Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019

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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 11 June 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

Claire McArthur, 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 30 April 2019.

4. Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLS/037/19 (Plans pp 1 - 3) by the Area Planning Manager - South, 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: Residential development and associated infrastructure. (19/02244/PAN) (PLS/038/19)
Ward: 12 – Aird and Loch Ness
Applicant: Springfield Properties PLC
Site Address: Land Adjacent to Fire Station, East End, Beauly.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLS/039/19 to PLS/0**/19 by the Area Planning Manager – South which are as follows:-               

Applicant: Mr Paul Nicoll (18/05901/S42) (PLS/039/19)
Location: Balnagowan Island, Duror. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 for non-compliance with Condition 3 of planning permission 11/00990/FUL.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: The Highland Council (18/05939/MSC) (PLS/040/19)
Location: Land 400M NE of Blar Mor Industrial Estate, Lochyside, Fort William. (Ward 11)
Nature of Development: Erection of 117 unit residential development and associated infrastructure - approval of matters specified in conditions 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 16, 17, 21 and 22 of Planning Permission 18/03647/PIP.
Recommendation: Approve matters specified.

Applicant: Link Group Ltd (19/00897/PIP and 19/00898/FUL) (PLS/041/19)
Location: Land at Upper Achintore, Fort William. (Ward 21)
Nature of Developments: 19/00897/PIP – New residential development of up to 325 dwellings including landscaping, access and associated site development works.
19/00898/FUL – Formation of roads, access, drainage, foundations, ground works and services for all phases of development and erection of 176 houses and associated works.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: The Highland Council (19/00503/FUL) (PLS/042/19)
Location: Longman Landfill Site, Stadium Road, Inverness. (Ward 16)
Nature of Development: Erection of a materials recovery facility to process biodegradable municipal waste; office and welfare facilities; weighbridge, access road, car parking and landscaping.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Breedon Northern Ltd (18/05787/FUL) (PLS/043/19)
Location: Land 575M SW of Upper Remore, Nairn. (Ward 18)
Nature of Development: Construction a sand and gravel quarry.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Tarmac Caledonian Ltd (19/00542/S42) (PLS/044/19)
Location: Park Quarry, Nairn. (Ward 18)
Nature of Development: Section 42 Planning Application to vary Condition 5 of planning permission 09/00089/FULNA to extend operational life of quarry.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Scottish Water (19/01909/FUL) (PLS/045/19)
Location: Land 50M South East of Tomboyach House, Nethy Bridge Road, Boat of Garten. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Installation of odour abatement measures, 2 x dosing kiosks and safety shower, scrubber unit and weather station.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Forrest Developments Ltd (19/01124/S42) (PLS/046/19)
Location: Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd, Nairn, IV12 5QF. (Ward 18)
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 (Erection of a Class 1 retail unit & a restaurant with drive-thru lane (Sui Generis) with associated parking & other ancillary works) to vary Condition 3 (18/00906/FUL) - Amend opening hours for restaurant and drive-thru.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Ms F Newton (19/00664/PIP and 19/00667/PIP) (PLS/047/19)
Location: Land 150M South of South Lodge, Ness Castle, Inverness. (Ward 15)
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse

Applicant: Mr Peter Roy (19/00703/FUL) (PLS/048/19)
Location: Land 150M NE of Larisa House, Bunloit, Drumnadrochit. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse

7. Decision on 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: Highland Housers Ltd (PPA-270-2206) (18/04143/FUL)
Location: Land on Telford Road to rear of Rockburn Cottage, 58 Lochalsh Road, Inverness, IV3 8HW. (Ward 14)
Nature of Appeal: Erection of 2 semi-detached houses.

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