April Planning Updates

Planning Updates.


The following applications have been approved.

  • Wenvoe Library, Old Port Road. Replacement of existing library
  • 2, Seaview Cottages, Twyn Yr Odyn. Installation of solar pv panels on roof of existing dwelling

 

Land at Vianshill Farm, Grants Field, The Downs, St Nicholas. A solar park (65MW), battery storage, transport interchange facility including electric vehicle charging station and ancillary development. The Planning Inspectorate observation report raised no objections to the development but request certain conditions are met. This application will be delt with by the Welsh Assembly. A presentation to the Council on this proposal is planned for next month.

The delay in receiving planning permission for the new library building has resulted in the supply company being unable to fulfil our order now until September.

The Council are progressing with the feasibility study for the construction of a MUGA (multi-use games area) in the school grounds adjacent to Station Road. The school would have exclusive use during school hours and it would be available to the

public at other times.

The advert for office assistance at the Community Centre has received several enquires.

Local litter picks in the area are being planned for around Easter time, please look out for further information on local Facebook sites and notice boards.

A survey of the burial ground has been conducted. The report indicates adequate space for grave spaces (at the present usage) existing for the next 15 to 20 years. There is no foreseeable problem with cremated remains burial plots within the cemetery. A sub-committee was formed to examine possible future land available for use.

The footpath officer has examined the hedge overhanging footpath 34 along the edge of the Community car park and will take action to get it cut back.

Problems with a dog on Burdonshill attacking other animals has been reported to the police.

Western Power are continuing their work within the village on replacing overhead line poles.

A new 3-year local community grass cutting contract has been granted to the present contractor, John Crockford.

 



 

March Planning Updates

March Planning updates


All the following applications have been granted planning permission.

  • Springfield Store and Post Office, 33, Old Port Road. Single storey rear extension.
  • 6, Grange Avenue. Single storey rear wrap around extension, including loft conversion.
  • 28, Walston Road. Work to trees covered by TPO
  • 61, Walston Road. Fell ash tree in front garden.
  • 8, Heol Collen. Ground floor extension to form an accessible shower room adjacent to a bedroom
  • 16, Heol Draenen Wen. Single storey extensions to rear and side of property.

 

The planning permission for the new library is now expected to be granted before the end of February. The 106 agreement to release the required funds was discussed.

The Council is seeking quotes for repairs to the wooden window frames of the Community Centre building. The replacement with plastic frames was not being considered.

The continuing problem of fly tipping, local incidents of tyres being dumped was highlighted. The amount of waste from fast food outlets was also highlighted, the managers are to be contacted. An article on tipping is included in this edition. Reporting incidents is easy on the Vale web site and they respond quickly to such reports.

The pros and cons of using land adjacent to the quarry access road as a local future burial ground were discussed. The item will be considered further at a future meeting.

The flooding of the footpath near the Beech Tree Restaurant created by the installation of a flood prevention barrier for the St Lythans Estate has been reported to the Vale and a reply is still awaited.


The illegal fly posting in relation to a dog lost in November was discussed. The material, is now seen as a problem, especially locally, with items causing litter in public areas and the surrounding countryside. The Vale officers are to be requested take appropriate action.



 

January Planning Updates


Planning Updates


  • The following applications have been granted planning permission.
  • 11, Larchwood. Proposed rear single storey extension
  • Moselkern, St. Andrews Road. Proposed two storey side extension
  • The Croft, Burdonshill. Revision to previously approved plan to create a first floor extension with raised roof, side Dormers and rooflights.
  • Brackendene, Burdonshill. Wenvoe Proposed replacement outbuildings on existing equestrian manege structure
  • Wrinstone Farm, Station Road East. Proposed 5 new stables, tack room and menage
  • Whitehall Farm, St. Lythans Road, St. Lythans Reinstatement of openings on side elevation and rear gable end changed to flat roof with two new windows at first floor level
  • Land west of television transmitter/south of Grants Field. Variation of condition 2 for detached L shaped stable block


 

December Planning Updates

Planning updates

The following applications have received approval.

  • 71, Walston Road. Alterations to rear windows and doors.
  • Wenvoe Library. Field Maple – to remove one multi stem tree (1) as it is dangerous and to reduce the crown of the other (2) by 25%.
  • Station House, 1 Station Terrace. Loft conversion. Existing garage re-built and extended.
  • Brackendene, Burdonshill Lane, Proposed replacement outbuildings on existing equestrian manege structure.
  • Wrinstone Farm, Station Road East. Proposed 5 new stables, tack room and manege.
  • Whitehall Farm, St. Lythans Road. Reinstatement of openings on side elevation and rear gable end changed to flat roof with two new windows at first floor level
  • 42, Gwern Close. Convert integrated garage to a habitable room, replace existing garage door with a white pvc sliding patio door and matching brickwork.

