Council Meeting on 19 April 2021

Minutes of monthly Council meeting held on Monday 19th April 2021 via a virtual platform

Present                  Councillors: Martin Cox, Robert Fisher, Sheila Fisher, Gareth Evans, Dave Lewis

Apologies:             Councillors Gareth Jones

In Attendance       Mr.Barry Stubbings – Clerk;

  1. Minutes                 Clerk confirmed that the draft minutes of the last meeting held on 22nd March 2021 had been circulated to all Councillors. Correction was requested to Item 6 to delete the word ‘recently’ for the lights at Sky Sea Park. Also to delete ‘SF’ from action regarding Llandewi Hall. It was proposed by Councillor Martin Cox, and seconded by Councillor Gareth Evans that the minutes be accepted and this proposal was agreed by all.
  • Declarations of Interest      None were declared.
  • Matters Arising

Chair advised that as a result of the massive programme in Gower to fell Ash trees, he had, so far, been unable to obtain the services of an arborist.

SF advised that despite door to door canvassing of opinion concerning the siting of a bench at the terminus of Monksland Road there appeared to be little interest. SF suggested that the bench presently available be located near to the bus stop. Also reminded all that purchase of a further bench had been agreed, it was agreed that Clerk should proceed with this.

  • Finance 

Clerk advised that £500 allowance was still held for installation of notice board and seats at Scurlage. Chair confirmed that he expected a quotation in the coming week.

GE advised that he had passed the invoice for wild flower planting to the Clerk. RF commented that extent of planting at Scurlage seemed to have been reduced. Clerk advised that it was best for RF/GE to take up direct with Parks Department.

Clerk confirmed that reserves were adequate to meet all envisaged commitments.                           

  • Planning  

Clerk confirmed that he had circulated notice recent applications and decisions.

  • APPLICATIONS PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED.

2021/0434 – Four  Polytunnels to be erected at Llandewi Castle Farm.

Approved on 12th April 2021 as reasonable agricultural development but not to exist for more than ten years.

2021/0427/FUL – Attached single storey garage at 2Milestone Court, Scurlage

Approved on 9th April 2021

  • NEW APPLICATIONS

Week beginning 8th March – none

Week Beginning 15th March –

2021/0710/FUL 2, Salt Cottage, Port Eynon – Reduction on ground levels around the main dwelling and building of a natural stone retaining wall to create a level patio area. Detached garden room which will be used solely by the owner/occupier of the main building as ancillary & garden accommodation for the occupiers of the main application dwelling.

Council considered the application and made the following comments:

  • The location of the proposed building is in an area of historical prominence being positioned between the ruins of the historic Salt House and the Salt House Cottages. The modern elevational treatments while understood to be in architectural contrast to the historical buildings are considered to be inappropriate and if a structure at this location is to be permitted it should be visually consistent with the neighbouring buildings and cognizant of the AONB vernacular.
  • The presented photomontages are considered to be misleading. When the height of the building is compared to the garden seat nearby, the building will be at a higher elevation and will be far more obtrusive when viewed from all angles.
  • Whilst the intended usage of the rooms has been changed from that which was indicated in the Pre-Application submission, these changes are viewed as likely cosmetic. Should the application be granted then it must be with the proviso that the building can not be used for domestic habitation.

Overall the Council, by majority, does not support this application.

Week Beginning 29th March –

2021/0842/FUL Ivy Cottage, Port Eynon – Retention of sub-division of property to two independent units of accommodation.

2021/0794/ELD Ivy Cottage, Port eynon – Use of property as two separate residential units of accommodation (class C3) (Application for a certificate of existing lawfulness).

Council considered the two applications, during which concern was expressed at the accuracy of the presented drawings with regard to the location and width of the access and the area available for parking.

