Minutes of Meeting of Council – 17 June 2021

Minutes of Meeting of Council – 17 June 2021

Laleston Community Council

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Laleston Community Council held remotely in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Coronavirus)(Meetings)(Wales) Regulations 2020 on 17 June 2021 commencing at 7.00pm.

Present: Cllr’s N Adams, A Berrow, JP Blundell, B Davies, C Davies, P Davies, M Fouracre, C Green, T Green, C Smith and D Wooldridge.

In attendance: Clerk – Gail Jewell

1 19.419 Council undertook a period of silent reflection.

2. 19.420 Apologies for Absence: Cllr’s G Richard-Hemmings and I Spiller.

3. 19.421 Representation from members of the public: No representations made

4. 19.422 Declarations of Interest

Cllr J P Blundell – Item 14 – Prejudicial Interest as Member of the Planning Committee at Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC). Cllr J P Blundell left the meeting during the discussion and decision on this item.

5. 19.423 Approval of Minutes

Resolved: That the minutes of the ordinary meeting of Council on 20 May 2021; the Annual Meeting on 27 May 2021 and the Extraordinary Meeting on 27 May 2021 be approved as a true and accurate record. Proposed by Cllr C Davies and seconded by Cllr JP Blundell.

6. 19.424 Finance Update


· Members noted the Bank Reconciliation as of 31 May 2021.

· Council approved payments 19 – 43 which were presented with the agenda, proposed by Cllr T Green and seconded by Cllr JP Blundell.

· Council approved receipts 6 – 16 which were presented with the agenda, proposed by Cllr JP Blundell and seconded by Cllr M Fouracre.

· Council noted the summary of receipts and payments as of 31 May 2021.

· Council reiterated the requirement of a pre-paid debit card for the Facilities Officer. Council agreed for the Clerk to make applications.

7. 19.425 To note a list of actions since the last meeting

The quotation for advisory 20 MPH signs as well as SLOW road markings on Gypsy Lane has been actioned and an invoice for the works has been received and paid Resolved: Duly noted by Members.
Contact has been made with BCBC Corporate Landlord to ensure LCC are able to install the outdoor exercise equipment on Bryntirion Playing Fields and Gentle Way in Broadlands prior to informing contractor to commence works. A further update was provided to Members, whereby a response had now been received stating that BCBC are only allowing legal permissions for work to be undertaken rather than verbal or email permission to ensure the ownership and management of the facilities.

Therefore, a formal response will be submitted in due course.

Resolved: Duly noted by Members.

A meeting with Centregreat has taken place and they have contacted BCBC to recover our Christmas Lights. When collected, Centregreat will produce an itemised list of lighting which will allow us to see exactly what stock we have and how much is required for this year. Resolved: Duly noted by Members.
An objection has been submitted to BCBC regarding the Broadlands Shopping Precinct Planning Application. Resolved: Duly noted by Members.
A newsletter has been drafted and is in the proceeds of being delivered throughout the ward area. Resolved: Duly noted by Members.
A complaint regarding the cemetery has been received and rectified. Cllr C Green submitted a member referral to BCBC and the grass has now been cut. Resolved: Duly noted by Members.
Similarly, several complaints were received regarding a tree blocking a pathway near Broadlands Basketball Park. This has also now been cleared. Resolved: Duly noted by Members.
The Project Group met on 3 June – Cllr T Green to provide a verbal update Cllr T Green provided a verbal update on the progression of the works undertaken by the Project Group. He explained that a meeting had taken place with the Scouts and discussed the possibility of creating a Community Partnership whereby the Council would provide financial support which would benefit the community in return for assistance from the Scouts for Council work.

Resolved: Council agreed to create a Community Partnership with the Scouts and formally agreed to cover the costs of water survey to be undertaken on the woodland site in Laleston.

In addition, a meeting had also taken place with the Gardening Club to again offer a Community Partnership with eh Council.

Resolved: Council agreed to create a Community Partnership with the Gardening Club and formally agreed to purchase raised planters, compost and flowers, which will act as a barrier between the Blandy Hall wall and road. In return the Gardening Club agreed to maintain the planters.

8. 19.426To receive quotations, if any

Quotations Received · Comment
1. 1 Emergency works to clear plot 32. £600. Resolved: Members agreed to progress with the quotation provided.
2 Emergency works to repair opening in fence in Bryntirion Play Park. £150. Resolved: Members agreed to progress with the quotation provided

9. 19.427To receive updates regarding Bryntirion Community Centre

The Clerk confirmed that although there had been a delay with obtaining the cladding for the building, works were still on schedule.

The Clerk also reported a significant increase in anti-social behaviour taking place in Bryntirion Play Park which including littering, street drinking, which was leading to public disorder such as fighting, damaging the play equipment and vomiting. In addition, the Facilities Officer has received numerous complaints from local residents and other park users regarding the behaviour.

Resolved: Members noted the update regarding the works and agreed that all residents should be urged to report all incidents of anti-social behaviour by calling 101 or reporting to a Councillor to do so on their behalf.

