Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Committee
Wednesday 15 September 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall- Hybrid/Socially Distanced. View directions

Items
No. Item

ER246/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration read the Notice and Summons of the meeting.

 

ER247/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration completed the roll call. Apologies were received from Councillor Edwards. 

 

ER248/21

Broadcasting Statement for Hybrid Meeting

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration read the above statement.

 

ER249/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest from Members.

Open for Decision

ER250/21

Presentation by Farmers for Action (verbal update)

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Taylor, Farmers for Action, Northern Ireland

Co-ordinator and invited him to make his presentation to Members.

 

Mr Taylor thanked the Members for affording him the opportunity to provide an update on the remit of Farmers for Action (FFA) and the NI Farm Welfare Bill. 

 

Mr Taylor  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER250/21

Chairperson's Business

ER251/21

Message of Congratulations - Tyrone Gaelic Association for winning the GAA All Ireland Senior Championships Final

Minutes:

The Chair expressed his congratulations to the Tyrone Team for winning the

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final against Mayo at Croke Park, Dublin held on Saturday 11 September 2021.  He also acknowledged the best wishes expressed by the Mayor of Council in the lead up to the match.

 

ER252/21

Peace Bridge - Dog Fouling Issue

Minutes:

Alderman Ramsey requested an update from the Head of Environment in

relation to the ongoing problem of a dog owner permitting dog fouling on the footway at the Peace Bridge.

 

The Head of Environment clarified that he was waiting on the release of CCTV

footage to assist with the identification  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER252/21

ER253/21

Rainbow Crossing on Foyle Embankment

Minutes:

Councillor Tierney expressed his appreciation to the Council Officers and DfI

(Roads) responsible for the creation of the Rainbow Crossing at the Foyle Embankment, as a gesture of support for the LGBTQ+ community.  He said that it was evident from the social media platforms that the artwork was positively received,  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER253/21

ER254/21

Provision of Large Brown Bins

Minutes:

Councillor Tierney referred to the rollout of the large brown bins to residents

from the Ballyarnett DEA and subsequent complaints received in relation to an increase of small flies.  He sought advice from the Head of Environment in relation to appropriate action to alleviate the infestation problem.

                       

The Head of  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER254/21

ER255/21

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 21 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the above minutes.

 

ER256/21

Street Naming & Property Numbering - Request for Installation of Bilingual Signage pdf icon PDF 414 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to inform Members of the outcome of recent applications to provide Billingual signage at Ardanlee, Cashelmore Park, Cranlee Park, Drummond Park, Duncreggan Road, Spruce Meadows,  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER256/21

ER257/21

Street Naming & Property Numbering - Request for Street Name: Burntollet Road pdf icon PDF 169 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to gain Members consent to name a new access road constructed as part of the A6D2D Dualling Scheme.

 

                        The Committee

                                                Recommended       that Council approve the  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER257/21

ER258/21

Street Naming & Property Numbering - Request for Development Name: Letterkenny Road pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to gain Members consent to name a new development at Letterkenny Road, Derry.

 

                        The Committee

                                                Recommended       that Council approve the                                                                                     adoption of the name Old  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER258/21

ER259/21

Bus Permit Consultations pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, details of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members delegated authority to respond to DfI on Bus Permit Consultations.

 

The Committee

                        Recommended        that Council approve the                                                             suggested consultation

response process proposal for  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER259/21

ER260/21

18 Million Trees Campaign Update pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide an update to Members on the 18 Million Trees Campaign and to outline how Derry City and Strabane District Council can contribute towards  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER260/21

ER261/21

Queen's Green Canopy pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report,

details of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to endorse the Queen’s Green Canopy. 

 

Alderman Devenney welcomed the report. He said that it would also be

beneficial to encourage involvement  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER261/21

ER262/21

River Basin Management Plan Consultation Response pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval for the content of the Council’s response to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Consultation on the Draft  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER262/21

Open for Information

ER263/21

Building Control Applications pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of applications processed under Building Regulations (NI) between 1 June 2021 and 31 July 2021.

 

Members noted the contents of the above  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER263/21

ER264/21

Proposed Disabled Parking Bay - Benview Road, Derry pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in July 2021 from DfI Network Development Section regarding proposed disabled parking bay at Benview Road, Derry.

 

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER264/21

ER265/21

DfI No Waiting Restrictions pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of DfI’s correspondence regarding proposals to introduce a no waiting at any time, loading and unloading not permitted restriction at Magazine Street  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER265/21

ER266/21

Consultation on Removal of Public Payphone pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of a consultation carried out by BT in regards to the removal of a public payphone at Broomhill Avenue junction at Clooney  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER266/21

ER267/21

Craigavon Bridge Update pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received from the office of the DfI Minister in relation to the maintenance to Craigavon Bridge.

 

Alderman Devenney referred to  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER267/21

ER268/21

Update on the Importation of Italian Bees into Northern Ireland pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to present Members with an update on the concerns raised at February and May 2021 Environment and Regeneration Committee meetings (ER41/20 and ER160/20), in relation  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER268/21

ER269/21

Rights of Nature Update pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the

report was to update Members on the motion passed in June 2021, in relation to recognising the Rights of Nature.

 

Councillor O’Neill welcomed the report.  She also  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER269/21

ER270/21

Sustainable Food Places and Growing Food and Growing Communities pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on Councils application to Sustainable Food Places (SFP) towards becoming a Sustainable Food Place and the Growing Food Growing Communities Partnership.

 

Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER270/21

ER271/21

Mobuoy Update pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of the monthly update from DAERA on progress in relation to Mobouy Road remediation.

 

Councillor O’Neill welcomed the report.  She agreed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER271/21

ER272/21

Update on Deferred Motion to Committee pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Environment and Regeneration presented the above report, a

copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the

report was to update Members on a Notice of Motion agreed to be deferred to the Environment and Regeneration Committee.

 

Members note the above report for information.  ...  view the full minutes text for item ER272/21