Standards Committee - Monday, 9th March, 2015 10.00 am

Venue: Video Conference Room, Plas y Ffynnon, Cambrian Way, Brecon LD3 7HP. View directions

Contact: Julia Gruffydd 

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To receive the attached Schedule of Correspondence and make any recommendations thereon (below).


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest in relation to matters on the agenda.


Minutes of last meeting pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 3 June 2014.


RECOMMENDATION:  That the minutes of the Standards Committee held on 3 June 2014 be approved and the Chairman authorised to sign them as a correct record.


Dispensation to speak on 14/11208/FUL and 14/11209/LBC pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Powys County Council have submitted an application that seeks full planning permission for the demolition of the former County Hall and former police station and the erection of a two storey building attached to the existing Grade II Listed Brecknock Museum to create a new Cultural Hub at Captains Walk, Brecon.  The reference number is 14/11208/FUL and 14/11209/LBC which comprises both a Full Planning Application and Listed Building Consent Application.


The application is being reported to the Brecon Beacon National Park Authority’s Planning, Access and Rights of Way Committee on 10 March 2015 as the proposal constitutes a Major Development, as well as being an important development for the town of Brecon that will involve extensive changes to the town’s most iconic building as well as the surrounding area.


The development in so far as it relates to the Grade II* listed building is to be financed via the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has partly already been completed by reason of alterations to the Grade II* listed Museum building already granted listed building consent. This proposal represents Phase 2 of the HLF award. However, the remaining elements of the proposal (demolition of former police station and county hall, and erection of atrium and new cultural hub building) will, it is understood, be financed by Powys County Council themselves.


Under the Authority’s Dispensation Policy three members have applied for dispensation to speak on this matter:  Cllr Paul Ashton,  Cllr David Meredith and Cllr Evan Morgan.  A copy of their applications, together with the Dispensations Policy, is attached for the Committee’s consideration.


RECOMMENDATION:  That the Standards Committee considers applications  from Cllrs Paul Ashton, David Meredith and Evan Morgan for dispensation to speak in relation to the Planning Application for the Cultural Hub in Brecon (14/11208/FUL and 14/11209/LBC).

Additional documents:


Date of Next Meeting

To agree a date convenient to all members of the Standards Committee.


Other Business

Such other business, as is, in the opinion of the Chairman, of sufficient urgency to warrant consideration.







Schedule of Correspondence


1.         To receive apologies for absence

2.         Such other correspondence as, in the opinion of the Chairman, is of such urgency as to warrant consideration.