Planning Applications Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 7 September 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
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
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:
Robert Duncan - Team Leader Major Developments
Claire Eckstein - Senior Planner
Beth Halliday - Development Management Assistant
Pat Hanna - Team Leader Local Applications
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Billy Murray - Senior Planner
David Suttie - Planning and Building Standards Manager
Apologies:
Archie Dryburgh - Annandale East and Eskdale
Douglas Fairbairn - Annandale North
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

18 Members present and 3 apologies.

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.1   John Campbell declared an interest in item 5 by virtue of the fact that he knew an objector and had determined that his interest was such that he would remain in the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

2.2   John Campbell, John Martin and Elaine Murray declared an interest in item 4 due to the fact that they had attended retail meetings in an observatory capacity and had determined that their interest was such that they would remain in the meeting for consideration of this item.

 

2.3   Jim H Dempster declared an interest in item 8 by virtue of the fact that he had met with the applicant regarding this development, but had not pre-determined the application and had determined that his interest was such that he would remain in the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

2.4   Jane S Maitland declared an interest in item 9 by virtue of the fact that she owned the property and had determined that her interest was such that she would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 17 AUGUST 2017

Decision

 

APPROVED.

Applications Eligible for Speaking
4 UNIT 4, CUCKOO BRIDGE RETAIL PARK, GLASGOW ROAD, DUMFRIES - APPLICATION TO DEVELOP LAND WITHOUT COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITION 9 ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION 00/P/3/0166 TO ALLOW NON-FOOD CLASS 1 RETAIL USE AND ANCILLARY CLASS 3 CAFé (17/0123/FUL)

Members heard from Brian Muir and Ross Campbell on behalf of Loreburn SC Propco BV and Michael Wright, Objectors and Peter Gee on behalf of the Applicant.

 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 17/0123/FUL on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Ronnie Tait left the meeting - 17 Members present

5 MOUSWALD CARAVAN PARK, MOUSWALD, DUMFRIES - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF USE AND ALTERATIONS TO DWELLINGHOUSE TO FORM 2 HOLIDAY FLATS WITH PUBLIC BAR AND GAMES ROOM ON GROUND FLOOR (17/1202/FUL)

DECLARATION OF INTEREST - John Martin declared an interest in item 5 due to the fact that a relative lives in the locality and determined that his interest was such that he would leave the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

MEMBER - John Martin declared an interest and left during consideration of this item - 16 Members present

 

Members heard from Steven Forsyth, Steven Forsyth reading prepared statements on behalf of Moira Forsyth, Andrew Forsyth, Jenny Forsyth and Murray Forsyth, Alec McKechnie, Alec McKechnie reading a prepared statement on behalf of Rebecca Mitchell, Objectors and Graham Hale, Agent.

 

Decision

 

DEFERRED application 17/1202/FUL for a site visit to be arranged.

 

DISSENT - Jane S Maitland requested that her dissent be recorded in respect of the above decision as she had failed to secure a seconder for her amendment not to go on a site visit and determine the application at the meeting today.

 

ADJOURNMENT - The meeting was adjourned at 12.30pm for lunch and reconvened at 1pm with 15 Members present being:

 

Jim H Dempster, John Campbell, Ian Blake, Dougie Campbell, Andrew Giusti, Katie Hagmann, Patsy Gilroy, David James, Jeff Leaver, Jane S Maitland, John Martin, Jim McColm, David J McKie, Elaine Murray and John Young.

6 LAND ADJACENT TO TEAGHLACH, EASTRIGGS, ANNAN - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF TWO SINGLE STOREY DWELLINGHOUSES AND FORMATION OF ACCESSES (17/0827/FUL)

Members heard from Alan Johnston, Joanne Lupton, Sean McConway, Objectors and Craig Thomson, Agent.

 

Decision

 

APPROVED application 17/0827/FUL subject to conditions as detailed in the report.

7 LAND ADJACENT TO ROBERTLAND, AMISFIELD, DUMFRIES - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF TWO DWELLINGHOUSES WITH ATTACHED GARAGES, ERECTION OF DETACHED GARAGE AND INSTALLATION OF SEPTIC TANKS AND SOAKAWAYS (17/0828/FUL)

PROCEDURE - The Committee was advised that (1) Ellie Milne, Objector, was omitted from the report on page 58, but had been notified of her eligibility to speak at this meeting; (2) paragraph 3.2 should read "13 letter of support were received some 3-4 weeks after the final date for receipt of representations"; (3) paragraph 4.3 should read "to erect two dwellinghouses on this site"; (4) paragraph 4.12 should read "expand by a maximum"; and (5) paragraph 4.15 should read "LDP Policy OP2 (Design Quality of New Development) and associated supplementary guidance".

 

Members heard from Andrew Black, Julie Black and Michael Cook, Objectors and Laurence Wilson, Agent.

 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 17/0828/FUL on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Katie Hagmann left the meeting - 14 Members present

8 BLACKADDIE ROAD, SANQUHAR - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF THREE DWELLINGHOUSES (17/1000/FUL)

Members heard from Ewan Kelly on behalf of the Agent.

 

Decision

 

REFUSED application 17/1000/FUL on the grounds as detailed in the report.

 

MEMBER - Jane S Maitland left the meeting - 13 Members present

Applications not Eligible for Speaking
9 KIRKLAND OF RERRICK, DUNDRENNAN, KIRKCUDBRIGHT - PLANNING APPLICATION FOR ERECTION OF DOMESTIC OUTBUILDING (17/1299/FUL)

Decision

 

APPROVED application 17/1299/FUL subject to condition as detailed in the report.

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.