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Development Control Committee

MINUTE of MEETING of the DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE held in the Town and County Hall, Forfar on Thursday 28 September 2000 at 6.00 pm.

Present: Councillors STEWART McGLYNN, KITTY RITCHIE, FRANK ELLIS, JOHN HENDERSON, ALEX KING, DAVID LUMGAIR, BRIAN MILNE, BILL ROBERTON, RICHARD SPEIRS and SANDY WEST.

Apologies: Apologies for absence were intimated on behalf of Councillors The Hon R J LESLIE MELVILLE and DAVID SELFRIDGE.

Councillor McGLYNN, Convener, in the Chair.

1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS

The minutes of meetings of this Committee of 13 July, 10 August and 31 August 2000 were submitted, approved as correct records and signed by the Convener.

2. BUILDING WARRANTS

The Committee noted that in the period 21 August to 15 September 2000 a total of 13 Amendments to Warrants and 83 Building Warrants had been approved with an estimated cost of £4,497,370.

3. PLANNING APPLICATIONS

There was submitted Report No 982/00 by the Director of Planning and Transport on applications for planning consent.

(i) Delegated Approvals

The Committee agreed to note consents issued by the Director of Planning and Transport as detailed in List A of the Report.

(ii) Refusals

The Committee agreed 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

The Committee agreed 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) Debated Application

Waulkmill Quarry, Arbroath

The Committee considered Application 00/00405/FUL by D Geddes (Contractors) Ltd for the establishment of a recycling/rehandling facility within the existing Waulkmill Quarry, Arbroath.

Slides were shown and the applicant heard.

Councillor McGlynn, seconded by Councillor Ritchie, moved that the application be refused for the reasons detailed in the Report.

COUNCILLOR MILNE, SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR KING, MOVED AS AN AMENDMENT:-

  1. THAT THE APPLICATION BE CONDITIONALLY APPROVED BECAUSE HE CONSIDERED THAT THE IMPACT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ROAD WORK WAS NOT LIKELY TO BE AS PROBLEMATIC AS SET OUT IN THE REPORT; AND
  2. THAT THE TERMS OF THE CONDITIONS BE PREPARED BY THE DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND TRANSPORT AND SUBMITTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE ON 19 OCTOBER 2000.

On a vote being taken, the members voted:-

For the motion:-

Councillors McGlynn, Ritchie and Ellis (3).

For the amendment:-

Councillors Henderson, King, Lumgair, Milne, Roberton, Speirs and West (7).

The amendment was declared carried, resulting in the application being approved, subject to conditions being submitted to and approved by the Development Control Committee on 19 October 2000.

(v) Deferred Applications

The Committee agreed to defer Application 00/00694/COU by Arbroath Sporting Club for the use of land for car boot sales (weekly on Sundays) between April and November at Seaton Park, Arbroath and Application 00/00735/FUL by Bedlam Corporate Entertainment for alterations to conditions 6, 7, 8 and 11 of planning approval 00/00063/FUL at Edzell Woods, Edzell, Brechin.

4. ENFORCEMENT ACTION ­ EAST PITKERRO FARM, DRUMSTURDY ROAD, KINGENNIE

There was submitted Report No 983/00 by the Director of Planning and Transport which detailed the background to a recommendation to take enforcement action in respect of the unauthorised use of a timber structure situated to the rear of a steading building at East Pitkerro Farm, Drumsturdy Road, Kingennie, Angus as residential accommodation.

Slides were shown and Mr Summers, the partner of the owner of East Pitkerro Farm, addressed the Committee.

COUNCILLOR MCGLYNN, SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR KING, MOVED THAT ENFORCEMENT ACTION COMMENCE AS RECOMMENDED IN THE REPORT.

Councillor Ellis, seconded by Councillor Lumgair, moved as an amendment, that an update be given to the Committee in six months time on whether the breach of planning control had continued.

On a vote being taken, the members voted:-

For the motion:-

Councillors McGlynn, Ritchie, King, Milne, Roberton and West (6).

