Agenda, decisions and minutes

Virtual, Live Streamed Meeting (At present, members of the public are not able to attend), Planning and Orders Committee - Wednesday, 1st September, 2021 1.00 pm

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Items
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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 of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 367 KB

To present the minutes of the previous meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 28 July, 2021.

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The minutes of the previous virtual meeting of the Planning and Orders Committee held on 28 July, 2021 were confirmed as correct.

4.

Site Visits pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To present the minutes of the virtual site visits held on 18 August, 2021.

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The minutes of the virtual site visits held on 18 August, 2021 were confirmed as correct.

5.

Public Speaking

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 There were Public Speakers in respect of applications 7.1 and 7.4.

6.

Applications that will be Deferred

None to be considered by this meeting.

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None were considered by the Planning and Orders Committee.

7.

Applications Arising pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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7.1  FPL/2019/251/EIA – Full application for the erection of a free range poultry unit (egg production) together with a manure store, feeding bins and associated works at Cae Mawr, Llannerchymedd

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as it is accompanied by an Environment Impact Assessment and has also been called in to the Committee by a Local Member.  At the meeting held on 28 July, 2021 it was resolved to visit the application site.  A virtual site visit took place on 18 August, 2021.

 

Public Speakers

 

Ms Wendy Pugh, spoke against the application and she expressed that the Council are under pressure to approve the application as the applicant’s agents would appeal any refusal of the application and would claim costs against the Authority.  She said that there are numerous poultry units in Powys that are similar to this planning application and are detrimental to the environment with cases of air and water pollution.   Ms Pugh urged the Committee to refuse the application as there is a threat to neighbouring properties with regard to avian flu (bird flu) and water pollution.  She further said that there is a potential of other farming enterprises converting to poultry businesses on the Island; the Island would face a similar situation as Powys with extensive poultry units in the county.   Ms Pugh said that it is important that Anglesey keeps a reputation of good food production and this application will provide zero jobs to the area as was stated in a letter by NRW to the Council in 2019 which referred that hard standing construction will entail on the farm at Cae Mawr and staff will be able to walk from the farm to manage the poultry business.    She further said that there has been limited consultation with the neighbouring properties as regards to this development and it is understood that there will be changes to the access to the site.  Ms Pugh had concerns as to whom the neighbouring community would be able to complain to if any issues arose from such a development at Cae Mawr as it will have a detrimental effect on the area. 

 

Councillor John Griffith questioned as to the opinion of the objector as to the size of the poultry shed at Cae Mawr.  Ms Pugh responded that the size of the shed is extensive within the local countryside and will be visible from the road and a neighbouring property.  She said that there are deep concerns in the area as to the odour that will entail from the site and she further said that she had been in contact with people across Wales who have such a development near their homes and who have commented on the effects of such poultry farms on the environment.

 

Ms Gail Jenkins spoke in support of the application and said that the applicants wish to extend their business venture at Cae Mawr and intend to be able to produce high standard local food whilst protecting the environment  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Economic Applications pdf icon PDF 363 KB

8.1  FPL/2021/100 – Tregarnedd Industrial Park, Llangefni

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000OKACzUAP/fpl2021100?language=en_GB

 

 

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8.1  FPL/2021/100 – Full application for the erection of 6 business units (Use Class B1, B2 and B8) together with associated development on Plot 1 Tregarnedd Industrial Park, Llangefni

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the Council has submitted the application.

 

The Planning Enforcement Manager reported that the proposed development is considered to be acceptable and conforms with planning policies.  As noted in the report NRW have raised concerns in relation to the potential impact of the development upon protected species but these concerns can be overcome through imposing appropriate conditions.

 

Councillor Eric W Jones 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 recommendation subject to conditions contained within the written report.

 

9.

Affordable Housing Applications

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

10.

Departure Applications pdf icon PDF 632 KB

10.1  VAR/2021/48 – Brynteg, Llansadwrn

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000OKdzkUAD/var202148?language=en_GB

 

10.2  VAR/2021/51 – Bodafon, Llangristiolus

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000OKoJXUA1/var202151?language=en_GB

 

10.3  VAR/2021/22 -  Cleifiog Fawr, Gorad Road, Valley

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000I22WYUAZ/var202122?language=en_GB

 

 

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 10.1  VAR/2021/48 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (06) (Approved Plans) of planning permission reference VAR/2020/76 (Erection of a dwelling) so as to amend the design on land adjacent to Brynteg, Llansadwrn

 

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

 

The Planning Enforcement Manager reported that the application is made under Section 73A for the variation of condition (06) a condition on the previous permission VAR/2020/76 so as to amend the design of the dwelling at Brynteg, Llansadwrn.  The application is contrary to Policy TAI 6 of the Joint Local Development Plan, however a fall-back position exists as the site benefits from an extant planning permission.

 

Councillor K P Hughes proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Vaughan Hughes seconded the proposal. 

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and report subject to the planning conditions contained therein.

 

10.2  VAR/2021/51 – Application under Section 73 for the variation of condition (13) (approved plans) of planning permission reference 36C328B (erection of dwelling and garage) so as to allow amended garage plans on land adjacent to Bodafon, Llangristiolus

 

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

 

The Planning Enforcement Manager reported that the application is made under Section 73A for the variation of condition (06) a condition on the previous permission 36C328B to allow an amended design for the proposed garage, to slightly increase the footprint to incorporate a second floor for a home office and studio/gym.  He noted that the previous planning permission has been lawfully implemented and as there remains a ‘fall-back position’ the proposal is considered acceptable and represents an overall improvement to the previously approved plans.

