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been submitted and as such the conditions of consent will seek to ensure that any full application accords with policy HSG 8. Policy HSG 11 outlines the Council's policy with respect to infill residential developments especially with respect to the overall impact of the proposal on the character and amenity of the surrounding area. The policy also examines the dimensions of the site relative to the proposed development and associated garden ground, the effects of infill on the garden space, privacy and sunlight, the scale and materials used and the requirement that sufficient provision of vehicular access and parking is incorporated.

The Transportation Team Leader has been consulted as part of the application and has outlined that Transportation have no objections. Transportation have however outlined that they would oppose any additional frontage access onto Main Street as this is classed as a local distributor road. The access road serving the shops is utilised by commercial vehicles for loadinglunloading beyond the access to the car park, therefore Transportation would be opposed to access being taken from the area behind the shop frontage.

The Protective Services Manager has been consulted as part of this application and have requested a comprehensive phase 1 site investigation be submitted to ensure potential risks of contamination have been fully assessed and any remediation works undertaken. Scottish Water has been consulted and has offered no objection provided that the consent is conditioned to ensure that the developer contact Scottish Water regarding the existing and proposed flows and if required implements suitable mitigation measures prior to the commencement of development. Transco has been consulted as part of this application and has offered no objections.

In accordance with Section 25 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997, planning decisions must be made in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. It is considered that the proposed residential development would be acceptable given that it accords with policies HSG 8 and HSG 11 of the finalised Southern Area Local Plan. The application is outline only and no indicative plan or detailed design has been submitted. Any planning a p p r o v a l w i l l t h e r e f o r e b e s u b j e c t t o c o n d i t i o n s t o e n s u r e t h a t t h e f u l l a p p l i c a t i o n w i l l a c c o r d w i t h t h e b o t h policies HSG 8 and HSG 11. '

The application therefore accords with policy HSG 8 and HSG 11 of the finalised Southern Area Local Plan and is recommended for approval.


That the development hereby permitted shall be started, either within 5 years of the date of this

permission, or within whichever is the later.

years of the date of which the last of the reserved matters are approved,

To accord with the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997.

That before development starts, a further planning application shall be submitted to the Planning Authority in respect of the following reserved matters:-

  • (a)

    the siting, design and external appearance of all buildings and other structures;

  • (b)

    the means of access to the site;

  • (c)

    the layout of the site, including all roads, footways, and parking areas;

  • (d)

    the details of, and timetable for, the hard and soft landscaping of the site;

  • (e)

    details for management and maintenance of the areas identified in (d) above;

  • (f)

    the design and location of all boundarywalls and fences;

    • (9)

      the provision of drainage works;

  • (h)

    the disposal of sewage;

  • (i)

    details of existing and proposed site levels.

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