Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual Meeting (At present, members of the public are not able to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 1.00 pm

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Venue: Virtual Meeting

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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Councillor John Griffith declared a personal interest in applications 6.1 and 11.1.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 402 KB

To present the minutes of the virtual meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 10 February, 2021.

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The minutes of the previous virtual meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 10 February, 2021 were confirmed subject to the amendment at Page 5 – application 7.2 – Councillor K P Hughes referred ……. The Joint Local Development Plan has been adopted by this Council and opportunities to review the plan will not be possible for a number of years …’:-

 

·           To delete the wording ‘……… number of years’

·           To include ‘….. as far as making changes to the plan we have not reached the stage to do so’.

 

4.

Site Visits

None to be considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

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None considered as this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were public speakers in respect of applications 7.1 and 12.3.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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 6.1  FPL/2020/247 – Full application for the erection of 9 dwellings together with associated works on land adjacent to Y Bryn Estate, Llanfaethlu

 

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

 

Having declared a personal interest in this application Councillor John Griffith did not take part in the discussion nor voting thereon.

 

The Development Management Manager reported on the location and nature of the application and it was recommend that the application site be visited.

 

It was RESOLVED to visit the site in accordance with the recommendation within the Officer’s report.

 

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 870 KB

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

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

 

7.3 – 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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7.1  FPL/2020/195 – Full application for alterations and extensions including decked area, associated works and mitigation measures 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. 

 

Public Speaker

 

Mr Philip Brown (applicant) said that extending outdoor area three meters west is the slightly contentious element of the proposal. He noted that he would focus on that and hopefully reassure the Committee:-

 

  1. The area of deck extension is modest and logical, it is more of a completion than an extension. It returns to us some (but by no means all ) of the capacity we have lost through distancing tables.
  2. The incursion into the sand dune is so small as to be technical rather than physical. Only 2.8 cubic meters of soily sand will need to be removed by hand and will be relocated on the eroded side of the dune.
  3. The construction is made entirely of unpainted wood. No concrete or masonry of any kind is involved thus allowing unpolluted reversal of the scheme at any time.
  4. The new area will allow five new tables of four, and one new table of six. A modest but very helpful addition to the facilities we offer and a pleasurable and sheltered new place for our customers to sit in safety.
  5. The scheme will utilise a three meter strip of land currently unused and unkempt. It will turn a dead end service access path into a tidy outdoor area tastefully fitting into its environment. Our existing building demonstrates our expertise in this regard.
  6. Lastly may we reassure you that this is NOT a ‘foot in the door’. We will not return to you in a few years’ time looking for another three meters. To do so would be inappropriate in every respect. Nobody understands this more than me.

 

We do not have to tell you how badly our industry and our country has been devastated by Covid. Since March last year, the Sea Shanty traded for only seven weeks. We have borrowed extensively to remain afloat and will have to endure closure for much longer than originally expected. None of our 71 staff have been made redundant and with your help, none will be. These proposals will assist us to repay loans, retain jobs, in our small way help to rebuild the local economy and restore the depleted public coffers. The scheme benefits everybody and for these reasons, we ask for, and believe we merit, your approval for this most logical and modest economic development scheme.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the applications is an extension to the café and the provision of a decked area which will extend to sand dunes nearby.  The application is to provide additional outside seating areas to meet social distancing requirements due to the current pandemic so as to preserve the business and mitigate revenue loss.  She said that the area is within a C2 flood risk area and  ...  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 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 considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

10.

Departure Applications

None to be considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

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None considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers pdf icon PDF 249 KB

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11.1  FPL/2021/7 – Full application for the retention and completion of the agricultural shed together with the installation of a soakaway on land at Prysan Fawr, Bodedern

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the applicant is related to a relevant officer as defined in paragraph 4.6.10.2 of the Constitution.  The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under paragraph 4.6.10.4 of the Constitution.

 

Having declared a personal interest in this application Councillor John Griffith did not take part in the discussion nor voting thereon.

 

Councillor K P Hughes and a local member requested a site visit to the application site so that the Committee can view the site and the effect on nearby adjacent Listed Buildings. Councillor Robin Williams seconded the proposal of a site visit.

 

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.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 629 KB

12.1 – FPL/2021/1- Plas Alltran, 3 Turkey Shore Road, Holyhead

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NCVUsUAP/fpl20211?language=en_GB

 

12.2 – LBC/2021/1- Plas Alltran, 3 Turkey Shore Road, Holyhead

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NCWppUAH/lbc20211?language=en_GB

 

12.3 – FPL/2020/164 –Lleiniog Cottage, Penmon, Beaumaris

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000MiUpVUAV/fpl2020164?language=en_GB

 

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12.1  FPL/2021/1 – Full application for change of use of existing listed building into 4 social housing flats together with alterations and extensions at Plas Alltran, 3 Turkey Shore Road, Holyhead

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application has been submitted by the Local Authority.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is to renovate the existing building into 4 social housing flats within a Grade II Listed Building.  The building has been empty and disused for a number of years.  The location of the building is within a prominent position near the port of Holyhead.  She noted that there has been one letter of objection to the application but it is acceptable within its context and it is acceptable to the Holyhead Town Council.  However, the site is partially within zone C2 where the creation of new, or increase in the provision of residential units is not acceptable in accordance with national planning policy.  NRW has also submitted objections to the application and negotiations are continuing as regards to the application. The Development Management Manager further said that the creation of 4 flats is the minimum possible within the building. It is considered that this is a unique opportunity to restore the building.  The development is considered acceptable subject to favourable negotiations with NRW in order to mitigate proposals before permission is granted. 

 

Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE said that the building needs to be brought back into use but there are concerns as regards to heavy traffic near the site. 

 

Councillor Glyn Haynes said that this is a unique building and needs to be renovated.  Councillor Haynes proposed that the application be approved.  Councillor Robin Williams seconded the proposal of approval. 

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and subject to the conditions contained within the written report once acceptable mitigation measures have been agreed to address objection by Natural Resources Wales.

 

12.2  LBC/2021/1 – Listed Building Consent for conversion of abandoned listed building into 4 social housing flats, demolition of part of the building and erection of extension in lieu together with external and internal works at Plas Alltran, 3 Turkey Shore Road, Holyhead

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the application has been submitted by the Local Authority.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is for Listed Building Consent as the local authority is the applicant. 

 

Councillor K P Hughes proposed that the application be approved.  Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED to refer the application to Welsh Government for Listed Building Consent.

 

12.3  FPL/2020/164 – Full application for conversion of the outbuilding into a holiday unit together with alterations and extensions thereto at Lleiniog Cottage, Penmon, Beaumaris

 

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

 

Public Speaker

 

Mr Rhys Davies (applicant’s agent) said this application relates to a change of use  ...  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 considered by this meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee.