Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2020

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday, 5 August 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 June 2020.

4.  Major Development Update 
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/025/20 (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: Sallachy Wind Farm – Erection of a wind farm of up to 9 turbines with a blade tip height of up to 149.9 m, access tracks, access to the public road network, electrical cabling, onsite substation, laydown areas, permanent anemometer mast and other associated infrastructure (generating capacity of up to 50 mW) (20/02189/PAN) (PLN/026/20)
Ward: 1
Applicant: Sallachy Wind Farm Ltd
Site Address: Land at Sallachy Estate, Lairg.

5.2  Description: Lairg II Wind Farm - Construction of a wind farm up to 10 turbines (7 turbines to a maximum tip height of 190 m and 3 turbines to a maximum tip height of 150 m), including associated infrastructure (20/02607/PAN) (PLN/027/20)
Ward: 1
Applicant: EnergyFarm UK Lairg LLP
Site Address: Land at 100 m SE of 104 Torroble, Lairg.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/028/20 to PLN/029/20 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

6.1 Applicant: Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association (19/04529/FUL) (PLN/028/20)
Location: Development site, South of Achmore Road, Kyleakin (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of 32 residential units (28 affordable units), access road and off-site road improvements, associated parking and landscaping (amended description).
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.2  Applicant:  Ben Loyal Ltd (19/05343/FUL) (PLN/029/20)
Location: Peter Burr Stores, Tongue, Lairg, IV27 4XF (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Change of use and erection of extensions to storage buildings to form restaurant.  Alterations to Dunvarich House.  Demolition of shop, garage, Beechwood Cottage, outbuildings, fuel pumps and underground tank. Erection of shop, fuel station, events space, guest and staff accommodation, microbrewery and site office.
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: Mr Hamish Cromarty (19/04420/PIP) (PPA-270-2225)
Location: Land 75 metres North east of Brackla Wood, Culbokie, IV7 8GY (Ward 9)
Nature of Development:  Erection of house. 

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter to dismiss the appeal made under Section 47 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and to refuse planning permission for the reasons stated in the Decision Notice.