Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual Meeting (at present members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 1.00 pm

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Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes 

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Items
No. Item

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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No declaration of interest received.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 343 KB

To submit, for information, the minutes of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 5 August, 2020.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 5 August, 2020 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits

No site visits convened.

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None convened.

5.

Public Speaking

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There was representation forwarded by the agent as regards to application 7.1 and was read out at this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 592 KB

7.1 – 19C1231 - Cae Rhos Estate, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead.

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G5800000HzFxcEAF/19c1231?language=en_GB

 

 

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7.1 19C1231 – Outline application for the erection of 32 market dwellings and 4 affordable dwellings, construction of new vehicular and pedestrian access, provision of play area and open spaces together with full details of access and layout on land adjacent to Cae Rhos Estate, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of Local Members.  At the meeting on 8 January, 2020 the Committee resolved to visit the application site before determining the application. The site was visited on 22 January, 2020.

 

It was reported that a letter was received by Cadnant Planning, the applicant’s agent.  The letter was read out to the meeting as follows:-

 

‘The proposed development is for the erection of thirty-six houses including four affordable dwellings on a site allocated for housing in the Joint Local Development Plan (JLDP).  The JLDP allocation indicates that the site is actually allocated for fifty-six houses. SUDS drainage requirements, open space requirements, the need for strategic landscaping and biodiversity enhancements combined with the irregular shape of the site means that the number of houses proposed has been reduced beyond that envisaged in the JLDP. That said, the site still makes a valued contribution to housing supply whilst significantly alleviating concern about traffic impact. 

 

There has been lengthy discussion with officers and external consultees to ensure that all aspects of this development are acceptable. However, until recently there has been an impasse and difference of opinion in terms of traffic impact. Your written report recommends refusal as things stand on the basis that “The additional traffic generated by the proposed development would add to the existing delays and congestion at the northerly end of Porthdafarch Road between the Tan yr Efail junction and Kingsland Road to the detriment of the free flow of traffic and road safety at this location”. However, discussions have been ongoing with the applicant willing to work with the Council to try and resolve current road safety issues and it seems that we now have a mutually acceptable solution.

 

An assessment of deliverability of the site, the capacity of the road network and road safety matters would have been made by the Council in advance of its allocation in the JLDP and there were no concerns raised at that time. This is acknowledged in the planning committee report – the site was clearly deemed deliverable at the time of inclusion in the JLDP and that position was ratified by the Examination in Public. At that point, as is the case now, there would not have been any other means of accessing the site other than via Kingsland Road and Porthdafarch Road.

 

It is our view and that of the specialist Transport Consultants that the development is acceptable without any mitigation. The Council’s own independent transport assessment concludes that given the forecast increase in traffic the proposed development would not be expected to present a serious road safety issue. However, the applicant has agreed to fund a Traffic  ...  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 133 KB

10.1 –VAR/2020/43 – Tyddyn Llywarch, Llanddaniel

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MhDdFUAV/var202043?language=en_GB

 

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10.1 VAR/2020/43 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (08) (Drainage scheme), (09) (Construction traffic management plan), (12) (Photographic record), (13) (Protected species licence) of planning permission reference 21C171 (Conversion of outbuilding into 4 dwellings) so as to allow details to be submitted after the development has commenced at Tyddyn Llywarch, Llanddaniel

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application is a departure from the development plan which the Local Planning Authority are minded to approve. 

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the development is contrary to policy TAI 7 (Conversion of Traditional Buildings in the Open Countryside to Residential Use) of the Joint Local Development Plan.  The conversion is for 4 open market dwellings as was approved in 2016.  She said that works has commenced on the site before submission of information under the conditions stipulated in the approval of the application.  However, as regards to this application the necessary information has now been received by the applicant as regards to drainage, traffic management plan, photographic record and protected species licence.  It was noted that response from the Drainage Section is still awaited but the drainage system proposed is connected to the main public sewer.  The protected species licence has been published by Natural Resources Wales and the Highways Department are in agreement with the traffic management plan.  Whilst still awaiting response to the photographic record it is not anticipated that there will be any reasons to object as the photographic record has been taken before works had commenced on the site.  The Development Management Manager further said that as the planning permission 21C171 has been lawfully implemented and as there remains a fall-back position, the proposal is considered acceptable notwithstanding the provisions of policy TAI 7 subject to the outstanding comments from the statutory consultees. 

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Bryan Owen seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions listed within the written report.

 

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 187 KB

12.1 – HHP/2020/114 – 23 Craig y Don, Amlwch

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MTKWbUAP/hhp2020114?language=en_GB

 

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12.1 HHP/2020/114 – Full application for demolition of existing rear extension and erection of a new rear extension together with alterations and extensions at 23 Craig y Don, Amlwch

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application has been submitted by the local authority.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is for the demolition of an existing rear extension and outbuildings so as to erect a new rear extension for a bedroom and bathroom.  It is not considered that the amenities of the neighbouring properties will be affected and the recommendation was of approval.

 

Councillor Eric W Jones proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Robin Williams seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the conditions listed within the written report.

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.