For the amendment:-

Councillors Ellis, Henderson and Lumgair (3).

The motion was declared carried, resulting in enforcement action commencing as detailed in the Report.

5. PLANNING APPEAL DECISION ­ ERECTION OF HOUSE AT PITAIRLIE ROAD, NEWBIGGING

With reference to Article 3(ii) of the minute of meeting of this Committee of 11 November 1999, there was submitted Report No 984/00 by the Director of Planning and Transport which detailed 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 the erection of a house at Pitairlie Road, Newbigging.

The Committee agreed to note that the Secretary of State had dismissed the appeal.

APPENDIX 1 to the minute of meeting of the Development Control Committee of 28 September 2000 (Article 3 refers)

REFUSALS

Application No.

Promoter

Location

Development

       

00/00705/FUL

Rowland Parke

Balkello Landfill Site, Tealing Road, Auchterhouse, by Dundee

Infill of Inert Waste Material and subsequent site restoration.

(after slides had been shown, an agent for an objector and an objector heard)

       

00/00614/FUL

S Cuthill

3 Kirkton Mill Cottages, Inverkeilor, Arbroath

Extension to Dwellinghouse and Erection of Garage

       

00/00689/ADV

Mackie Motors (Brechin) Ltd

91 Southesk Street, Brechin

Erection of Illuminated Advertising Sign

       

00/00680/FUL

James Burns

No 33 Holding, Tealing, by Dundee

Erection of Dwellinghouse

(after slides had been shown)

       

00/00720/COU

I F Johnston

Bothy/Workshop, Newton of Carmyllie, by Arbroath

Change of Use from Derelict Bothy/Workshop to House

       

00/00719/OUT

I F Johnston

Newton of Carmyllie, by Arbroath

Erection of Dwellinghouse

       

00/00654/FUL

D Barnes

Whitewalls Farm, Emmock Road, Tealing, by Dundee

Change of Use from Agricultural Shed to Motor Vehicle Repair Workshop

APPROVALS

Application No.

Promoter

Location

Development

       

00/00613/FUL

Brian Williamson

East Pitkerro Farm, Drumsturdy Road, by Dundee

Erection of Dwellinghouse

(after slides had been shown and an objector heard)

       

00/00615/FUL

Gindera Motors

Unit 6, Broomfield Industrial Estate, Montrose

Extension of Hours

       

00/00738/FUL

A & Y Collins

Spar Shop, 9 Gardyne Street, Letham

Extension to Shop

       

00/00718/FUL

East Coast Viners

Alfred Street, Montrose

5 additional transmission dishes for One2One Personal Communications Ltd

(after slides had been shown and the local member, Councillor Crowe heard)

(Councillor Ritchie requested that her dissent from the decision be recorded)

       

00/00756/FUL

Guild Homes (Tayside) Ltd

9-11 Antiquary Place, Arbroath

Regrading of Levels, Realignment of Burn and Enlargement of Plots 7 & 8

(after slides had been shown and the applicant heard)

Application No.

Promoter

Location

Development

       

00/00604/OUT

The Trustees of the Late Honourable R Leslie Melville

The Paddock adjoining 4 & 5 Balgarrock Cottages, Aberlemno

Erection of House and Garage

       

00/00621/OUT

Piperdam Golf & Country Park Ltd

Piperdam, Lundie, by Dundee

Erection of 40 Residential Units

Additional Condition:

That the house on Plot 40 be single storey.

       

00/00703/COU

D R James

25-27 Baltic Street, Montrose

Change of Use from Antiques Shop to Restaurant

Amendment to Condition 1

1 That initially the number of seats/table placings be restricted to 50 to be reviewed on an approach being made to the Council after two years of operation.

       

00/00550/FUL

Newtyle Property Company

Land adjacent to Lundie Cottage, Lundie, by Dundee

Erection of Dwellinghouse and Garage

Additional Condition

That no development takes place until a scheme of landscaping has been submitted to and approved by the Planning Authority.

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