Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 12.30 pm

Venue: Chamber, County Hall, Carmarthen, SA31 1JP. View directions

Contact: Janine Owen  01267 224030

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No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P. Edwards and Councillor K. Lloyd.

 

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS

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Councillor

Minute Number

Nature of Interest

J. James

3.1 – Planning application S/38052 - Change of use of existing former Zion Chapel (D1) to provide ground floor offices (B1) and create two additional levels of accommodation (C3) 2no 2 bedroom flats per floor (Total 4 X 2 Bed) at Zion Chapel, Parcyminos Street, Burry Port.

Lives in the same street as the application.

Applicant is known to him.

J. James

4 - Planning application S/38235

4.            Area South - determination of planning applications

 

He has publicly supported the application.

K. Howell

4 - Planning application S/38235 –

Area South - determination of planning applications

He is a Director for Carmarthenshire County Council’s Local Housing Company - Cartrefi Croeso

 

 

3.

TO CONSIDER THE HEAD OF PLANNING'S REPORTS ON THE FOLLOWING PLANNING APPLICATIONS [WHICH HAD BEEN THE SUBJECT OF EARLIER SITE VISITS BY THE COMMITTEE] AND TO DETERMINE THE APPLICATIONS

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3.1

S/38052 - CHANGE OF USE OF EXISTING FORMER ZION CHAPEL (D1) TO PROVIDE GROUND FLOOR OFFICES (B1) AND CREATE TWO ADDITIONAL LEVELS OF ACCOMMODATION (C3) 2NO 2 BEDROOM FLATS PER FLOOR (TOTAL 4 X 2 BED) AT ZION CHAPEL, PARCYMINOS STREET, BURRY PORT. pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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[Note: Councillor J. James, having earlier declared an interest in this item, left the Council Chamber prior to the consideration and determination thereof.]

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (South) referred to the private site visit undertaken by the Committee earlier that day (minute 4 of the Planning Committee meeting held on the 7th February, 2019 refers) the purpose of which was to enable the Committee to view the site and access arrangements.  He referred, with the aid of powerpoint slides, to the written report of the Head of Planning, which provided an appraisal of the site together with a description of the proposed development, a summary of consultation responses received and information relating to local and national policies relevant to the assessment of the application. He advised that the Head of Planning was recommending approval of the application for the reasons detailed within her written report.

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (South) informed the Committee that recommendations for refusals had been received from Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council and that Local Members had responded on behalf of local residents.  The main issues of concern were in relation to the access combined with the current car parking situation in Parcyminos Street and the surface water drainage problems during periods of heavy rainfall. 

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (South) responded to the issues raised as detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report.

 

Members noted that the Head of Highways and Transport had not objected to the application and that they the recommendation was reflective of the established use of the site and the fact that the proposed development was considered a least intensive use of the site.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Application S/38052 be granted subject to the conditions detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report.

 

3.2

W/37267 - ERECTION OF 2.NO 3 BED DWELLINGS (1 AFFORDABLE, 1 OPEN MARKET) AT LAND ADJACENT TO LLYS BRIALLU, SARNAU, BANCYFELIN, SA33 5EA. pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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The Senior Development Management Officer (East) referred to the private site visit undertaken by the Committee earlier that day (minute 6.4 of the Planning Committee meeting held on the 13th December, 2018 refers) the purpose of which was to enable the Committee to view the site and access arrangements.  He referred, with the aid of powerpoint slides, to the written report of the Head of Planning, which provided an appraisal of the site together with a description of the proposed development, a summary of consultation responses received and information relating to local and national policies relevant to the assessment of the application. He advised that the Head of Planning was recommending refusal of the application for the reasons detailed within her written report.

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (East) highlighted to the Committee that the refusal recommendation number 2 within the Head of Planning’s written report should read as follows:

 

‘The proposal is contrary to paragraphs 9.3.6 of Planning Policy Wales (Edition 10, December 2018) which state:-’

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (East) reported that whilst Newchurch and Merthyr Community Council had no objection to the application, a number of concerns had been submitted along with letters from four neighbouring homes and a petition which contained twenty names.  The main concerns included were in relation to:

 

·         the lack of pedestrian facilities between the hamlet of Sarnau and the nearest village of Bancyfelin;

·         the speed of the road which being the national speed limit of a road with continuous traffic;

·         the private right of way through the application site to the rear of their properties to allow emptying of septic tanks/cess pits.

 

Further concerns were received from a neighbouring property expressing a number of issues relating to the proposed development which was detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report.

 

The Head of Highways and Transport had concerns in relation to the visibility standards at the location of the proposed access of the site in a westerly direction and that the application was contrary to Policy TR3.

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (East) and the Senior Technician (Planning Liaison) responded to the issues raised.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Application W/37267 be refused for the reasons detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report.

 

 

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AREA SOUTH - DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 897 KB

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UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the following planning applications be granted subject to the conditions detailed within the Report/Addendum of the Head of Planning and/or reported at the meeting.

 

S/37075

Demolition of the existing school building and the redevelopment of the site for a new school, car park, sports pitch, MUGA and associated infrastructure works at Pembrey CP School, Ashburnham Road, Pembrey, Llanelli, SA16 0TP

 

Members noted the detail contained within the addendum.

 

S/38235

Proposed construction of residential development comprising 32 units with associated access, parking, landscaping & infrastructure works at land at Glanmor Terrace, Burry Port, SA16 0NE

 

(NOTE: Councillor J. James and Councillor K. Howell having earlier declared an interest in this application left the Council Chamber during its consideration by the Committee and took no part in its determination thereof.)

 

The Senior Development Management Officer (South) reported following the publication of the addendum, the Head of Transport had submitted additional conditions.  The additional conditions were brought to the Committee’s attention via verbal addendum.