Agendas, reports and minutes

Highland Council

Date: Friday, 22 November 2019

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A Special Meeting of the Highland Council will be held in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Friday, 22 November 2019 at 10.30 am.

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 planning application 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.

You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

Yours faithfully

Stewart Fraser
Head of Corporate Governance


1.  Calling of the Roll and Apologies for Absence
A’ Gairm a’ Chlair agus Leisgeulan

2.  Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pairt

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.  Applications to be Determined
Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There is circulated Report Nos HC/60/19 and HC/52/19 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland, as follows:-

3.1 Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (19/00374/FUL) (HC/60/19) (HC/51/19)
Location: Land 1000 m SE of Dalchork House, Lairg.
Nature of Development: Erection and operation of a 132 kV substation comprising platform area, control building, associated plant and infrastructure, ancillary facilities, public road improvements to the A836 between the site entrance and the junction with the A838, upgrade of an existing forest track, site compound (half of which will remain permanent for operational purposes) and landscape works (Ward 1 – North, West and Central Sutherland.
Recommendation: Grant.

This item is subject to a pre-determination hearing. 

A copy of the Council’s Planning Applications Hearings Procedure is appended.

3.2 Applicant: Scottish and Southern Electricity Works (19/01236/S37) (HC/52/19)
Location: Land 1000 m SE of Dalchork House, Lairg (Ward 1 – North, West and Central Sutherland.
Nature of Development: Lairg to Loch Buidhe 132 kV overhead line.
Recommendation: Raise no objection.