Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual Meeting (at present members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 1.00 pm

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Contact: Mrs Mairwen Hughes 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

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As noted above.

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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None received.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To submit the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 4 November, 2020.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 4 November, 2020 were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits

No site visits convened.

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None convened.

5.

Public Speaking

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Representation made by the applicant with regard to application 12.1 and was 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 522 KB

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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1  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 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 the application had been deferred at the Committee’s 7 October, 2020 and 4 November, 2020 meeting following the receipt of a letter from Welsh Government prohibiting it from approving the application pending 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 19C1231 – Outline application for the erection of 32 market dwellings and 4 affordable dwellings, construction of new vehicular and pedestrian access, provision of play area and open spaces together with full details of access and layout on land adjacent to Cae Rhos Estate, Porthdafarch Road, Holyhead

 

Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE had declared a personal interest in respect of the application, but took part in discussion as a local member, but did not vote.

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee having been called in by Local Members.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application was approved by the Committee at its 2 September, 2020 meeting following confirmation by the Highways Authority that it had withdrawn its objections to the application conditional upon a requirement for a Traffic Regulation Order (TPO) for a one way system.  At the meeting held on 4th November, 2020 the Committee refused the application contrary to the Officer’s recommendation due to concerns regarding the impact of the proposal on traffic and the TRO for a one way system would not be sufficient to address the traffic problems in the area.   She referred that a consultation process would be required for the TRO as regard to the proposed one way system and if the result was against the making the TRO then the development could not proceed.  The Development Management Manager further said that planning guidelines are clear that Planning Authorities should not delay a development that is acceptable as the land has been designated for housing development within the Joint Local Development Plan and that planning conditions imposed could allow for the development to be approved. 

 

      Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE said whilst he had no concerns as regards to the development on the site but the one way system through Arthur Street would cause immense problems if large vehicles needed access. 

 

Councillor John Griffith said that he agreed with the comments of the local member and that a one way system  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Economic Applications

None 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 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

None 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.

 

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers

None 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 223 KB

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 12.1  FPL/2020/166 – Full application for the conversion of the outbuildings into 4 holiday units at Cymunod, Bryngwran

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a local member.

 

The Legal Services Manager read out a statement by the applicants in support of their application.

 

A translation of the statement as follows:-

 

‘We would like to present you with additional information in order to strengthen our application and to explain the specific reasons for our plans to convert the outbuildings at Cymunod, Caergeiliog into holiday units that would provide for disabled people and children.

 

We were born and raised here in Anglesey. As a family, we have run many businesses on the Island during the last 80 years; OR Jones Buses, Llanfaethlu; Moduron Maethlu and more recently Holyhead Truck Services on Mona Industrial Estate. These businesses employ almost 50 people on the Island and both of us are directors of these businesses. 

 

Cymunod is an old farmhouse which has a number of outbuildings that have deteriorated over the years as a result of the previous owners. We are in the process of renovating the house and now feel that it is time we consider using the outbuildings as their condition is deteriorating quickly. We both believe that it would be a terrible shame to see them deteriorate to an extent that they disappear completely. Based on this and as a result of previous experiences of raising a disabled child, we had the idea of trying to provide holiday facilities for people who have disabled children. The idea came from personal experiences of taking our disabled son on holiday over the years. Our son, was diagnosed with Freidreich’s Ataxia when he was 10. This disability is a rare genetic disease which affects all of the body’s muscles and is a degenerative disease. Today, he is 28 years old and is unable to do anything for himself. Over the last 7 years he has lived independently in his home in Cemaes which has been adapted for his needs with full-time care.  

 

Over the years we have taken our son on holiday and as his condition deteriorated, finding suitable accommodation for him proved very difficult. Most of the hotels we have used over the years were unsuitable for his needs and did not provide for the needs of any disabled person who had serious physical disabilities.

 

As a result of these experiences, we decided that we wanted to provide holiday facilities for people who have serious disabilities. Following extensive research we realised there was a gap in the market here on the Island for such facilities. Adapting this type of holiday let will cost more than usual because of the need for specialist equipment but we ate willing to invest as it will enable disabled people and their families to have a nice holiday in the countryside and will give them an opportunity to relax in a rural and safe location. Our intention is to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.

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Other Matters pdf icon PDF 53 KB

13.1 – Report on Public Speaking at the Planning and Orders Committee

 

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13.1       Public Speaking at the Planning and Orders Committee

 

Submitted – a report on public speaking protocol at the Planning and Orders Committee.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the public speaking protocol at the Planning and Orders Committee was suspended at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic as working practices were adapted in response to changing circumstances.  The Committee resolved to allow public speaking to continue in virtual meetings but by means of written submissions only.  The Council has decided to allow participants to speak at the Scrutiny Committees by joining the virtual meeting and a protocol has been published to govern this process. 

                                                                 

It was RESOLVED to maintain the existing written submissions with a view to introducing the participation of speakers at the Planning and Orders Committee from February 2021 and to afford the Chief Planning Officer delegated powers (in consultation with the Chair) to implement the protocol once the IT and other arrangements have proved satisfactory.