Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 15 September 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 5 August 2020.

4.  Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/030/20 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 grid stability facility with ancillary works including landscaping, parking, grid connection, drainage and boundary enclosures (20/02866/PAN) (PLN/031/20)
Ward: 2
Applicant: WP Grid Services Ltd  
Site Address: Thurso South Substation, Geiselittle, Thurso, KW14 8YH.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/032/20 to PLN/034/20 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

6.1  Applicant: Gillian and Wayne Grant (19/00491/FUL) (PLN/032/20)
Location: Land 50 m NE of Mead Leays, Smiddy Wood, Strathpeffer (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Erection of dwelling.
Recommendation: Refuse.

6.2  Applicant: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (20/01014/S37) (PLN/033/20)
Location: Land 1250 M North of Crask Inn, Lairg  (Ward 01).
Nature of Development: Installation and operation of 132 kV overhead electric line to connect Creag Riabhach Wind Farm to the grid.
Recommendation: Raise No objection.