Agenda and minutes

Reconvened Meeting from 2 September 2020, Planning Committee
Thursday 3 September 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

P100/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

P101/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

P102/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the Statement for Remote Meetings

P103/20

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Councillor J Boyle declared an Interest in Item 15-Proposed Court Action - LA11/2017/0182/CA

P104/20

Review of increased Planning Scheme of Delegation in response to Coronavirus Pandemic pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to appraise Members on a review of the Planning Scheme of Delegation amended on 24 March 2020, to enable effective decision making during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Councillor J Boyle concurred with the Officers’ recommendation.

 

Alderman McClintock also concurred with the recommendation.

 

In response to a query from Alderman McClintock, the Head of Planning explained that all major applications on the Ebrington site were presented to the Committee. She agreed that all future applications for the Ebrington site would be presented to the Committee at the request of the Chair.

 

Councillor Kelly suggested that a date for review of the revised decision making powers of the delegated scheme be set. Members agreed that this would be reviewed at the January Committee Meeting.

 

Councillor McKinney joined the meeting at this point.

 

The Committee

Recommended       that Council continue with the revised decision making powers of the Delegated Scheme, previously agreed on 24 March 2020 and a review of these arrangements be scheduled for the January meeting of the Planning Committee.

 

P105/20

Consultation from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council re. Proposed changes to their Local Development Plan draft Plan Strategy (LDP dPS) pdf icon PDF 191 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. He advised that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of a consultation received from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on Proposed Changed to their Local Development Plan Draft Plan Strategy. A draft response letter is attached in Appendix 11, for Members’ approval. 

 

The Committee

Recommended   that Council agree to issue the draft response to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council LDP team by the 11 September deadline.

 

P106/20

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee       Recommended that Council notes the content of the report.

 

P107/20

Wind Farm Appeal to An Bord Pleanála against refusal of planning application by Donegal County Council for proposed wind farm development at Momeen and Lettergull, Lifford, Co. Donegal pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of receipt of a letter from An Bord Pleanála dated 24 July 2020 in relation to an appeal for the erection of a wind farm in Co. Donegal. The letter had advised that An Bord Pleanála had decided to grant permission for the wind farm development.

 

            The Committee        

Recommended   That Council note the content of the report.

 

 

P108/20

List of Decisions Issued - July/August 2020 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the List of Decisions issued for July and August 2020.