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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: Annette Sellwood  Committee Officer

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52.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors David Maddocks and Andy Williams.

53.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 52 KB

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

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings held on 7 January 2019 and 18 January 2019 were submitted.

 

Correction to Minute:

7 January 2019 - Application Code No. P/2018/0560 Land to North and South of Lane Farm, Rossett, Wrexham.  The wording  ‘H%’ in the first reason for refusal  should read ‘H5’.

 

RESOLVED – That, subject to the above, the Minutes of the meetings held on 7 January 2019 and 18 January 2019 be signed as a correct record. 

54.

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 Adrienne Jeorrett  – Personal and prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0814 knowing the occupiers of a neighbouring dwelling. The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor John Pritchard  – Personal but not prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0955 being a Member of Sesswick Community Council.  The Councillor stayed in the meeting for this item and took part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor John Pritchard  – Personal but not prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0956 being a Member of Sesswick Community Council.  The Councillor stayed in the meeting for this item and took part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor John Pritchard  – Personal but not prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0957 being a Member of Sesswick Community Council.  The Councillor stayed in the meeting for this item and took part in the discussion and voting thereon.

55.

Development Control Applications pdf icon PDF 46 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/12/19) for members’ consideration of planning applications and attention was drawn to his Addendum report where relevant.

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Application Code No. P/2018/0684 – Conversion of existing first floor and construction of mezzanine floors to create 53 No. apartments (51 No. one bedroom and 2 No. two bedroom), associated works and external alterations at Henblas Square, Henblas Street, Wrexham.

 

The Local Member (Councillor Marc Jones) commented that the financial viability assessment provided by the applicant had been based upon the market value of similar developments in the locality.  The development on site appeared to be well-advanced and reference had been made in the local press that all of the apartments had been sold.  In his opinion, the true sale price of the apartments, existing use value and the costs involved in conversion were now known by the applicant and these figures should have been used to compile the assessment.  Therefore, he suggested that consideration of the application be deferred to allow the Head of Environment and Planning time to request from the applicant the updated figures so that a revised financial viability assessment could be undertaken.  

 

During consideration of the application several Members referred to the short amount of time that had elapsed since the original application had been considered by the Planning Committee (5 November 2018) and concurred with the views expressed by the Local Member. 

 

RESOLVED – That consideration of the application be DEFERRED to allow the applicant time to provide further information regarding the sale price of the apartments, the existing use value and the costs involved in conversion so that the application could be considered by the Committee on the basis of the fullest information possible.

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Application Code No. P/2018/0788 – Erection of steel framed building extension to shelter cattle over winter at Barn at Burgess Lane, Penley, Wrexham.

 

RESOLVED – That permission be GRANTED in accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Environment and Planning as set out in report HEP/12/19. 

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Application Code No. P/2018/0796 – Conversion of outbuilding to provide ancillary accommodation to existing dwelling and provision of separate bat roost at Hoseley House, Hoseley Lane, Marford, Wrexham.

 

During consideration of the application it was suggested that, if Members were minded to grant permission further conditions be included to minimise disturbance to the bats by lighting on site and to retain the proposed development as ancillary to the residential use of the existing dwelling.   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/12/19 together with the condition and note to applicant as contained within the Addendum Report and the following additions thereto:

 

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Prior to the erection of any external lighting, a specification of such lighting shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The scheme shall take into account the principles of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

56.

Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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

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The Lead Member for Environment and Planning submitted a report ((HEP/06/190 which enabled consideration to be given to the draft Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan prior to submission to the Executive Board.   Members attention was drawn to the additional information set out in the Addendum report.

 

RESOLVED – To recommend to the Executive Board that the draft Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan be approved.