AN application to build a coffee shop, well-being centre and manager’s flat as part of the development of Portgordon ice house has been given the go-ahead by planners.
The proposal, which was recommended for refusal by planning officers, received 48 letters of support and seven objections.
The applicant and supporters addressed a special hearing of Moray Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services committee this morning.
Following the submissions, Councillor Marc Macrae proposed a motion to approve the application, and was seconded by Councillor David Bremner. Chair of the committee, Councillor Claire Feaver, proposed the application be refused and was seconded by Councillor Amy Patience.
Cllr Macrae’s motion was carried seven votes to three.
Voting for approval were Councillors Macrae, David Bremner, John Divers, Tim Eagle, Ryan Edwards, Louise Laing and Walter Wilson. Councillor Donald Gatt joined councillors Patience and Feaver in upholding the officer’s recommendation to refuse.
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