Agenda item

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision

Minutes:

The Planning Officers proceeded to present the following planning applications with recommendation for decision by Members:

 

 

Applications Returned Following Site Inspection

 

LA11/2016/0700/F – Retrospective permission for garage and workshop to be used for purposes ancillary to enjoyment of householder on lands 100 metres north east of 120 Melmount Road, Sion Mills

 

The Planning Officer (PO) presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The PO provided information on the background to the application and based on material consideration recommended that the application be refused planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Jackson moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock to accept the PO’s recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote; For 6, Against 0, Abstention 6.  The proposal to refuse planning permission was carried.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0700/F be refused planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2016/0701/F – Retrospective domestic garage/store to be used for purposes ancillary to enjoyment of householder on lands approximately 7 metres west of 120 Melmount Road, Sion Mills

 

The PO presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The PO provided information on the background to the application and based on material consideration recommended that the application be refused planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Jackson to accept the PO’s recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote; For 7, Against 0 and Abstention 6.  The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0701/F be refused planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

The Chair declared an interest with the following application and left the meeting.  The Vice-Chair of Committee chaired the meeting at this juncture.

 

J/2010/0481/F – Planning permission to erect six wind turbines with an overall height from ground to blade tip of 111m, 33kv substation and compound, construction of internal site tracks and associated works and ancillary works, access points on the Glenmornan Road and the relocation of the temporary turbine supply compound – FEI AMENDED PROPOSAL – includes the relocation of internal access tracks, reduction in turbine numbers from nine to six and the relocation of two turbines at Townland of Craignagapple approx. 650m west of Legalougha Bridge and approx.. 200m east of Owenmore Bridge, 8.5km east of Strabane

 

The PO presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided a detailed overview of the background to the application and based on material consideration and planning policy recommended that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.   

 

Mr Rory McDonnell (Agent) addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant.

 

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.  

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Jackson not to accept the PO’s recommendation for the following planning reasons:

 

·         Detrimental effect on visual impact

·         Cumulative effect

·         Natural Heritage Issues (NH5 of PPS2)

 

The outcome of the vote:  For 6, Against 4, Abstention 3.  The proposal was carried to reject the Officers recommendation to approve planning permission.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       not to support the recommendation to  approve planning application J/2010/0481/F.  The application would be further reviewed taking into consideration the opinions from Members and presented at the next meeting.

 

Councillor D Kelly resumed position of Chair of the Meeting.

 

RECONSIDERED APPLICATIONS

LA11/2016/1021/O – Site for replacement one a half storey dwelling on lands at 141 Fincairn Road, Ligg, Londonderry

BT47 3FS

 

The Principal Planning Officer (PPO) presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The application was returned to Committee following presentation at the previous meeting when Members voted not to accept the Officer recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The PPO advised that on further consideration of the application Officials continued to maintain the opinion to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined in the report presented to Members on 4 October 2017.  She added however, that Officials considered the approval reasons expressed by Members at the previous meeting and provided conditions on a without prejudice basis as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Logue left the meeting.

 

Mr Adrian Browne (Agent) addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant. 

 

The Lead Legal Services officer reminded Members that following further review of the application, Planning Officials remained of the opinion not to approve planning permission and in the event that Members agreed to approve the application that a number of conditions would have to be implemented as outlined within the report.  He emphasized that Members exercised caution with their decision making in view of the professional opinion provided by the Planning Officials.

 

Councillor Logue returned to the meeting.

 

Discussion ensued during which Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor McGuire to remove condition 2 and amend  condition 3 to allow for an increase in ridge height of 7metres.

 

The outcome of the vote; For 13,  Against 0, Abstention 1.

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/1021/O be approved planning permission subject to the removal of condition 2 and amendment to condition 3 to increase ridge height to 7 metres.

 

Councillor Jackson declared an interest in the following application and left the meeting.

 

LA11/2016/1066/F – Proposed new 2 storey dwelling house on lands adjacent to 106 Hollymount Park, Derry BT47 3UP

 

The PPO presented the above planning application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She reminded Members of the position of the application as outlined within the report and advised that Officials continued to maintain a recommendation to refuse permission for the same reasons as set out in the report presented the previous month.  She further advised however, that Officials also considered the approval reasons given by Members at the previous     meeting and had provided conditions on a without prejudice basis as outlined within the report.

 

Mr Brendan McDaid addressed the Committee in objection to the application.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Gardiner to accept the recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote:  For 9, Against 3, Abstention 1.  The proposal to refuse planning permission was carried. 

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/1066/F be refuse

planning permission.

 

Councillor Jackson returned to the meeting.

