Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 12 May 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

ER137/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

ER138/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

ER139/20

Statement for Remote Meeting

Minutes:

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

ER140/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Item 17 – Update Report – Greenways in Derry and Strabane District – Alderman Hussey and Councillor Edwards and McHugh (Non-Pecuniary).

Chairperson's Business

ER141/20

Correspondence - Proposed Cemetery Sites

Minutes:

The Chairperson referred to two letters of correspondence which he had received regarding the proposed new cemetery sites.  He advised that he had forwarded this correspondence to the Director of Environment and Regeneration and the Head of Environment for consideration and requested that these be circulated to Members.

 

The Director  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER141/20

ER142/20

Thanks

Minutes:

The Chairperson reminded Members that this was his final Meeting as Chairperson of the Committee.  He thanked Members and Officers and all staff involved for their support and co-operation throughout his tenure.  He said this had been an extremely difficult year with the Covid pandemic.  He welcomed the roll-out of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER142/20

ER143/20

Cemetery Operating Times

Minutes:

Alderman McCready referred to the recent decision agreed by Members of the Committee to reinstate the original operating times at Cemeteries in terms of late afternoon opening to facilitate funeral services.  He commended Officers on their endeavours in regards to having this implemented. 

 

He also thanked Officers in terms of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER143/20

ER144/20

Play Parks

Minutes:

Alderman McCready requested that Officers bring forward the ROSPA Reports which had been carried out pertaining to health and safety in regards to play parks.  He expressed concern that community centre representatives who managed and were associated with play parks did not have access to these reports.  He felt it  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER144/20

ER145/20

Unadopted Sewerage Systems

Minutes:

Alderman Kerrigan queried if issues relating to unadopted sewerage systems could be addressed through Council’s Unadopted Roads Working Group. He referred to an issue which had arisen in regards to unadopted sewerage system involving an overflow in the back garden of a residential property.  NI Water were unwilling to address  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER145/20

ER146/20

Spamount Playing Fields

Minutes:

Councillor McHugh raised an issue in regards to the lack of parking provision at Spamount Playing Fields.  This had resulted in traffic parking on Bay Road particularly when the facility was in use.  Drivers were also parking in the grounds of the nearby Church and were causing damage to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER146/20

Matters Arising from Minutes of Meeting held on Wednesday 14 April 2021

ER147/20

Proposed Asphalt Plant in South Inishowen, Donegal (ER2/21) pdf icon PDF 361 KB

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Councillor Dobbins expressed her dismay at the decision by Donegal County Council to grant planning permission for the Asphalt Plant which was in close proximity to the Northern Ireland border within this Council area.  She acknowledged that any appeal against this decision would not be regarded as good practice by  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER147/20

ER148/20

Delegated Authority - Minor Works (ER104/21)

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Councillor Edwards sought an update in regards to the works being carried out at Sion Mills Walkway. 

 

The Head of Environment explained that the contractor concerned had been delayed on another project but proposed being on-site the following week.  He pointed out that during this time a number of other  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER148/20

ER149/20

To Receive Mr A Herron, Director of Services Delivery, Playboard NI to Present a Play Plan Update (ER105/21)

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Councillor Jackson referred to a request he had made at a previous Meeting of Committee that a report be presented to Committee in relation to play provision particularly in the Currynierin area.  He enquired as to the current position in regards to the matter.                

 

The Director of Environment and Regeneration  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER149/20

ER150/20

Combination of Food and Garden Waste Collection (ER110/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Carr referred to problems which had arisen earlier that day when stickers had been placed on a number of brown bins notifying householders that their weekly brown caddy collection was being withdrawn.  He enquired if the roll-out of the Brown Bin Scheme had now been completed.

 

The Head of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER150/20

ER151/20

Shared Island Unit Climate Change and Biodiversity Consultation Response - No Mow Let It Grow Campaign (ER119/21)

Minutes:

In regards to the No Mow Let It Grow Campaign, Councillor O’Neill enquired why a number of Council owned green areas continued to be mowed.  She referred to an issue which had been raised regarding the trimming of Wild May Flowers in the Prehen area.  She sought clarity in regards  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER151/20

ER152/20

Notice of Motion - Councillor Jackson to Move

Derry City and Strabane District Council recognises the importance of having adequate, functioning electric charging points within our district if we are to realise our objective of phasing out petrol and diesel vehicles in line with our Climate Change Emergency Pledge.

