Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council (Open)
Thursday 29 March 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

C83/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

C84/18

Webcasting Notice

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C85/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Alderman Devenney and Councillor McMahon.

 

C86/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest at this stage of the meeting.

 

C87/18

Chairperson's Business

Additional documents:

Minutes:

C87/18           Welcome

 

The Mayor welcomed Councillor McCauley as the newly appointed Member to Council.

 

C88/18           Brandywell Stadium

 

The Mayor commented on the successful launch of the refurbished Brandywell Stadium which will benefit everyone within the City and beyond.

 

C88/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 22 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 22 February 2018 (C43/18-C73/18) were submitted.

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Councillor Jackson Seconded and the Council.

Resolved       that the above Minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C89/18

Matters Arising

Additional documents:

Minutes:

C90/18           Flooding Incident Response (C49/18)

Councillor Reilly referred to the public meeting hosted by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) and expressed his disappointment that the meeting was taking place at the same time as the meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council.  He also criticised the timing  ...  view the full minutes text for item C89/18

C90/18

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

Additional documents:

C90/18a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 6 March 2018 (GSP35/18-GSP48/18) were submitted.

On a point of accuracy, Councillor R McHugh stated that Councillor McMahon had attended the meeting, however his attendance had not been recorded.

It was agreed that the Minutes would be amended accordingly.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C90/18a

C90/18b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 7 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 7 March 2018 (P41/18-P59/18) were submitted.

Alderman Bresland Moved, Seconded by Councillor Hastings and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

                        Matters Arising from the Minutes

C97/18           Planning Application List with Recommendation for  ...  view the full minutes text for item C90/18b

C90/18c

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 8 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 8 March 2018 (AAR24/18- AAR32/18) were submitted.

                        Alderman McClintock Moved, Seconded by Councillor Carlin and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C90/18d

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 13 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 13 March 2018 (BC52/18 – BC66/18) were submitted.

                        Councillor McKnight Moved, Seconded by Alderman R Hamilton and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C90/18e

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 15 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 14 March 2018 (ER44/18 – ER63/18) were submitted.

On a point of accuracy, Alderman Hussey stated that Alderman M Hamilton had attended the meeting but this had not been recorded.

 

It was agreed that the Minutes would be amended accordingly.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C90/18e

C90/18f

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 15 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 15 March 2018 (HC43/18-HC63/18) were submitted.

On a point of accuracy, Councillor Gardiner referred to HC51/18 and stated that she had recommended that Officers bring back an action plan on how Section 75 would be implemented, rather than having  ...  view the full minutes text for item C90/18f

C91/18

Special Planning Committee held on Tuesday 20 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Special Planning Committee held on 20 March 2018 (SP71/18-SP12/18) were submitted.

Councillor McGuire Moved, Seconded by Alderman Bresland and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C92/18

Call-in of Item SC4/18 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report, which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of the process to be followed in respect of Item SC4/18.

The Mayor then invited comments from Members who had signed the Call-in.

Alderman Thompson stated  ...  view the full minutes text for item C92/18

C93/18

Rural Community Development Support Funding pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community 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 allocation of £30k of additional funds received from the Department for Communities, Voluntary and Community Unit to provide support  ...  view the full minutes text for item C93/18

C94/18

Notices of Motion

Councillor Gallagher to Move:

 

I propose that, on completion of the 4G pitch in the redevelopment of Melvin Complex, that this Council names the pitch ‘The Felix McCrossan Pitch’.

 

Councillor Cooper to Move:

 

This Council acknowledges that there are grave concerns about the Boundary Commission's decision to scrap their own Provisional Proposals of September 2016 in favour of Revised Proposals published in January 2018, which are far removed from their provisional proposals but which are remarkably similar to the DUP proposals as submitted to the Commission in the course of the public consultation periods of 2016 and 2017.

 

As a result of this, many in the Nationalist / Republican community have lost confidence in this Boundary Commission, therefore, this Council, in reflecting that loss of confidence, is calling for a Public Inquiry into the Boundary Commission's handling of the 2018 review.

 

Go n-aithníonn an Chomhairle seo gur ábhar mór imní é cinneadh Choimisiún na Teorann a Moltaí Sealadacha féin de Mheán Fómhair 2016 a chaitheadh i dtraipisí i bhfabhar na Moltaí Athbhreithnithe a foilsíodh in Eanáir 2018 atá i bhfad óna Moltaí Sealadacha féin ach atá thar a bheith an-chosúil le moltaí an DUP mar a cuireadh faoi bhráid an Choimisiúin le linn thréimhsí an chomhairliúcháin phoiblí i 2016 agus 2017.

Dá bharr seo, tá múinín caillte ag go leor sa phobal Náisiúnach/Poblachtach sa Choimisiún seo.  Mar sin de, ag léiriú na caille sin múinín, tá an Chomhairle seo ag éileamh go mbeidh Fiosrúcháin Phoiblí ar láimhseáil Choimisiún na Teorann d'athbhreithniú 2018.

 

Councillor C Kelly to Move:


This Council supports calls for the establishment of an Irish Passport Office in the North following figures published in December 2017 that showed 82,274 people in the North applied for Irish Passports in 2017, compared with a figure 53,715 in the year leading up to Brexit.

 

This Council writes to the Irish government highlighting this increased demand and requesting the opening of a Passport Office in the Derry & Strabane District Council area.

 

Tacaíonn an Chomhairle seo leis an éileamh chun Oifig Pas Éireannach a bhunú ó thuaidh i ndiaidh gur foilsíodh figiúir i Mí na Nollag ag cur in iúl gur chuir 82,274 daoine ón tuaisceart iarratais isteach do Phasanna Éireannacha i 2017, i gcomparáid le figiúr de 53,715 sa bhliain roimh an vóta don Bhreatimeacht.  


Go scríobhann an Chomhairle seo chuig Rialtas na hÉireann ag léiriú an mhéadaithe seo ar éileamh agus ag iarraidh go n-osclófar Oifig Phas i gceantar Comhairle Chathair Dhoire agus Cheantar an tSratha Báin.

 

Councillor Campbell to Move:

 

This council calls for the introduction of Acht na Gaeilge as promised in the St Andrews Agreement.

 

We recognise the need to have the indigenous language of this island protected in legislation.

 

We also recognise that Acht na Gaeilge is important in the context of protecting rights, showing recognition and demonstrating respect. 

 

In this council area, there is a fast growing Irish Language community; including the 563 children who are being educated through the medium of Irish. Their  ...  view the full agenda text for item C94/18

Additional documents:

Minutes:

C110/18         Redevelopment of Melvin Sports Complex

                        Councillor Gallagher Moved, Seconded by Councillor Carr

That     on completion of the 4G pitch in the redevelopment of Melvin Complex, that this Council names the pitch ‘The Felix McCrossan Pitch’

 

Councillor Gallagher stated that the Council Asset Naming Policy had been adopted.  He referred  ...  view the full minutes text for item C94/18

C95/18

Resolution from Another Council pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of a Resolution received from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.
 
Members noted the content of the report.
 





    

C96/18

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 40 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in relation to Motions passed by Council.

Members noted the content of the report.

 

C97/18

Seal pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Alderman R Hamilton Moved, Councillor Boyle Seconded and the Council

Resolved       that the seal of the Council be affixed to the following documents

Sealing List March 2018

 

Documents Sealed 16th February 2018

 

Agreement in duplicate:- Derry City and Strabane District Council ~and~ GVA Grimley Ltd

Relating to Appointment  ...  view the full minutes text for item C97/18