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Declarations of Interest


No declarations of interest were made.  


Late Observations


The Chair allowed Members an opportunity to read the late observations which had been circulated at the meeting.



Planning Application 052626 for an Energy Recovery Facility at Weighbridge Road, Deeside Industrial Park pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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            That planning permission be granted subject to the conditions detailed in the report of the Chief Officer (Planning and Environment).



The Chief Officer (Planning and Environment) explained that the application had been refused at the Planning & Development Control Committee meeting on 17 April 2015.  At that meeting he had indicated that he would be seeking advice from the Legal Officer, in line with the protocol, as to whether the decision was a significant departure from policy. 


            The Housing & Planning Solicitor explained that the report of the Chief Officer (Planning and Environment) and the late observations that were submitted to the meeting of the 17 April 2015 were appended to the report of the Chief Officer (Governance).  He detailed the background to the report and explained that the three reasons for refusal suggested by Councillor David Roney were reported at paragraph 2.02.  Advice had been sought from the Democracy & Governance Manager, who was the Legal Officer at the 17 April 2015 meeting, about whether the decision was a significant departure from policy and this was in accordance with paragraph 11.5 of the Planning Code.  Written representations had been requested from the Chief Officer (Planning and Environment) and the proposer and seconder of the motion and these were detailed in paragraphs 3.01 to 3.05 of the report. A response had not been received from the seconder of the motion by the deadline of 1 May 2015.   The Democracy & Governance Manager had decided that the decision was a significant departure from policy and therefore the Committee was being asked to reconsider its decision made on 17 April 2015. 


            The Chairman advised that normally all Members would ask their questions and responses would be provided at the end of the debate but on this occasion, as the previous debate had been lengthy and raised many detailed questions, Members’ questions would be answered after they were asked. 


            Councillor David Roney queried why Councillor Mike Peers’ comments were not included when he had seconded the motion to refuse the application on 17 April 2015 and had provided a detailed response to the Democracy & Governance Manager.  The Housing & Planning Solicitor advised that the response from Councillor Peers had not been received by the 1 May 2015 deadline date so the decision was made without his response.  However, all of the representations made at the meeting on 17 April 2015 had been taken into account by the Democracy & Governance Manager. 


            Councillor Richard Jones queried whether the Democracy & Governance Manager made his judgement based only on the written representations or whether he had viewed any other policy documents.  The Chief Officer (Planning & Environment) advised that in his response, he had referred to Technical Advice Notes, planning policy and the Unitary Development Plan and this would therefore have formed part of the decision made by the Democracy & Governance Manager. 


            The Chair indicated that the Senior Minerals & Waste Officer would now present his report for the Committee to consider.


            The Senior Minerals & Waste Officer detailed the background to the report and explained that the proposal was to address the management of residual municipal waste for the five North Wales Authorities that  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.


Members of the Press and Public in Attendance


                        There were 12 members of the public and 3 members of the press in attendance.