Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 2 March 2021

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 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 January 2021.

4.  Major Development Update 
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/011/21 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.  Planning Applications to be Determined 
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/012/21 to PLN/022/21 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

5.1 Applicant: Mr D MacDonald (20/03497/FUL) (PLN/012/21)
Location: Land 15 m NW of Lower Flat, Hill House, Stormy Hill Road, Portree (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Change of use of first floor to class 9 residential and alterations to the building. 
Recommendation: Refuse.  

5.2 Applicant: Community Out West Trust (20/03514/FUL) (PLN/013/21)
Location: Kinlochewe Public Toilets, Slioch Terrace, Kinlochewe (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Demolition of existing and erection of public toilet/shower building with community room, alterations to car park layout and installation of chemical waste disposal point for camper use
Recommendation: Grant.  

5.3  Applicant: A A and D Fraser Ltd, per Kearnico Consulting Ltd (20/03690/FUL) (PLN/014/21)
Location: Pitgrudy Sand and Gravel Pit, Dornoch, IV25 3NB (Ward 4).
Nature of Development: . Extract and primary process sand and gravel, process construction and demolition waste.
Recommendation: Grant.  

5.4 Applicant: Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association (20/03834/S42) (PLN/015/21)
Location: Land 85 m South of Boreraig Place, Broadford (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 to develop land without compliance with conditions 18a, 18c and 18d of planning permission 19/05003/PIP and seek their removal from the consent.
Recommendation: Refuse. 

5.5  Applicant: Mr S Brown (20/04158/FUL) (PLN/016/21)
Location: Land 70M NW of House of Shannon, Wester Templands, Fortrose (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Formation of access (amendment to planning permission 18/02562/PIP - formation of house site)
Recommendation: Grant.

5.6 Applicant: A and P Grewar (20/04308/FUL) (PLN/017/21)
Location: Taeblair Munlochy, IV8 8NZ (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of grain store building.
Recommendation: Grant.  

5.7  Applicant: Ben Aketil Wind Energy Ltd (20/04369/S42) (PLN/018/21)
Location: Ben Aketil Extension Wind Farm, Land 900 m North of Ben Aketil, Edinbane (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Ben Aketil Wind Farm - Application to carry out development otherwise than in accordance with conditions 2, 16, 19, 20 and 21 of permission (ref 09/00115/FULSL).
Recommendation:  Grant.

5.8  Applicant: Ben Aketil Wind Energy Ltd (20/04370/S42) (PLN/019/21)
Location: Ben Aketil Wind Farm, Land at Monadh Choishleader, Edinbane (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Ben Aketil Wind Farm - Application to carry out development otherwise than in accordance with conditions 1, 4, 13 and 19 and 20 of permission (ref 02/0000275/FULSL).
Recommendation: Grant.

5.9  Applicant: Infinergy Limited (20/04917/FUL) (PLN/020/21)
Location: Land 2200 m SW of Broubster Cottage, Shebster, Thurso (Ward 2).
Nature of Development: Installation of an 80 m tall anemometer mast and associated solar array power unit.
Recommendation: Grant.

5.10  Applicant: WHP Ltd and Scottish Futures Trust (20/04970/FUL) (PLN/021/21)
Location: Land 375 m NW of Clashnastruag, 257 Tubeg, Skerray (Ward 1).
Nature of Development:  Installation of a 10 m high timber-clad monopole mast with 3 antennae on a concrete foundation and 2 equipment cabinets at 1.6 m and 1.3 m in height all set within a 7.5 m x 10.0 m compound enclosed by a 1.2 m wood fence. 
Recommendation: Grant.

5.11  Applicant:  Highland Housing Alliance (20/03812/FUL) (PLN/022/21)
Location: Phase 2, St Andrews Road, Dingwall (Ward 8).
Nature of Development: Erection of 34 housing units (14 houses and 20 flats),
Recommendation: Grant.

5.12 Applicant: Kishorn Port Limited (20/03543/S42) (PLN/023/21)
Location: Land to SW of Drydock, Kishorn (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: . Application for non-compliance with condition 1 of Planning Permission 18/05057/S42 to permit the de-commissioning of shipping vessels.
Recommendation: Grant.