There is a Planning Committee at Clackmannanshire Council on Tuesday 8th February starting at 0930. It will discuss and may decide on the two planning applications outstanding in relation to the proposed developments in Dollar. They are 18/00283/PPP and 19/00018/PPP. The agenda and background papers are attached.
The meeting will be virtual using Microsoft Teams. To be able to attend you must register as shown in the instruction provided by the Planning Department:
“The meeting is being held by video conference (via MS Teams). If you wish to attend, please register using the link below (you may have to copy and paste into your browser):
Anyone can access the agenda for the Meeting of the Planning Committee being held on Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 9.30 am on the Clackmannanshire Council web site by clicking on the link below
Planning Committee 08/02/22”
Dollar Community Council and Dollar Community Development Trust have been working with the Planning Department since these applications were submitted. We have had many liaison meetings with the planners who have been consistently helpful.
In the attachment entitled “Planning Cte” you will see the following paragraphs describing (a) the outcome of the Planning Committee on 1st April 2020 and (b) the events since then. DCDT and DCC were unable to consult with the community following the events described in (b) because no minutes were produced.
At the Planning Committee meeting of 1st April 2021, separate reports providing planning assessment and “Minded to Approve” recommendations on each application were presented. These were preceded by a Covering Report, setting out how the applications had been considered together (but not jointly) and summarising the key common issues. In respect of the Covering Report on 1st April 2022, the Committee did not approve the Minded to Approve recommendation, but that officers would engage further with community representatives and applicants on outstanding matters, and following this, report back to a future meeting of the Committee with finalised Heads of Terms of a Section 75 Agreement and full set of matters specified in Conditions for consideration.
Since 1st April 2021, Planning Officers have engaged with relevant consultees on outstanding matters and with both sets of applicants, and community representatives to address matters raised by the Committee in respect of each application. In particular, officers arranged and hosted two online meetings attended by representatives for both planning applications and members of Dollar Community Council (DCC) and Dollar Community Development Trust (DCDT). The first meeting was held on 2nd June 2021 and the second meeting on 20th October 2021, and discussion focussed on key issues raised by the community representatives and the Planning Committee at the meeting of 1st April 2021.
Members are presented with two separate reports of handling summarising the assessment of each application, which have been updated in light of the discussion held since 1st April 2021. Both reports also contain a recommendation in respect of each application. Both applications are recommended for approval subject to conditions and conclusion of a Section 75 Legal Agreement. As previously noted, the applications have been considered together (but not jointly), and it was the Planning Service’s stated preference that the proposals came in the form of one single application, however the parties involved were unable to agree on this approach.