Local Review Body Minutes

Date:
Monday 23 January 2017
Time:
2:00pm
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Archie Dryburgh (Chairman)-Annandale East and Eskdale
Ian Blake-Abbey
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
David J McKie-North West Dumfries
Alastair Witts-Nith
Officials:
Robert Duncan - Independent Planning Adviser
Claire Thomson - Governance Officer
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN FOR THE MEETING

Decision

 

AGREED to appoint Archie Dryburgh as Chairman for the meeting.

 

PROCEDURE - Archie Dryburgh assumed the role of Chairman for the meeting.

2 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

5 Members present.

3 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

4 SITE ADJACENT TO BLYTHEWOOD, WHITESPRINGS, ANNAN - REFUSAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE (16/P/4/0193)

Decision

 

AGREED

4.1   that the Local Review Body had sufficient information before it to enable it to determine the review; and

 

4.2   having considered the terms of the Notice of Review before them, and all other relevant associated documents in the review papers, AGREED to reverse the decision of the Appointed Officer that the application be APPROVED as an exception to policy on the grounds that this development would create a sense of place, there would be no loss of character nor would development of the site dominate the view or farmland subject to conditions:

 

1.   That no development in respect of this planning permission in principle shall take place unless further application(s), accompanied by plans showing all the matters specified in Conditions 2 to 5 below, have been submitted to and approved by the Council as planning authority.

 

2.   Layout : This shall include cross-sections of the site showing a datum point and final floor levels of the dwellinghouse; position of the dwellinghouse within the site; provision for car parking and garaging of vehicles within the curtilage of the site; and details of all accesses, fences, walls and hedges and foul and surface water drainage.

 

3.   Design : This shall include plans, sections and elevations of all buildings and any other structures.

 

4.   External Appearance : This shall include a specification of the colour and type of all materials to be used on walls, roofs, windows, doors, rainwater goods and any other external finishes to the dwellinghouse.

 

5.   Landscaping : This shall show the treatment of land (other than buildings) forming part of the site, including planting of new trees and shrubs, grassed areas, hedges, retained trees and other retained vegetation, details of level changes, hard surfacing, erection of walls, fences or other means of enclosure, formation of banks, terraces or other earthworks and the layout of gardens, courts and other amenity features designed to provide a landscape setting for the development.

 

6.   That, notwithstanding the terms of Conditions 1 and 3 above, the design of the dwellinghouse hereby granted permission in principle shall reflect and respect in general appearance, character, size and massing, the surrounding buildings which form the context for the development.

 

7.   That the dwellinghouse hereby granted planning permission shall not be occupied unless and until a visibility area has been provided on the northern side of the access between the public carriageway edge and the line joining two points defined as follows:-
(a) measured 2 metres back along the centre line of the access from the nearer edge of the main carriageway; and
(b) measured 120 metres from the centre line of the access along the nearer edge of the carriageway of the U204a public road.

 

8.   That the dwellinghouse hereby granted planning permission shall not be occupied unless and until everything exceeding 1.05 metres in height has been removed from the visibility area referred to in Condition 7 above. Thereafter, nothing exceeding 1.05 metres in height as measured from the adjoining carriageway level shall be grown, placed or erected within the said visibility areas for the lifetime of the development unless otherwise agreed in writing with the Council as planning authority.

 

9.   That the dwellinghouse hereby granted planning permission shall not be occupied unless and until the following have been provided within the application site:-
a) an off-street car parking area sufficient for no less than 2 cars; and
b) a turning area in hardstanding sufficient to enable a car to enter and exit the public road in forward gear at all times.
Thereafter, the said parking and turning areas shall be kept clear from obstruction and shall be retained only for that purpose for the lifetime of the development.

 

Reasons

1.   Permission is hereby granted in principle only and no permission is granted for the details shown on the approved plans. Matters of detail are to be the subject of subsequent application(s) for approval by the Council as planning authority.

 

2.   Permission is hereby granted in principle only and no permission is granted for the details shown on the approved plans. Matters of detail are to be the subject of subsequent application(s) for approval by the Council as planning authority.

 

3.   Permission is hereby granted in principle only and no permission is granted for the details shown on the approved plans. Matters of detail are to be the subject of subsequent application(s) for approval by the Council as planning authority.

 

4.   Permission is hereby granted in principle only and no permission is granted for the details shown on the approved plans. Matters of detail are to be the subject of subsequent application(s) for approval by the Council as planning authority.

 

5.   Permission is hereby granted in principle only and no permission is granted for the details shown on the approved plans. Matters of detail are to be the subject of subsequent application(s) for approval by the Council as planning authority.

 

6.   In the interests of visual amenity and to ensure that the dwellinghouse is designed to integrate effectively within the context for the development.

 

7.   In the interests of road safety.

 

8.   In the interests of road safety.

 

9.   In the interests of road safety and to define the terms of this planning permission.


Advisory Notes for applicant

1.   In order to comply with Section 59(2) of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended), this planning permission in principle will expire three years from the date of this permission unless further application(s) for all of the matters specified in conditions attached to this permission have been submitted to the planning authority within that time period.

 

Development in accordance with this planning permission in principle must be commenced within three years of the date of this permission, or within two years of the final approval of matters specified in conditions (whichever is later of these two dates).

 

2.   The developer must contact the Development Team Leader (Annandale & Eskdale) prior to the commencement of works on site for information and specification details on:-
1. Undertaking works within the public road boundary.
3. The Development Team Leader (Annandale & Eskdale) can be contacted at DG First, Harthill Depot, Glasgow Road, Lockerbie DG11 2SE (Tel: 01576 205250).

 

DISSENT - David McKie requested that his dissent be recorded in respect of the above decision having failed to secure a seconder for the amendment to uphold the decision of the appointed officer.

5 GRAINNESHEAD, MONIAIVE, THORNHILL - REFUSAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE (16/P/3/0224)

Decision

 

AGREED

5.1   that the Local Review Body had sufficient information before it to enable it to determine the review; and

 

5.2   having considered the terms of the Notice of Review before them, and all other relevant associated documents in the review papers, AGREED to uphold the decision of the Appointed Officer that the application be REFUSED on the grounds that:

The proposed development is contrary to Policy OP2 of the Local Development Plan in that the proposed development would introduce an inappropriate form of infill development, defined as ‘backland’ in the Supplementary Guidance on Design Quality on New Development, that would not be in-keeping with the existing character, appearance and pattern of ‘frontage’ development of the surrounding area.

6 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.