Agenda item

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for Decision

Minutes:

The Chair reminded Members that in line with Planning protocol they                      were not permitted to contribute to the discussion or vote if they were                        absent from previous meetings when the application was presented.

                        RECONSIDERED APPLICATIONS

               LA11/2018/0741/O - Proposed 2 No. infill dwellings and 2 No.                  garages at lands adjacent to & north of 170 Tamnaherin Road,                           Derry.

               The Head of Planning presented the above application, details of which                  had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview                 of the background to the application and advised that on consideration                  of all points in respect of the above proposal the recommendation to                refuse planning permission remained as per the previous report                             submitted to Members.  She further advised however, that if Members                   were minded to overturn the recommendation that conditions without                prejudice were included in the report.

               The Members received speaking rights from Mr Steele, applicant.

               Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Alderman Bresland not to                 accept the officer recommendation and for planning approval to be                         granted with conditions attached.

               The outcome of the vote; For 8, Against 1, Abstention 0.  The proposal                    was carried. 

               The Committee

                                       Resolved       that planning application                                                                                       LA11/2018/0741/O be granted planning                                                           permission subject to conditions as                                                                     outlined in the report.

               LA11/2018/0353/O - Site for farm dwelling and garage                                approximately 20m south of 50 Ervey Road, L'Derry.

               The Head of Planning presented the above application, details of which                  had been previously circulated to Members.  She provided an overview                 of the background to the application and advised that Officers                                  remained of the opinion that planning be refused for reasons as                          outlined within the report.  She further advised that if Members were                      minded to overturn the recommendation that conditions without                              prejudice were included in the report. 

               Members received speaking rights from Mr Proctor, applicant.

               Discussion ensued after which Councillor Logue moved, seconded by             Councillor McGuire not to accept the officer recommendation and for                     planning permission to be granted subject to the conditions as outlined                         in the report.

               The outcome of the vote; For 8, Against 1, Abstention 1.  The proposal                    was carried.

               The Committee

                                       Resolved       that planning application                                                                                       LA11/2018/0353/O be granted planning                                                           permission subject to the conditions as                                                              outlined in the report. 

               APPLICATIONS RETURNED AFTER SITE INSPECTIONS

               LA11/2018/0897/F - Retention of change of use from                                   home/dwelling to three self-catering cottages at 37A Upper                               Galliagh Road, Elagh, Derry.

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

               Members received speaking rights from Mr Dunn on behalf of the                   applicant.

               Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor J Barr not to accept                      the officer recommendation to refuse planning permission. 

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

               The Committee

Resolved       not to accept the officer recommendation                             to refuse planning application                                                   LA11/2018/0897/F. The application                                         would be returned to Committee for                                              further consideration at a future meeting. 

               LA11/2017/1132/F - Change of use from dwelling to 4 No.                         apartments at 24 Coshquin Road, Derry.

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 a refusal.

               Members received speaking rights from Mr Kieran Martin, agent and                       Mr Heaney, applicant.

               Discussion ensued in relation to the proposed reasons for refusal                              after which Councillor Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor McGuire                       not to support the recommendation to refuse planning                                               permission as they felt that the provision of a 5m maintenance strip was               unnecessary.

 

 

 

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

               The Committee

                                       Resolved       not to accept the officer recommendation                                                        to refuse planning application                                                                              LA11/2017/1132/F. The application                                                                    would be returned to Committee for                                                                           further consideration at a future meeting.

               LA11/2018/0558/O - Proposed site for a dwelling at site                              approximately 60m north west of 58 Carnanreagh Road, Claudy.

               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, confirmed that a                            recommendation to refuse planning permission remained for reasons                 as outlined within the report.

               Members received speaking rights from Mr McLaughlin, applicant and                    Ms McLaughlin, applicant’s daughter.

               Discussion ensued after which Councillor Logue moved, seconded by             Councillor McGuire not to accept the recommendation to refuse                               planning permission as it was felt that the proposal was not contrary to              Policies CTY1 and CTY10 of Planning Policy Statement 21.

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

                        The Committee

                                       Resolved       not to accept the officer recommendation                                                        to refuse planning application                                                                              LA11/2018/0558/O.  The application                                                                  would be returned for further                                                                               consideration at a future meeting.

