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Apologies for absence


A minute’s silence was held in honour of Councillor Howard Barrett who passed away recently. At the time of his death he was the Chair of the this committee and had been a member of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee for fourteen years.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Thomas.


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




(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


No declarations of interest were received.


P/21/0322 - 6 Bishops Grove, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9LJ pdf icon PDF 790 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive


The Planning Officer led the committee through the report with the assistance of a power point presentation that contained plans and photographs relating to the application.


The following questions were raised by the committee and responded to in detail by the planning officer in attendance.


·         Clarity was sought in relation to the differences between this application and the previous application that refused a number of months ago


·         Page 10 of the report states ‘While it is fully appreciated that the extension would be positioned hard along the line of the dividing boundary with 7 Bishops Grove, given the positioning and angle of this neighbouring property and its orientation in relation to the proposed extension, the impact in terms of overshadowing and dominance would be acceptable. It is accepted that the extension would result in some loss of light to 7 Bishops Grove. However, the level of overshadowing experienced as a result of the extension would be limited to the morning and would not be significantly harmful as to warrant the refusal of the application’ Can you explain why the overshadowing is acceptable and whether you are in agreement with the objector in relation to the overshadowing issue


·         Can you confirm if there will be any space at the side of the property to have a path for access


·         The previous application was presented to the committee four months ago, is there a ruling that you cannot apply for another planning permission within such a short space of time


·         Clarity was sought in relation to residential amenity as the report states ‘Should the applicant require access to a neighbour’s property to carry out the works or maintain the extension in the future, they would need to obtain the necessary permission from the landowner’ and the report also states that ‘the issue could be brought to the applicant’s attention by adding an appropriate informative note to the decision’ is this normal and in relation to requesting access to the neighbouring property to carry out the works am I right in assuming that the neighbour is the person who submitted an objection to this application


·         This is the second application within a short space of time and it is a very expensive process is there something we can do to advertise the pre-application enquiry which could help reduce the applicants overall costs and the need to re-submit an application


·         How much is a pre-application enquiry


·         There never used to be a charge for pre-applications, is this just a money-making scheme


After comments and 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.



Appeal Decision P/21/0031 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To receive report of the Chief Executive


Resolved that:


Appeal Decision P/21/0031 be received.



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To receive report of the Chief Executive


Resolved that:


Appeal Decision P/21/0106 be received.



Delegated Decision Report pdf icon PDF 541 KB

To receive report of the Chief Executive


Resolved that:


Delegated decision report be received.



Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair


No other business was deemed urgent by the Chair, he thank the members and officers for their attendance and closed the meeting.


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