NC500, at Scarlet, nr wick.

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NC500, at Scarlet, nr wick.

Post by » Friday 21st May 21.

Boost for NC500 with motorhome parking proposal at Sarclet.

A Planning Proposal has gone to to Highland Council for a motorhome parking area at Scarlet village that could be a great asset for North Coast 500 travellers.

The proposal was put forward by Pauline and Laura Robinson for an area to be utilised next to their property at number 18, The Croft, in Sarclet – a small coastal village just a few miles from Wick. ... YAZIHMLJ00

Reference 21/01994/FUL
Alternative Reference 100384226-001
Application Received Sun 25 Apr 2021
Application Validated Thu 06 May 2021
Address 18 Sarclet Thrumster Wick KW1 5TU
Proposal Formation of 5 caravan/motorhome pitches
Status: Permission Granted 10 August 2021.

Standard Consultation Expiry Date Mon 31 May 2021
Last Advertised In Press Date Fri 21 May 2021
Latest Advertisement Expiry Date Fri 04 Jun 2021
Statutory Expiry Date Mon 05 Jul 2021
Determination Deadline Mon 05 Jul 2021

Link to Proposal Site plan. ... E14GO2.jpg

Reading the supporting documentation on the application, this will be a CL 5 pitch site.
Extract from supporting document submitted to Highland Council;

A CL is a small, members only site, with no more than 5 pitches for self contained caravans and
motorhomes, (no tents), which can offer electric hook up, fresh water, grey water disposal and
chemical toilet disposal. We propose to offer these facilities on our ‘utility area’ - an area 10m x 7m
of stone chippings and edged with timber. This will be screened by way of fencing and planting. We
are aware that some motorhomers carry a tow car for ease of transport when parked up, or may have
visitors, so wish to offer additional parking on site. The utility area will also be able to offer
additional parking of two vehicles. Our intention is for the chemical waste to go into a purpose
built, above ground, plastic effluent tank. Further details attached, or link

All of the club members are aware of the standards that must be adhered to when on sites. This
includes quiet time between the hours of 23:00 and 07:00, though these can be altered at private
sites; we intend to extend this from 22:00 . If this is not adhered to, members will be asked to leave
the site as soon as practicable. There is no additional lighting to be installed on the site.

NB; I have made a public comment to the planning application;

This proposed CL site will be a welcome to the CAMC membership as they tour around the NC500 route.
However, not all motorhome owners are in these clubs, CAMC or CCC. (I am in the CCC).
Will the proposers allow non- members touring the NC 500 to avail of their waste disposal facilities ?.

The Comments listed on the application , show 10 objections.

New Documentation submitted; 21-01994-FUL
28/05/21 Comment by Planning Office.
29/07/21 PSAD Application Form
Amended Drawing
Supporting Information.

Item 8 in the Planning Office Comments states; There is a strong feeling in the community that this proposal will have ill effects on the area. Lack of consultation with local people is now a sore point, only two people were given info leaflets and only one person was actually spoken to about these plans".

Decision Notice 10th August 2021 : Planning Permission Granted.

PLANNING PERMISSION Reference No: 21/01994/FUL

North Coast 500 Alpacas
Per: Laura Robinson
The Croft
18 Sarclet Village
Kw1 5tu
Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (As Amended)
Planning Etc. (Scotland) Act 2006

Formation of 5 caravan/motorhome pitches
18 Sarclet Thrumster Wick KW1 5TU

The Highland Council in exercise of its powers under the above Acts grants planning permission for the above development in accordance with the particulars given in the application and the following documents:

Document Type Document No. Version No. Date Received
Location Plan PL01 25.04.2021
Visibility Splay Plan PL03 25.04.2021
Site Section Plan PL02 REV A 29.06.2021


This permission is granted subject to the following conditions and reasons:

1. Planning permission is hereby granted for the operation of a Caravan Site of not more than five caravans being used for recreational purposes where the length of stay by any one caravan does not exceed 28 days consecutive or 3 months cumulative in any one calendar year and where there is in force a certificate issued by an exempted organisation only. The permission includes the formation and installation of associated infrastructure and services in accordance with the approved plans and supporting information. Should the Caravan Site hereby approved cease to operate as such for a continuous period of 12 months or the certification by an exempted organisation is lapsed, it shall be deemed to have ceased to serve its intended purpose and unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Planning Authority, within a period of 6 months all associated development, services, fixtures and fittings shall be removed from the site and the ground shall be reinstated to a condition comparable
with that of the adjoining land.

Reason: In order to clarify the terms of the permission. To ensure that any development that has ceased to serve its intended purpose is removed from the site, in the interests of visual amenity and in accordance with the use applied for.

2. This permission shall enure for the benefit of the applicant and for future occupants of 18 Sarclet only. For the avoidance of doubt, the development shall not be sold, leased, transferred or otherwise disposed of from the property unless agreed in writing on application to the Planning Authority.

Reason: to ensure the continued adequate management of the site and in the interests of neighbouring residential amenity.

