Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Virtual Meeting (At present members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 1.00 pm

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

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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Declarations of Interest received from the following :-

 

Councillor Glyn Haynes declared a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of application 12.6 – Garreglwyd Park, South Stack Road, Holyhead and left the meeting during discussions and voting thereon.

 

Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE declared a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of application 12.6 – Garreglwyd Park, South Stack Road, Holyhead and left the meeting during discussions and voting thereon.

 

The Development Management Manager declared a personal and prejudicial interest in application 11.1 – Parciau, Llanddaniel and left the meeting during discussions.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 342 KB

To present the minutes of the previous virtual meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 13 January, 2021.

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The minutes of the previous virtual meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 13 January, 2021 were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To present the minutes of the virtual site visits held on 20 January, 2021.

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The minutes of the virtual site visits held on 20 January, 2021 were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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There was no public speaking.

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 874 KB

7.1 – FPL/2020/150 – Bridge Street, Llangefni

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MiHp3UAF/fpl2020150?language=en_GB

 

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

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

 

 

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7.1  FPL/2020/150 – Full application for the erection of 9 dwellings together with associated development on land at Bridge Street, Llangefni

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member.  At the meeting held on 13 January, 2021 the Committee resolved to visit the site.  The virtual site visit subsequently took place on 20 January, 2021. 

 

The Development Management Manager reported the application is for 9 dwellings together with associated development.  She noted that there has been no objections to the application by neighbouring properties as part of the public consultation and the applicant has submitted amended plans which include a landscaping scheme together with affording Canolfan Ebenezer with 4 parking spaces.  The recommendation is of approval of the application subject to a section 106 legal agreement relating to affordable housing. 

 

The Chair and a Local Member said that she had called in the application due to local concerns but she is satisfied that adequate consultation has been afforded to the local residents.

 

Councillor Eric W Jones proposed that the application be approved and Councillor K P Hughes seconded the proposal of approval.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and report subject to the planning conditions contained therein.

 

7.2  FPL/2019/217 – Full 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 presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of two Local Members.  At the meeting held on 13 January, 2021 the Committee resolved to visit the site.  The virtual site visit subsequently took place on 20 January, 2021.

 

Councillor Margaret M Roberts a Local Member said that she was supportive of affordable housing in principle as local people are often priced out of their own communities but this application site in located in wet marsh land and which is essential to wildlife habitat.  She noted that this development is also outside the boundary of Benllech and traffic and over development in around Benllech are not going to be helped by this proposal and when added to previously approved development in the area.  Councillor Roberts said that local school is currently near its capacity with only 11 spare places available. 

 

Councillor Ieuan Williams a Local Member said that his objection to the application is due to the site being located within an AONB area and in a local wildlife zone and he referred to planning policy AMG 6 – protecting sites of regional or local significance within the Joint Local Development Plan which states that site which cause direct or indirect harm to the local wildlife site or regional demographic sites will be refused.  Unless it can be proven that there is an overriding social environmental and/or economic need for the development and that there is no  ...  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 443 KB

10.1 – VAR/2020/60 – Ty Newydd, Llanfair yn Neubwll

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NA2fmUAD/var202060?language=en_GB

 

10.2 – FPL/2020/249 – Tyddyn Orsedd, Rhoscefnhir

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NB2X8UAL/fpl2020249?language=en_GB

 

 

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10.1  VAR/2020/60 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (08) (Landscape scheme) and (09) (Approved drawings) of planning permission reference 32C128F (Erection of a dwelling) so as to allow amended design and submission of a landscape scheme after work has begun on land at Ty Newydd, Llanfair yn Neubwll

 

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 is minded to approve.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that part of the dwelling and it curtilage is located outside the settlement boundary defined under the provisions of policy PCYFF1 of the Joint Local Development Plan and it is therefore a departure from the current development plan.  Given that there is an extant planning permission for a residential dwelling on the site it does not lead to a recommendation of refusal in accordance with the provisions of policy PCYFF1.   She further said that the public consultation period does not come to an end until 11 February, 2021 and requested that the Officers be afforded power to act following the public consultation period if no new representations have been received.

 

Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Dafydd Roberts seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application and to grant the Officer’s power to act following the statutory public consultation period coming to an end.

 

10.2  FPL//2020/249 – Full application for the erection of a dwelling together with associated development (so as to amend the design and siting approved under application reference 42C258A) on land to the rear of Tyddyn Orsedd, Rhoscefndir

 

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

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application has extant planning consent and it is considered that the amendments to the design would be an improvement to the previous approved application.  There has been opposition to the application by local residents due to private rights in respect of drainage of surface water but these are legal matters outside the planning remit and would needs agreement before developing the site.  Condition 1 within the report needs to be amended to reflect that the development shall begin no later than 8 December, 2022 due to the fall-back position as the site has an extant planning permission.

 

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

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation subject to the planning conditions contained within the written report and that Condition 1 within the report be amended to reflect that the development shall begin no later than 8 December, 2022 due to the fall-back position as the site has an extant planning permission.

