Agenda and minutes

Planning, Regulatory & General Licensing Committee
Thursday, 7th January, 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

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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:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

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 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider report of the  Service Manager Development & 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.

 

5.

Quarterly Performance Information Quarter 2: July – September 2020 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

To consider report of the  Service Manager Development & 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.

 

6.

Planning Appeal Update: 30MW Solar Park at Wauntysswg Farm, Abertysswg, Rhymney, Tredegar pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To consider report of the  Service Manager Development & Estates

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

RESOLVED that the report be accepted and the information related to the appeal and cost decisions for planning application C/2019/0280 as attached at Appendix 1 be noted.

 

7.

Areas for Member Briefings/Training

To consider.

Minutes:

It was agreed that training in relation to signage in conservation areas be pursued.

 

8.

Planning Appeal: Solar Farm at Wauntysswg, Tredegar

To consider report of the Service Manager – Development & Estates.

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 16 and 17, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

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

 

Following discussions it was unanimously

 

RESOLVED that the report which related to Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings and Information which, if disclosed to the public, would reveal that the Authority proposes:

 

a)   To give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or

b)   To make an order or direction under any enactment.

 

Be accepted and option 1 and 2, namely to accept the decision of the Inspector with supporting correspondence to be sent on behalf of the Planning Committee to the Minister be agreed.