Scottish Borders Council

Agenda item

Continuation: Consider request for review of refusal of application for erection of dwellinghouse with associated access on site East of Dogcraig Cottage, Scotsmill, Peebles. 20/01350/PPP. 21/00007/RREF.

Copies of the following papers attached:-


1.            CONTINUATION OF REVIEW - 21/00007/RREF

With reference to paragraph 2 of the Minute of 14 June 2021, there had be re-circulated copies of the request from Lady Angela Buchan Hepburn, per Galbraith, 59 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JG to review refusal of the planning application for the erection of a dwellinghouse with associated access on the site East of Dogcraig Cottage, Scotsmill, Peebles.  The supporting papers included the Notice of Review; Decision Notice; Officers report; papers referred to in Officer’s Report, consultations and a list of policies.  Also circulated were copies of further information requested by the Local Review Body, in the form of the ECS Transport Planning Technical Note and two historical maps (dated from 1850’s) included in ‘Ground of Appeal’ document; and responses to the additional information from the Council’s Roads and Planning Officers.  Following consideration of all relevant information, the Local Review Body concluded that the development was an appropriate addition to the Scotsmill building group, was well contained within the sense of place and capable of safe access.  The Members approved the application, subject to conditions, including the requirement for an integral service layby. 



AGREED that:-


(a)        the request for review had been competently made in terms of Section 43A of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997;


(b)       the review could be considered without the need for any further procedure on the basis of the papers submitted and the comments from the Officer on new information;


(c)        the proposal would be consistent with the Local Development Plan and that there were no other material considerations that would justify departure from the development plan; and


(d)       the officer’s decision to refuse the application be reversed and planning permission granted, subject to conditions and Legal Agreement for reasons detailed in Appendix 1 to this Minute.


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