Agenda and draft minutes

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: the Council Chamber, County Hall, Ruthin

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES pdf icon PDF 25 KB

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Peter Evans, Meirick Lloyd Davies and Brian Jones.

 

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting.

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The following members declared a personal interest

 

Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill – Agenda Item 8 - because he was the Lead Member for Property and the land was in the Council’s ownership

 

Councillor Tina Jones – Agenda item 8 - because she had a business relationship with Macbryde Homes Ltd.

 

 

3.

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.

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No urgent matters had been raised.

 

 

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To confirm the accuracy of the minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on the 13 February 2019 (copy attached).

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The minutes of the Planning Committee held on 13 February 2019 were submitted.

 

RESOLVED that, subject to the above, the minutes of the meeting held on 13 February 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

APPLICATIONS FOR PERMISSION FOR DEVELOPMENT (ITEMS 5 - 8) -

Applications received requiring determination by the committee were submitted together with associated documentation. Reference was also made to late supplementary information (blue sheets) received since publication of the agenda which related to particular applications. In order to accommodate public speaking requests it was agreed to vary the agenda order of applications accordingly.

 

 

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5.

APPLICATION NO. 01/2018/0705/ PF - THE GLYN LLEWENI PARC MOLD ROAD DENBIGH pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To consider an application for Development of 1.3 ha of land by the siting of 24 accommodation lodges and associated works at The Glyn Lleweni Parc, Mold Road, Denbigh (copy attached).

 

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An application was submitted for the Development of 1.3 ha of land by the siting of 24 accommodation lodges and associated works at The Glyn Lleweni Parc, Mold Road, Denbigh.

 

Public Speaker

 

Nerys Edwards (AGAINST) – Stated that the application was in direct contradiction of local development plan policy PSE12 and the current LDP which wouldn’t allow any development of this nature to be permitted. The lack of detail in a business plan did not allow the committee to carry out an informed decision with the impact on the local economy.

 

The accessibility to the site via public transport remained an issue, and local residents would be affected by the development and the increase in traffic on the access road. There had been no provision for the wellbeing and safety for visitors to the site.

 

The lack of detail on provision of utilities services would not allow the Planning Committee to make an informed decision, on the impact on the infrastructure and the aquafer. There were also concerns with the Health and Safety of the site due to the access passing through an active airfield. There would also need to be an increase of monitoring by the Council to ensure that there would be no permanent residency at the proposed site.

 

Rodney Witter (FOR) – Stated that the committee and the enterprise have a common aim for developments which would be in harmony with nature and sustainable housing.

 

The park has been transformed following previous granted planning permissions. In 1990 permission of wind gliders which caused the RAF to look for another site. Another application allowed the reclamation of the old Lleweni hall shrubbery, which established a small park for tourer caravans. Permission was granted for the reclamation of old buildings which allowed the development of a hamlet of 17 dwellings.

 

The theme of the application was the diversity of the rural economy which was in line with the County’s policy. This development would allow the rural economy to grow, like those carried out in neighbouring counties. There had been support received by 56 visitors in favour of the application. The Council could implement a 28 day occupancy limits to ensure no permanent residency at the site.

 

General Debate – Local member Councillor Mark Young expressed concern with lack of detail with what would be developed due to there being an absence of a business case, and it was also raised why the application did not adhere to the local development plan policy PSE12.  Councillor Rhys Thomas added that he did not see any reason in the report to go against officer’s recommendation of refusal.

 

It was clarified that the adopted LDP Policy seeks to resist new static caravan parks in the County regardless of whether they were rural or coastal developments, and the proposed lodges fall within the legal definition of a caravan.

 

Proposal Councillor Mark Young proposed the officer recommendation to refuse the application, seconded by Councillor Gwyneth Kensler.

 

VOTE:

GRANT –  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

APPLICATION NO. 44/2018/0855/ PR - LAND EAST OF TIRIONFA RHUDDLAN RHYL pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To consider an application for Details of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of 99 dwellings submitted in accordance with condition number 1 of outline permission code 44/2015/1075 (reserved matters application) at Land east of Tirionfa, Rhuddlan, Rhyl (copy attached)

 

 

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A reserved matter application had been received for details of access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of 99 dwellings submitted in accordance with condition number 1 of outline permission code 44/2015/1075, at land east of Tirionfa, Rhuddlan.

 

Local member Councillor Ann Davies proposed that the application be deferred, on the ground that there was insufficient evidence by Welsh Water in regards to a public sewer crossing the site. Councillor Bob Murray seconded the proposed deferment.

