously within the report to the Committee.  She noted that the Fire Service has now responded with no comments on the application.   The Officer further said that objections have been received by local residents, which are listed within the report, highlighting the effects of this proposed development on local amenities.  She said that the layout of the dwelling has now been submitted by the applicant and it complies with design and distance guidelines from neighbouring properties.  The part of the proposed dwelling nearest to the neighbouring property is to be a single storey building which will have no windows facing the property.  Additional screening options have also been proposed to enhance the landscape of the site.  The development is near an AONB area but following assessment of the details of the proposal it is considered that there will be no detrimental effect on area.  The Officer further said that comments have now been received by the Housing Department and technical issues are now considered acceptable.   

 

It was noted that the application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of the Local Member due to concerns as regards to the visibility from the access to the site.  The objector to the application has expressed that he considers that the measurements of the visibility splay has not been taken within the correct location as the Highways Authority take measurements from the lay-by in front of the access site; the objector considers that the measurements should be taken from the access itself.  The Planning Development Manager said that as previous application on the site have been refused due to highways issues, the Highways Authority has considered the application before the Committee and the Highways Officers considers that the measurement taken as regard to the visibility splay is acceptable.  She also said that a S106 legal agreement has been imposed on any approval of the application that an existing static caravan on site is removed.  The recommendation is of approval of the application. 

 

Councillor John Griffith said that the objector within his correspondence has referred to stated cases: Donoghue v Stevenson 1932, Kane v New Forest District Council 2001, European Convention on Human Rights, Councillor Griffith questioned as to which effect such cases has on this application before the Committee.  The Legal Services Manager responded that the cases referred to do not create specific issues as  ...  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.