Venue: 34 Penderyn Close, Ynysfach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1AS
Apologies for absence
No apologies for absence were received.
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.
To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive
The Chair formally opened the meeting and referred to the Council’s Constitution whereby the public in attendance are unable to address the committee.
The Planning Officer introduced the application to the committee and highlighted the salient points within the report.
The following questions were raised by the committee and were answered in detail by the Town Planning and Highways Officers in attendance.
Questions were raised by the Committee Members in relation to Rent Smart Wales, house layout, installation of fire doors and housing quality standards. However the case officer advised that these issues were not relevant as they were not planning considerations.
Other issues raised by the committee were:
· Whether consideration had been given to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
· Congestion and parking issues
· Did the applicant provide any reasons why planning permission was not sort prior to the house of multiple occupation (HMO) being set up
· How many parking spaces were allocated to the properties in the original Planning application
· Do HMOs have to be listed with Environment Health
· Can the Planning Department add advisories to the application in relation to installation of fire doors and listing the property with Rent Smart Wales
· Concerns were also raised in relation to a precedent being set by allowing a HMO on the estate.
Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair
The Chair thanked the Officers and Councillors for their attendance and advised that there was no other business deemed urgent and closed the meeting.