Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021

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A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 10.00 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 2 March 2021.

4.  Major Development Update 
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/024/21 (Plans pp 1 - 6) 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: Upgrade to existing slipway, construction of new breakwater, installation of pontoon, construction of approximately 7 storage sheds, construction of toilet facilities, delivery of access improvements and ancillary infrastructure, quarrying of required rock from Lealt quarry. (21/01170/PAN) (PLN/025/21)
Ward: 10
Applicant: Staffin Community Trust  
Site Address: Staffin Boatslip and Breakwater, Staffin.

6.  Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/026/21 to PLN/033/21 by the Acting Head of Development Management – Highland which are as follows:-

6.1 Applicant: Lochcarron Estate (20/02282/PIP) (PLN/026/21)
Location: Land 60 m East of Uisge Mara, Dalacladdich Road, Lochcarron (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.2  Applicant: Tulloch Homes Ltd (20/02588/FUL) (PLN/027/21)
Location: Land North of 2 Bayfield Road, Portree, Isle of Skye (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Proposed development to create 6 (previously 8) flats.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.3 Applicant: Kishorn Port Limited (20/03541/FUL) (PLN/028/21)
Location: Land at Kishorn Base, Kishorn (Ward 5).
Nature of Development: Extension to dry dock and change of use of land to allow decommissioning of marine structures. Construction of access road.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.4 Applicant: Mr Ewen Ross (20/04224/PIP) (PLN/029/21)
Location: Land 50 m NE of Grianan Brae of Kinkell Conon Bridge (Ward 9).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.5 Applicant: Mr Ross Lambie (20/04824/PIP, 20/04825/PIP and 20/04826/PIP) (PLN/030/21)
Location: Land SW of Tigh Na Greine, Broadford (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of a house.
Recommendation: Grant.

6.6  Applicant: Mr and Mrs B Wilkinson (21/00353/FUL) (PLN/031/21)
Location: Land 25 m NE of Parkside Dunhallin, Isle of Skye (Ward 10).
Nature of Development: Erection of house.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.7  Applicant: Smoo Cave Hotel (Hugh Morrison) (21/00671/FUL) (PLN/032/21)
Location: Smoo Cave Hotel, Lerin, Durness, Lairg, IV27 4QB (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Form new 6 room accommodation annex.
Recommendation: Grant.  

6.8  Applicant: Breedon Northern (20/01684/S42) (PLN/033/21)
Location: Ardchronie Quarry, Ardgay, IV24 3DJ (Ward 1).
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 of the Act for non-compliance with condition 1 of planning permission 09/00008/FULSU to extend the period of time for extraction.
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: E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Developments Ltd (16/004966/S36) (WIN-270-10)
Location: Land 2040  NE of Bulreanrob, Lybster (Ward 3)
Nature of Development:  Construction and operation of the Golticlay Wind Farm. 

The Committee is invited to note the decision of the Scottish Ministers to allow the application made under Section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 and to grant deemed planning permission. A copy of the notice of decision is enclosed. To save resources, the decision letter and report can be accessed using the eplanning search facility for application ref 16/004966/S36: