Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 23 June 2015

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A meeting of the South Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 23 June 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

Susan Blease , Principal Solicitor
(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 South Planning Applications Committee held on 19 May 2015.

4. Major Applications
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No. PLS/038/15 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. Major Developments – Pre-application consultation
Leasachaidhean Mòra – Co-chomhairle Ro-iarrtais

Description: Establishment of a Meditation Activity Retreat Facility Centre between Nairn and Forres, within Wester Hardmuir Woodland, Auldearn (15/01766/PAN) (PLS/039/15)
Ward: 19 - Nairn
Applicant: Gomde Trust
Site Address: Land 310M South of Hardmuir Steading, Hardmuir of Boath, Auldearn.

Description: Retention of part of the Beauly - Denny overhead line (BDOL) Temporary Access Track - No 18A - The West Track. (15/01984/PAN) (PLS/040/15)
Ward: 12 – Caol and Mallaig
Applicant: Culachy Estate Management Ltd
Site Address: Land 3480M SE of Aberchalder Lodge, Invergarry

Description: 30MW wind farm (Druim Ba) comprising 10 turbines, each to 126.5m maximum blade tip, together with associated infrastructure, including a substation, anemometer mast, access tracks, borrow pit, temporary construction compound and new site access arrangements. (15/02183/PAN) (PLS/041/15)
Ward: 13 – Aird and Loch Ness
Applicant: Druim Ba Sustainable Energy Ltd
Site Address: Blairmore, Kiltarlity, Inverness IV4 7HT

Description: Construction of 275 / 132kV Gas Insulated Substation. (15/02239/PAN) (PLS/042/15)
Ward: 20 – Inverness South
Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Ltd
Site Address: Land 900M NW of Asgard, Tomatin

6. Continued Items
Cuspairean a' Leantainn

Applicant: Gael Force Marine (10/04986/FUL and 10/04988/FUL) (PLS/043/15)
Location: Land at Thornbush Quay, Anderson Street, Inverness (Ward 15)
Nature of Development: Erection of 38 Flats (10/04986/FUL) and Formation of Communal Landscaped Area (10/04988/FUL) – Update to Original Reports.
Recommendation: Grant

7. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos. PLS/044/15 – PLS/049/15 by the Area Planning Manager (South) and the Head of Planning and Building Standards which are as follows:-

Applicant: Morbaine Ltd (15/01381/S42) (PLS/044/15)
Location: South Side of Alcan Site Entrance, North Road, Fort William (Ward 22)
Nature of Development: Amend Condition 17 of 14/02865/FUL to allow Simply Food store to operate from Unit C. 
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: The Highland Council (15/00230/MSC) (PLS/045/15)
Location: Torvean, Inverness (Ward 14)
Nature of Development: Construction of 18 hole golf course, clubhouse, maintenance building, access road, car park & associated works.
Recommendation: Approve Matters Specified in Conditions

Applicant: The Highland Council (15/01809/S42) (PLS/046/15)
Location: Land Between Dores Road And Torvean, Dores Road, Inverness (Wards 14 and 16)
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 to develop land without compliance with conditions 15, 16, 17, 18 & 31 of 13/03825/ FUL - Inverness West Link.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mrs A Edwards (14/04549/FUL) (PLS/047/15)
Location: Angelshare, Abriachan, Inverness (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Amend layout and erect 2 temporary toilet/shower blocks for 2 years (amendment to 10/03513/FUL).
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Monument Leisure Ltd (15/01415/FUL and 15/01419/LBC) (PLS/048/15)
Location: Drumossie Hotel, Drumossie Brae, Inverness (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Alterations to entrance steps and extension to form restaurant.
Recommendation: Grant 

Applicant: Mr John Appleton, RES (15/01784/FUL) (PLS/049/15)
Location: Land at Carn Ghriogair, Aberarder Estate, Aberarder, Inverness (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Erection of a 50m guyed mast to facilitate meteorological measurements and community broadband, relating to the proposed Aberarder Wind Farm (temporary for 24 months).
Recommendation: Grant 

8. Appeal against Non-Determination

Applicant: Reidhaven Estates (14/03675/S42 & 14/03676/S42) (PLS/050/15)
Location: Land to the North West of Dalfaber Farm, Dalfaber Drive, Aviemore (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Section 42 applications to vary conditions attached to planning permissions in principle (07/144/CP & 07/145/CP). 
Recommendation: That this report be submitted as the Council’s response to the appeals lodged.

9. 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: Mr R Grant (ENA-270-2012)
Location: Clisham, 71 Culduthel Road, Inverness IV2 4HH (Ward 16)

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to dismiss the appeal and uphold the enforcement notice.

10. Tree Preservation Order
Òrdugh-gleidhidh Chraobhan

Confirmation of Tree Preservation Order (TPO/126/2015) (PLS-051-15)
Eskart, Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit

Members are asked to confirm the order.