 

 

 

                        J/2014/0293/F - 4 No. semi-detached 2 storey dwellings at 20m                        south west of 97 Camus Road, Douglas Bridge.

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 a refusal      for reasons as outlined within the report.

               Members received speaking rights from Mr McCormick, Agent and Mr           O’Donnell, Engineer and sought points of clarification from the                        representatives.

               The Head of Planning advised that since the submission of the                         application in 2014 there may be various aspects of the application that                  required further analysis, in particular flood/sud mitigation measures.                 She also reported that the Rivers Agency advised that they did not have                        the expertise to provide detailed advice following submission of                                applications.

               Members expressed concern that there was a lack of expertise from                            statutory agencies, in particular Rivers Agency, to provide detailed                            advice on applications.

               Councillor Gallagher moved, seconded by Councillor Kelly to defer the           application so that further information was sought from the Rivers                           Agency.  It was also agreed that Council writes to NI Water and Rivers                    Agency to express their concerns in relation to the lack of expertise                                   available and the lack of investment, despite the action plan to upgrade                watercourse systems as outlined in the Strabane Area Plan.   

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

               The Committee

Resolved       i) to defer planning application                                                             J/2014/0293/F for further information.                                               The application would be presented for                                          further consideration by Committee at a                                     future meeting.

                        ii) that Council writes to                                                                           NI Water and Rivers Agency to express                                               concern regarding the lack of resources /                                           expertise to make a judgement on                                                  applications and the lack of investment                                       to meet the action plans outlined in the                                              Strabane Area Plan.

               NEW APPLICATIONS

               LA11/2019/0407/O - Site for infill dwelling within substantially                built-up frontage at site adjacent to and north east of 220                          Tamnaherin Road, Co. Derry.

The PPO presented the above application, details of which had been            previously circulated to Members.  She provided an outline 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.

               Members received speaking rights from Mr Kennedy, agent and sought         points of clarification from the representative.

Discussion ensued after which Councillor Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor McGuire not to accept the recommendation to refuse planning permission, as it was considered Councillor Kelly was not persuaded that the proposal represented ribbon development or suburban development.

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

The Committee

Resolved       not to accept the officer recommendation                 to refuse planning application                                       LA11/2019/0407/O. The application                                        would be presented for further                                                        consideration by Committee at a future                              meeting.

 

 

               LA11/2018/0004/F - Proposed change of use from retail to retail                       with hot food at 16 Waterloo Place, Derry.

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

               The Members received speaking rights from Mr Gallagher who                         apologised on behalf of the applicant for not submitting the required                      information which was due to an administrative error on their behalf                        and asked for the application to be deferred to allow for information to                 be submitted.  

               Councillor Gallagher moved, seconded by Councillor Durkan to defer                       the above application pending additional information to be provided                    by the applicant. 

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

               The Committee

Resolved       that planning application                                                                                    LA11/2018/0004/F be deferred pending                                                         additional information to be provided as                                                       requested by the Planning Officer, before                                                  the August recess.

               LA11/2018/0746/F - Change of use of Building A approved for                  waste storage under A/2004/0978/F to be used as a materials                             recycling facility + variation of Condition 4 of A/2004/0978/F to                    permit the processing element of the operation proposed at lands                 30m north east of 19 Maydown Road, Derry.

               The Head of Planning Performance and Improvement withdrew from                       the meeting during consideration of 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 that approval be granted for reasons as outlined within the report.

In response to a query from Councillor Kelly, the Senior Planning Officer     advised that Council’s corporate position on a Zero Waste Circular Economy would not be a planning policy to be considered under this application.

The Principal Planning Officer advised that the Zero Waste Circular Economy was a Council Policy and not a Planning Policy.  This application was for the change of use of a building approved for waste storage and whether this would be acceptable under planning policy.  She advised that this was a recycling facility for black bin waste.

The Head of Planning explained that there was no specific planning             policy in regards to Council’s corporate position on a Zero Waste         Circular Economy.  However, when working through the LDP process   and subsequent planning policies Officers were aware of and cognisant       of discussion from Members and Council’s corporate position and this      would ultimately be reflected in going forward.

