Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 3 March 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, 3 March 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 21 January 2020.

4.  Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/006/20 (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: Stemster Wind Farm - up to 13 wind turbine generators of up to 175 metre tip height, with a capacity not exceeding 49 mW (20/00393/PAN) (PLN/007/20)
Ward: 3
Applicant: Innogy Renewables UK Ltd
Site Address: Land 1120 m SE of Achvanich Farmhouse, Latheron.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined 
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/008/20 to PLN/012/20 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

6.1  Applicant: Strathpeffer Residents’ Association (19/03841/FUL) (PLN/008/20)
Location: Play Area, Ord Terrace, Strathpeffer (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Installation of footpath network, play areas, bike track, storage shed and raised beds. 
Recommendation: Grant.

6.2 Applicant: Mr Hamish Cromarty (19/04420/FUL) (PLN/009/20)
Location: Land 75 m NE of Brackla Wood, Culbokie (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse.  

6.3 Applicant: Mrs Julie Lewis (19/04769/PIP) (PLN/010/20)
Location: Land 125 m NW of Catreff, Newton Row, Wick (Ward 3).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse.  

6.4  Applicant: Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association (19/05003/PIP) (PLN/011/20)
Location: Land 85M South Of 12 Boreraig Place, Broadford (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Construction of 54 affordable housing units and associated infrastructure.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.5 Applicant: Mr Allan Ross (19/05596/PIP) (PLN/012/20)
Location: Land 60 m SE of Mianree, Hartfield Road, Tain (Ward 7).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Refuse

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: Mr Mohamed (16/01059/FUL) (PPA-270-2219)
Location: 1 Castle Street, Dingwall (Ward 9)
Nature of Development:  Alterations and erection of first floor extension to form additional bedrooms. 

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter appointed by the Scottish Ministers to allow the appeal and to grant planning permission subject to the conditions contained in the Decision Letter.

7.2  Applicant: Coul Links Ltd (17/04601/FUL) (NA-HLD-086)
Location: Land 1700 m NW of Embo Community Centre, School Street, Embo, Dornoch (Coul Links), IV25 3PZ (Ward 4)
Nature of Development:  Development of 18 hole golf course, erection of Clubhouse, renovation of existing buildings for maintenance facility, pro-shop, caddy hut, workshop, administration building, information booth, formation of new private access from C1026. 

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Scottish Ministers to refuse planning permission for the reasons contained in the Decision Letter.