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Inchgarth House, Inchgarth Road - Formation of New Access and Driveway with Gate, Wall and Pillars, Erection of Two Storey Detached Garage and a Single Storey Storage Building and Associated Landscaping - 170921
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 for the formation of a new access and driveway with gate, wall and pillars, erection of a two-storey detached garage and a single storey building and associated landscaping at Inchgarth House, Inchgarth Road, Aberdeen, Planning Reference 17092.
Councillor Jennifer Stewart 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 case 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 Sepideh Hajisoltani, Trainee Planner; (2) the decision notice dated 1 February 2018 (3) links to the plans showing the proposal and planning policies referred to in the delegated report; (4) a letter of representation; and (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 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 large detached granite-built house set within 1.9 ha wooded grounds. The house was category C listed and lay within the Pitfodels Conservation Area. Whilst it previously comprised one house and two flats, Inchgarth House had been significantly altered, extended and converted back into one house in recent years.
Mr Miller proceeded to show photos and plans of the proposal.
Mr Miller made reference to the proposal indicating that the application sought planning consent for the following works:-
· The formation of a new access and driveway and resultant alterations to the boundary of the house with Inchgarth Road;
· Erection of a two-storey detached garage (four bays);
· Erection of a single storey storage building; and
· Landscaping of the site, including the removal of mature and semi-mature trees.
Mr Miller made outlined the appointed Planning officer’s decision, which was ... view the full minutes text for item 1.