Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Council

Date: Tuesday, 8 November 2016

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A Special Meeting of the Highland Council will commence with a Site Visit by coach from Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness at 9.00 am on Tuesday 8 November 2016.  The application will then be determined at a special meeting of The Highland Council at Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday 8 November 2016 at 2.00 pm (or at the conclusion of the site visit if later).

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.

As you may be aware, the Special Council meeting on 9 September to determine planning application 16/00769/FUL was adjourned in order to accommodate a further site visit to include additional locations requested by members. 

As it has not been possible to obtain a Council quorum of 20 from the 27 members that attended the original special meeting on 9 September, all 80 Council members are invited to the above site visit and meeting and will be eligible to participate in the determination of the application.

Members are reminded that during determination of any planning application they must be present throughout the whole of that item, including the site visit, 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 site visit and meeting.

You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.  Members are respectfully reminded to wear clothing and footwear appropriate to the sites and weather conditions.

Yours faithfully

Michelle Morris
Depute Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Development


1. Calling of the Roll and Apologies for Absence
A’ Gairm a’ Chlair agus Leisgeulan

2. Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pairt

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. Application to be Determined
Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There is re-circulated Report No HC/40/16 by the Head of Planning and Environment, as follows:-

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (SHET) PLC. (16/00769/FUL) (HC/40/16)
Location: Land 900m NW of Asgard, Garbole, Tomatin (Ward 20 – Inverness South)
Nature of Development: Development of a 275kv / 132kv substation by Garbole (Tomatin).
Recommendation: Grant Planning Permission

This item is subject to a pre-determination hearing.  A copy of the Council’s Planning Applications Hearing Procedure is appended to the report

A copy of the Council’s Planning Applications Site Visit Procedure is also appended to the report.

Additional Site Visit Materials will be circulated on the morning of the Site Visit and Meeting.  If Members wish to view these in advance, they can be accessed via ePlanning using reference 16/00769/FUL.