Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 3rd July, 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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The apology for absence was noted as referred to 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 were made as follows –

 

Councillor Nicola Roberts declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 7.2 on the agenda.

 

Councillor Bryan Owen declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 12.4 on the agenda.

 

Councillor Peter Rogers (not a member of the Planning and Orders Committee but in attendance as a Local Member) declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 11.1 on the agenda and was not present when the application was discussed.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 5 June, 2019.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 5 June, 2019 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visit pdf icon PDF 14 KB

To present the minutes of the planning site visit held on 19 June, 2019.

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The minutes of the planning site visit held on 19 June, 2019 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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The Chair announced that there would be Public Speakers in relation to applications 7.1 and 12.1.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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

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6.1       FPL/2019/116 – Full application for the change of use of former church into two holiday units together with alterations and extensions at St. David’s, Athol Street, Cemaes

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application had been called in to the Planning and Orders Committee due to concerns locally about road safety, the design of the proposed development and land ownership. Several objections to the development have also been received.

 

Consequently, it was the Officer’s opinion that it would be beneficial for the Committee’s members to view the site prior to considering the application. In addition, should the Committee determine to visit the site, the residents of two properties nearby have asked that the Committee also take the opportunity to view the application site from the perspective of their properties in order to better appreciate their concerns regarding the proposal.

 

It was resolved that the application site be visited in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation for the reason given and that it be viewed also from the perspective of two properties nearby as requested.

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 488 KB

7.1 FPL/2018/42 – Llain Delyn Estate, Gwalchmai

 

7.2 FPL/2019/31 – Tŷ Mawr, Pentraeth

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7.1       FPL/2018/42 – Full application for the erection of 8 market and 2 affordable dwellings, construction of a new vehicular access and road together with soft and hard landscaping on land adjacent to Llain Delyn Estate, Gwalchmai

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it has been called in a Local Member. At the Committee’s 5 June meeting it was resolved to convene a site visit and this subsequently took place on 19 June, 2019.

 

Public Speaker

 

Sioned Edwards (for the application) outlined the nature of the application and stated that as a proposal for 10 units it had been the subject of a pre-application consultation process which had included Local Members, Trewalchmai Community Council, the public, and statutory consultees. Concerns had been raised about the access to the application site via the Llain Delyn Estate and about the potential effects on the residents of nearby properties during the construction period especially with regard to the use by construction traffic of the private track linking the application site with Crown Street. Ms Edwards highlighted that the Council’s Highways Department had confirmed that it was satisfied with the proposal in terms of access and compliance with parking standards and that the provision of a Construction Traffic Management Plan is recommended by Officers in order to agree on routing and parking with the development thereafter to be constructed in accordance with the details agreed. This is acceptable to the applicant and would also ensure that arrangements are in place in respect of the public footpath which runs the length of the private track. As part of the proposal a financial contribution will be made to primary education provision in the area and the provision of 2 affordable housing units and an open space will also form part of the development. The proposal is acceptable to the Planning Officers subject to conditions and it is hoped the Committee will also be able to support it.

 

Councillor R.G. Parry, OBE, FRAgS spoke as a Local Member to confirm that whilst he nor the Community Council had any objections to the proposal, they were worried about the potential impacts during the construction phase and about access. The Committee would have seen from the site visit that the site can be accessed in two ways, the first through the Llain Delyn estate and secondly via the track from the Doctor’s surgery. He and the Community Council were requesting that a condition be attached to any planning permission to stipulate that during the construction phase access to the site be confined to the track leading from the Doctor’s surgery so as to avoid the impact and potential hazards of heavy construction traffic passing through the Llain Delyn housing estate.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that as well as expressing concern about the access, the Community Council has also questioned the need for the proposed housing development in this location and the effects it might have on local infrastructure by placing additional demand on  ...  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 281 KB

10.1 VAR/2019/5 – Tyn Pwll, Benllech

 

10.2 VAR/2019/30 – Min y Ffrwd, Minffrwd, Brynteg

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10.1    VAR/2019/5 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of conditions (09), (10) and (11) of planning permission 30C246K/VAR (application under Section 73 for the variation of conditions so as to move the location of one dwelling) so as to allow for the submission of details regarding surface water drainage, a traffic management scheme and drainage system maintenance details following the commencement of the development on land adjacent to Ty’n Pwll, Benllech

 

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

 

The Development Management Manager reported that permission for three dwellings on the site was granted under the previous Development Plan and an application to re-locate one of the dwellings was approved fairly recently with conditions attached in relation to surface water drainage, a traffic management scheme and drainage maintenance details. Work has commenced on site without the conditions having been discharged and so the current application seeks to vary those conditions so as to enable the details to be submitted and approved following the commencement of works. The Officer said that the details required by the above conditions have been provided and assessed as part of the application and are acceptable and satisfy the requirements of the conditions retrospectively.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes proposed the Officer recommendation to approve the application seconded by Councillor Robin Williams.

