Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Thursday, 13th December, 2018 1.00 pm

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

Contact: Emma Bryer  (01267) 224029

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Items
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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors J James, J. Prosser and G Thomas.

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS.

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Councillor

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Nature of Interest

C. Jones

4 – Planning application W/38027 - Change of use of existing barn into holiday let accommodation at Parcnwc, Old School Road, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5HA

Friendly with one of the applicants.

D. Phillips

5 – Planning application S/37933 - Single storey rear extension with a balcony to the first floor at 105 Pentre Nicklaus Village, Llanelli, SA15 2DF

Applicant is known to him.

 

3.

E/34791 - THE PROPOSED BRYN BUGAIL WIND TURBINE DEVELOPMENT WILL COMPRISE OF A SINGLE WIND TURBINE, WHICH WILL HAVE AN EMBEDDED CAPACITY OF UP TO 100KW WITH THE TURBINE MEASURING 37 METERS TO HUB HEIGHT, WITH A 24 METRE ROTOR DIAMETER, CREATING AN OVERALL BLADE TIP HEIGHT OF UP TO 49 METRES. THE WIND TURBINE WOULD BE LOCATED IN A FIELD WHICH IS CURRENTLY USED FOR GRAZING AND THIS USE CAN CONTINUE WITH THE WIND TURBINE PRESENT AT LAND AT BRYN BUGAIL, CARMARTHEN, SA32 7JX. pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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The Development Management Officer referred to the private site visit undertaken by the Committee earlier that day (minute 3.1 of the Planning Committee held on the 18th October, 2018 refers) the purpose of which was to enable the Committee to view the site.  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.

 

A representation was received objecting to the application re-iterating the objections detailed within the Head of Planning’s report, with the main areas of concern being contravention of several planning policies, excessive number of wind turbines in the vicinity, detrimental impact on the landscape, significant effect on visual amenity, local wildlife and ecology and the harm of shadow flicker on the public right of way.

 

The applicant’s agent responded to the issues raised. 

 

RESOLVED that Planning Application E/34791 be granted subject to the conditions detailed within the report/addendum of the Head of Planning.

4.

W/36131 - PROPOSED PARTIAL CHANGE OF USE OF SMALL AREA WITHIN TIMBER FRAME FACTORY/WORKSHOP FOR USE AS A FITNESS GYM & SPINNING SPACE (TO LET). CHANGE OF USE OF PART OF ADJACENT FIELD AS DEDICATED PARKING AREA FOR THE PROPOSED GYM AND SPIN USE AT WORKSHOP, BWLCH Y DOMEN ISAF, PANT Y BWLCH, NEWCASTLE EMLYN, SA38 9JF. pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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The Development Management Officer referred to the private site visit undertaken by the Committee earlier that day (minute 5 of the Planning Committee held on the 18th October, 2018 refers) the purpose of which was to enable the Committee to view the site.  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.

 

A representation was received objecting to the application re-iterating the objections detailed within the Head of Planning’s report, with the main areas of concern being that the application is contrary to the key aims of LDP Policy TR2, the site is in an unsustainable location, increase in light and noise pollution and that the proposed car park will cause surface water runoff into the adjacent small holding.

 

RESOLVED that Planning Application W/36131 be granted contrary to the Head of Planning’s recommendation, on the basis that it was deemed to be the use of an existing agricultural facility and was in accordance with Policies GP1, TR2 and TR3, subject to conditions to be drafted by the Head of Planning.

5.

AREA SOUTH - DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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5.1  RESOLVED that the following applications be granted subject to the conditions detailed within the report/addendum of the Head of Planning:

 

S/36465

The proposal is to provide 34 no. new affordable housing on the existing open ground adjacent to the existing Dylan Housing Estate.  Together with associated ecological mitigation works to include a new wetland pond feature.  There will be 28 no. two bedroom, four person houses and 6 no. four bedroom, seven person houses at land adjoining Dylan Housing Estate, Llanelli, SA14 9AN

 

A representation was received requesting that the Committee undertake a site inspection on the grounds of overlooking and highways.  The request was denied.  The representation continued, objecting to the proposed development and reiterating the points detailed within the Head of Planning’s written report, including the following:-

 

  • the design discriminates against the elderly and frail;
  • these houses are similar to the 450 that are already in the ward;
  • bungalows only make up 4% of the Council’s stock;
  • there are 122 outstanding requests for bungalows in the area;
  • severe overlooking;
  • there are two double bends and a T junction in close proximity to the entrance;
  • more bungalows are needed in order to release 2 and 3 bedroom houses for young families;
  • unjustified overcrowding;
  • contrary to planning policies including H1.

