Planning Updates September

Planning Updates September


The following applications have been granted planning permission.

St. Marys Church, Old Port Road. Work to Tree in Wenvoe Conservation Area: Laurel tree to be trimmed to prevent it from hanging over Walston Road

Wenvoe Library, Old Port Road. Work to Tree(s) in Wenvoe Conservation Area: To remove part of multi stem field Maple.

Wenvoe Manor, Port Road. Work to trees covered by Tree Preservation Order 1954, No. 04 – Fell Field Maple (T2) and fell Ash (G2 – x12)


The following application has been withdrawn.:-Goldsland Farm, Wenvoe. Outbuilding – Private gym and Summer house


Application refused – Land adjacent to Station Terrace, Station Road East, Wenvoe. Proposed construction of Berm house. Reasons included ‘occupiers of this dwelling would likely be highly reliant on the private car. Consequently, the development would not support the principle of locating new residential development in sustainable locations, where occupiers have genuine choice of travel modes.’ ‘The proposed development is considered to cause unacceptable harm to TPO no.1’ and ‘the proposed development fails to appraise the biodiversity interests at this site.’ and ‘The proposal fails to make the required financial contribution to off-site affordable housing in the area’.


New library As preparation for demolishing the old library, a survey was carried out, which found that there is asbestos in the building. This is no cause for concern as long as it was not disturbed. Demolition procedures require the removal of the asbestos under special safety precautions. Unfortunately this has delayed the start of the project.

The new start date will be 26th August, with a planned completion 11th October. Unfortunately, this means that the car park will not be available for school parent use until the completion date, although we shall do everything to improve on that date.


The Community Clerk can be reached during office hours Tue – Thur 9am to 1pm and Mon & Fri 2pm to 5pm contact 02920591139 or e-mail Wenvoecc@ googlemail.com. Please note, if you wish to visit the clerk it is strictly by appointment only

 



 

Planning Applications September

Planning Applications September


The Community Council does not meet during August

  • Land to the North of St. Lythans Road (adjacent to Five Mile Lane). Erection of stables and store room on grazing land
  • Enfield Cottage, 22, Old Port Road, Wenvoe. Insertion of two new window openings at first floor level in North elevation
  • 46, Heol Collen, Culverhouse Cross. Rear single storey extension
  • Canoldir, St. Lythans Road, Dyffryn. Propose rear garden orangery and glazed canopies
  • • Land off Chapel Terrace, Twyn y Odyn,. The proposal is for a revised design of the Approved Application 2017/00661/FUL: Construction of new barn

 



 

Planning Updates June

Planning Updates August


The following applications have been granted planning permission.

  • Station House, 1, Station Terrace, Demolition of existing garage, single storey extensions to side and rear. Conversion of attic space with dormer to rear
  • 10, Is Y Coed, Wenvoe. Demolish existing conservatory and replace with single storey extension with fully insulated roof.

 



 

Planning Applications August

Planning Applications August


The Community Council held its July meeting meetings, socially distanced, in the Community Centre.

Planning applications

Land at St Lythan’s Farm, St Lythan. Proposed change of use of land to provide caravan storage (use class B8). The application is for the storage of up to 50 vans with no persons staying in the caravans on site. No objections were raised.

 



 

Planning Updates July

Planning Updates June


All the following applications have been granted planning permission.

  • 5, Burdons Close. Single storey side extension.
  • 67, Burdons Close. Loft conversion incorporating new dormer window to rear and a number of rooflights
  • Brackendene, Burdonshill Lane. Proposed Glamping site on part of Brackendene, Burdonshill Wenvoe. Numerous conditions are imposed on the granting of permission including measures to protect local residents from possible nuisance.
  • Oaktree Farm, Morfa Lane. Removal of condition 4 of permission 84/00827/OUT that requires that the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed in the locality in agriculture or forestry.
  • 9, Grange Close. Change of use from garage to home office, incorporating material alterations.
  • 6, Heol Collen. Extension of existing garage to provide home office
  • 11, Picca Close. Construction of orangery to the rear of the property bringing the ground floor in line with family room of the property.