In response to a request from Councillor Logue, the Senior Planning            Officer said she understood that a management plan for maintenance      and to ensure the tank was emptied regularly by a registered carrier,            had been dealt with through the existing Permit.  However, an            informative, to this effect, could be included in the conditions of the      application.

Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Gallagher to support        approval of the application for reasons as outlined by the Senior    Planning Officer.

               The outcome of the vote was: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 1.  The                   proposal was carried.

                        The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2018/0746/F be approved planning                                                                  permission subject to conditions as                                                                              outlined in the report.

 

 

                        LA11/2018/0782/F - External storage of RDF bales and 4 No.                              storage bays for glass, wood and construction and demolition                           waste + variation of Conditions 3 of A/2004/0978/F to permit the                         external storage of waste at land 125m north east of 19 Maydown                     Road, Derry.

                        The Head of Planning Performance and Improvement withdrew from                       the meeting during consideration of the above application.

               The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of           which were 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                           approval be granted subject to conditions as outlined within the report.

               In response to a query from Councillor Kelly, the Senior Planning Officer        confirmed that 150,000 tonne of waste could be processed, however                       the storage capacity of each of the storage bays was 30,000.

               In response to a query from Councillor Gallagher, the Senior Planning             Officer explained that whilst no consultation had taken place with Fire                     Authority, however, height of the bales had to be restricted to 3-6                                     metres for reasons related to fire safety. 

               Councillor Kelly moved, seconded by Councillor Gallagher to support              approval of the application subject to conditions as outlined in the                           report.

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

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application                                                LA11/2018/0782/F be approved planning                  permission subject to conditions as                            outlined in the report.

 

 

 

 

               LA11/2019/0320/O - Proposed single storey dwelling at 5m north                     of 24 Ervey Court, Brockagh Road, Tamnaherin, Co. Derry.

               The Senior Planning 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                           refusal be granted for reasons as outlined within the report.

               Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Durkan to support               refusal of the application for reasons as outlined by the Senior Planning                  Officer.

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

                        The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2019/0320/O be refused planning                                                                     permission for reasons outlined within                                                                       the report.

               LA11/2018/0480/F - Amendment of wind turbine planning                        approval J/2010/0269/F, changing 30m hub height to 40m and                         27m rotor diameter to 39m rotor diameter at lands 110m north                       east of 29 Erganagh Road, Castlederg, Co Tyrone.

               The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of           which were 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 conditions as outlined in the report.

               Alderman Kerrigan moved, seconded by Alderman Bresland to support          approval of the application.

 

 

 

               The outcome of the vote was: for 9; Against 0; Abstentions 1.  The                   proposal was carried.

               The Committee

Resolved       that planning application                                                LA11/2018/0480/F be approved planning                  permission subject to conditions as                            outlined in the report.

               LA11/2019/0141/F - Change of use of open space land to provide                     16 No. additional car parking spaces and re-configuration of                           existing car park in relation with commercial premises at land                           adjoining 130 Northland Road, Derry and 98-99 Springvale Park,                        Derry.

            The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of        which were 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 refusal be granted for reasons as outlined within the report.

            Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Durkan to support            refusal of the application for reasons as outlined by the Senior Planning            Officer

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

            The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2019/0141/F be refused planning                                                                      permission for reasons as outlined within                                                                  the report.

 

 

 

 

LA11/2019/0152/F - Mobile unit of accommodation as a potting shed/workshop with a toilet and sink.  Extended fencing and site curtilage.  This proposal is associated with the existing site use at lands to the rear of Nos 21 to 28 (inclusive) Leafair Park, Derry.

Councillor Harkin declared an interest and left the room at this stage.

               The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of           which were 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 for reasons as outlined within the report.

               Councillor Gallagher moved, seconded by Councillor Durkan to support         approval of the application for reasons as outlined by the Senior                               Planning Officer.

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

               The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2019/0152/F be approved planning                                                                  permission for reasons as outlined within                                                                  the report.

 

               LA11/2018/1163/F - 15 No. dwellings and garages, 9 No. detached                   and 6 No. semi-detached (proposed change of house type and                          reduction in density from previously approved scheme) at Sites               192-206 Oak Country Manor Housing Development, off Crescent                   Link, Londonderry.

