Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020

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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, 21 January 2020 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 26 November 2019.

4.  Major Development Update 
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/001/20 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: Erection of wind farm and associated infrastructure with overall generating capacity exceeding 20 MW (Drum Hollistan Wind Farm) (19/005043/PAN) (PLN/002/20)
Ward: 2
Drum Hollistan Renewables LLP  
Site Address: Land 2215 m SW of Under Keepers Cottage, Sandside, Reay.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined - Hearing
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh - Èisteachd

6.1 Applicant: Organic Sea Harvest (19/03093/FUL) (PLN/003/20) (PLN/092/20)
Location: Land 1520 m NE of Bridgend Cottage, Flodigarry, Portree (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: New marine fish farm for atlantic salmon consisting of 12 x 120 m circumference circular cages in an 80 m mooring grid with associated feed barge.        Recommendation: Grant. 

This item is subject to a pre-determination hearing. 

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

7.  Continued Item 
Cuspairean a' Leantainn

7.1 Applicant: Mr Stuart Reedie (18/01184/FUL) (PLN/004/20) (PLN/067/19)
Location:  Land adjacent to former Stable Building, Robertson House, Greenhill Street, Dingwall (Ward 8).
Nature of Development: Erection of 3 houses.
Recommendation: Approve. 

8.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There is circulated Report No PLN/005/20 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

8.1 Applicant: Safe As Houses (19/03444/FUL) (PLN/005/20)
Location: The Moorings, Great North Road, Muir of Ord, IV6 7SX (Ward 8).
Nature of Development: Demolition of building and erection of 6 unit assisted care facility.
Recommendation: Grant