Agenda Item No.





Minutes of a meeting held on 27th July, 2011.


Present: Councillor J.C. Bird (Chairman); Councillor H.J.W. James (Vice-Chairman); Ms. J. Poole (The Georgian Group); Councillor Mrs. N.C. Thomas (Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council) and Councillor Mrs. V.M. Hartrey (Dinas Powys Community Council).


Also present: Mr. S. Rennie, Mr. P. Thomas and Mr. C. Hope.



(a)       Apologies for Absence -


These were received from Ms. J.L. Leigh (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings).



(b)       Minutes -


AGREED - T H AT the minutes of the meeting held on 30th June, 2011 be agreed as a correct record.



(c)        Feedback -


AGREED - T H A T the following feedback on applications previously considered by the Group be noted:



CrystalSprings, Coldbrook Road East, Barry - No decision had been made yet.



The Old Vicarage, Cowbridge Road, Bonvilston - No decision had been made yet.


R.S. Bird Ltd., Birds Lane, Cowbridge - To be reported to Planning Committee on 28th July 2011.


StanwellSchool, Salisbury Avenue, Penarth - Application withdrawn.



(c)        Applications in Conservation Areas -


(i)         Cowbridge


2011/00659/FUL                              Received on 5 July 2011


And Nicola David, c/o Agent,

Consultant Town Planner, 1 Leyshon Way, Bryncethin, Bridgend, CF32 9AZ


20 High Street, Cowbridge


Demolition of existing toilet block annex.

Construction of two storey extension to rear and alterations to existing listed building.

Change of use to A3 (restaurant) use at Ground Floor and A2 (Financial and Professional) use at First Floor (as defined within the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended)).


RECOMMENDED - REFUSAL - it was felt that the style of the roof as proposed represented an unacceptable massing of the building and neither preserved nor enhanced the Conservation Area.


The Advisory Group further expressed the view that, should the proposal be re-styled to include a double pitched roof, then the Group would view the proposals favourably.



(ii)        Dinas Powys


2011/00626/FUL                              Received on 29 June 2011


1st Dinas Powys Scout Group, 9 Highwalls Road, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 4AG

Mr. Nicholas Phillips, 32 Castle Drive, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 4NQ


1st Dinas Powys Scout Group, 9 Highwalls Road, Dinas Powys


Proposed replacement of building to rear of Scout Hall.


RECOMMENDED - REFUSAL - it was felt that the height of the proposed building and the materials to be used in its construction neither enhanced nor preserved the Conservation Area.


The Group expressed their wish that the developer negotiate with officers of the Planning Authority to secure an acceptable proposal.



(iii)       East Aberthaw


2011/00625/FUL                              Received on 28 June 2011


As Agent,

Herbert R. Thomas, 59 High Street, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, CF71 7YL


Upper House Farm, East Aberthaw


Conversion of redundant agricultural stone barn and associated former pig sties to a single residential dwelling.


RECOMMENDED - REFUSAL - whilst content with the proposal in principle, the Group felt that in its current form the proposal should be refused as it neither preserved nor enhanced the Conservation Area.


The Group was of the view that for the proposal to be acceptable, substantial design changes would be required to reflect the building’s agricultural history.