Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Wednesday, 7 August 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 Wednesday, 7 August 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 11 June 2019.

4.Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLS/049/19 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: Erection of 50no cabins with associated forest retreat, managers accommodation, cycle store, maintenance area, internal roads, paths and utilities and drainage infrastructure. (19/02871/PAN) (PLS/050/19)
Ward: 21 – Fort William and Ardnamurchan
Applicant: Forest Holidays
Site Address: Land 450M SW of Highland Wood Energy, Lochaber Rural Complex, Aonach Mor Access Road, Fort William.

Description: Proposed residential development. (19/02872/PAN) (PLS/051/19)
Ward: 17 – Culloden and Ardersier
Applicant: The Highland Council
Site Address: Land 370M SE of Balloch Farm, Cherry Park, Balloch, Inverness.

Description: Residential development (in principle), means of access, and associated infrastructure. (19/02938/PAN) (PLS/052/19)
Ward: 19 – Inverness South
Applicant: R F More (Properties) Limited
Site Address: Inshes Small Holding (north), Wester Inshes, Inverness, IV2 5BG.

Description: Demolition of the existing building and erection of 162 bedroom courtyard by Marriott Hotel comprising retail unit on the ground floor. (19/03401/PAN) (PLS/053/19)
Ward: 14 – Inverness Central
Applicant: Bricks Capital
Site Address: 122B Academy Street, Inverness.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLS/054/19 to PLS/063/19 by the Area Planning Manager – South which are as follows:-                                                                              

Applicant: Ossian Developments Ltd (18/05376/FUL) (PLS/054/19)
Location: Land 80M South of Bratach Ban, Lettermore, Ballachulish. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Installation of 7 holiday pods and associated services.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: ILI (Highlands PSH) Ltd (18/05427/S36) (PLS/055/19)
Location: Land 630m east of Park Cottage, Dores. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: To construct and operate a pumped storage hydro scheme approximately 14km SW of Inverness.
Recommendation: Raise No Objection.

Applicant: Millers of Speyside Ltd (19/01264/FUL) (PLS/056/19)
Location: 9 Castle Road East, Grantown-On-Spey, PH26 3HS. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Change of use from residential to HMO (Class 7).
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Millers of Speyside Ltd (19/01265/FUL) (PLS/057/19)
Location: 14 Castle Road East, Grantown-On-Spey, PH26 3HS. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Change of use from residential to HMO (Class 7).
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: B & L Properties Ltd (19/02069/FUL) (PLS/058/19)
Location: Ross House, 14 Ardross Street, Inverness, IV3 5NS. (Ward 13)
Nature of Development: Construction of 8 new mews style serviced apartments to the rear of Ross House.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr S. Dickson (19/01133/FUL) (PLS/059/19)
Location: Land 30m North of Balnastraid, Duthil, Carrbridge. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Part change of use of outbuilding to staff welfare accommodation (in retrospect).
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr S. Dickson (19/01136/FUL) (PLS/060/19)
Location: Land 30m North of Balnastraid, Duthil, Carrbridge. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Temporary storage of two static caravans.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Macdonald Ground Works Ltd (19/00347/FUL) (PLS/061/19)
Location: Lairgandour, Daviot, Inverness, IV2 6XN. (Ward 12)
Nature of Development: Internal recycling facility.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Mr Matthew Hamlet (19/01281/FUL) (PLS/062/19)
Location: Little Mockbeggar, Woodside Avenue, Grantown-On-Spey, PH26 3JR. (Ward 20)
Nature of Development: Conversion of existing garage and accommodation over, and erection of single storey extension to form house.
Recommendation: Grant

Applicant: Clash Gour Holdings Limited (18/05996/S36) (PLS/063/19)
Location: Clash Gour Wind Farm, South of Forres. (Within Moray Council Area – adjacent to Highland Council Wards 18 and 20)
Nature of Development: Construction of Clash Gour Wind Farm - comprised of 48 turbines with a ground to blade tip height of between 136m and 176m, with an installed capacity in excess of 50MW.
Recommendation: Raise an Objection