Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee
Thursday, 4th March, 2021 14:00

Venue: remotely via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services 

Media

Items
No. Item

451.

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/20/553/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 the same applications as those specified immediately above, as a Member of St. Brides Minor Community Council who takes no part in Planning and as a BCBC representative on the Coity Wallia Board of Conservators.

 

Councillor JE Lewis declared a personal interest in the same applications as those specified above, as a Member of St. Brides Minor Community Council with no involvement in Planning and as the St. Brides Community Council representative on the Coity Wallia Board of Conservators.

 

Councillor S Dendy declared a personal interest in the item upon Development Of National Significance - Application By Renewable Energy Systems Ltd At Upper Ogmore, Between Abergwynfi, Blaengarw and Nant-Y-Moel, in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot - Local Impact Report On Behalf Of The Local Planning Authority, as a person living in the vicinity.

452.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To receive for approval the minutes of the 21/01/2021

Minutes:

RESOLVED:             That the minutes of a meeting of the Development

                                  Control Committee dated 21 January 2021, be

                                  approved as a true and accurate record, subject to Cllr

                                  R Stirman being included in the attendance record for

                                  the meeting.

453.

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 applications:

 

Councillor Alex Williams – Ward Member - P/20/552/FUL

Councillor Gary Thomas – Ward Member - P/20/553/FUL

Lucy Binnie – Applicant’s Agent – P/20/552/FUL

Councillor RM James – Ward Member – P/20/642/OUT

454.

Amendment Sheet pdf icon PDF 161 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.

455.

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.

456.

P/20/552/RLX - South West Wood Products Site, Heol Llan, Coity, CF35 6BU pdf icon PDF 828 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:              That the above application be granted, subject to the

                                    Conditions contained in the report of the Corporate

                                 Director – Communities.

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

 

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

 

21. No HGVs shall be allowed to access the Former Bryncethin Nurseries part of the site until the location of the gas leak in the private gas pipe serving Mount Pleasant Bungalow has been identified and the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority. 

457.

P/20/642/OUT - Carville Scaffolding, Station Road, Maesteg, CF34 9TF pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:              That the above application be granted, subject to the

                                    Conditions contained in the report of the Corporate

                                 Director – Communities, in addition to the standard

                                 Outline conditions.

Proposal

Outline application for demolition of existing scaffolding premises and

development of one 3 bedroom house.

458.

P/20/756/FUL - 31 Fulmar Road, Porthcawl, CF36 3PN pdf icon PDF 494 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:              That the above application be granted, subject to the

                                    Conditions contained in the report of the Corporate

                                 Director – Communities.

Proposal

Remodelling of bungalow to provide first floor accommodation by

demolishing existing garage, constructing two storey extensions to

either side of the existing dwelling incorporating new integral garage

and new roof structure to provide 3 en-suite bedrooms

459.

P/20/99/FUL - Trinity Chapel, Penybont Road, Pencoed, CF35 5RA pdf icon PDF 581 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:               (A)       That the Applicant enters into a Section 106  Agreement to provide a minimum of 2 units as

                                                    affordable units, which shall be transferred to a Registered Social Landlord or by payment of an equivalent financial contribution in lieu of on-site provision.

 

                                 (B)          That the Corporate Director Communities be    

                                                granted delegated powers to issue a decision

                                                notice granting conditional consent in respect

                                                of this proposal once the applicant has

                                                entered into the aforementioned Section 106

                                                Agreement as contained in the report of the

                                                Corporate Director – Communities.

Proposal

Demolish existing chapel; construct 3 storey residential development

of 12 self-contained apartments with on-site amenity, cycle and refuse

stores; widen existing lane and provide turning head

 

Subject to Condition 1 being amended to read as follows:

 

1. In accordance with drawing number AL(90) 01 received on 29 January 2020, drawing numbers AL(00)10 Rev F, AL(00)15 Rev H, AL(00)20 Rev E, and AL(00)11 Rev A, received on 1 March 2021.

 

Reason: To avoid doubt and confusion as to the nature and extent of the approved development.

 

And subject to the further following Condition being added:

 

14. Prior to the construction of the block of flats, a method statement for the re-use of the architectural features and materials of the existing Trinity Chapel building within the fabric of the building, enclosures or landscaping of the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority.  The method statement shall include the timing of removal, details of the proposed features to be retained and a scheme showing where the features will be reinstated within the development. The works shall be carried out in accordance with the approved method statement and retained thereafter in perpetuity.

 

Reason: In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure aspects of the original building are retained for historical purposes.

460.

