FOI Request - Biomass Boilers

Request 101001201927

Please can you provide me with the following information under Freedom Of Information (Scotland) Act 2002?  Please can you:

1.  Provide me with a copy of your policy(s) including planning policies in relation to biomass boilers. This should include any policy(s) identified within your Local Plan/Local Development Plan.

2. Is planning permission required for biomass boilers within your local authority area? If yes, please can you confirm how many planning applications you have received for biomass boilers?

3. Confirm how many of these applications were approved?

4. Confirm how many of these applications were refused?

5. In relation to point 4 please can you confirm the reasons why these applications were refused?

Response 17-06-2016

1.  We don’t have a policy just on biomass, our Policy PP2 Climate Change on the Moray Local Development Plan 2015  is the most relevant. This document is already available on the Moray Council website and is therefore exempt under Section 25 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For ease of reference please follow the link provided here (please see page 8).


Reference Address Proposal Received Decision
14/00072/APP Heather Glen Guest House, 1 North Guildry Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1JR Installation of new Biomass system 17 January 2014 Permitted
14/00153/APP West End Primary School, Mayne Road, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1PA Construct boiler housing for biomass boiler, gas boiler and associated flues at 01 February 2014 Withdrawn

Tomintoul Youth Hostel, Main Street, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch

Moray, AB37 9EX

Erect biomass boiler house including the installation of biomass boiler and wood pellet storage internal refurbishments to the toilets and the erection of boundary fence and change of use of adjacent land to occasional overnight camping in association with the hostel at 04 March 2014 Permitted
14/01006/APP Glenmoray Distillery, Bruceland Road, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1YE Demolish storage building and construct building to accommodate biomass boiler at 29 May 2014 Permitted
14/01116/APP The Brae, Spey Street, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7NH Proposed biomass pellet hoppers roof mounted solar collectors proposed rooflights at 10 June 2014 Permitted
14/01117/LBC As above As above 10 June 2014 Permitted
15/00008/APP Blervie House, Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2RU Erect a Biomass plant building and a separate wood chip store building at 06 January 2015 Permitted
15/00035/APP Bruntlands Farm, Alves, Elgin, Moray, IV30 8UZ Convert farm steading buildings to provide timber workshop facility with office and wood biomass boiler at 08 January 2015 Withdrawn
15/00477/APP As above Conversion of steading buildings to workshop facility, office and biomass boiler. Form new site Access. Existing North Steading to have new insulated external envelope with heated floor slab for the location of wood working machinery for the purposes of producing timber furniture and components. Bothy structure to be converted to small office space with kitchen and toilet facilities for employees on site. Change of Use from Agricultural to ss 4 Business (Office/Light Industry) 13 March 2015 Withdrawn
15/01159/APP As above Conversion of steading buildings to workshop facility office and biomass boiler and  form new site access at 25 June 2015 Permitted
15/01666/APP Aberlour Primary School, Mary Avenue, Aberlour, Moray, AB38 9PN Install new biomass boiler system within existing boiler house at 10 September 2015 Permitted
15/01667/LBC As above As above 10 September 2015 Permitted

14 And 15 Dailuaine Terrace

Carron, Aberlour, Moray, AB38 7RG

Erect boiler sheds for biomass boilers at 19 February 2016 Permitted


3. 10 as shown above.

4. None.

5. N/A

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