Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Thursday, 21st January, 2021 14:00

Venue: remotely via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services 

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440.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers including those who are also Town and Community Councillors, in accordance with the provisions of the Members’ Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008. Members having such dual roles should declare a personal interest in respect of their membership of such Town/Community Council and a prejudicial interest if they have taken part in the consideration of an item at that Town/Community Council contained in the Officer’s Reports below.

 

 

Minutes:

The following declarations of interest were made:-

 

Councillor G Thomas declared a prejudicial interest in Agenda items 7 and 8, P/20/552/RLX and P/20/346/FUL, respectively, as he had pre-determined these applications. Councillor Thomas left the meeting for these items and the Vice-Chairperson Councillor RM Granville took the Chair in his place.

 

Councillor D Lewis declared a personal interest in P/20/552/RLX and P/20/346/FUL as the BCBC representative on the Coity Wallia Board of Conservators.

 

Councillor JE Lewis declared a personal interest in the same applications as those specified immediately above, as the St. Brides Community Council representative on the Coity Wallia Board of Conservators.

 

441.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To receive for approval the minutes of the 10/12/2020

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                        That the Minutes of a meeting of the Development Control Committee dated 10 December 2020, be approved as a true and accurate record.

 

442.

Public Speakers

To advise Members of the names of the public speakers listed to speak at today’s meeting (if any).

 

 

Minutes:

The following invitees at the meeting, exercised their right to speak as public speakers on the undermentioned application:-

 

Councillor Alex Williams – Ward Member – P/20/552/RLX

Lucy Binnie – Applicant’s agent – P/20/552/RLX

 

The Legal Officer also read out for the benefit of the Committee, representations received from St. Brides Minor Community Council, on the same planning application, in light of the fact that the Community Council were unable to be represented at the meeting.

 

443.

Amendment Sheet pdf icon PDF 105 KB

That the Chairperson accepts the Development Control Committee Amendment Sheet as an urgent item in accordance with Part 4 (paragraph 4) of the Council Procedure Rules, in order to allow for Committee to consider necessary modifications to the Committee Report, so as to take account of late representations and revisions that require to be accommodated.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                          That the Chairperson accepted the Development Control Committee Amendment Sheet as an urgent item, in accordance with Part 4 (paragraph 4) of the Council Procedure Rules, in order to allow for the Committee to consider necessary modifications to the Committee report, so as to take account of late representations and revisions that are required to be accommodated.

444.

Development Control Committee Guidance pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                          That the summary of Development Control Committee Guidance as detailed in the report of the Corporate Director - Communities be noted.

445.

P/20/552/RLX - South West Wood Products site, Heol Llan, Coity, CF35 6BU pdf icon PDF 501 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                           That the above application be deferred, in order to allow for a virtual site visit to take place in the form of video footage of the site in question.

 

Proposal

Variation of conditions 1 (approved plans), 5 (stack heights) and 6 (authorised works) of P/16/659/RLX through the submission of amended plans and wording.

 

446.

P/20/553/FUL - Lock Complex, south east of South West Wood Products site, Heol Llan, Coity CF35 6BU pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                           That the above application be deferred, in order to allow for a virtual site visit to take place in the form of video footage of the site in question.

Proposal

Use of land for storage of end of life timber for a temporary period of 3 years.

 

447.

P/20/346/FUL - Lidl Regional Distribution Centre, Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3PH pdf icon PDF 577 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                               That the above application be granted, subject to the Conditions contained in the report of the Corporate Director – Communities.

 

Proposal

Extension to warehouse and administration block; extend and reconfigure car park, service yard and associated works.

 

Subject to the further following Condition being added to the consent so granted: 

 

12. No construction works shall take place outside the following times:

 

08:00 Hours and 18:00 Hours on Mondays to Fridays and 08:30 and 13:00 Hours on

Saturdays and; at no time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 

Reason: In the interests of safeguarding the amenities of the occupiers of the nearest residential properties.

 

448.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 397 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

1.   That the Appeals received since the last Committee meeting as detailed in the report of the Corporate Director - Communities, be noted.

