Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 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, 11 September 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 1 August 2018.

4.  Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/054/18 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.  Major Developments – Pre-application consultations 
Leasachaidhean Mòra – Co-chomhairle Ro-iarrtais

5.1  Description: Formation of wind farm comprising approximately 12 turbines, associated tracks, substation and compound, crane pads, borrow pit, meteorological mast and temporary construction compound (18/040000/PAN) (PLN/055/18)
Ward: 1
Applicant: EnergieKontor UK Ltd
Site Address: Lairg Wind Farm, Lairg.

6.  Continued Items 
Cuspairean a' Leantainn

6.1  Mr Magnus Beveridge  (17/04250/FUL) (PLN/056/18) (PLN/012/18)
Location: Land 75M SE Of Shamba, 151 Skinnet, Talmine, Tongue  (Ward 1)
Nature of Development: Installation of 4 bothies, upgrade of access and installation of septic tank and soakaway.
Recommendation: Refuse.

7.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/057/18 to PLN/059/18 by the Area Planning Manager (North) which are as follows:-

7.1  Applicant: Mr I Barnes (18/00385/FUL) (PLN/057/18)
Location: Land 70m NW of Seaview, 178 Armadale, Sutherland (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Siting of a residential static caravan with composting toilet; installation of surface/grey water soakaway, siting of temporary storage containers; partial change of use of land to accommodate two Yurts for temporary seasonal accommodation.
Recommendation: Grant.

7.2  Applicant: Mr Alexandar Campion (18/02744/FUL) (PLN/058/18)
Location: Land 90M SW Of Kinvara, Altass (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Erection of 2 houses, formation of access and installation of private drainage.
Recommendation: Grant.  

7.3  Applicant: Cromarty Estate with Cromarty and Resolis Film Society (CRFS) (18/03022/FUL) (PLN/059/18)
Location: Land 30M East Of Slaughterhouse Café, Cromarty (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of cinema and office hub, formation of courtyard and parking area and change of use of amenity ground.
Recommendation: Grant.  

8.  Decisions on Applications to the Scottish Government Directorate for Energy and Climate Change and Planning Appeals
Co-dhùnadh mu Iarrtas do Bhuidheann-stiùiridh Riaghaltas na h-Alba airson Lùth agus Atharrachadh Aimsir

8.1  Applicant: Peter Williamson (17/04356/FUL) (PPA-270-2193)
Location: Land 30 metres NW of Sgurr Alasdair, 10 Torrin, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9BA (Ward 10)
Nature of Development:  Erection of house and shed. 

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to approve the application for consent subject to the 5 conditions and 4 advisory notes listed at the end of the Decision Notice.