Council noted that in a previous application 2010/0861 permission to extend the property was granted on the express condition ‘The proposed development shall remain at all times an integral part of the existing dwelling and shall not be sold, let or otherwise occupied as a separate unit of accommodation.’ The present application acknowledges that the property has been let as two separate units for the past ten years in contravention of the consent granted in 2010. There appears to have been no physical change to the property since 2010, and the condition of consent applicable then is still relevant.

For these reasons Council, by majority, could not support the application.

Week beginning 5th April –

2021/0268/FUL Ship Inn, Port Eynon – Retention and completion of first floor side extension, two single storey rear extensions, external staircase, increase in heights of chimney and side falt roof, front canopies, external alterations and three detached storage sheds.

Council noted that this applications is in several parts and addressed it in the same manner.

  • Completion of side first floor side extension.

Council considered that the addition of a first floor to the present side extension, as previously approved, would improve the overall massing of the building and eliminate the present unsightly large flat roof. The windows indicated on the North elevation at first floor were not found to overlook neighbouring properties. Council had no objection to this worl proceeding.

  • Retention of two single storey rear extensions.

Council considered the single storey rear extensions to have no significant detrimental effect to the neighbourhood and to have been largely accepted by the community. Council had no objection to these extensions being retained.

  • Retention of external staircase.

Council noted that two rear staircases have been constructed to provide access to both the rear lawn area and the rear storage yard. Council were of the opinion that the staircase from the function room should not be approved and access to the lawn area should be solely via the staircase leading from ‘back of house’.

  • Increase in height of chimney.

Council noted the increase in height of the chimney and had no objection to this alteration.

  • Increase in height of side extension flat roof.

Council noted that the flat roof of the side extension appeared to have been raised from that shown on previous plans. They had no objection to this apparent change.

  • Retention of front canopies and changes to external elevations.

Council noted the changes, particularly to the South elevation and were of the genral opinion that the changes provided an improvement to the South elevation. Council however noted a change to the North elevation where one of the proposed fixed windows has been changed to a combined widow and door thus providing access from the function room to the rear lawn. Council were strongly of the opinion that this rear lawn area should not be used as an extension of the function room and should be restricted to use solely by the occupants of the first floor living accommodation. Use of the lawn as a public area should be prohibited due to its proximity to the neighbouring properties.

  • Addition of three storage sheds.

Council had no comment on the proposed addition of storage sheds where limited to the indicated storage yard.

  • Highways, Footpaths and Environment

Clerk advised that there had been no response or updates on the issues previously discussed.

DL commented that he had yet again been placed in serious jeopardy whilst passing parked cars outside the Highwinds residence.

Chair requested Clerk to arrange for the Gower police person to attend the first available ‘in person’ meeting of the Council.

  • Correspondence

Clerk had nothing further to report.

  • Communications, Notice Boards, Etc

Board at Port Eynon has been re-established and the Chair thanked Cllr Evans and the Clerk for their efforts..

  • Village Halls

Port Eynon –  Chair advised that he continued to attend VHMC meetings. At the last meeting there had been heated discussion over the legitimacy of decisions made by the VHMC and presented to the public and other representative bodies.

Llanddewi – Chair advised that he would continue to endeavour to contact Mr. Walters. Clerk reminded all that Council had previously agreed to fund any legal consultations necessary to review ownership of Llandewi Hall.

  1. Knelston Burial Ground.

Clerk advised, on behalf of the Trustees, that there was nothing to report.

  1. Port Eynon Sea-Front Improvements

Clerk confirmed that a written paper had been sent to all households in the Community Council area setting out the Council’s position on the proposals for the waterfront development and inviting responses thereon.

Copy had been made to all Gower Community Councils, The Gower Society, Gower AONB and all members of the Steering Group. Copy was also posted on the Community Council website and Notice Boards.

