Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017

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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 19 September 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

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 8 August 2017.

4.Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLS/048/17 by the Head of Planning and Environment, 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 consultations
Leasachaidhean Mòra – Co-chomhairle Ro-iarrtais

Description: Proposed silt storage site and freshwater lagoon including creation of 4 no. finger lagoons by extraction of rock, water pipes, electricity generation and ancillary works. (17/03576/PAN) (PLS/049/17)
Ward: 21 – Fort William and Ardnamurchan
Applicant: Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
Site Address: Land at Glensanda Quarry.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLS/050/17 to PLS/052/17 by the Area Planning Manager – South/Major Developments which are as follows:-

Applicant: Cityheart Ltd (16/03329/FUL) (PLS/050/17)
Location: Land 35M North of St Marys Roman Catholic School, Fassifern Road, Fort William. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Erection of student accommodation block consisting of 40 no. rooms and associated car parking and external landscaping.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (17/03279/FUL) (PLS/051/17)
Location: Gorsten Salmon Farm, Ardgour, Fort William, PH33 7AH. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Marine Fish Farm - Atlantic salmon - Installation of 12 pens and alterations to associated pen moorings and feed pipes.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (17/03079/FUL) (PLS/052/17)
Location: Land 85M North Of Northern Constabulary Area Command Burnett Road Inverness. (Ward 16)
Nature of Development: Development of new Inverness Justice Centre comprising courts, offices and ancillary accommodation and access.
Recommendation: Grant

7. Decision on Appeal 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: James Colston (PPA- 270-2173) (16/00912/FUL)
Location: Land South West of Fair na Scuir, Arisaig, Highland PH39 4NU. (Ward 12)
Nature of Appeal: Erection of House.   

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to dismiss the appeal and refuse planning permission.

Applicant: Mr and Mrs D Grant (LBA-270-2008) (17/00565/LBC)
Location: Old Farm, Glenmoriston Lodge Estate, lnvermoriston, Inverness, IV63 7YA. (Ward 12)
Nature of Appeal: Installation of garden room and alterations to existing wall.

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to dismiss the appeal and refuse listed building consent.