Posted: Sat 30 Nov 2019
Update: Sat 30 Nov
This article is old – Publication: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Plans to create a new farm in a rural part of Flintshire appear to have to be scrapped due to the impact on the surrounding countryside.
An application has been made by Sam Griffiths of Maes Alyn Farm in Cilcain to build on land owned by his family on Loggerheads Road.
Mr Griffiths said he wanted to use the property to live in his partner and children, as he intends to take over the management of the business.
His parents, who are planning to retire, are currently living in the main farm house and an appraisal accompanying the proposals suggests that a second home is necessary for him to carry out his work.
However, objections have been raised as it would be located in the Clwydian Range Area of ââOutstanding Natural Beauty.
The program has now been recommended for refusal by the planning director of the Flintshire Council, who said it would have a negative effect on the area.
In a report due to be presented to councilors next week, Andrew Farrow said: âThe site is located outside any recognized settlement boundary, but within the Clwydian Range Area of ââOutstanding Natural Beauty as defined in the plan. of Flintshire Unit Development.
âIn this regard, a new home must meet an essential agricultural need which is in accordance with national and local development policy.
âAt this time, there is no functional and financial justification for an additional farm house in this location.
âIt is considered that the development would represent non-essential residential development in the countryside.
âThe proposed location of the dwelling would not be closely linked to the existing agricultural complex and would appear as an isolated dwelling unit there.
âThe proposed location of the dwelling would have a negative impact on the character of the Clwydian Range Outstanding Natural Beauty Area. “
A committee appointed to oversee the area of ââoutstanding natural beauty supported the suggestion to reject the plans.
It happens despite the request having received the support of the Cilcain Community Council.
Local councilor Owen Thomas asked members of the local authority planning committee to visit the site to draw their own conclusions.
The proposals will be considered at a meeting at County Hall in Mold on Wednesday.
By Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here).