Decisions

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Decisions published

17/11/2021 - Housing Benefit Write Offs (Exempt Under Paragraph 14) ref: 2736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Wards affected: Dyffryn;


17/11/2021 - Miscellaneous Grant Fund Applications ref: 2735    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

1.      That the Trustees of Graig Bowling Green Association continue to receive a grant of £650 pa until the 16th October 2022.  There after a grant of £715 pa will be provided until the next rent review towards the Lease of the Bowls Pavilion, Neath Road, Briton Ferry.

 

2.      That the Trustees who Lease Land for a Natural Play Area at Glantawe Riverside Park, Pontardawe continue to receive £350 pa until the 13th October 2022.  There after a grant of £385 pa will be provided until the next rent review.


17/11/2021 - Council Tax Write Offs (Exempt Under Paragraph 14) ref: 2737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Wards affected: Baglan; Blaengwrach; Briton Ferry West; Cymmer; Pontardawe; Port Talbot;


17/11/2021 - Members Community Fund ref: 2734    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

That having given due regard to the Integrated Impact Screening Assessment.

 

The following applications to the Members Community Fund be approved:

 

(a)     Councillor Rhidian Mizen for a memorial to commemorate          the musician and composer Afan Thomas as detailed in       Appendix A of the circulated report.

 

(b)     Councillors Robert Wood, Suzanne Paddison and Oliver   Davies for supply and installation of five          additional benches       at the Aberavon Aqua Splash as detailed in Appendix B of       the circulated report.

 

(c)     Councillors Wyndham Griffiths, Chris Williams and Jo Hale         for upgraded floodlighting at Bryncoch Sports Club, as         detailed in Appendix C of the circulated report.

 

(d)     Councillor Anthony Richards for the provision of eight raised      planters for Pontardawe Town Centre, as detailed in          Appendix D of the circulated report.

 

(e)     Councillors Edward Latham, Mathew Crowley and Sean   Pursey for the complete refurbishment and conversion of the           area currently laid out as four tennis courts within Vivian     Park, as detailed in Appendix E of the circulated report.

 

(f)      Councillor Arwyn Woolcock for Supply and Installation of a         Defibrillator at Brynamman RFC, as detailed in Appendix F of         the circulated report.

 

(g)     Councillor Jane Jones to assist the internal and external   weather proofing and redecoration of the Gwynfi Miners Community Hall, as detailed in Appendix G of the circulated   report.

 

(h)     Councillor Jeremy Hurley to acquire essential grounds      maintenance equipment for Tonmawr RFC in Pelenna, as    detailed in Appendix H of the circulated report.

 

(i)      Councillor Jeremy Hurley to acquire essential training        equipment for Tonmawr RFC Mini and Junior section as        detailed in Appendix I of the circulated report.

 

(j)      Councillor Leanne Jones to acquire demountable     ‘Portacabin’ type changing facilities for Tonna RFC and AFC   Seniors and Juniors, as detailed in Appendix J of the    circulated report

 

(k)     Councillor Arwyn Woolcock for Supply and Installation of a         Defibrillator at Tairgwaith Workingmen’s Club and Institute,    as detailed in Appendix K of the circulated report.

 

(l)      Councillor Rob Jones for improvements to the play area    located at Ffordd Derwen, Coed Hirwaun, Margam, as       detailed in Appendix L of the circulated report.

 

(m)    Councillor Arwyn Woolcock to purchase essential items of          café and catering equipment for Amman Valley Trotting Club,          as detailed in Appendix M of the circulated report.

 

(n)     Councillors John Warman and Adam McGrath to establish a      Forest School Club for vulnerable children at Crynallt    Primary school, as detailed in Appendix N of the circulated      report.

 

(o)     Councillor Helen Ceri Clarke for purchase of a defibrillator for     BP Llandarcy Bowls Club, as detailed in Appendix O of the   circulated report.

 

(p)     Councillor Stephanie Lynch for supply and installation of new     playground apparatus at Bishop’s Mead play area, as        detailed in Appendix P of the circulated report.

 

(q)     Councillor John Warman to acquire essential training        equipment for Cimla AFC Mini and Junior football teams, and          new kit for a new Under 11’s team, as detailed in Appendix Q          of the circulated report.

 

(r)      Councillor Stephen Hunt to supply and install two new       ground trampolines to the existing play provision at      Ynysdawley Playing Fields, Nant y Cafn, in Seven Sisters, as detailed in Appendix R of the circulated report.

 

(s)     Councillors Anthony Taylor and Rachel Taylor to augment          and improve provision at Goytre Close play area, as detailed        in Appendix S of the circulated report.

