Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 15 December 2016 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions


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Notice and Summons of Meeting

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Webcasting Notice

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Member Attendance and Apologies

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Declarations of Members' Interests

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Open for Decision

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Chairperson's Business

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Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 24 November 2016 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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Matters Arising

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Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 29 November 2016 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 30 November 2016 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 1 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 36 KB

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Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 6 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 7 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 8 December 2016 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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Notices of Motion


Councillor Gallagher to Move:


That this Council is mindful of our responsibility to maintain and enhance the health and well-being of the people of our City and District Council Area, including that of our environment and our water ways.  That this Council is also mindful of the toxic nature of gold mining operations.  Therefore this Council calls on the Minister for Infrastructure to halt the current inadequate consultation process being undertaken by Dalradian Resources on their proposed gold mining project at Curraghinalt and Greencastle and calls on the Minister to establish an all encompassing Public Enquiry to investigate the issues arising from these proposed gold mining operations and the earlier permissions bearing in mind both the risks and the very sensitive environment.  Also in doing so the Minister takes cognisant of the wider scale of the project and the all Ireland implications of these matters. That this motion when passed is circulated to the other Councils connected linked to the Foyle River basin and to Councils involved in the Sperrins, inviting their support. That key organisations in the fields of farming; tourism; health, fishing, culture and rural and community development and outdoor activities; educational establishments, and churches are informed of these proposals at the outset.


Alderman Hussey to Move:


This Council sincerely regrets the decision of the Minister for Communities to withdraw the promised devolvement of Regeneration powers to Local Government.  Taken with Planning powers, Community Planning and the power of competence, the promised Regeneration powers are the final element of an effective suite of powers designed to enhance and motivate social, economic, environmental and community development for the benefit of all.  The withdrawal of this promised devolved power will limit envisaged benefits for all citizens arising from the reform of Local Government.  This Council calls upon the Minister to reconsider his position in the best interests of our citizens.


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Response to Motions pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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Resolutions from Other Councils pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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Seal pdf icon PDF 20 KB

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