Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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A site visit by the North Planning Applications Committee will commence at Council Offices, High Street, Dingwall on Monday, 16 February 2015 at 11.00 am and reconvene at An Cabar, 7 Mountrich Place, Dingwall.  The application will be determined at a meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee which will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 17 February 2014 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.  

Members are further reminded that mobile devices, including mobile phones, can be used for following the agenda/reports and delivering speeches but should not be used for any form of communication (text or tweet) during the meeting.  

Yours faithfully 

Alaisdair Mackenzie , Legal Manager
(for Depute Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Development) 

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 North Applications Committee held on 16 December 2014. 

4.  Major Applications
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/001/15 by the Head of Planning and Building Standards, which provides an update on progress of all cases within the ‘Major’ development category currently with the Planning and Development Service for determination and identifies those proposed applications which have Proposal of Application Notice (PAN).  The report also details progress on proposals submitted under S36 or S37 of the Electricity Act 1989 on which the Council is consulted.

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

5.  Continued Items 
Cuspairean a' Leantainn

5.1  Applicant: Mr Gordon Christie (14/02938/FUL) (PLN/089/14)
Location: An Cabar, 7 Mountrich Place, Dingwall (Ward 9) 
Nature of Development: Erection of decking (Retrospective)
Recommendation: Refuse.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/002/15 – PLN/006/15 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

6.1  Applicant: Highland Council (11/02695/FUL) (PLN/002/15)
Location: Dingwall (Ward 09) 
Nature of Development: Formation of Kinnairdie Link Road, Improvements to Council Buildings Junction and Formation of Flood Protection Bund
Recommendation: Grant.

6.2  Applicant: Mr Ronnie and Laura MacLean (14/02843/FUL) (PLN/003/15)
Location: 3 Mary Street, Bundalloch, Dornie (Ward 06) 
Nature of Development: Land 120 m South of Mairicroft
Recommendation: Refuse.

6.3  Applicant: Mr D Bentley, per Matheson, Mackenzie Ross Architects (14/03662/FUL) (PLN/004/15)
Location: Land North of 33 Scouriemore, Scourie (Ward 01) 
Nature of Development: Formation of road access, construction of detached dwelling and associated services and demolition of existing shed
Recommendation: Refuse.

6.4  Applicant: Mrs Anthea Whitehead (14/03817/PIP (PLN/005/15)
Location: Land to North of The Cairns, Culbokie (Ward 10) 
Nature of Development: Formation of residential development (30 units) (Planning in Principle)
Recommendation: Grant.

6.5  Applicant: RWE Renewables Ltd (14/04554/S42) (PLN/006/15)
Location: Land at Bad a Cheo, Achkeepster, Spittal, Caithness (Ward 4) 
Nature of Development: Construction of a 13 wind turbine (105 m to blade tip) wind farm (Bad a Cheo Wind Farm) without compliance with Condition 1 of permission 14/02480/S42; increasing the maximum tip height from 105 m to 112 m. 
Recommendation: Grant.

7.  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

7.1  Applicant: Wind Harvest Limited (13/02682/FUL) (PPA-270-2108)
Location: Land 978 m SE of 2 Lochend Holding, Barrock  
Nature of Development:  Lochend Wind Farm

The Committee is invited to note that the appeal to the Director of Planning and Environmental Appeals has been upheld and planning permission granted.