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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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29.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillors Michael Dixon, Tina Mannering, John Phillips, Graham Rogers and Andy Williams.

30.

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To sign as correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 3 September 2018.

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Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2018 were submitted.

 

RESOLVED – That the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 September 2018 be signed as a correct record.

31.

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/2018/0546 – as she worked for the Member of Parliament representing a constituent who had complained about parking spaces for the disabled at the bus station.  The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor Gwenfair Jones  – Personal and Prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0546 – being the wife of the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor Ronnie Prince  – Personal and Prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0644 – as he knew one of the objectors.  The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

 

Councillor Adrienne Jeorrett  – Personal and Prejudicial – Application Code No. P/2018/0693 – as she had a connection with the owner of the house next door, who has objected to the previous planning application submitted for the site.  The Councillor withdrew from the meeting for this item taking no part in the discussion and voting thereon.

32.

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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/10/18) for Members’ consideration of planning applications and attention was drawn to his Addendum report where relevant. 

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Application Code No. P/2017/1032 – Application for removal of Condition No. 14 of Planning Permission P/2014/0781 to allow the processing in the region of 1,000,000 birds per week at Maelor Foods, Pickhill  Lane, Cross Lanes, Wrexham.

 

David Williams (representing objectors) spoke against the application.

Guy Evans (agent) spoke in support of the application.

 

The Local Member (Councillor John Pritchard) drew Members’ attention to the planning history for the site and that the condition had been imposed to protect the amenities of occupiers of nearby properties.   He commented upon existing problems regarding odour control on site and that recent complaints by residents arising from odour emanating from the current operation have been confirmed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and remedial action proposed.  In his opinion, the proposed intensification of use will significantly increase the risk of further odour and pollution incidents occurring on site. This will have an adverse impact on residential amenity, the local environment and economy.  Furthermore,  the proposal will result in a significant increase in HGV movements to and from the site to the detriment of highway safety at this location.   Therefore, he asked that the application be refused.

 

The Planning Control Lead reminded Members that measures to prevent or minimise noise, odour and pollution emanating from the site was regulated by the Pollution Prevention and Control Permit (PPC) issued by Natural Resources Wales.

 

During consideration of the application several Members were of the opinion that the increase in HGV movements would have a detrimental affect on highway safety and the amenity of the occupiers of nearby properties and recommended that permission be refused.   This was agreed by the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That permission be REFUSED

 

Reason

The proposals would result in a significant increase in HGV movements to the detriment of highway safety and the amenity of the occupiers of nearby properties thus being in conflict with policy GDP 1 (d) and (f) of the Wrexham Unitary Development Plan.

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Application Code No. P/2017/1037 – Application for removal of Condition No. 11 of Planning Permission P/2017/0165 to allow the processing in the region of 1,000,000 birds per week at Maelor Foods, Pickhill  Lane, Cross Lanes, Wrexham.

 

This application was linked to Planning Applications P/2015/0838 and P/2017/1038.

 

RESOLVED – That permission be REFUSED

 

Reason

The proposals would result in a significant increase in HGV movements to the detriment of highway safety and the amenity of the occupiers of nearby properties thus being in conflict with policy GDP 1 (d) and (f) of the Wrexham Unitary Development Plan.

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Application Code No. P/2017/1038 – Application for removal of Condition No. 11 of Planning Permission P/2015/0838 to allow the processing in the region of 1,000,000 birds per week at Maelor Foods, Pickhill  Lane, Cross Lanes, Wrexham.

 

This application was linked to Planning Applications P/2015/0838 and P/2017/1037 above.

 

RESOLVED – That permission be REFUSED  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.