Agenda item

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision

Minutes:

The Planning Case Officers presented the following planning applications for decision, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.

 

Reconsidered Applications

 

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

 

The Head of Planning presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided a brief update on the background to the application based on further review of material consideration and in line with planning policy.  She reported that EHD had been reconsulted with and had advised that they were satisfied with the proposal and offered conditions.  This had significant weight on officer’s reconsideration of the case, subject to a condition raising the floor level of the loft.  She also highlighted that the objections were also taken into account and the management of birds outside the loft building was still a concern but one which is difficult in terms of management.  It was recommended to approve planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report. 

 

Councillor D Kelly 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 LA11/2017/0577/F be approved planning permission, subject to the condition as outlined within the report.  

 

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 Sheriff’s Road, Derry.

 

The Head of Planning presented the above planning application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an update on the background to the application and based on further material consideration in line with planning policy recommended that a refusal be upheld for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Mr McPeake, agent addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support approval of the above application.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor D Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor Gardiner that the application be deferred to allow for a site visit.   

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

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application A/2014/0558/FM be deferred and presented at a future meeting.

Councillor Dobbins joined the meeting at this stage.

 

A/2014/0086/F – Redevelopment of vacant lands for an unattended 24 hour operating filling station (incorporating new canopy, 4 fuel dispensers, new underground fuel tanks, upgraded associated site works and site boundaries plus a ‘fuel cash and carry’ sales building and car wash.  (Transport assessment received) at lands adjacent to Rossdowney Road and Crescent Link Junction, Londonderry.

 

The above application was deferred to allow for a site visit request.

 

Site Visit Deferrals

 

LA11/2018/0260/O - Proposed housing development of 16 no. detached dwellings and ancillary development and associated site    works, including re-located shared entrance with City of Derry Golf Club at land approximately 40m south of the entrance to City of Derry Golf Club, 49 Victoria Road, Prehen, Londonderry.

           

Councillor Jackson declared an interest in the above application.

 

The Senior 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 a refusal for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Alderman M Hamilton joined the meeting at this stage.

Ms McGee the agent acting on behalf of the applicant addressed the Committee and outlined reasons to support approval of the application.

Discussion ensued during which the Head of Planning and the Lead Legal Services Officer provided clarification on queries raised by Members.

 

Councillor Gardiner moved, seconded by Councillor Dobbins to accept the recommendation to refuse planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

The outcome of the votes; For 4, Against 0, Abstention 8.  The proposal was carried.

 

      The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2018/0260/O be refused planning permission for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Robinson declared an interest in the following application and vacated his position as Chair of the Meeting and left the Chamber. Councillor D Kelly, (Deputy Chair) proceeded to Chair the meeting.

 

LA11/2017/0261/F – A new build community facility to include access and car parking from Fairview Road.  Single storey comprising 860 metre square of floor space (amended siting) at lands to the rear of Spar at No. 1 Fairview Road, Galliagh, BT48 8NU.

 

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

 

Mr Damien McShane addressed the Committee and outlined reasons not to support the recommendation to approve planning permission.

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor McCauley moved, seconded by Councillor Dobbins that the recommendation be supported.

 

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

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0261/F be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Robinson returned to the meeting and resumed his position as Chair of Committee.

 

LA11/2018/0244/O – Replacement of mushroom houses and farm buildings with proposed dwellings at lands immediately North of 28 Lisnacloon Road, Castlederg.

 

The Principal Planning Officer presented the above 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 that planning permission be refused for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor McGuire stated that in his opinion the application was commercial based and met the requirements of policy CTY3 and paragraphs 123.2.1 and 123.2.2 of the Strabane Area Plan and therefore should be returned for further consideration on those grounds.  The Principal Planning Officer advised it would also be useful to reconsider on the basis of removing the farm shed from the proposal as this may alter the recommendation. 

 

Discussion ensued after which Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Alderman Kerrigan not to accept the recommendation to refuse planning permission.

 

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

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       not to accept the recommendation to refuse planning application LA11/2018/0244/O.  The application would be returned for further consideration and presented at a future meeting.

 

New Applications

 

LA11/2018/0421/DCA – Demolition of 2 storey rear return at 28 Great James Street, Derry.

 

The Planning Case Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview on 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 Logue moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock 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 LA11/2018/0421/DCA be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2018/0443/F – Proposed amendment of partially implemented permission – A/2007/0732/F to allow increase in size of existing bedrooms of 4 no existing apartments including extension of rear wall outwards at ground and floor level to meet housing association floor space standards.  Other proposed amendments include increasing the length of the approved rear return by 1.78m and width by 350mm, reducing approved apartment ceiling heights to 2.3m, all window fenestration relocated to proposed western elevation to allow the provision of 5 same ridge height as previously approved at no 28 Great James Street, Derry.

 

The Planning Case Officer presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview on 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 Logue moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock 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 LA11/2018/0443/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.                

 

LA11/2017/0299/F – Proposed private housing development consisting of 24 semi-detached dwellings and associated roads at site of former Strabane Hospital, Derry Road, Strabane BT82 8LD.

 

The Planning Case Officer presented the above planning application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  An overview on 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. 

 

Alderman Bresland moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the recommendation as outlined previously.

 

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

 

            The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2017/0299/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2018/0576/F – Variation of Conditions 3 (implementation of landscaping), 9 (road works), 10 (implementation of parking areas), 12 (closing up existing access), 15 (land contamination remediation works), 17 (land contamination verification report) for reference LA11/2017/0301/F to enable the works to be phased for the existing operations on the site to continue through the construction of the development at former Waterside Railway Station, Duke Street, Derry-Londonderry.

 

The Planning Case Officer presented the above application details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  He provided an overview of 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.

 

Councillor Hastings moved, seconded by Alderman McClintock to support the recommendation as outlined.

 

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

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2018/0576/F be granted planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

A/2006/0441/O – Site for residential development to include: mix of house types, local community facilities, open space, pedestrian and vehicular access, primary school, drainage and other infrastructure at land west of Buncrana Road between Whitehouse Road and Benview Estate, Coshquin (identified as H2 zone in Derry Area Plan 2011).

 

The Planning Case Officer presented the above application, which was previously approved at Planning Committee in December 2017, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  It was advised that following the application of transboundary legislation, we were required to return the application to update Members on the outcome.  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 Jackson moved, seconded by Councillor Hastings to support the recommendation as previously outlined by the Planning Case Officer.

 

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

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application A/2006/0441/O be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined in the report.

 

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