Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 1 July 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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P70/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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

P71/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Head of Planning completed the roll call and apologies were                              recorded from Councillor Gallagher.

 

P72/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

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The Chair read the Statement for Remote Meetings. 

P73/20

Declarations of Member's Interests

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There were no Declarations of Interest from Members.

 

Open for Decision

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Chairperson's Business

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P74/20

Late Information Received

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The Head of Planning referred to late information received in respect           to the following applications for decision.  She advised that Members          would be given the opportunity to review the information prior to the        presentation of the application by the SPO later in the meeting:

·         LA11/2018/0356/O

·         LA11/2017/0902/F

·         LA11/2018/0882/F

·         LA11/2018/0847/LBC

·         LA11/2018/0130/F

·         LA11/2018/0133/F

 

 

P75/20

Proposed Special Planning Committee Meeting

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The Head of Planning reported that it would be necessary for a Special                    Planning Committee Meeting to be scheduled at the end of July in                               order to facilitate the presentation of key applications before the recess                    period in August.  Members would be kept updated on the agreed                                  date in due course.

 

P76/20

Revised Scheme of Delegation due to Covid-19 Restrictions

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The Chair sought Members’ views in relation to the retention of the                         Scheme of Delegation under the Covid-19 restrictions due to the                         return of physical meetings.

                        Alderman McClintock stated that it would be preferable to                                         continue with the current scheme of delegation until the end of August                  2020.              Councillor Kelly concurred with the previous speaker’s opinion.

                        The Chair requested that a report be brought back to the September                       Meeting of the Planning Committee with options in relation to the                           retention of the current Scheme of Delegation due to the Covid-19                                    restrictions. 

 

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 17 June 2020

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P77/20

Minute Ref: P62/40: Correspondence from DfI re. LA11/2017/0510/F

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Councillor McGuire sought clarification on whether the relevant Minister had been written to as requested.  The Head of Planning advised that a full update would be provided under Agenda Item No. 8 to be presented later in the meeting.

 

 

P78/20

Planning Application List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 177 KB

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RECONSIDERED APPLICATIONS

            LA11/2018/0356/O – Site for dwelling and domestic garage        immediately south west of 92 Camus Road, Douglas Bridge 

 

            The Principal Planning Officer (PPO) presented the above application,          details of which were previously circulated to Members.  Additional       information (received as a late item) was also circulated during the         meeting and Members were given the opportunity to review the             information prior to the presentation of the application by the PPO.

 

            The PPO reported that in reconsideration of the application together           with the late information received, Officers remained of the opinion not          to grant planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

            The Chair reminded Members that only those Members present at   previous presentations would be permitted to vote.

 

            Members received speaking rights from Mr Noel O’Kane (applicant)             who outlined reasons to approve the application.

 

            Discussion ensued after which Councillor Kelly remained of the opinion       not to support the PPO’s recommendation to refuse planning            permission.    He said that having assessed the application against the        Strabane Area Plan and Rural Policy (in particular para 123.2.1), he would be of the opinion the proposal was rounding off and therefore        proposed that the application be approved, subject to the conditions as             outlined within the report.  Councillor Dobbins seconded the proposal.

 

            The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.    (Councillors Mooney and Mellon had no voting rights on this          occasion).

 

            The Committee

 

                                    Resolved       to overturn the PPO’s recommendation                                                          to refuse planning application                                                                           LA11/2018/0356/O and for planning                                                               approval to be granted, subject to                                                              the conditions as outlined within the                                                                 report.

 

            The speakers left the meeting at this stage.

 

                        LA11/2018/1053/F – 2 No. infill dwellings under policy CTY 8 of                        PPS 21 at lands 30m South West of 67 Corrody Road, Waterside,                   Derry, BT47 2QH

The PPO presented the above application, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  She recommended that, based on material consideration in line with planning policy, a refusal be granted for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Members received speaking rights from Mr Matt Kennedy (agent), who outlined reasons to approve the application.  Members sought points of clarification from the speaker.

 

The PPO clarified for Councillor Boyle that a revised acoustic report had been received.  She reminded Members that the application was dealt with under its own merits.

 

The PPO clarified for Councillor Dobbins that the outcome of the noise impact report submitted by the Environmental Health Department was included in the report presented.  She highlighted that the go-kart facility was not the determining factor of the recommendation.  She also clarified that the initial Roads issue regarding visibility splays had been resolved and therefore not reflected within the reasons for refusal of the application.

 

The PPO further clarified for Alderman McClintock that the role and remit of the Environmental Health Department was to ensure that noise was minimised on residential amenity.  She added that a balanced view was applied in terms of consideration of noise impact in adherence to policy and that was reflected in the recommendation presented today.  ...  view the full minutes text for item P78/20