Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 13 January 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

ER1/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

ER2/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration took the roll call and recorded apologies from Councillor Burke, Dobbins.

 

 

ER3/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

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

ER4/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Agenda Item 8 - Street Naming and Property Numbering – Request for Development Name – Ebrington – Alderman Ramsey and Councillor Jackson.

 

ER5/21

Deputation - To receive Mr M Scott, Managing Director and Mr P Stanfield, Director of Sales, Firmus Energy to discuss Carbon Savings (copy of presentation attached). pdf icon PDF 792 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received Mr M Scott, Managing Director and Mr P Stanfield, Director of Sales, Marketing and Customer Sales, Firmus Energy to deliver a power-point presentation on Carbon Savings, a copy of which had been previously circulated.

 

Members from all Parties welcomed Mr Scott and Mr Stanfield to the Meeting  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER5/21

Chairperson's Business

ER6/21

Happy New Year

Minutes:

The Chairperson wished Members and Officers a very Happy and Safe New Year.

 

ER7/21

Condemnation

Minutes:

The Chairperson condemned outrightly shootings and hoax devices carried out by dissident republicans in the City in recent days.  He said there was no place in society for such activity and those responsible were creating fear and terror in their local communities.

 

Whilst concurring with the sentiments expressed by the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER7/21

ER8/21

Damage to Mountcastle Graveyard

Minutes:

The Chairperson referred to a number of attacks which had been carried out to graves at Mountcastle Graveyard in the week before Christmas including the removal of flowers and ornaments on graves being vandalised.  He referred to the sensitivities surrounding graveyards where loved ones went to grieve their dead.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER8/21

ER9/21

Planning Statutory Responses

Minutes:

The Chairperson expressed concern in regards to statutory planning responses.  He requested that a report be presented to a future Meeting of the Planning Committee addressing outstanding statutory responses. He referred to discussions he had with Planning Officers regarding this matter who had informed him that this was an issue  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER9/21

ER10/21

Access to Salt Bins

Minutes:

Alderman Ramsey referred to a number of requests which he had received from community groups regarding difficulties being experienced in getting access to salt bins.  He said he had contacted the Head of Environment regarding the matter who had referred him to the Emergency Planning Officer who had been most  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER10/21

ER11/21

Bin Provision

Minutes:

Alderman Kerrigan sought clarification in regards to the criteria required in respect of the provision of a second household bin.  He said he had been advised that whilst he could purchase a second bin, this would not be collected as part of the refuse collection service.  He thought such a  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER11/21

ER12/21

Car Parking Fees

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey said he understood that car parking fees had been waived during the first lockdown and, if so, suggested that this be considered during the current lockdown.  He referred to the fact that the majority of those people using car parks at this time were essential workers who should  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER12/21

ER13/21

Funeral Arrangements at Cemeteries

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey enquired if there was a specific time by which it was required to have the Hearse and Remains in the Cemetery for a Funeral Service.   He said he had been advised that it was necessary for the Funeral Cortege to be at the cemetery by 1pm.

 

The Head  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER13/21

Matters Arising from Minutes of Monthly Meeting held on Wednesday 9 December 2020

ER14/21

DfC Recovery and Revitalisation Programme Update and Street Life and Vibrant Places Draft Document (ER252/20)

Minutes:

 

 

Alderman Hussey expressed concern at the constant reference to the two main population centres as being the City and Strabane and referred to the need for these measures to be available throughout the all of the rural settlements. He acknowledged that this was a DfC Covid Recovery Plan but hoped  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER14/21

ER15/21

To Receive Representatives from DfI Roads (Western Division) to present the Spring Report 2020 (ER235/20)

Minutes:

 

Alderman Hussey referred to discussions which had taken place at the previous Committee Meeting with representatives from DfI Roads regarding Donegal County Council on the issue of Brexit funding.  Whilst his comments were in regards to the link from Castlederg to Clady and the situation in regards to ensuring the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER15/21

ER16/21

Annual Independent Street Cleansing Survey (ER242/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards referred to numerous complaints which he had received regarding dog fouling especially across the Derg area.  He said this was an issue of major concern throughout the entire Council area.  He enquired as to the current schedule in regards to street cleansing acknowledging the impact of the Christmas  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER16/21

ER17/21

Eglinton Recycling Centre (ER238/20)

Minutes:

Alderman McCready pointed out that in recent months a large number of residents, and in particular a Mr Parke, had raised concerns regarding the ambiguity of the information provided in regards to the closure of Eglinton Recycling Centre.  He sought clarification in regards to Council’s position on the outcome of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER17/21

ER18/21

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Development Name - Ebrington pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Capital Development and Building Control presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to gain Members’ consent to name a new development at the former Ebrington Primary School Site, Lapwing Way, Derry.

                       

Alderman Ramsey  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER18/21

ER19/21

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Development Name - Magheramason pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Capital Development and Building Control presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to gain Members’ consent to name a new development at Victoria Road, Magheramason.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Members’ approval is  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER19/21

ER20/21

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Installation of Bilingual Signage pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Capital Development and Building Control presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to inform Members of the outcome of recent applications to provide bilingual signage at Cluny Gardens, Strabane and Lenamore Gardens, Sandringham  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER20/21

ER21/21

Green Infrastructure Action Plan 2019-2032 - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 199 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 the annual report on the implementation of the Derry and Strabane Green Infrastructure Action 2019-2032.

 

Councillor Durkan welcomed the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER21/21

ER22/21

Strabane Street Trees - Management pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with a report on the maintenance of street trees within Strabane, town centre to include Main Street, Market Street, Butcher  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER22/21

ER23/21

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 November 2020 and 30 November 2020.

 

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER23/21

ER24/21

Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill pdf icon PDF 184 KB

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 on the launch of the discussion document on the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill.

 

Members noted the content of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER24/21

ER25/21

Mobuoy Update pdf icon PDF 126 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 the monthly update from DAERA on progress in relation to Mobuoy Road remediation.

 

Councillor McCann expressed confusion regarding  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER25/21

ER26/21

Natural Capital Account of Public Accessible Green and Blue Spaces pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment 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 the progress of the Natural Capital Account (NCA) for the District (ER38/19).  This is an action from the Derry and Strabane  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER26/21

ER27/21

Play Plan Update pdf icon PDF 172 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 update Members on the emerging Play Plan for the district ad seek feedback on the process to date.    

 

The Chairperson referred to  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER27/21