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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.

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Contact: Ken Bickerton  Committee Officer

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21.

Apologies for absence

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Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Gwenfair Jones, Marc Jones, Paul Jones, Paul Pemberton, John Phillips, John Pritchard and Paul Rogers.

22.

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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There were no declarations of personal interest.

23.

Outline application (with all matters reserved apart from access) for roadside services incorporating a petrol filling station with ancillary kiosk and associated car parking and works on land West of Wrexham Golf Club, Holt Road, Llanypwll, Wrexham (Application Code No. P/2017/0527). pdf icon PDF 248 KB

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The Head of Environment and Planning submitted a report in respect of the above-mentioned application and the Planning Control Lead explained the proposal to Members of the Committee.

 

The Chair, in his capacity as Local Member asked Members to consider the local highway network and the impact of the proposed access and egress arrangements, taken off an arm of the A5156/A534 Holt Road roundabout and shared with the adjacent Wrexham Golf Club, on highway safety at this location.

 

During consideration of the application, several Members expressed concern that the proposed development would result in vehicles, especially HGVs exiting the proposed development onto a busy roundabout.  Reference was made to possible measures that could be undertaken to reduce the speed of traffic on the south bound approach to the roundabout.  It was suggested that further consideration of the application be deferred to allow the applicant time to submit a scheme of vehicular speed reduction measures on the south bound approach.   This was agreed by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the application be DEFERRED to allow the applicant time to provide full details of a scheme of speed reduction measures on the south bound approach to the A5156/A534 Holt Road roundabout to address the concerns raised by Members so that the application could be considered by the Committee on the basis of the fullest information possible.

24.

Application for approval of Reserved Matters pursuant to Outline Planning Permission (P/2014/0905 - Access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale for the erection of 362 dwellings on all Phases, including 25% Affordable Housing, Public Open Space, play facilities, associated works including surface water attenuation basins and the erection of two sub-stations on land at Home Farm, Gresford Road, Llay, Wrexham (Application Code No. P/2017/1054). pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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(Councillor Robert Walsh was present as one of the Local Members and Andrew Atkinson as adjoining Local Member).

 

The Head of Environment and Planning submitted a report in respect of the above-mentioned application and the Planning Control Lead explained the proposal to Members of the Committee.

 

Both Local Members together with the adjoining Local Member indicated their objection to the application and referred to the following matters in particular:

 

·         significant loss of hedgerows, part of the existing stone wall and the removal of a mature oak tree (T20) to facilitate vehicle and pedestrian access to the site and to dwellings fronting Gresford Road;

·         adverse impact on the local highway network due to increased traffic emanating from the development;

·         the potential for internal estate roads to be used as a ‘rat run’ between Gresford Road and the Straight Mile; 

·         details of the works to be undertaken at the Crown Crossroads and the traffic calming and speed reduction measures along both Gresford Road and the Straight Mile have not been provided in advance of the reserved matters application;

·         the proposed location of the site access and pedestrian crossing points along Gresford Road;

·         there have been changes made to local bus service provision since the outline planning application was granted;

·         the design and safety of the proposed drainage swales on site;

·         past underground coal mining and the stability of the site.

 

Therefore they requested that the application be refused.

 

During consideration of the application it was suggested that, if Members were minded to grant permission and in the interests of highway safety, proposed Condition 2 be amended to include full details pedestrian crossing points along Gresford Road.   Furthermore,  to ensure a satisfactory standard of appearance and visual amenity of the area, additional conditions be included to provide for a scheme of treatment to the existing boundary wall fronting Gresford Road and for the planting of a replacement oak tree.  This was agreed by the Committee.

 

After hearing the views of Members it was

 

RESOLVED – That permission be GRANTED in accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Environment and Planning as set out in report HEP/08/18 together with the additional condition and amendments to Recommendation B contained within the Addendum Report and the following additions thereto:

 

Amend Condition 2

Add (vi) Full details of pedestrian crossings along B5373 Gresford Road

 

Add Condition 8

Works to the existing boundary wall fronting Gresford Road to facilitate the provision of pedestrian and vehicular access shall only take place in strict accordance with a scheme of boundary treatment that shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority before any such works are carried out. 

 

Reason: To ensure a satisfactory standard of appearance of the development in the interests of the visual amenities of the area.

 

Add Condition 09

Within three months of commencement of development a scheme for the planting of an oak tree to replace the tree T20, as shown on drawing no. P.906.17.01 Revision C Arboricultural Method Statement, shall  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.