Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tornagrain and Nairn Planning Applications to be considered by South Planning Committee on Tuesday 21 August

More on these later but for now the bare bones from The Council web pages:

(From THC web site here)

...A Meeting of the South Planning Applications Committee will take place in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness on Tuesday 21 August 2012 at 9.00 am.

9.00 am Transport departs the Council HQ, Inverness to transport Members to Tornagrain for a site visit in respect of Item 5.1.

11.00 am or on completion of site visit, whichever is the later Committee meeting reconvenes in the Council Chamber, Council Headquarters, Inverness to determine the applications.

You are invited to attend and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

Webcast Notice: This meeting will be filmed and broadcast over the Internet on the Highland Council website and will be archived and available for viewing for 12 months thereafter.

Members are reminded that during determination of any item before this Committee they must be present throughout the whole of that item in order to be entitled to participate.

Yours faithfully,

Susan Blease, Solicitor 
(for Assistant Chief Executive)

5. Planning Applications to be Determined

There are circulated Reports Nos. PLS/049/12 - PLS/061/12 by the Area Planning Manager South as follows:-

Application subject to site visit:

Applicant: Moray Estates Development Company Ltd (09/00038/OUTIN) (PLS-049-12 (3451kb pdf))
Location: Land north east of Tornagrain (Ward 18)
Nature of Development: New Town comprising up to 4,960 houses, Community Facilities, Retail, Leisure, Business Uses and associated Landscaping, Open Space, Infrastructure and Services on land to the north east of Tornagrain.
Recommendation: Grant planning permission in principle

Report here 


Applicant: Upland Development Ltd. (12/02743/FUL) (PLS-061-12 (2228kb pdf))

Location: Land NE of Fire Station, King Street, Nairn (Ward 19)

Nature of Development: Erection of 16 affordable flats


Report here

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Is e planning really back?


Public Access to the ePlanning System restored (14/08/12)

The issues affecting public access to The Highland Council’s planning application documents on the ePlanning system have now been resolved.  This has been unavailable for the last four days, following difficulties experienced as an upgrade was applied to the system.

Malcolm Macleod, the Council’s Head of Planning & Building Standards said:  “We wish to apologise for the lack of public access to the ePlanning system over the last four days.  Unfortunately the source of the problem was outwith the Council’s control, and the system supplier IDOX has now managed to resolve the problem.  We have asked for an urgent explanation for the difficulties experienced as well as an assurance that such problems do not happen again in the future.” 

Consultation deadlines have been extended for a period of seven days to ensure that people have an opportunity to view documents before making comments on planning applications. 

Well I certainly had problems accessing THC e planning system  for more than 4 days!!!!!!

Oh, and there does not seem to be an easy access link from the 'Home Page' to e planning; might be nice if there was one

THC web page here

Monday, 13 August 2012

Homes that don’t cost the earth - A consultation on Scotland’s Sustainable Housing Strategy

I  signed up to receive various e newsletters from the Scottish Government quite a while ago.

One of these, 'Planning and Building News' arrives quite regularly, but as far as I can tell, (unless I am so overwhelmed with info that I cannot see for looking) the newsletter has not advised me of the consultation,

'Homes that don’t cost the earth - A consultation on Scotland’s Sustainable Housing Strategy'

Click Here

The closing date for responses is Friday 28 September.

(With Thanks to THC Housing Development Manager for letting me know about this)

Now THC email system not working?

I have already reported that the e planning system is not working properly and it is still not working well at the moment.

Now, it seems, it is not possible to reply to email correspondence sent from THC.

Is anyone else out there experiencing difficulties?