Agendas, reports and minutes

South Planning Applications Committee

Date: Friday, 9 October 2020

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A meeting of the South Planning Applications Committee will take place in the via MS Teams on Friday, 9 October 2020 at 12pm.

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

Claire McArthur, Principal Solicitor
(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 South Planning Applications Committee held on 18 August 2020.

4. Major Development Update 
 Iarrtasan Mòra

 There is circulated Report No PLS/045/20 by the Area Planning Manager - South, which provides a summary of all cases within the “Major” development category currently with the Planning and Development Service for determination.

 The Committee is invited to note the current position of these applications.

5. Major Developments – Pre-application consultations
 Leasachaidhean Mòra – Co-chomhairle Ro-iarrtais

Description:  Battery energy storage system 30MW comprising steel containers, GRP substation, tree planting and fencing (20/02740/PAN) (PLS/046/20)
Ward: 12
Applicant: Intelligent Land Investments Group Plc
Site Address: Land 325M SW Of Torrdhuin, Auchteraw, Fort Augustus.

6. Planning Applications to be Determined 
 Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLS/047/20 to PLS/049/20 by the Area Planning Manager – South which are as follows:-

Applicant: Tulloch Homes Ltd; Mackenzie Parks LLP; D&N Mackenzie LLP (19/05179/FUL) (PLS/047/20)
Location: Land 160M SW of 1 Parks of Inshes, Old Edinburgh Road South, Inverness. (Ward 19)
Nature of Development: Erection of 155no houses, roads, landscaping and infrastructure.
Recommendation: Grant.
Applicant: Forest Holidays Ltd (20/00311/FUL) (PLS/048/20)
Location: Land 450M SW Of Highland Wood Energy, Lochaber Rural Complex, Aonach Mor Access Road, Fort William. (Ward 21)
Nature of Development: Erection of 50 cabins with associated forest retreat, manager's accommodation, cycle store, maintenance area, internal roads, paths, utilities (including renewable heating technologies) and drainage.
Recommendation: Grant.

Applicant: The Highland Council (20/00338/FUL) (PLS/049/20)
Location: 62 King Street, Nairn. (Ward 18)
Nature of Development: Erection of 12 flats and CAB offices.
Recommendation: Grant.