Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

174.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence received from the following committee members: Councillor Kevin Gibbs

175.

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 Clive Tovey declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Item 4 as he owns a shop within the vicinity of the application and the applicant is a neighbour.

176.

P/18/0138 - Unit 20, Merthyr Tydfil Industrial Park, CF48 4DR pdf icon PDF 305 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Change of use of council offices and highway depot to general offices and re-use shop and waste storage / recycling facilities including the erection of a new building and extension to former salt storage building with associated parking areas and other facilities.

 

The Planning Officer introduced the item and led the committee through the power point presentation in relation to the application.

 

The following questions were raised by the committee and were responded to by the Planning Officers:

 

·         The existing waste unit is across the road, does it have any issues with vermin, rubbish or fly tipping. Can any evidence be provided to the committee?

 

·         How many businesses in the area were consulted in relation to this application

 

After consideration by the committee, it was RESOLVED that:

 

In accordance with the recommendation of the Head of Town Planning and Countryside, the application be approved subject to the conditions outlined in the report.

177.

P/16/0094 - Blaen-y-Garth Farm, Blaen-Y-Garth Access Road, Pant, CF48 2UY pdf icon PDF 386 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Creation of tourist park comprising 57 camping and caravan pitches. The restoration and change of use of the farm house to accommodate an office, store rooms and shop. Conversion and extension to existing barn to provide tourist information area and café. Erection of two amenity buildings and construction of a new vehicular access road, landscaping and associated infrastructure works.

 

Councillor Clive Tovey left the meeting after declaring a personal and prejudicial interest in this item.

 

The Planning Officer introduced the item and led the committee through the power point presentation in relation to the application.

 

The Planning Officer advised the committee of some minor annotations had been removed from the plans on page 27, Condition 2, drawings 02, 11 and 12 and the date received should read 11th July 2018 and final drawing 16 received on 13th July 2018.

 

The following questions were raised by the committee and were responded to by the Planning Officers:

 

·         The report states that there are no community benefits – has this been raised with the developer

 

·         Concerns were raised in relation to the lack of response from consultees

 

·         Can the Planning Officer elaborate on the objectors concern in relation to the design of the proposal being substandard

 

·         The site is located within a local mineral safeguarding zone, can you provide an explanation of this and what minerals are located in the area

 

·         Access to the site

 

·         Signage at the entrance to the site

 

·         Can you confirm where the objection letters came from

 

·         Can you confirm that the development doesn’t affect the right of way through Garth Farm

 

·         Can the Planning Officer clarify the settlement boundary explain why the countryside location is justified

 

Councillor Julian Amos moved that a site visit be called in relation to this application.

 

Resolved that:

 

A Fact Finding Site Visit be convened and that the appropriate officers from Planning and Highways department be invited to attend.

 

178.

P/17/ 0178 Appeal Decision pdf icon PDF 488 KB

To receive report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Councillor Clive Tovey returned to the meeting.

 

Resolved that:

 

Appeal decision P/17/0178 be received.

179.

Delegated Report pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To receive report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The delegated report be received.

180.

Review of Statement of Licensing Principles 2019-2022 under the Gambling Act 2005 pdf icon PDF 928 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Simon Jones led the committee through the report and provided a background in relation to why the report was being brought before the committee.

 

The following questions were raised by the committee and responded to in detail by the appropriate officers in detail.

 

·         Can any major issues be brought to full committee rather than being delegated to Head of Licensing and the Chair of the Planning

 

·         The report refers to gaming machines does this include fixed odds betting machines

 

·         Do you take into consideration the large number of betting premises in Merthyr Tydfil before issuing a new licence

 

 

After consideration by the committee, it was RESOLVED that:

 

The draft Statement of Licensing Policy appended to this report be agreed as the basis of a revised policy to be subject to public consultation, and then taken to Full Council for approval and adoption from 31st January 2019.

 

It was also resolved that the following additional recommendation be approved

 

Delegated power be given to the Community Safety and Regulatory Compliance Manager to consider responses to the proposed policy and to

make amendments to the Policy if considered appropriate. This delegated power shall be exercised in consultation with the Chair of the Planning

Licensing and Regulatory Committee who reserves the right to refer the amendments to the Planning, Regulatory & Licensing Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

181.

Five Year Revision of Statement of Licensing Policy Under the Licensing Act 2003 pdf icon PDF 440 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Simon Jones led the committee through the report and provided a background in relation to why the report was being brought before the committee.

 

No questions were raised in relation to this item.

 

Simon Jones highlighted an amendment in recommendation 3.2 which stated a 122 week consultation period and should read a 12 week period. He also notified the committee of an amendment to recommendation 3.3.

 

Councillor Clive Jones asked for a correction on 11.4, Page 102 of the report as the Merthyr Police Station address is incorrect.

 

After consideration by the committee, it was RESOLVED that:

 

That members approve the draft version of the revised Statement of Licensing Policy at Appendix 1.

 

That members agree to statutory public consultation taking place on the draft Statement of Licensing Policy for a 12 week period in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003.

 

It was further resolved that:

 

Delegated power be given to the Community Safety and Regulatory Compliance Manager to consider responses to the proposed policy and to make amendments to the Policy if considered appropriate. This delegated power shall be exercised in consultation with the Chair of the Planning Licensing and Regulatory Committee who reserves the right to refer amendments to the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee.

 

 

182.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent and closed the meeting.

 

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