Agenda and minutes

Rights of Way Sub-Committee - Thursday, 17th March, 2022 11:00

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Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest (if any) from Members/Officers in accordance with the provisions of the Members Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008.




Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To receive for approval the Minutes of the 05/10/2021


RESOLVED:            That the minutes of the meeting of the Rights of Way Sub-Committee of 5 October 2021 be approved as a true and accurate record.  


Proposed Diversion of Footpath 12, Porthcawl pdf icon PDF 228 KB

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The Rights of Way Manager sought authorisation for the making of an Order pursuant to Section 257 (diversion) of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990, on land at Moor Lane Porthcawl. 


He reported that the implementation of planning consents P/16/497/FUL and P/17/554/RLX will require a section of Footpath 12, Porthcawl to be diverted.  To enable its diversion, an additional section of Footpath 12 Porthcawl, not in the ownership of the applicant, would also require to be diverted.  He informed the Sub-Committee that the plan submitted, showed the consent curtilage of the planning consent, while the section of Footpath 12 Porthcawl of the proposed diversion was shown between Points A-B on the plan.  


The Rights of Way Manager reported that currently section of Footpath 12 to be diverted commenced at Point A (Grid Ref. SS 81657916), as shown on the plan in Appendix B, and proceeded in a north easterly direction for approximately 265 metres to its termination point at Point B (Grid Ref. SS 81827936).  The current definitive width of the route is 1.2 metres and the footpath is of a natural surface.  He stated that the current route was obstructed by a mature hedgerow at a point approximately 13 metres to the west of Point B (Grid Ref. SS 81827936).  He informed the Sub-Committee of the proposed alternative route of Footpath 12, Porthcawl and stated that the approximate total length of the new route is 391 metres with a width of 5 metres (Points A-C-D) and 1.2 metres between Points D-E-B.  The surface between Points A-C-D-E will be a natural surface and between Points E-B will be a hardcore surface. The 5 metre width (Points A-C-D) was suggested by the applicant as minimum width for a landscape/ecology belt surrounding the development site as per planning application P/16/497/FUL.  A kissing gate will be provided at Point X (Grid Ref. SS 81817937).


The Rights of Way Manager reported that during the pre-order consultation process, it was noted that for the proposed diversion to be successful this would leave Footpath 12, Porthcawl as a route with an anomaly, in that the definitive alignment is currently obstructed by a mature hedgerow.  A request was made in writing to the applicant’s agent as to whether they would agree to include an additional section of Footpath 12, Porthcawl, not in the applicants’ ownership, to resolve the anomaly.  The agent had confirmed the amendments were acceptable to them, and written confirmation from the adjoining landowner, the Grove Golf Club had been received agreeing to the diversion of the additional section of Footpath 12, Porthcawl, subject to the views of other consultees.  He stated that no objections were received arising from the consultation process. 


The Rights of Way Manager reported that to facilitate the development and variation of condition 2 of P/16/497/FUL relating to occupancy of chalets at land at Moor Lane Porthcawl CF36 3EJ a section of Footpath 12, Porthcawl will need to be diverted.  He outlined the Guidance of the Welsh Government which applies in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 16.


Urgent Items

To consider any other item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Rule 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.


There were no urgent items.