  1. Any Other Business            

Discussion took place on:

  • The obtrusive floodlights and cameras installed at 9 Boarlands to monitor the Sky Sea Holiday Park. Numerous complaints had been received from residents as to the intrusion on privacy. Clerk was requested to make complaint to C&CS Environmental Officer, AONB Dark Sky Initiative, Local Police, etc.
  • Matters of beach safety, including signage to deter use of BBQ fires, the prevalence of adders during this period of fine weather, and servicing of litter bins.
  • The lane to the Youth Hostel and Salt Cottages. Clerk was requested to make a FOI request of C&CS with respect to recent sale of strip of land along the lane.

Next meeting – Annual General meeting on Monday 17th May 2021, 7 pm, using zoom meeting facility. Clerk to arrange.

There being no further business to discuss the Chair thanked all in attendance and the meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm.

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Barry Stubbings (Clerk)                                                                                                       Robert Fisher (Chair)

12th April 2021

Notice of Annual General Meeting

May 2021

The Annual General Meeting of

Port Eynon Community Council

Will be held on 24th May 2021 at 7:00 pm

As a Virtual Meeting using the Zoom software platform

 

To attend and take part please contact the Clerk

 who will provide the Zoom log-in connection.

Regeneration at Port Eynon

Dear Occupant                                                                                                           April 2021

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT PORT EYNON VILLAGE                                                                   

In November of 2020 Swansea City Council issued the following statement:

Following a feasibility study for Port Eynon and Horton in 2018, Swansea Council has considered the issues that the report describes and the subsequent recommendations. In summary the study found that Port Eynon appears neglected and under resourced and continues to deteriorate with the village coming under considerable visitor pressure during the height of the season. Locally, the study found that there is some appetite for a proposed new centre that could solve many of the main issues identified at Port Eynon, notably those relating to the management of the car park, the condition of the toilets and boat launching procedures on the slipway. A number of connected issues and recommendations are also identified for the village of Horton.

Swansea Council is following up on the study’s recommendations and is considering a range of improvements that are likely to focus on the following areas:

  • Car parks -improvements to layout, pay stations and public realm.
  • Improvements to the Port Eynon seafront road layout and disabled parking/drop-off point.
  • Port Eynon beachfront landscaping.
  • Improved disabled access to Port Eynon beach.
  • Rationalising RNLI lifeguard facilities on Port Eynon beach.
  • Interim improvements to toilets & changing facilities.
  • Electronic/Smart controls for boat launching/slipway access.
  • Rationalisation of public information and instruction signage.
  • Clearer demarcation of dog-friendly/-free zones and facilities.
  • Improving pedestrian access to – and interpretation of – the beach, dunes, Wales Coast Path, villages, built heritage and biodiversity features (e.g. Port Eynon Salthouse).

Port Eynon Community Council welcomed this statement as reinforcing many issues that the Council had been pressing for action and providing the outline for limited and sympathetic improvements to this historic fishing village that would benefit both visitors and local residents.

In March, Consultants engaged by the City Council issued consultation documents for improvements to be carried out, focussed on the car park area with a series of options ranging from minimal improvement to creation of a pedestrian street with new two storey development along the side of the car park (for details visit www.porteynoncc.org.cc or the Council Notice Boards).

The Community Council have received numerous comments from residents in the Council Ward and beyond to the effect that the current proposals under consideration by Swansea Council go far beyond the above objectives and will be detrimental to the characteristics of the village.

The Community Council, consider that any improvements should be limited to the following:

  • Redevelopment of the present toilets at Port Eynon to provide toilet and changing facilities consistent with modern expectations. Including provision of external shower facilities for both people and dogs.
  • Extension of the toilet building to provide a small number of rental ‘lock-up units’ suitable for seasonal occupation by RNLI, water sports clubs, etc. and office for car-park/beach management staff.
  • Improvement of the present lane to the Youth Hostel and extension to provide a surfaced pedestrian walkway giving unrestricted, safe, pedestrian access to the historic Salt House. (Vehicle access to the Youth Hostel and adjacent Cottages would be restricted by Smart Card or similar).
  • Improved controlled access to the pleasure boat slipway separated from the pedestrian walkway.
  • Improved car park access and car park management using Smart Card or similar technology.
  • Provision of a surfaced pedestrian walkway from the present concourse, round the frontage of Borfa House and on to Horton, replacing the present dilapidated and dangerous board walk.
  • Provision of modern refuse collection points along the length of the beach frontage.
  • Removal of dangerous buried wire fencing within the dunes.
  • Improvements to signage and provision of visitor destination boards.

