Planning Applications Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 14 February 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
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Iain Dick - Stranraer and North Rhins
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Alistair Geddes - Mid Galloway
Patsy Gilroy - Dee
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Jane S Maitland - Dee
Tom A McAughtrie - Abbey
Jim McColm - Mid Galloway
David J McKie - North West Dumfries
John Syme - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Stephen Thompson - Annandale North
Alastair Witts - Nith
Officials:
Lindsey Cameron - Senior Planner
Claire Eckstein - Senior Planner
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Mary Mitchell - Planner
Andrew Robinson - Senior Planner
David Suttie - Planning and Building Standards Manager
Jessica Taylor - Team Leader Minor Applications and Enforcement
Judith Turnbull - Senior Planner
Apologies:
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Jack Groom - Nith
Ronnie E Ogilvie - Annandale South
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

17 Members present, 3 apologies and 1 not present at the start of the meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 12 JANUARY 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED.

 

MEMBER - Ian B Carruthers entered the meeting - 18 Members present

Applications Eligible for Speaking
4 LAND TO THE NORTH OF THE OLD TOLL BAR, GRETNA - ERECTION OF CLASS 1 FOODSTORE AND PETROL FILLING STATION, FORMATION OF VEHICULAR ACCESS AND ASSOCIATED WORKS (APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF MATTERS SPECIFIED IN CONDITIONS 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 AND 8 OF PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE 12/P/4/0090 RELATING TO LAYOUT AND ACCESS, DESIGN, EXTERNAL APPEARANCE, AND LANDSCAPING) (15/P/4/0232)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 15/P/4/0232 subject to conditions as detailed in the report with an additional condition confirming that no approval for a petrol filling station as part of the proposal was given.

5 WOODHOLM, KESWICK DRIVE, SOUTHERNESS, DUMFRIES - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE AND CHANGE OF USE OF EXISTING DWELLINGHOUSE TO FORM PRIVATE STUDIO (16/1286/FUL)

The Committee heard from Paul and Linda Hadfield, Applicants.

 

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/1286/FUL subject to conditions as detailed in the report.

6 31A ST CUTHBERT STREET, KIRKCUDBRIGHT - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF A STORAGE SHED (16/P/2/0185)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/P/2/0185 subject to condition as detailed in the report.

7 FORMER HEATHHALL AIRFIELD, HEATHHALL, DUMFRIES - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDING (CONTAINING 6 UNITS) (16/P/3/0249)

PROCEDURE - The Committee was advised that paragraph 1.7 of the report: Planning History application 15/P/3/0174 was approved by the Planning Applications Committee meeting of 12/01/17.

Committee heard from Ewan Gillespie, Ian Murgatroyd and Susan Parry reading a prepared statement on behalf of Allan Parry, Objectors and Andrew Clark and Alan Newbiggins, Agent/Applicant.

VOTE

7.1   MOTION by TOM McAUGHTRIE seconded by ALISTAIR GEDDES to approve application 16/P/3/0249 subject to conditions as detailed in the report with an additional condition restricting the hours of operation at the site to Monday to Friday 7am until 7pm, Saturday 7am until 1pm and Sunday 7am until 12 noon.

7.2   AMENDMENT by ANDY FERGUSON seconded by IAIN DICK to approve application 16/P/3/0249 subject to conditions as detailed in the report.

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

Motion - 9 votes being:

John Martin, Ian Blake, Archie Dryburgh, Alistair Geddes, Patsy Gilroy, Ivor A Hyslop, Tom A McAughtrie, David J McKie and John Syme.

Amendment - 9 votes being:

Jim H Dempster, Ian B Carruthers, Iain Dick, Andy Ferguson, Gail MacGregor, Jane S Maitland, Jim McColm, Stephen Thompson and Alastair Witts.

There being an equality of votes, the Chairman exercised his right to a casting vote which fell in favour of the Motion.

Decision

APPROVED application 16/P/3/0249 subject to conditions as detailed in the report with an additional condition restricting the hours of operation at the site to Monday to Friday 7am until 7pm, Saturday 7am until 1pm and Sunday 7am until 12 noon.

8 VACANT BARN TO THE REAR OF THE TOWN HALL, ST JOHN’S TOWN OF DALRY - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ALTERATIONS AND CHANGE OF USE OF EXISTING BARN TO FORM ONE BEDROOM DWELLINGHOUSE AND ERECTION OF DOMESTIC GARAGE (16/1180/FUL)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/1180/FUL subject to conditions as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Tom A McAughtrie left the meeting - 17 Members present

Applications not Eligible for Speaking
9 LAND NORTH-EAST OF BORELAND COTTAGE, DUNRAGIT - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR FORMATION OF QUARRY, INSTALLATION OF PROCESSING, CONCRETE AND BATCHING PLANT, FORMATION OF ACCESS AND ASSOCIATED WORKS (16/P/1/0079)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/P/1/0079 subject to [A] the successful completion of the appropriate legal agreements within 6 months of the date of the decision or any extended timescale as agreed by the appointed officer; and [B] conditions as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Tom A McAughtrie re-entered the meeting - 18 Members present

10 CHAPELHILL FARM, WATERBECK - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR THE ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE AND INSTALLATION OF SEPTIC TANK AND SOAKAWAY (16/1751/FUL)

Decision

 

DEFERRED application 16/1751/FUL for a site visit to be arranged.

APPEAL DECISION (FOR NOTING ONLY)
11 RIVERSIDE STEADING, BEATTOCK, MOFFAT - APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR ERECTION OF HOLIDAY CHALETS (16/P/4/0027)

Decision

 

NOTED that the appeal for application 16/P/4/0027 was dismissed.

12 LAND AT STAPLETON GRANGE, ANNAN - APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (16/P/4/0014)

Decision

 

NOTED that the appeal for application 16/P/4/0014 was dismissed.

13 CORSE HILL, DUCHRAE FARM, DALRY - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF 70M HIGH ANEMOMETER MAST (WITH 3.5M WIND VANE) FOR A TEMPORARY PERIOD OF THREE YEARS (RETROSPECTIVE) (15/P/2/0269)

Decision

 

NOTED that the appeal for application 15/P/2/0269 was allowed subject to conditions.

 

MEMBER - Tom A McAughtrie left the meeting - 17 Members present

14 2 KILFILLAN HOLDINGS, GLENLUCE, NEWTON STEWART - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF AGRICULTURAL BUILDING (16/P/1/0003)

Decision

 

NOTED that the appeal for application 16/P/1/0003 was allowed subject to conditions.

15 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.