Agenda and minutes

Special Planning Committee, Planning Committee (Open)
Tuesday 20 March 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

SP7/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Head of Planning read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

SP8/18

Apologies

Minutes:

The Head of Planning completed the roll call. There were no apologies received from Members.

 

SP9/18

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Member’s interest.

Chairperson's Business

SP10/18

New Committee Member

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Councillor McCauley who was replacing Councillor Hassan onto the Committee.

 

SP11/18

Local Development Plan Update

Minutes:

The Head of Planning advised Members that a further email will be sent to Members to gauge their availability for a round table discussion for LDP which will take place next week on the Local Development Plan. She stated that she would like as many Members of the Planning Committee as possible to take part in these discussions and therefore was keen to receive feedback surrounding possible timing of this.

 

SP12/18

Planning Application List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

New Applications:

 

LA11/2017/0842/F – Construction of 43 No. social housing units to include 5p3b general needs houses, 30 No. 3p2b general needs houses, 1 No.3p2b complex needs bungalow, 1 No. 5p3b complex needs bungalow, 1 No. 2p1b complex needs apartment, and 5 No.2p1b general needs apartments together with associated site works, road network, car parking and landscaping facilities. Lands to the South of Caw Close and to the West of Caw Mews, Waterside, Derry.

 

Alderman M Hamilton joined the meeting at this point. 

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. She provided a synopsis of the background of the application and based on consideration of the proposal against relevant planning policy recommended the application be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Mr Kelly (Turley Planning Consultants) addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant in support of the application.

Councillors Jackson and Gardiner welcomed the application, however they voiced concerns that this development only addressed a small proportion of the projected social housing need in the Waterside area.

In response to a question from Councillor Gardiner, the Head of Planning clarified that the phasing of proposals by the developer while usually used in larger scale applications, was not uncommon in smaller scale applications and used to manage delivery of infrastructure and layout.

The Chair stated that the concerns had been noted and acknowledged Mr Kelly’s remarks of thanks to the planning department for their work.

Councillor Gardiner moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock, to support the recommendation.

The voting was unanimous in support of the Planning Officer’s recommendation.

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0842/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2017/0912/F- Construction of 8 no social housing units to include together with associated site works, road network, car parking and landscaping facilities. Lands to the east of Caw Mews, Waterside, Derry.

 

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. An outline of the application was provided and based on material consideration in-line with planning policy a recommendation was given to approve the application, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Gardiner commented that this second phase at this location, appeared to place complex need housing separately from other housing. She stated she felt this would segregate these tenants and would not promote inclusivity. She highlighted the need for this to be considered within future applications.

The Chair stated that this comment would be more relevant to the Local Area Plan and would be forwarded to that team.

Councillor Jackson moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock to support the recommendation and approve planning permission.

The voting was unanimous in favour of the Planning Officer’s recommendation.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0912/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2017/1064/F- Proposed Housing Development consisting of 7 No. 4 person 2 bedroom general needs  ...  view the full minutes text for item SP12/18