Agenda and minutes

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

Venue: Hybrid Meeting: Via MS Teams/Abraham Derby Room at the General Offices, Ebbw Vale (if you would like to attend this meeting live via Microsoft Teams please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov

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:

The following apologies for absence were received from:-

 

Councillor M. Day

Councillor G. Thomas

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interest and dispensations made.

Minutes:

The following declaration of interests were raised:-

 

Councillor D. Bevan

Item No. 5 - C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

Councillor J. Hill

Item No. 5 - C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

D. Hancock

Item No. 5 - C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

G.L. Davies

Item No. 5 - C/2021/0253

Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.

Planning Applications Report pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Development Management.

Minutes:

C/2021/0372

154 Gainsborough Road, Cefn Golau, Tredegar NP22 3TL

Proposed Shed

 

A Member proposed that the application be approved with delegated powers given to officers in terms of the materials and finishes to be used on the proposed shed. This proposal was seconded.

 

Upon a vote being taken, 11 Members voted in favour of the proposal and 1 Member voted in favour of the officer’s recommendation. It was thereupon,

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be APPROVED.

 

The Chair did not take part in the vote.

 

C/2021/0386

Land to Southern end of Lime Avenue, Ebbw Vale NP23 6GL

Construction of employment units for B1, B2, and B8 uses, new access road and junction off Lime Avenue, drainage, landscaping, car parking, and associated works

 

RESOLVED that planning permission be APPROVED.

 

5.

Application: C/2021/0253 Premier Club, William Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 317 KB

To consider the report of the Planning Officer.

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Officer.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the inclusion of the following conditions on the planning permission to be issued for the development:-

 

1.      The development hereby approved shall be carried out in full accordance with the following plans and details:-

 

·        Site location plan (scale 1:1250) received 5th August 2021;

·        Drg ref 21/AP/105 – Proposed elevations received 5th August 2021;

·        Drg ref 21/AP/104 – Proposed floor plan layouts received 5th August 2021;

·        Drg ref 21/AP/103 – Proposed site location plan (scale 1:125) received 5th August 2021;

·        Drg ref 21/AP/106 – Proposed refuse enclosures received 22nd June 2021,

 

Unless otherwise specified by conditions 2 to 7 below.

 

REASON: To clearly define the scope of this permission. 2.

 

2.      No development shall take place until details of the flood risk     measures to be incorporated within the dwellings hereby          approved have been submitted to and approved in writing       by the Local Planning Authority. Such measures as may be           approved shall be implemented in full before the dwellings         are occupied.

 

REASON: To ensure the development is carried out in a safe and satisfactory manner and to mitigate the risk of flooding to future occupants.

 

3.      No development shall take place (including demolition,      ground works or vegetation clearance) until a Construction        Environmental Management Plan (Biodiversity) has been          submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning    Authority. The CEMP (Biodiversity) shall include details of          the following:-

 

·        a risk assessment of any potentially damaging construction activities;

·        identification of “biodiversity protection zones”;

·        practical measures (both physical measures and sensitive working practices) to avoid or reduce impacts during construction;

·        the location and timing of sensitive works to avoid harm to biodiversity features;

·        the times during construction when specialist ecologist need to be present on site to oversee works;

·        responsible persons and lines of communication;

·        the role and responsibilities on site of an Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) or similarly competent person; and

·        the use of protective fences, exclusion barriers and warning signs.

 

          The CEMP shall be strictly implemented and adhered to   throughout the construction period in full accordance with       the approved details.

 

          REASON: To protect biodiversity interests and ensure that         suitable measures are taken to mitigate any adverse    impacts on biodiversity.

 

4.      Notwithstanding the details outlined in the Tree Survey     submitted with the application, no development shall take    place until a revised tree survey that accords with BS5857        has been submitted to and approved by the Local Planning           Authority. The revised survey must have due regard for all          trees located within the vicinity of the site, including those to          the north west boundary that are the subject of a Tree    Preservation Order. It shall include, but is not restricted to           the following:-

 

·        full details of excavation methods to be used within the root protection zones of trees;

·        details of surfacing materials to be used for the proposed driveway;

·        full details of protective measures to retained trees to be in effect for the duration of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Appeals, Consultations and DNS Update March 2022 pdf icon PDF 388 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 and Appeal Decision: Land adjoining Coed Cae Farm House, Rassau, Ebbw Vale pdf icon PDF 405 KB

To consider the report of the Planning Officer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Planning Officer.

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the information of the appeal decision for Planning Application C/2021/0182 be noted.

 

8.

List of applications decided under delegated powers between 24th January 2022 and 16th February 2022 pdf icon PDF 334 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.

 

9.

Enforcement closed cases between 10th December 2021 and 10th February 2022

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 Management.

 

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