Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 11 November 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

ER204/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

ER205/20

Statement of Remote Broadcast

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration read the Statement for a Remote Meeting.

 

ER206/20

Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration took the roll call and no apologies were recorded.

 

 

ER207/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

A Declaration of Interest was declared by:

 

Alderman Hussey – Item 7 – Six Monthly Progress Report (Covid Recovery Revitalisation Programme).

 

 

ER208/20

Condolences

Minutes:

Members from all Parties expressed their deepest sympathy to the Chairperson on the recent death of his Mother and said their thoughts and prayers were with him and his family at this time of sad loss.

 

The Chairperson thanked Members for their expressions of condolence.

 

 

ER209/20

Deputation - To receive Dr S Blockwell, Head of Investment Management and Mr C Nicell, Head of Business Analytics, NI Water to deliver a Presentation on NI Water Infrastructure Plans and Funding (copy attached). pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

 

The Committee received Dr S Blockwell, Head of Investment Management and Mr C Nicell, Head of Business Analytics, NI Water to deliver a presentation on NI Water Infrastructure Plans and Funding, a copy of which had previously been circulated.

 

Members thanked Dr Blockwell and Mr Nicell for their  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER209/20

ER210/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee (ER164/20-ER192/20) held on 14 October were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

Matters Arising

ER211/20

To Receive Mr J Sammon, Ms P Ross and Mr B O'Donnell, Trustees, Boomhall Trust, to Deliver a Presentation on the Restoration of Boomhall (ER168/20

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to the use of Boomhall by the WREN’s which could not be overlooked in regards to the history of this building.

 

 

ER212/20

Recycling Centres (ER170/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to the continued closure of the Killen Recycling Centre which he anticipated would be resolved in the longer term.

 

In regards to the Eglinton Recycling Centre, the Head of Environment explained that following the previous Meeting of Committee Officers had met with the landowner concerned regarding the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER212/20

ER213/20

Misuse of Fireworks (ER171/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey requested that Officers investigate the possibility of the RSPCA putting forward suggested actions to be taken by Council to address this problem.

 

The Director of Environment and Regeneration advised that this was a matter for the Health and Communities Committee as they had responsibility for environmental health and  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER213/20

ER214/20

Maintenance Issues - Shrub Bed, Main Street, Castlederg (ER176/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey queried if the shrubbery element contained in the Car Park in Castlederg was in Council ownership.  He also referred to shabby condition of the access to Castlederg town via Prospect Terrace and enquired if it would be possible for Council to ascertain who was responsible for this.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER214/20

ER215/20

Update - The 18 Million Tree Campaign (ER182/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey requested that the substantive report to be presented in regards to the above matter consider the encouragement and support with advice to any groups wishing to plant trees to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Northern Ireland via some small trees.  He referred to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER215/20

ER216/20

Memorials at City Cemetery (ER183/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey noted the considerable emphasis on the City Cemetery but referred to problems experienced in other Cemeteries within the Council area in regards to the lawn-type layout.  He requested that the further detailed report address all of Council’s cemeteries and in particular those with the lawn-type facility. 

 

The Director  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER216/20

ER217/20

Switching for a Kerbside Co-Mingled to a Kerbside Sort System pdf icon PDF 95 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 provide Members with a report into the costs and associated issues with regard to switching from a kerbside co-mingled collection system to a kerbside  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER217/20

ER218/20

Six Monthly Progress Report - Environment and Regeneration Directorate pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Additional documents:

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 present Members with an update in relation to Directorate achievements during 2019/2020 and a six monthly update in relation to progress against  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER218/20

ER219/20

Update on the Introduction of the Fly-Tipping Protocol and Article 4 and 5 of Waste and Contaminated Land (Amendment) Act 2011 pdf icon PDF 99 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 update Members on the implementation of the Fly-tipping Revised Shared Protocol agreement with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) as well as the commencement of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER219/20

ER220/20

Mobuoy Update pdf icon PDF 127 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.

 

Councillor Durkan referred to the fact that  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER220/20

ER221/20

Invasive Alien Species Strategy of Council Owned Greenspaces Update pdf icon PDF 376 KB

Additional documents:

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 clarification on queries raised by Members at the July (ER22/20) and September (ER147/20) 2020 Environment and Regeneration Committee Meetings in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER221/20

ER222/20

Repair and Replacement of Riverside Retaining Structures - Project Update pdf icon PDF 255 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 update Members on progress with riverbank strengthening works at Claudy and Sion Mills.

 

Councillor McHugh expressed his disappointment at the postponement of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER222/20

ER223/20

Terracycle Recycling Scheme pdf icon PDF 449 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 provide Members with an overview of the Terracycle Recycling Programme in consideration of the recent Notice of Motion agreed at Council.

 

 

ER224/20

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 October 2020 from DfI Network Development Section regarding proposed disabled parking bays across the District.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER224/20

ER225/20

DfI No Waiting Restriction pdf icon PDF 130 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 DfI’s correspondence regarding a proposal to introduce a no waiting restriction.

 

Members noted the content of the report.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER225/20

ER226/20

Christmas Lighting

Minutes:

Councillor McHugh said he understood that Christmas Lighting features were to be erected in Killen Village and Killeter Village as part of the 2020 Christmas Lighting Scheme.  He understood a feature had been erected in Killen and enquired as to the current position in regards to Killeter.

 

The Head  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER226/20