Similar considerations should be made to replacement and improvement of facilities at Horton beach car park.

The Community Council urges all residents to urgently express their views on these proposals by

Text to                   077870 629268

e-mail to                stubbingsuk@yahoo.co.uk

Post to                    The Clerk, Burry Court, Burry Green, SA3 1HR

Dropbox at            The Old Pharmacy, Monksland Road, Scurlage, SA3 1AY

Port Eynon Waterfront Development

Proposals are being considered by a Steering Group for development of the core of Port Eynon village. The proposals include for the present car park area to be developed to create a new visitor attraction including shops, children’s play area, serviced apartments, restaurant/cafe, toilets, and other facilities.

The Architect’s concept plans can be accessed through the link that follows, also a questionaire to enable views of Gower residents to be transmitted to the Study Group.

The Community Council urges all residents who have a concern for the unique nature of Gower and of Port Eynon as a centuries old fishing village to complete the Questionnaire and transmit their views. Alternatively to transmit their views to the Community Council directly via this web site message form.

Community Presentation

Port Eynon Feedback

Redevelopment of Waterfront at Port Eynon

Swansea City Council have now appointed consultants to develop a concept design for a new beach/community centre building and seafront.

1.A steering group has been setup to include a cross section of Swansea City Councillors and relevant officers together with local community groups.

2.The Steering group design brief and study has been broken down into four component parts:-

Community ,      Tourism,      Commercial,      Travel and Transport.

3.The first Steering Group meeting in February concluded that two options should be considered

Option A; Retain existing Toilets Structure with extension for community and commercial activity. Potential for additional cafe at foreshore.

Option B; Development of a pedestrian street,improved beach access and facilities. Mixture of accommodation and commercial opportunities.

There is an additional, separately funded, proposal for a children’s adventure park and playground.

4.Consultation will be taking place in the wider community(subject to Covid19 restrictions) using online methods and possibly small group gatherings.

5.Plans showing proposals and options A,B and village hall relocation plans are shown on the attached Plans.

6. Having regard to the concept proposals outlined above, it is vitally important that the community consider the strengths,weaknesses,opportunities and threats of any scheme which will shape the future of Port Eynon for many years to come.

Your thoughts and comments will be greatly appreciated and should be forwarded to:-

Robert Fisher, Chairman, e-mail:info@robertfisherlimited.co.uk

Barry Stubbings, Clerk,e-mail: stubbingsuk@yahoo.co.uk

Your response will then be passed on for consideration by the Steering Group.

Option A
Option B

Planning list for February 2021

PORT EYNON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Week beginning 8th February 2021 – no applications

Week beginning 1st February

2021/0285/FUL | Single storey rear extension with accommodation in the roof space, juliette balcony, installation of roof lights and fenestration alterations | Well Cottage Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NL

Week beginning 25th January 2021 – no applications
Week beginning 18th January 2021 – no applications
Week beginning 11th January 2021 – no applications

Week beginning 4th January 2021 – no applications

PLANNING DECISIONS
Week beginning 8th February 2021
Two storey side extension including balcony to the West, single storey side extension, vertical timber cladding to the upper floors and fenestration alterations
Dingle Bank Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AR
Ref. No: 2020/2589/FUL | Received: Wed 16 Dec 2020 | Validated: Wed 16 Dec 2020 | Status: REFUSED –
‘The proposed development, would give rise to the resultant building not having a primary frontage facing onto the adjacent highway, which would represent an incongruous form of development, which fails to respect the visual amenities of the streetscene and detracts from the established pattern of development and character of the village of Knelston, contrary to Policies CV1, PS2 and ER4 of the Swansea Local Development Plan (2019), the Council’s Design Guide for Householder Development and Gower AONB Design Guide.’