3. Notwithstanding the provision of Article 3 and Schedule 1 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Scotland) Order 1992 (as amended, revoked or re-enacted; with or without modification), the site shall be laid out and maintained in accordance with the site plan and supporting information docquetted hereto, approved by the Council. For the avoidance of doubt, no amendment or addition to the site, its layout or buildings, including advertisements or signage, as well as the stationing of permanent Residential Caravans, on the site shall take place without the prior
approval of the Planning Authority.

Reason: in order to enable the Planning Authority to retain Effective control over future development within the application site so that it is carefully managed and does not result in over-development or an adverse impact on the amenity of the area.

4. No other development shall commence until the site access has been upgraded in accordance with The Highland Council's Access to Single Houses and Small Housing Developments guidelines and the attached Access Schedule (dated 06.11.2021), with the junction formed to comply drawing ref. N20-12-01 REV A, with:
i. the junction formed to comply with drawing ref. SDB2;
ii. any access gate installed a minimum of 6m from edge of the carriageway to open
away from the public road; and,
iii. visibility splays of 2.4 m x 180m looking right and 2.4m x 75m looking left (the X
dimension and Y dimension respectively) formed from the centre line of the junction.
Within the stated visibility splays, at no time shall anything obscure visibility between a driver's eye height of 1.05m positioned at the X dimension and an object height of 0.60m anywhere along the Y dimension.

Reason: To ensure that an adequate level of access is timeously provided for the development; in the interests of road safety and amenity.

5. Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, all approved services and infrastructure detailed on drawing ref. PL02 REV A including access driveway, car parking and turning areas, caravan and motorhome pitches, electricity connection points, water connection, chemical waste equipment, bin storage area, and screening, shall be installed and completed in full, and made available for use, and thereafter maintained for this use in perpetuity. The site shall at all times be maintained in a neat and tidy manner.

Reason: To ensure that the development is completed in full and that the works involved comply with applicable standards in the interests of road safety and amenity.

6. Prior to the first occupation of the development hereby approved, a minimum of two passing places shall be installed or upgraded along the U1214 at the developer's expense and at locations to be agreed in advance with the Roads Authority.
Reason: in the interests of road safety.

7. All landscaping works shall be carried out in accordance with the scheme and plans approved as part of this permission. All planting, seeding or turfing as may be comprised in the approved scheme and plans shall be carried out in the first planting and seeding seasons following the commencement of the development, unless otherwise stated in the approved scheme. Any trees or plants which within a period of five years from the completion of the development die, for whatever reason are removed or damaged shall be replaced in the next planting season with others of the same size and species.

Reason: In order to ensure that the approved landscaping works are properly undertaken on site in the interests of amenity.

8. No advertisement or signage shall be installed until details of the sign design, dimensions, materials and how/where it will be displayed and installed are submitted to, and approved in writing by, the Planning Authority. For the avoidance of doubt, signage shall at no times be illuminated.

Reason: In order to enable the planning authority to consider this matter in detail prior to the installation of advertisement and signage; in the interests of amenity.

1. None.

Section 75 Obligation
1. None.

All relevant matters have been taken into account when appraising this application. It should also be noted that the applicant has been cooperative with the Council throughout the assessment process.

In accordance with Section 58 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended), the development to which this planning permission relates must commence within THREE YEARS of the date of this decision notice. If development has not commenced within this period, then this planning permission shall lapse.


Initiation and Completion Notices
The Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended) requires all developers to submit notices to the Planning Authority prior to, and upon completion of, development.
These are in addition to any other similar requirements (such as Building Warrant completion notices) and failure to comply represents a breach of planning control and may result in formal enforcement action.
1. The developer must submit a Notice of Initiation of Development in accordance with
Section 27A of the Act to the Planning Authority prior to work commencing on site.
2. On completion of the development, the developer must submit a Notice of Completion
in accordance with Section 27B of the Act to the Planning Authority.
Copies of the notices referred to are attached to this decision notice for your convenience.

Flood Risk
It is important to note that the granting of planning permission does not imply there is an
unconditional absence of flood risk relating to (or emanating from) the application site. As per Scottish Planning Policy (paragraph 259), planning permission does not remove the liability position of developers or owners in relation to flood risk.

Scottish Water
You are advised that a supply and connection to Scottish Water infrastructure is dependent on sufficient spare capacity at the time of the application for connection to Scottish Water. The granting of planning permission does not guarantee a connection. Any enquiries with regards to sewerage connection and/or water supply should be directed to Scottish Water on 0845 601 8855.

Septic Tanks and Soakaways
Where a private foul drainage solution is proposed, you will require separate consent from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Planning permission does not guarantee that approval will be given by SEPA and as such you are advised to contact them direct to discuss the matter (01349 862021).

Local Roads Authority Consent
In addition to planning permission, you may require one or more separate consents (such as road construction consent, dropped kerb consent, a road openings permit, occupation of the road permit etc.) from the Area Roads Team prior to work commencing. These consents may require additional work and/or introduce additional specifications and you are therefore advised to contact your local Area Roads office for further guidance at the earliest opportunity.
Failure to comply with access, parking and drainage infrastructure requirements may endanger road users, affect the safety and free-flow of traffic and is likely to result in enforcement action being taken against you under both the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984.
Further information on the Council's roads standards can be found at: ... dtransport
Application forms and guidance notes for access-related consents can be downloaded from: ... ic_roads/2

Mud and Debris on Road
Please note that it an offence under Section 95 of the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 to allow mud or any other material to be deposited, and thereafter remain, on a public road from any vehicle or development site. You must, therefore, put in place a strategy for dealing with any material deposited on the public road network and maintain this until development is complete.

