CYNGOR CYMDEITHAS LLANGATHEN
LLANGATHEN COMMUNITY COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting of Llangathen Community Council held on Tuesday, 20th May 2014 at The Reading Room, Court Henry.
Present: Cllrs. M. Williams (chair), H. James, M. Wynne, E. Morgan, and S. Collins.
In attendance were County Cllr. C. Campbell and the clerk, Mrs M Rees.
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. C. Moses, L. Hughes and G. Davies.
14/12 DECLARATION OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
It was proposed by Cllr. E. Morgan and seconded by Cllr. M. Williams that the minutes of the meeting held on 18th March 2014 be accepted as a correct record of proceedings.
14/14 MATTERS ARISING
Min 13/47 (2) BUS SHELTER AT BROAD OAK
It was agreed not to pursue this matter further and only to review at a future date should the demand for a new shelter materialize.
Min 13/47 (3) STABLE BLOCK IN FIELD NEAR RHYD YR AFON / GLANDDU, BROAD OAK
It had been observed that some of the shelters at this location had been removed but there remained one structure. Also, there was now a caravan. The clerk was asked to advise the CCC Planning Department.
Min 13/47 (4) DRYSLWYN SQUARE – A40
No reply had been received from South Wales Trunk Road Agency. To review next at the next meeting.
Min 13/47 (6) BRIDGE OVER RIVER MYDDYFI, NEAR GLANMYDDYFI, PENTREFELIN
To review next meeting.
Min 13/47(8) ROAD CONDITION NEAR GLANDDU, BROAD OAK
The clerk was requested to contact Stuart Quick of CCC once again.
Min 13/36 (9) AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS, LAN FARM, BROAD OAK.
The clerk had been informed by Kevin Jones, CCC Planning Enforcement Officer, that the applicant would be submitting three retrospective application forms in order to retain buildings erected without permission. Other buildings had been in existence for over four years and are therefore exempt from enforcement action. No information had been received from the CCC Habitat and Conservation department. To review at the next meeting.
Min 13/47 (10) RIVER LASH, DRYSLWYN SQUARE, DRYSLWYN
The clerk to follow up the request for the clearing of the culvert at this location and request South Wales Trunk Road Agency to advise when work will commence.
Min 13/36 (11) OVERHANGING BRANCH – HAFOD NEDDYN / CILWERN BROAD OAK
To review at the next meeting.
Min 13/54 (2) ROAD CONDITION NEAR SUNNY BANK, LLANGATHEN
The clerk had contacted CCC Traffic Management Department regarding the road conditions at this location but had received no reply. The clerk to contact the department again.
The following items of correspondence were discussed and noted:
1. CCC – Application for a Grant – Safe Pathways in the Community
The information was given to Cllrs. L. Hughes and S. Collins for scrutiny.
