A resident of Beach Lane, Penarth – Mrs Helen Davies – is appealing against a decision by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning department to refuse her permission to install cladding on the outside of her dwelling “The Coach House “.
Mrs Davies’s planning application for the building – which is within the Penarth Conservation Area – sought permission to install “Marley Eternit Cedral cladding” in “Silver Grey” on all four sides of the building – not including the exposed stonework.
When her application had originally come before Penarth Town Council’s planning committee, councillors voted to over-ride the expert advice they were given by their expensively-hired-in freelance planning consultant. Emma Langmaid of Prospero Planning Consultancy.
Ms Langmaid [who now (on behalf of the Town Council) vets all planning applications made in Penarth] had expressed reservations about the scheme and had recommended to the Penarth Town Council planning committee that they should turn the scheme down.
However despite an illustrated briefing from Ms Langmaid, councillors on Penarth Town Council’s planning committee decided instead to “make no comment” on the plans – in effect. leaving it to the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning officers to make the decision.
Subsequently the application went to the Vale of Glamorgan Council where it was dealt with on a “delegated” basis by a member of planning department staff – who decided to refuse it.
Now the householder – Mrs Davies – has lodged a formal appeal against the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning decision.