Agenda item

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision

Minutes:

The following planning applications with recommendation for decision were presented by the Planning Case Officers:

Reconsidered Applications:

LA11/2015/0639/O – Proposed dwelling on a farm adjacent to 19 Terrydreen Road, Feeny

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that additional information was received in the form of receipts but they did not demonstrate accordance with CTY10, therefore Officers continued to maintain a recommendation to refuse permission as the principle under CTY10 had not been established.  She further advised that if Members were minded to approve the application, a number of conditions had been included for consideration.

Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Boyle to support the recommendation to refuse planning permission, for reasons as outlined within the report.

The outcome of the vote: For, 9, Against 2, Abstention 0.  The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved     that planning application LA11/2015/0639/O be refused permission, for reasons as outlined within the report.

Alderman M Hamilton left the meeting at this stage.

LA11/2016/1002/F – 14 No. social housing units – 12no. semi-detached and 2no. detached (13no. two storey dwelling and 1no. detached complex needs bungalow) and associated works including access, visibility splays, roadways, footpaths and planting belt etc on lands 56m south east of Broadbridge Primary School, 3 Coolafinney Road, Eglinton, Co. Derry BT47 3PG

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide an update on the application and for Members to agree on the conditions to be attached to an approval of the above scheme.

Councillor Jackson moved, seconded by Councillor Logue to accept the conditions as outlined.

The outcome of the vote was; For 9, Against 1, Abstention 0.  The proposal was carried.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/1002/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Alderman M Hamilton returned to the meeting.

New Applications:

LA11/2017/0610/F - Change of use from vacant estate agency office to hot food takeaway (including public waiting area, kitchen, storage, office and ancillary spaces) at 159 Strand Road, Londonderry.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an update on the background to the application as outlined within the report and based on material consideration and to consider the late objection received in line with planning policy recommended that planning permission be approved, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.

Mr David Graham, the applicant’s Agent addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support approval of the application.

Discussion ensued, after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Jackson to defer a decision pending a site visit.

The outcome of the vote; For 2, Against 11, Abstention 0.  The proposal fell.

Members sought clarification on Environmental Health issues which the PO provided.

Alderman McClintock 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 LA11/2017/0610/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

LA11/2017/0242/F - Retention of conversion of two storey mid terrace single occupancy dwelling to a house of multiple occupancy at 20 Barry Street, Pennyburn, Derry.

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that based on material consideration and in line with planning policy, it was recommended to approve planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Mr Gavin Hegarty, Agent representing the applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support an approval of the application.  

Members expressed concern in relation to the size of the proposed accommodation and felt that it was inadequate and that Council had a responsibility to provide adequate residential accommodation for all representatives of the community. 

The Head of Planning in response to a query from Councillor Logue, clarified that currently there was no specific HMO policy and therefore existing policy was applied.  However this issue was under consideration as part of the LDP process.  She further advised that the exception test could be applied in this instance or the application could be deferred for further consideration and presented at the next meeting.

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Boyle moved, seconded by Councillor Dobbins to not accept the officer’s recommendation due to the size of the accommodation, lack of amenity and interpretation of policy LC2 – PPS7 Addendum and for the application to be presented at next month’s meeting, when a final decision would be made by Members.

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal not to accept the PPO’s recommendation to approve planning permission. 

The Committee

Resolved       not to accept the PPO’s recommendation to approve planning application LA11/2017/0242/F and for the application to be further reviewed and presented at next month’s meeting.

Councillor Boyle left the meeting.

LA11/2017/0875/O 1no. residential dwelling at Hilltop Farm Elagh, Upper Galliagh Road, Derry.

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She advised that having considered the proposal against the relevant policy, material considerations and representation it was recommended to refuse planning permission for the reasons as outlined within the report.

Mr Dunn, applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons for approval of the application.

The Head of Planning in response to concerns raised by Members, advised that given the further information provided by the applicant today, it may be appropriate to defer the application for further consideration and assessment under another Policy, CTY 7 of PPS21.

Discussion ensued after which Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to defer the application for further review and to allow a maximum of 8 weeks for the relevant information to be submitted by the applicant. The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0875/O be deferred for further review and presented at a future meeting.

Alderman M Hamilton left the meeting.

LA11/2016/1036/RM - 176 new housing units; consisting of 170 general needs units and 6 complex needs units with associated parking and landscaping vacant land at Galliagh, South of Skeoge Link and North of Lower Galliagh Road at Glendale Park, Glendale Gardens and Glendale Drive, Derry.

The PO presented that above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The PO provided an update on the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Dobbins moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock 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 LA11/2016/1036/RM be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Alderman M Hamilton returned to the meeting.

A/2011/0516/F - To develop a microhydro electricity generating renewable energy system (5kw) on the adjoining stream on the outskirts of Park, Claudy.  Electricity generated will be exported to the grid.  Turbine house 50m north-west of 10 Altinure Road, Park, Claudy.  Intake structure 330m south south east of turbine house.

                       

The PO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He advised that having assessed all material consideration, including the late objection on HRA grounds and including relevant planning policy it was recommended to approve planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report. 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor R McHugh moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock to support the PO’s recommendation to approve planning permission. The outcome of the vote; For 11, Against 1, Abstention 0.  The proposal was carried.        

           

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application A/2011/0516/F be granted planning permission, subject           to the conditions as outlined within the report presented by the PO.

