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The following application has been withdrawn.:-Goldsland Farm, Wenvoe.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@ Please note, if you wish to visit the clerk it is strictly by appointment only



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 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 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.




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?



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



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