Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE: 15TH DECEMBER, 2011
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 16TH NOVEMBER, 2011
“C1521 DRAFT SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING GUIDANCE ON UPPER HOLTON ROAD, BARRY (PT) (SCRUTINY - ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -
Approval was sought for the introduction of the draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on Upper Holton Road Development Guidelines so that it may be published for consultation purposes.
The above Supplementary Planning Guidance was attached at Appendix 1 to the report. The SPG sought to establish specific design guidance for the future development of the Upper Holton Road local centre, as well as influencing the pattern of land uses within the area. The draft SPG was one of three initiatives that sought to address issues that had been identified within the Upper Holton Road, Barry. The SPG alongside the proposal to consult on Houses in Multiple Occupation Licensing Scheme, and provide changes to the Vale of Glamorgan Council Housing Renewal Area Policy 2010-2013 would be the basis of an overarching strategy for this area. It was anticipated that these three initiatives if adopted would provide a clear direction that would assist with the future process of management, change and improvement for the area.
The general composition of the document was as follows:
· Purpose of the Guidance
· Existing national and Local Policy Guidance
· Identification of Core Retail Area
· Shop Front Design Guidance
· Advertisement Design Guidance
· Design Guidance for the Conversion of Commercial Premises to Residential
· Information on the need for necessary consents
· Appendices (containing map of area to which guidance relates and background information).
The area specific development or design SPG was an approach that had previously been undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and was consistent with the approach taken by many other Local Planning Authorities throughout England and Wales. Officers, in recommending the adoption of the draft SPG, stressed that it should be recognised that all various interested parties, businesses, traders and organisations would have the opportunity to respond to the content of the document. It was anticipated that once the consultation exercise had been undertaken the report would be presented to Cabinet to set out the views obtained and the way forward in response to the views expressed.
This matter was for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the draft Upper Holton Road Design Guidelines SPG be approved for consultation purposes.
(2) T H A T the findings of the public consultation exercise be reported in due course prior to formally adopting the SPG for development control purposes.
(3) T H A T the report be referred to the Planning Committee and the Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment).
Reasons for decisions
(1) To carry out public consultation on the draft SPG to provide additional weight as a material consideration in determining planning applications and appeals.
(2) To apprise the Cabinet about the consultation responses and to seek approval of any further changes prior to the adoption of the SPG.
(3) To engage the respective Committees in the consultation process.”
Attached as Appendix - Report to Cabinet: 16th November 2011