Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2017

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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, 10 January 2017 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

Karen Lyons, Principal Solicitor – Planning
(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 29 November 2016.

4.  Major Applications
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/001/17 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/002/17 – PLN/007/17 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

5.1 Applicant: Mr R Macdonald (13/02314/FUL) (PLN/002/17)
Location: Adjacent to Sun Dorne, Jamestown (Ward 06)
Nature of Development: Formation of four serviced house plots
Recommendation: Grant.

5.2 Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (15/04103/S37) (PLN/003/17)
Location: Land 500 m of Philips Mains, Mey  (Ward 04)
Nature of Development: Erect a new 132 kV AC overhead, double circuit, steel lattice tower, transmission line between the proposed Sealing End Tower at Weydale and the proposed Sealing End Tower at Reaster, Caithness
Recommendation: Raise no objection.

5.3 Applicant: Mr and Mrs Stuart (16/03852/FUL) (PLN/004/17)
Location: 21 Urquhart Road, Dingwall (Ward 09)
Nature of Development: Erection of house with self-contained unit 
Recommendation: Grant.

5.4 Applicant: Mr Oliver Clokie (16/04549/FUL) (PLN/005/17)
Location: Pitkerrie Farm Cottages, Fearn, Tain (Ward 08)
Nature of Development: Refurbishment of farm cottages to form 3 residential units  
Recommendation: Approve.

5.5 Applicant: Infinergy Ltd (16/02752/S36) (PLN/006/17)
Location: Limekilns Estate, Reay, Caithness (Ward 01)
Nature of Development: Erection of 24 wind turbines (Limekiln Wind Farm)
Recommendation: Condition Raise No Objection.

5.6 Applicant: Dounreay TRI Limited (16/04775/S36) (PLN/007/17)
Location:  Development site 6 km NW of Dounreay Nuclear Research Establishment, Dounreay (Ward )
Nature of Development: Construction of two offshore wind turbines on a single floating platform, each with an installed capacity of up to 6 MW (max rotor tip of  201 m and max hub height of 124 m above the lowest astronomical tide), installation of export cable and deemed planning permission for erection of onshore electricity substation.
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: Ms Augusta Hunt (16/00621/PIP) (PPA-270-2157)
Location: Land 150 metres West of Castlehill Croft and approximately 250 m East of Grianan, Ramscraigs, Dunbeath, KW6 6EY  
Nature of Development: Construction of house, installation of septic tank and soakaway and upgrade of existing vehicular access

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