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Planning Committee Minute 1st October 2009

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					                                                           THIS PAPER RELATES TO
                                                                   ITEM 3
                                                               ON THE AGENDA



                         CLACKMANNANSHIRE COUNCIL

MINUTE OF MEETING of the PLANNING COMMITTEE held within the COUNCIL
CHAMBER, GREENFIELD, ALLOA, on THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2009 at 9.30 AM.

Present:

Councillor Alastair Campbell (Convener)
Councillor Tina Murphy (Vice Convener)
Councillor Kenneth Earle
Councillor Mark English
Councillor Bobby McGill
Councillor Harry McLaren
Councillor Derek Stewart
Councillor Gary Womersley

In Attendance:

Stephen Bell, Head of Development Services
Stuart Cullen, Roads Development Officer
Ian Duguid, Development Quality Team Leader
David Thomson, Legal Services Manager (Clerk to the Committee)


PLA(09)116    APOLOGIES AND SUBSTITUTIONS

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor George Matchett
and Councillor Walter McAdam, MBE.


PLA(09)117    DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.


PLA(09)118    MINUTE OF MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2009

The Committee approved the minute of the Planning Committee Meeting held on
Thursday 3rd September 2009 as a correct record of proceedings. The minute of the
meeting was signed by the Convener.


PLA(09)119    REPORT OF HANDLING OF PLANNING APPLICATION

Demolition of Existing Building and Development of New College Campus
Facilities (Class 10), Associated Access, Parking, Landscaping and Ancillary
Works at the ALLOA Centre, Hillcrest Drive, Alloa (Ref: 09/00189/FULL)
A report of the handling of the above noted planning application was submitted by the
Principal Planner. The report considered the application proposals in the context of
the Council's Development Plan and other material considerations, including
consultation responses and one representation from a neighbouring resident. The
Council has an interest in the site as landowner, which is why the application was
referred to the Planning Committee for decision.

Motion

To approve the application subject to the terms and conditions listed in Appendix 1 of
the report. The reasons for approval are:

1. The proposed development on this site accords with the objectives of the
   Development Plan and relevant specific policies written in the plan.
2. The concerns raised in the single representation have been addressed. The
   main access would be from Devon Road and there would be no public vehicular
   or pedestrian access to the college from Hillcrest Drive.
3. The comments from consultees have been satisfactorily addressed by the
   applicant and will be regulated by planning conditions. There are no material
   considerations that would outweigh the Development Plan position and warrant
   refusal of the application.


Moved by Councillor Alastair Campbell, seconded by Councillor Bobby McGill.


Decision

The Committee unanimously agreed to approve the motion.


Action

Head of Development Services


PLA(09)120     REPORT OF HANDLING OF PLANNING APPLICATION

Change of Use of Public Open Space to Private Garden Ground at 30 Dunvegan
Court, Alloa (Ref: 09/00193/FULL)

A report of the handling of the above noted planning application was submitted by the
Planner. The report relates to a planning application for the development of land
owned by the Council. Permission was sought to change an area of open space into
private garden ground and use that area for a driveway and parking. As the area is
of modest amenity value and has no affect on access, the change to the resultant
area of open space has no impact on the amenity of the area. Accordingly, the
development accords with the Development Plan policy guidance.

Motion

To approve the application subject to the terms and conditions as set out in the
report. The reasons for approval are:
1. The proposal meets the criteria of Policy RES 12 of the Clackmannanshire Local
   Plan.
2. There are no other material considerations that outweigh the Development Plan
   position.

Moved by Councillor Alastair Campbell, seconded by Councillor Kenny Earle.


Decision

The Committee unanimously agreed to approve the motion.


Action

Head of Development Services


PLA(09)121     REPORT OF HANDLING OF PLANNING APPLICATION

Removal of Security Fence and Erection of Replacement 5.2m High Wall,
Retention of Vehicle Access onto B9140 with Associated Proposed Access
Road, Footpaths and Associated Landscaping at HM Prison Glenochil,
Glenochil Village (Ref: 09/00197/FULL)

A report of the handling of the above noted planning application was submitted by the
Principal Planner. The report considered the application proposals in the context of
the Council's Development Plan and other material considerations, including
representations from neighbouring residents and consultation responses. The
application has to be reported to the Planning Committee since the Council has an
interest in the site. The applicant proposes to acquire a strip of land owned by the
Council adjacent to the north boundary of the prison.

Representations

The Committee heard representations from Mr Harry Mannion, Scottish Prison
Service on behalf of the applicant and from Mr and Mrs Walter Sillars as objectors to
the application. Mr and Mrs Sillars' main reasons for objection were to do with
concerns regarding the proximity of the wall to their property; landscaping
arrangements; and the removal of the private road at the rear of the houses as
Glenochil Terrace.

Mr Mannion from the Scottish Prison Service circulated illustrations of how the wall
would look and a sample of the wall finish. He assured the Committee that the
Prison Service has a budget for landscaping and will shortly produce a proposed
scheme of landscaping for consultation with neighbours.

The Development Quality Team Leader advised the Committee that the removal of
the private road does not require planning permission and therefore does not form
part of the planning application. It is not a material planning consideration.
Motion

To approve the application subject to the terms and conditions as set out in the
report. The reasons for approval are:

1. The proposed development accords with relevant Development Plan policies.
2. The development is compatible with neighbouring land uses.
3. The development has no adverse affect on road safety or residential amenity.

Moved by Councillor Alastair Campbell, seconded by Councillor Bobby McGill.

Decision

The Committee unanimously agreed to approve the motion.


Action

Head of Development Services


PLA(09)122     CONSULTATION FROM FIFE COUNCIL ON PLANNING
               APPLICATION

Erection of 5 Turbine Wind Farm Generators, Sub-Station Building and
Construction of Vehicular Access and Ancillary Works at Land at Easter
Muirhead Farm, Sheildbank, North of Saline (Planning Application No.
09/01359/WEIA)

The report, submitted by the Principal Planner, summarised Development and
Environmental Service's assessment of a consultation from Fife Council on a
planning application and Environmental Impact Assessment for a 5 turbine wind farm
approximately 1.5 km from the Council's boundary to the north-west of Saline. A
review of the information contained in the application had been carried out having
regard to the potential significant impacts on Clackmannanshire.

Motion

To approve the terms of the consultation response to Fife Council which would
request that they consider the issues highlighted in bold text in Section 6.0 of the
report prior to determining the application. The issues are also listed in Appendix 1
of the report.

Moved by Councillor Bobby McGill. Seconded by Councillor Kenny Earle.

Amendment

2.0      Recommendation - replace with

"It is recommended that an objection to the application is submitted to Fife Council on
the basis of the issues highlighted in bold in the report."

Moved by Councillor Alastair Campbell, seconded by Councillor Harry McLaren.
Voting

The voting was as follows:

For the motion       -       1 vote
For the amendment    -       7 votes

Decision

The Committee agreed to approve the amendment by Councillor Campbell.

Action

Head of Development Services

				
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