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Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Tuesday, 3rd April, 2018 4.00 pm

With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall

Contact: Ken Bickerton  Committee Officer

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Items
No. Item

77.

Apologies for absence

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Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Paul Jones, Ronnie Prince and Derek Wright.

78.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To sign as correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on:

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The Minutes of the meetings held on 5 March 2018 and 16 March 2018 were submitted.

 

RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meetings held on 5 March 2018 and 16 March 2018 be signed as a correct record.

79.

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.

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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 - Development Control Applications

 

Councillor Adrienne Jeorrett – Personal and Prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0114, having previous knowledge of this case through work.  The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

80.

Development Control Applications pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Environment and Planning.

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The Head of Environment and Planning submitted a report (HEP/04/18) for Members’ consideration of planning applications and attention was drawn to his Addendum Report where relevant.

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Application Code No P/2017/0772 – Outline application for residential development and associated vehicular and pedestrian access on land South of Berse Road, Caego, Wrexham.

 

The Local Member (Councillor T Alan Edwards) commented that the application site was outside the settlement limit and within a designated Green Barrier.  An identical application for residential development at this location had been refused in 2016 as the proposed development would represent an unacceptable incursion in to the Green Barrier and would not form a logical extension to the existing settlement.  In his opinion, there being no material change in the Council’s planning policy position since that date, this application should also be refused for the same reason as previously stated.  The Committee concurred with the views expressed by the Local Member.

 

RESOLVED – That permission be REFUSED.

 

Reason

 

The proposed development lies outside settlement limits and within a designated Green Barrier.  The proposed development would represent an unacceptable incursion in to the Green Barrier and would not form a logical extension to the existing settlement.   To allow the development would therefore be contrary to polices PS1, PS2, H5, EC1 and GDP1 of the adopted Wrexham Unitary Development Plan.

 

 

Application Code No. P/2017/1061 – Conversion of outbuilding to residential use (1 dwelling) together with single garage and extension to Graig Wen Farmhouse, Graig Wen Farm, Brymbo Road, Brymbo, Wrexham.

 

The Planning Control Manager further recommended that, if the Committee was minded to grant permission, to ensure that further development is strictly controlled on site, including potential agricultural buildings, proposed Condition 3 be amended to include all land outlined in red and blue on the submitted plans.   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/04/18 with the following amendment thereto:

 

Amend Condition 3 to read

In relation to land outlined in red and blue on the submitted plans, notwithstanding the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (or any order revoking, re-enacting that Order with or without modification), no further development shall take place under Classes A, B, C, D, E, or G, of Schedule 2 Part(s) 1, or Class A or B under Part 6, other than the development hereby granted permission.

 

Reason: The building is located in the open countryside where conversion has been permitted on the basis of its scale and high quality design.  The Local Planning Authority considers it important to ensure that further development is strictly controlled.  Also, to control potential agricultural buildings which may result in an increase in vehicular movements through the existing site access.

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Application Code No. P/2018/0004 – Change of use of land to create extension to existing residential caravan site (4 No. pitches) for the purpose of occupation of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 80.

81.

Tree Preservation Order - Wrexham County Borough Council 277/2017 - Air Products Sports and Social Club, Bethania Road, Acrefair, Wrexham. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Head of Environment and Planning.

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The Head of Environment and Planning submitted a report (HEP/37/18) which enabled consideration to be given to written representations made in respect of Tree Preservation Order (TPO) Wrexham County Borough Council No.277/2017 served to protect a woodland of significant amenity value from any inappropriate management practices and to raise awareness of the woodland as a significant material constraint to any future potential development and associated construction activities at Air Products Sports and Social Club, Bethania Road, Acrefair, Wrexham.

 

David Williams (objector) spoke against the confirmation of the TPO and queried the public amenity value  of the outer section of the proposed woodland along Bethania Road and Chapel Street.  He requested that Members of the Committee visit the site prior to determining the TPO.

 

Councillor Sonia Benbow Jones (one of the Local Members) was of the opinion that the woodland was of significant amenity value and could be viewed from multiple viewpoints within the surrounding local landscape.  However, she did have concerns on whether the woodland the subject of the TPO along Bethania Road and Chapel Street, Acrefair, was worthy of protection and supported the objector’s request for a site visit.

 

After hearing the views of Members, it was

 

RESOLVED – That Tree Preservation Order - Wrexham County Borough Council 277/2017 Air Products Sports and Social Club, Bethania Road, Acrefair, Wrexham be confirmed without modification.