Agenda and minutes

Planning, Regulatory & General Licensing Committee
Thursday, 3rd February, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: virtually via Microsoft Teams

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:-

 

Councillor K. Rowson

Councillor G. Davies

 

RETIREMENT

 

The Chair informed the Committee that it would be Lesley Taylor, Planning Officer last meeting before she retired and wished to express thanks for her service and support provided over the years.

 

The Committee echoed the comments raised by the Chair and wished the Planning Officer all the best for the future.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interest and dispensations made.

Minutes:

The following declaration of interests were raised:-

 

Clive Meredith

Item No. 4 Planning Report

C/2021/0274

Former Glyncoed Comprehensive School,

(School Governor)

 

Councillor D. Bevan

Item No. 4 – Planning Report

C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

Councillor J. Hill

Item No. 4 – Planning Report

C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

D Hancock

Item No. 4 – Planning Report

C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

The Members confirmed they would not take part in the voting process.

4.

Planning Applications Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the  Team Manager Development Management.

 

Minutes:

C/2021/0274

Former Glyncoed Comprehensive School,

Badminton Grove, Ebbw Vale, NP23 5UL

New Primary School and Childcare Facility with External Play Areas, Recreational Spaces and Other Associated Infrastructure

 

The Team Leader advised that the report sought planning permission to construct a new 360 place primary school and
52 place day nursery/childcare facility on the footprint of the former Glyncoed Comprehensive School. The proposed school would be a direct replacement of the existing Glyncoed Primary School which had fallen into a state of disrepair. The Team Leader noted that the School would provide a range of community and sport facilities which could be segregated from the main school. The application site was a parcel of brownfield land comprising a mixture of hardstanding and scrub which was relatively level with Badminton Grove.

 

The Team Leader further outlined the application site with the assistance of the diagrams contained within the report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Team Leader further spoke to the report and advised that access to the site would be from the existing vehicle access off Badminton Grove. The access and existing parking areas would be upgraded and extended to provide additional parking areas and a service area. In total 111 car parking spaces would be provided which included 40 that would be for the existing bowls centre. The remaining 71 spaces would be for staff and visitors. In addition to the aforementioned car parking provision there would be a 10-bay drop-off zone provided.

 

In terms of consultation, it was reported that there had been no objections had been received from consultees, although letter of objections from residents was outlined by the Team Leader.

 

The Team Leader referred to the principle of development as detailed in the report and advised that the site was a brownfield site that formerly housed a comprehensive school which was located within the Northern Strategy Area where there was a focus on regenerating the area. It was felt that the proposal would provide for a modern replacement school with improved facilities in line with the 21st Century Schools Programme. The Team Leader stated that the community use of the existing playing fields, games area, children’s playground and existing accesses would not be compromised by the proposal.

 

A number of various layouts/designs had been considered prior to being presented to Committee and the Team Leader outlined the design of the building and materials to be used for the application. The Team Leader added that the design had been carefully considered to provide a harmonious transition from single storey at the front of the site rising to two storey building at the rear.

 

In terms of highways, the Team Leader advised that the submitted Transport Assessment concluded ‘that the site, by virtue of its location and the opportunities for access by a variety of means of transport, was accessible, sustainable and in accordance with national, regional and local policy. The development would result in a negligible uplift in vehicle trips which could be accommodated on the local highway network. It was therefore concluded  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Deed of Variation of S106 agreement of planning permission C/2010/0226 for the erection of 40 affordable homes with associated access, car parking, drainage, and landscaping, together with demolition of existing and provision of a replacement scouts hall at Factory Road, Brynmawr pdf icon PDF 295 KB

To consider the report of the  Team Manager Development Management

Minutes:

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

 

The Team Manager Development Management advised that the report sought approval for agreement to the “Deed of Variation” (DoV) to amend the s106 agreement which related to the residential development at Factory Road, Brynmawr. The Team Manager spoke to report and highlighted the key points of the report. The Team Manager referred the Committee to the recommendation and it was thereupon

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the principle of the Deed of Variation as set out in the report be approved. Also, thePlanning Committee authorised officers to complete the agreement subject to suitably worded draft prepared by Melin.

 

6.

Appeals, Consultations and DNS Update February 2022 pdf icon PDF 390 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.

 

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

 

7.

Planning Appeal Update: Land adjoining Waun Dew, Beaufort Hill, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To consider the report of the Planning Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Officer.

 

The Service Manager Development Management referred to the report which related to a planning application refused in August. The Service Manager noted the reasons for refusal and the decision letter which was detailed in the Appendix. It was added that the Planning Inspector dismissed the appeal and therefore the Authority’s decision for refusal had been upheld on this occasion.

 

Councillor D. Wilkshire joined the meeting at this juncture.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the appeal decision for planning application C/2021/0182 be noted for information.

 

8.

List of applications decided under delegated powers between 16th December 2021 and 21st January 2022 pdf icon PDF 361 KB

To consider the report of the 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.