Planning Committee (including Former Development Management And Development Quality) - 18/06/2018

At a MEETING of the PLANNING COMMITTEE held at Dundee on 18th June, 2018.

 

Present:-

 

Lord Provost Ian BORTHWICK

 

BAILIES

 

Willie SAWERS

Kevin KEENAN

Derek J SCOTT

Christina ROBERTS

Helen WRIGHT

Fraser MACPHERSON

 

COUNCILLORS

 

John ALEXANDER

Ken LYNN

Charlie MALONE

Kevin CORDELL

Gregor MURRAY

Margaret RICHARDSON

Will DAWSON

Anne RENDALL

Donald HAY

Mark FLYNN

Alan ROSS

Philip SCOTT

Stewart HUNTER

Brian GORDON

Craig DUNCAN

 

Councillor Will DAWSON, Convener, in the Chair.

 

The minute of meeting of this Committee of 21st May, 2018 was held as read.

 

Unless marked thus * all items stand delegated.

 

I DECLARATION OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Cordell declared a non-financial interest in relation to the item of business at Article II(i) of this minute by virtue of the applicant being known to him in a personal capacity and left the Chamber during its consideration.

 

II PLANNING APPLICATIONS

 

(i) 18-00115-FULM - LINLATHEN, LINLATHEN ROAD, BROUGHTY FERRY - PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT COMPRISING ERECTION OF 150 DWELLINGHOUSES ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE, ACCESS LANDSCAPING DRAINAGE SUDS AND OPEN SPACE - FOR SAUCHEN BUSINESS PARK

 

It was reported that requests had been received to address the Committee in support of and relative to objections to the application which was recommended for approval. After the deputations had stated their cases and answered questions from members of the Committee they were thanked for their attendance and withdrew.

 

Thereafter, the Convener, seconded by Bailie Roberts, moved that the application be approved, subject to the conditions recommended by the Executive Director of City Development.

 

As an amendment, Bailie Scott, seconded by Councillor Duncan, moved that the application be refused on the grounds that:-

 

1. the application is contrary to Policy 8 and Appendix 2 of the Dundee Local Development Plan 2014 which states that the site is for release in the second 5 year period 2020-2024 of the Plan. The proposed development is premature and could prejudice the delivery of the Western Gateway Strategic Development Area. There are no material planning considerations of sufficient weight that would justify approval of the application contrary to the Development Plan;

 

2. the proposed development is premature to the completion of The Scottish Government Planning and Environmental Appeals Divisions examination of the Proposed Dundee Local Development Plan 2 and could prejudice the Reporter's decision on housing land supply and allocation;

 

3. the application is contrary to Policy 9 and Appendix 3 of the Dundee Local Development Plan 2014 as the development would fail to provide two parking spaces within the curtilage of all three bedroom houses to the detriment of residential and visual amenity of the area. There are no material planning considerations of sufficient weight that would justify approval of the application contrary to the Development Plan;

 

4. the proposed Surface Water Drainage System (SUDS) would develop an area of open countryside to the detriment of the visual amenity of the area and would be contrary to Policy 32 of the Dundee Local Development Plan 2014 where there is a presumption against all development. There are no material planning considerations of sufficient weight to justify approval of the application contrary to the Development Plan;

 

5. the application proposes 150 houses on only part of the allocated site H71(2) in Appendix 2 of the Dundee Local Development Plan 2014 and would result in overโ€‘development of the site to the detriment of the visual amenity of the surrounding area and the residential amenity of the surrounding houses. There are no material considerations that would justify approval of the application contrary to the Development Plan;

 

6. the proposed development would exacerbate existing capacity issues within local infrastructure and community facilities such as health care and education where the existing Primary School is close to capacity and the local General Practitioner Surgery is at capacity. The applicant has also failed to provide adequate public transport provision and community shops and services in the immediate area for use by the residents of the proposed houses; and

 

7. the increase in vehicle movements to and from the site as a result of the development would have an adverse impact on the capacity of the local road network, would result in additional congestion and would be to the detriment of road, cyclist and pedestrian safety.

 

On a division, there voted for the motion - the Convener, Bailies Roberts and Sawers and Councillors Alexander, Lynn, Murray, Rendall, Ross and Richardson (9); and for the amendment - Lord Provost Borthwick, Bailies Keenan, Wright, Scott and Macpherson and Councillors Flynn, Hunter, Gordon, Malone, Hay, Scott and Duncan (12) - Councillor Cordell being absent during consideration of the application - whereupon the amendment was declared carried and the application refused.

 

(ii) 18-00113-FUL - 114 BROOK STREET, BROUGHTY FERRY, DUNDEE - INSTALLATION OF TWO WALL MOUNTED AUTOMATIC NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION CAMERAS - FOR EURO CAR PARKS LTD

 

The Committee approved the application, subject to the conditions recommended by the Executive Director of City Development.

 

III UNAUTHORISED DEMOLITION OF WALLACE CRAIGIE WORKS (FORMER HALLEYS MILL)

 

There was submitted Report No 212-2018 by the Executive Director of City Development advising the Committee of the enforcement options available under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 in relation to the unauthorised demolition of the Category B Listed Building - Wallace Craigie Works (formerly Halleys Mill) and to agree an appropriate response by the Council.

 

The Committee considered the options contained in the report and approved Option C, to report the demolition of this Category B Listed Building without the benefit of authorisation to the Procurator Fiscal.

 

 

IV DELEGATED APPLICATIONS

 

There was submitted Agenda Note AN44-2018 advising the Committee that from 2nd May, 2018 to 3rd June, 2018 there were 71 delegated decisions. Nine of those applications attracted objections. Of those nine, all were approved.

 

 

 

 

Will DAWSON, Convener.