Agendas, reports and minutes

North Planning Applications Committee

Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2023

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Dear Member

A meeting of the North Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Wednesday 7 June 2023 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 Legal and  Governance)

1. Calling of the Roll and Apologies for Absence
Gairm a’ Chlàir agus Leisgeulan

2. Declarations of Interest/Transparency Statement
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt/ Aithris Fhollaiseachd

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 19 April 2023.

4. Major Development Update    
Iarrtasan Mòra

There is circulated Report No PLN/035/23 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 determinationThe 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: High voltage cable manufacturing plant (23/01272/PAN) (PLN/0036/23)
Ward: 07 – Tain and Easter Ross
Applicant: Global Energy Group Ltd
Site Address: Land 500M North of Nigg Welding School

Description: Installation of a battery storage development and associated infrastructure (22/06047/PAN) (PLN/0037/23)
Ward: 6 – Cromarty Firth
Applicant: Fig Power (subsidiary Of Hydrock)
Site Address: Land 225M West of Drumore Cottage, Swordale Evanton

6. Continued Item    
Cuspairean a' Leantainn 

Applicant: Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd (Mowi) (22/06182/FUL) (PLN/038/23)
Location: Fish Farm, Ardessie, Dundonnell (Ward 05).
Nature of Development: Fish farm brood stock facility: including main production building, egg incubation building, staff welfare and shorebase building, offices, plant, car parking and landscaping on site of existing fish farm.
Recommendation: GRANT. 

7. Planning Applications to be Determined    
Iarrtasan Dealbhaidh rin Dearbhadh

There are circulated Reports Nos PLN/039/23 to PLN/047/23 by the Area Planning Manager - North which are as follows:-

Applicant: Conon Brae Farms (20/02232/FUL) (PLN/039/23)
Location: Land 45m NW of Drummondreach Steading, Alcaig, Conon Bridge (Ward 09). 
Nature of Development: Erection of single house.
Recommendation: GRANT 

Applicant: A&W Sinclair (22/01586/S42) (PLN/040/23)
Location: Ruther Quarry, Watten, Wick (Ward 03).
Nature of Development: Section 42 application to amend condition 1 of planning permission 09/00129/FULCA - to extend operational life of quarry.
Recommendation: GRANT
Applicant: Cruive Ltd (22/03011/FUL) (PLN/041/23)
Location: Land 600M NE Of Tralorn, Battery Road, Castletown (Ward 02).
Nature of Development: Erection of 4no. bothies and office/service building and 
associated infrastructure.
Recommendation: GRANT
Applicant: Highland Alba Joinery Ltd (21/05231/FUL) (PLN/042/23)
Location: Land  North West Of Stafford Court, Dornoch (Ward 04).
Nature of Development: Erection of 10 flats, formation of site access, car parking arrangements,
landscaping, and ancillary works.
Recommendation: GRANT
Applicant: Munro Construction (Highland) Ltd (22/03414/S42) (PLN/043/23)
Location: Land 500M NW of Kilmore House, Wester Lonvine, Invergordon (Ward 07).
Nature of Development: Section 42 application to amend condition 1 of planning permission 05/00126/FULRC to extend operational life of quarry by 10 years.
Recommendation: GRANT 
Applicant: Munro Construction (Highland) Ltd (22/03417/S42) (PLN/044/23)
Location: Land 200M North of Rhicullen Farm, Invergordon (Ward 06).
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 to amend condition 2 of 04/00501/FULRC - extend sand and gravel workings by 10 years.
Recommendation: GRANT
Applicant: Cromartie Estate (23/00896/S42) (PLN/045/23)
Location: Land 160m West of Nutwood Strathpeffer (Ward 05).
Nature of Development: Application under Section 42 to remove condition 1 of Planning Permission 18/01017/PIP Erection of 15 houses (renewal of  14/02773/PIP).
Recommendation: GRANT
Applicant: Garvary Wind Farm Limited, C/O Coriolis Energy (21/01921/S36) (PLN/046/23)
Location: Land 4600M NE of Invershin Community Hall, Invershin. (Ward 01).
Nature of Development: Garvary Wind Farm - Erection and operation of wind farm for a period of 30 years, comprising of 25 (as amended) wind turbines with maximum blade tip height of up to 180m, access tracks, up to 6 borrow pits, substation, battery storage compound, control building, 4 meteorological masts, and ancillary infrastructure.
Recommendation: RAISE AN OBJECTION 

Applicant: Mr and Mrs Innes (22/02645/FUL) (PLN/047/23)
Location: Land 75M SW of Heights of Kilcoy, Muir of Ord (Ward 08).
Nature of Development: Erection of three holiday lodges and associated shared facilities for short term let (tourist) holiday accommodation.
Recommendation: GRANT