 

Councillor Eric W Jones proposed that the application be approved and Councillor Vaughan Hughes seconded the proposal. 

 

It was RESOLVED to approve the application in accordance with the Officer’s recommendation and report subject to the planning conditions contained therein.

 

10.3  VAR/2021/22 – Application under Section 73 for the removal of condition (02) (flood defence structure) of planning permission reference 49C289K/VAR at Cleifiog Fawr, Gorad Road, Valley

 

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

 

The Planning Enforcement Manager reported that the application is made under Section 73 for the removal of condition (02) (flood defence structure) of planning permission reference 49C289K/VAR.  He noted that NRW have confirmed that they are satisfied with the Addendum Flood Consequence Assessment which is a revision of the previously compiled report from 2016.  NRW have also confirmed that they are satisfied with the finished  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Development Proposals Submitted by Councillors and Officers

None to be considered by this meeting.

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

12.

Remainder of Applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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12.1  FPL/2021/144 – Full application for part demolition works together with alterations and extensions to create additional units at Llys y Gwynt, Llanfawr Close, Holyhead

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a local Member.

 

Councillor Glyn Haynes proposed that a virtual visit be conducted so as to allow the Committee to view the site in its context.  Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE seconded the proposal of a site visit.

 

It was RESOLVED that a virtual site visit be carried out in accordance with the Local Member’s request for the reasons given.

 

12.2  FPL/2021/145 – Full application for the siting of 2 shepherd huts at Rhosydd, Brynteg

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a local Member.

 

Councillor Margaret M Roberts, a local member requested that a virtual site visit be conducted to allow the Committee to view the site in its context. 

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that a virtual site visit be conducted and Councillor T Ll Hughes MBE seconded the proposal of a site visit.

 

It was RESOLVED that a virtual site visit be carried out in accordance with the Local Member’s request for the reasons given.

 

12.3  HHP/2021/183 – Full application for alterations and extensions together with the erection of a garden room at Dirion Dir, Llangefni

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a local Member.

 

Councillor Dylan Rees, a local member requested that a virtual site visit be conducted to allow the Committee to view the site in its context.

 

Councillor Robin Williams proposed that a virtual site visit be conducted  and Councillor K P Hughes seconded the proposal.

 

It was RESOLVED that a virtual site visit be carried out in accordance with the Local Member’s request for the reasons given.

 

12.4  HHP/2021/157 – Full application for alterations and extensions at The Old Smithy, Marianglas

 

The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee at the request of a local Member.

 

Councillor Margaret M Roberts, a local member requested that a virtual site visit be conducted to allow the Committee to view the site in its context. 

 

Councillor John Griffith proposed that a virtual site visit be conducted and Councillor Vaughan Hughes seconded the proposal of a site visit.

 

It was RESOLVED that a virtual site visit be carried out in accordance with the Local Member’s request for the reasons given.

 

13.

Other Matters pdf icon PDF 190 KB

13.1 FPL/2021/198 – Bryn Gollen Newydd, Llanerchymedd

 

https://ioacc.force.com/s/papplication/a1G4H00000OLKeRUAX/fpl2021198?language=en_GB

 

 

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13.1  FPL/2021/198 – Full application for the retention of the existing structure and continuation of works for the erection of a new holiday unit together with associated works on land at Bryn Gollen Newydd, Llannerchymedd

 

The Chief Planning Officer reported that the application is a repeat application of the one refused by the Committee at its meeting held on 7 July, 2021 for the retention of the existing structure that has been built without planning permission and the continuation of the works for the erection of a new holiday unit together with associated works.  No new material planning considerations arise from those dealt with in the refused application. He further reported that Section 70B(4)(b) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 gives local planning authorities the right to decline to determine planning applications that have been refused by them within which an appeal in respect of a similar application can be made to the Welsh Ministers under Section 78 has not expired; the appeal process is still valid for the applicant to appeal the decision.  The recommendation was that the Planning Authority decline to determine the application before the Committee. 

 

Councillor K P Hughes expressed that following information from planning experts he considered that the Planning Authority has a duty to determine applications received.  He noted that similar applications have been determined in the past which have gone to appeal such as an application at Cae’r Ddol, Bodorgan when the planning authority considered that the application was not within a sustainable area and would be dependent on the use of private vehicles but the Planning Inspector disagreed.  Councillor Hughes gave this examples as these are similar applications for holiday units within the open countryside.  He noted that there has been no objection locally to this application neither from the Community Council and he considered that it was within a sustainable area.  Councillor Hughes proposed that the application be deferred to allow the rights of the applicant and his agent to speak on this application.  Councillor John Griffith seconded the proposal of deferring the application.

 

Councillor Dafydd Roberts proposed to support the recommendation of the Officer’s to decline to determine the application.  There was no seconder to the proposal. 

 

It was RESOLVED to refuse the recommendation to decline to determine the application by Officer’s. 

 

(In accordance with the decision, a report on the substantive application together with a recommendation by Officers will be brought before the Committee).