Week beginning 1st February 2021
Siting of a residential caravan (application for a Certificate of Existing Lawful Use)
Scurlage Farm Rhossili Swansea SA3 1BA
Ref. No: 2020/2653/ELD | Received: Wed 30 Dec 2020 | Validated: Mon 04 Jan 2021 | Status:
WITHDRAWN
Week beginning 25th January 2021 – no decisions
Week beginning 18th January 2021 – no decisions
Week beginning 11th January 2021

(Pre-application) Reduction in ground levels around the main dwelling and building of a natural stone retaining wall to create a level patio area. Detached 2 bed granny flat which will be used solely by the owner/occupier of the main dwelling as ancillary living accommodation for family.
2 Salt Cottage Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NN
Ref. No: 2020/2439/PRE | Received: Thu 26 Nov 2020 | Validated: Fri 27 Nov 2020 | Status: Decided
‘In summary, the proposed annex would fail to comply with Policies PS2 and H8 of the Swansea Local Development Plan.
PS2 – The submitted ground level details indicate the ground level being reduced by up to 2m and as such significant material removal and re-profiling will occur, and new retaining walls constructed. No detail pertaining to the retaining walls (either technical structural detail or visual detail) is provided and as such it is not possible to offer any appraisal of note in this regard. As indicated above, retaining structures are prevalent features within this part of the headland (for obvious reasons). However, in the absence of further details, the full visual impact of the proposal along this important are of coastline cannot be fully considered.
H8 – The proposed annex building would be sited along, and from part of the western site boundary orientated eastwards towards the coast. The annexe would be low lying and nestled into the western embankment finished with a sedum room with the exposed elevations timber clad, all of which could contribute towards minimising the visual impact of the building. However, with a footprint of some 87sqm, the building cannot be considered as being subservient to the host property, rather, it would dominate the plot and be at odds the character and appearance of the surrounding built form.’
Single storey rear extension and rear open porch
Scurlage Court Farm Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1BA
Ref. No: 2020/2316/FUL | Received: Wed 11 Nov 2020 | Validated: Tue 17 Nov 2020 | Status: APPROVED
‘In conclusion, having regard to all material planning considerations, including the provisions of the Human Rights Act, it is considered that the proposal represents an acceptable form of development. The proposed development does not cause a significant adverse impact on the privacy or residential amenity of the adjoining neighbours. Furthermore, the proposed development would not have a harmful impact upon the character and appearance of the streetscene or the wider Gower AONB. In addition, the proposal is not considered to have a significant adverse effect on the resilience of European protected habitats and species in accordance with Policy ER 8. Therefore, the development complies with Policies ER 8, PS2 and ER4 of the Swansea Local Development Plan, the Design Guide for Householder Development (2008) and Gower AONB Design Guide (2011). Approval is therefore recommended.’
Week beginning 4th January 2021 – no decisions

planning List for January 2021

PLANNING APPLICATIONS MADE FOR GOWER AREA2, PORT EYNON WARD – JANUARY 2021

2 November 2020 – No applications received

9 November 2020

Addition of first floor and front porch to facilitate conversion of office (Class B1) to a dormer bungalow (Class C3)

The Old Pharmacy Monksland Road Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AY

Ref. No: 2020/2269/FUL | Received: Fri 06 Nov 2020 | Validated: Tue 10 Nov 2020 | Status: Decided – REFUSED

(Pre-application) Four Polytunnels and one store/greenhouse

Land At Llandewi Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AU

Ref. No: 2020/2204/PRE | Received: Fri 30 Oct 2020 | Validated: Thu 12 Nov 2020 | Status: Decided – PERMITTED

