SPECIAL PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT - 22 March 2004

Motherwell, 22 March 2004 at 11.15 am.

A Special Meeting of the PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

PRESENT

Councillor J. Coyle, Convener; Councillors McKenna and Wilson, Vice-Conveners; Provost Connelly;

Councillors Barrie, Brooks, Gordon, Gorman, Gormill, Gray, Griffin, Holloway, McGhee, McKendrick,

W. Martin, Moran, M. Murray, Pentland, Saunders, Shaw and Smith.

CHAIR

Councillor J. Coyle (Convener) presided.

IN ATTENDANCE

The Chief Committee Services Manager, Development Control Manager and Senior Planning Officer

ALSO IN ATTENDANCE

In respect of item 1

Representing the Applicants:

Ms. M. Sullivan, Turley Associates

Mr. N. Parry, George Wimpey West Scotland

Mr. M. Andrews, George Wimpey West Scotland

Representing the Objectors:

Mr. S. Johnston, Kilsyth Community Council

Mr. R. Kay, Kilsyth Community Council

Mrs. M. McMillan, Kilsyth Community Council.

APOLOGIES

Councillors Burns, Devine, McCabe and J. McGuigan.

PLANNING APPLICATION N/03/01508/FUL - CONSTRUCTION OF 155 DWELLINGHOUSES AND ASSOCIATED ROADWORKS - COLZIUM, CAVALRY PARK, STIRLING ROAD, KILSYTH

1. Under reference to paragraph 3 of the Minute of the meeting of this Committee held on 4 February

2004 in so far as it related to planning application N/03/01508/FUL for the construction of

155 dwellinghouses and associated roadworks at Colzium, Cavalry Park, Stirling Road, Kilsyth, the

Committee considered a report (docketed) and a supplementary report dated 3 March 2004 by the

Director of Planning and Environment and thereafter proceeded to hold a hearing.

Consideration was also given to oral representations made by the applicants and objectors who were

in attendance for this item.

Councillor McKendrick, seconded by Councillor Brooks, moved that the application be granted in

accordance with the Director’s recommendation, subject to the conditions contained within the report.

Councillor Griffin, seconded by Councillor W. Martin, moved, as an amendment, that the application

be refused on the grounds that the application was premature at this time pending the outcome of the

consultation process in respect of North Lanarkshire Local Plan.

On a vote being taken, 2 Members voted for the amendment and 16 Members voted for the motion,

which was accordingly declared carried.

Decided: that the application be granted in accordance with the Director’s recommendation,

subject to the conditions contained within the report, and further subject to its referral to

the Scottish Ministers in terms of the Town and Country Planning (Notification of

Applications) (Scotland) Direction 1997.