 

Officers informed the members the site was an allocated site, with outline planning permission. The application was to assess the reserved matters from the Outline Consent, officers had also not received any objections by Welsh Water, the specialist body on the drainage. Officers recommended not to defer the application.

 

VOTE:

DEFERAL – 5

NOT TO DEFER – 10

ABSTAIN – 0

 

The committee resolved not to defer the application and the debate continued.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKERS –

 

Pauline Evans (AGAINST) – Stated that Rhuddlan’s infrastructure could not deal with a development of this size, especially the drainage.

 

Clarity on the plans was lacking in measurements on how far the proposed dwellings would be from the properties on Pentre Lane.

 

Under UDP and LDP considerable housing and other developments have been constructed in Rhuddlan, which contradicted the needs for the County. Welsh Government had overestimated net migration in the County and a development of this scale was not required.

 

Rhuddlan has a large traffic problem from all the towns in the area, and the additional proposed houses would have a negative effect on the pre-existing traffic problem. School places were at a premium.

 

Stuart Andrew (FOR) – Clarified that the application was a reserved matter application, the site had previously granted planning permission, and the land was sold by the Council for the development of housing.

 

Of the proposed 99 dwellings, 10 dwellings would be affordable; there would be six, two bedroom houses; and four, four bedroom properties. A play area along with a half an acre of landscaped open space area would be made available for use by the public, which would be agreed by the Council. There would be a financial contribution towards local schools of £384,000 and an additional £77,000 for improvement to pre-existing open green spaces. There had been no objections from specialist bodies to the development.

 

General Debate – Councillor Christine Marston commended the site visit which was conducted on the 8th March, it was clarified that any concerns with the sewerage pipe were rectified following the visit.

 

Councillor Ann Davies (Local Member) spoke against the reserved matters application stating that the local residents have had long running issues against the development. The local school was currently full to capacity and could not take any more children, development of the school couldn’t be carried out due to the school being on CADW land.

 

Cllr Davies also had concerns with the additional traffic that the development would cause, as there was already a large problem with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

APPLICATION NO. 15/2018/1130/ AD - PARC FARM CARAVAN PARK LLANARMON YN IAL MOLD pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To consider an application for Development of an erection of stone wall with inset hoarding sign as an extension to an existing stone wall at Parc Farm Caravan Park, Llanarmon Yn Ial, Mold (copy attached).

 

 

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An application was submitted for the erection of a stone wall with inset hoarding sign as an extension to an existing stone wall.

 

General Debate – Councillor Huw Jones queried whether the signage would be required to be bilingual. In response officers stated the Supplementary Planning Guidance gave clear guidance that signage should be bilingual were possible, but in this instance the name was bilingual already.

 

Proposal Councillor Huw Jones proposed the officer recommendation to grant the application, seconded by Councillor Gwyneth Kensler.

 

VOTE:

GRANT – 15

REFUSE – 0

ABSTAIN – 0

 

RESOLVED that permission be GRANTED in accordance with officer recommendations as detailed within the report.

 

 

8.

APPLICATION NO. 18/2019/0124/ TP - 11 PARC TYN LLAN LLANDYRNOG DENBIGH pdf icon PDF 6 KB

To consider an application for works to elm tree and sycamore trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order at 11 Parc Tyn Llan, Llandyrnog, Denbigh (copy attached).

 

 

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An application was submitted for works to elm tree and sycamore trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order at 11 Parc Tyn Llan Llandyrnog Denbigh.

 

General Debate – Local member Councillor Merfyn Parry informed the committee that the Community Council had no objections to the works being carried out.

 

Proposal – Councillor Merfyn Parry proposed the officer recommendation to grant the application, seconded by Councillor Gwyneth Kensler.

 

VOTE:

 

GRANT 16

REFUSE 0

ABSTAIN 0

 

RESOLVED that permission be GRANTED in accordance with officer recommendations as detailed within the report

 

 

9.

INFORMATION REPORT - PLANNING APPEALS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To receive an information report on recent planning appeal decisions received from the Planning Inspectorate on cases within the County. It covers the 6 month period from September 2018 to date. (Copy attached)

 

 

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RESOLVED the information in the report be noted by members.

 

 

10.

INFORMATION REPORT - NORTH WALES CONNECTION PROJECT pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To receive an information report to update Members on information received from the Planning Inspectorate in relation to the National Grid proposals to run a grid connection from the proposed Wylfa nuclear power station to a substation at Pentir, near Bangor.

 

 

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RESOLVED the information in the report be noted by members.

 

The meeting concluded at 10:56am

 

 

 

 
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