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					               DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

                                20th June, 2012

Present: Mrs G Hayward (Chair)
         Messrs A Archer, D Ellis, EA Sangster, Ms C Gwyther and Mrs M
         Thomas, Councillors JA Brinsden, P Harries, M James, Mrs L
         Jenkins, R Kilmister, Mrs A Lee, RM Lewis, PJ Morgan, R Owens, D
         Rees, A Wilcox and M Williams.

1.   Apologies
     There were no apologies for absence.

2.   Appointment of Deputy Chair
     It was RESOLVED that Councillor RM Lewis be appointed Deputy Chair
     for the ensuing year.

3.   Disclosures of interest
     The following Member(s)/Officer(s) disclosed an interest in the
     application(s) and/or matter(s) referred to below:

     Application and             Member(s)/Officer(s)       Action taken
     Reference
     Minutes 8 (f) and (g)       Councillor RM Lewis        It was reported at
     below                                                  the meeting that
     NP/12/0205 and                                         these applications
     NP/12/0097                                             had been withdrawn
     Demolition of existing                                 and were not for
     cafe building and                                      consideration
     replacing with new cafe
     building – Wavecrest
     Cafe, Angle, Pembroke

4.   Minutes
     Members were informed that the minutes of the meeting held on the 16th
     May, 2012 would be presented for confirmation and signature at the next
     Development Management Committee Meeting.

     NOTED.

5.   Right to speak at Committee
     The Chairman informed Members that due notification (prior to the
     stipulated deadline) had been received from interested parties who
     wished to exercise their right to speak at the meeting that day. She
     added that, following the decision of the National Park Authority at its
     meeting held on the 7th December 2011, speakers on planning

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     applications received up to the 31st December 2011 would have 3 minutes
     to address the Committee, while speakers on planning applications
     received after the 1st January 2012 would – under the new arrangements
     – have 5 minutes to speak:

      Reference     Proposal                          Speaker
      number
      NP/12/0054    Change of use, extension and Councillor Phil
      Minute 8(a)   partial demolition of former     Baker (Local
      refers        Cambrian Hotel to 4 x 2 bed      County Councillor)
                    flats, 2 retail/restaurant units
                    (A1/A3), erection of 4 retail
                    units (A1) and 9 x 2 bed, 4 x 1
                    bed flats, 8 new dwellings and
                    flats above garages (1x 2 bed
                    and 2 x 1 bed), plus associated
                    car parking, landscaping and
                    engineering works – Cambrian
                    Hotel, Cambrian Terrace,
                    Saundersfoot

      NP/11/433     Timber log cabin permanent        Mr Rheinallt Evans
      Minute 8(c)   agricultural dwelling             (Agent)
      refers        (retrospective) – Ffynnonddofn
                    Farm, Newport
      NP/12/0120    Change of use from                - Mr Charles
      Minute 8(d)   horticultural uses to               Hopkinson (Agent)
      refers        commercial vehicle parking        - Councillor
                    and storage compound,               Phil Baker
                    location of container used as       (Local County
                    builders store and construction     Councillor)
                    of internal hedgebanks to         - Mr Steve John
                    south-west and north-west           (Chairman of
                    boundaries – Land adjoining         Community
                    Bethesda Manse, Narberth            Council)
                    Road, Saundersfoot

      NP12/148      Creation of driveway to form      Mrs J Dixon
      Minute 8(d)   vehicular and level access to     (Applicant)
      Refers        dwelling – 157 Castle Way,
                    Dale

6.   Planning Applications received since the last meeting
     The Head of Development Management reminded Members of the
     protocol that had been introduced whereby “new” applications would now
     be reported to Committee for information. These “new” applications were

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     ones that had been received since preparation of the previous agenda
     and were either to be dealt with under Officers’ delegated powers or at a
     subsequent meeting of the Development Management Committee. The
     details of these 58 applications were, therefore, reported for information
     and Members were informed that 40 were deemed to be invalid.

     She also drew Members’ attention to the high number of applications
     received which were Invalid. In an effort to help applicants and agents,
     officers had developed a checklist of the documents required to be
     submitted with each application, together with some guidance notes.
     These would be published shortly and it was hoped that this would reduce
     the number of Invalid applications being received.

