MINUTES of SPECIAL MEETING of STIRLING COUNCIL held by VIRTUAL MEETING ON
MICROSOFT TEAMS on THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2022 at 12.35 pm
Provost Christine SIMPSON (in the Chair)
Councillor Maureen BENNISON
Councillor Margaret BRISLEY
Councillor Robert DAVIES
Councillor Scott FARMER
Councillor Graham HOUSTON
Councillor Chris KANE
Councillor Alison LAURIE
Councillor Alasdair MacPherson
Councillor Alastair MAJURY
Councillor Jeremy MCDONALD
Councillor Susan MCGILL
Councillor Jim THOMSON
Councillor Alasdair TOLLEMACHE
Councillor Evelyn TWEED
Carol Beattie, Chief Executive
Lesleyann Burns, Support Officer (Governance)
Christina Cox, Planning & Buildings Standards Service Manager (Infrastructure)
Mark Easton, Lead Solicitor – Commercial & Property Team (Governance)
Mark Henderson, Senior Media Officer (Communities & Performance
Drew Leslie, Senior Manager – Infrastructure
Julia McAfee, Chief Officer - Governance
Peter McKechnie, Senior Planning Officer (Infrastructure)
Neil Pirie, Senior Development Control Officer (Environment & Place)
Brian Roberts, Chief Operating Officer – Infrastructure & Environment
Carla Roth, Solicitor – Litigation (Governance)
Stephen Spiers, Development Control Officer (Environment & Place)
Karen Swan, Committee Officer (Governance)
David McDougall, Governance Officer (Clerk)
Prior to the start of the meeting, the Provost welcomed and thanked everyone for attending the meeting via MS Teams. She updated the meeting on the procedures related to MS Teams and the protocols that both Members and Officers should adhere to throughout the meeting.
She also noted that this Special Meeting of Stirling Council had been called to determine the decision on Lochay Power Station, Killin - 21/00570/FUL application following the Meeting of the Pre Determination Hearing Committee today. Members were instructed that no further clarification on the Lochay Power Station, Killin application could be asked or answered.
The Provost asked the Clerk to carry out a roll call of all Members and Officers participating in the meeting.
Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor Neil Benny, Councillor Alastair Berrill, Councillor Douglas Dodds, Councillor Martin Earl, Councillor Bryan Flannagan, Councillor Danny Gibson, Councillor Jane Hutchison and Councillor Ross Oxburgh.
SC505 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Councillor Evelyn Tweed declared an interest as the local Member of the Scottish Parliament.
SC506 ERECTION OF NEW SUBSTATION COMPOUND, WITH ASSOCIATED WORKSINCLUDING EQUIPMENT BASES, ASSOCIATED STRUCTURES AND HVTHE INSTALLATION OF TWO GRID TRANSFORMERS, AOFACCESS TRACKS. AT LOCHAY POWER STATION, KILLIN, FK21 8UA
- SCOTTISH HYDRO ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION PLC - 21/00570/FUL
A report was submitted by the Senior Manager – Infrastructure that highlighted proposals and the issues raised by the proposal, which were discussed at a Pre- Determination Hearing Committee that took take place earlier on the same day as the Special Meeting of Stirling Council. The purpose of the meeting was to take the decision on this Planning Application.
The application was brought to Full Council due to the proposals which fell under the National Planning Framework 3 Annex 3 description of High Voltage Electricity Transmission Network, and was therefore categorised as ‘National Development’ under the Town and Country Planning (Hierarchy of Development) (Scotland) Regulations 2009 (The Hierarchy Regulations).
National developments required determination by Full Council in accordance with the Councils Scheme of Delegation for determining planning applications.
The Elected Members unanimously agreed the Officers Recommendation to approve the application, subject to conditions.
Council agreed to approve the application, subject to the conditions set out at Appendix 1 to the Pre Determination Hearing Committee Report.
(Reference: Report by Senior Manager - Infrastructure, dated 1 March 2022, submitted).
The Provost declared the Meeting closed at 12.45pm.