Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 11.00 am

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

Contact: Janine Owen.  01267 224030

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors S.M. Allen, H.I. Jones,
K. Madge and G.B. Thomas.

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS

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A. Lenny

3.1 – Planning Application W/38447 - Change of use of ground floor from dwelling (C3) to mixed use coffee shop (A1/A3) and addition of pitched roof to rear detached garage and addition of velux windows to the roof of the main dwelling (resubmission of W/37493) at Croft House, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5LW

 

 

 

 

 

 

A close relative and other family members live in a nearby street – personal and prejudicial

C. Jones

3.1 – Planning Application W/38447 - Change of use of ground floor from dwelling (C3) to mixed use coffee shop (A1/A3) and addition of pitched roof to rear detached garage and addition of velux windows to the roof of the main dwelling (resubmission of W/37493) at Croft House, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5LW

 

Lives close to the application site and the objectors are friends

A. Lenny

4.1 - Planning Application W/37401 – Demolition of existing buildings and redundant telecommunications slabs and erection of Lidl Foodstore with associated parking, delivery arrangements and widening of current access road at former Carmarthen Police Station, Friars Park, Carmarthen, SA31 3AW

A close relative and other family members live in a nearby street – personal and prejudicial

 

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

W/38447 - CHANGE OF USE OF GROUND FLOOR FROM DWELLING (C3) TO MIXED USE COFFEE SHOP (A1/A3) AND ADDITION OF PITCHED ROOF TO REAR DETACHED GARAGE AND ADDITION OF VELUX WINDOWS TO THE ROOF OF THE MAIN DWELLING (RESUBMISSION OF W/37493) AT CROFT HOUSE, LLANSTEFFAN, CARMARTHEN, SA33 5LW pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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Note: Councillors C. Jones and A. Lenny having declared an interest in this item left the Council Chamber, during its consideration by the Committee.

 

The Development Management Officer referred to the private site visit undertaken by the Committee earlier that day (minute 5.2 of the Planning Committee held on the 30th May, 2019 refers), the purpose of which was to enable the Committee to view the site in light of objections received from the Llansteffan and Llanybri Community Council. 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 the local and national policies relevant to the assessment of the application.

 

The Committee was advised that the Head of Planning was recommending approval of the application for the reasons detailed within the written report/addendum.

 

A representation was received objecting to the application re-iterating some of the points detailed within the Head of Planning’s report/addendum, with the main areas of concern being that the proposal would be a detrimental impact upon the other businesses in the village, cause a loss of privacy and light to immediate neighbours and would detract from the character of the area and the surrounding conservation area.

 

The applicant’s agent and Development Management Officer responded to the issues raised.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Application W/38447 be granted subject to the conditions detailed within the report of the Head of Planning.

 

4.

AREA WEST - DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS pdf icon PDF 565 KB

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W/37401

Demolition of existing buildings and redundant telecommunications slabs and erection of Lidl Foodstore with associated parking, delivery arrangements and widening of current access road at former Carmarthen Police Station, Friars Park, Carmarthen, SA31 3AW.

 

(NOTE:

·         The Chair, Councillor A. Lenny, having declared an interest in this item was not present during its consideration by the Committee.

·         Council I.W. Davies was not present at the Planning Committee held on the 11th June 2019 and whilst remained present in the Chamber during the deliberations, did not vote on the decision of the application.]

 

The Development Management Officer reminded Members that at its meeting on 11th June 2019, the Planning Committee resolved to defer this application until observations from CADW were received.  It was reported that CADW’s observations had been received and was detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report. 

 

Representations were received objecting to the proposed development which reiterated some of the points detailed within the head of Planning’s written report with the main emphasis being on the following:

 

·         The Bulwarks scheduled monument is of national importance and nothing should be built in or near it to detract from the significance of the earthworks.

·         The site should be developed as a historical tourist attraction or heritage centre.

·         The designation of The Bulwarks as a scheduled monument is intended to protect it from developments such as that currently proposed.

·         Unacceptable layout and scale and design of the new store having a much larger footprint than the existing buildings on the site.

·         The development will be unsightly dominating the skyline of Carmarthen on the western approach with the signage and fencing being unattractive.

·         Visual impact of the new store and adjacent plant area upon Morfa Lane.

·         Loss of amenity to neighbours as a result of deliveries and light pollution.

·         Concerns about the hours of operation and that conditions should stipulate no deliveries before 6:00am not 5:00am.

·         The proposal would have a harmful effect upon the fabric of the scheduled monument and its setting and as such be contrary to policies SP13, EQ1, GP1 and EQ5 of the LDP.

·         The detrimental impact on the air quality due to the potential increase of NO2.

The Committee raised concerns in relation to Condition 11 as detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report which stated “There shall be no deliveries to the store between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00”.  Due to the development being in close proximity of neighbouring properties, the Committee deemed that the times within condition 11 should be extended and amended to state that “there shall be no deliveries to the store between the hours 23:00 and 06:00” as opposed to 05:00.

 

The Development and Built Heritage Manager and Development Management Officer responded to the issues raised.

 

5.

TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 11TH JUNE 2019 pdf icon PDF 215 KB

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on the 11th June, 2019 be signed as a correct record.