A meeting of the South Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 10.30 am.


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


Webcast Notice: This meeting will be filmed and broadcast over the Internet on the Highland Council website and will be archived and available for viewing for 12 months thereafter.


Members are reminded that during determination of any item before this Committee they must be present throughout the whole of that item in order to be entitled to participate.


Yours faithfully


Susan Blease, Principal Solicitor
(for Assistant Chief Executive)


1.  Apologies for Absence


2.  Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt


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.


3.  Confirmation of Minutes
Dearbhadh a’ Gheàrr-chunntais


There are submitted for confirmation as a correct record the Minutes of Meeting of the South Planning Applications Committee held on 22 January 2013.


4.  Major Applications
Iarrtasan Mòra


There is circulated Report No. PLS-010-13 (115kb pdf) by the Head of Planning and Building Standards, which provides a summary of all cases within the “Major” development category currently with the Planning and Development Service for determination.


The Committee is invited to note the current position of these applications.


5.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh


There are circulated Reports Nos. PLS/011/13 and PLS/012/13 by the Area Planning Manager (South) and the Head of Planning and Building Standards, which are as follows:-


5.1 Applicant: The Highland Council (12/04652/FUL) (PLS-011-13 (1114kb pdf))
Location: Central Primary School, Kenneth Street, Inverness (Ward 15)
Nature of Development: Installation of temporary unit to provide classroom accommodation
Recommendation: Grant


5.2 Applicant: Scottish & Southern Energy Renewables (12/02560/S36) (PLS-012-13 (1466kb pdf)|Plans Part 1 (4641kb pdf)|Plans Part 2 (2958kb pdf)|Plans Part 3 (5892kb pdf)|Plans Part 4 (4375kb pdf)|Plans Part 5 (2052kb pdf)|Plans Part 6 (1748kb pdf)|Plans Part 7 (4966kb pdf))
Location: Stronelairg, Garrogie Estate, Whitebridge, Fort Augustus (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Erection of 83 wind turbines, access tracks, hard standings, substation and control building, temporary construction compounds and borrow pits
Recommendation: Raise no objection


6.  Decisions of Appeals to the Scottish Government Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals
Co-dhùnaidhean Ath-thagraidhean do Bhuidheann-stiùiridh Riaghaltas na h-Alba airson Ath-thagraidhean Dealbhaidh agus Àrainneachd


6.1 Applicant: Craggie Wind Farm Energy Ltd (12-00036-FUL) (PPA-270-2080 (528kb pdf))
Location: Lairgandour, Daviot, near Inverness, IV2 6XN (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Construction of a 13 turbine wind farm (115 metres high), including access tracks, compound, substation and 2 anemometry masts


The Committee is invited to note decision to dismiss the appeal and refuse planning permission.