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URGENT MATTERS AS AGREED BY THE CHAIR
Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972.
No items of an urgent nature had been raised
with the Chair prior to the commencement of the meeting.
To confirm the accuracy of the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on the 13 December 2023 (copy attached).
The minutes of the Planning Committee
meeting held on the 13 December 2023 Were submitted. It was:
the minutes of the meeting held on the 13 December 2023 be received and
approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.
received requiring determination by the Committee were submitted together with
associated documentation. Reference was also made to late supplementary
information received since the publication of the agenda, which contained
additional information relating to those applications.
To consider an application for the change of use of land by the siting of 4 no. holiday accommodation units (use class C6), installation of a package treatment plant, formation of parking, internal track, pedestrian footbridge and associated works (copy attached).
application was submitted for the change of use of land by the sitting of 4 no.
holiday accommodation units, installation of a package treatment plant,
formation of parking, internal track, pedestrian footbridge and associated
works on land adjacent to the Paddock, Llanferres in Mold.
Public Speaker –
Dyson (AGAINST) – Mr Dyson informed the Committee that the application had been
pending for approximately 2 ½ years and details of external lighting at the
site were only made available on 12 January 2024. The recent
amendment in the application had not given residents the opportunity to respond
with any objections or comments. Mr Dyson therefore requested a deferral
of the application to allow residents and other concerned parties to respond.
were already two holiday accommodation sites on the narrow lane, Bryn Bowlio
and Camp Alun. There was no demand for additional holiday accommodation in the
area and sites already in operation remained vacant for many months of the year.
The application would encourage more tourism to the area which was already at
its capacity. The location of the site was not suitable as there were no shops,
public houses, footpaths or streetlighting on the road.
of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Dark Skies initiative should be considered
with the lighting scheme proposed within the application. Noise from visitors
would impact the tranquillity of the AONB landscape. The noise screening plans
proposed in the application would take many years to establish and would not
suppress the noise. The application would have the possibility of generating
noise over a 24-hour period with hot tubs at the site generally being used in
the evening along with the consumption of alcohol which could lead to conflict
between visitors and residents.
Development Plan (LDP), Policy PSE12 states that there would be no new
campsites in Denbighshire unless demand could be clearly indicated.
of the application was requested.
Public Speaker –
Jones (Agent) (FOR) – the application was for four luxury accommodation
units within the ground adjoining the applicant’s home. The vision was to
create a unique holiday experience for visitors in the Clwydian Range and AONB
area. As a young family the applicants aim was to grow and diversify the
business to create something special within the community.
Throughout the planning process the units
have been strategically positioned to maximise screening and minimise the
visual impact within the area. A focus had been placed on retaining and
enhancing existing ecology and acknowledging the significance of preserving
biodiversity. The County Ecologist and the Footpaths Officer had raised no
objections to the application. During the planning process the applicant had
invested a significant amount of funds working with Water Co Ltd, who were
experienced water and drainage engineers to address queries raised from Natural
Resources Wales (NRW) regarding the application. NRW had now confirmed their
willingness to grant a permit to proceed with a private treatment site on site
once the development commenced. The applicant anticipated an increase in
revenue for local businesses including shops, public houses, and local eateries
within the area. The application would also contribute to the wider economy
creating employment opportunities.
General debate –
James Elson sought clarity on the conflict between Policies PSE5 and PSE12
within the LDP.
The Principal Planning Officer explained to the Committee that Policy PSE5 related to a development that benefits the rural economy and PSE 12 related to camping, static and touring caravan sites. The proposal in front of the Committee related to lodges. Officers had taken a balanced view when determining which policy supported the application. Officers ... view the full minutes text for item 5.
To consider an application for the demolition of existing poultry farm and erection of a poultry unit for turkey breeding comprising 2 no. linked poultry units with associated feed bins, tractor shed, hardstandings, access road, new vehicular access and associated works (copy attached).
application was submitted for the demolition of existing poultry farm and
erection of a poultry unit for turkey breeding comprising 2 no. linked poultry units
with associated feed bins, tractor shed, hardstandings,
access road, new vehicular access and associated works on Bryn Golau, Saron in Denbigh.
Public Speaker –
Harrison (Agent) (For) – the existing farm had 7 poultry houses and operates
with an environmental permit which was issued and controlled by NRW for the
rearing of broiler chickens, the site currently had a capacity of 87,200 birds
with around 7.5 flocks each year. It is proposed to demolish the existing farm
and replace it with a modern turkey breeder unit which would be designed with
the best techniques, unlike the current units in situ. Following the
development, the farm would operate as a turkey laying unit producing fertile
eggs for hatching. The capacity of the new farm would be 6000 birds consisting
of 5,500 hens and 500 stag turkeys and the new development would create 5 full
time jobs on the site.
development was a far less intensive use of the existing broiler units. The
turkey cycle is based on the 36 week turkey breeding
cycle, with birds being housed for approximately 28 weeks following the site
then being emptied for cleaning and preparation for 8 weeks. The proposal
amounts to breeding 1.6 flocks per annum opposed to the existing 7.5 flocks per
impact of the development had been assessed through various technical reports
covering odour, noise, ammonia, ecology, transport and
waste management. The development would implement a number of
improvements including, but not limited to, a reduction in odour and ammonia,
the reduction of nighttime catching operations and a reduction in daytime
traffic. The appraisal had been fully appraised from a technical standpoint by
NRW, Highways, Ecology and Environmental Health, all of whom had raised no
objections subject to conditions.
General debate –
Elfed Williams (local member) raised concerns regarding the operational
hours of the site and the position of the entrance/ access to the site.
Referring to condition 10 –
the hereby approved plans an documents, all
deliveries, the transport of live poultry from the site (with the exception of
live bird transport which can be undertaken outside these hours) shall take
place Monday -Friday 07.00- 19.00hrs, Saturday 07.00 – 17.00hrs and Sundays and
Public Holidays 10.00- 16.00hrs only.
felt unreasonable for the operational hours to be late at night during the week
and a request was made that the operational hours were changed from 19.00 to
17.00hrs during the week, due to the noise disturbance this could cause local residents. It was highlighted that for a period of 6
weeks throughout the year lorries could arrive anytime over a 24hour period.
biggest concern for local residents and Llanrhaeadr Yng Nghinmeirch Community Council was access to the site. The
proposed new access to the site was in close proximity to
a set of crossroads which was not appropriate for large vehicles entering and
leaving the site. It was requested that the access proposed for the site was
moved to a different area away from the crossroads and neighbouring properties.
Development Control Manager informed members of the Committee of their options
as follows –
member could propose alternative wording for condition 10. Granting the
application subject to condition 10 being amended.
· The access point was a fundamental part of the proposed application and members of the Committee could not change the access as shown. Members would need to assess ... view the full minutes text for item 6.
To consider an application for the provision of dormer roof windows to front and rear elevations and associated works (copy attached).
was submitted for the provision of dormer roof windows to front and rear
elevations and associated works at 9 Cadnant Avenue in Prestatyn.
Andrea Tomlin (local member) informed the Committee that the photographs
within the report application clearly detailed the proposed changes to the
property. The property did not look over another property at the front and
changes had been made by the applicant to have obscure glass in the rear
windows of the property following residents’ concerns. The proposed changes to
the property would have little impact within the area and on neighbours.
by Councillor Andrea Tomlin that the application is granted.
by Councillor James Elson.
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RESOLVED: that the application be GRANTED in
accordance with officer recommendation.