Agenda and minutes
Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall
Contact: Ken Bickerton Committee Officer
Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Malcolm King OBE, David Maddocks, Tina Mannering, John McCusker and Ronnie Prince.
To sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2017.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2017 were submitted.
RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 December 2017 be signed as a correct record.
To consider the report of the Head of Environment and Planning.
The Head of Environment and Planning submitted a report (HEP/01/18) for Members’ consideration of planning applications and attention was drawn to his Addendum Report where relevant.
Application Code No. P/2017/0916 – Change of use of Vehicle Repair Workshop (Unit D) into two-storey office building including raising height of roof, internal and external alterations at Glyn Wylfa, Castle Road, Chirk, Wrexham.
Mr Brian Hickman (neighbour) spoke against the application.
Mr Brian Colley (agent) spoke in support of the application.
The Local Member (Councillor Terry Evans) referred to the planning history and the work undertaken by the Glyn Wylfa Trust in converting the former Council offices site into a business and tourism hub. The proposed development would continue that work and create additional employment opportunities. Therefore, he supported the Officer recommendation.
Several Members referred to the proposed height of the rear elevation of the building and the concerns expressed by the public speaker on the potential detrimental impact this could have on the residential amenity of the occupiers of adjoining properties. It was suggested that further consideration of the application be deferred to allow the applicant time to discuss with the Head of Environment and Planning an alternative roof design to lessen the impact of the building on adjoining occupiers. This was agreed by the Committee.
RESOLVED – That consideration of the application be DEFERRED to allow the applicant time to have further discussions with the Head of Environment and Planning on measures that could be taken to reduce the height of the rear elevation of the building so that the application could be considered by the Committee on the basis of the fullest information possible.
Application Code No. P/2017/0859 – Residential development to provide 1 No. two-storey 2 bedroom dwelling, 1 No. three bedroom Special Needs bungalow and 1 No. two-storey block of 4 apartments with associated works at Former Community Centre Site, Shones Lane, Llay, Wrexham.
Correction to report: Recommendation C delete the wording ‘save for the following amendments and additions’ at the end of the sentence.
(1) That an obligation pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 be required to secure a financial contribution towards an identified shortfall in Primary and Secondary education provision in the locality and that the Head of Environment and Planning be given delegated authority to approve the amount and final form of the obligation.
(2) Upon completion of the Section 106 obligation permission be GRANTED in accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Environment and Planning as set out in report HEP/01/18.
(3) That, if Section 106 obligation is not completed within 6 months of the date of the Committee resolution, the Head of Environment and Planning be given delegated authority to REFUSE planning
permission for the following reason(s):
The proposal would not make adequate provision to offset its impact upon a shortfall in education infrastructure in the locality. To allow the development would be contrary to policy GDP2 of the Wrexham Unitary ... view the full minutes text for item 60.