 

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

 

10.2    Application under 73A for the variation of condition (04) (approved plans) of planning permission reference 30C755B/DEL (Application for the removal of conditions (09), (10), and (11) (Code for sustainable homes) and variation of condition (08) (materials) of planning permission 30C755 (Outline application for the erection of a dwelling) so as to re-position the dwelling, amend the design and add a sun room at Min y Ffrwd, Minffrwd, Brynteg

 

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

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the principle of a dwelling has already been established in this location under the previous Development Plan and the application is to remove the conditions above in order to make amendments to the previously approved scheme including re-positioning the dwelling 6m to the North East; changes to doors and windows including dormer windows and rooflights and the addition of a sun room to the South West elevation facing the highway. The proposed amendments are acceptable and are considered to be an overall improvement on the previously approved plans. Although the application is contrary to Policy TAI 6 of the JDLP, having regard to the extant planning permission and the improvement which the proposed amendments represent the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Bryan Owen proposed the Officer recommendation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers pdf icon PDF 164 KB

11.1 FPL/2019/145 – Fferm Cefn Dderwen, Brynsiencyn

 

 

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11.1    FPL/2019/145 – Full application for the erection of an agricultural shed to house livestock at Fferm Cefn Dderwen, Brynsiencyn

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee because the applicant is related to a “relevant officer “as defined in paragraph 4.6.10 of the Council’s Constitution. The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under the said paragraph.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the proposed scheme is for the erection of a new agricultural shed which will form an extension to the existing shed on site. The applicant also proposes to lower the ground level so that it is consistent the length of the new shed. As the proposal would be located in an area rich in history a condition is proposed requiring that an archaeological assessment be carried out during the construction phase; the Highways Department further proposes a condition requiring the submission of a Construction Traffic Management Plan prior to the commencement of works. As the location of the proposal is near to the AONB and the proposal would be visible from a public footpath for a short period against the existing sheds an additional landscaping condition is proposed to mitigate any brief impact that may arise therefrom. The Officer said that the Community Council had since confirmed that it had no comments on the application and the Officer’s recommendation is one of approval.

 

Councillor Eric Jones proposed the Officer recommendation to approve the application seconded by Councillor Kenneth Hughes.

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s report and recommendation subject to the conditions listed therein and with an additional condition with regard to landscaping.

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 460 KB

12.1 VAR/2019/14 – Cae Eithin, Malltraeth

 

12.2 FPL/2019/98 – Warden House, Awel y Môr, Rhosneigr

 

12.3 HHP/2019/129 – Tŷ Arfon, Lôn Refail, Llanfairpwll

 

12.4 FPL/2019/146 – Parc Peibio, Morawelon, Holyhead

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12.1    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 

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of the Local Members due to concerns regarding access and land ownership issues.

 

Councillor Bryan Owen proposed that a site visit be undertaken because of the concerns regarding access and land ownership. Councillor Owen explained that he believed the application to be a case of putting the cart before the horse as the applicant does not at present have an access to the dwelling and that the Committee should first see the application site before determining the application.

 

The Development Management Manager clarified that the application is for amendments to the previous outline and reserved matters permission for a dwelling in which the access was shared with Pen Parc, the property next door. A separate private access and driveway to Cae Eithin has been approved as part of a later stand-alone application. However, the application as presented is to vary conditions of permission relating to the dwelling only and is not related to the private access. The reason given for proposing a site visit i.e. access issues is therefore not a valid planning reason for this application which is in connection with changes made to the dwelling.

 

Councillor Bryan Owen said that the separate access referred to has been created on land not owned by the applicant and that no agreement has been reached between the applicant and the next-door neighbour about purchasing the land. Councillor Owen said that he thought the matter of the access needed to be resolved before this application could be determined since without lawful access the property can’t be used.

 

The Development Management Manager provided the Committee with some background information and context to the application and, with reference to the site map highlighted the land on which the separate access was situated relative to the land on which the dwelling which is the subject of this application, is located. The separate access was approved as a stand-alone permission and has been the subject of an enforcement investigation for breach of conditions. The Officer further clarified that as part of this application which is to amend the original outline consent which included access, the applicant has served notice on the landowner which means the application can be dealt with otherwise land ownership is not a planning matter.

 

Public Speaker

Mr Dafydd Jones Russell Hughes (for the application) stated that the only issues relevant to the application are the finished floor level, minor variations in  ...  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.