 

Council welcomes the commitment for immediate action to reduce carbon emissions set out in the New Decade, New Approach agreement, and calls on the

Environment Minister to adopt the Private Members Bill developed by Climate Coalition NI to ensure that it becomes law in this term of the Assembly 

 

This Council will write to the Minister for Infrastructure to highlight the number of defective electric charging points within our district and calls on the Minister to help us move away from our reliance on fossil fuels by working with ESB to develop a sustainable model for providing additional charging points right across the north.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Jackson welcomed the support he had received in regards to presenting his Motion to Committee and for Officers for facilitating this.

 

Councillor Jackson Moved, Councillor Burke Seconded 

 

That   Derry City and Strabane District Council recognises the importance of having adequate, functioning electric charging points within our district if we  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER152/20

ER153/20

Street Naming and Property Numbering - Request for Installation of Bilingual Signage pdf icon PDF 408 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 Ballynagard Close and Elmvale Derry and Ashbrook  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER153/20

ER154/20

Department for the Economy's Energy Policy Options Consultation pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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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 seek approval to respond to the Department for the Economy’s Consultation on Policy Options for the Energy Strategy for Northern  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER154/20

ER155/20

SMARCTIC Project - Tender Evaluation Report for Pilot Project to Implement a Virtual Power Plant pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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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 tender recommendations regarding the Supply of a Research and Development Pilot Project for the Implementation of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER155/20

ER156/20

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 (MI) between 1 March 2021 and 31 March 2021.

 

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER156/20

ER157/20

Creggan Reservoir Condition pdf icon PDF 108 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 in relation to Creggan Reservoirs.

 

Councillor Burke requested that the works to Creggan Reservoir were completed as soon as possible.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER157/20

ER158/20

Public Consultation Exercise with Regard to Enhanced Producer Responsibility and Deposit Return Schemes pdf icon PDF 133 KB

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 with regard to a number of national consultation exercises being taken forward by DEFRA in conjunction with the Welsh Government and  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER158/20

ER159/20

Arrangements for Dealing with Fallen Animals pdf icon PDF 137 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 information in relation to the removal of fallen animals.

 

Alderman Kerrigan, whilst welcoming the report said it did not provide any  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER159/20

ER160/20

Importation of Italian Bees into Northern Ireland pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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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 the concerns raised at February 2021 Derry City and Strabane District Council Meeting (ER41/20). In relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER160/20

ER161/20

Update - Fly Tipping in Rural Areas pdf icon PDF 140 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 information to Members in relation to fly-tipping with an emphasis on fly-tipping in rural areas.

 

Councillor Edwards welcomed the report.  He pointed out  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER161/20

ER162/20

Mobuoy Update pdf icon PDF 168 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.

 

Members noted the content of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER162/20

ER163/20

Update Report - Greenways in Derry and Strabane District pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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Minutes:

The Head of Environment presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He reminded Members that at the previous Meeting of the Committee, Officers had been requested to provide a presentation on the past, present and future development of Greenways in the District.

 

The North West  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER163/20

ER164/20

DfI No Waiting Restriction - Little James Street pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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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 further information relating to last month’s report on DfI’s correspondence regarding proposals to introduce a no waiting at  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER164/20

ER165/20

Matter Arising from Confidential Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 14 April 2021

ER166/20

Castlederg - Green Infrastructure Masterplan

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ER167/20

Clooney Masterplan - Phase 2 - Consultation - Update

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ER168/20

Update Report - Cemeteries Working Group

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ER169/20

Rossdowney Park - Craig Jefferson - Compound

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ER170/20

Lands at Former Ebrington Primary School - EA Lands LPS Valuation

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ER171/20

Sion Mills Mourneside Walk - Proposed Lease of Lands in Public Use

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ER172/20

Skate Park - Site Options Update

ER173/20

Boom Hall Lands - Update on Preparation of Regeneration Brief Process

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