16 November 2020

Single storey rear extension and rear open porch Open for comment icon

Scurlage Court Farm Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1BA

Ref. No: 2020/2316/FUL | Received: Wed 11 Nov 2020 | Validated: Tue 17 Nov 2020 | Status: Awaiting decision

23 November 2020

(Pre-application) Reduction in ground levels around the main dwelling and building of a natural stone retaining wall to create a level patio area. Detached 2 bed granny flat which will be used solely by the owner/occupier of the main dwelling as ancillary living accommodation for family. Open for comment icon

2 Salt Cottage Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NN

Ref. No: 2020/2439/PRE | Received: Thu 26 Nov 2020 | Validated: Fri 27 Nov 2020 | Status: Being Considered

Construction of single detached dwelling with associated access and landscaping works (variation of condition 2 to allow for amended plans to be submitted for a smaller dwelling and to consider the details required by conditions 3 (materials), 4 (boundary treatments), 5 (eaves and verges of roofs) and 6 (landscaping) of planning permission 2017/0470/FUL granted 19th May 2017) Open for comment icon

Land To The South Of Knelston Farm Knelston Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AR

Ref. No: 2020/2371/S73 | Received: Tue 17 Nov 2020 | Validated: Mon 23 Nov 2020 | Status: Being Considered

30 November 2020

7 December 2020

14 December 2020

Two storey side extension including balcony to the West, single storey side extension, vertical timber cladding to the upper floors and fenestration alterations Open for comment icon

Dingle Bank Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AR

Ref. No: 2020/2589/FUL | Received: Wed 16 Dec 2020 | Validated: Wed 16 Dec 2020 | Status: Being considered.

21 December 2020 – no applications received

28 December 2020 – no applications received

4 January 2021

Siting of a residential caravan (application for a Certificate of Existing Lawful Use) Open for comment icon

Scurlage Farm Rhossili Swansea SA3 1BA

Ref. No: 2020/2653/ELD | Received: Wed 30 Dec 2020 | Validated: Mon 04 Jan 2021 | Status: Being Considered

PLANNING DECISIONS MADE FOR GOWER AREA 2, PORT EYNON WARD

2 November 2020 – no decisions

9 November 2020 – no decisions

16 November 2020 – no decisions

23 November 2020

Addition of new roof to studio, side rooflight to barn, internal and external alterations to facilitate the conversion of outbuilding to a holiday let

The Bays Farm Overton Lane Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NR

Ref. No: 2020/1398/FUL | Received: Fri 24 Jul 2020 | Validated: Wed 29 Jul 2020 | Status: Decided – PERMITTED

30 November 2020 – no decisions

7 December 2020

Pre-application) Four Polytunnels and one store/greenhouse

Land At Llandewi Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AU

Ref. No: 2020/2204/PRE | Received: Fri 30 Oct 2020 | Validated: Thu 12 Nov 2020 | Status: Decided – APPLICATION MAY PROCEED

14 December 2020

Single storey rear extension with nine rooflights, addition of seven rear rooflights, alerations to fenestration including enlarged first floor side widow with Juliet balcony (amendment to planning permission 2019/2543/FUL granted 8th January 2020)

Well Cottage Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NL

Ref. No: 2020/2119/FUL | Received: Wed 21 Oct 2020 | Validated: Tue 27 Oct 2020 | Status: Decided – REFUSED

21 December 2020

Addition of first floor and front porch to facilitate conversion of office (Class B1) to a dormer bungalow (Class C3)

The Old Pharmacy Monksland Road Reynoldston Swansea SA3 1AYRef. No: 2020/2269/FUL | Received: Fri 06 Nov 2020 | Validated: Tue 10 Nov 2020 | Status: Decided – REFUSED

28 December 2020 – no decisions

4 January 2021 – no decisions

THE BAYS FARM, OVERTON LANE – CONVERSION OF EXISTING STUDIO TO A HOLIDAY LET.

