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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.
Before proceeding further the Chair invited Mr Jackson to advise of a late letter of support received from Mr Ron Livingstone on 11 September 2023. Mr Jackson explained that Mr Livingstone did not comment on the original planning application and therefore if Members wish to consider this correspondence as part of the LRB process, it will have to be treated as new information and the meeting adjourned at this point in order to give all interested parties the opportunity of commenting on it if they wish.
The Members of the LRB agreed to take this correspondence into the process. A discussion then took place on whether or not the Members of the LRB would require any further information at this time.
Councillor McCabe indicated that she felt there was sufficient information contained within the Agenda pack.
Councillor Blair referred to the support expressed by Lismore Community Council and asked if a copy of the minutes when this application was discussed could be provided.
Councillor Blair commented on the differing opinions of Planning and the Applicant on the size of the proposed development and how this would blend with the local landscape. Mr Jackson pointed out that the Applicant had made the offer of providing drone footage of the island and suggested that this may be something the Members of the LRB would find useful. The Members of the LRB agreed that a request for drone footage from the Applicant should be made.
Councillor Blair referred to the Applicant’s comment that the development would help support a croft and noted from the submission made by the Planning Officer that the Applicant had not submitted any information about the proposed development supporting an existing croft and that the site did not appear to be within a registered croft. He asked if the Applicant could provide further information on how the development could be used to support and benefit the use of a croft and where this croft was located.
The Members also agreed to request from Planning Officers appropriate conditions and reasons to attach to any consent should the Members be minded to approve this application.
The Members of the LRB agreed:
1. to request from Lismore Community Council a copy of the minutes of their meeting when it was agreed to support this planning application;
2. to request from the Applicant –
a. drone footage of the island showing the proposed development site and surrounding area, and
b. to expand on how the proposed development would be used to support and benefit the use of the croft and the location of this croft;
3. To request from the Planning Officer appropriate conditions and reasons to attach to any consent should the Members of the LRB be minded to approve this application.
(Reference: Notice of Review and Supporting Documents and comments from Interested Parties and Applicant, submitted)