Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee
Wednesday 10 January 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry

Items
No. Item

P21/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Principal Planning Officer read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

P22/18

Members Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies received from Members.  Apologies were received from the Head of Planning.

P23/18

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Alderman M Hamilton declared an interest in Planning Application LA11/2016/0944/O.

 

P24/18

Deputations (none)

Minutes:

There were no deputations.

P25/18

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the first Meeting of the Planning Committee for 2018 and wished everyone a Happy New Year.

P26/18

Strabane Area Plan Update

Minutes:

The Chair advised that the Strabane Area Plan update report would be presented at the next Meeting of the Planning Committee.

P27/18

Late Information - A/2015/0171/F

Minutes:

The Chair advised that late information was received in relation to the above application and Members would be given the opportunity to review the information prior to presentation by the Planning Officer.

P28/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 29 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Minutes:

Following clarification of a point by Councillor McGuire. The Open Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 29 November 2017 (P171/17–P183/17) were agreed and signed by the Chair of Committee.

P29/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

P30/18

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Planning Officers presented the following applications for decision:

    

     Reconsidered Applications

 

LA11/2017/0648/F - Agricultural building on lands located at 64m NW of No. 324 Longland Road, Claudy.

 

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

 

     The agent Mr Quigg addressed the Committee. 

 

Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Hassan that planning approval be granted, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

A vote was taken on the proposal and received unanimous support.

 

     The Committee

 

Resolved     that planning application LA11/2017/0648/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

    

LA11/2016/0944/O -Site for social housing development on lands at Ballygudden Road (to the rear of No's 8-22 Ballycanice Close) Eglinton, Londonderry.

 

The Planning Officer presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. The Planning Officer advised that the above application had been returned to Committee following previous presentations at meetings held on 3 May 2017 and 12 June 2017, as Members voted not to accept the Officer recommendation to refuse.  She referred to the proposed conditions to be attached if approval was granted to the above scheme.

 

The agent, Mr Kennedy addressed the Committee.

 

Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to approve planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

The outcome of the vote was; For 12, Against 0, Abstention 1.  The proposal was carried.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved    that planning application LA11/2016/0944/O be granted    planning approval subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

 LA11/2016/0746/O - Proposed site for dwelling and garage at lands between 10 and 12 McLean Road, Campsie, Derry.

 

The Planning Officer presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. An overview of the background to the application was provided and given that the information on outstanding issue of the odour assessment had not been provided as requested, it was therefore recommended that the application be refused for the reason as outlined within the report.

 

The agent, Mr Tate addressed the Committee.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock that planning permission be granted subject to delegated authority to include conditions without the submission of odour assessment report from Northern Ireland Water.

 

The outcome of the vote was; For 12, Against 1, Abstention 0.  The proposal was carried.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved    that planning application LA11/2016/0746/O be granted planning permission, subject to conditions and that authority be delegated to Officers to draft appropriate conditions.                                                                             

Applications Returning Following Site Inspection

 

LA11/2016/0721/F -Proposed 225kW wind turbine comprising of a V27 model with a 30M hub height and a 27m rotor diameter on lands at approximately 490 metres South East of No.63 Curlyhill Road, Strabane.

The Planning Officer presented the above planning application, which  ...  view the full minutes text for item P30/18

P31/18

Donegal County Council - Consultation on Draft Seven Strategic Towns Local Area Plan 2018- 2024 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Senior 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 public consultation recently received from Donegal County Council on the Draft Seven Towns Local Area Plan (the Draft LAP) 2018-2024 and associated Environmental Report.

                       

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Jackson moved, seconded by Councillor Boyle that Members note the content of the report and agree to issue the response attached to the report from the Council to Donegal County Council Planning Officials.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended      that Members note the content of the report and agree to issue the response attached to the report from the Council to Donegal County Council Planning Officials.

 

P32/18

Northern and Western Regional Assembly (RoI) - Consultation on Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy Issues Paper pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Minutes:

The Senior 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 recently received from the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (RoI) on an Issues Paper for a new Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).

 

Councillor Dobbins moved, seconded by Councillor Logue that Members note and agree that Planning Officials will attend the consultation workshop and will hence provide a part-input into a wider response from Council on this consultation.

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended        that Members note the contents of the report and agree that Planning Officials attend the consultation workshop and hence will provide a part-input into a wider response from Council on this consultation. If Members wished to provide a part-input on any particular Planning aspect of this consultation, that they forward to Planning Officials before 17 January in advance of the consultation workshop.

 

 

P33/18

Member Workshops - February 2018 pdf icon PDF 25 KB

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 two planning workshops to be held in February 2018, details of which were outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Boyle commented that through the Member Development Working Group he had been advised that non Committee Members wished to attend the workshops. 

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       that Members confirm that they are content with the dates and time as detailed in the report and that all members of Council could attend the workshops if they so wished.

 

P34/18

Planning Portal Information Morning - 23 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 26 KB

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 an information morning for elected Members in relation to the Planning Portal on 23 January 2018.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended        that Members advise the Member Services Officer if they wished to attend the information session to enable a response to be submitted to DFI by 13 January 2018.

 

P35/18

Planning Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 36 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 Members note the update on appeals.

 

P36/18

List of Decisions Issued - December 2017 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Minutes:

The List of Decisions Issued during the month of December 2017 were circulated to Members for information.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended        that Council note for information the list of Decisions issued during the month of December 2017.