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5 Rubislaw Den South - 170444


The Local Review Body (LRB) of Aberdeen City Council met on this day to review the decision taken by an appointed officer under the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to refuse the request for planning permission to replace the existing conservatory with a single storey extension and to raise the existing terrace at 5 Rubislaw Den South, Aberdeen, Planning Reference 170444.


Councillor Boulton as Chairperson gave a brief outline of the business to be undertaken.  She indicated that the LRB would be addressed by the Assistant Clerk, Mr Mark Masson with regards to the procedure to be followed and also, thereafter, by Mr Andrew Miller who would be acting as the Planning Adviser to the Body in the three cases under consideration this day.


The Chairperson stated that although the Planning Adviser was employed by the planning authority, hehad not been involved in any way with the consideration or determination of the application under review and was present to provide factual information and guidance to the Body only.  She emphasised that the officer would not be asked to express any view on the proposed application.


The Local Review Body was then addressed by Mr Masson, Assistant Clerk in regards to the procedure to be followed, at which time reference was made to the procedure note circulated with the papers calling the meeting and to more general aspects relating to the procedure.


In relation to the application, the LRB had before it (1) a delegated report by Ms Sheila Robertson, Planning Technician; (2) the decision notice dated 15 August 2017; (3) copies of various plans showing the proposal; (4) links to the planning policies referred to in the delegated report; (5) the application and Notice of Review submitted by the applicant along with an accompanying statement with further information relating to the application.


The LRB was then addressed by Mr Miller who advised that the submitted Notice of Review was found to be valid and submitted within the relevant timeframes. He also indicated that the appellant had requested that the LRB undertake a site inspection as a further procedure due to site specific circumstances.


The Chairperson and Councillors Cameron and Nicoll all indicated that they each had enough information before them and therefore agreed that a site visit was not required and that the review under consideration should be determined without further procedure.


Mr Miller advised that the review had been submitted with all necessary information within the time limit of three months following the decision of the appointed officer. He indicated that the site subject to the review formed a semi-detached granite built three storey house, forming part of a category C listed building along with its neighbour (No. 7). The rear of the house had two extensions dating from the 1990s, one to the kitchen with gable end similar to a conservatory whilst the other forms a sunroom.


Mr Miller explained that the application sought consent for the demolition of the kitchen extension on the end  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.