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The Chairman shall propose that the minutes of the meeting of this committee held 16 November 2018 be signed as a true record.
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To submit a report by the Team Leader and Senior Planning Policy Officer, Joint Planning Policy Unit
i) Supplementary Planning Guidance: Converting buildings and re-building houses in the countryside
Presentation by Heledd Jones explaining the changes to the guidance since its introduction to the Joint Local Development Plan Panel on 16 November 2018, and requesting approval to publish the guidance for public consultation.
· Need explanation why buildings built pre 1919 are considered as traditional?
· What is meant by the term 'close to' an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty i.e. when considering the impact of any proposal on the AONB?
· Need to add the word 'No' between two boxes in the flow chart.
· In terms of demolition and re-building, does the guidance identify poor quality buildings?
· Concern regarding re-use of farm buildings in the countryside. It is easier for large farms to show that the business is viable compared to small farms, which means that large farms can get a house for a family member who works on the farm or for a farm worker via TAN6. However, it appears that the policy does not recognise that other workers are important for rural areas. Policies allow the conversion of outbuildings into holiday accommodation but not for a house for local residents.
· Is affordable housing affordable for local residents, particularly in places such as Abersoch?
· The guidance prevents rather than facilitates developments in the countryside,
· Following 1919, more modern methods of construction were introduced e.g. cavity walls and building foundations. It was explained that the date was not prescriptive but was included in the guidance in order to give an idea of what is defined as a traditional building.
· What exactly is meant by 'close to' the AONB cannot be defined. Each case has to be considered individually in terms of the proposal's impact on the AONB setting. Every proposal is different in terms of what is proposed and the type of landscape within the AONB that needs to be considered. The effect of an individual development on views into and out of the AONB are therefore based on an analysis of the evidence about the visual impact of the development.
· Section 13 of the guidance deals with the suitability of buildings and supports policy TAI 13 in terms of a requirement for a structural report and a financial viability report that indicates that the building is not economically viable for re-use. This does not exclude re-building housing of poor quality, as long as the building conforms to all the relevant requirements in the policy and guidance.
· With a proposal to convert buildings in the countryside, it is necessary to comply with national policies that give priority to conversion for economic use. The direction of national policy has started to shift and identifies the change in the rural economy e.e reference to rural enterprises rather than only farming and agriculture. Whilst priority is given ... view the full minutes text for item 5.