Minutes of the Site Meeting of Tonyrefail & District Community Council held at The Meadows, Coedely on Thursday 15th September 2011 at 4.30 p.m.
Present: Councillors: Messrs. M. Jenkins (Chairman), S. Stevens, Mrs. D. Roberts, Mrs. B. Jenkins, Mrs. K. Godfrey and Mrs. B. McDonald
In Attendance: Mrs. P. Williams (Clerk)
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. Messrs. R. B. McDonald, N. Whitehead and S. Kiff.
2. PLANNING APPLICATION 11/0996/13
The meeting had been called as a result of numerous objection letters received from residents in respect of the abovementioned planning application.
Cllr. Mrs. B. McDonald was asked by Mr. Wasley “had she declared an interest” to which she replied no I have not as yet but I will later”
It was also brought to everyone’s attention that a further Planning Application for Full Planning Permission for 54 dwellings and associated works at this site had been received – Application No: 11/1001/10.
During the meeting it was felt that Cllr. Mrs. B. McDonald acted in an improper manner and the Chairman asked that she be removed from the meeting.
Cllr. Mrs. B. McDonald left the meeting and did not return.
A member of the public at the meeting voiced their concern in the way Councillor Mrs. B. McDonald had conducted herself and asked that appropriate action be taken.
Mr. N. Harding asked the Clerk if she would contact Mr. Richard Wistow of Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council, on his behalf in order that he could meet with him to discuss the ecological affect of further development.
The conclusion of the meeting was that, having visited the site Councillors fully supported the residents, and will make strong objections to Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council to refuse both applications and any future developments on this site.
Councillors then held a meeting (Councillor Mrs. B. McDonald was not in attendance) and discussed the objections to put forward to Rhondda Cyon Taff County Borough Council.
In respect of Councillors Mrs. B. McDonald behaviour, the Chairman advised that this matter would be dealt with and discussed at the next Monthly meeting.