Agenda and minutes

Development Control Committee - Wednesday, 14th July, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: via video conferencing

Contact: Mrs Dana Jones 

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Councillor Ifan Davies, Paul Hinge, Catherine Hughes, Gwyn James and Lyndon Lloyd MBE apologised for their inability to attend the meeting.



Personal Matters


            The Chairman welcomed all to the meeting. 


            A minute silence was observed in memory of Lord Elystan Morgan who      passed away recently.


Disclosures of personal interest/prejudicial interest




To consider the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on the 23 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 232 KB


            It was RESOLVED to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the 23 June 2021




To consider planning applications deferred at previous Meetings of the Committee pdf icon PDF 725 KB




Development, Advertisement, Local Authority and Statutory Applications pdf icon PDF 739 KB



Consideration was given to the Report of the Corporate Lead

Officer Economy and Regeneration upon development,

advertisement; local authority and statutory planning




A210230 Change of use from C3 (dwelling)  to C4 House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), 8 Gogerddan Cottages, Penglais Road, Aberystwyth


To APPROVE the application subject to conditions.



A210283 Erection of 2 dwellings, Plot 16 & 17 Clos y Gwyddil, Y Ferwig, Cardigan


To APPROVE the application subject to conditions and subject to a Section  106 Legal Agreement, which would secure a 10% commuted sum contribution to be used towards the provision of affordable housing in the  county, as per the provision of LDP Policy S05, the works to commence       within 18 months from the date of the permission.


Members did not agree with the recommendation of Officers and were of the opinion that the application could be approved for the following reasons:-


·         Other developments in the linked settlement were not coming forward

·         Original permission was granted over ten years ago with 15 dwellings being built; 10 on the open market and 5 affordable which was fifty per cent of the development, this was greater than the usual provision required towards affordable dwellings

·         This estate was ideal, with space to accommodate two dwellings, this would complete the site

·         The Local Member and Ferwig Community Council support the application

·         Anonymous comments from third parties were presented in page 14 of the report should not be given as much weight and one objector objects due to the loss of  views, this was not a material planning consideration.

·         There were no objections from Highways, Land Drainage, Ecology, Natural Resources Wales, Safeguarding Minerals or Welsh Water and the Residential Amenity section of the Officer’s report on page 15/16 was extremely positive and stated that the proposed development was considered acceptable according to LDP Policy DM06 - criterion 7

·         The only objection was on the basis of numbers and percentages and due to the change in housing need and issues within the County, including phosphates on the River Teifi Special Area of Conservation, Members considered they could support this application

·         There were a number of relevant arguments for supporting the application contrary to the LDP housing strategy: - and these could  be found on page 16/17 - briefly the following comments were noted as follows:-

§  Over eight years had passed since the appeal decision- housing situation has changed

§  An estate built in two phases of construction, both completed at a quick build rate to meet market demand

§  The quality of the homes was of a high standard

§  The estate was located within a defined Linked Settlement and within a sustainable  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.


Planning applications dealt with by way of delegated authority pdf icon PDF 728 KB



It was RESOLVED to note the schedule of planning applications dealt with the Report of the Corporate Lead Officer – Economy and Regeneration.


Appeals pdf icon PDF 931 KB


     It was AGREED to note the planning appeals received.




Any other matter which the Chairman decides is for the urgent attention of the Committee