Report by Head of Development and Economic Growth
The Planning Officer spoke to the terms of the report. The application site comprises a 3 bed-room bungalow and its associated curtilage, located within a residential cul-de-sac within the key settlement of Dunoon. The application proposes a temporary change of use from a residential property to a wildlife rescue facility for the treatment, rehabilitation and release of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. A total of 89 representations have been received comprising 47 objections, 41 in support and 1 neutral representation. Objections have also been received from Dunoon Community Council, Hunter’s Quay Community Council and the Council’s Roads Engineer. Sandbank Community Council has submitted a representation of support.
Given the large number of representations received both for and against the proposal it is considered that a discretionary hearing would add value to the process and was recommended in this instance.
1. agreed to hold a discretionary hearing; and
2. instructed Officers to make arrangements for an informal site visit to be undertaken with the Committee in advance of the date of this hearing.
(Reference: Report by Head of Development and Economic Growth dated 2 September 2021, submitted)