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.