Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 10 March 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

ER62/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

ER63/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

ER64/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration read the statement for remote meetings.

ER65/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Agenda Item 5 – Presentation – Mr A Herron – Playboard NI Play Plan Update – Councillors Durkan and Fleming

ER66/21

Presentation - To receive Mr A Herron, Director of Service Delivery Playboard NI to Present a Play Plan Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

It was agreed that the above item would be considered in conjunction with item 8 on the Agenda.  Subsequently, the Parks Development Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to present an update on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER66/21

Chairperson's Business

ER67/21

Resignation - Councillor McCann

Minutes:

The Chairperson referred to the recent announcement by Councillor McCann that he would be resigning from Council.  He thanked Councillor McCann for his input into the Committee and wished him well in the future.

 

Matters Arising from Minutes of Meeting Held on Wednesday 2 February 2021

ER68/21

Forest Parks/Community Walkways (ER36/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards requested an update from Officers in regards to greenways/community trails throughout the Council area.                                             

                       

Alderman Hussey said the Director of Environment and Regeneration would be aware of his previous references to the Pilgrim Route which lay between the former Abbey at Ardstraw and extended to Lough Derg.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER68/21

ER69/21

Firmus Energy (ER37/21)

Minutes:

As an aside to the subject of this report, Alderman Hussey referred to information which he had received from Firmus Energy regarding a 17.75% increase in the price for natural gas for domestic customers of Firmus.   He said he had queried this with the Company and had been advised  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER69/21

ER70/21

Access to Salt Bins (ER38/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Ramsey referred to paragraph 3 of the above minute wherein it stated that “he pointed out that there had been a reduction in staff throughout various areas and, in particular, Newbuildings”.  He pointed out that “Newbuildings” should have read “Western Division”.

 

Members agreed to amend their  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER70/21

ER71/21

Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Consultation pdf icon PDF 175 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 appraise Members of the draft response to the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Consultation and seek their endorsement of the response before submission  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER71/21

ER72/21

Sustainable Food Places - Development Grant pdf icon PDF 172 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 Council’s application to Sustainable Food Places (SFP) to become a Substantial Food Place.

                       

Councillor Durkan welcomed the report and  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER72/21

ER73/21

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Development Name at Central Drive, Creggan pdf icon PDF 169 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 Central Drive, Creggan, Derry.

                       

Councillor Burke welcomed the progress  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER73/21

ER74/21

Delegated Authority - Minor Works 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 seek Members’ approval to delegate authority to the Chief Executive with regard to a number of minor works contracts.

 

Alderman Hussey said he did  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER74/21

ER75/21

Building Control Applications pdf icon PDF 94 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 January 2021 and 31 January 2021.

 

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER75/21

ER76/21

Mobuoy Update pdf icon PDF 166 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.

 

The Director of Environment and  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER76/21

ER77/21

Acorn Farm - UK Climate Action Fund - Update pdf icon PDF 185 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 progress of the Acorn Farm Project following receipt of funding from the National Lottery Community Fund the previous year.

 

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER77/21

ER78/21

Pollinator Plan - Update pdf icon PDF 263 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 on Council’s Pollinator Plan (ER442/19) and to outline proposed pollinator actions for 2021.

 

Alderman Hussey noted that  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER78/21

ER79/21

Implementation of the Northern Ireland Biodiversity Strategy pdf icon PDF 287 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 that the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have requested that Council provide an update on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER79/21

ER80/21

Procurement of Council's Natural Gas Supply pdf icon PDF 344 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 update Members on the outcome of the procurement of Council’s natural gas supply for the larger contract sites.                    

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER80/21

ER81/21

Northern Ireland Water - DfI Minister's Response pdf icon PDF 128 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 a response received from DfI Minister regarding Northern Ireland Water.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

ER82/21

Amendment to Footway (Prohibition of Waiting) Order pdf icon PDF 166 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 from DfI regarding a proposal to amend the Footway (Prohibition of Waiting) Order.

 

Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER82/21

ER83/21

DfI Proposed Speed Limit - Haw Road pdf icon PDF 169 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 proposed 30mph speed limit on Haw Road.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

ER84/21

DfI No Waiting Restriction - Bonds Hill 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 pf DfI’s correspondence regarding a proposal to introduce a no waiting restriction at Bonds Hill.

 

Members noted the content  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER84/21

ER85/21

Proposed Provision and Removal of Disabled Parking Bays at St Canices Close, Eglinton and Rosemount Avenue 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 2021 from DfI Network Development Section regarding proposed disabled parking bay at St Canices  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER85/21

ER86/21

Amendment to Exceptions for 7.5 Tonne Weight Restriction at Urney Road, Strabane

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 correspondence dated 21 February 2021 in relation to a consultation being carried out.

 

Councillor Edwards welcomed the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER86/21