Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019

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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, 5 March 2019 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 22 January 2019.

4.  Major development update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/012/19 (Plans pp 1 - 4) by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland 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: A mixed use development comprising housing, affordable housing, community uses and open space, a new village and development site access will be formed with the trunk road and the old road stopped up, a replacement car park for the school and bus turning circle and access will also form part of the development (18/05397/PAN) (PLN/013/19)
Ward:  5
Applicant: Lochalsh Estates Ltd  
Site Address:  Land 130 m NE of Auchtertyre Primary School, Auchtertyre, Balmacara.

5.2   Description: Proposed wind turbine development comprising up to seven wind turbines with tip height up to 149.9 m, including access tracks, a substation, energy storage systems and other related ancillary components including temporary construction compound  and on site borrow pits (19/00695/PAN) (PLN/014/19)
Ward: 4
Applicant: Wind 2 Ltd
Site Address: Land 1700 m South of 43 Farlary, Rogart.

6.  Planning applications to be determined
Iarrtasan dealbhaidh rin dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/015/19 to PLN/027/19 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

6.1  Applicant: Mr Phil Davidson (17/02436/FUL) (PLN/015/19)
Location:  Land 3,290 m NE of Church of Scotland, West Helmsdale (Ward 4).
Nature of Development: Navidale wind farm comprising 5 wind turbines (3 mW each) with a tip height up to 125 m and associated infrastructure.
Recommendation: Refuse.

6.2 Applicant: Miss Natalie Bayfield (18/02046/FUL) (PLN/016/19)
Location: Land 55 m East of 19 Colbost Dunvegan (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of 2 letting chalets and associated works at.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.3  Applicant: The Ben Loyal Hotel (18/02420/FUL) (PLN/017/19)
Location: Ben Loyal Hotel, Tongue, Lairg, IV27 4XE (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Erection of 6 glamping pods and associated works.
Recommendation: Refuse. 

6.4  Applicant: Dr W Fraser (18/03570/PIP) (PLN/018/19)
Location: Ness Gap, Fortrose (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of 12 houses (PIP).
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.5  Applicant: Compass Building and Construction Services Ltd (18/04315/FUL) (PLN/019/19)
Location: Land 30 m SW of Ginn Park, Gairloch (Ward 5).
Nature of Development:  Erection of 8 bungalows, associated infrastructure and services.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.6  Applicant: The Highland Council (18/04459/FUL) (PLN/020/19)
Location: Land 70 m SW of 4 Wood Park, Dunvegan Road, Portree (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of 15 residential units.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.7  Applicant: Highland Housing Alliance (18/04659/FUL) (PLN/021/19)
Location: Land West of Kinellan Drive, Strathpeffer (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Erection of 42 houses.
Recommendation: Grant. 

6.8  Applicant: 3B Construction (18/04941/FUL) (PLN/022/19)
Location: Land 260 m North East of the Achuvoldrach Waste Transfer Station. (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Temporary siting of 21 static caravans and 4 portable cabins and associated services, upgrading of access and formation of temporary car park.
Recommendation: Grant. 

6.9  Applicant: Mr Clair and Miss Helen Harper (18/05061/FUL) (PLN/023/19)
Location: Land 50 m West of Windygates, Newton Row, Wick (Ward 3).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse. 

6.10  Applicant: Cromarty Mussels, T/A MacKenzie Oysters (18/05344/FUL) (PLN/024/19)
Location: Cromarty Bay West, Cromarty (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Siting of marine shellfish farm (24,000 x 1 m x 3 m oyster trestles).
Recommendation: Grant.

6.11  Applicant: Diageo (18/05564/FUL) (PLN/025/19)
Location: Land 195 m SE of Talisker Distillery, Carbost (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Alterations and extension to existing distillery visitor centre car park. (Ward 10)
Recommendation: Grant.

6.12  Applicant: Mr and Mrs A Fraser (18/05804/PIP) (PLN/026/19)
Location: Land 90 m North East of Hopefield Cottage, Flowerburn, Rosemarkie (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: House site and entrance.
Recommendation: Refuse.  

6.13  Applicant: Mr R Wiseman (18/03848/FUL) (PLN/027/19)
Location: Land North of Boom House, Mellon Charles (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Construction of a private way for croft access from existing way.
Recommendation: Refuse.