 

The Village Hall -application for the removal of the Cypress tree facing Old Port Road has been refused. There was insufficient justification to remove the amenity value tree.

 

The proposal for the construction of a New Care Home At Glenburnie, Port Road e, Port Road will be considered by the Vale planning committee at the end of November. The planning officers are recommending approval.

New Library Building – the granting of planning permission is still awaited before a work schedule for its replacement can be developed.

Proposals for using the S106 Money are being discussed. Certain suggestions fall outside the criteria for use of the money and a few ideas exceeded the available funds. We hope funding will allow completion of most of the rest. Please respond to the S106 article seeking additional information in relation to suggestions.

The Council intend to reopen the Community Centre for the use by the Scouts, final discussions on maintaining Covid-19 safety are taking place. Use of the hall by other organisations will be considered after this initial use is assessed.

With the increased residential population in the north of the community, the Council is investigating the possibility of locating an Emergency Defibrillator in the area. The location requires free public access and an electricity supply.

Footpath 21 from Burdons Close to Burdonshill is not signed where it leaves the road and passes between the houses; also the section to the rear of properties to the stile requires improvement. The Vale will be contacted

 



 

Planning Updates

Planning updates

The following applications have received approval.

42, Gwern Close, Culverhouse Cross. Convert integrated garage to a habitable room, replace existing garage door with a white pvc sliding patio door and matching brickwork along the floorline. Create internal door between garage and house.

26, Vennwood Close. Removal of conservatory and construction of single storey kitchen and dining room extension to existing bungalow.

Station House, 1, Station Terrace. Loft conversion. Existing garage re-built and extended.

Ashgrove, Walston Road. Fell and remove tree due to the onset of Ash die back.

 



 

October Planning updates

October Planning updates

The following applications have received approval.

  • 55, Burdons Close. Single storey extension to the rear of dwelling.
  • 3, Chapel Terrace, Twyn Yr Odyn. Installation of solar PV panels on roof of own house for microgeneration of electricity for domestic use.
  • Ashgrove, Walston Road, Wenvoe. Fell and remove tree due to the onset of Ash die back.
  • Land west of television transmitter/south of Grants Field, Wenvoe. Detached L shaped stable block for the private use of the applicant, on a concrete base and with concrete hard standing.

 

The Council is examining the possibility of reopening the Community Centre to local groups. Firstly, we need to complete a deep clean of the premises. Groups wishing to use the building will have to conduct their own risk assessment, agree to our new hire arrangement and conform to any government imposed restrictions. (i.e. numbers of people, social distancing etc).

Proposed new capital projects were discussed. Agreed to request for any additional ideas in What’s On magazine before drawing up a short list.

The library project continues. We need to obtain planning permission and meet new building regulations due to its increased size.

The Council agreed that the overgrown hedge adjoining the Community Centre car park requires attention, it covers the footpath and is almost 3m from the boundary fence in places. A solution with the owner will be sought.

 



 

September Applications Update

Planning Updates. – The following applications have been approved by the Vale.

Poundfield Farm, Pound Lane, Wenvoe. Retention and completion of detached building as a garage and store.

Northcliffe Rise, St. Lythans Road, Duffryn. Discharge of Condition 4 (landscaping) of Planning Permission 2020/00018/FUL- First floor extension and garage conversion to existing dwelling.

The Old Rectory, 10-12, Old Port Road, Wenvoe. Listed Building Consent and planning consent for the residential conversion of the old rectory and coach house into 10 residential units, demolition of out-buildings and structures, and associated works and parking.

 



 

August Planning Updates

August Planning Updates

The following applications have been approved.

  • 6, Clos Llanfair, Wenvoe. Proposed single storey extension.
  • 49, Gwern Close, Culverhouse Cross. Remove garage door and replace with brick and window to match existing front of property

 

The annual internally audited accounts have been approved by members. The accounts now pass to the external auditors for scrutiny.

The Old Rectory conversion to apartment accommodation is still under discussion with the Vale; it is now possible that the number of self-contained units will be reduced from 12 to 10.

The library replacement building is progressing. The final size will be determined by the available funds. The Council is awaiting the outcome of a grant application.

Local crime statistics for March to June, provided by the police, show a larger than usual number of anti-social behaviour and domestic incidents.

The Grange playing field playground is almost complete and hopefully opening soon. The developers of Grange estate and St Lythans estate are to be contacted about possible dates for the completion of their play areas/playgrounds.

The Whitehall Quarry is being landscaped at the present time to enable it to be totally restored by 2021/22.

 



 

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