Agenda, decisions and minutes

Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Ann Holmes 01248 752518 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

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There were no apologies for absence.

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 in relation to application 7.1 on the agenda.

Councillor Bryan Owen declared a personal interest in relation to application 7.2 on the agenda; he remained at the meeting to speak as a Local Member but did not vote on the application.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 2 October, 2019.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 2 October, 2019 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 15 KB

To present the minutes of the planning site visits held on 16 October, 2019.

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The minutes of the planning site visits held on 16 October, 2019 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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The Chair announced that Public Speakers had been registered to speak in relation to application 7.1

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 482 KB

7.1  OP/2019/5 – Huws Grey,Bridge Street, Llangefni

 

7.2  FPL/2019/226 – Fronwen, Newborough

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7.1       OP/2019/5 – Outline planning application for the demolition of the existing buildings together with the erection of 52 affordable dwellings with associated developments together with full associated developments together with full details of the vehicular access on land adjacent Huws Grey, Bridge Street, Llangefni

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application site is located on Council owned land. At the Committee’s meeting held on 2 October, 2019, it was resolved that a site visit was required; the site was subsequently visited on  16th October, 2019.

 

As she had declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the application, Councillor Nicola Roberts (Chair) withdrew from the meeting when it was presented. Councillor Richard Owain Jones (Vice-Chair) chaired the item.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that due to technical issues that have arisen the Officer’s recommendation is now to defer consideration of the application.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes proposed seconded by Councillor Bryan Owen, that consideration of the application be deferred in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation.

 

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

 

7.2       FPL/2019/226 – Full application for the siting of three holiday chalets, formation of a new access track, amendments to an existing access together with the installation of a new treatment plant on land at Fronwen, Newborough

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it had been called in to committee by a Local Member. At its meeting on 2nd October, 2019 the Committee resolved to visit the site, and the site visit subsequently took place on 16 October, 2019. 

 

The Development Management Manager reported that a previous application to site three holiday chalets and to form a new access track in this location was refused in June, 2019 on the grounds that the development did not comply with Policy TWR3 (Static Caravan and Chalet sites and Permanent Alternative Camping) and Policy PS4 (Sustainable Transport, Development and Accessibility) because its location was considered unsustainable being in an isolated position in open countryside and also because it was not considered to be well-sited or high quality development. The original proposal was further considered to have insufficient visibility splay for the proposed access contrary to the requirements of policy. The current application comprises a scheme to improve the visibility splay which the Highways Section has confirmed is acceptable. The key planning issues in considering the application above therefore remain the sustainability of the development under the provisions of Policy PS4 and whether it can be considered to be a high quality development under the provisions of Policy TWR3.

 

The Officer said that Policy PS4 states that development will be located so as to minimise the need to travel especially by motor vehicles. Policy TWR 3 supports tourist developments as long as they are of high quality in terms of design, layout and appearance. The proposal as presented does not include any associated facilities apart from the chalets themselves.  ...  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 690 KB

12.1  OP/2019/14 – Gelli Aur, Brynsiencyn

 

12.2  DEM/2019/14 – Llaingoch Primary School, South Stack Road, Holyhead

 

12.3  FPL/2019/207 – Former Marquis Inn site, Rhosybol

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12.1    OP/2019/14 – Outline application for the erection of a dwelling with all matters reserved on land adjacent to Gelli Aur, Brynsiencyn 

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the land is owned by the Council.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application site is a vacant piece of land between 2 dwellings located on the established estate known as Trefenai, Brynsiencyn. An outline of the scale of the dwelling in terms of upper and lower limits has been provided as part of the application and if approved, a condition will be placed on the permission (condition 08) to restrict the length and width of the property to the sizes shown on the site plan to ensure the development complies with relevant distances from neighbouring properties. The Officer said that consultees are satisfied with the proposal and have given conditional approval and she confirmed that the Drainage Section has since provided standard comments with regard to the site’s drainage system. Although no representations have been received to date, the expiry period for the receipt of the same does not end until the 6th November; therefore subject to no representations being received which raise new matters before the expiry of the publicity period, the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed, seconded by Councillor Eric Jones 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 contained therein and subject also to no representations being received which raise new matters before the expiry of the publicity period.

 

12.2    DEM/2019/14 – Application to determine whether prior approval is required for the demolition of the existing school at Ysgol Gynradd Llaingoch, South Stack Road, Holyhead

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it relates to Council owned land.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995, the demolition of buildings does not require planning permission subject to the developer first applying to the Local Planning Authority to confirm whether its prior approval is required for the method of demolition and any restoration of the site. In accordance with this process, the Local Planning Authority was afforded a 28 day period to consider the proposed demolition and it confirmed during that period that prior approval would be required in order to obtain a Demolition Environmental Management Plan (DEMP) which details management measures to minimise impacts from the demolition of the building including on residential amenity, and a Demolition Traffic Management Plan (DTEMP) which details management measures to minimise transport impacts in the demolition of the building. These plans have now been received and are being considered. An ecological assessment has been provided as part of the application which provides a method statement and mitigation for the demolition of the building on a precautionary basis in case bats are present.  ...  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.