Dumfries and Galloway Council Minutes

Date:
Thursday 18 January 2018
Time:
1:30pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Elaine Murray (Leader)-Nith
Rob Davidson (Depute Leader)-Abbey
Ian Blake-Abbey
Richard Brodie-Annandale South
Dougie Campbell-Dee and Glenkens
John Campbell-Nith
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Karen Carruthers-Annandale East and Eskdale
Jim H Dempster-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Archie Dryburgh-Annandale East and Eskdale
Doug Fairbairn-Annandale North
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Andrew Giusti-Stranraer and the Rhins
Katie Hagmann-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Iain Howie-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
David Inglis-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
David James-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Malcolm Johnstone-Nith
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Tracey Little-Lochar
Sean W Marshall-Annandale South
John Martin-Nith
Henry McClelland-Annandale South
Jim McColm-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Ronnie Nicholson-North West Dumfries
Graham Nicol-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Matthew Ronnie-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Tommy Sloan-Stranraer and the Rhins
Davie Stitt-Abbey
Ros Surtees-Stranraer and the Rhins
Ronnie Tait-Annandale East and Eskdale
Stephen Thompson-Annandale North
Adam Wilson-Annandale North
Andrew S Wood-Mid and Upper Nithsdale
John Young-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Apologies:
Graham Bell - North West Dumfries
John Charteris - Lochar
Patsy Gilroy - Dee and Glenkens
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Jane S Maitland - Dee and Glenkens
Willie Scobie - Stranraer and the Rhins
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

36 Members present, 6 apologies and 1 not present at the start of the meeting.

 

On behalf of the Council, the Leader passed on her sincere condolences to Jane Maitland and her family following the terrible loss of her son Freddie Maitland.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.1  Henry McClelland declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 with regard to areas  in Annan and Eastriggs ANN H2, ANN H4, Annan Business and Industry Sites and Eastriggs housing and mixed use sites and ERL.H1 by virtue of his professional capacity as an agent and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of these;

 

2.2  John Young declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 in regard to the Parkhead area of Dumfries by virtue of a family member leading a campaign and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting for consideration of that matter;

 

2.3  David James declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 with regard to DBT.H6 by virtue of ownership;

 

2.4   Iain Howie declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 with regard to CSD.H11 by virtue of the ownership of land adjoining CSD.H11 which is owned by Wallets Marts and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting should this matter be discussed;

 

2.5   Graham Nicol declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 with regard to a site in Creetown CRE.H1by virtue of ownership of property next door and determined that his interest was such that there was no requirement to leave the meeting unless it was specifically discussed;

 

2.6   Graham Nicol also declared an interest  in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 in regard to Wallets Marts as he was a shareholder and would leave the meeting for consideration of that matter;

 

2.7  Jim McColm declared an interest in item 3, Local Development Plan 2 in regard to NST.H202 by virtue of having received and passed on representations on this matter and determined  having taken advice that his interest was such that there was no requirement to leave the meeting for consideration of this matter;

 

2.8  Malcolm Johnstone declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 with regard to DFS.H4 Heathhall College by virtue of being a landowner on an adjacent site and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting for consideration of this matter; and

 

2.9   Matthew Ronnie declared an interest in item 3, Proposed Local Development Plan 2 with regard to DFS.H4 Heathhall College by virtue of being a landowner on an adjacent site and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting for consideration of this matter.