10. 19.428 To receive updates regarding Blandy Hall


  • With reference to the neighbouring property that had contacted Council to outline that they were experiencing water flooding into their garden from the driveway in Blandy Hall, Cllr T Berrow agreed to investigate drainage in the area in the first instance.

11. 19.429 To receive updates regarding Laleston Allotments.

The Clerk presented correspondence received from one of the Allotment Committee Members. Mr Rabone had been in contact with CAIS to highlight the potential use of plot 32 to veterans suffering with PTSD. Mr Rabone confirmed that a group were ready and willing to run the allotment. It was further highlighted that the veterans may assist with the building of raised borders to allow the plot to be adapted for disabled users.

Resolved: Council agreed that the plot be allocated to the Veteran Group.

12. 19.430 To receive Personnel Issues, if any.

Members discussed the possibility of employing a Key Holder to open and close Bryntirion Community Centre on an ad-hoc basis when the Facilities Officer was not able to.

Resolved: Council agreed for the HR Committee to arrange a meeting to discuss the Key Holder post. In addition, Council agreed that the potential Assistant Clerk position also be investigated at the meeting.

13. 19.431 To receive Correspondence.

Correspondence Received Comment
Planning Aid Wales are holding an event for all Town and Community Councils in Bridgend to provide information on the LDP process, the implications and how to comment on the content of the plan.

Thursday 24 June 2021 – 6 – 8.30

Interested parties are to email Mark from Planning Aid Wales or book on via Eventbrite

Resolved: Clerk to email Planning Aid Wales to invite all Members of Council to the event.
Email received from Archaeology Cymru who have confirmed that they have submitted their objections to the proposals of 850 homes planned on greenfield land between Bryntirion and Laleston Village. Resolved:

· Council was pleased to note the update.

· With reference to the signs of a roman settlement situated on the greenfield land, Council agreed that this should be emphasised when submitting a response to the LDP Consultation.

· Council suggested that Cllr B Davies contact Professor Madeline Moon to highlight the current LDP consultation.

14. 19.432 To consider Planning Applications.

Planning Application No.: P/21/399/FUL

Applicant: G Phillips

Location: 37 Llys Pentre Broadlands Bridgend CF31 5DY Proposal: Single storey front extension and conversion of garage

Date: 20 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/405/FUL

Applicant: Mr A Tahir

Location: 17 Bryn Glas Bryntirion CF31 4ES

Proposal: Demolition of existing rear conservatory and construction of double storey rear extension

Date: 20 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/298/FUL

Applicant: Mrs Sian Arbery-Jones

Location: 9 Wind Street Laleston Bridgend CF32 0LD Proposal: Demolish existing single storey building; construct two storey side extension and internal alterations

Date: 20 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/56/FUL

Applicant: Braseria El Prado

Location : Braseria El Prado High Street Laleston CF32 0LD Proposal : Construction of side addition and elevation alterations to serve existing restaurant; reconfiguration of car parking to create additional spaces and dedicated refuse store [amended plans received 20 May 2021]

Date: 24 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/379/FUL

Applicant: Broadlands Property Investment Ltd

Location: Land at Ffordd Tirion Broadlands Bridgend CF31 5EJ Proposal: Construction of a two-storey building comprising five retail units at ground floor and 13 self-contained flats at first floor and associated car parking

Date: 27 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: T/21/33/TPO

Applicant: Miss R Whiteley

Location: Between 9 Westward Close & 30 Banc Yr Allt Bryntirion CF31 4XD Proposal: Removal of limbs and crown reduction to tree encroaching onto the property

Date: 27 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/415/FUL

Applicant: Mrs E Collins

Location: 21 Pant Gwyn Broadlands Bridgend CF31 5BA Proposal: Single storey porch extension to front of property

28 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/359/FUL

Applicant: Mr H Collins

Location: 46 Merlin Crescent Cefn Glas Bridgend CF31 4QW Proposal: Rear ground floor extension and first floor dormer extension to rear

28 May 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/437/LIS

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Pike

Location: 49 High Street Laleston CF32 0HL

Proposal: Listed Building Consent for alterations to listed building

Date: 2 June 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/434/FUL

Applicant: Mr M Western

Location: 22 Pen Llwyn Broadlands CF31 5AZ

Proposal: Convert garage/store to living accommodation with first floor extension above; two storey extension to rear of converted garage/store; single storey rear family room extension

Date: 3 June 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/427/FUL

Applicant: Mr R Ivey Location: 1 Austin Avenue Laleston CF32 0LG

Proposal: Convert garage to living room; first floor side extension above converted garage; single storey side garage extension

Date: 3 June 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/436/FUL

Applicant: Mr & Mrs Pike

Location: 49 High Street Laleston CF32 0HL

Proposal: Single storey rear extension (orangery)

Date: 9 June 2021

No objection
Planning Application No.: P/21/460/FUL

Applicant: Mr G Mumford

Location: 1 Nant Ffornwg Cefn Glas CF31 4TJ

Proposal: Front porch extension

Date: 9 June 2021

No objection

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 08.20 pm.

The next meeting will be held remotely on Thursday 15 June April 2021 and will commence at 6.30pm

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