               The Principal Planning Officer presented the above application, details                     of which were 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                           approval be granted for reasons as outlined within the report.

 

                        Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Durkan to support                        approval of the application subject to conditions as outlined in the                           report.

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

                        The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2018/1163/F be approved planning                                                                  permission subject to the conditions as                                                                       outlined in the report.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LA11/2019/0291/F - Retention of existing raised timber decking                       and guard rail to rear of dwelling and to include new privacy                            potted screen planting to decking at 4 Woodland Mews,                                            Waterside, Derry.

               The Chairperson, Councillor Jackson withdrew from the Meeting during         consideration of the above application.  The Deputy Chairperson,                             Councillor Harkin took the Chair during consideration thereof.

               The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of           which were 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 refusal be                 granted for reasons as outlined in the report.

               Councillor Gallagher moved, seconded by Councillor McGuire to                      support refusal of the application for reasons as outlined by the Senior                    Planning Officer.

               The outcome of the vote: For 6; Against 0; Abstentions 2.  The proposal                   was carried.

                        The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2019/0291/F be refused planning                                                                      permission for reasons as outlined within                                                                  the report.

               LA11/2019/0166/O - Proposed infill dwelling between No. 113 and                  No. 115 Slieveboy Road, Claudy.

               The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of           which were 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                           refusal be granted subject to conditions as outlined in the report.

                        Councillor McGuire moved, seconded by Alderman Kerrigan to support                   approval of the application for reasons as outlined by the Senior                               Planning Officer.

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

                        The Committee

Resolved       that planning application                                                LA11/2019/0166/O be approved planning                 permission for reasons as outlined within                the report.

LA11/2018/0015/F - Public realm improvements comprising                   resurfacing of footways with granite and concrete paving, granite       kerbing, enhancements to street tree planting, street lighting and           street furniture; demolition & removal of the public toilets in            Market Street and the protruding wall at No 3 Railway Street;             removal of the Pagoda building at the junction of Castle Street and      Abercorn Square; and a reconfiguration of the existing small             embankments along Market Street adjacent to the Butcher Street   Car Park. The proposals also include improvements to the junction    at Railway Street/Abercorn Square/Derry Road/Canal Street,            resulting in a realignment of the traffic flows and creation of a new             public space in Abercorn Square; improvements to the junctions at       Market Street/Butcher Street/Church Street and Main          Street/Market Street/Bridge Street, resulting in a realignment of      traffic flows; relocation of taxi rank and improvements to on-street parking and service areas at Lands adjacent to 2-80 and 1-39      Railway Street, The Ni Fire & Rescue Station Railway Street, 1-7    and 2-8 Derry Road, 19 Hazelwood, 31-39 and 50 Patrick Street, 1-    9 Canal Street, 1-3 Dock Street, 18 John Wesley Street, the junction         of John Wesley Street and Railway Street, 1-49 and 1-12 Abercorn             Square, 1-23 and 2-30 Castle Street, 1-5 and 8 Castle Place, 1-23             Market Street, 8-36 and 43 Main Street, 1-3 and 2-4 Bridge Street,        21-31 Butchers Street, 2 Church Street, Strabane Town Centre,  Strabane.

               The Senior Planning Officer presented the above application, details of           which were 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                           approval be granted subject to conditions as outlined within the report.

               In response to concerns expressed by Councillor Gallagher about the              safety of the materials to be used in the resurfacing of footways, the                        Senior Planning Officer advised that considerable discussion had taken                      place regarding this and she understood that the pavement had been                 power-washed which would enhance the grip.  However, she undertook                       to relay the Member’ comments.  She concluded that the final materials                had yet to be agreed in terms of sourcing and providing continuity.

               In response to a request from Councillor Gallagher, the Senior Planning         Officer undertook to relay the above comments to the relevant Council                   Officer.

               Councillor Logue moved, seconded by Councillor Gallagher to support                    the approval of the application subject to conditions as outlined in the                 report.

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

               The Committee

                                                Resolved       that planning application                                                                                                LA11/2018/0015/F be approved planning                                                                  permission for reasons as outlined within                                                                  the report.

 

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