Agenda and minutes
Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall
Contact: Ken Bickerton Committee Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Marc Jones, Paul Jones, John McCusker, John Phillips, John Pritchard, Graham Rogers and Andy Williams.
Declarations of personal interests, if any
Members are reminded of their responsibility, under Paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare the existence and nature of any personal interest in respect of any of the business to be transacted at this meeting.
Members were reminded of their responsibility, under paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare any interests in relation to any business to be transacted at this meeting. The following declarations were made:
Agenda Item 4 – Site Inspection A
Councillor Andrew Atkinson – Personal and Prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2017/0429 - the applicant being a personal friend and business client. The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.
Site A: Application Code No. P/2017/0429 - Use of rear patio / garden area as additional seating and tables area in connection with the existing cafe and partial variation of Condition No. 3 imposed under Planning Permission P/2015/0475 to allow use of the driveway onto Cross Street for pedestrian and cycle use and cycle parking between the hours of 7.00 and 20.30 Monday to Sunday, including Bank Holidays (in retrospect) at Cleopatras, The Cross, Holt, Wrexham. PDF 221 KB
(Members declarations of interest in relation to this application are set out in Minute No.52 above).
The Head of Environment and Planning submitted a report in respect of the above-mentioned application and the Planning Control Manager explained the proposal to Members of the Committee. During the site visit, Members viewed the application site from the gardens of both neighbouring residential properties.
The Chair, in his capacity as Local Member, referred to the layout of the application site and its relationship with the neighbouring residential properties. He asked Members to consider the impact of noise levels on the amenity of occupiers of neighbouring properties arising from the proposed development.
During consideration of the application, several Members indicated their support for the application. They suggested that, if the Committee was minded to grant permission and to further control the intensification of use and to protect the amenities of the occupiers of nearby properties, additional conditions be included to limit the number of outside tables to six; to provide for a scheme of boundary treatment; and for no external source of music to be played at any time. This was agreed by the Committee.
RESOLVED – That permission be GRANTED in accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Environment and Planning as set out in report HEP/59/17 with the following addition thereto:
10. The approved seating area shall be limited to no more than six picnic style tables.
Reason: To control the scale and intensification of use in the interests of neighbouring residential amenity.
11. A trellis planting scheme shall be submitted and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The approved scheme shall be fully implemented before the 1st March 2018. Any planting removed, damaged or diseased shall be replaced with plants of the equivalent size and species.
Reason: To protect the amenity of the adjoining dwelling.
12. There shall be no external source of music played at the premises at any time.
Reason: To protect adjoining residential amenity.