Agenda and minutes

Ethics and Standards Committee - Monday, 7th February, 2022 3.00 pm, NEW

Venue: held remotely via video-conference

Contact: Dana Jones 

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Councillor Odwyn Davies, Dai Mason together with Mrs Caryl Davies, Ms Carol Edwards and Mr John Weston apologised for his inability to attend the meeting.


Declaration of Personal/Prejudicial Interest




To consider an application for dispensation from Councillor Ruth Davies - Llangoedmor Community Council pdf icon PDF 503 KB


An application for dispensation dated 31 January 2022 received from Councillor Ruth Davies to speak and vote on a planning application from her neighbour to change the use of their property to a glamping business, planning application A211044, for 6 Glamping pods, toilet and showers and associate parking at The Gardener’s Cottage, The Walled Gardens Llangoedmor Cardigan SA43 2LQ.


Councillor Davies was present at the meeting to present her application


The applicant had a private access over her land for their dwelling but not a change of access use for the proposed new development. The access track was already in poor repair due to the illegal use of their garage as an Airbnb up to Christmas 2021 and now as an additional dwelling. The neighbours do not have additional easements for the additional access or mains water supply to this ‘dwelling’ or to the current application for the Glamping units and toilet and shower provision. The neighbours had their water supplied to their property via a sub meter from her farm. The mains water supply terminates over 900 meters at Cwrcoed Farm. The water pressure was already low, and the volume of water current used from December 2020 to June 2021 had already increased by 25% with no increase in farm usage or increased livestock numbers and no water leaks. The current users of the lane did not shut the field gate at the top of the lane / onto the public highway. There was regularly livestock straying out of the field due to this. During the last few months, the gate had been regularly left open despite speaking with the applicant and a sign on the gate requesting the gate be kept always shut. Visitor dogs had also been seen chasing the livestock and this would only increase with the increase of households from the current permitted 2 households to another 6 households.

Cllr Davies stated that the reason for the application was that potentially the Council were not aware of the points above.


Councillor Davies answered questions regarding her application.

Cllr Davies stated that:

  • there were private  water billing arrangements in place
  • there were 11 members on the Llangoedmor Community Council.


Councillor Davies was requested to leave the video conference for the Committee to consider her application.


It was RESOLVED to REFUSE the application for dispensation to speak and vote at Llangoedmor Community Council meeting 7/2/22 regarding planning application  A211044 for 6 Glamping pods, toilet and showers and associate parking at The Gardener’s Cottage, The Walled Gardens Llangoedmor Cardigan


The Committee discussed the application for dispensation at length.


The reasons for refusal included:

(i)the Committee was not satisfied that any of the statutory grounds for dispensation were made out;

(ii)the Committee noted that Llangoedmor Community Council had a protocol which allows for members of the public to make representations as a member of the public at a community council meeting in relation to matters on the agenda or of concern to the Community;

(iii) the Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.