 

Planning permission was refused for the application by Enfield Cottage, 22, Old Port Road, Wenvoe. Demolition of existing porch and construction of two-storey extension to provide hallway, en-suite bathroom and cloakroom facilities. The reason for refusal was ‘the proposed extension would remove much of the character of the original rear elevation and roof slope of the house and subsume the rear of the original building. The extension is therefore considered to detract from the character and appearance of Enfield Cottage, which is a Positive Building in the Conservation Area’.


The Community Centre is available for hire with Covid-19 restrictions in force. An inspection of the disabled toilet facilities will result in updates being required. All surfaces are white at present which can make the use of the facilities by persons with impaired vision difficult. The taps, hand basins and hot water supply all require replacing.


Construction work on the new library will commence at the end of July, it is expected that the Community Centre car park will be out of use for a couple of weeks during the process. The through access for pedestrians will be maintained.


A new tarmacked footpath from the play area in the Grange to Tarrws Close is complete. A handrail has been requested to be installed on the steps.


A defibrillator is now installed on the wall of 18 Brooklands Terrace. A training session will be organised shortly for any person wishing to see how these machines are used. Anybody having a need to use a defibrillator is talked through the process by the apparatus which will only permit one to shock the patient when correctly fitted and no heart activity detected.


At the Station Road cricket ground the fencing height to the adjoining property has been raised, a decision on use of the ground is awaited. The Vale have been requested to cut the footpath, between the playing field and the village, which is becoming overgrown.


A new allotment gate with a foot passenger access is being considered. The main section of the gate would then be locked and use only permitted by allotment holders. This is to prevent fly tipping.


With the increase walking that people are doing these days a need has been recogniosed for additional benches in some areas in the community. There are numerious benches at present but they are not always where required. There are none in the new St Lythans Park estate, only one at Parc y Gwenfo, none at the quarry entrance area in the village. The council would be interested to hear of your suggestions for new locations for resting areas.

 



 

Planning Applications July

Planning Applications July


The Community Council held its June meeting meetings, socially distanced, in the Community Centre.

Planning applications

  • 121, Picca Close, Culverhouse Cross. Extend kitchen at ground floor and extend the bedroom above to enlarge the bedroom and introduce a new ensuite. No objections
  • Land South of Pound Lane, Wenvoe. (Coed Y Ffald). Proposed development in outline for up to 3 residential dwellings. This being on land within the village curtilage hence the concept was not opposed. Concerns were raised about possible increase in the flooding risk for properties lower down the slope and the increased use of the single track access road as a result of the development.
  • 10-12, The Old Rectory, Old Port Road. (The Old Rectory) Proposed replacement of all existing windows. The proposal is to replace all windows with new wooden framed windows of a similar design. No objections were raised.

 



 

Planning Updates June

Planning Updates June


All the following applications have been granted planning permission.

  • 46, Burdons Close. Conversion of existing internal garage to habitable room
  • 56, Burdons Close. Loft conversion and rear single storey extension
  • 11, Ty Pica Drive. Proposed dormer extension
  • 6 Walston Close. Existing garage to front of property to have the roof raised to allow for adaptations.
  • Coedhirion, 8, Walston Road, Full demolition and replacement dwelling.
  • The Gables, Station Road East. Change of hip roof to gable roof with new window to gable on front elevation.
  • Vishwell Farmhouse, St. Andrews Road. Demolition of existing WC/shower block and bin enclosure, construction of new WC and showers with recycle bin enclosure and notice boards.
  • 11, Picca Close. Construction of orangery to the rear of the property bringing the ground floor in line with family room of the property.
  • 2, Chapel Terrace, Twyn Yr Odyn. Erection of single storey rear extension.
  • Church Cottage (formerly known as Blair Athol), St. Lythans. Extension to raise the height of the dwelling and provide first floor and new open porch to front elevation.
  • Whitehall Quarry, Old Port Road. Variation of Condition 1 (time limit for removal of road).
  • Ty Croes Cwrlwys, Valegate Retail Park, Culverhouse Cross. To swap the EV Charger technology proposed on the site to a more powerful rapid charger.

 

 



 

Planning Applications June

Planning Applications June


The May Council Meetings were conducted on Zoom. At the annual AGM, Cllr. Rhian Sexton was elected as chair for the forthcoming year.

