Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee (Open)
Wednesday 11 April 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: The Chamber, Council Offices, Strabane

Items
No. Item

P63/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

P64/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies.

P65/18

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Logue declared an interest in planning application LA11/2016/1084/F.  

P66/18

Deputations (none)

Minutes:

There were no deputations.

Chairperson's Business

P67/18

Late Information recieved re. Planning Applications: LA11/2017/0242/F, LA11/2017/0301/F, LA11/2017/0298/LBC

Minutes:

The Head of Planning referred to the above planning applications for decision and reported that late information had been received to be reviewed by Members before presentation by the Planning Officer later in the meeting.

 

P68/18

International Conference on Mining and Other Extractive Industries on Saturday 14 April 2018 at 10am, Grenvale Hotel, Cookstown

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the above conference and asked Members to      forward the names of attendees from their respective party to the Planning Section the next morning, so to complete the booking process.

 

P69/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 7 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Planning Committee meeting held on 7 March 2018 (P41/18-P59/18) were agreed and signed by the Chair of Committee.

 

P70/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of Planning Committee meeting held on 7 March 2018.

P71/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Planning Committee held on Tuesday 20 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Special Planning Committee meeting held on 20 March 2018 (SP07/18-SP12/18) were agreed.

P72/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of Special Planning Committee meeting held on 20 March 2018.

 The meeting was adjourned for 30 minutes to allow Members to review late information received in relation to planning applications to be presented as agenda items.

 

P73/18

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The following planning applications for decision were presented by the

Planning Case Officers:

DEFERRAL / OVERTURN / RECONSIDERED APPLICATIONS

LA11/2016/0140/F: Proposed demolition of existing shed and construction of 1 two storey dwelling house, for association with existing shop at 32 Barrack Street, Strabane.

 

The Planning Officer presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members. An overview of the current status of the application was provided, as outlined in detail within the       report and based on material consideration and planning policy it was recommended to approve planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the recommendation to approve the application.

 

The outcome of the vote: For 11, Abstention 1.  The proposal was carried.

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0140/F be granted planning approval subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

DEFERRAL / SITE INSPECTION

LA11/2017/0733/O: Proposed Dwelling and Garage at lands approx 30m West/North West of No 51 Towncastle Road, Hollyhill, Strabane.

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

Mr Chris Cassidy, Agent addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to approve planning permission.

Discussion ensued after which Councillor McGuire expressed the view that he disagreed with the interpretation of the refusal reasons in line with planning policy and therefore proposed not to accept the PO’s recommendation to refuse planning permission.  Councillor Boyle seconded the proposal. 

The outcome of the vote; For 9, Against 3, Abstention 1. The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0733/O be reconsidered and returned to a future Committee meeting

LA11/2015/0651/F: Construction of a 2 No. turbine extension to the existing Monnaboy Wind Farm (consented under planning reg. ref A/2009/0868/F), each turbine will have a hub height not exceeding 80M and blade diameter not exceeding 82.4m, associated access tracks, underground cabling, temporary construction compound, associated works and use of the existing passing bays along the Monnaboy Road and the Dunlade Road at Monnaboy Wind Farm on land located east of 62 Monnaboy Road, Greysteel.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an overview of the current status of the application and recommended an approval subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting.

 

Councillor Fleming (Non-Committee Member) was in attendance at the meeting to speak on behalf of the objectors to the application. Councillor McGuire queried the community benefits and the ROCs benefits payable and sought clarification on the current renewable energy targets and if it was being met.

 

Councillor Jackson referred to cumulative impact and suggested a site meeting be requested so to assist in the decision making process for Members. 

 

Discussion ensued after  ...  view the full minutes text for item P73/18

P74/18

Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been 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 Members note the update on the appeals.

 

P75/18

LDP Update pdf icon PDF 41 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 update Members on the progress of stage 2a (towards Draft LDP Plan Strategy) of preparation of the Council’s Local Development Plan (LDP 2032) and particularly to advise Members on the series of Committee Round-table Discussion sessions, progress with the various Governance structure and the main work plan items including consultancy projects.

The Committee                                                            

Recommended       that Members note the contents of this LDP Project Update

 

P76/18

List of Decisions Issued - March 2018 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

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