Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 17 April 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, 17 April 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 6 March 2018.

4.  Major Development Update
larrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/018/18 (Plans pp 1 - 3) 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

5.1 Description: New development to provide approximately 150 new dwellings, providing a mixture of housing with community use, amenity areas, associated roads and services (18/01209/PAN) (PLN/019/18)
Ward: 6
Highland Housing Alliance
Site Address: Teandallon, Evanton.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/020/18 to PLN/027/18 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

6.1 Applicant: MAKAR Ltd (16/01842/PIP) (PLN/020/18)
Location: Land 255 m East of Culcairn Farmhouse, Station Road, Evanton (Ward 6)
Nature of Development: Formation of mixed used development comprising 160 houses and business/community uses.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.2 Applicant: Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association (17/04694/FUL) (PLN/021/18)
Location: Land 55 m SW of The Birches, Kyleakin (Ward 10)
Nature of Development: Erection of 18 new houses consisting of six semi-detached, 4 detached and 8 cottage flats with new access road and drainage arrangements with air to air/water heat pumps, demolition of existing garages and outbuildings on site.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.3 Applicant: Organic Sea Harvest (17/04735/FUL) (PLN/022/18)
Location: Land 1300 m East of Tote Scorrybreck, Portree (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Marine fish farm – Atlantic Salmon: New site comprising of 12 x 120 m circumference circular cages in an 80 m mooring grid with feed barge.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.4 Applicant: Organic Sea Harvest (17/04749/FUL) (PLN/023/18)
Location:  Site 1335 m East of Seaforth, Culnacnoc (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: New fish farm for Atlantic Salmon consisting of 12 x 120 m circumference circular cages in an 80 m mooring grid with associated feed barge.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.5 Applicant: Mr Guy Morgan per Morgan McDonnell Architecture Ltd (17/05184/FUL) (PLN/024/18)
Location: Stoer Church, Land 75 m East of 162 Stoer, Lochinver (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Restoration and conversion of disused church to residential, installation of sewage treatment plant and soakaway.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.6 Applicant: Hub North Scotland Ltd (17/05797/FUL) (PLN/025/18)
Location: Alness Academy, Alness (Ward 6).
Nature of Development: Demolition of existing school and erection of replacement school building and ancillary development.
Recommendation: Grant

6.7 Applicant: Mr Angus Sutherland (18/00067/FUL) (PLN/026/18)
Location: Land 100 m South of Free Church, Teangue (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of new dwelling.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.8 Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (18/00215/S42) (PLN/027/18)  
Location: DC Site Spittal Sub Station, Halkirk (Ward 3).
Nature of Development: Application to amend the terms of condition 14 of application 11/02459/FUL to increase the construction working hours to up to 24 hour working, Monday to Sunday for the duration of the cable containment and cable installation works.
Recommendation: Grant.

7.  Appeals to the Scottish Government’s Planning and Environmental Appeals Division
Co-dhùnaidhean Ath-thagraidhean do Bhuidheann-stiùiridh Riaghaltas na h-Alba airson Ath-thagraidhean Dealbhaidh agus Àrainneachd

7.1  Applicant: E.ON (16/04966/S36) (PLN/028/18)
Location: Golticlay Wind Farm – Land 2040 metres NE of Bulreanrob, Lybster (Ward 3)
Nature of Development: Wind farm development (Goticlay Wind Farm), up to 19 turbines up to 3.4 MW with a maximum tip height of 130 m and associated infrastructure including borrow pit, tracks, cabling and ancillary buildings. 
Recommendation: Agree to confirm their decision to object but to amend the Committee’s reasons for objecting to the application.