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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of MEETING of the DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 25 February 1999 at 6.00 pm.

Present: Councillors Mrs KATHLEEN RITCHIE, STEWART MOWATT, WILLIAM DOIG, FRANK ELLIS, ALEX KING, Mrs RENATE LAMONT, WILLIAM MIDDLETON, BRIAN MILNE, ALEX SHAND, SANDY WEST and THOMAS I N YOUNG.

Also Present: Councillor BILL CROWE.

Apology: An apology for absence was intimated on behalf of Councillors STEWART MCGLYNN and DAVID SELFRIDGE

Councillor Mrs RITCHIE, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minutes of meetings of this Committee held on 10 December 1998, 14 January and 4 February 1999 were submitted, approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

2. BUILDING WARRANTS

The Committee noted that in the period 25 January to 12 February 1999 a total of 15 Amendments to Warrants and 60 Building Warrants had been approved with an estimated cost of £734,695.

3. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There was submitted Report No 193/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport on applications for planning consent.

The Committee agreed as follows:-

(i) Delegated Approvals

To note consents issued by the Director of Planning and Transport as detailed in List A of the Report.

(ii) Refusals

To refuse consent, for the reasons recommended by the Director of Planning and Transport, in respect of the applications detailed in the Appendix to this minute.

(iii) Approvals

To grant consent, subject to the conditions recommended by the Director of Planning and Transport, and/or where recorded any additional or amended conditions approved by the Committee, in respect of the applications detailed in the Appendix to this minute.

4. PLANNING APPEAL DECISIONS

(a) Rosemill Farm, by Dundee

There was submitted Report No 194/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport detailing the findings of the Reporter appointed by the Secretary of State to determine the appeal against the refusal of Angus Council to grant consent for infilling at Rosemill Farm, by Dundee.

The Committee noted that the Secretary of State had dismissed the appeal.

(b) Cunmont Quarry, Newbigging

There was submitted Report No 195/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport detailing the findings of the Reporter appointed by the Secretary of State to determine the appeal against the refusal of Angus Council to grant consent to infill Cunmont Quarry, Newbigging.

The Committee noted that the Secretary of State had dismissed the appeal.

5. HATTON WASTE WATER TREATMENT WORKS

There was submitted Report No 217/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport advising that a planning application had been received for a major waste water treatment works at Hatton, by Carnoustie. The Report advised that, in view of the very technical nature of the application, specialist consultants would be beneficial to aid the determination of the application.

The Committee agreed that up to £5,000 be authorised to engage consultants to assist in the examination of the tidal modelling data and the impact of the effluent discharge into the North Sea and Tay Estuary as set out in the Report.

6. CONSERVATION CHARTER

There was submitted Report No 196/99 to which was appended, for the information of the Committee, a copy of the Planning and Transport Department’s Customer Care Charter for Conservation.

The Committee agreed that the Customer Care Charter for Conservation be adopted and made available to the general public and other Council Departments.

The Convener ruled in terms of Standing Order 11(2) that the following item be considered as a matter of urgency in view of the need to take action quickly as a result of failed negotiations

7.    ST JAMES CHURCH, FORFAR

Reference was made to Article 7 of the minute of this meeting of this Committee held on 4 February 1999 when it had been agreed that the Director of Law and Administration, in consultation with the Director of Planning and Transport, pursue negotiations with The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc and the prospective developer of the above church with a view to securing redevelopment of the building and bringing it back into beneficial use. It was reported that negotiations with the Bank had failed to bring about a mutually satisfactory agreement. Accordingly the Council now had no choice but to board up the building at an estimated cost of £9,000.

After hearing various members on the matter, the Committee agreed that the Council make the building wind and watertight as detailed in Report Nos 1113/98 and 140/99

REFUSALS APPENDIX

Application No. Promoter Location Development
98/01167/FUL Edward G Chasser Crossroads Cottage, Kinnell, Friockheim, by Arbroath Parking of three lorries and trailers
99/00004/COU W Whitton 18 Lochside Road Forfar Change of use from Store to Carpet Retail
(after slides had been shown and the applicant heard)
99/00035/OUT Brian Swankie 1A Charles Avenue Arbroath Erection of a dwellinghouse

APPROVALS

Application No. Promoter Location Development
99/00070/FUL Bett Homes Limited Land East of Liff Manse, Liff Erection of seventy houses
(after slides had been shown and objectors on behalf of the Community Council and School Board heard)
98/01282/COU Express Freight Scotland Limited Cherryfield Farm, Kingsmuir, by Forfar Change of use from Market Garden to Class 6 storage and distribution
(after slides had been shown and the applicant heard)
98/01212/FUL Keith Watson Wellington Park Montrose Erection of four dwellinghouses
(after slides had been shown and the applicant and objector heard)
01/98/0650 Angus Housing Association 13A-E Wharf Street Montrose Replacement of Windows
(after slides had been shown and the applicant's agent heard)
98/01357/FUL Mr & Mrs Peddie 8 Burnside Road Letham Extension to dwellinghouse and erection of boundary wall
(after slides had been shown)
98/01130/FUL Wimpey Homes Holdings Limited Grange Road Monifieth Erection of eighteen dwellinghouses
99/00057/OUT F.A. & I.C. Anderson Railway Siding, Newtyle Road, Auchterhouse Erection of dwellinghouse
(after slides had been shown)
99/00077/FUL Letham Village Hall Management Committee Letham Village Hall Auldbar Road Letham Extension of Village Hall and formation of a car parking area

 

Application No. Promoter Location Development
98/01209/FUL Colin Gibb Horniehaugh, Inshewan Estate, Memus Conversion of farm steading into dwellinghouse
Additional Condition:-

7. That prior to the occupation of the dwellinghouse hereby approved the existing agricultural sheds to the north of the site shall be removed and the land made good to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning & Transport.

01/97/2029 Harvest Property Development Limited Craigton Poultry Farm Monikie Residential development for nine houses
(after slides had been shown and the applicant's agent heard) Mrs Lamont requested that her dissent be recorded from the foregoing decision.
99/00052/FUL Mr & Mrs Connaghan "Slieveview" Ruthven Extension to dwellinghouse
99/00008/FUL Mr Robertson Baldardo Farm, Clocksbriggs, Rescobie Erection of a dwellinghouse
Additional Condition:-

7. That the number of houses be limited to one only.

98/01316/FUL Angus Housing Association Jubilee Park, Dundee Road, Letham Erection of 13 No. housing development
98/01312 A Rennie Mosstonmuir Rescobie by Friockheim Erection of dwellinghouse
Councillor Mowatt declared an interest in the following application and took no part in the decision.
99/00034/COU Dalhousie Day Care Centre 100B & 102 High Street Brechin Change of use of No. 100B and extension to form enlarged Day Care Centre
99/00079/FUL Paul Edwards 40 Westhaven Park Carnoustie Erection of garage/store
99/00085/FUL K Urquhart 20 Rosemount Place Hillside by Montrose Extension to dwellinghouse
(after slides had been shown)
99/00012/FUL Drs Grant, Ireland, Anderson & Kramer 145 High Street Montrose Erection of temporary office accommodation

 

Application No. Promoter Location Development
99/00062/FUL Mr Pyper Unit 2 Kirkton Road Arbroath Proposed shopfront and flue