Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual Meeting (at present members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 1.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

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The apologies for absence were noted as listed above.

2.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declaration of interest by any Member of Officer in respect of any item of business.

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No declaration of interest was received.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To present the minutes of the previous virtual meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 2 December, 2020.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 2 December, 2020 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To present the minutes of the virtual site visit held on 16 December, 2020.

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The minutes of the virtual site visit held on 16 December, 2020 were presented and were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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Representations made by an objector and a supporter with regard to application 7.1 and by a supporter with regard to application 7.2 were read out in full at the meeting.

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 1 MB

7.1 FPL/2019/217 – Craig y Don Estate & Cherry Tree Close, Benllech

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H000

00JsykpUAB/fpl2019217?language=en_GB

 

7.2 FPL/2019/322 – Christ Church, Rhosybol

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H000

00Ixw9OUAR/fpl2019322?language=en_GB

 

7.3 FPL/2020/166 – Cymunod, Bryngwran

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H000

00MiVHYUA3/fpl2020166?language=en_GB

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7.1 FPL/2019/217 – Full planning 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 in for the Committee’s determination by two of the Local Members. Welsh Government Ministers had received a request to call-in the application for their own determination and the application had previously been deferred pending this decision. Welsh Government Ministers had now reviewed the application and decided not to call it in.

 

The Legal Services Manager read out a statement by Tom Woodward, a resident of Craig y Don Estate in opposition to the application as follows -

 

Thank you for the opportunity to comment directly to the Planning Committee, although those of you who have read all the objection letters may already be aware of some of the points I am making.

 

I would like to point out that the information supporting the application is not correct due to it being used by the Developer to support another affordable home development in the village of Benllech of 27 homes which was passed several months ago by yourselves. Thus, the demand forecast is incorrect.

 

This proposed development is outside the current development plan area and is being built on an AONB. I realise that there are allowances for small developments to take place outside the Local Development Plan, but there is no definition of small or the maximum development that could be undertaken in these instances. It is open to interpretation in different locations. This is not planning but the erosion of boundaries.

 

The number of properties sought originally was 29, this has suddenly dropped to 17 – Why? If the supporting data for the application was correct requiring 29 affordable homes how can it suddenly reduce to 17? Probably because the discussions being undertaken by the applicant with Planning Officers reveals that 29 was too big to meet the TAN2 ill-defined SMALL definition, so make a reduced development application to ensure that some development is allowed and open the way for additional units at a later date.

 

The developer plans to provide more field access points than the farmer previously enjoyed, each gate with a tarmacked road to the field gates. The revised drawings for the 17 properties reveal a total of 3 field accesses, labelled for farm use, but it seems quite obvious, again, that the ultimate objective of this planning application, if successful, is to allow extension of the development at some future date.

 

With the increase in housing of the area of the new planning that has been passed, I am led to believe that we will exceed the Local Development Plan by over 60%.Our local services and facilities are going to be further stressed with those dwellings already given planning permission plus this application.

 

Presumably the  ...  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

None to be considered by this meeting.

 

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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 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 719 KB

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12.1 TPO/2020/13 – Application to fell trees protected by a Tree Preservation Order at Cae Isaf, Llansadwrn

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the County Council’s Highways Authority is the applicant.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is made by the Council in order to facilitate proposed minor flood alleviation works that will replace the existing collapsed stone culvert in the lane with plastic pipe as well as clearing the drainage ditch adjacent to the lane. The subject trees exhibit features of decline and habitat commensurate with mature trees; a replanting plan to address the loss of amenity has been submitted and will be a condition of consent. It is considered therefore that the justification for the felling is clear, adverse effects on amenity acceptable and can be reduced through the planting of replacement trees on site.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed, seconded by Councillor Eric Jones 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 condition contained therein.

 

12.2 FPL/2020/150 – Full Application for the erection of 9 dwellings together with associated development on land at Bridge Street, Llangefni

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it is partly on Council owned land. The application has also been called in for the Committee’s determination by a Local Member.

 

Councillor Nicola Roberts, who was also a Local Member in this case proposed that a virtual site visit be conducted due to local concerns regarding traffic and drainage issues. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Kenneth Hughes.

 

Councillor Robin Williams in explaining that he had not been able to be present at the virtual site visit conducted following the Committee’s December, 2020 meeting highlighted how helpful the recording of the meeting had been to him and he proposed that all virtual site visits carried out by the Committee are recorded as a matter of practice. The proposal was seconded by Councillor Nicola Roberts and was supported by the Committee.

 

It was resolved –

 

           That a virtual site visit be conducted by the Committee in the case of the application.

           That all virtual site visits conducted by the Committee be recorded as a matter of practice.

 

12.3 MAO/2020/22 – Minor amendments to the scheme previously approved under planning permission 19LPA1025E/CC/VAR so as to add a condition for the development to be in accordance with the approved plans together with amendments to the design, siting and construction material of the bin store and cycle stands at Market Hall, Stanley Street, and Holyhead

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the Isle of Anglesey County Council is the applicant and landowner.

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application is for non-material amendments to the previously approved scheme so as to add a condition for the development to be in accordance with the approved plans and  ...  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.