Planning Applications Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 13 July 2017
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
John Campbell (Vice Chairman)-Nith
Dougie Campbell-Dee and Glenkens
Ian Carruthers-Annandale South
Douglas Fairbairn-Annandale North
Andy Ferguson-North West Dumfries
Andrew Giusti-Stranraer and the Rhins
Katie Hagmann-Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Ivor A Hyslop-Lochar
David James-Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Jeff Leaver-Lochar
Jane S Maitland-Dee and Glenkens
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:
Claire Eckstein - Senior Planner
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Chris McTeir - Senior Planner
Steve Rogers - Head of Planning and Building Standards
Apologies:
Jim H Dempster (Chairman) - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Ian Blake - Abbey
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Patsy Gilroy - Dee and Glenkens
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

PROCEDURE - The Vice-Chairman assumed the role of Chairman for this meeting.

 

17 Members present and 4 apologies.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Ian B Carruthers, Andy Ferguson, Andrew Giusti, Katie Hagmann, Ivor A Hyslop, David James and Elaine Murray declared an interest in item 4 by virtue of the fact that they had all been approached by the applicant but had not given any comment on this application and as such had determined that their interest was such that they would remain in the meeting during consideration of this item.

3 MINUTE OF PLANNING APPLICATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING OF 22 JUNE 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED.

Applications Eligible for Speaking
4 LONGBURN WIND FARM, 7.2KM EAST OF CARSPHAIRN, CASTLE DOUGLAS - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF WINDFARM (CAPACITY 23MW) COMPRISING 10 WIND TURBINES (MAX HEIGHT 134M TO BLADE TIP), SITE SUBSTATION, METEOROLOGICAL MAST (MAX HEIGHT 80M), TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION COMPOUNDS AND FORMATION OF HARDSTANDING, WATER COURSE CROSSINGS, ACCESS ON TO B729 AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE (16/P/2/0187)

The Committee heard from Fiona Clubb, Objector, Fiona Clubb on behalf of Keith and Patricia Brander, Objectors; Nigel Spencer, Supporter and Fraser Campbell and Tom Barrie, Applicant.

 

Decision

 

DEFERRED application 16/P/2/0187 for a site visit to be arranged.

5 MOFFAT ACADEMY, ACADEMY ROAD, MOFFAT - APPLICATIONS FOR [A] PLANNING PERMISSION FOR ALTERATIONS AND CHANGE OF USE OF FORMER SCHOOL TO FORM 26 FLATTED DWELLINGS (TOTAL 19 ONE BEDROOM UNITS AND 7 TWO BEDROOM UNITS), ERECTION OF 3 NEW DETACHED BUILDINGS COMPRISING 15 ONE BEDROOM RESIDENITAL UNITS INCORPORATING PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS ATTACHED TO THE REAR OF SCHOOL BUILDING, FORMATION OF 75 CAR PARKING SPACES (INCLUDING 6 DISABLED SPACES), FORMATION OF LANDSCAPING AND ASSOCIATED WORKS (16/1514/FUL); AND [B] LISTED BUILDING CONSENT FOR EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO BRING ABOUT THE CHANGE OF USE OF MAIN SCHOOL BUILDING AND FRONT EXTENSION TO FORM 26 FLATTED DWELLINGS (PARTIAL DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS ATTACHED TO THE REAR) (16/1513/LBC)

MEMBER - Douglas Fairbairn left the meeting during consideration of this item - 16 Members present

 

Decision

 

APPROVED application [A] 16/1514/FUL subject to (A) the successful completion of Section 75 Planning Obligation within 6 months of the date of the decision or any extended timescale as agreed by the appointed officer; (B) the successful conclusion of a contribution towards open space under Section 69 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 within 6 months of the date of the decision or any extended timescale as agreed by the appointed officer; and (C) conditions; and application [B] 16/1513/LBC subject to conditions as detailed in the report with additional condition 10 being "that such scheme as may be so approved in respect of Condition 9 above, shall be implemented in the first planting season following the completion or occupation of the dwellings hereby granted planning permission. Thereafter, all trees and shrubs forming part of the approved scheme shall be maintained and replaced where necessary, to the satisfaction of the Council as planning authority, for the lifetime of the development. No trees forming part of the approved scheme shall be pruned or lopped without the prior written approval of the planning authority".

Applications not Eligible for Speaking
6 LAND TO EAST OF ECO-DECO PLANT (SHANKS) AND WEST OF DARGAVEL STORES, LOCKERBIE ROAD, DUMFRIES - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ZERO WASTE PARK TO INCLUDE THE ERECTION OF STORE / EFFLUENT TANK BUILDING; BIO WASTE RECEPTION BUILDING; RECYCLATES STORE BUILDING; SECONDARY TREATMENT FACILITY BUILDING; SHOP AND WORKSHOP BUILDING (INCORPORATING ROOF MOUNTED PHOTO VOLTAIC PANELS); AND 2 SITE OFFICES; RECYCLING, COMPOSTING, INERT WASTE SCREENING AND STORAGE AREAS; ASSOCIATED CAR PARKING, LANDSCAPING AND FENCING; FORMATION OF SUDS PONDS AND FORMATION OF SERVICE TUNNEL (CONNECTION TO SCOTGEN PLANT AND EXISTING PUMPING STATION) (AMENDED TO DESIGN AND LAYOUT OF THAT PREVIOUSLY APPROVED UNDER 12/P/3/0395) (17/0479/FUL)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 17/0479/FUL subject to conditions as detailed in the report with a directive being "The applicant/developer is advised to contact Council’s Environmental Standards regarding gull control and deterrent methods and systems that could be incorporated into the development. Their contact details are Team Leader Environmental Health, Municipal Chambers, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AD".

 

MEMBER - Ian B Carruthers left the meeting - 15 Members present

APPEAL DECISION (FOR NOTING ONLY)
7 6 KIRKLAND COURT, KIRKCOLM - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF EXTENSION TO DWELLINGHOUSE (16/P/1/0147)

Decision

 

NOTED the appeal against the refusal of application 16/P/1/0147 was dismissed.

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.