Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual Meeting (At present, members of the public are not able to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 1.00 pm

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In the absence of the Vice-Chair, Councillor Robin Williams was elected to serve as Vice-Chair for this meeting of the Committee only.

1.

Apologies

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The apology for absence by Councillor Richard Owain Jones, the Committee’s Vice-Chair was noted.

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 an interest with regard to applications 7.1, 7.3 and 12.2 on the agenda.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes declared an interest with regard to application 12.2 on the agenda.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 3 March, 2021.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 3 March, 2021 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

 

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Site Visits pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To present the minutes of the virtual site visits held on 17 March, 2021.

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The minutes of the virtual site visits held on 17 March, 2021 were presented and were confirmed as correct subject to amending the list of attendees to include Councillor Eric Jones.

 

5.

Public Speaking

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There were two Public Speakers registered to speak in connection with application 12.1.

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 668 KB

7.1  FPL/2021/7 – Prysan Fawr, Bodedern

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NCZRtUAP/fpl20217?language=en_GB

 

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

 

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

 

7.3  FPL/2020/247 – Y Bryn Estate, Llanfaethlu

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NB0iuUAD/fpl2020247?language=en_GB

 

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7.1 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 within paragraph 4.6.10.2 of the Council’s Constitution. The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under paragraph 4.6.10.4 of the Constitution. At its meeting held on 3 March, 2021, the Committee resolved to carry out a site visit prior to determining the application.  A virtual site inspection was subsequently conducted on 17 March, 2021.

 

Having declared an interest in this application, Councillor John Griffith was not present for the discussion or voting thereon.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is a retrospective application to retain and complete the agricultural shed that has been erected on the land together with the installation of a soakaway.  At the time of writing the report, one letter of representation had been received which raises the issues documented in the report. The subject building has been partially constructed to the rear of the Grade II Listed Buildings which form part of a complete farmstead group with the property, and despite initial concerns about its impact on the setting of the listed buildings on account of the colour of the cladding in which the building was to be finished, the Council’s Heritage Advisor has since confirmed that the scheme is acceptable following amendments which will see the building finished in grey rather than green external cladding thereby reducing its impact against the listed building. The Landscape Advisor has offered no objections it being considered that the siting, scale and materials to be used in the final construction of the building will ensure a form of development which assimilates well within the landscape whilst also being sympathetic to the listed buildings which lie opposite the application site. Subject to the use of the external cladding material as recommended by the Heritage Advisor, the recommendation is therefore one of approval.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes said that he had been contacted with regard to concerns about the proximity of the agricultural shed to the listed buildings and was grateful to the Committee for acceding to the request for a virtual site visit as he believed it appropriate - this being a retrospective application and the shed having been partially erected - that Members should gain a view of the application site themselves. Having seen the site and proposal virtually, he agreed with the Officer’s assessment, and although the shed is closer to the listed buildings than it might have been had the correct planning process been followed, he did not believe its effects are such as to warrant refusal and he was therefore happy to propose that the application be approved. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Eric Jones. 

 

It was resolved to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s report and recommendation subject to  ...  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 pdf icon PDF 648 KB

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10.1    VAR/2020/57 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (06) (Drainage Details), condition (09) (Structural Alterations) and condition (10) (Development to be carried out in strict conformity to plans/ documents received) of planning permission reference 28C202C (Full application for the conversion of a stable into a dwelling, creation of a new vehicular access together with the installation of  a septic tank) so as to provide drainage information after commencement of works, and amendments to plans previously approved at Ty Newydd Bach, Llanfaelog, Ty Croes

 

The application was presented 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 conditions of a consent already granted to convert a stable into a dwelling to allow the submission of drainage details after the commencement of works, further structural alterations and amendments to the extension. Additional re-building work has been undertaken around some of the window openings which was not previously identified for re-building in the original structural survey; the structural survey has been updated to reflect the building as it is currently. The extension that has been built is also different to that approved as the report details. However, the changes are considered acceptable having no greater impact on adjacent residential properties than the approved scheme. Although the application is contrary to Policy TAI 7 of the Local Joint Development Plan the fall-back position is that a material start has commenced on the prior approval thereby safeguarding the permission and, taken with the acceptability of the amendments to the scheme, the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Eric Jones 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.