2.    That the following Appeal Decisions as contained in the report of the Corporate Director - Communities as decided by the Inspector(s) appointed by the Welsh Ministers since the last report to Committee, be noted:-

  1. A/20/3258047 (1990) –demolition of 1.5m high & 2.7m long stone wall on right hand side of house; formation of driveway & crossover; rebuild stone wall on left hand side of house at 6.29m in length & replace wooden gates with wrought iron gates:

Tan y Bryn, Dinam Street, Nantymoel - DECISION – Appeal be Dismissed (see Appendix A to the report).

 

  1.  E/20/3258043 (1901) - conservation area consent for demolition of 1.5m high & 2.7m long stone wall on right hand side of house; formation of driveway & crossover; rebuild stone wall on left hand side of house at 6.29m in length & replace wooden gates with wrought iron gates:

      Tan y Bryn, Dinam Street, Nantymoel – DECISION – Appeal be Dismissed (see Appendix A to the report).

 

  1.  A/20/3259575 (1902) - demolition of existing garage and erection of a two bedroom single storey dwelling

48 Park Street, Bridgend – DECISION – Appeal be    Dismissed (see Appendix B to the report)

 

  1.  X/20/3259517 (1903) - certificate of lawfulness for   an existing use of the garage as a nail salon

19 Heol Stradling, Coity – DECISION – Appeal be Dismissed (See Appendix C to the report)

 

  1.  A/20/3259511 (1904) - garage conversion/change of use to nail salon:

19 Heol Stradling, Coity – DECISION - Appeal be Dismissed (See Appendix C to the report)

 

449.

Educational Facilities and Residential Development SPG pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Minutes:

The Corporate Director – Communities submitted a report, the purpose of which, was to inform Members of the outcome of the consultation exercise on the draft Educational Facilities and Residential Development Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) document; to seek agreement for the proposed amendments to the draft document and to adopt it as SPG to the Bridgend Local Development Plan.

 

The Strategic Planning Policy Team Leader, advised that a 6-week period of public consultation was held in respect of the above, between 21st February and 3rd April 2020. The consultation had been advertised by the following methods:

 

·         Statutory notices were placed in the Glamorgan GEMon the 27th February and the 5th March 2020;

·         The consultation documents were made available for inspection with representation forms at the reception desk of the Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend;

·         Information on the consultation, including all the documentation, representation forms and how to make representations was placed on the Councils website; and

·         A copy of the draft SPG was sent to approximately 300 targeted consultees including Community Councils, planning consultants, house builders and housing associations taken from the LDP database.

 

By the end of the consultation period, he confirmed that seven representations were received on the draft SPG. These representations were summarised in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

The primary issues raised during the consultation he explained, concerned the justification for the costs and pupil yield rates that were included in the draft SPG and the subsequent impact they would have on development viability. Having reviewed the methodology used at the time, a set of reasoned responses to the each of the comments was also included in Appendix 1 (to the report.)

 

The Strategic Planning Policy Team Leader advised Members that the main reason for updating the SPG and seeking its adoption at this time  , was so it could be taken into account in the viability appraisals BCBC have asked developers to undertake in support of the sites they are promoting through the candidate site process. Whilst the Local Planning Authority were not yet in a position to make any definitive judgements, the initial indications were that the contributions generated by the SPG could be provided without compromising the other infrastructural requirements the sites will need to deliver, such as, highway improvements, provision of open space and affordable housing.

 

Appendix 1 also set out a reasoned response, a suggested decision and, where appropriate, proposed changes to the SPG, for each representation received.

 

In summary, the main areas of change in the document arising from the public consultation responses were as follows:

 

·         Clarification that the costs of school construction will be kept under review but only changed as part of a full revision of the SPG;

·         Confirmation that the costs of temporary school accommodation will be determined on a case by case basis;

·         An explanation as to how the build costs for refurbishing a school have been calculated to be 65% of the build costs of a new school

 

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450.

Urgent Items

To consider any other item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Part 4 (paragraph 4) of the Council Procedure Rules and which the person presiding at the meeting is of the opinion should by reason of special circumstances be transacted at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

 

Minutes:

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