 

(t)      Councillor Anthony Richards for further development of a 'family-friendly' area in the courtyard of Pontardawe Heritage and Visitor Centre, as detailed in Appendix T of the          circulated report.

Wards affected: Aberavon; Bryn and Cwmavon; Bryncoch North; Cimla; Coedffranc West; Gwynfi; Lower Brynamman; Margam; Pelenna; Pontardawe; Sandfields East; Sandfields West; Seven Sisters; Taibach; Tonna;


17/11/2021 - 2021/2022 Risk Register Monitoring ref: 2730    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

That the risks as set out in Appendix 1 to the circulated report be noted.


17/11/2021 - Local Biodiversity Duty Plan 2021 ref: 2733    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 22/11/2021

Decision:

That having given due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment. The following be commended to Council for approval.

 

1.      The Biodiversity Duty Plan (2020 – 2023) as presented in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.

 

2.      The implementation of the publication procedures as detailed     in the circulated report.

 

3.      The Head of Planning and Public Protection be granted delegated authority to make the necessary arrangements for the Council to become a signatory to the Edinburgh Declaration on Global Biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


17/11/2021 - Welsh Language Promotion Strategy Annual Report 2020/2021 ref: 2732    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

That the progress made against the actions in the Welsh Language Promotion Strategy for the period April 2020 – March 2021 be noted.


17/11/2021 - Quarter 1 (1st April 2021 - 30th June 2021) Cabinet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) ref: 2731    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

That the report be noted.


17/11/2021 - Calculation of Council Tax Base for 2022/23 ref: 2729    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 22/11/2021

Decision:

That approval be granted for the net Council Tax Base for 2022/2023 be 48,393.68 for the whole of the County Borough; and for each Town and Community Council area the amount be as follows:

 

Town and Community Council

Council Tax Base

Blaengwrach

375.46

Blaenhonddan

4,407.30

Briton Ferry

1,885.44

Clyne and Melincourt

262.09

Coedffranc

3,649.67

Crynant

682.56

Dyffryn Clydach

1,325.83

Glynneath

1,378.55

Neath

6,580.96

Onllwyn

381.61

Pelenna

399.06

Resolven

735.43

Seven Sisters

633.67

Tonna

967.74

Cilybebyll

2,000.13

Cwmllynfell

386.88

Gwauncaegurwen

1,346.70

Pontardawe

2,532.95

Ystalyfera

1,607.20

 


12/10/2021 - Amendment Sheet and Presentation ref: 2698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 12/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

Note: An amendment sheet in relation to Application Number: P2018/0493 was circulated prior to the meeting, on which the Chairperson had allowed sufficient time for Members to read, in respect of the application item on the published agenda, the Chairperson had permitted urgent circulation/consideration thereof at today’s meeting, the particular reasons and circumstances being not wanting to defer any applications and to ensure that Members take all extra relevant information into account before coming to any decision at the meeting.

 

Wards affected: Cymmer;


12/10/2021 - Application No. P2018/0493 - Afan Valley Adventure Resort ref: 2699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 12/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

Officers made a presentation to the Planning Committee on this Application (Outline planning application (including access) for a proposed adventure resort comprising 600 no. lodges/apartments, 100-bed hotel with associated spa, central plaza containing restaurants, leisure activities and shops, adventure activities and associated buildings (including X-sports, alpine/ski, forest activities and Trax & Trail), restaurants and associated administration and maintenance buildings and parking for approx. 850 cars, plus associated landscaping, drainage and engineering operations including re-profiling of land, boundary treatment, retaining structures, external lighting and CCTV, and diversion of public rights of way.

 

Additional and amended information received on 25/01/2019 and 07/02/2019 under Regulation 24 with regard to biodiversity, landscape and visual impact, social economic impact and transport together with modifications to the masterplan and parameters plan. (September 2021 - Additional Submissions addressing development finance/deliverability, including revised Business Plan from Wildfox Resorts and indicative programme; Planning policy update; Ecological validation note, and minor changes to Concept Masterplan and Parameters Plan) at land at Pen Y Bryn, Croeserw, Cymmer, Port Talbot) as detailed in the circulated report.

 

Two representatives for the applicant gave their representations, as well as the local ward members who gave their support to the application.

 

RESOLVED:

That in accordance with Officers’ recommendations, and subject to the Section 106 legal agreement, and the information and amended resolution contained within the circulated Amendment Sheet, as well as the conditions detailed in the circulated report, Application No. P2018/0493 be approved.

 

 

Wards affected: Cymmer;


12/10/2021 - To Request Site Visit(s) from the Applications Presented ref: 2697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 12/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED:               That no site visits be held on the applications before committee today.

 


12/10/2021 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 2696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 12/10/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 12/10/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED:               That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 31 August 2021, be approved.