 

10.2    VAR/2021/8 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (16) (Approved Plans) of planning permission reference 45C133B (erection of 3 dwellings together with the construction of a vehicular access) so as to allow amended plans on land at Bryn Felin, Newborough.

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as it is a departure from the Joint Local Development Plan which the Local Planning Authority is minded to approve.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is to vary the planning conditions so as the amend the plans for plot 3 in order to change the ground floor garage into a bedroom and to install 2 additional windows to a ground floor study and a first floor bedroom. The majority of the application site is located outside the settlement boundary of Newborough and as such the proposal is contrary to the provisions of Policy PCYFF 1 of the Joint Local Development Plan.  However, because of the fall-back position provided by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers pdf icon PDF 280 KB

11.1 HHP/2021/12 – Llain Farged, Ffordd Eleth, Moelfre

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000NCX1UUAX/hhp202112?language=en_GB

 

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11.1    HHP/2021/12 – Full application for alterations and extensions at Llan Farged, Ffordd Eleth, Moelfre

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as it is made by a relevant officer who works within the Local Authority. The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under paragraph 4.6.10.4 of the Council’s Constitution.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that the application is for the erection of a single storey extension to the rear of the property to provide space for a sun room along with the erection of a two storey side extension. The site is located in the open countryside and as it is relatively isolated in nature it is not considered the proposal will have any impact on residential amenities nor on the wider area. As part of the site’s development the alignment of a public footpath is being diverted and although a petition of objection with 5 signatures has been received opposing the scheme on this basis, the diversion of the footpath does not form part of the planning application and has been separately consented to by the Highways Authority. As no objections have been raised to the proposed extensions, the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed, seconded by Councillor Vaughan 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.

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Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee having been called in by a Local Member due to concerns within the local community about the scale, location and design of the garage.

 

Councillor Llinos Medi, a Local Member requested that the Committee carry out a virtual inspection of the application site to gain a better appreciation of the development within its context.

 

Councillor Kenneth Hughes 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 MAO/2021/1 – Minor amendments to scheme previously approved under planning permission 34C304K/1/EIA/ECON so as to allow development to commence on separate plots within Site B on land at Coleg Menai, Llangefni

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as application 35C304K/1/EIA/ECON was subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and was determined by the Committee.

 

Having declared an interest in the application, Councillors John Griffith and Kenneth Hughes were not present for the discussion or voting thereon.

 

The Planning Development Manager reported that outline permission was granted in 2017 for 153 dwellings, a hotel and food and beverage facility and associated parking and works, and full permission for a new engineering centre, car parking, and children’s play area and associated works as part of a hybrid application. That part of the site which was granted outline permission was identified as Site B and included five separate plots as part of the masterplan. The new engineering centre has since been completed and two reserved matters applications relating to the residential element of the outline consent have been submitted and are currently being considered. The wording of the conditions attached to the original consent links all the plots within Site B thereby restricting the ability of certain plots to progress in advance of or at a different time to other plots. Since the granting of permission plots are now separately owned and developers want to commence works at different times. The application seeks to amend the wording of some of the conditions to the outline consent in order to relate conditions to relevant plots and allow certain plots to progress at separate times to other plots. The amendments do not entail any changes to either the substance of the conditions or to the details which are required to be submitted and are therefore considered to be non-material amendments.

 

The Officer highlighted that a further minor change to the wording of condition (37) is proposed namely to replace the reference to “each plot” with “relevant plot.” With this additional change, the recommendation is to approve the application.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed, seconded by Councillor Vaughan 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 with the  ...  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.