Planning Applications Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 12 January 2017
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
John Martin (Chairman) - Nith
Jim H Dempster (Vice-Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Blake - Abbey
Iain Dick - Stranraer and North Rhins
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Jane S Maitland - Dee
Tom A McAughtrie - Abbey
Jim McColm - Mid Galloway
David J McKie - North West Dumfries
Ronnie E Ogilvie - Annandale South
John Syme - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Stephen Thompson - Annandale North
Alastair Witts - Nith
Officials:
Robert Duncan - Planning Manager (Major Projects)
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Chris McTeir - Senior Planner
David Suttie - Planning and Building Standards Manager
Apologies:
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Alistair Geddes - Mid Galloway
Patsy Gilroy - Dee
Jack Groom - Nith
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

14 Members present, and 7 apologies.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.1   John Martin declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact that he knew an objector and had determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

2.2   Jim H Dempster declared an interest in item 6 by virtue of the fact that he was the applicant and had determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

2.3   David McKie declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact that a relative had a property backing onto the application site and had determined that he would remain in the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

2.4   John Syme declared an interest in item 6 by virtue of the fact that he knew the applicant and had determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 13 DECEMBER 2016

Decision

 

APPROVED

 

MEMBER - John Martin left the meeting - 13 Members present

 

PROCEDURE - Jim H Dempster assumed the role of Chairman.

Applications Eligible for Speaking
4 MAXWELLTOWN STATION ROAD (FORMER FUEL DEPOT), TERREGLES ROAD, DUMFRIES - APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR ERECTION OF RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (16/P/3/0261)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/P/3/0261 subject to [A] the successful completion of Section 75 Planning Obligation within 6 months of the date of the decision or such other reasonable extended timescale as agreed by the appointed officer and [B] conditions as detailed in the report with an additional condition for a noise assessment to be carried out and AGREED for the full application to come back to this Committee for consideration.

 

MEMBER - John Martin re-entered the meeting - 14 Members present

 

PROCEDURE - John Martin resumed the role of Chairman.

5 FORMER AIRFIELD, HEATHHALL EAST AND HEATHHALL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DUMFRIES - FORMATION OF STORAGE YARD INCLUDING ERECTION OF 2.4M PALISADE FENCING AND GATES AND SITING OF CABIN (15/P/3/0174)

PROCEDURE - The Committee was advised of the following amendments to the report: (1) page 19 paragraph 1.3 should read “greater” rather than “grater”; and (2) page 20 paragraph 1.5 the response to pre-application enquiry 16/F/3/0104 had been provided on 22 December 2016.

 

The Committee heard from Jayne Lundy on behalf of David Crawford, Jayne Lundy, Ian Murgatroyd on behalf of Allan Parry and Susan Parry, Objectors and Andrew Clark and Alan Newbigging, Agent/Applicant.

 

VOTE

 

5.1   MOTION by TOM A McAUGHTRIE seconded by IAN BLAKE to approve application 15/P/3/0174 subject to conditions as detailed in the report, but including (1) amendment to Condition 1 to include wording “for the avoidance of doubt, the nature and height of materials stored within the application site shall be as stated in the application form"; (2) and additional condition restriction to the operating hours at the site; and (3) the standard condition regarding external artificial lighting.

 

5.2   AMENDMENT by JANE S MAITLAND seconded by STEPHEN THOMPSON to approve application 15/P/3/0174 subject to conditions as detailed in the report but including (1) amendment to Condition 1 to include wording “for the avoidance of doubt, the nature and height of materials stored within the application site shall be as stated in the application form; and (2) the standard condition regarding external artificial lighting.

 

5.3   On a vote being taken by roll call, Members voted as follows:

 

Motion - 6 votes being:

 

Ian Blake, Archie Dryburgh, Ivor A Hyslop, Tom A McAughtrie, David J McKie and John Syme.

 

Amendment - 8 votes being:

 

John Martin, Jim H Dempster, Iain Dick, Jane S Maitland, Jim McColm, Ronnie E Ogilvie, Stephen Thompson and Alastair Witts.

 

Decision

 

APPROVED application 15/P/3/0174 subject to conditions as detailed in the report, but including (1) amendment to Condition 1 to include wording “for the avoidance of doubt, the nature and height of materials stored within the application site shall be as stated in the application form"; and (2) the standard condition regarding external artificial lighting.

 

MEMBERS - Jim H Dempster and John Syme left the meeting - 12 Members present

Applications not Eligible for Speaking
6 66-68 HIGH STREET, SANQUHAR - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR INSTALLATION OF FLUE TO REAR OF DWELLINGHOUSE (16/1671/FUL)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/1671/FUL unconditionally.

7 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.