     NOTED

7.   Human Rights Act
     The Solicitor reminded the Committee that the Human Rights Act
     provided that, from the 2nd October 2000; the rights set out in the
     European Convention on Human Rights are accessible direct in the
     British Courts.

     The Act required that, as far as was possible, existing legislation had to
     be read and given effect in a way which was compatible with the
     Convention rights. Furthermore, it would be unlawful for public authorities
     to act in a way that was incompatible with Convention rights.

     In the planning sphere, relevant rights could attach both to applicants for
     planning permission, and also to third parties who might be adversely
     affected by a proposed development. Consequently it was essential that
     the way in which the Authority decided planning issues was characterised
     by fairness, and that the Authority struck a fair balance between the
     public interest, as reflected in the Town and Country Planning legislation,
     and individual rights and interests.

     Accordingly, the following reports of the Head of Development
     Management, which were before Members that day, had been prepared
     with express and due regard to the Convention on Human Rights. In
     particular:

         A.   In assessing each application, every effort had been made to
              consider, and place before Members, all the arguments put
              forward:
              (i) by those seeking planning permission;
              (ii) by those opposing the grant of planning permission, and
              (iii) by those suggesting conditions deemed appropriate if
                    permission was to be granted.

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          B.   Each planning application to be considered by the Committee
               was the subject of an individual Appraisal and Recommendation.
               These embraced a balancing of any competing interest.

     The Solicitor emphasised that once the Committee has all appropriate
     information it falls to the Members to make the final judgement, bearing in
     mind all relevant factors and disregarding all irrelevant matters.

     It was RESOLVED that the report of the Solicitor be noted.

8.   Report of the Head of Development Management
     The Committee considered the detailed reports of the Head of
     Development Management, wherein were listed the comments of various
     organisations that had been consulted on a number of applications for
     planning permission. The Committee determined the applications as
     recorded below (the decision reached on each follows the details of the
     relevant application):

(a) REFERENCE:          NP/12/0054
    APPLICANT:          DAW Saundersfoot LLP
    PROPOSAL:           Change of use, extension and partial demolition of
                        former Cambrian Hotel to 4 x 2 bed flats and 2
                        retail/restaurant units (A1/A3), erection of 4 retail units
                        (A1) and 9 x 2 bed, 4 x 1 bed flats, 8 new dwellings
                        and flats above garages (1 x 2 bed and 2 x 1 bed), plus
                        associated car parking, landscaping and engineering
                        works
     LOCATION:          Cambrian Hotel, Cambrian Terrace, Saundersfoot

     It was reported that this was a full application proposing redevelopment of
     the Cambrian Hotel and land to the rear of the building. The planning
     application and Listed Building Consent application (Minute 8(b) below
     refers) had been brought before the Committee as the planning
     application was a major scheme of development.

     The proposal involved a mix of residential, A1, A2 and A3 uses on the
     land which was allocated in the Local Development Plan for such uses.
     Development consisted of a change of use of the Grade II Listed
     Cambrian Hotel into two ground floor retail/restaurant units and four upper
     floor flats, the erection of a block to front Milford Street to contain four
     ground floor retail units and thirteen upper floor flats, the erection of eight
     new dwellings fronting Milford Terrace as well as the erection of a two
     storey building to provide additional three residential units and garaging.
     Car parking, landscaping and engineering works were proposed within the
     site to serve the development.

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All statutory consultees offered either no objection, support or
recommended conditional consent. In addition, two letters of
representation had been received which while not outlining a specific
objection to the scheme, raised a number of concerns including
insufficient parking spaces, concern over the alleyway linking the
development to Milford Street, and the excessive height of the wall
surrounding the development, which would presumably mean the
destruction of what the writers considered to be the existing wonderful
stone wall.

The Case Officer considered that the scheme would make improvements
to the Listed Building and provide new uses in order to improve the vitality
and viability of Saundersfoot. The new development contained in the
former car park would improve the visual appearance of the site and its
surroundings within the Conservation Area and provide a good
contribution to affordable housing.

The application was recommended to be delegated for determination by
the Chief Executive/Director of Park Direction and Planning/Head of
Development Management for permission subject to the satisfactory
completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement.

