Grid Ref: 308738.42 301309.17
Valid Date: 02/05/2018
Officer: Holly-ann Hobbs
Community Council: Dwyriw Community Council
Applicant: Mr & Mrs Jerman, G & H Jerman, Tyn yr Wtra, Llanwyddelan, New Mills, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3BT
Location: Tyn Yr Wtra, Llanwyddelan, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3BT
Proposal: Full: Erection of an egg laying unit, creation of vehicular access and all associated works
Application Type: Application for Full Planning Permission
Mrs O’Neill spoke against the application.
Mr G. Jerman, applicant and Mr G Davies, agent spoke.
The Principal Planning Officer advised that if the Committee was minded to approve the application the conditions were those contained in the update report.
In response to questions the Principal Planning Officer advised that as a result of comments from Severn Trent, the manure management plan had been amended. She advised that Severn Trent had no further comments. In respect of private water supplies [PWS] the application had been assessed by Environmental Health and the appropriate buffer zones had been agreed and included in the manure management plan. The Committee was advised that Natural Resources Wales [NRW] had considered the application and the cumulative effect and had no objections.
In response to a question raised regarding the watercourse as mentioned by the third party public speaker, the Principal Planning Officer highlighted an area of land and confirmed that the applicant’s agent had indicated that this was not a watercourse but an area of ground that becomes waterlogged during periods of heavy rainfall.
County Councillor R Williams left the meeting room and on his return sat in the public area.
Officers confirmed that the manure management plan contained a contingency plan which indicated that there are a number of covered areas on the farm to allow for storing any manure, slurry and dirty water produced at times when spreading may not be possible. It was confirmed that all manure would be stored in accordance with the Code of Good Agricultural Practice.
In response to a question regarding the buffer zone around a PWS the Professional Lead Development Management advised that the advice was that a 50 metre buffer zone was acceptable and therefore there was no evidence to suggest that this should be increased to 100 metres. The Solicitor advised that case law stated that the Committee should not substitute its own opinions for the advice received from statutory consultees. The Professional Lead Development Management He confirmed that if a well was identified in the future the 50 metre buffer zone requirement would need to be applied to this.
Reason for decision:
that the application be delegated to the Professional Lead for Development Management to grant consent, subject to the conditions set out in the update report which is filed with the signed minutes and additional conditions securing the provision of a 50 metre buffer around existing and proposed wells and a condition requiring a surface water drainage scheme for the access road.
As officers recommendation as set out in the report which is filed with the signed minutes.
For the protection of private water supplies.
In order to ensure that surface water from the access road is appropriately managed,
County Councillor R Williams and H Hulme resumed their seats in the Committee.