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Minute of Meeting of Lochaber Area Planning and Building Control Committee held on Monday 18 April 2005 at 10.15am in Glenuig Village Hall, Glenuig.
Mr William Clark (Chairman)
Mr Neil Clark
Mrs Olwyn Macdonald
Mr Thomas MacLennan
Dr Michael Foxley
Dafydd Jones, Area Planning and Building Control Manager
Mr James Tolmie, Area Roads and Community Works Manager
Mr Keith Falconer, Area Solicitor/Administrator
Mr and Mrs George Clark, Applicants
Mr Jack Ritchie, Contractor
Apologies for absence were tendered on behalf of Mr Drew McFarlane Slack, Mr Brian Murphy and Mr Charles King.
2.1 Development: Erection of House – Outline
Location: West Roshven, Lochailort
Applicant: Mr G A Clark
There had been circulated report no. (PL-26) by the Area Planning and Building Control Manager recommending that the application be refused given its isolated and elevated roadside location which would be at the variance with the established dispersed low lying settlement pattern of the adjoining settlement at Roshven where development was well integrated and largely hidden from public view. Thus the proposal was deemed contrary to policy and would detract from the landscape setting of the NSA.
After debate the Committee AGREED that the application be Granted, with delegated powers to Area Planning and Building Control Manager to finalise conditions in consultation with the Chairman, Local Member and Area Convener (the said conditions to include landscaping conditions), on the basis that the Committee did not consider that the development site was isolated or remote from Roshven, and thus not contrary to the policy.