Agenda and minutes

Planning, Regulatory & General Licensing Committee
Thursday, 1st October, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtually Via Microsoft Teams - if you would like to attend this meeting live via Microsoft Teams please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Contact: Democratic Services  6139

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

 

2.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

The following apologies for absence were received from:-

 

Councillors B. Thomas and D. Wilkshire.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interest and dispensations made.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

 

4.

Appeals, Consultations and DNS Update October 2020 pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider the report of the Service Manager Development and Estates.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager Development and Estates.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the information contained therein noted.

 

5.

Enforcement Appeal Update: 7 Brynawel, Brynmawr pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider the report of the Planning Compliance Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

ENFORCEMENT APPEAL UPDATE:

7 BRYNAWEL, BRYNMAWR

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Compliance Officer.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the appeal decision for Enforcement Notice CO/2019/00052 as attached at Appendix A be noted.

 

6.

Enforcement Appeal Update: Land at Star Fields, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the report of the Planning Compliance Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Compliance Officer.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the appeal decision for Enforcement Notice CO/2019/00105 as attached at Appendix A be noted.

 

7.

Planning Appeal Update: Former Llanhilleth Rugby Club (The Walpol), Commercial Road, Llanhilleth pdf icon PDF 236 KB

 

To consider the report of the Planning Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Compliance Officer.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the appeal decisions for planning application C/2019/0312 and C/2019/0318 as attached at Appendix A be noted.

 

8.

Planning Appeal Update: 39 Beaufort Hill, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To consider the report of the Planning Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Team Leader, Development Management.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the appeal decision for planning application C/2020/0036 as attached at Appendix A be noted.

 

9.

List of applications decided under delegated powers between 17th August 2020 and 17th September 2020 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To consider the report of the Senior Business Support Officer.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Senior Business Support Officer.

 

RESOLVED, that the report be accepted and the list of applications decided under delegated powers between 17th August and 17th September, 2020 be noted.

 

10.

Enforcement Report pdf icon PDF 671 KB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Development Management.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Team Leader, Development Management.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and noted that the file was closed.

 

11.

Planning Applications Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Development Management.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Team Manager Development Management.

 

Application No. C/2020/0148

The Bridge, Station Approach, Pontygof, Ebbw Vale

Change of use to Nursery, Bin Storage, Escape Stair, Landscaping and Associated Car Park

 

A vote was thereupon taken

 

9 Members supported the proposal to grant the application with associated conditions being presented to the next meeting of the Planning Committee; and

 

3 Members supported the refusal of the application.

 

It was therefore

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be GRANTED subject to a further report be presented to the November meeting with conditions to be attached to the planning permission.

 

Application No. C/2020/0121

Plot Adjoining Ty Croeso, Whitworth Terrace,

Lower Georgetown, Tredegar

2 No. Detached Dwellings with Detached Garages, New Access and Associated Works

 

It was unanimously

 

RESOLVED that Planning Permission be GRANTED subject to the conditions contained in the report.

 

 

12.

Areas for Member Briefings/Training

To consider.

Minutes:

No areas for training and Members Briefing were brought forward.

 

13.

Enforcement closed cases between 14th July 2020 and 16th September 2020

To consider the report of the Service Manager Development.

Minutes:

Having regard to the views expressed by the Proper Officer regarding the public interest test, that on balance the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information and that the report should be exempt.

 

RESOLVED that the public be excluded whilst this item of business is transacted as it is likely there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 12, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager Development & Estates.

 

RESOLVED that the report which contained information relating to a particular individual be accepted and the information contained therein be noted.