Agenda item

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision

Minutes:

NEW APPLICATIONS:

LA11/2017/0577/F - Proposed retention of existing garden shed for use as pigeon loft at 48 Ashbrook, Strabane.

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview on the background of the application was provided and based on material consideration and in line with planning policy it was recommended to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

The applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support approval of the application.

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.

Councillor D Kelly expressed the view that he was somewhat uneasy about the recommendation to refuse planning permission as the reasons outlined were largely based upon speculation and there was no evidence of assessment of the management plan.

The Principal Planning Officer referred to the late information received today and suggested that a decision on the application be deferred to allow further consultation with the Environmental Health Department.

Councillor D Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor Jackson to defer the application to allow further consultation with the Environmental Health Department.

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

                       

The Committee

                                               

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0577/F be deferred and presented at a future meeting for decision by Members.

 

A/2014/0558/F - Installation of a wind turbine with tower height of 40m and a blade span of 30m accessed via the existing laneway on lands 800m west of 7 Sheriffs Road, Derry City.

The Planning Officer presented the above 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 to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

The Agent and Applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support the application.

Discussion ensued in relation to economic considerations, cumulative impact and broadband issues and it was agreed on the proposal of Councillor Logue, seconded by Councillor Dobbins to defer the application to allow submission of visuals from the agent so to assist Members in the decision making process.

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

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application A/2014/0558/F be deferred to allow the agent to submit visuals of wind turbine location.

J/2013/0303/F - Retention of change of use from industrial unit to gymnasium, Unit 21 Ballycolman Business Park, Ballycolman, Strabane.

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

Councillor D Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor McGuire to support the recommendation to approve planning permission. The outcome of    the vote was unanimous in support of the proposal.

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application J/2013/0303/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

LA11/2016/0652/F - Retention and change of use from industrial unit to gymnasium, Unit 22 Ballycolman Business Park, Ballycolman, Strabane.

The Planning Officer 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 that planning approval be granted subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

Councillor Hastings 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

Resolve         that planning application LA11/2016/0652/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report. 

LA11/2017/0761/F - Proposed installation of 2 x external retractable awnings to part of the front façade of the existing        building at Custom House, Queens Quay, Derry.

Members noted that the above application was deferred in order to be re-advertised.

 

LA11/2017/0778/LBC - Proposed installation of 2 x external retractable awnings to part of the front façade of the existing        building at Custom House, Queens Quay, Derry.

 

Members noted that the above application was deferred in order to be re-advertised.

LA11/2017/0755/F - Proposed development of new permanent access road to the rear of building 4, including footways, verges, hard and soft landscaping and underground services, on lands adjacent to and to the west of Ebrington Barracks, Derry.

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members. An overview of the background to the application was provided and 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. 

Councillor McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor Reilly 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 LA11/2017/0755/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

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

LA11/2018/0251/F Erection of 9 No. dwellings comprising detached and semi-detached dwellings, landscaping, car parking     and all other associated site works (amendment to sites 60, 61, 76, 199, 200, and 203-206 of previous approval reference LA11/2016/0383/F) on lands East of Culmore Road, South of Culmore Primary School & Cranlee Park South & West of Cooleen Park, West of Culmore Point Road & Woodlee, North of Mount Vernon & Belvoir Park and North East of Holy Trinity Church, Culmore.

The Planning Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview of the background to the application was provided and 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. 

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

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2018/0251/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

LA11/2018/0390/F - Variation of Condition 16 of LA11/2016/0294/F - 'Prior to occupation of the first dwelling all works required to raise the surrounding land levels of phase 2 shall be completed prior to occupation of any dwelling hereby approved.  This should be completed to Rivers Agency satisfaction prior to occupation of the dwellings No’s 25 to No 30 inclusive, all       works required to raise the surround land levels of phase 2 shall be completed as stipulated and hereby approved. This should be completed to Rivers Agency satisfaction. Lands at Cloghole Road, Campsey Settlement, Phase 1.

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

             

Councillor Hastings 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 LA11/2018/0390/F be approved planning          permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

LA11/2017/1069/F – 2 No 3 bed semi-detached houses, 8No 4 bed semi-detached houses and 6No 4 bed semi-detached houses, 16No houses in total at lands between 1 and 7 Fir Road, Ballyarnett, Derry.

 

Members noted that the above application was deferred to allow consultation with Northern Ireland Environment Agency in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment regarding Bats.

 

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