DATE VALID: 29.07.2020 APPLICATION NO: 2020/1398/FUL APPLICANT: Mrs Sol Blytt-Jordens The CITY AND COUNTY OF SWANSEA, in exercise of its powers under the above ACT, hereby GRANTS planning permission for: SITE LOCATION: PROPOSAL: The Bays Farm Overton Lane Port Eynon Swansea SA3 1NR Addition of new roof to studio, side rooflight to barn, internal and external alterations to facilitate the conversion of outbuilding to a holiday let as referred to in your application and shown on the accompanying plan(s), subject to the following condition(s):- 1 The development hereby permitted shall begin not later than five years from the date of this decision. Reason: To comply with the provisions of Section 91 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990. 2 The development shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans and documents: HG.18.64 001 Existing Site Location and Block Plan, HG.18.64 101 Proposed Location Plan and Block Plan and HG.18.64 140 Proposed Elevations, received 24th July 2020. HG.18.64 110 Rev B Proposed Ground, First and Roof Plan, HG.18.64 130 Rev A Proposed Sections 01 – 03 and HG.18.64 131 Rev A Proposed Sections 04 – 05, received 14th October 2020. Reason: For the avoidance of doubt and to ensure compliance with the approved plans. 3 No development shall commence until details and/or samples of the materials to be used in the construction of the external surfaces of the development hereby approved have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Development shall thereafter be carried out in accordance with the approved details. Reason: To ensure a proper standard of development and appearance in the interests of conserving the amenities and architectural character of the area. 4 The development shall be occupied as holiday accommodation only and shall not be occupied as a person’s sole or main place of residence. An up-to-date register shall be kept at the holiday accommodation hereby permitted and be made available for inspection by the Local Planning Authority upon request. The register shall contain details of the names of all of the occupiers of the accommodation, their main home addresses and their date of arrival and departure from the accommodation. Reason: In order to ensure that the accommodation is occupied solely for holiday letting purposes only and not for any other residential purpose. 5 Before development works commence on site, a scheme for the landscaping of the site shall be submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The submitted scheme shall be a fully detailed scheme of landscaping including species, spacings and height when planted of all new planting. The scheme shall include indications of all existing trees (including spread and species) and hedgerows on the land, identify those to be retained and set out measures for their protection throughout the course of development. All planting, seeding or turfing comprised in the approved details of landscaping shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding seasons following the first beneficial occupation of the building or the completion of the development, whichever is the sooner; and any trees or plants which within a period of 5 years from the completion of the development die, are removed or become seriously damaged or diseased shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of similar size and species. Reason: In the interests of maintaining a suitable scheme of landscaping to protect the visual amenity of the area, to maintain the special qualities of the landscape and habitats through the protection, creation and enhancement of links between sites and their protection for amenity, landscape and biodiversity value. 6 No works, including any demolition works, shall take place until the replacement bat roost recommended by the ‘Survey for Bats & Barn Owls’ document, written by Nicholas Bunn, has been erected on site in accordance with details which have been submitted to and agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. The agreed bat roost shall be retained thereafter. Reason: In the interest of protecting species listed under Schedule 2 and 4 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulation 1994. 7 Where any species listed under Schedule 2 and 4 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1994 is present on the site (or other identified part) in respect of which this permission is hereby granted, no works of site clearance, demolition or construction shall take place in pursuance of this permission unless a license to disturb any such species has been granted in accordance with the aforementioned Regulations and a copy thereof has been produced to the Local Planning Authority. Reason: In the interest of protecting species listed under Schedule 2 and 4 of the Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulation 1994. 8 No external lighting shall be installed at the site without details of the proposed external lighting first being submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority. Only external lighting that has been approved by the Local Planning Authority shall be utilised at the site. All other external lighting is prohibited. Reason: In the interest of the visual amenities of the area and to preserve the natural beauty of the Gower AONB.