12.1 HHP/2019/301 – Tan y Fron, Pentraeth
12.2 FPL/2019/341 – Site of Former Llaingoch Primary School, Holyhead
12.1 HHP/2019/301 – Retrospective application for alterations and extensions including terraced area, swimming pool and games room together with erection of domestic shed at Tan y Fron, Pentraeth
The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a Local Member.
Councillor Margaret M Roberts, a Local Member, said that she did not want to object to the recommendation of the Officer of approval of the application. She noted that the Clerk of the Pentraeth Community Council has written to the Welsh Government expressing anger to the way the applicant has disregarded the notice by the Planning Officers to cease the building works on the site until the planning application has been before the Planning and Orders Committee. She said that, in her opinion and the opinion of the Pentraeth Community Council such retrospective application undermines the planning process and is unfair to the majority of people who respect the process. Councillor Roberts asked the Committee to put pressure on the Welsh Government to prohibit retrospective applications as it undermines the Planning Authority and the Planning Committee.
The Planning Enforcement Manager reported that there is an element of the application which is retrospective however the principle of developing the site has already been established under the previous planning approval for the erection of a new dwelling. Discussions have been undertaken with the applicant, Planning Case Officer and the Landscape Officer to agree on the acceptable design and size of the dwelling at Tan y Fron, Pentraeth which has been submitted to this Committee. The amendments to the plans are considered acceptable by the Planning Authority.
Councillor K P Hughes 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 contained within the written report.
12.2 FPL/2019/341 – Full application for the erection of 26 dwellings (3 affordable), alterations to existing vehicular access together with associated works at Llaingoch Primary School, South Stack Road, Holyhead
The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application is made on land within the Council’s ownership.
A representative from Cadnant Planning (applicant’s agent) said the proposed development is for the erection of 26 dwellings with one, two and four bedroom dwellings which conform with the need for social housing in the area. The proposed development also conforms to Policy TAI1 of the Joint Local Development Plan (JLDP). She said that if the proposed development was approved it is anticipated the completion of the development would be May 2021 and the units will be transferred to the local authority for a social housing scheme. The affordable housing units will be constructed using Welsh Government affordable housing grant funding which needs planning approval to allow the dwellings to remain as social housing. The site will be landscaped and a large area of communal open space will be afforded. She further said that there have been matters raised during the consultation period and on this basis the Planning Officers are seeking delegated powers to deal with the additional information which has recently been submitted by the developer which includes a detailed landscaping plan, ecology report and distances of the proposed dwellings to neighbouring properties. It is considered that the proposed development will be in-keeping with the character of the local area. The financial contribution sought towards sports pitches will be paid to the Town Council.
Councillor Glyn Haynes said that there has been no objection locally to the proposed development but he questioned as to the total amount of financial contribution will be afforded towards sporting pitches. The representative from Cadnant Planning responded that a financial contribution of £8,050 will be paid towards sporting pitches in Holyhead due to the lack of such facilities within the locality.
The Planning Enforcement Manager gave details of the application and updated the Committee that the Highways Authority seeks a conditional approval of the application and that a financial contribution be sought towards a Traffic Regulation Order. A financial contribution is also required towards affordable dwellings provision before discharge of the planning approval. Furthermore, delegated powers be afforded to the Officer’s to amend planning conditions taking into account the amended plans/additional information and the comments of statutory consultees on these details.
Councillor K P Hughes 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 contained within the written report together with:-
• a financial contribution towards a Traffic Regulation Order and highway improvements before discharge of the planning approval;
• a financial contribution towards affordable dwellings provision before discharge of the planning approval;
• that delegated powers be afforded to the Officer’s to amend planning conditions taking into account the amended plans/additional information and the comments of statutory consultees on these details.