Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022

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This meeting was rescheduled from 13 to 27 September, 2022

A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday, 27 September 2022 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 provide some information on the nature of the interest and leave the meeting at the appropriate time.  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 10 August 2022.

4.    Major Development Update
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/063/22 (Plans pp 1 - 10) by the Area Planning Manager – North 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

    Description: Whisky maturation warehousing site and associated roads and infrastructure (22/03450/PAN) (PLN/064/22)
    Ward: 06
    Applicant: Whyte & Mackay 
    Site Address: Land to the West of Cromarty Firth Industrial Park, Invergordon.
    Description: Allt Na Moine Hydro Electric Station Grid Connection – Installation and operation of approximately 26 kilometres of underground 33kv electricity cable (22/03544/PAN) (PLN/065/22)
    Ward: 05
    Applicant: Renewable Energy Transmission Ltd 
    Site Address: Land 1570M East of Collie Mhuiridh, Applecross

6.    Planning Applications to be Determined
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/066/22 to PLN/072/22 by the Area Planning Manager – North which are as follows:-
    Applicant: Springfield Properties PLC (21/04031/FUL) (PLN/066/22)
    Location: Land 120M North of Glenburn, Station Road, Dornoch (Ward 04). 
    Nature of Development: Erection of 112 residential units.
    Recommendation: Grant 
    Applicant: Whiterow Properties Ltd (21/05855/FUL) (PLN/067/22)
    Location: Land 40M West of McColls Store Gairloch (Ward 05).
    Nature of Development: Erection of retail unit.
    Recommendation: Grant 

    Applicant: Mr Campbell Dickson (22/01508/FUL) (PLN/068/22)
    Location: Wych Hazel, 3 East Park, Portree (Ward 10).
    Nature of Development: Change of use from house to House in Multiple Occupancy.
    Recommendation: Grant         
    Applicant: Mr Sandy Munro (22/02050/FUL) (PLN/069/22)
    Location: Sonas, Lochussie, Conon Bridge, Dingwall (Ward 08).
    Nature of Development:     Erection of 4no. self contained holiday letting units and associated servicing.
    Recommendation: Refuse 
    Applicant: Midfearn Distillery Company Limited (22/02261/FUL) (PLN/070/22)
    Location: Land 470M North West Of Farmhouse, Easter Fearn, Ardgay (Ward 04).
    Nature of Development: Erection and operation of whisky distillery with associated warehousing, bottling facility, tank farm, energy centre, landscaping and associated infrastructure.
    Recommendation: Grant 
    Applicant: Groam House Museum (22/02374/FUL) (PLN/071/22)
    Location: Arndene, 19 High Street, Rosemarkie, Fortrose, IV10 8UF (Ward 09).
    Nature of Development:     Change of use from residential to museum and erection of replacement building.
    Recommendation: Grant 
    Applicant: Mr Sean & Mrs Jane Laird (22/02780/FUL) (PLN/072/22)
    Location: Land 180M East Of East Achinchanter Cottage, Dornoch  (Ward 04).
    Nature of Development: Erection of a house and stables/outbuildings,
    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

    Applicant: M T Austin (PPA-270-2263) (21/04972/FUL)
    Location: Land 60m NW of 12 Knock Shortie Road, Portmahomack, IV20 1RL (Ward 07)
    Nature of Development:  Erection of three houses.  

 Further to the Reporter’s Notice of Intention to grant planning permission reported to the last meeting of the Committee, the Committee is invited to note the decision of the Reporter appointed by the Scottish Ministers to allow the appeal and grant planning permission subject to the six conditions listed at the end of the decision notice. Attention is drawn to the three advisory notes at the end of the notice.