Councillor Phil Baker who was the local County Councillor for
Saundersfoot addressed Committee. He thanked officers for the hard
work they had put in with this development over the years. He was
delighted to support the application and felt that it was very sad to see the
state of disrepair that this building had fallen into over the previous four
years. He believed that this development was long overdue and felt that
the design was very appropriate and would benefit the village immensely.

Members felt that this was a very complex application which needed to be
considered carefully. They queried various aspects of the design
including window and roof detailing and all queries were answered by
Officers. Members were pleased that the plan was to reinstate the listed
part of the building with original details. They queried whether there
would be restriction on the use of satellite dishes or air conditioning plants
on the front of the facade and Officers confirmed that this would be dealt
with by the removal of permitted development rights which would ensure
that any person wanting to install a satellite dish or similar would have to
apply for planning permission to do so.

Members had concerns regarding the landscaping at the site and felt that
it was very limited and could be improved. They were also concerned that
there had originally been a band of trees on the site which had been cut
down. The Head of Development Management explained that as the site

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   was in the centre of the town there was a need to maximise its use for
   housing and retail in order to optimise the development. She informed
   Members that the Authority’s Tree Officer was happy with the landscaping
   detail provided for this application and had been consulted prior to the
   original trees being removed.

   One Member queried the small size of the units proposed for the
   affordable housing element of the development and asked whether there
   was a need for units of such size in the area as they did not seem to be
   geared towards family accommodation. Officers informed Members that
   the mix of size of housing put forward had been based on the housing
   needs for Saundersfoot. Members also sought confirmation that they
   would not be left until the end of the development to complete and also
   that they would be primarily available to local people. The Head of
   Development Management confirmed that the Section 106 Agreement
   would contain a phasing element to ensure that the affordable housing
   element was not left until last and it would also ensure that local people
   had first opportunity for the accommodation and then people in the wider
   community.

   DECISION: That the Chief Executive/Director of Park Direction and
   Planning/Head of Development Management be authorised to grant
   planning permission, subject to standard conditions, the removal of
   permitted development rights and the satisfactory prior completion
   of a Section 106 Agreement.

(b) REFERENCE:       NP/12/0055 (Listed Building Application)
    APPLICANT:       DAW Saundersfoot LLP
    PROPOSAL:        Change of use, extension and partial demolition of
                     former Cambrian Hotel
   LOCATION:         Cambrian Hotel, Cambrian Terrace, Saundersfoot

   It was reported that this was a Listed Building application proposing
   redevelopment of the Cambrian Hotel along with associated development
   of land to the rear of the building. The application had been submitted in
   conjunction with a full planning application which had been recommended
   for approval subject to the applicant first entering into a Section 106
   Agreement and the imposition of conditions (Minute 8(a) above refers).

   The proposal would restore the Cambrian Hotel, a vacant Listed Building,
   providing new uses including extensions and alterations. The scheme
   involved work to the rear of the building which involved demolition of
   existing unsightly additions added to the building previously and
   introduction of a new and smaller rear block. The scheme would involve
   removal of existing upvc windows and replacement of timber windows to
   the front of the main facade, new slate roof, repair to existing chimneys

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   and introduction of a new chimney which had previously been lost, new
   cast iron/aluminium rainwater goods along with other alterations which
   would improve the condition of the Listed Building. There were no
   objections raised from the Authority’s Building Conservation Officer.

   Officers believed the proposals could be viewed as sympathetic, largely
   returning the front elevation to its former appearance while providing
   improvements to the appearance and setting of the Listed Building to the
   rear. The proposals were considered to preserve the Listed Building and
   its setting and any features of special architectural or historic interest
   which it possessed. As a result the application was recommended to
   Cadw for approval.

   DECISION: That the application be recommended for approval
   subject to appropriate conditions.

(c) REFERENCE:        NP/11/433
    APPLICANT:        Mr Sollis
    PROPOSAL:         Timber Log Cabin Permanent Agricultural Dwelling
                      (Retrospective)
   LOCATION:          Ffynnonddofn Farm, Newport

   The application was brought to the Development Management Committee
   as a result of the application being supported by Nevern Community
   Council.