Construction Hours and Noise-Generating Activities
You are advised that construction work associated with the approved development (incl. the
loading/unloading of delivery vehicles, plant or other machinery), for which noise is audible at the boundary of the application site, should not normally take place outwith the hours of 08:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00 and 13:00 on Saturdays or at any time on a Sunday or Bank Holiday in Scotland, as prescribed in Schedule 1 of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 (as amended).
Work falling outwith these hours which gives rise to amenity concerns, or noise at any time which exceeds acceptable levels, may result in the service of a notice under Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 (as amended). Breaching a Section 60 notice constitutes an offence and is likely to result in court action.
If you wish formal consent to work at specific times or on specific days, you may apply to the Council's Environmental Health Officer under Section 61 of the 1974 Act. Any such application should be submitted after you have obtained your Building Warrant, if required, and will be considered on its merits. Any decision taken will reflect the nature of the development, the site's location and the proximity of noise sensitive premises. Please contact for more information.

Protected Species - Halting of Work
You are advised that work on site must stop immediately, and NatureScot must be contacted, if evidence of any protected species or nesting/breeding sites, not previously detected during the course of the application and provided for in this permission, are found on site. For the avoidance of doubt, it is an offence to deliberately or recklessly kill, injure or disturb protected species or to damage or destroy the breeding site of a protected species. These sites are protected even if the animal is not there at the time of discovery. Further information regarding protected species and developer responsibilities is available from NatureScot: ... ed-species

Protected Species - Ground Nesting Birds
Construction/demolition works have the potential to disturb nesting birds or damage their nest sites, and as such, checks for ground nesting birds should be made prior to the commencement of development if this coincides with the main bird breeding season (April - July inclusive). All wild bird nests are protected from damage, destruction, interference and obstruction under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). Some birds (listed on schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act) have heightened protection where it is also an offence to disturb these birds while they are in or around the nest. For information please see: ... dseggs.asp

Building Regulations
Please note that Building Regulations and/or a Building Warrant may be applicable to some or all of the works described in this decision notice. You must check with the Council’s Building Standards service prior to work commencing to establish what compliance or approval is necessary.
If a warrant is required, you must not commence work until one has been applied for and issued. For more information, please contact Building Standards at or on 01349 886608.

Land Ownership/Planning Permission
For the avoidance of doubt, the existence of planning permission does not affect or supersede an individual's ownership or other legal rights. Please be advised that this permission does not entitle you to build on, under or over ground outwith your ownership or to enter private ground to demolish, construct or maintain your property.

Accordance with Approved Plans & Conditions
You are advised that development must progress in accordance with the plans approved under, and any conditions attached to, this permission. You must not deviate from this permission without consent from the Planning Authority (irrespective of any changes that may separately be requested at the Building Warrant stage or by any other Statutory Authority). Any pre-conditions (those requiring certain works, submissions etc. prior to commencement of development) must be fulfilled prior to work starting on site. Failure to adhere to this permission and meet the requirements of all conditions may invalidate your permission or result in formal enforcement action.\

Utility checking on site
The website is a self-service website to allow you to check your proposal and site for utility assets before the commencement of any development on site.

1. If the applicant is aggrieved by the decision to refuse planning permission for, or approval
required by a conditions in respect of the proposed development, or to grant permission or
approval subject to conditions, the applicant may appeal to the Scottish Ministers under Section 47 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended) within three months beginning with the date of this notice. The notice of appeal should be addressed to:

Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals
Scottish Government
Ground Floor
Hadrian House
Callendar Business Park
Callendar Road

Appeals can also be lodged online via the ePlanning Portal at:

2. If permission to develop land is refused or granted subject to conditions, whether by the planning authority or by the Scottish Ministers, and the owner of the land claims that the land has become incapable of reasonably beneficial use in its existing state and cannot be rendered capable of reasonably beneficial use by carrying out of any development which has been or would be permitted, the owner of the land may serve on the planning authority a purchase notice requiring the purchase of the owner of the land’s interest in the land in accordance with Part 5 of the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (as amended).

Dated: 16th August 2021
Emma Forbes
Area Planning Manager
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Re: NC500, at Scarlet, nr wick.

Post by Biggarmac »

It will be interesting to see if they will be willing to allow non members ( and passing members) to have a service stop off there.
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Re: NC500, at Scarlet, nr wick.

Post by Steve »

Unfortunately its not an Aire it is a CAMC CL
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Yes. Some CAMC CLs do allow "service stop offs" by non residents and non members.
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Post by Steve »

Yes I know Meg just pointing out I assume that the application would have been for a CL, would interesting if they applied for an Aire with CAMC.
Its a shame really as restricting to CAMC members reduces their potential customer base.
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