Venue: Newton Street, Abercanaid.
Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors B Mansbridge, H Barrett 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 (Place and Transformation).
Proposed development: erection of detached dwelling, barn, shed and car shelter with associated access works.
The Committee met at the site and were joined by Councillor Harvey Jones (elected member for the Plymouth ward) and one resident.
The Chair opened the meeting and referred to the item which was requested by the Planning and Regulatory Committee on the 2nd March 2016 to give Members an opportunity to inspect the site and ask questions.
The Council’s Principal Planning Officer then led the Committee through the planning application advising that full planning permission had been sought for the erection of a detached dwelling with a barn and car shelter. He also outlined to Members that a new access driveway that links to the Taff Trail would be constructed to serve the development.
Members of the Committee where shown a plan outlining the proposed development on the land.
Questions were asked in relation to the following and answered by the appropriate officers:
· Vehicular access and driver visibility to and from the site.
· Safety of users of the Taff Trail.
· Ecological impacts and habitat mitigation.
· Intended use of the barn/workshop.
Plymouth Ward Member (Councillor Harvey Jones) referred to the objections outlined in the planning application regarding vehicular access to and from the location.
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.