Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 6 March 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, 6 March 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 23 January 2018.

4.  Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/010/18 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/011/18 to PLN/016/18 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

5.1  Applicant: Orenda Energy Station (17/01900/FUL) (PLN/011/18)
Location:  Land 440 m SE of Cnoc na Gaoithe, Murkle, Thurso
Nature of Development: Installation of a 49 kw wind turbine with height to tip of 33.471 m, height to hub of 23.4 m and a rotor diameter of 18.9 m
Recommendation: Grant.  

5.2  Applicant: Mr Magnus Beveridge (17/04250/FUL) (PLN/012/18)
Location: Land 75 m SE of Shamba, 151 Skinnet, Talmine, Tongue
Nature of Development: Installation of 4 bothies, upgrade of access and installation of septic tank and soakaway.
Recommendation: Refuse.

5.3  Applicant: Mr Peter Williamson (17/04356/FUL) (PLN/013/18)
Location: Land 30 m NW of Sgurr Alasdair, 10 Torrin, Broadford
Nature of Development: Erection of house and shed.
Recommendation: Grant.  

5.4 Applicant: Thurso Baptist Church (17/05519/FUL) (PLN/014/18)
Location: James Traill House, Thurso Business Park, Thurso, KW14 7XW
Nature of Development: Change of use of office to place of public worship.
Recommendation: Refuse.  

5.5  Applicant: Mr Alan Whiteford per Sutherland Drawing Services (17/05803/FUL) (PLN/015/18)
Location: Land 230 m SE of The Glebe, Kildary.
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Grant.

5.6  Applicant: Mr Neil MacLean (17/05293/FUL) (PLN/016/18)
Location: Land 60 m SW of Fon Tobar, 8 Lower Milovaig, Skye.
Nature of Development: Erection of earth sheltered house, formation of access and installation of septic tank and soakaway.
Recommendation: Approve  

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

6.1 Description: Extension to wind farm – erection of nine 3 mW turbines (installed capacity of 26 mW) and associated infrastructure works (18/00682/PAN) (PLN/017/18)
Ward: 5 – Wester Ross , Strathpeffer and Lochalsh
Applicant: Infinergy Limited
Site Address: Land between Lochluichart and Loch Glascarnoch, Garve.