Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 10 February 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

ER31/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

ER32/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

ER33/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

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

ER34/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Agenda Item 10 - DfC Recovery and Revitalisation – Update on Proposed Public Realm Interventions - Alderman Hussey.

 

Alderman Hussey advised that he had a pecuniary interest in regards to paragraph 2.2 of Item 10 on the Agenda.  He sought guidance on whether it would be necessary for him to  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER34/21

Chairperson's Business

ER35/21

Condemnation

Minutes:

The Chairperson condemned outrightly an attack on a number of Council refuse collection vehicles which had occurred in the Skeoge area earlier that week.  This involved bricks and stones having been hurled at the three vehicles which, fortunately, in this instance, had not proved fatalistic.  He referred to the dangers  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER35/21

ER36/21

Forest Parks/Community Walkways

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards referred to issues relating to Forest Parks and community walkways within the Council area.  He referred to the fact that these had grown in importance since the onset of the pandemic in terms of people spending time outside and carrying out exercise.  He said his Party had been  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER36/21

Matters Arising from Open Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 13 January 2021

ER37/21

Deputation - Firmus Energy (ER5/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Jackson referred to the presentation on Carbon Saving given by Firmus Energy at the January Meeting of Committee.  He referred to a funding opportunity which had arisen in respect of electric charging points within the Council district.  However, he understood that Council had not been eligible to apply for  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER37/21

ER38/21

Access to Salt Bins (ER10/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to the recommendation made at the January Meeting of Committee that Council write to DfI Roads requesting an update in regards to the provision of small salt bins throughout the Council area.  He queried if a response had yet been received from DfI in regards to this  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER38/21

ER39/21

Bin Provision (ER11/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey, acknowledged that there was no set policy in regards to purchasing a second bin.  However, he enquired who was responsible for replacement costs in situations where a bin had been stolen, removed or vandalised. 

 

The Head of Environment explained that Council would replace bins which had been stolen  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER39/21

ER40/21

Annual Independent Street Cleansing Survey (ER16/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to previous discussion regarding the possibility of identifying dog owners via the DNA of dog foul samples.  He enquired as to the current position in relation thereto.

 

The Director of Environment and Regeneration reminded Members that the issue of Dog Control was the responsibility of Council’s Health  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER40/21

ER41/21

Green Infrastructure Action Plan 2019-2032 - Annual Report (ER21/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey enquired if the sites had yet been identified which would be used in the “Don’t Mow It, Let It Grow” initiative, whether Council or DfI sites.

 

The Director of Environment and Regeneration confirmed that a number of sites had been identified in respect of the “Don’t Mow It,  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER41/21

ER42/21

Strabane Street Trees - Management (ER22/21)

Minutes:

In response to a request from Alderman Hussey, the Director of Environment and Regeneration undertook to request the Tree Woodland Officer to carry out a survey of the street trees in Casltederg for the purposes requested.  She urged Members to relay their concerns regarding any trees within the Council area  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER42/21

ER43/21

Mobuoy Road Update (ER25/21)

Minutes:

Councillor McCann enquired as to the current position in regards to this issue.  He referred to the Committee’s earlier decision to request that the Public Inquiry, guaranteed by the former Minister for Infrastructure in February 2014, be carried out.  He expressed concern that there had not been any progress in  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER43/21

ER44/21

Play Plan Update (ER27/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey pointed out that the extreme deprivation which existed throughout this Council area in terms of play provision, identified by the Play Board was well known.  He expressed serious concerns regarding the condition of a number of existing facilities and referred to the urgency with which this must be  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER44/21

ER45/21

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Development Name pdf icon PDF 171 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 174 Bishop Street, Derry.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that the new housing  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER45/21

ER46/21

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Installation of Bilingual Signage pdf icon PDF 409 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 Brookvale, Castletown Court, Ferndale and Iona Villas,  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER46/21

ER47/21

Updates to Fleet Safety Policy pdf icon PDF 135 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 revised Fleet Safety Policy following a review recently completed by the Fleet Manager.

 

Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER47/21

ER48/21

DfC Recovery and Revitalisation - Update on Proposed Public Realm Interventions pdf icon PDF 318 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Regeneration Manager 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 current Recovery and Revitalisation Programme funded by the Department for Communities and to seek Members’ endorsement to continue to develop these  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER48/21

ER49/21

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 between 1 December 2020 and 31 December 2020.

 

Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER49/21

ER50/21

Northern Ireland - Climate Change Bill pdf icon PDF 148 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 on the submission of Council’s response to the discussion document on the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill.

 

Councillor Durkan  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER50/21

ER51/21

Update on Killen Recycling Centre pdf icon PDF 133 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 current status with regard to Killen Recycling Centre and options with regard to improving the current facility on constructing a  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER51/21

ER52/21

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 January 2021 from DfI Network Development Section regarding proposed disabled parking bays at Windsor Terrace,  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER52/21

ER53/21

DfI Greening of Alleyways Programme pdf icon PDF 245 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 in relation to recent communication received from the Minister for Infrastructure regarding DfI’s new launched Greening of Alleyways Programme.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER53/21

ER54/21

Matters Arising from Confidential Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 13 January 2021

ER55/21

Strathfoyle Greenway - NIHE Lands

ER56/21

Leading the Way Initiative

ER57/21

Boomhall Lands - Update on Preparation of Third-Party Partner(s) Selection Process fir Development/Regeneration PRoposals

ER58/21

Assignment of Grant of Right of Burial of Section T Class B Grave No 226 at City Cemetery

ER59/21

Tender Report - Chimney and Flue Installation at Templemore Sports Complex TENV20-061

ER60/21

Asset HQ - IEB Software Maintenance Contract - 2018-2020

ER61/21

Purchase of 1 No New Driver Operated Compact Sweeper (T-ENV20-076)

ER62/21

Update - Waste Treatment Services