Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 12 December 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 12 December 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 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 South Planning Applications Committee held on 24 October 2017.

4. Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLS/060/17 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: Mixed development; private housing, affordable housing, commercial/business premises and playing field. (17/04895/PAN) (PLS/061/17)
Ward: 11 – Caol and Mallaig
Applicant: R.E. Campbell (Joinery) Ltd
Site Address: Land 55M NW of Courdale, Station Road, Spean Bridge.

Description: Refurbishment of existing school and extension. (17/05281/PAN) (PLS/062/17)
Ward: 14 – Inverness Central
Applicant: The Highland Council
Site Address: Merkinch Primary School, Telford Road, Inverness.

Description: Holiday let, leisure and hospitality facilities, 14 holiday lodges, service building, new restaurant and landscaping. (17/03566/PAN) (PLS/063/17)
Ward: 19 – Inverness South
Applicant: Inverness Paving
Site Address: Land at Treetop Stables, Feabuie, Culloden Moor, Inverness.

Description: Residential development. (17/04393/PAN) (PLS/064/17)
Ward: 17 – Culloden and Ardersier
Applicant: Springfield Properties Plc
Site Address: Land to South of Nairn Road, Ardersier.

Description: Residential development and associated infrastructure. (17/05018/PAN) (PLS/065/17)
Ward: 12 – Aird and Loch Ness
Applicant: Springfield Properties PLC
Site Address: Land at Drum Farm, South of Fire Station, Drumnadrochit.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLS/066/17 to PLS/077/17 by the Area Planning Manager – South/Major Developments which are as follows:-

Applicant: Mr Niall McLean (17/04702/LBC) (PLS/066/17)
Location: Achara House, Duror, Appin, Lochaber, PA38 4BW. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Strip and repaint external walls with mineral-based paint, changing colour from light ochre to off-white.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Tulloch Homes Ltd and Tulloch Homes / Burt Boulton Holdings Ltd (17/02007/FUL, 17/02008/FUL and 17/02009/FUL) (PLS/067/17)
Location: Land between Dores Road and River Ness to South of Holm Mill. (Ward 15)
Nature of Development:
17/02007/FUL - Residential Development of 446 new houses and flats, including associated infrastructure and landscaping works;
17/02008/FUL - Residential Development of 216 new houses and flats, including associated infrastructure and landscaping works; and
17/02009/FUL - Residential Development of 105 new houses and flats, including associated infrastructure and landscaping works.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Tarmac Caledonian Limited (17/02898/FUL) (PLS/068/17)
Location: Dunain Mains Quarry, Inverness. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Extension to Dunain Mains Sand and Gravel Quarry including relocation of site office and weighbridge.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Tarmac Caledonian Limited (17/02899/S42) (PLS/069/17)
Location: Dunain Mains Quarry, Inverness. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Section 42 Application for Non-Compliance with Condition 1 of Planning Permission Ref No 01/00796/FULIN.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr Richard Keeves and Laura Main (17/04558/FUL) (PLS/070/17)
Location: Dunedin, Ballifeary Lane, Inverness. (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Change of Use from house to House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO).
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mrs Catherine Brown (17/03503/FUL) (PLS/071/17)
Location: 67 Tomnahurich Street, Inverness, IV3 5DT. (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Change of use of shop to class 3(5) to Chinese hot food takeaway and alterations to door.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: EE UK Ltd (17/03251/FUL) (PLS/072/17)
Location: Land 160m East of Compass, Whitebridge. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Installation of EE Telecommunications Apparatus.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: The Highland Council (17/03078/FUL) (PLS/073/17)
Location: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, Inverness. (Ward 14)
Nature of Development: Refurbishment of urban environment, placement of metal fins with integrated lighting access routes, external improvements to facades and public toilets.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr J Fraser (17/02238/PIP) (PLS/074/17)
Location: Land 60m West of Millcroft, Nethy Bridge. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Erection of house, installation of septic tank and soakaway.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (17/03830/FUL) (PLS/075/17)
Location: Land 2910M NW of 1 Garvamore, Laggan. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Amendments to the 400kV/132kV GIS electrical substation as approved to allow for an extension of the platform and installation of voltage regulation equipment.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (17/04217/S42) (PLS/076/17)
Location: Land 900M NW of Asgard, Tomatin. (Ward 19)
Nature of Development: Application to allow extended construction working hours.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (17/03214/FUL) (PLS/077/17)
Location: Site 310M South of Managers House, North Ballachulish, Onich. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Alterations to reposition 3 pen groups, add 4 pens to create 16 x 24m pens.
Recommendation: Grant

7. Decisions 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: Mr Donald Donnelly and Mr & Mrs Chris Donnelly (PPA-270-2177) (11/04288/FUL, 15/02479/FUL and 15/03547/FUL)
Location: Land at Croft 104 and 105, 70M North East of Tigh A Chladaich, Glenmallie Road, Caol, Fort William, PH33 7BA. (Ward 12)
Nature of Appeal: Amended access to three approved house plots (including amendment to condition 1 of planning permissions 11/04288/FUL, 15/02479/FUL and 15/03547/FUL).

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

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:-

30 January
13 March
24 April
12 June
8 August
18 September
23 October
5 December

9. Exclusion of the Public
Às-dùnadh a’Phobaill

The Committee is invited to resolve that, under Section 50A(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the public should be excluded from the meeting during discussion of the following item on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 13 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act

10. Planning Enforcement Report
Aithisg Co-èigneachadh Dealbhaidh


There is circulated to Members only Report No PLS/078/17 by the Area Planning Manager – South/Major Developments.

The Committee is invited to agree the recommendation as set out in the report.