Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 8 July 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Note: No public access is permitted to the Guildhall due to Covid-19. The meeting can be viewed via the Council’s You Tube channel. 

Items
No. Item

ER113/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

ER114/20

Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration took the roll call and recorded an apology from Councillor Dobbins.

 

 

ER115/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Members’ interests.

Chairperson's Business

ER116/20

Staff Mobile Telephones

Minutes:

Alderman Ramsey said that although Members had advised previously that private mobile phones had been removed from staff, it had recently become apparent that this was not the case.  He referred to a notice which had been issued to staff regarding personal mobile phone usage.  He continued that Members’ had  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER116/20

ER117/20

Dog Fouling

Minutes:

Councillor Carr expressed concern that the previous week an elderly lady, whilst visiting the City Cemetery, had found dog foul on her son’s grave which she found extremely upsetting.  He referred to the need to have this issue addressed and prevent dogs from entering the City Cemetery and fouling on  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER117/20

ER118/20

Giant Hogweed Across Council Area

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards referred to the presence of Hogweed across the Council district and especially in Sion Mills.  He pointed that the area along the river bank was completely blighted with this weed and queried what action could be taken to address this problem.

 

The Head of Environment acknowledged the danger  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER118/20

ER119/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 10 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee (ER84/20-ER107/20) held on 10 June 2020 were agreed and signed by the Chairperson as correct.

 

 

Matters Arising

ER120/20

Covid19 Works on the Quay (Ref ER89/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Jackson referred to concerns expressed by his Party colleague regarding the possibility of a licence being presented to Council in respect of the storage of coal at Bay Road.  He said he understood that a meeting had been arranged between elected representatives and local residents to discuss this issue.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER120/20

ER121/20

Killen Recycling Centre

Minutes:

In response to a request from Councillor McHugh for an update on the Killen Recycling Centre, the Head of Environment pointed out that as had been indicated at the previous Meeting of committee the solicitors were engaging with the vendors and these discussions were ongoing.  He stated that information was  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER121/20

ER122/20

Mobuoy Update and Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Environment presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of the monthly update from DAERA on progress in relation to Mobuoy Road remediation and to seek Members’ comments and recommendation  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER122/20

ER123/20

Waiver of Burial Charges - Update pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Environment presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members with regard to the waiver of burial fees and seek comments and recommendations on these arrangements following announcements by the Northern Ireland  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER123/20

ER124/20

Climate Change Emergency Pledge pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Environment presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval with regard to the adoption of a Climate Change Emergency Pledge, supported by an Action Plan formalising Council’s commitment to its  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER124/20

ER125/20

Eglinton Village Green pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide an update to Members on the Eglinton Village Green Play Provision and consider the need for additional funding underwrite of £15,000  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER125/20

ER126/20

Building Control Applications pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Capital Development and Building Control presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of applications processed under Building Regulations (NI) between 1 May and 31 May 2020.

           

Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER126/20

ER127/20

Proposed Provision of Disabled Parking Bays Across the District pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in February, March and June 2020 from DfI Network Development Section regarding proposed disabled parking bays  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER127/20

ER128/20

WEEE and Batteries Tender Update pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Environment presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to update with regard to arrangements relating to collection and treatment of redundant electrical equipment (WEEE) and Batteries Contract.

 

Members noted the content of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER128/20

ER129/20

Muff Glen Footbridge pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Environment presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the issues regarding the damaged footbridge in Muff Glen, Eglinton.

 

Councillor Fleming welcome the above scheme.

 

In response to a  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER129/20