Planning Applications Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday 18 April 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
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Alistair Geddes - Mid Galloway
Patsy Gilroy - Dee
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
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:
Robert Duncan - Team Leader Major Projects
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Mary Mitchell - Planner
Chris McTeir - Senior Planner
Richard Procter - Environmental Health Officer
David Suttie - Planning and Building Standards Manager
Apologies:
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Jack Groom - Nith
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Ronnie E Ogilvie - Annandale South
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

15 Members present, 5 apologies and 1 not present at the start of the meeting.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.1   Ivor A Hyslop declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact that he was distantly related to an objector and had determined that his interest was such that he would remain in the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

2.2   Jane S Maitland declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact of both financial and familial interest and had determined that her interest was such that she would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 23 MARCH 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED.

 

MEMBERS - Andy Ferguson, Patsy Gilroy, Jane S Maitland and Alastair Witts left the meeting - 11 Members present

APPLICATIONS CONTINUED FOLLOWING DEFERRAL FOR SITES VISITS (COMMITTEE IN SESSION)
4 DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY COLLEGE SITE, HERRIES AVENUE, HEATHHALL, DUMFRIES - ERECTION OF 75 DWELLINGHOUSES, CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, DRAINAGE, FORMATION OF LANDSCAPING AND OPEN SPACE (APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF MATTERS SPECIFIED IN CONDITIONS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 AND 18 OF PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE 13/P/3/0362) (15/P/3/0513)

PROCEDURE - Members were advised that this application had already been the subject of public speaking at a previous meeting and that only those Members who were present and had heard the representations could vote on this application should the Committee determine to divide being:

 

John Martin, Jim H Dempster, Iain Dick, Archie Dryburgh, Ivor A Hyslop, Tom A McAughtrie, Jim McColm, David J McKie, John Syme and Stephen Thompson.
 

VOTE

 

4.1   MOTION by ALISTAIR GEDDES seconded by TOM A McAUGHTRIE to refuse application 15/P/3/0513 on the grounds that this application is contrary to Local Development Plan Policies OP1(a) and OP2 as it is not considered that the matters submitted in respect of Condition 6 of planning permission in principle 13/P/3/0362 in terms of the proposed layout and noise attenuation measures would result in an acceptable residential environment, recognising the legitimate uses on the adjacent industrial estate.

 

4.2   AMENDMENT by IAIN DICK seconded by JOHN MARTIN to approve application 15/P/3/0513 subject to conditions.

 

4.3   On a vote being taken by roll call, Members voted as following:

 

Motion - 6 votes being:

 

Archie Dryburgh, Alistair Geddes, Tom A McAughtrie, Jim McColm, David J McKie and John Syme.

 

Amendment - 5 votes being:

 

John Martin, Jim H Dempster, Iain Dick, Ivor A Hyslop and Stephen Thompson.
 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 15/P/3/0513 on the grounds that this application is contrary to Local Development Plan Policies OP1(a) and OP2 as it is not considered that the matters submitted in respect of Condition 6 of planning permission in principle 13/P/3/0362 in terms of the proposed layout and noise attenuation measures would result in an acceptable residential environment, recognising the legitimate uses on the adjacent industrial estate.

 

MEMBERS - Ian Blake entered the meeting, Andy Ferguson, Patsy Gilroy, Jane S Maitland and Alastair Witts re-entered the meeting - 16 Members present

Applications Eligible for Speaking
5 NEW ABBEY CORN MILL, NEW ABBEY - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR REPROFILING OF GARDEN GROUND AND INSTALLATION OF GRANITE BOULDERS ALONG BOUNDARY (16/1880/FUL)

VOTE

 

5.1   MOTION by TOM A McAUGHTRIE seconded by IAN BLAKE to defer consideration of application 16/1880/FUL for a site visit to be arranged.

 

5.2   AMENDMENT by JANE S MAITLAND seconded by ANDY FERGUSON to determine application 16/1880/FUL at the meeting today.

 

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

 

Motion - 5 votes being:

 

Ian Blake, Iain Dick, Alistair Geddes, Ivor A Hyslop and Tom A McAughtrie.

 

Amendment - 10 votes being:

 

John Martin, Jim H Dempster, Archie Dryburgh, Andy Ferguson, Patsy Gilroy, Jane S Maitland, Jim McColm, John Syme, Stephen Thompson and Alastair Witts.

 

Abstention - 1 vote being:

 

David J McKie.

 

VOTE

 

5.4   MOTION by JANE S MAITLAND seconded by JIM H DEMPSTER to refuse application 16/1880/FUL on the grounds that the proposal was contrary to Local Development Plan Policy HE2 and the terms of Section 64 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 in that the proposed alterations (involving the installation of granite boulders set into concrete) would not preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the New Abbey Conservation Area.

 

5.5   AMENDMENT by IVOR A HYSLOP seconded by ALASTAIR WITTS to approve application 16/1880/FUL subject to conditions as detailed in the report.

 

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

 

Motion - 10 votes being:

 

John Martin, Jim H Dempster, Ian Blake, Archie Dryburgh, Alistair Geddes, Patsy Gilroy, Jane S Maitland, Tom A McAughtrie, David J McKie and John Syme.

 

Amendment - 6 votes being:

 

Iain Dick, Andy Ferguson, Ivor A Hyslop, Jim McColm, Stephen Thompson and Alastair Witts.

 

Decision

 

5.7   AGREED to determine the application at the meeting today; and

 

5.8   REFUSED application 16/1880/FUL on the grounds that the proposal was contrary to Local Development Plan Policy HE2 and the terms of Section 64 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 in that the proposed alterations (involving the installation of granite boulders set into concrete) would not preserve or enhance the character and appearance of the New Abbey Conservation Area.

Applications not Eligible for Speaking
6 PEELHOUSES FARM, LOCKERBIE - PLANNING APPLICATION TO DEVELOP LAND WITHOUT COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITION 1 OF PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE 13/P/4/0154 (CONDITION RELATING TO TIME PERIOD FOR COMMENCEMENT OF WORKS ON SITE) AND CONDITIONS 2, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 25, 28, 29, 31 PREVIOUSLY ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE 09/P/4/0117 FOR ERECTION OF AN INTERNET DATA CENTRE, USE CLASS 4 BUSINESS UNITS WITHIN A TECHNOLOGY PARK AND BUSINESS CENTRE, HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AND COMMERCIAL CENTRE, VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE, LANDSCAPING AND OPEN SPACE (16/1217/PIP)

Decision

 

AGREED a willingness to approve application 16/1217/PIP subject to the successful completion of a new Section 75 Planning Obligation (to revise the previous sum of money required for a sustainable transport contribution to reflect inflation and thereafter index link it for changes) 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.

7 COUNCIL OFFICES, 16 HIGH STREET, ANNAN - APPLICATIONS FOR [A] PLANNING PERMISSION FOR CHANGE OF USE OF PART GROUND FLOOR OF COUNCIL OFFICES TO PUBLIC LIBRARY (16/1805/FUL) AND [B] LISTED BUILDING CONSENT FOR INTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO PART OF GROUND FLOOR TO BRING ABOUT THE CHANGE OF USE TO PUBLIC LIBRARY (17/0008/LBC)

Decision

 

APPROVED applications [A] 16/1805/FUL unconditionally and [B] 17/0008/LBC subject to conditions as detailed in the report.

8 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.