2. Un Llais Cymru – Carmarthenshire Area Committee Agenda – meeting 29/4/14
– Acknowledgement of £61 cheque being membership fee
– County Liaison Forum, 20/5/14 at County Hall, Carmarthen
3. Carmarthenshire Young Farmers Club – receipt and thank you letter for £100 donation
– Entry tickets for YFC Rally 3/5/14
4. Lloyds Bank A/C 00093142 – March ‘14 Statement – £6968.67
– April ‘14 Statement – £8883.01
5. Llanfynydd YFC – thank you card
6. David Cameron, 10 Downing Street – Employment Allowance notification.
7. CCC – Clean Up Carmarthenshire Campaign
8. CCC – Code of Conduct Training
9. Thank you letter from Court Henry Reading Room for donation
10. Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority
11. Wales Air Ambulance – thank you letter for donation
12. CCC – Carmarthenshire Biodiversity Action Plan
13. Awel Aman Tawe – Egni, Solar PV co-operative Wales
14. CCC – Website Development Grant – Request for receipt/invoices – the clerk to forward these to CCC.
15. Ysgol Gynradd Cwrt Henri – thank you letter for donation
16. Zurich – Invitation for insurance quotation
17. Society of Local Council Clerks – Conference for Wales – 4/6/14
18. CCC – Cut Price Compost Bins – 7/5/14 – Co-op Car Park, Crosshands – the clerk to display the poster locally.
19. WG – Governance in Small Public Bodies
20. Aon – Insurance renewal schedule
21. Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales – Survey
Brochures / Circulars
1. Prodludic Ltd
2. Wicksteed plays capes
4. Clerks and Councils Direct
Requests for Financial Assistance
1. Llanelli Centre for the Deaf
2. R A B I – Supporting Farming Families
3. Hafan Dementia Care, Ammanford
14/16 ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
The following accounts were approved for payment and cheques duly prepared:
Translation Service 24.00
D G Morris
Accountancy Service 120.00
AON – Local Council Insurance 367.32
M Rees – Clerks Expenses 98.95
14/17 PLANNING PERMISSION
The following applications were considered by the Council and their observations noted.
APPLICANT DEVELOPMENT LOCATION
H Jones Agricultural Building erected in Lan Farm, Broad Oak,
2010 (Retrospective) Carmarthen
E / 30066
H Jones Agricultural Building constructed in As above
2009 – Calf Rearing/Fodder Storage
E / 30067
H Jones Retention of Building for Pig Rearing As above
E / 30068
Mr Saraj Guha Lean-to between shed and already sited Ffos yr Esgob,
Caravan. Resubmission E / 29353 Capel Isaac,
E / 29993 Llandeilo
Cwrt Henri Farms Ltd Hardsurfacing of Existing Farm Track Land at Caeaunewydd
14/18 PLANNING PERMISSION
Carmarthenshire County Council advised on the planning decision on the following:
E / 29125 – Agricultural Worker’s Dwelling at Dryslwyn Uchaf, Dryslwyn for Mr G R & Mrs M M Beynon – permission granted.
E / 29343, E / 28844 and E / 28871 – Cwrt Henri Mansion, Dryslwyn, Carmarthen for Thomas Lloyd – permission granted.
14/19 COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT
County Cllr. Cefin Campbell advised that the Head of CCC had now returned to his post following an investigation by the Gloucester Constabulary who were unable to find any wrong doing as a result of the report given by the Wales Audit Office.
Cllr. Campbell reported that he had been chairing the “Gweithgor Iaith y Sir” and advised that a language policy for Carmarthenshire had been implemented. A report was available.
14/20 GRAHAM NOAKES, PLANNING OFFICER, CCC
Graham Noakes had very kindly agreed to attend the meeting in order to address and discuss planning procedures. He gave an overview of the process and also covered matters such as retrospective planning and enforcement procedures. Members were appreciative to Mr Noakes for giving his time and felt that the discussions were of interest and help in understanding the planning process.
14/21 ANY OTHER BUSINESS
1. It was reported that a number of land owners in the Capel Isaac area had received notices from CCC requesting that trees be cut back in order to clear the highway. Tim Grant of Cefn Martin had informed Cllr. Cefin Campbell that the work requested at this location had been carried out.
2. Concerns had been expressed regarding building work being carried out at The College Chapel, Llangathen. It was reported that access to the cemetery was restricted by the general public who wanted to attend graves. The clerk was asked to advise CCC Planning Department.
3. It was reported that the road conditions – severe potholes – near the properties of Dolcoed, Cwmharad and Caeaunewydd were in need of attention. The clerk to advise CCC.
4. Some local residents had been making enquiries regarding the possibility of a proposed chicken farm at Glanmyddyfi, Pentrefelin. The CCC Planning Department had confirmed that the authority had had a pre-application enquiry.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING
It was resolved that the next meeting of Llangathen Community Council would be held on Tuesday 15th July 2014 at the Reading Room, Court Henry at 7.30pm.