   It was reported that this application proposed the retention of an
   unauthorised unit of residential accommodation erected at Ffynnonddofn
   Farm, Nevern. In 2008 the Authority became aware of a breach of
   planning control at Ffynnonddofn Farm. The breach related to the
   erection of a timber chalet on land to the south of the main farm buildings.
   Following investigations and the failure to remove the structure an
   Enforcement Notice was served on 13th January 2009 (Ref: EN/01/09).
   This Notice required the removal of the timber chalet, septic tank and all
   other materials associated with the structure from the land. The Notice
   came into effect on 16th February 2009 and required compliance within 6
   months of that date.

   A planning application was submitted in November 2010 although this
   was not validated until October 2011 as all the required information had
   not been submitted. Prosecution for non-compliance with the Notice had
   been held in abeyance pending the outcome of this planning application.

   The application now before Members sought retention of a timber log
   cabin chalet described on the application form as a permanent agricultural
   dwelling. This was located to the south east of the main group of farm

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buildings alongside an existing hedgebank. Access into the cabin was
from the existing single track access located at the corner of the field.
Plans showed the cabin measured 12.8m x 5.8m in floor area and was
single storey measuring up to a ridge height of 3.5m.

The scheme put forward was not considered to meet the aims of local and
national policy and guidance in that the applicant had not sufficiently
demonstrated why the need for an additional dwelling at the site could not
have been provided through the conversion of existing buildings.
Accordingly it failed to meet the aims of Policy 7, Planning Policy Wales
(Edition 4, 2011) and Technical Advice Note 6 – Planning for Sustainable
Rural Communities. Furthermore the dwelling was located in an isolated
location away from the existing farm buildings and as a result was
considered to be out of keeping with the qualities of the surrounding
National Park. In addition the design of the timber chalet is considered to
be substantial and to detract from the appearance and visual amenity of
the locality. It was therefore recommended that planning permission be
refused.

Officers reported that, although a number of further communications had
been received on this matter, they had not been submitted within the
requisite time and therefore could not be considered.

Mr Rheinallt Evans addressed Committee in his capacity as Agent to the
applicant. He said that the applicant had sought support from the
National Park Authority for over two years but due to the lack of progress
had purchased the chalet and proceeded to operate it from a position next
to the farm buildings. He could not understand how Officers could say
that it was positioned away from the farm buildings. He produced a
petition of 150 signatures in favour of the application. He then urged
Members to undertake a site visit to see for themselves the location and
size of the chalet.

One Member felt that this application should be supported as the chalet
was used to house a farm worker who had to be on site very early in the
mornings. No suitable and affordable local accommodation existed due to
the amount of second homes in the area. He felt that as the outbuildings
were Grade II Listed Buildings input would be required from Cadw were
they to be converted which would lead to further delays. The Head of
Development Management advised that the conversion of existing
outbuildings had not been properly explored; were an application for
conversion of the existing buildings to be submitted then there may be a
possibility to approve a temporary permission while the conversion works
were in progress. However, such a scheme had not been submitted to
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Some Members agreed that this would be an ideal opportunity to restore
some fine vernacular farm buildings. They did not deny the need for
additional accommodation but felt that better use could be made of
existing buildings.

One Member queried the petition mentioned in Mr Evans’ statement but
the Head of Development Management advised that this had not been
received in the Department and had only been produced by Mr Evans at
Committee that day.

Some Members felt that planning permission could be granted on a
temporary basis to allow the applicant time to submit an application that
was more acceptable to the Authority. However Members were reminded
that they needed to decide on the application before them and not on the
basis of any future applications that may be submitted. The Head of
Development Management warned against granting permission on a
temporary basis as this could lead to difficulties in any appeal that might
be lodged against the Enforcement Notice that was currently held in
abeyance pending the outcome of this planning application. Some felt
that the application should be refused and it would then be up to the
applicant to come back with alternatives.

One Member enquired whether, if permission were refused, the
enforcement action would immediately be enforceable. The Solicitor to
the Authority advised that any enforcement action could be suspended for
a period of time if decided by Members. Members then debated the
period of time for which to suspend enforcement action and it was felt that
one year would be sufficient time for the applicant to produce a
satisfactory alternative proposal and submit a further application.

