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824.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Davies.

825.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

Councillor C Tovey Declared his Interest in Item 3 – P/21/0194 – Erection of a new unit of holiday accommodation, Autumn Leaves, Grawen Lane, Cefn Coed.

826.

P/21/0194 - Autumn Leaves, Grawen Lane, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil pdf icon PDF 186 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

Declaration of Interest

 

Councillor C Tovey having Declared his Interest in this item vacated the Chair and left the Meeting for the consideration of this item.

 

Chair

 

Councillor S Thomas Vice Chair took the Chair for this item.

 

Erection of a new unit of holiday accommodation

 

The Planning Officer led the Committee through the application with the assistance of a Power Point Presentation.

 

Clarification was then sought regarding Parking Spaces and was responded to by the Planning Officer

 

Resolved that:

 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Town Planning and Countryside the application be Approved subject to the Conditions as outlined in the report.

827.

P/22/0237 - Ffos Y Fran Land Reclamation Scheme, East of A4060 Slip Road, Merthyr Tydfil pdf icon PDF 357 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Chair advised that Item 4 – P/22/0237 would be taken as Item 3 on the agenda.

 

Variation of Conditions 3 (Coal Extraction) and 4 (Final Restoration) of Planning Permission – APP/U6925/A/10/2129921 to extend the life of the existing Mine until 31st March 2024

 

David Cross Planning Officer updated the Committee on the application and led the Committee through the application in detail with the assistance of a Power Point Presentation.

 

Hugh Towns also led the Committee through the report and referred in detail to the proposal.

 

The following questions were then raised by the Committee on the proposal and were responded to in detail by David Cross, Hugh Towns and Geraint Morgan:

 

·        Details in relation to the restoration of the site

·        Responses from the public

·        Clarification in relation to financial security – How can the Authority ensure the applicant has sufficient funds to meet the aftercare obligations – Would the Authority have to meet the cost of restoration – Why has the Authority been left in this position – When the original agreement was made were any of the Legal Officers involved to ensure the owner had to abide by their obligations

·        The applicant has indicated that they are making a loss -  Is there evidence for this

·        Overview requested in relation to time delays and any mitigating circumstances

·        Has there been mining without permission

·        Update requested on the result of the public consultation since the closure of the consultation

·        Details of the Restoration Plan and timescale

·        TATA Steel and the supply of Coal

·        Slippage on the site – Funds for this

·        What is the responsibility of Welsh Government in relation to the site 

·        Concern regarding the hole that could be left – If the proposal is refused what happens next  - The period in which an Appeal can be made if the application is refused

·        Clarification sought on the decision making process if refused – What would be the terms of Enforcement – Clarity requested in relation to timescales and can there be extraction during this process

·        Details requested in relation to how much has been received from the Community Fund and how much since September

·        What Legislative powers are available to the Authority  in relation to undertaking Enforcement

·        If legal action was undertaken what could be the likely costs to the Authority

·        Details requested on the funds held in an Escrow Account

 

Comments were also made by the Committee on the proposal.

 

After consideration by the Committee it was

 

Resolved that:

 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Town Planning and Countryside that the application be Refused for the Reasons as outlined in the report.

 

828.

Appeal Decision P/20/0305 pdf icon PDF 460 KB

To receive report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

Proposed Dwelling – Ael y Bryn North

 

Resolved that:

 

The Appeal Decision be received.

829.

Appeal Decision P/21/0378 pdf icon PDF 306 KB

To receive report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

Erection of 2m high timber fence, Plot 1, The Paddock

 

Resolved that:

 

The Appeal Decision be received.

830.

Delegated Report pdf icon PDF 511 KB

To receive report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

1st February 2023 – 31st March 2023

 

Resolved that:

 

The Delegated Decision report be received.

831.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no other business deemed urgent.

 

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