Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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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, 23 January 2018 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 28 November 2017.

4. Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/001/18 (Plans pp 1-4) 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. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/002/18 to PLN/009/18 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

Applicant: Mrs Marion Gilroy (17/02567/FUL) (PLN/002/18)
Location: Land 80M NE of Applecross Village Hall, Camusterrach, Applecross. (Ward 5)
Nature of Development: Erection of House.
Recommendation: Refuse

Applicant: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (17/02707/FUL) (PLN/003/18)
Location: Site 2130M East of Sconser Quarry, Sconser. (Ward 10)
Nature of Development: Marine Fish Farm - Atlantic salmon - New site consisting of 12 x 120m circumference circular cages plus installation of a feed system.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (17/02976/FUL) (PLN/004/18)
Location: Fish Farm Site in Loch Duich, North of Leachachan, Letterfearn. (Ward 5)
Nature of Development: Alteration from 12 x 100m circular pens to 12 x 120m circular pens.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr Roger Mahabir (17/04807/FUL) (PLN/005/18)
Location: Triskele, 5A Upper Milovaig, Isle of Skye. (Ward 10)
Nature of Development: Erection of 3 letting units, 1 unit ancillary to house.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Ltd (17/04827/S42) (PLN/006/18)
Location: Halsary Forest, Watten, Caithness. (Ward 3)
Nature of Development: Construction of a 15 turbine wind farm (Halsary Wind Farm) without compliance with Condition 1 of the planning permission granted by Scottish Ministers on 10 May 2016 (Appeal (PPA-270-2143) in respect of planning permission 15/01857/S42) to enable an increase in maximum turbine height from 112m to 120m.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Global Energy Nigg Ltd (17/5176/FUL) (PLN/007/18)
Location: Nigg Fabrication Yard, Nigg, Tain. (Ward 7)
Nature of Development: Extension to Assembly Shop 7 to provide new blast and paint facility, erection of compressor building and use of land for the storage of raw materials & fabricated products in connection with manufacturing for the offshore renewables sector.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr Neil Maclean (17/05345/FUL) (PLN/008/18)
Location: Land West of Eight Acres, Smithfield, Culbokie. (Ward 9)
Nature of Development: Erection of house and formation of new access.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Moray Offshore Wind (East) Limited (17/05856/S36) (PLN/009/18)
Location: MacColl Offshore Windfarm, Ulbster, Lybster. (Ward 3)
Nature of Development: Application to vary the consent granted for the construction and operation of three offshore wind farms and associated electricity transmission works in the Outer Moray Firth to increase power output.
Recommendation: Raise no objection