Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Virtual Meeting (at present members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 1.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting (at present members of the public are unalbe to attend)

Contact: Ann Holmes 

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Items
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1.

Apologies

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The apology for absence by the Chair of the Committee was noted. Councillor R.O.Jones serving as Chair for this meeting extended his and the Committee’s best wishes to Councillor Nicola Roberts for a speedy recovery.

2.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest from any Member or Officer in respect of any item of business.

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No declaration of interest was made.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 497 KB

To submit the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 7 October, 2020.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 7 October, 2020 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

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Site Visits pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To submit, for confirmation, the minutes of the Virtual meeting of the Planning Site Visits held on 21 October, 2020.

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The minutes of the virtual site visit held on 21 October, 2020 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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Representations made by an objector and a supporter with regard to application 7.4 were read out in full at the meeting.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred

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

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

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 1 MB

7.1 – FPL/2019/217 – Craig y Don Estate & Cherry Tree Close, Benllech

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000JsykpUAB/fpl2019217?language=en_GB

 

7.2 – 47C151B – Ty’n Ffordd, Elim

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G5800000HzhSsEAJ/47c151b?language=en_GB

 

7.3 – FPL/2020/45 – Talli Ho, Prys Iorweth Uchaf, Bethel, Bodorgan

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MJaAuUAL/fpl202045?language=en_GB

 

7.4 – FPL/2020/92– 3 Bronallt, Cambria Road, Menai Bridge

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MgBp6UAF/fpl202092?language=en_GB

 

7.5 – 19C1231 - Cae Rhos Estate, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead.

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

 

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7.1 FPL/2019/217 – Full planning application for the erection of 17 affordable dwellings, construction of two new vehicular and 3 new agricultural accesses, installation of a pumping station together with soft and hard landscaping on land adjacent to Craig y Don Estate and Cherry Tree Close, Benllech

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee having been called for the Committee’s determination by two of the Local Members.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that consideration of the application had been deferred at the Committee’s 7 October, 2020 meeting following the receipt of a letter from Welsh Government prohibiting it from approving the application pending a decision by the Minister as to whether or not to call-in the application a request having been submitted to that effect. The Officer confirmed that that remains the situation and that the recommendation therefore continues to be one of deferral.

 

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

 

7.2 47C151B – Full application for the erection of six 5 metre high floodlights for the manège at Ty’n Ffordd, Elim

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee having been called in by a Local Member due to concerns about the proposed lighting in connection with nearby residential dwellings. At its meeting held on 7 October, 2020, the Committee resolved to refuse the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation on the grounds of the proposal’s impact on the neighbouring properties, on the locality and on the Dark Skies.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the Officer’s report addresses the reasons given for refusing the application at the Committee’s previous meeting. With regard to impact on neighbouring properties and on the surrounding amenities she advised that the manège will be used as a private facility at all times and that the floodlights are meant to enable use of the facility during the winter months. Any planning consent would be conditional upon usage of the floodlights being restricted to the hours between 17.00 to 20.00 during the months from November to the end of February; additionally the floodlights would at all times be required to point towards the manège to minimise any intrusive light spillage thereby mitigating any impact on both amenities and the Dark Skies. A further condition requires the erection of a fence in the interest of amenity. No objections have been raised by consultees who advise conditional approval. The recommendation therefore remains to approve the application.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes observed that the proposal by virtue of its being located in the centre of the hamlet will have an impact on the amenities of residents which he found unacceptable and on that basis he proposed that the Committee’s previous decision to refuse the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation be reaffirmed. Councillor Robin Williams seconded the proposal.

 

Councillor John Griffith reminded the Committee of the special character of Elim as a small, attractive rural hamlet with narrow roads providing an  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Economic Applications

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

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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 of the Planning and Orders Committee.

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

10.

Departure Applications pdf icon PDF 177 KB

10.1 – VAR/2020/49 – Bron Heli, Lon Ganol, Llandegfan

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MiUoLUAV/var202049?language=en_GB

 

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10.1 VAR/2020/49 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (01) of planning permission reference 17C278A (erection of a dwelling) so as to amend the design of the dwelling at Bron Heili, Lôn Ganol, Llandegfan

 

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 Development Management Manager reported that the principle of a dwelling has already been established in this location under previous planning permissions. The planning permission is safeguarded by virtue of the fact that the development has been commenced and is therefore extant. Since the adoption of the Joint Local Development Plan, Llandegfan is identified as a Local Village with a defined development under Policy TAI 4 of the JLDP. The development site is outside the development boundary and therefore is in open countryside where any new dwelling must comply with Planning Policy Wales and Technical Advice Note 6 which requires there to be a proven need for a rural enterprise dwelling. However, given the fall-back position of the extant planning permission which has been implemented and given that that the amended design is acceptable and is considered to represent an improvement on the previously approved scheme and will have no adverse impact on the character and appearance of the area nor on the amenities of neighbouring properties, the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Eric Jones proposed, seconded by Councillor John Griffith that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

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

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers

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

 

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

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 240 KB

12.1 – FPL/2020/154 – St Cybi’s Church, Holyhead

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MiKOtUAN/fpl2020154?language=en_GB

 

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12.1 FPL/2020/154 – Full application for the erection of a steel staircase and viewing platform on the north east tower at St. Cybi Church, Holyhead

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it is submitted by the Isle of Anglesey County Council.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the proposal entails the installation of a freestanding cor-ten steel staircase and platform in order to allow visitors to view the Roman fort and the wider area. Although the proposal is situated within a historically important location, it is designed so as to have minimal impact on the fabric of the tower structure itself.  The consultees in providing comments on the application have raised no objections to the development and no objections have been submitted via the public consultation and publicity process. The recommendation is therefore to approve the application.

 

Further clarification was sought by the Committee with regard to the proposal’s relationship with its surroundings specifically in terms of potential overlooking of properties to the rear of 3 and 4 Land’s End. In addition, Councillor Glyn Haynes in voicing his support for the proposal highlighted known anti-social use of the cemetery and church adjoining the tower which he felt would need to be kept an eye on.

 

The Development Management Manager advised that full consideration had been given to the residential amenities of the occupants of nearby residential properties in developing the proposal. The rear amenity area of 4 Land’s End is very limited providing access to the rear of the property as opposed to serving as a garden or amenity area. The proximity, significant height difference and the angle of any views available from the platform towards the dwellings at 3 and 4 Land’s End means that overlooking of the rear of the properties would be limited. With regard to anti-social activity in the area, the Officer said that the Planning Service is aware of such concerns locally; it is hoped that promoting visitor use of the Tower will mitigate against anti-social behaviour and lead to more appropriate use of the church and cemetery surroundings.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes proposed, seconded by Councillor Robin Williams that the application be approved in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

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

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Other Matters

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

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