 

MEMBER - Adam Wilson entered the meeting - 37 Members present

3 PROPOSED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR ECONOMY, ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Decision

 

PROCEDURE - A paper detailing the summary of Councillor submission and officer responses on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 was tabled and circulated at the meeting (Appendix 1 to the minute)

PROCEDURE - Members were advised that a reference to the Supplementary Guidance on Sustainability - reducing carbon emissions had been omitted from the table at 3.15 of the covering report

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING - The meeting adjourned at 1.50 to allow Members time to consider the summary of Councillor Submissions and reconvened at 2.10 with 35 Members present being:-

Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Ian Blake, Richard Brodie, Dougie Campbell, John Campbell, Ian Carruthers, Jim Dempster, Archie Dryburgh, Doug Fairbairn, Andy Ferguson, Andrew Guisti, Katie Hagmann, Iain Howie, Ivor Hyslop, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Jeff Leaver, Tracey Little, Sean Marshall, John Martin, Henry McClelland, Jim McColm, David McKie, Graham Nicol, Ronnie Nicholson, Matthew Ronnie, Tommy Sloan, David Stitt, Ros Surtees, Stephen Thompson, Adam Wilson, Andrew Wood and John Young

DECLARATION OF INTEREST - Matthew Ronnie declared an interest in regard to DFS.H255 Mavis Grove, Dumfries by virtue of his parents' property neighbouring the area and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting for consideration of this matter.

MEMBER - Ronnie Tait entered the meeting - 36 Members present

PROCEDURE - Each issue raised on the document detailing Councillor Submissions (Appendix 1 to the minute) was considered in turn when agreeing amendments to the Proposed Local Development Plan 2

Policy H3 - Housing in the Countryside - following a vote, officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

VOTE

3.1     MOTION proposed by IAN CARRUTHERS seconded by GRAHAM NICOL to amend bullet point 3 of Policy H3: Housing in the Countryside to read "It is a single house associated with succession planning of a viable farm holding"

3.2     AMENDMENT proposed by ARCHIE DRYBURGH seconded by JIM DEMPSTER to propose no change to bullet point 3 of Policy H3: Housing in the Countryside " It is a single house associated with succession planning of a viable farm holding (where there are no buildings suitable or economically viable for conversion to residential use on the farm unit)"

On a vote taken by roll call Members voted as follows:-

3.3     Motion - 16 being:-

Ian Blake, Richard Brodie, , Ian Carruthers, Doug Fairbairn, Andy Ferguson, Andrew Guisti, , Iain Howie, Ivor Hyslop, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Henry McClelland, Graham Nicol, Matthew Ronnie, Ronnie Tait, Andrew Wood.

3.4     Amendment - 20 being:-

Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Dougie Campbell, John Campbell, Jim Dempster, Archie Dryburgh, Katie Hagmann, Jeff Leaver, Tracey Little, Sean Marshall, John Martin, Jim McColm, David McKie, Ronnie Nicholson, Tommy Sloan, David Stitt, Ros Surtees, Stephen Thompson, Adam Wilson, John Young

MEMBERS - Stephen Thompson, John Young and Tommy Sloan left the meeting - 33 Members present

Policies - Dumfries Town Centre - officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

Policies - Midsteeple Quarter - officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

Policy ED2 - Business Development and Diversification in the Rural Area - delegated to officers to review and amend policy

Site DFS.H3 Noblehill, Dumfries (70 units) and DFS.H7 Brownrigg Loaning - following a vote, removed DFS.H3 Noblehill from the plan and designate as a green space and reinstated DFS.H7 as a long term option beyond 2029

VOTE

3.5     MOTION proposed by ARCHIE DRYBURGH and seconded by ROB DAVIDSON to propose the planning officer recommendations with regards to Site DFS.H3 Noblehill, Dumfries and DFS.H7 Brownrigg Loaning as detailed in Appendix 1 of the minute.

3.6     AMENDMENT proposed by JOHN CAMPBELL and seconded by MALCOLM JOHNSTONE to remove DFS.H3 Noblehill from the plan and designate as a green space and reinstate DFS.H7 as a long term option beyond 2029

3.7     Motion - 14 being:-

Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Jim Dempster, Archie Dryburgh, Andy Ferguson, Jeff leaver, Sean Marshall, John Martin, Henry McClelland, Jim McColm, David McKie, , Ronnie Nicholson, David Stitt, Adam Wilson

3.8     Amendment - 18 being:-
Ian Blake, Richard Brodie, Dougie Campbell, John Campbell, Ian Carruthers, Doug Fairbairn, Andrew Guisti, Katie Hagmann, Iain Howie, Ivor Hyslop, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Tracey Little, Graham Nicol, Matthew Ronnie, Ros Surtees, Ronnie Tait.

