Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 8 October 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, 8 October 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 10 September 2019.

4.  Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/076/19 (Plans pp 1 - 5) 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: Major development of a vertical launch space port comprising assembly building with ancillary structures, launch operations and control centre, access roads and car parking, antenna farms, commodity farms, launch pad complex, launch towers, safety and security fencing and associated infrastructure.  (19/04008/PAN) (PLN/077/19)
Ward: 1
Applicant: Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Site Address: Land 2600 m SW of Dunbuie, Talmine, Tongue.

5.2  Description: Proposed development of up to 11 wind turbines, with surrounding infrastructure including a battery storage compound, associated crane pads, access tracks, a substation, control room and temporary construction compound.  (19/04209/PAN) (PLN/078/19)
Ward: 6
Applicant: Energiekontor UK Ltd
Site Address: Land approximately 4 km NE of Ardross and approximately 8 km NW of Alness.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/079/19 to PLN/082/19 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland  which are as follows:-

6.1 Applicant: Mr Kenneth Gollan (18/04760/FUL) (PLN/079/19)
Location: The Plockton Inn, Innes Street, Plockton, IV52 8TW (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Demolition of outbuilding and erection of extension to restaurant, erection of two service/accommodation buildings (12 guest rooms) and formation of parking area.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.2 Applicant: Mr David Maclean (19/00869/PIP) (PLN/080/19)
Location: 12 Sconser, Isle of Skye (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse.  

6.3 Applicant: Mr David Miller (19/02453/FUL) (PLN/081/19)
Location: Land 60 m NE of Longberry House, Oldwick, Wick (Ward 3).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse.

6.4  Applicant: The Highland Council (19/02571/FUL) (PLN/082/19)
Location:  Former Maryburgh Primary School, Hood Street, Maryburgh, IV7 8EB (Ward 8).
Nature of Development: Erection of 12 flats, 1 bungalow and three terraced units.
Recommendation: Grant.

7.  Decision of Appeals to the Scottish Government Planning and Environmental Appeals Division 
Co-dhùnadh mu Iarrtas do Bhuidheann-stiùiridh Riaghaltas na h-Alba airson Lùth agus Atharrachadh Aimsir

7.1  Applicant: Margaret Robertson (18/03994/PIP) (PPA-270-2213)
Location: 7 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye, IV42 8NH (Ward 10)
Nature of Development:  Erection of a dwelling house. 

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to dismiss the appeal and refuse planning permission in principle for the reasons stated in the decision letter.