Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual, Live Streamed Meeting (At present, members of the public are unable to attend), Planning and Orders Committee
Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 1.00 pm

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Venue: Virtual, Live Streamed Meeting (At present, members of the public are unable to attend)

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 Eric Jones declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 11.1.

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts declared a personal and prejudicial interest with regard to application 11.1.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 260 KB

To submit the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 7 April, 2021.

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The minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 7 April, 2021 were presented and confirmed as correct, subject to the name of Councillor John Griffith being included in the members present at the meeting.

 

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To submit the minutes of the virtual site visits held on 21 April, 2021.

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The minutes of the virtual site visit held on 21 April, 2021 were presented and were confirmed correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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There were public speakers in respect of applications 7.2 and 11.1.

 

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 452 KB

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

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

 

7.2 – FPL/2021/10 – Bron Castell, Llanfairynghornwy

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

 

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 7.1  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.  At the meeting held on 3 March, 2021, it was resolved that a site visit was required.  A virtual site visit was undertaken on 17 March, 2021.  At the meeting held on 7 April, 2021 it was resolved to defer determining the application in order for the Committee to be provided with information about the visibility splays from the application site access. 

 

The Chair read out a statement by Councillor Alun Roberts, a Local Member who was unable to attend the meeting as follows:-

 

Councillor Alun Roberts wished to thank the Highways and Planning Departments for dealing with issues regarding the access to the development site and noted that the amended plans are an improvement to the original plans submitted.  However, there are still concerns regarding the road safety leading to the site from the Llangoed turning that leads to Penmon.  Councillor Roberts expressed that the road is unfit for road users and especially pedestrian walking on the side of the road.  The public footpath that leads along part of the road is in disrepair and is also flooded.  Whilst accepting that the meeting was dealing with the application before the Committee, part of the development has a further two planning application with some part of the site under enforcement issues at present. Councillor Roberts noted he and the local community considered that it would be better to await the outcome of the enforcement issues on site before the Committee makes a decision on this application. 

 

Councillor Carwyn Jones, a Local Member said that he agreed with the statement present by his fellow Local Member as regards to this application.  He noted that the application site is a sizeable holiday development and he considered that one composite application should have been submitted rather than a piecemeal step by step applications. Councillor Jones expressed that there are highways safety issues that are of local concerns as regards to the development. 

 

The Development Management Manager reported that the application was deferred at the last meeting in order for the Committee to be provided with information regarding the visibility splays from the application site access.  She noted that the Highways Authority has confirmed that the site access is acceptable with regards to the development on site.  There were no representations received following the publicity process as regards to the application however there has been local concerns conveyed through the Local Members and by the Community Council.  A letter has been submitted by the applicant in support of his application.  She further said that the application site is located in open countryside in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The subject outbuilding is listed by virtue of being a curtilage building located to the rear of the principal Listed  ...  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 255 KB

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10.1 VAR/2020/76 – Application under Section 73 for the variation of condition (02) of appeal decision ref APP/L6805/A/17/3167404 (Erection of a dwelling) so as to amend the location of the dwelling and vehicular access on land adjacent to Brynteg, Llansadwrn

 

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

 

The Development Management Manager reported that application is made under Section 73A and relates to an approved open market dwelling house and is contrary to development plan policies. The principle of a dwelling has already been established in this location under appeal decision and permission remains as extant.  However, since the adoption of the Joint Local Development Plan, Llansadwrn is now identified as a cluster under planning policy TAI 6 of the JLDP where any new dwelling must be for affordable local need on an infill site but nevertheless a fallback position exists as the site benefits from an extant permission which is capable of being implemented.    She noted that no representations received following the publicity period of the amended application.  It is considered that the proposed amendments are considered to be acceptable and represent an overall improvement to the previously approved plans. 

The Development Management Manager referred that Condition 1 within the Officer’s report need to be amended that the development shall begin no later than 11 May, 2022 to comply with the permission that already exist.  An additional condition will need to be imposed preventing implementation of the original permission if the amended application is approved to assure that only one dwelling can be built on the application site. 

Councillor John Griffith proposed that the application be approved and Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE seconded the proposal. 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s report and recommendation subject to the conditions contained therein, together with an additional condition preventing implementation of the original permission.

 

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers pdf icon PDF 416 KB

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11.1      FPL/2020/98 – Retrospective application for the retention of engineering works creating a hard standing surface for agricultural storage use and permitted development use as a carboot site together with the retention of the alterations made to the vehicular access on land at Cae Prytherch, Llanfairpwll

 

Councillor Eric Jones declared a personal and prejudicial interest in the application and left the meeting during discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts declared a personal interest in the application and left the meeting during discussion and voting thereon.

 

The Chair sought legal advice as the applicant is an elected member whether the members needed to declare an interest.  The Legal Services Manager responded that it does not constitute an interest under the Code if the applicant is an elected member nor if a member is a member of the same political group or a member for the same electoral ward. 

 

The application was presented to the Planning and Orders Committee as the applicant is an elected member.  The application has been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer as required under paragraph 4.6.10.4 of the Constitution.

 

Public Speaker (applicant’s agent)

 

Ms Sioned Edwards said that the application before you involves the retention of engineering works to create a hardstanding on the site in order to enable the site to be used for two purposes; namely for agricultural storage and for carboot sales. The application also seeks permission to retain the alterations made to the access. It should be clear that this application does not involve change of use of the land at all - only laying the hardstanding. The proposed site has been used for carboot sales with the sale being popular locally. Previously, the site has been used for a car boot sale for up to 14 days a year under general permitted development rights. As the site tends to be wet, the site needed to be improved to be fit for purpose and so a hardstanding was provided in order to ensure that the site was suitable for the users and visitors, and also to ensure that no mud from the site was carried to the nearby highway. Creating a site that is suitable and safe for all users is extremely important. The Officer's report states that retaining the hardstanding to provide a fit for purpose carboot site is unreasonable. While the site has not been in use for the duration of the pandemic, new temporary permitted development rights to support economic recovery as a result of Coronavirus now permit the site to be used for up to 28 days in a year. This would be the applicant's intention once the Coronavirus guidelines permit. This was a means of diversification for the applicant, enabling him to provide a car boot sale in an accessible and sustainable location on the outskirts of Llanfairpwll, making better use of the site. Since the end of 2019, the applicant has paid  business rates of over £6,000 a year to the Council to use the site  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 411 KB

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12.1 FPL/2021/38 – Full application for the sitting of 2 glamping pods together with the creation of a new access and associated development on land adjacent to Gwel y Môr, Trearddur Bay

 

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

 

Councillor J Arwel Roberts, a Local Member said that the address of the application needs to be amended as the property is sited in Penrhosfeilw, Holyhead.  Councillor Roberts requested that the Committee carry out a virtual site visit of the application site.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that a virtual site visit be undertaken of the site and Councillor Vaughan Hughes seconded the proposal.

 

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

 

 

 

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Other Matters

None were considered by this meeting.

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