Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual, Live Streamed Meeting (At present, members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021 1.00 pm

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Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Ann Holmes 

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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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Councillors Eric Jones and Dafydd Roberts declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 7.2 on the agenda.

 

Councillor Aled Morris Jones (not a member of the Committee) declared an interest with regard to application 12.3 and clarified that a complaint in connection with the application had been lodged with the Public Services Ombudsman but had since been dismissed. He confirmed that he had discussed the matter with the Monitoring Officer and in the circumstances was permitted to speak on the application.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 605 KB

To present the minutes of the previous virtual meetings of the Planning and Orders Committee held on the following dates –

 

·         5 May, 2021

·         18 May, 2021 (election of Chair/Vice-Chair)

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The minutes of the previous virtual meetings of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 5 May, 2021 and 18 May, 2021 (election of Chair and Vice-Chair) were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 333 KB

To present the minutes of the virtual planning site visit held on 19 May, 2021.

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The minutes of the virtual site visit held on 19 May, 2021 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were two Public Speakers registered to speak in connection with applications 12.1, 12.2 and 12.5.

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 703 KB

7.1  FPL/2021/10 – Bron Castell, Llanfairynghornwy

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MgwKXUAZ/fpl202110?language=en_GB

 

7.2  FPL/2020/98 – Cae Prytherch, Llanfairpwll

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MgQp8UAF/fpl202098?language=en_GB

 

 

7.3  FPL/2021/38 – Gwel y Môr, Trearddur Bay

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NCsEOUA1/fpl202138?language=en_GB

 

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7.1 FPL/2021/10 – Retrospective application for the erection of a garage on land adjacent to Bron Castell, Llanfairynghornwy

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it had been called in by a Local Member due to the local community’s concerns regarding the scale, location and design of the garage. At its meeting held on 7 April, 2021 the Committee resolved to undertake a site visit prior to determining the application. A virtual site inspection was subsequently carried out on 21 April, 2021. At its meeting held on 5 May, 2021, the Committee resolved to refuse the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation because it deemed the proposal would have an effect on the amenity of the adjoining property which is contrary to planning policy PCYFF 2.

 

Councillor Llinos Medi, a Local Member reiterated that there was no objection to the dwelling which has been approved and is under construction, and that the residents of Bron Castell are pleased that it will be occupied by a local family. The concerns are focused on the re-siting of the garage and its increased scale. Referring to the Officer’s report on the matter, the Local Member said that although the conditions under which a proposed development can be refused under criterion 7 of Policy CYFF 2 are listed, she felt there was insufficient acknowledgment of the adverse impact the development in question would have on the privacy of the occupants of Bron Castell as well as its shadowing effect. Whilst the report does acknowledge that part of the garden at Bron Castell will be subject to a certain degree of shadowing during the day it does not take account of the garden’s incline which the objector had sought to convey at the Committee’s previous meeting, and it does not therefore fully reflect the actual situation. Councillor Llinos Medi said that she appreciated the report refers to the issues raised by Members as being legitimate planning considerations and she added that the matter is a cause for sadness in that the application  for a dwelling was approved with full support for the applicants as a local family but the unapproved re-siting of the garage has had a detrimental impact on another family who were denied the usual opportunity to voice their objections because planning procedure was not followed. She asked the Committee to adhere to its previous decision to refuse the application.    

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application was refused by the Committee at its 5 May, 2021 meeting contrary to the Officer’s recommendation because Members thought the garage as currently positioned would have an unacceptable adverse impact on the amenities of the occupants of Bron Castell. The Officer’s report addresses the reason for refusing the application and maintains the view that the impact of the proposal is not such as to warrant refusal and that concerns about the effect on neighbours have been mitigated as part of the application. A letter in support of the application has been  ...  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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10.

Departure Applications pdf icon PDF 719 KB

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10.1    FPL/2021/47 Full application for amended plans for the erection of a dwelling previously approved under outline application reference 34C716 and reserved matters application reference RM/2020/9 on land adjacent to Pen Bryn, Rhosmeirch

 

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 application is to amend the design of a dwelling approved as an open market dwelling under previous planning policies. The proposal is contrary to Policy TAI 6 of the Joint Local Development Plan under which Rhosmeirch is identified as a cluster where new dwellings will be approved provided there is a need for an affordable house for local need. No objections to the proposal have been received to date although the publicity period does run until the 23 June, 2021. The Officer’s report sets out the proposed design amendments and confirms that the amended design is of a higher quality than the previously approved permission and will have no greater impact on the amenity of adjacent residential properties or the wider area. As the details submitted with the planning application are considered acceptable and given the fall-back position, the recommendation is to approve the application provided no new issues are raised before the expiry date for receiving representations.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed, seconded by Councillor Kenneth Hughes, 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 planning conditions listed therein and subject also to no new issues being raised before the expiry of the publicity period on 23 June, 2021.

