Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee (Open)
Wednesday 4 July 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Derry

Items
No. Item

P114/18

Notice and Summons for Meeting

Minutes:

 The Principal Planning Officer read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting

P115/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer completed the roll call, apologies were recorded for Councillor Gardiner.

P116/18

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Dobbins declared an interest in Planning Application for Decision: LA11/2018/0251/F.

 

Chairperson's Business

P117/18

Special Meeting of Planning Committee

Minutes:

Members noted that a Special Meeting of Planning Committee would be held on Tuesday 31 July 2018 at 2.00pm in the Chamber, Guildhall, Derry.

 

P118/18

Late Information Received re: Planning Application LA11/2017/0577/F

Minutes:

Members noted that late information was received in relation to the above planning application for decision and they would be given the opportunity to review the information before presentation later in the meeting.

 

P119/18

Planning Applications- Withdrawn

Minutes:

Members noted that the following Planning Applications for decision were withdrawn from the meeting:

·                LA11/2017/0761/F – (Deferred in order to be re-advertised).

·                LA/11/2017/0778/LBC – (Deferred in order to be re-advertised).

·                LA11/2017/1069/F – (Deferred for consultation with NI Environment Agency, Environment Impact Assessment re. Bats). 

 

P120/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of Special Planning Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 29 May 2018 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Special Planning Committee Meeting held on 29 May 2018 (SP13/18-SP17/18) were confirmed.

 

 

P121/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Minutes. 

P122/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 6 June 2018 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Planning Committee held on 6 June 2018 (P98/18-  P111/18) were confirmed.

 

 

Matters Arising

P123/18

H2 Lands Update

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration, in response to a query, agreed for an update report to be tabled at the next Planning Committee meeting in relation to progression of the H2 zoned lands application.

 

P124/18

Planning Application: LA11/2015/0651/F- Construction of a 2 No. turbine extension to the existing Monabuoy Windfarm

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer advised Councillor D Kelly that the above application had not been returned to Committee this month due to an outstanding issue that required clarification.

P125/18

Planning Application LA11/2016/0654/O- Single Dwelling Culmore Road

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer clarified for Councillor D Kelly that the above application had not been returned to Committee this month due to further consultation required with Department for Infrastructure.

P126/18

Tourism Northern Ireland

Minutes:

The Head of Planning Performance and Improvement agreed to provide Councillor McGuire with information in relation to bed night occupancy throughout the city.

 

P127/18

Planning Appeals Decision re. Barr Cregg Windfarm Application

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer agreed to provide information on the PAC decision regarding Barr Cregg Windfarm to Members as previously requested.

 

The Meeting adjourned for 5 minutes to allow Members the opportunity to review late information received in relation to Planning Application LA11/2017/0577/F.

 

Councillor R McHugh joined the meeting. 

 

P128/18

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

NEW APPLICATIONS:

LA11/2017/0577/F - Proposed retention of existing garden shed for use as pigeon loft at 48 Ashbrook, Strabane.

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview on the background of the application was provided and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy it was recommended to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

The applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support approval of the application.

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.

Councillor D Kelly expressed the view that he was somewhat uneasy about the recommendation to refuse planning permission as the reasons outlined were largely based upon speculation and there was no evidence of assessment of the management plan.

The Principal Planning Officer referred to the late information received today and suggested that a decision on the application be deferred to allow further consultation with the Environmental Health Department.

Councillor D Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor Jackson to defer the application to allow further consultation with the Environmental Health Department.

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

                       

The Committee

                                               

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0577/F be deferred and presented at a future meeting for decision by Members.

 

A/2014/0558/F - Installation of a wind turbine with tower height of 40m and a blade span of 30m accessed via the existing laneway on lands 800m west of 7 Sheriffs Road, Derry City.

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview of the background to the application and based on material             consideration and in line with planning policy recommended to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

The Agent and Applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support the application.

Discussion ensued in relation to economic considerations, cumulative impact and broadband issues and it was agreed on the proposal of Councillor Logue, seconded by Councillor Dobbins to defer the application to allow submission of visuals from the agent so to assist Members in the decision making process.

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application A/2014/0558/F be deferred to allow the agent to submit visuals of wind turbine location.

J/2013/0303/F - Retention of change of use from industrial unit to gymnasium, Unit 21 Ballycolman Business Park, Ballycolman, Strabane.

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an update on the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended that planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor D Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor McGuire to support the recommendation to approve planning permission. The outcome of    the vote was unanimous in support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application J/2013/0303/F be approved planning permission subject to  ...  view the full minutes text for item P128/18

P129/18

Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to appraise Members on planning appeals currently in the system. 

 

The Committee         

Recommended       that Council notes the update on planning appeals currently in the system.

 

P130/18

List of Decisions Issued - June 2018 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Minutes:

Members noted for information the List of Decisions issued during the month of June 2018.