DECISION: That planning permission be refused for the following
reasons:
1. The timber chalet has not been adequately justified as housing
    for essential farming or forestry needs. The applicant has failed
    to explore the ‘Other Dwelling Test’ of Technical Advice Note 6
    – Planning for Sustainable Rural Communities (2010) which
    explains that evidence must be provided to demonstrate that
    there is no other dwelling or building suitable for conversion,
    which are available to meet the need. The Authority is aware of
    existing vacant outbuildings at the farm which could potentially
    be converted to provide the required need for an additional farm
    worker at the site and the applicant has failed to explore this
    option. As a result the application fails to meet the aims of both
    Local and National Planning policy in respect of criterion (b) of
    Policy 7 of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Local
    Development Plan (Adopted September 2010), Technical Advice

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     Note 6 and National Policy contained within Planning Policy
     Wales (Edition 4, September 2011).

2.   The timber chalet is located in an isolated location away from
     the existing farmhouse, additional dwelling and farm buildings
     which results in a sporadic form of development which will
     result in the fragmentation of the farm. Due to its positioning
     the dwelling detracts from the surrounding unspoilt appearance
     of the National Park and is contrary to the aims of the National
     Park in protecting the open countryside from new development.
     As a result the timber chalet conflicts with and fails to meet the
     aims of Policy 1 (National Park Purposes and Duty), Policy 8
     (Special Qualities), Policy 15 (Conservation of the
     Pembrokeshire Coast National Park) and Policy 30 (Amenity) of
     the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Local Development
     Plan (Adopted September 2010) in addition to Guidance
     contained within Technical Advice Note 6 and National Policy
     contained within Planning Policy Wales (Edition 4, September
     2011).
3.   The design and appearance of the timber chalet is considered
     to be at odds with the established traditional architectural
     character of the surrounding area and as a result fails to
     integrate successfully with its surroundings. The timber chalet
     detracts from the appearance and visual amenity of the locality
     and does not represent a satisfactory design solution for this
     form of development within the National Park. As a result the
     timber chalet is contrary to the National Park’s statutory duty to
     conserve and enhance the special landscape character of the
     National Park and fails to meet the aims of Policy 1 (National
     Park Purposes and Duty), Policy 8 (Special Qualities), Policy 15
     (Conservation of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park) and
     Policy 30 (Amenity) of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
     Local Development Plan.

It was ALSO RESOLVED that enforcement action be suspended for
12 months to enable the applicant to produce a satisfactory
alternative proposal and submit a further planning application.




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(d) REFERENCE:        NP/12/0120
    APPLICANT:        Mr P Odley
    PROPOSAL:         Change of use from horticultural uses to commercial
                      vehicle parking and storage compound, location of
                      container used as builders store and construction of
                      internal hedgebanks to south-west and north-west
                      boundaries
   LOCATION:          Land adjoining Bethesda Manse, Narberth Road,
                      Saundersfoot

   It was reported that this application related to a parcel of land adjoining
   the ‘Manse’ in Bethesda. The site lay immediately adjacent to the A478,
   was located to the south west of Saundersfoot and lay on the boundary of
   the National Park.

   This was a re-submission of a planning application refused at the
   Development Management Committee on 25th January 2012 (NP/11/425).
   The application had been directed to Committee as it had been called in
   by a Member of the Authority. Furthermore the officer’s recommendation
   was contrary to the view expressed by Saundersfoot Community Council.

   The application remained the same as the previous in that it proposed the
   change of use of land adjoining Bethesda Manse into a commercial
   vehicle parking and storage compound. However, the applicant had also
   included some detail of a proposed hedge to be planted along the bunds
   at the front and side of the site.

   Permission had been previously refused by the Authority as it was
   considered that the site lay in an unsuitable location for the proposed use
   given its location outside a defined Centre boundary. Furthermore it was
   considered that the use would impact to an unacceptable degree on the
   surrounding landscape of the National Park. While the hedgerow
   landscaping proposed as part of the application would help partly with
   visual amenity and shield some views into the site, it would not displace
   all views or override the prominent form of this development in the
   location proposed. It was therefore recommended that planning
   permission be refused.

