Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 3 July 2019 12.00 pm

Venue: Derry Road, Strabane

Items
No. Item

P72/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

P73/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Head of Planning completed the roll call and apologies were                              received from Councillor McKinney and Alderman McClintock.

P74/19

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Jackson declared an interest in Planning Application                                  LA11/2019/0291/F.

 

The Head of Planning Performance and Improvement declared an interest in LA11/2018/0746/F and LA11/2018/0782/F.

 

Open for Decision

Chairman's Business

P75/19

Site Visit Deferrals

Minutes:

Members noted site visit deferrals for the following planning                                     applications listed for decision:

·         LA11/2018/0854/O

·         LA11/2018/0356/O

 

P76/19

Late Information Received

Minutes:

The Head of Planning reported that late information was received in                        relation to the following applications and Members would be given the                     opportunity to review the information prior to presentation by the                          Planning Officer.

·         LA11/2017/0510/F

·         J/2014/0293/F

·         LA11/2019/0141/F

·         LA11/2017/1077/F

 

P77/19

Reconsidered Applications Deferred

Minutes:

The Chair reported that the following applications would be deferred to                  the next meeting when those Members involved in initial discussions                  would be in attendance:

·         LA11/2018/0237/O

·         LA11/2017/0510/F

·         LA11/2018/0698/O

 

P78/19

NILGA Training Event

Minutes:

Members noted that a NILGA Training Event was scheduled to take place on 8 October 2019and nominations for attendance would be agreed at the Planning Committee meeting in September 2019.

 

P79/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 25 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 25 March                      2019 (P54/19-P66/19) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

P80/19

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Open Minutes of the Planning                     Committee Meeting held on 25 March 2019.

 

P81/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 5 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 5 June                           2019 (P54/19-P68/19) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson

P82/19

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Councillor Kelly referred to planning application LA11/2018/0817/O                         and the discrepancy over the relevant Area Plan to be applied.  He                              stated that he had a series of questions that he would have asked but                      did not as he was advised that the Derry Area Plan was the relevant                           document and asked for clarification in respect to whether his queries              might have had a bearing on the decision making process of the                              application.  He asked that this matter be put on record.

                        It was agreed that legal advice would be sought in relation to the                             above issue.

 

P83/19

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair reminded Members that in line with Planning protocol they                      were not permitted to contribute to the discussion or vote if they were                        absent from previous meetings when the application was presented.

                        RECONSIDERED APPLICATIONS

               LA11/2018/0741/O - Proposed 2 No. infill dwellings and 2 No.                  garages at lands adjacent to & north of 170 Tamnaherin Road,                           Derry.

               The Head of Planning presented the above application, details of which                  had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview                 of the background to the application and advised that on consideration                  of all points in respect of the above proposal the recommendation to                refuse planning permission remained as per the previous report                             submitted to Members.  She further advised however, that if Members                   were minded to overturn the recommendation that conditions without                prejudice were included in the report.

               The Members received speaking rights from Mr Steele, applicant.

               Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Alderman Bresland not to                 accept the officer recommendation and for planning approval to be                         granted with conditions attached.

               The outcome of the vote; For 8, Against 1, Abstention 0.  The proposal                    was carried. 

               The Committee

                                       Resolved       that planning application                                                                                       LA11/2018/0741/O be granted planning                                                           permission subject to conditions as                                                                     outlined in the report.

               LA11/2018/0353/O - Site for farm dwelling and garage                                approximately 20m south of 50 Ervey Road, L'Derry.

               The Head of Planning presented the above application, details of which                  had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview                 of the background to the application and advised that Officers                                  remained of the opinion that planning be refused for reasons as                          outlined within the report.  She further advised that if Members were                      minded to overturn the recommendation that conditions without                              prejudice were included in the report. 

               Members received speaking rights from Mr Proctor, applicant.

               Discussion ensued after which Councillor Logue moved, seconded by             Councillor McGuire not to accept the officer recommendation and for                     planning permission to be granted subject to the conditions as outlined                         in the report.

               The outcome of the vote; For 8, Against 1, Abstention 1.  The proposal                    was carried.

               The Committee

                                       Resolved       that planning application                                                                                       LA11/2018/0353/O be granted planning                                                           permission subject to the conditions as                                                              outlined in the report. 

               APPLICATIONS RETURNED AFTER SITE INSPECTIONS

               LA11/2018/0897/F - Retention of change of use from                                   home/dwelling to three self-catering cottages at 37A Upper                               Galliagh Road, Elagh, Derry.

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

               Members received speaking rights from Mr Dunn on behalf of the                   applicant.

               Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor J Barr not to accept                      the officer recommendation to refuse planning permission. 

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

               The Committee

Resolved       not to accept the officer recommendation                             to refuse planning application                                                   LA11/2018/0897/F. The application                                         would be returned to Committee for                                              further consideration at a future meeting. 

               LA11/2017/1132/F - Change  ...  view the full minutes text for item P83/19

P84/19

Appointment of Members to LDP Steering Group pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Planning Performance and Improvement informed         Members that as Council had not completed the nomination process to   internal groups and external bodies, a meeting of the LDP Steering          Group could not be confirmed.  He informed the meeting that as soon as nominations had been finalised a meeting of the Steering Group will       be scheduled.  He added that this meeting would not now take place    until September 2019.

 

P85/19

Proposed Listing of Bridge at Gorticrum Road, Glenmornan, Artigarvan, Strabane pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Senior Planning Officer presented the above report, details of    which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the             report was to advise Members that Council had been consulted in          relation to the proposed listing of a bridge on the Gorticrum Road,       Artigarvan, Strabane by DfC Historic Environment Division (HED).  The             consultation was received on 11 June 2019.  The listing is being         considered under Section 80(1) of the Planning Act (NI) 2011.

 

            The Committee

 

                         Recommended    that Planning Officers respond to                     DfC and HED supporting the                           proposed listing of the bridge as                   set out in Appendix 26 of the                             report.

 

Open for Information

P86/19

Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 29 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.  A background table was enclosed in Appendix 27 showing the current status of any live appeals and any decisions made since the last Meeting.

                        Members noted the content of the above report.

 

P87/19

Enforcement Update 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

The Senior Planning Officer presented the above report, details of    which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the             report was to update Members on the progress made by the Planning    Enforcement Section for the business year 2018-2019.

            Members noted the content of the above report.

 

P88/19

List of Decisions Issued - June 2019 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Minutes:

Members noted for information the List of Decisions issued during the                  month of June 2019.

 

The meeting went into confidential business.

The meeting ended at 8.15pm.