 

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers pdf icon PDF 400 KB

11.1 – MAO/2020/29 – Parciau, Llanddaniel

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NAksJUAT/mao202029?language=en_GB

 

11.2 – VAR/2020/74 – Tre Wen, Pen Lôn, Newborough

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NBhfyUAD/var202074?language=en_GB

 

 

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11.1  MAQ/2020/29 – Minor amendments to scheme previously approved under planning permission FPL/2020/73 so as to amend design and remove condition (08) (drainage in relation to highways) at Parciau, Llanddaniel

 

The application was presented the Planning and Orders Committee as the applicants are relevant officers.  The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under paragraph 4.6.10.4 of the Constitution. 

 

Having declared a prejudicial interest in this application, the Development Management Manager left the meeting during discussion and voting thereon.

 

The Planning Built and Natural Environment Manager reported that this application is to make minor amendments to the development permitted in August 2020.  The amendments refer to amending the glazing to the study on the ground floor front elevation by bringing it in line with the front elevation and rather than a bi-folding door arrangement, the glazing is changed to a more conventional window design with a single glazed door opening.  Additionally, the applicants seeks to remove condition 8 of the previous approved application as regards to surface water from within the curtilage of the site and the Highways Authority has confirmed that the removal of the condition is acceptable.

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Eric W Jones seconded the proposal.

 

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

 

11.2  VAR/2020/74 – Application under Section 73 for the variation of condition (06) of planning permission reference 45C83E (conversion of the existing workshop into three dwellings) so as to allow the addition of 2 porches at Tre Wen, Pen Lôn, Newborough

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the applicant is related to a relevant officer.  The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under paragraph 4.6.10.4 of the Constitution.  The application is a departure from the development plan which the Local Planning Authority is minded to approve.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is for the variation of condition (06) of planning permission 45C83E to allow the addition of 2 porches at the front of the dwellings.  She noted that there was no opposition to the application by the statutory consultees or local residents but it is reported to the Committee as it is in contrary to planning policy TAI 7 of the JLDP.  She further said that the public consultation period does not come to an end until 18 February, 2021 and requested that the Officer’s be afforded power to act following the public consultation period if no new representations have been received.

 

Councillor Eric W Jones proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Dafydd Roberts seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application and to grant the Officer’s power to act following the statutory public consultation period coming to an end.

 

 

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 2 MB

12.1 – OP/2020/6 Land adj Roebuck Estate, Llanfachraeth

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MffC6UAJ/op20206?language=en_GB

 

12.2 – FPL/2020/264 – Former Heliport Site, Penrhos Industrial Estate, Holyhead

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NBhcKUAT/fpl2020264?language=en_GB

 

12.3 – FPL/2020/195 – Sea Shanty Café, Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000Mj7sXUAR/fpl2020195?language=en_GB

 

12.4 – HHP/2020/302 – 38 Lon Conwy, Benllech

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NBi1uUAD/hhp2020302?language=en_GB

 

12.5 – MAO/2020/31 – Bryn Meurig, Llangefni

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NBevhUAD/mao202031?language=en_GB

 

12.6 – FPL/2020/258 – Garreglwyd Park, South Stack Road, Holyhead

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NBCOPUA5/fpl2020258?language=en_GB

 

12.7 – VAR/2020/66 - Former Primary School, Pentraeth Road, Menai Bridge

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NAksnUAD/var202066?language=en_GB

 

 

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12.1  OP/2020/6 – Outline application for the erection of 31 new residential dwellings together with full details of a new estate road at land adjacent to Roebuck Estate, Llanfachraeth

 

The application had been withdrawn.

 

12.2  FPL/2020/264 – Full application for the erection of 8 business units (Class B1, B2 and B8), construction of soft and hard landscaping together with associated works on land at former Heliport Site, Penrhos Industrial Estate, Penrhos, Holyhead

 

The application had been withdrawn.

 

12.3  FPL/2020/195 – Full application for alterations and extension at Sea Shanty Café, Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application encompasses Council owned land.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that discussions have been undertaken with the applicant as regards to mitigation and ecological issues together with loss of sand dune areas and potential impact on lizards. She noted that the Council’s Ecological and Environmental Adviser has been in discussions with the applicant as regards to moving some of the sand dunes as there is a statutory obligation under the Environmental Wales Act in maintaining and enhancing biodiversity; however the applicant does not own adequate land to meet the criteria.  The applicant has offered mitigation proposals under the decking area at the site but the Ecological and Environmental Advisor does not consider that those measures are appropriate nor effective as regards to this application.  The Development Management Manager said that due to the objection as noted by the Ecological and Environmental Advisor the recommendation is now of refusal of the application and the application will need to be deferred so as to allow Officer’s to prepare a report to the next meeting of this Committee.

 

Councillor John Griffith proposed to defer the application and Councillor Robin Williams seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to defer the application for the reasons given.

 

12.4  HHP/2020/302 – Full application for alterations and extensions at 38 Lon Conwy, Benllech

 

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

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is for alterations and extensions to the dwelling including the erection of a new conservatory and new raised patio area towards the rear of the property.  The application was called in to the Committee by a local member due to concerns regarding overlooking and loss of privacy to neighbouring gardens.  She said that the neighbouring gardens are significantly overlooked already as the current terrace is higher and a condition is proposed to erect screening on both sides of the garden.

 

Councillor R O Jones proposed that the application be approved and Councillor John Griffith seconded the proposal.

 

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

 

12.5  MAO/2020/31 – Minor amendments to scheme previously approved under planning permission FPL/2019/7 (erection of primary school) so as to amend cladding and remove 2 classrooms on land adjacent to Bryn  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

13.

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.