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Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Monday, 3rd December, 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

40.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors I David Bithell MBE, David Maddocks and Tina Mannering.

41.

Bereavement

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Minutes:

The Chair referred, with deep regret, to the recent deaths of ex-Councillor Ian Roberts and Mrs Kay Edwards, the wife of ex-Councillor Michael Edwards, and extended the Committee’s deepest sympathy to their respective families.  Members and officers stood in silence as a mark of respect.

42.

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To sign as a correct record the Minutes of the following meetings:

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Minutes:

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

 

5 November 2018:  With reference to Planning Application Code No. P/2017/0687 the Local Member (Councillor Mark Pritchard) expressed concern that Esclusham Community Council had not been consulted on the planning application prior it being considered by the Committee.

 

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

43.

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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Minutes:

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 John Pritchard  – Personal and prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0700 being a Member of the same Committee / School Governors as the applicant.   The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor Paul Pemberton  – Personal and prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0846 as he knew the applicant and the person speaking against the application.  The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Peter Douthwaite, Senior Development Control Engineer  – Personal and prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0700 as he knew the applicant. The Officer withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion thereon.

44.

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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/12/18) for Members’ consideration of planning applications and attention was drawn to his Addendum report where relevant.

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Application Code No. P/2005/0263 – Amendment to existing Planning Obligation Nos. 50 and 54 Broughton Heights, Pentre Broughton, Wrexham.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council enters into an Obligation pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to vary the relevant sections of the extant Planning Obligation to enable nos. 50 and 54 Broughton Heights to be occupied as intermediate rented properties and shared ownership.  The Head of Environment and Planning be given delegated authority to determine the final form and content of the Obligation.

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Application Code No. P/2018/0139 – Application for Outline Planning Permission for residential development on land South of Pinecroft, Afoneitha Road, Pen-y-cae, Wrexham.

 

The Local Member (Councillor John Phillips) indicated his support for the Officer recommendation.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)       That an Obligation pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 be required to secure the management and maintenance of the river corridor edged blue on drawing no. WR/1/A Location Plan and that the Head of Environment and Planning be given delegated authority to approve the final form and content 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/12/18 of the Addendum Report.

(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:

 

Reason

The development makes inadequate provision for the long term maintenance of the Afon Eitha river corridor and as such does not accord with policy EC6 of the Wrexham Unitary Development Plan.   

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Application Code No. P/2018/0588 – Demolition of existing shop and storage unit and Outline Application for residential development (13 dwellings) at 120 Rhosnesni Lane, Rhosnesni, Wrexham.

 

Mr Daniel Jones (neighbour) spoke against the application.

Mr Stuart Hatherall (agent) spoke in support of the application.

 

The Chair commented that, if Members were minded to grant permission, an additional sentence be included to notify the applicant that, if the obligation had not been completed within six months of the Committee resolution, planning permission be refused and the reason for refusal given.  This was agreed by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)       That an Obligation pursuant to Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 be required to secure a financial contribution of £13,000 towards the upgrading and improvement of Acton Park play facilities and that the Head of Environment and Planning be given delegated authority to approve the final form and content 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.