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Contact: Ken Bickerton  Committee Officer


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Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors David Maddocks and John McCusker.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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The Minutes of the meetings held on 30 July 2018 and 10 August 2018 were submitted.


RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meetings held on 30 July 2018 and 10 August 2018 be signed as a correct record.


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.


Development Control Applications pdf icon PDF 155 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/09/18) for Members’ consideration of planning applications and attention was drawn to his Addendum Report where relevant.



Application Code No. P/2018/0433 – Two-storey side extension at 8 Crown Place, Llay, Wrexham.


Ian Griffiths (applicant) spoke in support of the application.


One of the Local Members (Councillor Bryan Apsley) commented that the proposed development was set back from the road and at the end of a cul-de-sac.  In his opinion, the side extension could not be seen by the majority of residents nor have a detrimental impact on the street scene.  In addition, he queried whether the two further options submitted by the applicant, as set out in the Addendum Report, had been considered by the Planning department.


The Planning Control Lead confirmed that the Officer recommendation had been based on the original plans and documents as detailed documentation on the alternative options had not been provided by the applicant.


During consideration of the application it was suggested that consideration of the application be deferred to allow the applicant time to submit the relevant documentation on the alternative options.   This was agreed by the Committee.


RESOLVED – That consideration of the application be DEFERRED to allow the applicant time to submit further documentation on the alternative options so that the application could be considered by the Committee on the basis of the fullest information possible.



Application Code No. P/2017/0879 – Outline application for residential development (8 No. dwellings) and construction of new access, closure of existing access to Garden Centre and construction on new access point at Ferndale Garden Centre, Berse Road, Caego, Wrexham.


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


The Local Member (Councillor T Alan Edwards) referred to planning application P/2017/0772 for a housing development on land south of Berse Road, submitted to Planning Committee in April 2018, which had been supported by Planning Officers.  In his opinion, the proposed development, which was being recommended for refusal, would have less of an impact on the surrounding area than the earlier one.


RESOLVED – That the Head of Environment and Planning be given delegated authority to REFUSE planning permission upon the expiry of the consultation period, provided no significant new issues are raised, in accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Environment and Planning as set out in report HEP/09/18.



Application Code No. P/2018/0231 – Application for approval of Reserved Matters  pursuant to Outline Planning Permission P/2016/0373 – layout, scale appearance, landscaping - for the erection of 18 No. dwellings on Land South of the Miners Welfare Institute, Llay New Road, Llay, Wrexham.


One of the Local Members (Councillor Bryan Apsley) expressed concern on the closeness of proposed Plot 1 to Nos 10 & 11 Drill Hall Court.   In his opinion, there was sufficient land available within the ownership of the developer to amend the site layout to accommodate a greater separation distance between these dwellings and suggested accordingly.


During the discussed that ensued the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.