   Mr Charles Hopkinson addressed Committee as agent for the applicant.
   He reminded Members that when the previous application came before
   Committee in January it had been decided on a split decision with the
   Chairman of the Committee having the casting vote. The main concern at
   that time had been the visual appearance of the site. The applicant had
   decided that rather than appeal the decision they would re-submit the
   application with additional landscaping. He explained that this was a
   family business that ran four separate catering units in Saundersfoot

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together with a mobile unit. Since 1982 the mobile units had been parked
on the applicant’s parents’ driveway. Business had since expanded and a
more secure compound was needed. Officers had failed to identify
specific appropriate sites in the area. The applicant believed that this site
was suitable as it was surrounded by commercial units including a farm
shop and caravan park together with six residential units. He understood
that since this application was submitted Pembrokeshire County Council
were proposing to relocate the Salterns Recycling Facility to a site within
300 metres of this site. He stated that the Highways Officer from
Pembrokeshire County Council had recommended approval. He also
stated that there was a limited vantage point to the site as the bunds
screened the lower section and proposed planting would eliminate any
visual aspect from the roadway.

Councillor Phil Baker, the local County Councillor for the area then
addressed Committee. He was happy to support the planning application.
He believed the site had been purchased following the road improvement
scheme. He informed Members that the road had a number of villages
and settlements along it together with several local businesses and he
failed to see how this site was regarded as being in the open countryside.

Mr Steve John then addressed Committee on behalf of Saundersfoot
Community Council. He was happy to support the application as the
applicant was a local businessman who provided a lot of employment in
the area. He felt that by trying to locate the vehicles away from a
residential driveway he was being a good neighbour and showing a good
community spirit. He also believed that were the Salterns Recycling
Facility to be relocated to this area it would result in many more vehicle
movements per day anyway.

Members were pleased that the application contained additional
landscaping on top of the bunds which would further screen the site.
They felt that it was difficult to class the site as being in the open
countryside given that it was surrounded by several commercial
properties however the Head of Development Management warned
against using the fact that there were already commercial properties in the
area as a reason to grant permission.

There were some concerns over the size of vehicles that would be
permitted to park on the site and Members enquired as to whether a
restriction could be put on the permission to control this. The Head of
Development Management advised that once planning permission was
granted it would be difficult to control what vehicles were parked as the
planning permission related to the use of the land for open storage.



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   Members also felt that it would be beneficial to remove the mobile units
   from a residential driveway where they were currently parked as this was
   not appropriate.

   The Head of Development Management advised Members that were they
   to grant planning permission this may be considered to be a departure
   from the Local Development Plan and may require a cooling off period if
   invoked in accordance with the Committee’s Terms of Reference.

   DECISION: That consent be granted, subject to appropriate
   conditions, on the grounds that:
   (i)   There is other commercial activity taking place in the area.
   (ii)  The degree of screening that is already there and further
         screening could be conditioned.
   (iii) Support for local businesses and local residents.
   (iv) The history of the site.
   (v)   This is a low impact development making a positive
         contribution to the community.

(e) REFERENCE:       NP/12/0148
    APPLICANT:       Mr & Mrs J Dixon
    PROPOSAL:        Creation of driveway to form vehicular and level access
                     to dwelling
   LOCATION:         157 Castle Way, Dale, Haverfordwest

   This application had been brought before Committee as the views of the
   Case Officer conflicted with those of the Community Council.

   It was reported that this was a two storey semi-detached dwelling set
   back in an elevated position to the north from Castle Way in Dale. It
   formed part of a group of semi-detached properties of uniform
   appearance. A pathway ran across the front of the properties along a
   section of Castle Way above road level and this front banking was
   contained by a stone wall. The application was for a new vehicular
   access, parking and turning provision and re-siting an oil tank
   underground.

   The Case Officer advised that the proposed development was considered
   to cause an unacceptable detrimental impact upon the existing levels of
   highway and public safety and accessibility, with concerns also existing
   over the provision of parking and turning areas and visibility splays. The
   application was therefore considered to conflict with the policies of the
   Local Development Plan and as such, was recommended for refusal.