 

10.2    VAR/2021/14 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (03) (Passing bays), (05) (Nesting birds) of planning permission reference 29C8J (Conversion of outbuildings into 2 holiday units and a dwelling) so as to allow submission of details after the development has commenced and variation of condition (03) to provide 1 passing bay not 2 passing bays at Stabl Bach, Llanfaethlu

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the proposal is partly contrary to policies of the Joint Local Development Plan which the Local Planning Authority is minded to approve.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the principle of converting the outbuildings into 2 holiday units and 1 residential dwelling has already been established under planning application 29C8J. While the conversion of one unit into a residential dwelling has been completed and is being lived in, condition (03) (Passing bays) and condition (05) (Nesting Birds) were not discharged before development commenced. However, the Council’s Ecologist did check the outbuilding for the presence of nesting birds and confirmed that the outbuilding due to be converted did not contain nests currently occupied by breeding birds. Although condition (05) can therefore be discharged with regard to the residential element of the development, it still  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

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 1 MB

12.1  HHP/2020/253 – Plot H Lleiniog, Penmon

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NAFcQUAX/hhp2020253?language=en_GB

 

 

12.2  FPL/2020/165 – Outbuilding 1, Lleiniog, Penmon

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MiUpaUAF/fpl2020165?language=en_GB

 

12.3  VAR/2021/27 – Christ Church, Rhosybol

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000I28EkUAJ/var202127?language=en_GB

 

 

12.4  FPL/2021/78 - Breakwater Country Park, Holyhead

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000OJcVOUA1/fpl202178?language=en_GB

 

12.5  FPL/2021/71 – Bryn Gollen Newydd, Llanerchymedd

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000I2AJgUAN/fpl202171?language=en_GB

 

12.6  HHP/2021/35 – 54 Pennant, Llangefni

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NCnVPUA1/hhp202135?language=en_GB

 

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12.1 HHP/2020/253 – Retrospective application for alterations and extensions at Plot H, Lleiniog, Penmon

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee having been called in by a Local Member.

 

Councillor Alun Roberts, a Local Member said that the development has been a source of much local concern and that he was therefore requesting that the Committee carry out a virtual inspection of the application site to gain a better appreciation of the nature of development.

 

Councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes, MBE proposed, seconded by Councillor Robin Williams, that a virtual site visit be carried out.

 

It was resolved to conduct a virtual site visit in accordance with the Local Member’s request.

 

12.2 FPL/2020/165 – Full application for the conversion of an outbuilding into a holiday let at Outbuilding 1, Lleiniog, Penmon

 

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

 

Councillor Alun Roberts, a Local Member said that as with the previous application he was requesting the Committee undertake a virtual site visit since the proposal is on the same site and is a matter of local concern.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed, seconded by Councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes, MBE that a virtual site visit be carried out.

 

It was resolved to conduct a virtual site visit in accordance with the Local Member’s request.

 

12.3 VAR/2021/27 – Application under Section 73 for the variation of condition (02) (Approved plans) and (03) (Access and parking accommodation) of planning permission reference FPL/2019/322 (Conversion of a church into a dwelling together with the construction of a new vehicular access) so as to amend the parking accommodation to omit the provision of a turntable at Christ Church, Rhosybol, Amlwch

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee having been called by a Local Member due to highways issues and impact on the landscape surrounding the church.

 

Councillor Aled Morris Jones, a Local Member in saying that there was immense concern locally about this application referred to correspondence dated 3 March, 2021 by the Rev. Kevin Ellis to the Planning Department which he read out and which set out the author’s reservations regarding the application at that time on the grounds that the deeds of sale preclude any changes to the wall and size of gate, (which the Local Member pointed out had been pulled down), the proximity of the proposed turntable to the graves and evidence of stillborn children being laid to rest at the edge of the graveyard. Councillor Jones highlighted that while a previous application at today’s meeting dealt with the importance of privacy this application is about the importance of having respect for the dead. Although it is now proposed that the turntable be omitted, the cemetery surrounds the church on all sides and burials are still accepted. While he would like the Committee to consider making the planning conditions on the consent more rigorous, he first wanted to ask the Committee to conduct a further virtual  ...  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.