Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 7 March 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall

Items
No. Item

P41/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

P42/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Alderman Kerrigan.

P43/18

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Alderman M Hamilton declared an interest with planning applications: LA11/2016/1002/F, LA11/2016/1036/RM and LA11/2017/0610/F.

Alderman McClintock declared an interest with planning application: LA11/2017/1023/F.

Councillor Jackson declared an interest with planning application LA11/2017/0855/F.

P44/18

Deputations (none)

Chairperson's Business

P45/18

Reconsidered Planning Application: LA11/2015/0639/O

Minutes:

The Head of Planning referred to the above application and advised that a site visit request had been received.  She explained that  following discussion with the Chair, it was agreed that a site visit would not assist Members in this case, in the decision making process, therefore the application would be presented as planned.

 

P46/18

Late Information received: Planning Application A/2011/0516/F and LA11/2017/0610/F

Minutes:

The Head of Planning reported that correspondence was received in  objection to the above applications and circulated at the Meeting and Members would be afforded the time to review the information prior to presentation by the Planning Officer. 

P47/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 31 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 31 January 2018 (P21/18-P38/18) were agreed and signed by the Chair of Committee.

 

P48/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 31 January 2018.

P49/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Planning Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 13 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Special Planning Committee meeting held on 13 February 2018 (SP01/18-SP06/18) were agreed and signed by the Chair of Committee.

 

P50/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 13 February 2018.

P51/18

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The following planning applications with recommendation for decision were presented by the Planning Case Officers:

Reconsidered Applications:

LA11/2015/0639/O – Proposed dwelling on a farm adjacent to 19 Terrydreen Road, Feeny

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that additional information was received in the form of receipts but they did not demonstrate accordance with CTY10, therefore Officers continued to maintain a recommendation to refuse permission as the principle under CTY10 had not been established.  She further advised that if Members were minded to approve the application, a number of conditions had been included for consideration.

Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Boyle to support the recommendation to refuse planning permission, for reasons as outlined within the report.

The outcome of the vote: For, 9, Against 2, Abstention 0.  The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved     that planning application LA11/2015/0639/O be refused permission, for reasons as outlined within the report.

Alderman M Hamilton left the meeting at this stage.

LA11/2016/1002/F – 14 No. social housing units – 12no. semi-detached and 2no. detached (13no. two storey dwelling and 1no. detached complex needs bungalow) and associated works including access, visibility splays, roadways, footpaths and planting belt etc on lands 56m south east of Broadbridge Primary School, 3 Coolafinney Road, Eglinton, Co. Derry BT47 3PG

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide an update on the application and for Members to agree on the conditions to be attached to an approval of the above scheme.

Councillor Jackson moved, seconded by Councillor Logue to accept the conditions as outlined.

The outcome of the vote was; For 9, Against 1, Abstention 0.  The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/1002/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Alderman M Hamilton returned to the meeting.

New Applications:

LA11/2017/0610/F - Change of use from vacant estate agency office to hot food takeaway (including public waiting area, kitchen, storage, office and ancillary spaces) at 159 Strand Road, Londonderry.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an update on the background to the application as outlined within the report and based on material consideration and to consider the late objection received in line with planning policy recommended that planning permission be approved, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.

Mr David Graham, the applicant’s Agent addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support approval of the application.

Discussion ensued, after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Jackson to defer a decision pending a site visit.

The outcome of the vote; For 2, Against 11, Abstention 0.  The proposal fell.

Members sought clarification on Environmental Health issues which the PO provided.

Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to  ...  view the full minutes text for item P51/18

P52/18

LDP Project Workplan Update pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The PPO presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the current situation with the preparation of the Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP 2032) and to seek  agreement on the proposed work plan for the remainder of Stage 2a, including a series of Committee roundtable discussion sessions over the coming months.

Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Boyle that the recommendation as outlined within the report be approved.

The Committee

Recommended       that Council agree to the proposed Stage 2a Work plan, particularly to commit to the schedule of round-table discussion sessions over the coming months, to include Special Meeting(s) of the Planning (LDP) Committee – if deemed necessary in order to finalise the draft LDP Plan Strategy.

Councillors R McHugh and Boyle left the meeting

P53/18

Revised LDP Timetable and Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The PPO presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ agreement on a revised LDP Timetable and SCI to be submitted to DfI for approval, and subsequently to be advertised and published in line with legal requirements.

Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor McClintock to approve the recommendation as outlined within the report.

The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the report and agree the revised LDP Timetable and SCI to be forwarded to DfI for their legislative approval.  Subject to DfI approval with no significant amendments required, Planning Officials will then publish and advertise both documents as legally required.

 

P54/18

Response to Donegal County Council's Proposed Alterations to Draft Co Donegal Development Plan 2018-24 and associated SEA/AA Requirement pdf icon PDF 37 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 seek Members’ agreement on a response to Donegal County Council, following consultation on proposed material alterations to the draft County Donegal Development Plan 2018-24 and associated determination of the need for SEA and SA on the proposed alterations.

Councillor Boyle returned to the meeting.

Councillor McGuire requested the proposed response include a specific need for ongoing consultation between the two Councils to minimise any potential for cross-border visual issues should renewable development be considered in the referenced Co Donegal locations.

Discussion ensued after which the Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the paper and agree to issue the response to Donegal County Council.

 

P55/18

Planning Service Review pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Development Officer presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of a proposed action with regards to the implementation of the Planning Service Review.

The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the contents of the paper and approve the recommendation to issue notice to terminate the use of the NI Direct Service for Planning.

 

P56/18

Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The PPO 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 and to provide an update on current status of live appeals and decisions made since the previous month.

Councillor McGuire sought clarification on the costs decision and this was provided by Lead Legal Services Officer.  It was agreed to circulate copies of this PAC decision to Councillor McGuire.

Discussion ensued after which the Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the update on Planning Appeals.

Alderman McClintock left the meeting at this stage.

 

P57/18

Update on Replacement of Northern Ireland Planning Portal (NIPP) pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide an update and advise Members on the progress of the replacement NIPP project and the need for a new planning IT system for all Councils in Northern Ireland.

The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the update report on replacement of Northern Ireland Planning Portal.

P58/18

Update on DfI's Planning Monitoring Framework pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Planning presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on progress with DfI’s Planning Monitoring Framework forwarded to Local Councils for further comment.

The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the content of the update report on DfI’s Planning Monitoring Framework.

 

P59/18

Consideration of Circular Economy /Zero Waste Proposals into the LDP pdf icon PDF 31 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 update Members on LDP consideration of the Circular Economy/Zero Waste Strategy recently adopted by Council.

The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the above report for information.

 

P60/18

List of Decisions Issued - February 2018 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Minutes:

The List of Decisions issued during the month of February 2018 were circulated to Members for information.