 

NEW APPLICATIONS

 

LA11/2017/0133/F – Renewal of planning permission J/2011/0275/F for 32 No. 2 bedroom apartments in 4 No. 1.5 storey apartment blocks at 59 Melmount Road and 2 Orchard Road, Strabane

 

The PO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.   She outlined the background to the application and based on material consideration recommended that planning permission be granted, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Alderman Kerrigan moved, seconded by Councillor R McHugh to accept the PO’s recommendation to approve planning permission. 

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0133 be approve

planning permission.

 

LA11/2016/0140/F – Proposed demolition of existing shed and construction of 1 No. two storey dwelling house, for association with existing shop at 32 Barrack Street, Strabane

 

The Committee noted that a request from the applicant was received to defer the above application, to allow for speaking rights at the next meeting.  The Committee agreed to this request and the application is to be returned to the next meeting on 29 November 2017.

 

LA11/2016/0275/O – Single dwelling house and garage to the rear of 21 Slaughtmanus Road (behind graveyard) Cross, L’Derry

 

The PO presented the above planning application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.   She outlined the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended a refusal for reasons as outlined within the report. 

 

Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Dobbins to accept the Officers recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application           LA11/2016/0275/O be refuse

planning permission.

 

LA11/2016/0781/F – Retention of car compound at 18 Lower Strabane Road, Churchtown, Castlederg

 

The PO presented the above planning application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview of the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended a refusal for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

MrDessie O’Neill, Agent addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Dobbins to defer the application pending the outcome of a Flood Risk Assessment and further consultation with Transport NI.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0781/F be deferred pending outcome of a Flood Risk Assessment and consultation with Transport NI.

 

LA11/2017/0826/F – Erection of mesh fencing which is 5m in height and approx. 22m in length around 3 sides of the football pitch at Artigarvan Football Pitches, 135m South West of Art Road, Artigarvan, Strabane

 

Councillor McGuire left the meeting at this stage.

 

The PO presented the above application details of which were previously circulated to Members.  An overview of the background to the application was provided and a recommendation to approve planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Alderman Bresland moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the recommendation to approve planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.  

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0826/F be approved planning permission. 

 

 

LA11/2017/0461/O – Site for roadside service station to provide fuel for cars and lorries and other associated services on lands to the North East (and adjacent to) 46 Woodend Road, Ballymagorry, Strabane

 

The PO presented the above application details of which was previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview of the background to the application and recommended a refusal for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Gardiner to accept the recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

                       

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0461/O be refused planning permission.

 

LA11/2017/0781/F – Application to install a memorial plaque on a plinth type structure in the centre of the existing circular street furniture – Top entrance of Foyleside Shopping Centre where Orchard Street meets Bridge Street, BT48 6XY

 

Councillor Boyle declared an interest in the above application and left the meeting.

 

The PO presented the above planning application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an overview of the background to the application and recommended that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Gardiner moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to accept the recommendation to approve planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

 

The Committee

                       

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0781/F be approved planning             permission.

 

Councillor Boyle returned to the meeting.

 

LA11/2016/0854/O – Shared access and site for two dwellings and garages in side garden of existing dwelling (amended proposal) – 154 Culmore Road, Londonderry BT48 8JH

 

The PO presented the above planning application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview of the application was provided and based on material consideration the PO  recommended to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Alderman Hussey addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Discussion ensued afterwhich Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Boyle to defer the application for further review.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous.

 

The Committee

                       

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0854/O be deferred for further review.

 

LA11/2017/0243/F – Proposed change of use of from fast food outlet to Gospel Hall and 1.5m wall to front boundary – 65A Glenshane Road

 

The PO presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an overview of the background to the application and recommended an approval subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Ms Rosemary Chestnut addressed the Committee in objection to the recommendation to approve planning permission.

 

Mr Andy Tate (Agent) addressed the Committee on behalf of the applicant and outlined reasons to approve the application.

 

Mr Raymond White addressed the Committee in support of the application.

 

Alderman McClintock welcomed the application.  She referred to the concerns raised by the Objector in relation to the site wall and suggested that the applicant negotiated with the Objector to seek a resolution to the problem.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Jackson moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings that the recommendation to approve planning permission be accepted.

 

The outcome of the vote; For 12, Against 0, Abstention 1.  The proposal to approve planning permission was carried.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0243/F be approve planning permission.

 

LA11/2017/0539/F – Change of house type from previous planning approval A/2007/0708/F, erection of 8 No. dwellings consisting of 4 No. of semi-detached dwellings and 4 No. detached with associated car parking on lands at 119 Butlers Wharf, Strathfoyle, Derry City, BT47 6SQ

 

The PO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an overview of the background to the application and recommended that planning permission be granted subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Hastings moved, seconded by Councillor Bresland to support the recommendation to approve planning permission.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0539/F be approved planning permission.

 

 

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