3.9     Abstention - 1 being:-
Andrew Wood

MEMBER - John Young re-entered the meeting - 34 Members present

MEMBERS - Malcolm Johnstone, Matthew Ronnie, Davie Stitt and Adam Wilson left the meeting - 30 Members present

Site DFS.H4 Heathhall College, Dumfries -officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

Site DFS.H255 Mavis Grove - following a vote, officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

MEMBERS - Malcolm Johnstone. Davie Stitt and Adam Wilson re-entered the meeting - 33 Members present

MEMBERS - Archie Dryburgh and Katie Hagmann left the meeting - 31 members present

VOTE

3.10     MOTION proposed by JIM DEMPSTER seconded by RONNIE NICOLSON to propose the planning officers recommendation for DFS.H255 Mavis Grove as set out in Appendix 1 to the minute

3.11     AMENDMENT proposed by DAVID JAMES seconded by IAN CARRUTHERS to include DFS.H255 Mavis Grove as a site allocated for housing in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2.

On a vote taken by roll call Members voted as follows:-

3.12     Motion:- 21 being:-

Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Ian Blake, Richard Brodie, Dougie Campbell, John Campbell, Jim Dempster, Andy Ferguson, Iain Howie, Ivor Hyslop, Jeff leaver, Tracey Little, Sean Marshall, John Martin, Jim McColm, David McKie, Ronnie Nicholson, Davie Stitt, Ros Surtees, Adam Wilson, John Young

3.13     Amendment:-10 being:-

Ian Carruthers, Doug Fairbairn, Andrew Giusti, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Henry McClelland, Graham Nicol, Ronnie Tait, Andrew Wood.

MEMBER - Henry McClelland left the meeting - 30 Members present

Annan - Site ANN.H204 Watchall - Site included taking account officer recommendations (Appendix 1 to the minute)

MEMBERS - Jim Dempster, Iain Howie, Graham Nicol, Ros Surtees Davie Stitt and Ronnie Tait left the meeting - 24 present

Castle Douglas - Site CSD.H3 east of Ernespie Road (130 units) - following a vote, the site was added to the plan.

MEMBER - Henry McClelland re-entered the meeting - 25 Members present

VOTE

3.14     MOTION proposed by DAVID JAMES seconded by IAN CARRUTHERS to East of Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas as a housing site in the Proposed Local Development Plan

3.15     AMENDMENT proposed by JOHN YOUNG seconded by RONNIE NICOLSON to support the planning officers recommendations as detailed in Appendix 1 to the minute to not include the site in the Proposed Local Development Plan.

On a vote taken by roll call Members voted as follows:-

3.16     Motion:- 14 being:-


Ian Blake, Richard Brodie, John Campbell, Ian Carruthers, Doug Fairbairn, Andy Ferguson, Andrew Giusti, Ivor Hyslop, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Henry McClelland, Jim McColm, Andrew Wood

3.17     Amendment :- 11 being:-


Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Dougie Campbell, Jeff leaver, Tracey Little, Sean Marshall, John Martin, David McKie, Ronnie Nicholson, Adam Wilson and John Young

MEMBERS - Iain Howie and Graham Nicol re-entered the meeting - 27 Members present

Crossmichael - CMI.H202 North of Crossmichael, Crossmichael (3 units) - site deleted and designated white land

Crossmichael - CM1.H204 Extension to land at Templand (amended site area) - agreed that this site should be included as per councillor submissions (Appendix 1 to the minute)

MEMBER - Henry McClelland left the meeting - 26 Members present

Eastriggs - ERL.H1 Gillwood Road (10 units) - officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

Lochmaben Site - LMB.H2 Laverockhall (60 units) - following a vote, housing site removed and designated white land

