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ANGUS COUNCIL

MINUTE of MEETING of the DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 27 May 1999 at 6.00 pm.

Present: Councillors STEWART McGLYNN, FRANK ELLIS, JOHN HENDERSON, ALEX KING, THE HON R J LESLIE MELVILLE, DAVID LUMGAIR, BRIAN MILNE, PETER MURPHY, MRS KITTY RITCHIE, BILL ROBERTON, DAVID SELFRIDGE and RICHARD SPIERS.

Apology: An apology for absence were intimated on behalf of Councillor SANDY WEST.

Councillor STEWART McGLYNN, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

The minutes of meetings of this Committee held on 8 and 22 April 1999 were submitted, approved as a correct record and signed by the Convener.

2. BUILDING WARRANTS

The Committee noted that in the period 12 April to 14 May 1999 a total of 60 Building Warrants had been approved with an estimated cost of £6,768,730.

3. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There was submitted Report No 496/99 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.

(iv) Withdrawn Applications

To note that the six applications detailed in the Appendix to this minute had been withdrawn.

4. PLANNING APPEAL DECISIONS

(a) 24 Warslap Avenue, Arbroath

There was submitted Report No 510/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport on the outcome of an appeal against the refusal of Angus Council to grant consent for the erection of a dwellinghouse at 24 Warslap Avenue, Arbroath.

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

(b) George Hotel, Montrose

There was submitted Report No 511/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport on the outcome of an appeal against the refusal of Angus Council to grant consent for the erection of downlighters at the George Hotel, Montrose.

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

5. ENFORCEMENT ACTION - R S HILL, DOUGLASTOWN

With reference to article 5(d) of the minute of meeting of this Committee held on 18 March 1999, there was submitted Report No 512/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport which detailed the ongoing circumstances relative to possible enforcement action in respect of a setting down/storage area created by Messrs R S Hill, Joiners and Building Contractors, Douglastown, Forfar. The Report noted that Mr Hill had now submitted a programme of works as required by the Committee. This was designed to transfer the materials and plant stored in the illegal yard at Douglastown to the authorised yard within Scroggerfield Farm.

After discussion, the Committee agreed that the work schedule provided by Mr Hill be accepted and that a further report on the progress be submitted to the Committee’s meeting on 12 August 1999.

6. ADVICE NOTES ON THE SITING AND LANDSCAPING OF BUILT DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE; THE SURVEY OF TREES ON DEVELOPMENT SITES; AND THE SPECIFICATION OF LANDSCAPING PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPMENT SITES

There was submitted Report No 514/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport which detailed draft copies of the Planning and Transport Department’s proposed Advice Notes on The Siting and Landscaping of Built Development in the Countryside; The Survey of Trees on Development Sites; and The Specification of Landscaping Proposals for Development Sites.

The Committee agreed to approve the draft text as the basis for the three proposed Advice Notes on the above matters.

7. SECTION 50 AGREEMENT (NOW SECTION 75) AT PRESSOCK FARM, GUTHRIE, BY FORFAR

With reference to Article No 8 of the minute of meeting of this Committee held on 4 February 1999, there was submitted Report No 515/99 by the Director of Planning and Transport which detailed a further request to vary the terms of the Section 50 Agreement at Pressock Farm, Guthrie.

The Committee agreed that the Section 50 Agreement pertaining to Pressock Farm, on application, be varied to restrict occupancy to anyone employed in agriculture and that the current occupier be informed that he and his immediate family, on a personal basis only, would be allowed to remain in occupation of the farmhouse irrespective of whether or not Mr Arbuckle was employed in agriculture.

 

APPENDIX

REFUSALS

Application No. Promoter Location Development
99/00285/FUL Mr & Mrs T Davidson 22 Strathmore Avenue, Kirriemuir Alterations and Extension to Dwellinghouse
After slides had been shown and the applicant had been heard
03/98/0033 02/98/0045 M Macari 10 Shore Road, Arbroath Erection of 3 No Downlighters
99/00360/OUT Mr & Mrs Chalmers No 2 Briochie Cottage, Craigton Road, Monikie Erection of Dwellinghouse
99/00387/FUL Ms J Ogilvie 16 Ernest Street, Arbroath Proposed Alteration to Existing First Floor Flat and Con-struction of Dormer Flat
After slides had been shown
99/00195/FUL Gindera Motors Ltd Unit 6, Broomfield Industrial Estate, Montrose Change of Use of Garage to Class 1 - Retail

APPROVALS

Application No. Promoter Location Development
99/00395/FUL 99/00401/LBC M Macari 10 Shore, Arbroath Erection of Ventilation Cowl
01/98/0692 02/98/0044 M Macari 10 Shore, Arbroath Painting Frontage/Material Alterations/Alterations to Display Window
99/00317/OUT A McDonald Allandale Cottage, Rossie Braes, by Montrose Erection of Dwellinghouse
99/00333/FUL Mr & Mrs Ross 6 Queen Street, Arbroath Proposed Rear Extension to Dwellinghouse
99/00335/FUL Mr & Mrs K H Fraser Craig Cottage, by Montrose Change of Use of Agricultural Ground to Private Garden Ground
Delete Condition 3.
99/00354/OUT R Hill Craigton Smithy, Craigton of Airlie, by Kirriemuir Erection of Dwellinghouse and Garage
99/00233/FUL Cladichgate Management Ltd Muirloch Farmhouse, Fowlis Erection of Dwellinghouse
Application No. Promoter Location Development
99/00416/REM Tay Developments Ltd Fowlis Easter Reserved Matters Application for Roads Layout, Planting/Walls and Landscaping

WITHDRAWN APPLICATIONS

Application No. Promoter Location Development
99/00269/LBC Mr & Mrs R Philip Tignamuirn, Victoria Street Monifieth Erection of 11 Residential Units
99/00235 Mr & Mrs R Philip Tignamuirn, Victoria Street Monifieth Erection of 11 Residential Units
99/00402/OUT Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd Plot 4, Firhills, Letham Grange, Arbroath Sub-Division of Single Plot to Provide Two House Sites
99/00135/OUT N Will North Craigo, by Montrose Erection of Four Dwellinghouses
99/00321/LBC 99/00322/FUL H Niven Pitlivie Farmhouse, by Carnoustie Alterations and Extensions to Dwellinghouse
99/00353/FUL Mr & Mrs D Cattanach ‘Chatton’, Cortachy Road, Kirriemuir Erection of Dwellinghouse