10.1 FPL/2021/47 – Pen Bryn, Rhosmeirch
10.2 VAR/2021/14 – Stabl Bach, Llanfaethlu
10.1 FPL/2021/47 Full application for amended plans for the erection of a dwelling previously approved under outline application reference 34C716 and reserved matters application reference RM/2020/9 on land adjacent to Pen Bryn, Rhosmeirch
The application was reported 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 design of a dwelling approved as an open market dwelling under previous planning policies. The proposal is contrary to Policy TAI 6 of the Joint Local Development Plan under which Rhosmeirch is identified as a cluster where new dwellings will be approved provided there is a need for an affordable house for local need. No objections to the proposal have been received to date although the publicity period does run until the 23 June, 2021. The Officer’s report sets out the proposed design amendments and confirms that the amended design is of a higher quality than the previously approved permission and will have no greater impact on the amenity of adjacent residential properties or the wider area. As the details submitted with the planning application are considered acceptable and given the fall-back position, the recommendation is to approve the application provided no new issues are raised before the expiry date for receiving representations.
Councillor Robin Williams 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 and subject also to no new issues being raised before the expiry of the publicity period on 23 June, 2021.
10.2 VAR/2021/14 – Application under Section 73A for the variation of condition (03) (Passing bays), (05) (Nesting birds) of planning permission reference 29C8J (Conversion of outbuildings into 2 holiday units and a dwelling) so as to allow submission of details after the development has commenced and variation of condition (03) to provide 1 passing bay not 2 passing bays at Stabl Bach, Llanfaethlu
The application was reported to the Planning and Orders Committee as the proposal is partly contrary to policies of the Joint Local Development Plan which the Local Planning Authority is minded to approve.
The Development Management Manager reported that the principle of converting the outbuildings into 2 holiday units and 1 residential dwelling has already been established under planning application 29C8J. While the conversion of one unit into a residential dwelling has been completed and is being lived in, condition (03) (Passing bays) and condition (05) (Nesting Birds) were not discharged before development commenced. However, the Council’s Ecologist did check the outbuilding for the presence of nesting birds and confirmed that the outbuilding due to be converted did not contain nests currently occupied by breeding birds. Although condition (05) can therefore be discharged with regard to the residential element of the development, it still applies to the remaining outbuildings that are yet to be converted. The applicant has completed one passing bay to the satisfaction of the Highways Department which has also confirmed that one passing bay is sufficient meaning that condition (03) can also be discharged. Although part of the application is contrary to Policy TAI 7 of the Joint Local Development Plan, the details submitted with the application are acceptable and the fall-back position is that a material start has commenced on the previous permission. The recommendation is therefore to approve the application.
Councillor Kenneth Hughes proposed, seconded by Councillor John Griffith, 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.