Agenda and minutes

Planning, Regulatory & General Licensing Committee
Thursday, 4th March, 2021 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

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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:

There were no apologies for absence reported.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interest and dispensations made.

Minutes:

The following declaration of interest was made:-

 

Councillor L. Winnett

Item No. 6 – Planning Applications Report

Application No. C/2020/0290

Garden Land of 46 Surgery Road, Blaina, NP13 3AZ

Development for one dwelling (outline)

 

4.

Appeals, Consultations and DNS Update March 2021 pdf icon PDF 395 KB

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

 

Minutes:

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

 

Councillor W. Hodgins left the meeting at this juncture.

 

The Service Manager – Development and Estates updated Members in relation to the lost appeal for DNS solar farm in Tredegar and reported that although an invoice had not yet been received costs would be in the region of £20,000 with no specific budget to meet those costs.

 

 

 

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

 

5.

List of applications decided under delegated powers between 19th January 2021 and 18th February 2021 pdf icon PDF 319 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 information contained therein be noted.

 

6.

Planning Applications Report pdf icon PDF 2 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/2020/0290

Garden Land of 46 Surgery Road, Blaina, NP13 3AZ

Development for one dwelling (outline)

 

The Planning Officer spoke to the application and advised that the site formed part of the garden of
46 Surgery Road. The site benefits from an existing disused garage and access gate located at the rear of the plot which leads onto a rear access track. The site could be accessed off Surgery Road via the existing driveway serving No. 46. The Planning Officer outlined the application with the assistance of diagrams/photographs and noted that the street comprised of a mixture of two-storey terraced houses and bungalows and the proposed building would be sited between a 2 storey property and a bungalow.

 

The Planning Officer continued that the application sought outline permission for one dwelling, with the exception of a new access off Surgery Road, all other matters are reserved for future consideration.

 

The Planning Officer noted that no objections had been received from internal or external statutory consultees, however objections had been received from residents and a Ward Member which was outlined in the report.

 

The Planning Officer added that the site falls within the settlement boundary within which new development was acceptable subject to policies in the Local Development Plan. The Officer noted that there are two main considerations in determining this application, whether the principle of residential development was acceptable and the adequacy of the proposed access. The Officer reminded Members that all other matters are reserved for future consideration.

 

 

 

The Planning Officer referred to outline planning which was previously granted for a dwelling on the site in 2003 and reported that the site circumstances had not significantly changed. The site currently formed part of a residential curtilage within an established residential area and the proposed plan illustrated that the site was large enough to accommodate a dwelling with sufficient amenity space for both the proposed dwelling and the garden of No. 46. Therefore, the principle of development was considered to be compatible with surrounding uses and complies with LDP Policies.

 

The Planning Officer further noted matters in relation to access, neighbour amenities and drainage as outlined in the report. In conclusion, the Planning Officer had given consideration to the development against the relevant LDP Policies and was of the opinion the residential development and the proposed access was acceptable, subject to the approval of reserved matters. The Planning Officer therefore noted the officer’s recommendation for approval.

 

At the invitation of the Chair, Mrs. Lisa Winnett, Objector/Ward Member noted the planning application and advised that she disagreed with the officer’s recommendation. Mrs. Winnett advised that there are significant issues with parking on Surgery Road and in most instances cars park along the double yellow lines and in front of driveways. There was limited visibility from driveways and another driveway in the area would result the loss of more spaces.

 

Mrs. Winnett felt that the proposed development was  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Areas for Member Briefings/Training

To consider.

Minutes:

No areas for members briefing of training was raised.

 

8.

Enforcement closed cases between 17th September 2020 to 23rd February 2021

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.