A meeting of the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Clan Ross Room, Royal Hotel, High Street, Tain on Tuesday 20 April 2010 at 10.30am.


Members are reminded that in the determination of a planning application, to be entitled to participate, they must be present throughout all of the proceedings, including the site inspection, if any.


You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached. 

Yours faithfully,


Leslie M. S. Johnstone, Head of Legal and Democratic Services
(On behalf of Michelle Morris, Assistant Chief Executive)


Declarations of Interest – Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting. Any Member making a declaration of interest should indicate whether it is a financial or non-financial interest and include some information on the nature of the interest. Advice may be sought from Officers prior to the meeting taking place.   


1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of Meeting of 9 March 2010         

There is circulated for confirmation Minutes of Meeting of held on 9 March 2010.


3. Planning Applications to be Determined  

There are circulated Reports Nos. PLC-16-10 to PLC-19-10 by the Head of Planning and Building Standards, and Area Planning and Building Standards Manager as follows:-


3.1 Applicant: Asda Stores Ltd 09/00537/PIPSU  PLC-16-10

Location: Knockbreck Road, Tain
Nature of Development: Development of a New Supermarket and Petrol Filling Station
Recommendation: Refuse


3.2 Applicant: The Highland Council 09/00419/FULSU PLC-17-10

Location: St Duthus New Cemetery, Chapel Road, Tain
Nature of Development: Extension to Cemetery and Formation of Temporary Haul Road from Kirksheaf Road
Recommendation: Grant


3.3 Applicant:  The Highland Council 09/00475/FULSU PLC-18-10
Location: Stoer Primary School, Stoer, Lochinver
Nature of Development: Installation of 6KW Wind Turbine
Recommendation: Grant


3.4 Applicant: Mrs Ann Mackay 09/00479/FULSU PLC-19-10
Location:  Annandonin, 8 Chapel Hill, Portmahomack
Nature of Development: Erection of Fence
Recommendation: Refuse

4.  Electricity Act 1989 – Section 36 – Application to the Scottish Government – 22 Turbine (66MW) Wind Farm, West of Dunbeath for West Coast Energy 05/00113/S36CA - Addendum IV

Members are asked to note that following the decision of the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Planning Applications Committee on 9 February 2010 in respect of the above application, the applicant has submitted a further addendum to the Scottish Government, Energy Consent Unit, which deletes 5 turbines from the proposed 22 turbine development west of Dunbeath.  This is being advertised for 28 days from 26 March 2010.  As the changes to the proposals are entirely consistent with the decision of the Committee, the Council will now write to the Scottish Government raising no objections to application as amended, advising on possible conditions and the requirement for a Section 75 legal agreement, as reported to and amended by the Committee at its meeting on 9 February 2010.   A visual image of the addendum will be shown to the Committee.

The Committee is invited to note the position.

5. Scottish Government Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals
The Committee is asked to note the details of the following appeal:

(a) Erection of 3 Dwellinghouses at Land West of Evelix Cottage, Scotsburn, Lamington for Galliford Try Construction

6.    Delegated Decisions

Members are asked to note the undernoted delegated decisions made during the period from 25 February to 8 April 2010 :-

                                No. of       No. of        % of all applications determined
                             applications  applications     within 2 months in period
                                granted      refused 
Caithness                       32              0                    68.75%

Sutherland and
Easter Ross                    66              0                    68.18%

Highland                        297            12                  62.78%

A complete list can be viewed at Planning.