Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER / HYBRID MEETING

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

934.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllr B Carter, Cllr L Davies and Cllr E Galsworthy. 

935.

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:

Cllr J Thomas Declared an Interest in Item 8- Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence. 

936.

P/23/0208 - Gethin Woodland Centre, A470 Pentrebach to Rhydycar Northbound, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1YZ pdf icon PDF 207 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Construction of mountain bike trails, access trails and uplift track extension and amendments. 

 

The Planning Officer A Foote introduced the report and provided the committee with a power point presentation outlining the application.  

 

The following comments were raised: 

 

·         Bike Park Wales is one of the biggest success stories in Merthyr Tydfil. 

·         It’s a fantastic facility and expansion is proving that it is a success.  

 

Resolved that:  

 

The application be approved subject to the conditions outlined in the report. 

 

937.

P/23/0288 - 2 Overton Street, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil pdf icon PDF 534 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Change of use from 4 bedroom dwelling (C3 use class) to 6 bedroom HMO (C4 use class) 

 

At the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee meeting held on the 10th of April 2024, it was resolved not to accept the Officer recommendation to conditionally approve the planning application. The Planning Officer D Cross provided a summary of the application and outlined the current position. 

 

The Planning Officer D Cross thenprovided Committee Members with a letter from the applicant. 

 

The Chair notified the committee that there would be an adjournment to allow Committee Members to read the letter from the applicant. 

 

After the adjournment, the Planning Officer provided information regarding the Committee’s reasons for refusal. 

 

The following questions were raised by the committee and were responded to in detail by the Officers in attendance: 

 

·         Would the applicant be able to claim costs for the application? 

·         What’s the problem with not accepting these?

·         Is it all down to interpretation? 

·         Regarding the letter, does the applicant have any other properties that she rents out as HMOs within the Local Authority? 

·         CCTV – have they said why it doesn’t seem appropriate? 

 

Resolved that:  

The application be refused. 

 

The Committee agreed that Cllr D Sammon wouldprepare the evidence on behalf of the Councillors should an appeal be put forth. 

 

938.

P/24/0014 - 26 Maen Gilfach, Trelewis pdf icon PDF 521 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Change of use from a C3 dwelling house to a C4 house in multiple occupancy (HMO) (5 bedrooms) 

 

At the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee meeting held on the 10th of April 2024, it was resolved not to accept the Officer recommendation to conditionally approve the planning application. The Planning Officer A provided a summary of the application and outlined the current position. 

 

The following question was raised: 

 

·         Did you find out if there was an active business in the neighbouring property? 

 

Comments were made regarding the reasons for refusal.  

 

Resolved that: 

The application be refused. 

 

The Committee agreed that Cllr D Sammon would prepare the evidence on behalf of the Councillors should an appeal be put forth. 

 

 

939.

Appeal Received P/23/0284 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To receive the attached report.

Minutes:

New digital advertisement hoarding comprising single illuminated LED 48-sheet advertisement display 

 

Resolved that:  

 

The appeal decision be received. 

 

940.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

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

Exempt

Resolved that:

 

That the public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972

941.

Hackney Carriage Vehicle Licence

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Declaration of Interest  

Councillor J Thomas having Declared his Interest in this item left the Meeting for the consideration of this item.

 

Resolved that: 

 

The recommendation as outlined in Paragraph 2.1 (a) of the report be approved and a Hackney CarriageVehicle Licence be Granted.

 

 

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