Scottish Borders Council

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Minute. pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Minute of Meeting of 10 December 2018 to be approved and signed by the Chairman.  (Copy attached.)


1.            Minute

There had been circulated copies of the Minute of the Meetings held on 10 December 2018.



         APPROVED for signature by the Chairman.



Applications. pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Consider an application for planning permission in respect of the erection of 64 dwellinghouses and associated works on Land North of 24 Sergeants Park, Newtown St Boswells – 18/00486/FUL.  (Copy attached.)

Additional documents:


2.            Application

There had been circulated copies of a report by the Service Director Regulatory Services on an application for planning permission requiring consideration by the Committee.    



DEALT with the application as detailed in Appendix l to this Minute.



Appeals and Reviews. pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Consider report by Service Director Regulatory Services.  (Copy attached.)


3.         Appeals and Reviews

There had been circulated copies of a briefing note by the Chief Planning Officer on Appeals to the Scottish Ministers and Local Reviews.  The Depute Chief Planning Officer advised that the Section 36 Public Local Inquiry in respect of Birneyknowe Wind Farm on Land North, South, East and West of Birnieknowe Cottage, Hawick had been dismissed by the Reporter.  He went on to highlight the work undertaken by the Appointed Officer (Julie Hayward), Solictor (Emma Moir) and Principal Officer (Charles Johnston)  



              NOTED that:-


              (a)     Appeals had been received in respect of:-


              (i)      the Erection of residential units, formation of dwellinghouse from engine house, relocation of allotment space, erection of workshop units with associated access and infrastructure works at March Street Mills, March Street, Peebles – 17/00063/PPP;


               (ii)     the demolition of Mill buildings at March Street Mills, March Street, Peebles – 17/00064/CON


          (iii)    an enforcement notice issued for a Residential caravan placed without Planning Permission on Land West of Gallowberry Bank, Blyth Bridge – 15/00045/UNDEV; and


          (iv)    an enforcement notice issued for Use of dwelling house as a Party House, Greenloaing, The Loan, West Linton – 18/00074/UNUSE


(b)     Scottish Ministers had dismissed an appeal in respect of the Certificate of Lawfulness for an Existing Use: Class 9 Residential at Glenacre, Camptown, Jedburgh – 18/00849/CLEU


 (c)    there remained four appeals outstanding in respect of:-


·           Land North West of Gilston Farm, Heriot

·           Land East of Keleden, Ednam

·           Land West of Whitslaid (Barrel Law), Selkirk

·           22 Craigmyle Park, Peel


(d)     Review Requests had been received in respect of:-


          (i)      the erection of a dwellinghouse on Land North West of Chapel Cottage, Melrose  – 18/00956/FUL;


          (ii)     an Extension to dwellinghouse at 10 Townhead Way, Newstead – 18/01215/FUL; 


          (iii)    an Extension to provide an additional 7 No workshop units (Class 5/6), 1 No unit to provide dog daycare facility and change of use of paddock to dog exercise area at the Storage Units, Farknowes, Langshaw Road, Galashiels – 18/01229/FUL; and


          (iv)    Erection of dwellinghouse and detached garage/stable on Land North East of River Cottage, Linthill, Melrose – 18/01332/PPP; and


          (v)     Erection of dwellinghouse and detached garage on Land South East of Tarf House, West Linton – 18/01341/PPP


(e)     the decision of the Appointed Officer had been varied (Revised Conditions) in respect of alterations and extension to dwellinghouse and erection of detached garage/workshop at Elsielea, 61 West High Street, Lauder – 18/00580/FUL


(f)      the decision of the Appointed Officer had been upheld in respect of replacement of shop front window and door screens at Scotts View Take-away, Main Street, St Boswells – 18/01010/FUL


(g)     there remained no reviews outstanding.


(h)     there remained three Section 36 Public Local Inquiries Outstanding in respect of:-


·         Fallago Rig I, Longformacus

·         Fallago Rig 2, Longformacus



Urgent Business



          Under Section 50B(4)(b) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the Chairman was of the opinion that the item dealt with in the following paragraph should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency, in view of the need to make an early decision or to keep Members informed.


5.         PLANNING SITE VISITS     

The Chairman referred to two planning applications for Peebles which would come before the Committee in the near future and requested the Committee consider whether or not they wished to visit the sites prior to the applications being presented for consideration.  The Committee considered that a formal site visit was not required.  However, any Members could visit the site if they so wished..



AGREED that no formal site visit be arranged. 





 The meeting concluded at 10.45 a.m. 




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