Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 10 September 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, 10 September 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 31 July 2019.

4.  Major Development Update 
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/063/19 (Plans pp 1 - 5) by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which provides a summary of all applications within the “Major” development category currently with the Planning and Development Service for determination and identifies those proposed applications subject to a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN). The report also details progress on applications 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: Slickly Wind Farm – consisting of up to 11 turbines up to 149.9 m to tip height and up to 49.89 mW generation capacity (19/03185/PAN) (PLN/064/19)
Ward: 3
Applicant: Slickly Wind Farm Limited
Site Address: Land 1650M East of Slickly Croft, Lyth, Wick.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/065/19 to PLN/075/19 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland  which are as follows:-

6.1 Applicant: Mrs Jan Whyte (18/05091/FUL) (PLN/065/19)
Location: Grounds of Ellen Vannin, Ellen Vannin, Balblair, IV7 8LL (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of 5 holiday lodges.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.2 Applicant: SMTA Ltd (18/05907/FUL) (PLN/066/19)
Location: Site 805M NE of Keepers House, Isle of Scalpay, Broadford (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Marine fish farm – new site consisting of 12 x 120 m circumference circular cages plus feed barge.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.3 Applicant: Mr Stuart Reedie (18/01184/FUL) (PLN/067/19)
Location: Former Stable Building, Robertson House, Greenhill Street, Dingwall (Ward 8).
Nature of Development: Erection of 3 no dwellings.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.4 Applicant: GEG Capital (North) Ltd (19/00657/FUL and 19/00654/LBC) (PLN/068/19)
Location: Ambassador House, Earls Cross Road, Dornoch, Sutherland (Ward 4).
Nature of Development: Conversion and alteration to form 9 apartments, erection of 4 semi-detached houses and the formation of new access road.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.5 Applicant: GEG Capital (North) Ltd (19/000658/FUL and 19/00655/LBC) (PLN/069/19)
Location: Earls Cross Cottage, Earls Cross Road, Dornoch, Sutherland (Ward 4).
Nature of Development: Demolition of former Earls Cross Cottage, erection of 12 detached houses, remote paths connection to Earls Cross Road and formation of access road (full planning permission and Listed Building Consent for demolition of Earls Cross Cottage).
Recommendation: Grant.

6.6 Applicant: G and M Properties Ltd (19/001059/FUL) (PLN/070/19)
Location: Waverly Inn, 1 Castle Street, Dingwall, IV15 9HU (Ward 8).
Nature of Development: Alterations and erection of first floor extension to form additional bedrooms and formation of vehicular entrance.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.7 Applicant: Mr John Macleod (19/002367/FUL) (PLN/071/19)
Location: 7 Newton Road South, Evanton, Dingwall, IV16 9UH (Ward 6).
Nature of Development: Erection of shed.
Recommendation: Grant

6.8 Applicant: Mr Alistair Sutherland (19/02601/FUL) (PLN/072/19)
Location: Land 100 m South of Free Church, Teangue (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.9 Applicant: Wathegar 2 Limited (19/02647/S42) (PLN/073/19)
Location: Land 100M NW Of Wathegar, Bilbster, Wick (Ward 3).
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 for the Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 14/01082/S42.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.10 Applicant: Global Energy Nigg Ltd (19/02777/FUL) (PLN/074/19)
Location: Land 230M West of Nigg Ferry Hotel, Nigg (Ward 7).
Nature of Development: Construction of new East Quay including dredging and piling, and the formation of laydown area for handling and temporary storage of North Sea oil related and renewable energy components.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.11 Applicant: Miss Fiona Matheson (19/02828/FUL) (PLN/075/19)
Location: Land 35 m SE of 56 Feddon Hill, Fortrose (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of house and garage.
Recommendation: Grant.