Planning applications

  • Goldsland Farm, Outbuilding – Private gym and summer house.
  • Station House, 1, Station Terrace. Demolition of existing garage, single storey extensions to side and rear. Conversion of attic space with dormer to rear
  • 10, Is y Coed. Demolish existing conservatory and replace with single storey extension with fully insulated roof.
  • 9, Grange Close. Change of use from garage to home office, incorporating material alterations.
  • 67, Burdons Close. Loft conversion incorporating new dormer window to rear and a number of rooflights.
  • Wenvoe Manor, Port Road. Work to trees covered by Tree Preservation Order 1954, No. 04 – Fell Field Maple (T2) and fell Ash (G2 – x12).

 



 

May Planning Updates

Planning updates

All the following applications have been granted planning permission.

  • 56, Burdons Close, Loft conversion and rear single storey extension
  • 77, Burdons Close – Converting existing garage into habitable living space. Existing doors on the front of garage to be replaced with window.
  • Coedhirion, 8, Walston Road. Full demolition and replacement dwelling
  • Vishwell Farmhouse, St. Andrews Road, – Demolition of existing WC/shower block and bin enclosure, construction of new WC and showers with recycle bin enclosure and notice boards.
  • 2, Seaview Cottages, Twyn Yr Odyn, Installation of solar pv panels on roof of existing dwelling

 

Lodge Farm, St. Lythans Road, St. Lythans Erection of agricultural unit for hay and machinery storage was refused planning permission. Reason – ‘The proposed development fails to demonstrate that it is reasonably necessary for the purposes of agriculture, which based on the size of the holding is considered to be an unacceptable and unjustified development.’

An installation programme was presented to the Council for the new library building. Work, on site, will commence on 16th August and is planned to be completed by 25th September. A six-week construction. The patio area at the rear of the building is still to be designed.

A meeting is planned before the end of the month between the relevant bodies to progress the construction of a MUGA to be located at the south end of the school field.

Fly tipping continues to cause concern locally; six new cases were reported in the last week. Carau Lane has a number of reports of incidents. The Vale has a dedicated team to investigate incidents and they prosecute offenders when identified. You can easily report incidents on the Vale website if noticed.

A local litter pick recently collected 25 bags of rubbish. Other litter picks are being planned for May/June. Lookout for information of the event.

The Council is waiting for detailed guidance on the permitted reopening of Community Centre buildings for public use. The hall will be used for the forthcoming Senedd Cymru election on 6th May.

Certain vehicle drivers are causing traffic problems at school assembly times. Vehicles carrying out three-point turns at the Station Road junction is considered dangerous with the entrance off Station Road being the main access point for children. The PCSO will be requested to attend at this time of day.

The Council is looking to install a few small resting benches around the area. These are intended especially for those who wish to take a short local walk but need somewhere to pause to regain their breath.

A group of village youths are causing damage and a nuisance to local residents. Incidents reported include misbehaviour around the footpath tunnel off Vennwood Close, broken lights at the Village Hall, and climbing on the Community Centre roof. Do you know what your child is doing when not at home?

 



 

May Planning Applications

May Planning Applications

The April Council Meeting was conducted on zoom. The meeting was preceded with a presentation of the proposed 65MW solar farm located on land at Vianshill Farm, Grants Field, The Downs (land to the south of the A48 at the top of The Tumble).

Planning applications

6, Heol Collen, Extension of existing garage to provide home office. No objections

Enfield Cottage, 22, Old Port Road. Demolition of existing porch and construction of two-storey extension to provide hallway, en-suite bathroom and cloakroom facilities . This building is within the Wenvoe conservation area, no objections were raised.

Oaktree Farm, Morfa Lane Removal of condition 4 of permission 84/00827/OUT that requires that the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed in the locality in agriculture or forestry. The original consent stated ‘the site is not one which would be approved for residential development except in connection with the agricultural use of the land.’ The council did not support the application.

Brackendene, Burdonshill Lane. Proposed Glamping site on part of Brackendene, Burdonshill. This was an updated application accessing the site (which lies at the top of the hill adjacent to the properties) via Brackendene entrance and a field track. The site would consist of ‘Hobbit Homes’ and four wooden cabins available for hire all year. The Council continued its objecting to the location of the proposed glamping site.

 



 

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