Venue: 10 DAN Y TWYN, CARDIFF ROAD, TREHARRIS
Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence received from Councillors T Chaplin, G Lewis, L Smart and S Williams.
Declarations of Interest
Members of the Planning and Regulatory Fact Finding Visits 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 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 made.
To consider a report of the Corporate Director of Customer Services.
In attendance: Mr I Evans (applicant)
The Chair formally opened the meeting and referred to the Council’s Constitution whereby the public in attendance are unable to address the meeting.
He further advised that this meeting was requested by the Planning and Regulatory Committee of the 7th January 2015 to give the Members an opportunity to inspect the site and to ask questions.
David James, the Council’s Planning Officer, referred to the application which seeks retrospective planning permission as detailed on page 2 of the report.
Questions were asked in relation to the retaining wall, landscaping of the raised garden area, lane access and also highway issues.
It was pointed out that the access created to enter the applicant’s land (via the existing lane) did not require planning permission and, as such, could not be considered as part of this application. However, the Rights of Way Officer advised the committee that there is a claimed Right of Way over the lane which will shortly be sent out for consultation and will hopefully be considered at the April Right of Way Meeting.
Councillor E Galsworthy made the Committee aware that residents who had approached him only had concerns with regards to the impact on the footpath and claimed Right of Way and not the actual development.
The applicant outlined his intention and needs for the development and also confirmed that he does not object to the claimed Right of Way.
With regards to concerns in relation to the highway/parking problems raised, Councillor L A Matthews advised the Committee that this is a separate issue which needs to be brought to the attention of the Highways Department.
Any other business as deemed urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.
He then called the meeting to a close.