Planning Applications Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 22 June 2017
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Jim H Dempster (Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
John Campbell (Vice-Chairman) - Nith
Ian Blake - Abbey
Dougie Campbell - Dee and Glenkens
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Patsy Gilroy - Dee and Glenkens
Andrew Giusti - Stranraer and the Rhins
Katie Hagmann - Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
David James - Castle Douglas and Crocketford
John Martin - Nith
Jim McColm - Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
David J McKie - North West Dumfries
Elaine Murray - Nith
Ronnie Tait - Annandale East and Eskdale
John Young - Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Officials:
Lindsey Cameron - Senior Planner
Tracy Carnegie - Development Management Assistant
Claire Eckstein - Senior Planner
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Billy Murray - Senior Planner
David Suttie - Planning and Building Standards Manager
Apologies:
Douglas Fairbairn - Annandale North
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Jeff Leaver - Lochar
Jane S Maitland - Dee and Glenkens
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

17 Members present and 4 apologies.

 

PROCEDURE - The Chairman welcomed everyone to this first meeting of the Planning Applications Committee since the Council Elections and THANKED the previous Chairman John Martin.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.1   Jim McColm declared an interest in item 3 by virtue of the fact that a number of the objectors were known to him and had determined that his interest was such that he would remain in the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

2.2   Jim McColm declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact that one of the objectors was known to him and had determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting for consideration of this item.

Applications Eligible for Speaking
3 ANNABAGLISH WIND FARM, NEAR GLENLUCE - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF 14 WIND TURBINES (MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF 110M TO BLADE TIP), 1 METEOROLOGICAL MAST, 1 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST, 6 TEMPORARY METEOROLOGICAL MAST, SUBSTATION / CONTROL BUILDING AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION COMPOUND, CONSTRUCTION OF CRANE HARDSTANDINGS, ACCESS TRACKS AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE (13/P/1/0351)

PROCEDURE - The Committee was advised that further to paragraph 2.18, a updated response had been received from SEPA on 13 June 2017 confirming that they were maintaining their objection due to the lack of information in relation to protection of the water environment, groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems, the management of peat and forestry waste.

 

The Committee heard from Heather Donald, Applicant.

 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 13/P/1/0351 on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Jim McColm left the meeting - 16 Members present

4 PLOT 1, KIRKLAND, MINNIGAFF, NEWTON STEWART - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE AND INSTALLATION OF SEPTIC TANK AND SOAKAWAY (16/1409/FUL)

The Committee heard from Gavin Marr, Applicant.

 

VOTE

 

4.1   MOTION by IAN B CARRUTHERS seconded by DAVID JAMES to defer consideration of application 16/1409/FUL for a site visit to be arranged.

 

4.2   AMENDMENT by DAVID J McKIE seconded by ARCHIE DRYBURGH to determine application 16/1409/FUL at the meeting today.

 

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

 

Motion - 7 votes being:

 

Ian Blake, Ian B Carruthers, Patsy Gilroy, Andrew Giusti, Ivor A Hyslop, David James and Ronnie Tait.

 

Amendment - 9 votes being:

 

Jim H Dempster, John Campbell, Dougie Campbell, Archie Dryburgh, Katie Hagmann, John Martin, David J McKie, Elaine Murray and John Young.

 

MEMBER - Patsy Gilroy left the meeting during consideration of this item - 15 Members present
 

VOTE

 

4.4   MOTION by ARCHIE DRYBURGH seconded by DAVID J McKIE to refuse application 16/1409/FUL on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

 4.5   AMENDMENT by IAN B CARRUTHERS seconded by IAN BLAKE to approve application 16/1409/FUL subject to conditions on the grounds that a Small Building Group does exist at this location, the development would be within or be well related to that Small Building Group and as such, the proposal accords with Local Development Plan Policy H3 and associated with Supplementary Guidance on Housing in the Countryside. 

 

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

 

Motion - 9 votes being:

 

Jim H Dempster, John Campbell, Dougie Campbell, Archie Dryburgh, Katie Hagmann, John Martin, David J McKie, Elaine Murray and John Young.

 

Amendment - 6 votes being:

 

Ian Blake, Ian B Carruthers, Andrew Giusti, Ivor A Hyslop, David James and Ronnie Tait.
 

Decision

 

7.7   AGREED to determine application 16/1409/FUL at the meeting today; and

7.8   REFUSED application 16/1409/FUL on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Jim McColm re-entered the meeting - 16 Members present

5 VACANT PLOT ADJACENT TO OCHTRELURE WAY, STRANRAER - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE AND FORMATION OF ACCESS (17/0430/FUL)

The Committee heard from Lucy Irons-Young, Governance Officer, reading a prepared statement on behalf of Clarke Preston, Agent, due to his hearing disability.