   Mrs Dixon, the applicant, addressed Committee. She informed Members
   she had hand delivered a letter to the National Park Offices on 31st May,

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2012 and was concerned as to why there was no mention of this in the
Planning Report. She stated that the pathway would not be altered in any
way that would be detrimental to its use and there would be no risk of
poor visibility. She also believed that the pathway could be altered to
achieve an overall gradient of 1 in 6. It was not a public pathway and
was only for use by the householder and three immediate neighbours.
There had also been some concerns raised with regard to disruption of
services but she had satisfied herself that there would be no disruption
and the siting of the oil tank met regulations. She believed that safety
was compromised at present as the owners had to park on the roadside
outside the property beside a regularly used stile and felt that safety for
walkers and road users would be improved by not parking in this area.

One Member who had attended the recent Dale Community Council
meeting informed Members that several neighbours had approached him
expressing their dismay at the application and he believed the Community
Council had subsequently withdrawn their support and would be e-mailing
the National Park Authority outlining some recommendations to the
application which would address some of their concerns. They did not
believe that the applicant would be able to successfully change the
gradient of the pathway and believed there could be serious safety issues.
He proposed a site visit which could also be attended by an officer from
the Highway Authority to talk through any concerns. The proposal for a
site visit was seconded.

The Head of Development Management informed Members that they had
received the letter from Dale Community Council however although it was
open to Members to delay making a decision they should not be
negotiating during the process and should make a decision based purely
on the application before them. Should permission be refused the
applicant could be encouraged to make a further application and work in
conjunction with the Highway Authority and their recommendations.

An amendment was then proposed, that the application be refused. This
was seconded and was, therefore, put to the vote it was carried.

DECISION: That planning permission be refused for the following
reasons:
1. The proposed development, by virtue of its detailed design
    would cause an unacceptable danger to highway users as well
    as to pedestrians on the upper footpath. It would also reduce
    the accessibility of the existing pathway for the disabled and
    wheelchair users. The proposal is therefore contrary to the
    Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Local Development Plan
    (adopted September, 2010), Policy 29 Sustainable Design (d), 52
    Sustainable Transport (c and d) and 53 Impacts of Traffic (c).

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(f)   REFERENCE:        NP/12/0205
      APPLICANT:        Mr Andrew Knowles
      PROPOSAL:         Demolition of existing cafe building and replacing with
                        new cafe building
      LOCATION:         Wavecrest Cafe, Angle, Pembroke

      The Head of Development Management advised that this application had
      been withdrawn.

      NOTED.

(g) REFERENCE:          NP/12/0097
    APPLICANT:          Mr A Knowles (Conservation Area Application)
    PROPOSAL:           Demolition of existing cafe
    LOCATION:           Wavecrest Cafe, Angle, Pembroke

      The Head of Development Management advised that this application had
      been withdrawn.

      NOTED.

(h) REFERENCE:          NP/12/0155
    APPLICANT:          Mr & Mrs Ifor Jones
    PROPOSAL:           Extension to dwelling and alterations to garage and
                        workshop
      LOCATION:         The Campions, Nolton Haven, Haverfordwest

      The application had been brought to Committee as the applicant was a
      former employee of the National Park Authority.

      It was reported that the application site was an existing single storey L-
      shaped dwelling, with a detached garage set in a large garden plot to the
      north east of the beach at Nolton Haven. The application proposed a
      single storey extension to the north eastern elevation to accommodate an
      additional bedroom, plus alterations to an existing garage/workshop to
      include a greenhouse. The main considerations were visual and
      neighbouring amenity and it was considered that the proposed extension
      and alterations were acceptable. The application was therefore
      recommended for approval, subject to conditions and any informatives
      referred to by statutory consultees.

      DECISION: That permission be granted, subject to appropriate
      conditions and any advisory notes recommended by statutory
      consultees.


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9.   Appeals
     The Head of Development Management reported on 9 appeals (against
     planning decisions made by the Authority) that were currently lodged with
     the Welsh Government, and detailed which stage of the appeal process
     had been reached to date in every case.

     All queries raised by Members were answered by Officers.

     NOTED.

10. Delegated applications/notifications
    43 applications/notifications had been dealt with since the last meeting
    under the delegated powers scheme that had been adopted by the
    Committee, the details of which were reported for Members’ information.
    Of the 43, it was reported that 2 applications had been refused, 1
    cancelled and 2 withdrawn.

     NOTED.




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