Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 28 November 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 Head of Corporate Governance)

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 17 October 2017.

4. Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/065/17 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 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 of these applications.

5. Major Developments – Pre-application consultations
Leasachaidhean Mòra – Co-chomhairle Ro-iarrtais

Description: Erection of High Voltage direct Current (HVDC) converter station as part of a new high voltage electricity link between Scotland and Shetland. (17/05166/PAN) (PLN/066/17)
Ward: 2 – Thurso and North West Caithness
Applicant: National Grid Shetland Link Limited
Site Address: Land 1280M South Of Vulcan NRTE Dounreay Nuclear Research Establishment, Dounreay.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/067/17 to PLN/070/17 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

Applicant: Maclean Properties Ltd (17/01611/FUL) (PLN/067/17)
Location: Land 450M NW of Greenhill, Kilcoy, Tore. (Ward 8)
Nature of Development: Erection of three warehouse/workshop/store buildings (Classes 4, 5 and 6), associated works and formation of access road.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr Roderick Wiseman (17/03690/PIP) (PLN/068/17)
Location: Land 100M SW of 31 Mellon Charles, Aultbea. (Ward 5)
Nature of Development: Erection of House.
Recommendation: Refuse

Applicant: Pat Munro (Alness) Ltd (17/04351/FUL and 17/04352/S42) (PLN/069/17)
Location: Dornoch Bridge Quarry, Cyderhall, Dornoch. (Ward 4)
Nature of Development: Extension of quarry.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr Rob Parkes (17/04049/FUL) (PLN/070/17)
Location: Blaven, 3 Esther Place, Tain, IV19 1HN. (Ward 7)
Nature of Development: Alterations to existing house, erection of extension, formation of parking area and erection of fence (in retrospect). Erection of shed.
Recommendation: Refuse

7. Decision on Application to the Scottish Government Directorate for Energy and Climate Change
Co-dhùnadh mu Iarrtas do Bhuidheann-stiùiridh Riaghaltas na h-Alba airson Lùth agus Atharrachadh Aimsir

Applicant: Braemore Wind Limited (10/05102/S36)
Location: Braemore Wood, Lairg. (Ward 1)
Nature of Development: Erection of 18 wind turbines (amended from twenty-seven) and associated ancillary infrastructure - Braemore Wind Farm.

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to approve the application for consent made under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 and grant planning permission subject to the conditions contained in Annex 2 of the Decision Notice.

8. Dates of Meetings in 2018
Cinn-latha Choinneamhan ann an 2018

The Committee is invited to note the following dates for 2018, as agreed at The Highland Council on 7 September 2017.  All meetings will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness:-

23 January
6 March
17 April
5 June
1 August
11 September
16 October
27 November