 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 17/0430/FUL on the grounds as detailed in the report.

6 LAND ADJACENT TO 1 SHAWSHOLM ROAD, CLOSEBURN, THORNHILL - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF TWO DWELLINGHOUSES (17/0554/PIP)

The Committee heard from John Green, Objector and Craig Sloan, Applicant.

 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 17/0554/PIP on the grounds as detailed in the report.

Applications not Eligible for Speaking
7 LAND AT GRAHAMSFIELD, ECCLEFECHAN - PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR [A] ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE, INSTALLATION OF SHARED SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND SOAKAWAY AND FORMATION OF VEHICULAR ACCESS (17/0635/PIP) AND [B] ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE, INSTALLATION OF SHARED SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND SOAKAWAY AND FORMATION OF VEHICULAR ACCESS (17/0636/PIP)

VOTE

 

7.1   MOTION by ARCHIE DRYBURGH seconded by DAVID J McKIE to determine application [A] 17/0635/PIP and [B] 17/0636/PIP at the meeting today.

 

7.2   AMENDMENT by IAN B CARRUTHERS seconded by ANDREW GIUSTI to defer consideration or applications [A] 17/0635/PIP and [B] 17/0636/PIP for a site visit to be arranged.

 

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

 

Motion - 9 votes being:

 

Jim H Dempster, John Campbell, Dougie Campbell, Archie Dryburgh, Katie Hagmann, John Martin, David J McKie, Elaine Murray and John Young.

 

Amendment - 7 votes being:

 

Ian Blake, Ian B Carruthers, Andrew Giusti, Ivor A Hyslop, David James, Jim McColm and Ronnie Tait.

 

VOTE

 

7.4   MOTION by ARCHIE DRYBURGH seconded by DAVID J McKIE to refuse applications [A] 17/0635/PIP and [B] 17/0636/PIP on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

7.5   AMENDMENT by IAN B CARRUTHERS seconded by IAN BLAKE to approve applications [A] 17/0635/PIP and [B] 17/0636/PIP subject to conditions on the grounds that a Small Building Group does exist at this location, the development would be within or be well related to that Small Building Group and as such, the proposal accords with Local Development Plan Policy H3 and associated with Supplementary Guidance on Housing in the Countryside.

 

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

 

Motion - 9 votes being:

 

Jim H Dempster, John Campbell, Dougie Campbell, Archie Dryburgh, Katie Hagmann, John Martin, David J McKie, Elaine Murray and John Young.

 

Amendment - 7 votes being:

 

Ian Blake, Ian B Carruthers, Andrew Giusti, Ivor A Hyslop, David James, Jim McColm and Ronnie Tait.
 

Decision

 

7.7   AGREED to determine applications [A] 17/0635/PIP and [B] 17/0636/PIP at the meeting today; and

 

7.8   REFUSED applications [A] 17/0635/PIP and [B] 17/0636/PIP on the grounds as detailed in the report.

8 CRAIG LODGE, AUCHENMALG, NEWTON STEWART - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF USE OF LAND OF UNSPECIFIED PLANNING USE TO DOMESTIC GARDEN GROUND (16/1893/FUL)

VOTE

 

8.1   MOTION by ANDREW GIUSTI seconded by IAN B CARRUTHERS to defer application 16/1893/FUL for a site visit to be arranged.

 

8.2   AMENDMENT by ARCHIE DRYBURGH seconded by JOHN MARTIN to determine application 16/1893/FUL at the meeting today.

 

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

 

Motion - 3 votes being:

 

Ian B Carruthers, Andrew Giusti and Jim McColm.

 

Amendment - 13 votes being:

 

Jim H Dempster, John Campbell, Ian Blake, Dougie Campbell, Archie Dryburgh, Katie Hagmann, Ivor A Hyslop, David James, John Martin, David J McKie, Elaine Murray, Ronnie Tait and John Young.
 

Decision

 

APPROVED application 16/1893/FUL subject to condition as detailed in the report.

REQUEST FOR AUTHORISATION TO TAKE DIRECT ACTION
9 31 ESK ROAD, GRETNA - REQUEST FOR AUTHORISATION TO TAKE DIRECT ACTION UNDER SECTION 179 OF THE TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 (16/Q/4/0053)

Decision

 

APPROVED the use of direct action under Section 179 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 for 16/Q/4/0053.

10 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.