MEMBER - Henry McClelland re-entered the meeting - 27 members present

MEMBER - Richard Brodie left the meeting - 26 Members present

VOTE

3.18     MOTION proposed by ADAM WILSON seconded by DOUG FAIRBAIRN to remove site LMB.H2 Laverockhall from the Proposed Local Development Plan 2

3.19     AMENDMENT proposed by HENRY McCLELLAND seconded by IAN CARRUTHERS that the site LMB.H2 Laverockhall remain in the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 designated as white land

On a vote taken by roll call Members voted as follows:-

3.20     Motion - 6 being:-


Doug Fairbairn, Sean Marshall, John Martin, David McKie, Ronnie Nicholson,  Adam Wilson

3.21     Amendment - 20 being:-


Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Ian Blake, Dougie Campbell, John Campbell, Ian Carruthers, Andy Ferguson, Andrew Giusti, Iain Howie, Ivor Hyslop, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Jeff leaver, Tracey Little, Henry McClelland, Jim McColm, Graham Nicol, Andrew Wood, John Young

Newton Stewart and Housing Sites - NST.H4 Corsbie Road (63 units) and NST.H7 Old Hall (50 units) - officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute) with the addition of a transport Assessment for NST.H7 Old Hall

MEMBERS - Ivor Hyslop and Andrew Wood left the meeting - 24 Members present

NST.H202 Creebridge Caravan Park (37 units) - officer recommendations accepted (Appendix 1 to the minute)

Additional Sites

MEMBER - Henry McClelland left the meeting - 23 Members present

Annan Settlement Boundary - delegated to officers to review and alter the proposed settlement boundary in two places at the north to the A75

DFS.H1 Barnhill - following a vote, amended to 259 units allocated up to 2029

MEMBER - Henry McClelland re-entered the meeting - 24 Members present

MEMBERS - Ian Blake, Iain Howie and Jim McColm left the meeting - 21 Members present

VOTE

3.22     MOTION proposed by ANDY FERGUSON seconded by MALCOLM JOHNSTONE to allocate 259 units at site DFS.H1 Barnhill up to 2029

3.23     AMENDMENT proposed by DAVID McKIE seconded by ROB DAVIDSON to allocate 259 sites at site DFS.H1 Barnhill beyond 2029

On a vote taken by roll call Members voted as follows:-

3.24     Motion:- 12 being:-


John Campbell, Ian Carruthers, Doug Fairbairn, Andy Ferguson, Andrew Giusti, David Inglis, David James, Malcolm Johnstone, Tracey Little, Henty McClelland, Graham Nicol, John Young

3.25     Amendment - 9 being:-


Elaine Murray, Rob Davidson, Dougie Campbell, Jeff Leaver, Sean Marshall, John Martin, David McKie, Ronnie Nicholson, Adam Wilson

MEMBER - Graham Nicol left the meeting - 20 Members present

Additional issue - Policy H4 :- Housing Development Immediately outside Settlement Boundaries - delegated to officers to consider whether the policy could be applied to District and Local Centres

MEMBERS - Ronnie Nicolson, Jeff leaver and John Martin left the meeting - 17 Members present

Decision

3.26     CONSIDERED the updated Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report (Appendix 2 of the report);

Having considered the Councillor submissions and additional issues raised at the meeting, APPROVED the Proposed Local Development Plan as amended (Appendix 2 to the minute)

3.27     AGREED to the publication of the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 as amended on 29 January 2018 for an 8 week period for the public to make representations;

3.28     APPROVED the various pieces of draft Supplementary Guidance and draft Action Programme as detailed in the following link - www.dumgal.gov.uk/ldp2 and agree to them being published on 29 January 2018 for 8 weeks public consultation; and

3.29     AGREED to authorise the Head of Planning and Regulatory Services to make minor changes to the format, appearance and technical details of the Proposed Plan and associated documents prior to its publication
 

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 Leader due to the need for a decision.