 

The Assistant Engineer Planning Liaison and Senior Development Management Officer responded to the issues raised.

 

S/37971

To refurbish, alter and change the use of the existing offices, to provide eight residential flats consisting of a mix of new one bed, two bed and studio, Housing Association apartments at WRW Construction Limited, 3-5 Goring Road, Llanelli, SA15 3HF

 

 

 

5.2  UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that consideration of the following planning application be deferred to enable the Committee to undertake site visit:-

 

S/37933

Single storey rear extension with a balcony to the first floor at 105 Pentre Nicklaus Village, Llanelli, SA15 2DF

 

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

 

A representation was received requesting that the Committee undertake a site inspection on the ground that the proposal will overlook the neighbouring property and will compromise privacy.

 

REASON: to enable the committee to view the site in light of concerns raised on the potential impact on privacy of the adjacent property.

 

 

6.

AREA WEST - DETERMINATION OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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6.1  RESOLVED that the following applications be granted subject to the conditions detailed within the report/addendum of the Head of Planning:

 

W/37655

Change of use of farm land to two, gypsy traveller pitches (with dayrooms) at land lying south of Brynhowell, Llanddowror, SA33 4HN

 

W/37690

Upgrading of existing entrance to woodland to allow for the extraction of timber at entrance to Allt Werncorgam Commercial Forest, West of Llanllwch, Carmarthen, SA31 3QY

 

A representation was received raising concerns regarding the traffic management plan.

 

The applicant responded to the issues raised.

 

A further representation was received raising concerns about the steepness of part of the proposed route and the cumulative effect of planning applications on traffic levels in the area.

 

W/37831

Obscured glazing to side elevations of Plots 4 and 5.  Change of dormer styling at Plot 4 & 5, Cae Coch, land off Heol Cwm Mawr, Drefach, Llanelli

 

W/38027

Change of use of existing barn into holiday let accommodation at Parcnwc, Old School Road, Llansteffan, Carmarthen, SA33 5HA

 

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

 

W/35898

Construction of commercial garage/workshop for Sarnau Motors at field adj. Hafod Bakery, Llysonnen Road, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen

 

At the Planning Committee meeting on 27th November, Members resolved to overturn the Officer’s recommendation for refusal and grant planning permission for the proposed development, with a list of appropriate conditions to be returned to the Committee for ratification.

 

The committee approved the conditions contained within the report.

 

6.2  UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the Committee approve the following request to discharge the Section 106 Agreement, contrary to the Head of Planning’s recommendation on the basis that the building no longer serves any useful purpose and that after 19 years it is reasonable to discharge the agreement.

 

W/37164

Discharge of Section 106 Agreement attached to planning permission W/02153, whereby the residential use of the existing farmhouse was to be ceased and for the house to be used for agricultural storage instead at Cystanog Farm, Capel Dewi Road, Llangunnor, Carmarthen, SA32 8AY

 

The Committee was minded to approve the discharge of Section 106 agreement subject to the submission of a favourable application to reinstate the former dwelling and subject to accordance with affordable housing and local needs restriction.

 

 

6.3  UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the conditions drafted by the Head of Planning, as detailed in the report, in relation to the following planning application which was granted planning permission by the Planning Committee, contrary to the officer recommendation on 27th November, 2018, be endorsed:-

 

W/35898

Construction of commercial garage/workshop for Sarnau Motors at field adj. Hafod Bakery, Llysonnen Road, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen

 

 

6.4  UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that consideration of the following planning application be deferred to enable the Committee to undertake site visits:-

 

W/37267

Erection of 2 no. three bed dwellings (1 affordable, 1 open market) at land adjacent to Llys Briallu, Sarnau, Bancyfelin,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

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TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 15TH NOVEMBER 2018. pdf icon PDF 162 KB

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UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on the 15th November, 2018 be signed as a correct record.