 

J/2014/0295/F - Proposed quarry restoration by way of infilling with inert and excavated waste material, weighbridge, wheel wash, site office and new access at lands adjacent to and 120m NW of an existing concrete works, Strahan’s Road, Strabane.

The Chair decided to defer the above application as he had reservations regarding the level of detail provided in order to make an assessment.  The application would be presented at a future meeting.

The Chair proposed to defer the application.  This was seconded by Councillor Boyle.

LA11/2017/1061/F - Retention of installed Micon 530 Wind Turbine (250kw 30m hub) and retention of alternate installed access lane both in substitution of that previously approved under J/2014/0011/F to support Engineering Business on lands 218m SSW of 109 Lettercarn Road, Castlederg, Co Tyrone.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been     previously circulated to Members.  She advised that the proposal was considered acceptable when assessed against relevant policy requirements and material consideration and previous site history. She recommended an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor McGuire requested information in relation to renewable     targets for DCSDC.  This was noted accordingly.

Members discussed the application, after which Councillor Hastings proposed to accept the officer’s recommendation to approve planning permission, seconded by Councillor Boyle.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/1061/F be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2017/1150/F - Erection of new ball stop fencing (10M in    height) along two sides of 3G pitch at Leafair football pitches, 34 Leafair Gardens, Derry.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been     previously circulated to Members.  She advised that based on material consideration and in line with planning policy, it was recommended to approve planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within her report.

Councillor Dobbins moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock 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 LA11/2017/1150/F be approved planning subject to the conditions contained within the report. 

LA11/2017/0864/RM - 6 Semi-detached dwellings and 1 detached garage at lands opposite Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, 18, 19 & 20 Glebe Gardens, Garvan Road, Sion Mills.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been     previously circulated to Members.  She gave an overview of the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor R McHugh moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings 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           LA11/2017/0864/RM be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

LA11/2017/1013/F - Redevelopment of existing recreation area, to provide a new community garden, including play areas, informal garden space, boundary treatments, and associated works. New gate and pathway proposed within the garden of No 38 Innisfree Gardens on lands to the rear of the Fountain Street community centre adjacent to and including No 38 Innisfree Gardens, Strabane.

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

Discussion ensued after which Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to accept the recommendation to approve the application. The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal. 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/1013/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the PO’s report.

LA11/2017/1023/F - Demolition and replacement of existing community centre to include a new build two storey 498 sq m premise with kitchen facilities and lift.  Also with addition of 2no.    parking spaces at 186A Lincoln Court, Londonderry.

The PO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He gave a brief overview of the proposed development and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Jackson 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 LA11/2017/1023/F be granted planning approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.  

LA11/2016/0175/O - Site for 5no. Detached Dwellings at lands at 338- 340 Glenshane Road, Claudy.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been     previously circulated to Members.  He advised that having reviewed all material considerations including planning policy, an approval was recommended subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Alderman M Hamilton moved, seconded by Alderman Bresland to accept the recommendation and to include a condition for the submission of a  Management Plan for open space and landscaping.   The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2016/0175/O be granted planning approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report and to include a condition to reflect a management plan for open space and landscaping.

      

LA11/2016/0530/F - Proposed new entrance to St Columb’s Park including new gates, stone piers, stone walls and railings and resurfacing of the laneway at St. Columb's Park, 4 Limavady Road, Derry.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been     previously circulated to Members.  The PO advised that following consideration of all associated material and in line with planning policy it was recommended to approve planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Gardiner moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock to support the PO’s recommendation as previously outlined.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal. 

The Lead Legal Services Officer in response to concerns raised advised that the Director of Environment and Regeneration would be in a position to provide a verbal update report on issues around the Ebrington development at the next Committee if Members required.

The Committee

Resolved       that application LA11/2016/0530/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined in the PO’s report. 

Councillor Jackson left the meeting.

LA11/2017/0855/F - 2 storey new build community centre to include for offices, child care facilities, youth facilities, social hall with external landscaping and associated car parking at lands 82m South-West of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 10 Trench Road, Derry.

The PO presented the above application, details of which had been     previously circulated to Members. He updated Members on the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy, recommended that approval be granted subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the PO’s recommendation as previously outlined.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0855/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Jackson returned to the meeting.

Councillor Dobbins left the meeting.

LA11/2016/0947/F - Proposed retention of single storey lean to shed to the end of existing car repair workshop & proposed retention of 2no. flues on roof of car repair workshop used for oven for paint spray for car parts at No. 51B Beragh Hill Road, Derry.

Members noted that the above application was deferred for further consideration of internal correspondence and would be presented at next month’s meeting.                             

LA11/2017/1096/F Provision of 1no. temporary office unit and temporary relocation of existing storage and managers office units   to facilitate staff from community centre during the approve extensions/renovations at Car parking area at Ardnamoyle Park, Shantallow, Derry.

The PPO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. She updated Members on         the background to the application and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended to approve planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Gardiner moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the recommendation to approve planning permission as outlined by the PPO.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

The Committee

                                    Resolved           that planning application LA11/2017/1096/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Dobbins returned to the meeting.

LA11/2017/1100/F - Erection of new secure fencing and   floodlighting at the Mullabuoy Community Centre, Lettershandoney, Derry.

The PPO presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She updated Members on the background to the application and based on relevant material consideration and in line with planning policy recommended an approval, subject to the conditions as noted in her report.

Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the recommendation.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

              

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/1100/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

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