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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
The Chair, Councillor Amanda Hampsey, welcomed everyone to the meeting. She explained that no person present would be entitled to speak other than the Members of the Local Review Body (LRB) and Mr Jackson, who would provide procedural advice if required.
She advised that her first task would be to establish if the Members of the LRB felt that they had sufficient information before them to come to a decision on the Review.
All the Members of the LRB confirmed that they had sufficient information before them to come to a decision on the Review.
Councillor Wallace referred to condition 2 of the planning consent and advised that he did not think it would be possible for the fence to be lowered within the 3 months since the planning permission was granted in December 2022. He said that he thought that to give an extension of one year would be a bit much and that his initial thoughts were to extend the timescale by an extra 3 months.
Councillor Hume agreed with the comments made by Councillor Wallace and indicated that he would be agreeable to an extension of either 3 months or 6 months.
Councillor Hampsey confirmed that she would also be agreeable to an extension of 6 months and suggested amending condition 2 to state that works should be completed by 30 September 2023.
The Members of the Local Review Body were supportive of this amendment to the condition and agreed that this would be a reasonable period of time to give the Applicant to complete the work, noting that this would enable the work to be completed during the summer months.
The Argyll and Bute Local Review Body, having considered the merits of the case de novo, unanimously agreed to amend condition 2 of planning consent reference: 22/01939/PP to read –
2. The section of fence highlighted with a blue line on the approved site plan 1303/P/1-A shall be reduced to a minimum height of 1.5m as identified on the plan to the satisfaction of the Council as Planning Authority. This work should be completed no later than 30 September 2023.
Reason: In order to help integrate the development into its surroundings and reduce the visual impact.
(Reference: Notice of Review and comments from Interested Parties, submitted)