Dumfries and Galloway Council Minutes

Date:
Wednesday 9 July 2014
Time:
10.30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Ronnie Nicholson (Leader)-North West Dumfries
Graham Bell-North West Dumfries
Ian Blake-Abbey
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Karen Carruthers-Annandale East and Eskdale
Finlay Carson-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Brian Collins-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Rob Davidson-Abbey
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Peter Diggle-Annandale North
Archie Dryburgh-Annandale East and Eskdale
Gillian Dykes-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Grahame Forster-Wigtown West
Alistair Geddes-Mid Galloway
Patsy Gilroy-Dee
Jack Groom-Nith
Yen Hongmei Jin-Lochar
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Jane S Maitland-Dee
Denis R Male-Annandale East and Eskdale
John Martin-Nith
Jim McClung-Wigtown West
Jim McColm-Mid Galloway
Marion McCutcheon-Stranraer and North Rhins
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway
Ronnie E Ogilvie-Annandale South
Craig Peacock-Annandale East and Eskdale
George N Prentice-Castle Douglas and Glenkens
Willie Scobie-Stranraer and North Rhins
Colin Smyth-Nith
Davie Stitt-Abbey
John Syme-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Graeme Tait-Annandale North
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Ted Thompson-Lochar
Roberta Tuckfield-Wigtown West
Alastair Witts-Nith
Colin Wyper-Dee
Apologies:
Iain Dick - Stranraer and North Rhins
Tom A McAughtrie - Abbey
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Sean W Marshall - Annandale South
Andrew S Wood - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

42 Members present, 5 apologies

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

A number of Declaration of Interest were made by Members in relation to issues contained within item 3 on the agenda calling the meeting (Dumfries and Galloway Local Development Plan: Adoption):-

 

2.1      Graham Bell, Peter Diggle and Gill Dykes declared an interest in the totality of this item by virue of their business interests and determined that their interests were such that they would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

2.2      Patsy Gilroy, by virtue of family business interests, but determined that her interest was such that she would remain in the meeting.

 

2.3      Graham Nicol, by virtue of a neighbour interest, and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of matters relating to Creetown.

 

2.4      George N Prentice, by virtue of being a shareholder of Wallets Marts, and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of matters relating to Castle Douglas.

 

MEMBERS - Graham Bell, Peter Diggle and Gill Dykes left the meeting - 39 Members present

 
3 DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: ADOPTION - REPORT BY DIRECTOR PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT SERVICES

PROCEDURE - Members recorded their concerns regarding aspects of the statutory examination processs particularly in relation to the lack of local consultation on recommended new sites or deleted sites - specific concerns raised by Members individually have been recorded separately for future reference.

 

MEMBER - Marion McCutcheon left the meeting during consideration of the following item - 38 Members present
 

Decision

 

NOTED

 

3.1      the findings of the implications of the modifications in respect of the Strategic Environmental Assessment;

 

3.2      the findings of the implications of the modifications in respect of the Habitat Regulations Appraisal;

  

AGREED

 

3.4      having been fully scrutinised by Members, the modifications recommended in the Examination Report to the Proposed Local Development Plan;

 

3.5      to delegate authority to the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services to make further minor technical and consequential modifications to the Plan as required to improve presentation and ensure consistency;

 

3.6      to delegate authority to the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services to notify the Scottish Ministers of the Council’s intention to adopt the Proposed Local Development Plan as modified;

 

3.7      to the adoption of the Local Development Plan following completion of the relevant adoption procedures;

 

3.8      to delegate authority to the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services to report to the Economy, Environment and Infrastructure Committee the updated Action Programme, the Strategic Environmental Assessment Post Adoption Statement and Supplementary Guidance for adoption; and

 

3.9      that the Council's THANKS be extended to the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services and his team for their assistance with the Proposed Local Development Plan process.

Head of Planning and Building Standards

4 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

Decision

 

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
3 Action by Head of Planning and Building Standards - completed and adopted in September 2014