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Minute. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Minute of Meeting of 13 January 2020 to be approved and signed by the Chairman.  (Copy attached.)


1.            Minute.

There had been circulated copies of the Minute of the Meeting held on 13 January 2020.



         APPROVED for signature by the Chairman.



Applications. pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Consider the following application for planning permission:-

Additional documents:


2.               Applications.

There had been circulated copies of reports by the Service Director Regulatory Services on applications for planning permission requiring consideration by the Committee.



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



Appeals and Reviews. pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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


6.            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. 



              NOTED that:-


(a)       the appeal in respect of the erection of wind farm comprising 7 No. wind turbines up to 132m high to tip, access tracks, hard standings, electrical  control building and compound, borrow pits, ancillary infrastructure and associated groundworks on land West of Whitslaid (Barrel Law), Selkirk had been dismissed.


(b)       there remained 2 appeals outstanding in respect of :-


(i)      Land North West of Gilston Farm, Heriot;

(ii)    Silver Grange, Old Greenlaw Farm, Greenlaw, Duns


(c)       Review requests had been received in respect of:-


(i)        Erection of dwellinghouse and garage on Land East of Auburn Cottage, Ashkirk – 19/00514/FUL; and


(ii)       Erection of dwellinghouse on Land South of Dodlands, Hawick - 19/01358/PPP


(d)       the decision of the Appointed Officer had been overturned (subject to Conditions, informatives and a Legal Agreement in respect of the Erection of dwellinghouse and agricultural building on Land North East of Hoprigshiel Farmhouse, Cockburnspath - 19/00590/FUL


(e)       the decision of the Appointed Officer had been upheld in respect of:-


(i)        the erection dwellinghouse on Land North West of Poultry Farm, Stow Road, Lauder – 18/01766/PPP; and


          (ii)     Erection of dwellinghouse on Land South of Dodlands, Hawick –           



(f)        there remained three reviews previously reported on which decisions were still awaited when the report was prepared on 22 January 2020.


·            Garden Ground of 7 Heriot House, Heriot

·               Land South West of Carlenrig Farm, Teviothead, Hawick

·            Land South East of Bungalow, Denholm, Mill, Denholm



(e)     there remained 3 S36 PLI’s previously reported on which decisions were still awaited when the report was prepared on 22 January 2020.  These related to


·            Fallago Rig 1, Longformacus

·               Fallago Rig 2, Longformacus

·            Crystal Rig Wind Farm, Cranshaws, Duns




Any Other Items which the Chairman Decides are Urgent.



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 keep Members informed.



The Chairman referred to the Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance: Tweedbank – Vision for Growth Sustainability report which had been considered by Scottish Borders Council at its meeting held on 30 January 2020.  The Chairman advised that the Planning and Building Standards Committee would consider the results from the public consultation prior to the final decision by Council.  In the meantime, the Committee would draw together their thoughts and the Chairman would draft a document for further discussion. 







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