Agenda and minutes

Special Meeting, Planning Committee
Monday 23 September 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry

Items
No. Item

SP8/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

SP9/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Head of Planning completed the roll call and no apologies were received. 

 

SP10/19

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Gallagher declared an interest with Planning Application             

LA11/2017/0843/O.

 

Chairperson's Business

SP11/19

Late Information Received

Minutes:

The Chair confirmed that late information had been received in                                 relation to the following applications and Members would be                          given the opportunity to review the information prior to the                                          presentation of same:

 

·         LA11/2017/1077/F

·         LA11/2017/0251/F

·         LA11/2018/0481/F

·         LA11/2018/1191/F

·         J/2011/0082/F

·         LA11/2019/0075/F

·         LA11/2019/0099/O

·         LA11/2019/0015/O

 

SP12/19

Deferred Applications

Minutes:

The Chairperson confirmed that the following applications were                                deferred and would be presented at a future meeting:

·         LA11/2018/0471/O

·         LA11/2018/1053/O

                        LA11/2018/0686/F

The Head of Planning reported that the above application, which was included on the schedule and presented as a refusal due to a DfI (Roads) issue, that new information had been provided late and therefore the application would be deferred for further consideration and recommendation presented at a future meeting.

LA11/2018/1038/O

The Head of Planning reported that late information had been received in relation to the above application and required further consultation with DfI (Roads).  The application would be deferred and presented at a future meeting.

                        There was a short recess to allow Members the opportunity to review                      the late information received before the following applications would                 be presented.

 

SP13/19

Planning Applications with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

APPLICATIONS RETURNED AFTER SITE INSPECTIONS ON 18                                         SEPTEMBER 2019

               LA11/2017/0251/F - Retention of part change of use from                                   agricultural building to dog/cat kennels at 511 Glenshane Road,                        Killycor, Londonderry.

The Principal Planning Officer (PPO) presented the above application,          details of which had been previously circulated to Members and confirmed the Members in attendance at the site visit on 18th September 2019 were: Cllr Jackson, Cllr Dobbins, Cllr Boyle, Cllr McKinney, Cllr Barr, Ald McClintock and Ald Bresland She provided an overview of the background to the application and, based on material consideration and in line with planning policy, recommended a refusal for reasons as outlined within the report. 

               The Members received speaking rights from the following                                 representatives and sought points of clarification in relation to the                            application:

·         Mr Pascal Diamond, Objector.

·         Mr Gary Middleton, MLA who spoke on behalf of the applicant.

·         Mr Bob Campbell, Agent representing the applicant.

·         Ms Andree Johnston who spoke in support of the application.

·         Mr Graeme Rosborough, Applicant.

The PPO in response to Members’ queries confirmed that, as outlined          within the report, the refusal reason was due to insufficient demonstration that the development would not create a noise nuisance nor harm the amenities of residents.  She added that the application was based on change of use of agricultural building to dog/cat kennels and the recommendation was based on the evidence provided to date and inline with planning policy.

               The Environmental Health Officer clarified that the video footage                     provided could not determine the location of the noise of a dog                               barking.  He also confirmed that no formal complaint of noise nuisance                    had been received by Environmental Health Department.

               Discussion ensued after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by               Councillor Gallagher to accept the PPO’s recommendation to refuse                         planning permission for reasons as outlined. 

               The outcome of the vote; For 6, Against 5, Abstention 1.  The proposal                    was carried.

 

 

               The Committee

                                       Resolved       that planning application                                                                                       LA11/2017/0251/F be refused planning                                                             permission for reasons as outlined within                                                                  the report.

               LA11/2018/0481/F - Construction of 1 No. detached split level                  dwelling with car port and garden store at lands opposite Nos 1 to                   8 Hazelwood Avenue, Prehen Road, Derry.

The PPO presented the above application, details of which were                    previously circulated to Members  and confirmed the Members in attendance at the site visit on 18th September 2019 were : Cllr Jackson, Cllr Dobbins, Cllr Boyle, Cllr McKinney, Cllr Barr, Ald McClintock and Ald Bresland She provided an overview of the background to the application and, based on material consideration and        in line with planning policy, recommended a refusal for reasons as outlined within the report.

               Councillor McKinney left the meeting.

               The Members received speaking rights from the following                                 representatives and sought points of clarification regarding the                                 application:

·         Mr Richard Boggs, Objector

·         Mr Andy Stephens, Agent

·         Dr Philip Blackstock, supporting the Agent 

               Councillor McKinney returned to the meeting.

               Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.

            The Head of Planning in response to Members advised that, irrespective  ...  view the full minutes text for item SP13/19