P/20/553/FUL - Lock Complex, South East Of South West Wood Products Site, Heol Llan, Coity. CF35 6BU pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:              That the above application be granted, subject to the

                                    Conditions contained in the report of the Corporate

                                 Director – Communities.

Proposal

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

years

 

Subject to the temporary consent elapsing after two years instead of three and Condition 3 being amended to reflect this change. 

461.

P/20/898/RLX - Aldi Unit, 1 Llynfi Walk, Llynfi Road, Maesteg, CF34 9DS pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:                             That Members were minded to refuse the

                                               application and so the application will be

                                               reported back to the next Committee to enable

                                               Members to consider reason(s) for refusal.

 

Proposal

Vary condition 1 of P/14/65/RLX to allow the store to unload deliveries

for a longer period

462.

Appeals pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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/20/3261549 (1905) – conversion of existing house in multiple occupation (HMO) in to 2 two bed flats and 1 studio flat, 147 New Road, Porthcawl - DECISION – Appeal be dismissed (see Appendix A to the report)

 

D/20/3264696 (1906) – Attic conversion to provide bedroom to include dormer to side and rear elevations, 12B High Street, Maesteg – DECISION - Appeal be dismissed (see Appendix B to the report)

463.

Development Of National Significance - Application By Renewable Energy Systems Ltd At Upper Ogmore, Between Abergwynfi, Blaengarw And Nant-Y-Moel, In Bridgend And Neath Port Talbot - Local Impact Report On Behalf Of The Local Planning Authority pdf icon PDF 967 KB

Minutes:

The Development and Building Control Manager presented a report the purpose of which was to advise Members of a Local Impact Report that had been prepared and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the Local Planning Authority for seven wind turbines (between 130m and 149.9m tip height) and associated works on 362 ha of land in the vicinity of the summit of Werfa.  The development is classed as a Development of National Significance (DNS).

 

RESOLVED:                          That Development Control Committee note the

                                               content of the report and the Local

                                               Impact report.

464.

Request For Scoping Direction By Natural Power Consultants Limited (Natural Power) On Behalf Of Y Bryn Wind Farm Limited - Y Bryn Wind Farm (Land At Bryn And Penhydd Forest, Located Between Port Talbot And Maesteg) - Up To 26 Turbines (6.6 Mw Per Turbine) And Battery Storage - Response To Scoping Report On Behalf Of The Local Planning Authority pdf icon PDF 627 KB

Minutes:

The Development and Building Control Manager presented a report the purpose of which was to advise Members of a response that has been prepared and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by the Local Planning Authority to a request for comments on a Scoping Report prepared by the applicant for up to twenty six wind turbines and associated works on land at Bryn and Penhydd Forest, between Port Talbot and Maesteg. The development is classed as a Development of National Significance (DNS).

Only 1 turbine out of the 26 was within BCBC.

 

RESOLVED:                          That Development Control Committee note the

                                               content of the report and the response to the    

                                               request for comments on the applicant’s                         

                                               Scoping report.

465.

Future Wales 2040 (National Development Framework) And Planning Policy Wales 11 pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manager Planning and Development presented a report the purpose of which was to advise Members of the publication of Future Wales

2040 (FW2040) which is the National Development Framework (NDF) together with a revised Planning Policy Wales 11 (PPW11) document. FW2040 is a Development Plan for the purposes of determining planning applications and PPW 11 is the relevant national planning policy. The documents were published on 24 February 2021. A letter from the Minister providing further information together with the appropriate links to the Welsh

Government website was attached at Appendix 1.

 

He advised that a future training session would be provided for Members to go into more detail about the two new documents.  Officers would be discussing the framework with WG officers in the coming weeks and hoped to be in a position to offer the training soon afterwards.

 

A Member proposed that the training be provided to all Members not just

Development Control Committee Members due to its wider implications.

 

RESOLVED:                          That Development Control Committee note

                                               the publication of Future Wales 2040

                                               and PPW11 and its implications for the making

                                               of decisions by the Council on planning

                                               matters and notes that further training will be

                                               provided to all Members on the implications.

466.

Training Log pdf icon PDF 7 KB

Minutes:

The Group Manger Planning and Development advised that the Training Log had been brought back as a regular item on the Agenda for the Committee, and listed the training subjects and proposed months in which they would be scheduled.

 

Members had attended training upon Place Making – policy, in practice and a case study (all members), the previous day on 3rd March 2021.

 

The following training was scheduled on the Log:

 

Minerals update                                                                              April 2021

Fire Safety Regulations                                                                  May 2021

National Development Framework / Planning Policy Wales11      July 2021

 

The dates were not fixed and could be moved around other priorities.

 

RESOLVED:                          That Development Control Committee note the

                                               Content of the Training Log.

467.

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:

None.