Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2015

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee which will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 28 April 2015 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 Planning Applications Committee held on 23 and 24 March 2015.

4. Major Applications
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/020/15 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. Planning Applications to be Detemined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/021/15 – PLN/026/15 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

: Iain Elliot Limited (13/04534/PIP) (PLN/021/15)
Location: Land west of Muir of Ord Industrial Estate, Great North Road, Muir of Ord (Ward 09)
Nature of Development: Mixed use development comprising Class 4 (business/ office), Class 1 (garden centre/horticultural retail), Class 9 (private and affordable houses), creation of formal and informal open space, footpaths and improved footway on the A862.
: Grant.

: The General Trustees of the Church of Scotland (14/01674/FUL and 14/01912/LBC) (PLN/022/15)
Location: The Old Manse, Innes Street, Plockton, IV52 8TW (Ward 06)
Nature of Development: 14/01674/FUL Erection of 2 semi-detached houses, access road, turning and parking and 14/01912/LBC Takedown of 4.0 m run of stone perimeter walling along Innes Street to facilitate vehicular access to site.
Recommendation: Grant.

: The Highland Council (14/03574/FUL and 14/03576/LBC) (PLN/023/15)
Location: Drummuie Area Office, Golspie (Ward 05)
Nature of Development: Reconstruct chimney stack to original height, but at 800 mm thickness using original stones plus additional stonework.
Recommendation: Grant planning permission and refer Listed Building Consent application to Historic Scotland.

: RSPB on behalf of the Peatlands Partnership (15/00517/FUL) (PLN/024/15)
Location: Land 175 m NE of Forsinard Hotel, Forsinard (Ward 01)
Nature of Development: Erection of field centre with bio mass plant room and flue (amendment to previous planning permission 13/04401/FUL).
Recommendation: Grant.

: Nigg Wind Energy Ltd (15/00690/FUL) (PLN/025/15)
Location: Land South of Wester Rarichie Farm, Fearn, Tain (Ward 08)
Nature of Development: Erect guyed meteorology mast up to 60 m in height
Recommendation: Grant.

: Mr Magnus Henderson per Wind Harvest Ltd (13/04194/FUL) (PLN/026/15)
Location: Land at Hill of Lychrobbie, Dunbeath (Ward 04)
Nature of Development: Erection of 3 no 800 kw wind turbines, with a height to tip of 74 m, height to hub of 50 m and a rotor diameter of 24 m
Recommendation: Refusal.

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

Applicant: Nicholas MacKenzie (13/00284/FUL) (PPA-270-2116)
Location: Rootfield Farm, Muir of Ord, IV6 7RF
Nature of Development: Installation of one wind turbine (24.6 m to hub), access and associated works

The Committee is invited to note that the appeal to the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals has been dismissed and planning permission refused.