Agenda and minutes

Planning Committee (Open)
Wednesday 9 May 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall

Items
No. Item

P79/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The PPO read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

P80/18

Members Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were noted for Alderman M Hamilton. 

P81/18

Declarations of Member's Interests

Minutes:

Councillors Gardiner and McGuire declared an interest in planning application LA11/2016/0597/F.

P82/18

Deputations (none)

Chairperson's Business

P83/18

Late Information Received

Minutes:

The Chair referred to late information received regarding Planning Applications: LA11/2016/0854/O and LA11/2016/0947/F which had subsequently been circulated to Members prior to the start of the meeting.  He advised that Members would be given the opportunity to review the information prior to the presentation of the applications later in the meeting.

 

P84/18

Special Planning Meeting Request

Minutes:

Members noted that a Special Planning Committee Meeting would be scheduled to take place on Tuesday 29 May 2018 (time to be confirmed) in the Chamber, Derry Road, Strabane.

 

P85/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Planning Committee held on Wednesday 11 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting held on 11 April 2018 (P63/18-P75/18) were agreed and signed by the Chair of Committee.

 

P86/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes.

P87/18

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

DEFERRAL / OVERTURN / RECONSIDERED APPLICATIONS: LA11/2017/0875/O - 1 No residential dwelling at Hilltop Farm, Elagh, Upper Galliagh Road, Derry

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. She updated Members on the background to the application and based on material consideration recommended an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Boyle to accept the recommendation to approve planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

The outcome of the vote; For 10, Against 0, Abstention 1.  The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0875/O be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report. 

Councillor R McHugh joined the meeting.

LA11/2016/0854/O - New dwelling and access, 154 Culmore Road, Derry,

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview on the current position of the application was provided and based on material consideration (including late information received) it was recommended to refuse planning permission, for reasons as outlined within the report.

Mr David Young, agent on behalf of the applicant addressed the Committee Members and outlined reasons to support approval of the application. He then provided clarification on a number of queries raised by Members in relation to Transport NI and sight line requirements.

The PPO further clarified that the application was for a new dwelling with new access to Culmore Road and the existing dwelling would be retained with re-location of existing access to Culmore Road.  She further advised that, as outlined, the proposal was contrary to Policy AMP 2 of Planning Policy Statement 3.

Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to defer the application for one month, to allow for consultation with DfI Roads. 

The outcome of the vote; For 6, Against 6, Abstention 0.  The casting vote resulted in the proposal being carried.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0854/O be deferred for one month to allow for consultation with DfI Roads.

 

LA112017/0346/O - Replacement dwelling, 12 Gortnessy Road, Derry

The PPO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an update on the current position of the application and recommended an approval subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to accept the PPO’s recommendation to approve planning permission.

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0346/O be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

LA11/2017/0733/O - Dwelling and garage, approx. 30m West/North West of No 51 Towncastle Road, Holyhill, Strabane.

The PPO presented the above application returned to Committee following presentation at a previous meeting as Members had voted not to accept the Officer recommendation. An overview of the application was given and,  ...  view the full minutes text for item P87/18

P88/18

Notice of Opinion to Approve Planning Permission pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The PPO presented the above report, a copy of    which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members on the receipt of four Notices of Opinion issued from Department for Infrastructure’s Strategic Planning Team (DfI) under Section 26(11) of the Planning Act (NI) 2011:

 

A/2009/0759/F – Location: Woodside Road Landfill Site, 48 Woodside Road, Newbuildings, Londonderry.  Proposal: Closure    works and reprofiling of former landfill site using inert materials to comply with Landfill Regulations (NI) 2003.

 

A/2011/0219/F – Location: Lands adjacent to 41 Lower Ballyartan Road, Lettermuck, Claudy, Londonderry.  Proposal: Proposed instalation of an Archimedes screw hydro-electric turbine including fish pass, modifications to existing intake, alterations to existing mill race and construction of new turbine house.

 

A/2012/0553/F – Location:  Lands adjacent to 41 Lower Ballyartan Road, Lettermuck, Claudy, Londonderry.  Proposal: Proposed installation of a fish pass to existing weir.  Application associated with current planning application – A/2011/0219/F – proposed Archimedes screw hydro-electric turbine.

 

J/2007/0667/F – Location:  Golandun Dolan, Killeter, Castlederg.  Proposal:  Wind Farm consisting of 4 wind turbines each with a maximum overall base to blade tip height of 125 metres.  Ancillary developments include turbine transformers located internally or externally; turbine hardstands, widening and strengthening of an existing site entrance; an electrical control building with communications antennae; construction of new and amended access tracks and junctions; underground electrical cables and communications lines connecting wind turbines to the control building; on site drainage works; temporary site compound; installation of an 80 high permanent met mast and all ancillary and associated works.

Councillor Logue referred to the delay in response time by the Department as some of the applications were dated as far back as 2007.  She proposed that Council write to the Department to express Members’ concern over the length of delay in the system. Councillor McGuire proposed that Council accept the Notices of Opinion and do not wish to seek a hearing.  Councillor Dobbins seconded the proposal.

                       

The Committee

Recommended       that Council does not wish to request to appear before and be heard by the Planning Appeal Commission or person appointed by the Department.  Planning Officials will write to DfI in response to the Notice of Opinion to approve the development at Woodside Road, Newbuildings; Notice of Opinion to refuse the developments at Ballyartan Road, Claudy; Notice of Opinion to approve thedevelopment at Golandun Dolan, Killeter, Castlederg, to advise that Council does not wish to appear before and be heard by the Planning Appeals Commission and also express Members’ concern in relation to the delay in the system.

P89/18

Appeals Update pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The above report was presented, 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. 

 

The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the update on planning appeals currently in the system.

 

P90/18

Consultation on Draft Marine Plan for Northern Ireland pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The above report was presented, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to inform          Members of the publication (18th April 2018) and consultation of the draft Marine Plan for Northern Ireland (and relevant supporting documents).  The draft Marine Plan has been published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The consultation period runs from 18th April to 15th June 2018. 

            The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the contents the report and provide any comments to Planning Officers to allow them to formally respond during the Marine Plan for Northern Ireland consultation. Any comments to be submitted to the Head of Planning by 30th May 2018.

 

P91/18

Enforcement Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

The above report was presented, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the progress made by the Planning Enforcement Section for the business year 2017-            2018. 

 

            The Committee

Recommended       that Council notes the update on the Enforcement performance in the 2017-2018 business year and the forthcoming workshop on the Enforcement process and procedures.

 

P92/18

List of Decisions Issued - April 2018 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Minutes:

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