Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2018

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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 June 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

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 April 2018.

4. Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLS/036/18 (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.

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: Extension to Banavie Quarry to incorporate revised working and progressive restoration, together with the extension of quarry operations until 2043. (18/01600/PAN) (PLS/037/18)
Ward: 11 – Caol and Mallaig
Applicant: Breedon Northern Ltd.
Site Address: Banavie Quarry, Banavie, Fort William.

Description: Notification of Proposed development includes residential (approx 200 units), commercial, hospital & community uses. The works on site will also include creation of landscape, peat bog and habitat areas. (18/01823/PAN) (PLS/038/18)
Ward: 11 – Caol and Mallaig.
Applicant: The Highland Council.
Site Address: Land 400M NE of Blar Mhor Industrial Estate, Lochyside, Fort William

Description: Amendment to site layout and extension. (18/02060/PAN) (PLS/039/18)
Ward: 20 – Badenoch and Strathspey.
Applicant: Rothiemurcus Estate.
Site Address: Rothiemurcus Caravan and Campsite, Aviemore.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLS/040/18 to PLS/050/18 by the Area Planning Manager – South/Major Developments which are as follows:-

Applicants: Mr and Mrs Ewan Roy (17/04787/FUL) (PLS/040/18)
Location: Strathleven, 12B Glencoe, Ballachulish, PH49 4HS. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Erection of 2 no extensions to house, erection of building to form cattery & erection of building to form dog kennels.
Recommendation: Refuse.

Applicant: Loch Leven Hotel (18/01291/FUL) (PLS/041/18)
Location: Loch Leven Hotel, Old Ferry Road, North Ballachulish, Fort William, PH33 6SA. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Installation of six camping pods.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: Mr Jon Sellers (17/02619/PIP) (PLS/042/18)
Location: Land 570M NE of Sandaig Bay, Inverie, Knoydart. (Ward 11)
Nature of Development: Erection of house on Plot 1.
Recommendation: Refuse.

Applicant: Mr Jon Sellers (17/02631/PIP) (PLS/043/18)
Location: Land 1060M NE of Torr na H’Innse, Sandaig Bay, Inverie. (Ward 11)
Nature of Development: Erection of house on Plot 2.
Recommendation: Refuse.

Applicant: Roddy and Andrea Mackenzie (17/05808/FUL) (PLS/044/18)
Location: Land 30m SW of 62 High Street, Ardersier. (Ward 17)
Nature of Development: Part demolition of walls and erection of 2 houses.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: The Highland Council (18/00857/FUL) (PLS/045/18)
Location: Merkinch Primary School, Telford Road, Inverness. (Ward 14)
Nature of Development: Refurbishment of primary and nursery school, demolish later additions, erection of extension, relocate family centre, change sports pitch to all weather pitch.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: Tulloch Homes Ltd / SRUC (17/05059/LBC and 17/05060/FUL) (PLS/046/18)
Location: Drummond Hill, Stratherrick Road, Inverness. (Ward 15)
Nature of Development: Conversion of Drummond Hill to 6 flats, erection of 12 flats and 20 dwellings.  This will include demolition of outbuildings, alterations to boundary wall, landscaping works and infrastructure provision.  It also presents the works as an application for listed building consent.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: Springfield Properties PLC (17/05667/FUL) (PLS/047/18)
Location: Land 123M SE of Rosebank, Kingsteps, Lochloy Road, Nairn. (Ward 18)
Nature of Development: Residential development and associated infrastructure.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: The Highland Council (18/00575/FUL) (PLS/048/18)
Location: Inverness High School, Montague Row, Inverness. (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Construction of energy centre containing biomass boilers, storage silo and an education corridor.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: Dalgleish Associates Ltd (18/00108/S42) (PLS/049/18)
Location: Mid Lairgs Quarry, Farr, Inverness. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 of the Act in relation to non-compliance with conditions 1 and 2 of planning permission 02/00765/FUL to extend the period of time of extraction.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: Mr Michael Thorp (17/05008/FUL) (PLS/050/18)
Location: Taigh Geal, Bunloit, Drumnadrochit. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Grant.

7. Decisions of 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: RES UK & Ireland Ltd (PPA-270-2151) (14/04782/FUL)
Location: Culachy Estate, Land 6 Kilometres South East of Invergarry (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Construction of 13 wind turbines, 12 up to 149.5 metres to tip height and one up to 132 metres to tip height and ancillary development.

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

Applicant: William Lewis (PPA-270-2181) (17/02525/FUL)
Location: Land 85 Metres South West of Cnoc Mor, Cleadale, Isle of Eigg (Ward 11)
Nature of Development: Erection of dwelling house with access, parking and turning and associated services.

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

Applicant: Kincardine Estate Lodges (PPA-270-2184) (17/00125/FUL)
Location: Land 470 metres south west of Kincardine Lodge, Street of Kincardine, Boat of Garten, PH24 3BS (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Development of a single timber holiday chalet.

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