Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 20 October 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 15 September 2020.

4.  Major Development Update 
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/034/20 (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: Erection of Lochluichart Wind Farm Extension II comprising up to 5 wind turbines of no more than 149.9 m to blade tip height (with an overall generating capacity of up to 25 MW) and associated infrastructure for an operational period of up to 40 years. (20/03727/PAN) (PLN/035/20)
Ward: 5
Applicant: Bluebell Wind Farm Limited
Site Address: Land between Lochluichart and Loch Glascarnoch, Garve.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/036/20 to PLN/042/20 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

6.1 Applicant: Diageo Scotland Ltd (20/00848/FUL) (PLN/036/20)
Location: Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, IV47 8SR (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Proposed visitor centre cafe and private client space together with alterations to existing visitor centre car park, landscaping and associated works.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.2 Applicant: Kilmac Energy (Glen Ullinish) Ltd (20/01129/S42) (PLN/037/20)
Location: Land 1800 m South East of Balmenach, Glen Ullinish, Struan (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Section 42 application for non-compliance with condition 1 of Glen Ullinish Wind Farm as consented (14/03964/FUL).
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.3  Applicant:  (Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission Plc (20/01595/S37) (PLN/038/20)
Location: Land 300 m West of Achunabust Farm, Reay (Ward 2).
Nature of Development: Install and keep installed the proposed Limekiln Wind Farm 132 kV Grid Connection overhead electric line.
Recommendation: Raise no objection.  

6.4 Applicant: Infinergy Limited (20/01905/S36) (PLN/039/20)
Location: Land 3080 m West of Shepherds Cottage, Shebster, Thurso (Ward 2).
Nature of Development: Limekiln Extension Wind Farm - Erection and Operation of a Wind Farm for a period of 30 years, comprising of 5 Wind Turbines with a maximum blade tip height 149.9m, with access tracks, hardstanding areas, substation, battery storage facility, control building compound, borrow pits and cabling.
Recommendation: Raise no objection.

6.5  Applicant: Campbell Dickson (20/02709/FUL) (PLN/040/20)
Location: Portree Hotel, Somerled Square, Portree (Ward 10)
Nature of Development: Erection of temporary decking seating bays and dining pods.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.6 Applicant: Mr and Mrs Wilson (20/02826/FUL) (PLN/041/20)
Location: Land 105 m North of 1 Dalmore Farm Cottages, Alness (Ward 6).
Nature of Development: Erection of farm shop and cafe and formation of car park, play area and animal petting area.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.7 Applicant: Mr Andrew Harris (19/03594/FUL) (PLN/042/20)
Location: Land 55 m NE of Keiss Harbour House, High Street, Keiss (Ward 3).
Nature of Development: Siting of holiday cabin and holiday pods.
Recommendation: Grant.