Agenda item

Planning Applications List with Recommendations for Decision

Minutes:

New Applications

 

LA11/2017/0902/F – Housing Development consisting of 97 units, creation of new access and associated infrastructure and ancillary works (amended plans) at lands at Ballygudden Road, to the North and West of No. 11 Ballygudden Road, Eglinton.

 

It was agreed under Chairperson’s business to defer the above application due to late items received that reflected a high number of objections.  The application would be presented at a future in person social distance meeting to give objectors the opportunity to address Committee Members.

 

Alderman Bresland declared an interest in the following application and left the meeting.

 

LA11/2019/0880/F – Proposed residential-led mixed use development comprising 158 residential units in a mix of dwellings and apartments of mixed tenure, two retail units (Class A1), office space  (Class B1), multi-functional space and ancillary accommodation with public and private amenity space, parking, landscaping, access arrangements from Beechmount Avenue and associated ancillary site works (amended proposal and amended plans) at lands east of 10-32 (evens) Melmount Road, south of Beechmount Avenue, west of 19 Beechmount  Avenue, 11-16 Delaney Crescent and 33-37 Olympic Drive and north of 31,33, 35 and 37-46 Ashgrove Park, Strabane BT82 9BE

 

The Senior Planning Officer (SPO) presented the above application, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  It was recommended to grant approval based on material consideration in-line with planning policy and subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Members received speaking rights from Councillor M Boyle (Non-Committee Member) who outlined reasons to support approval of the application on behalf of the applicant.

 

Members received speaking rights from Mr Sam McKee who outlined reasons to support approval of the application, after which Members sought points of clarification from the speakers.

 

Councillor J Barr expressed support of the application because the site had laid derelict for many years.  He added that the application also addressed the social housing crisis within the City and District Council area.  

 

Councillor J Barr proposed, seconded by Councillor McGuire to support the SPO’s recommendation to grant planning approval, subject to the conditions as provided within the report.

 

Discussion ensued after which the outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2019/0880/F be granted planning approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor M Boyle and Mr Sam McKee left the meeting at this stage.

 

Alderman Bresland returned to the meeting.

 

LA11/2019/0007/RM – Demolition of existing buildings, site remediation, repositioning of existing vehicular access on Woodside Road and the erection of 71 residential units and associated car parking provided both in-curtilage and on-street, together with the provision of centrally located public open space.  This application seeks permission for an amended layout to that approved under Outline Planning Permission ref. LA11/2016/0753/O on land at former IAWS site located at Woodside Road, Newbuildings together with existing residential land at No’s 61-63 Woodside Road, Newbuildings.

 

The SPO 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 an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Members received speaking rights from the applicants’ agent Mr Mark McIvor, who outlined reasons to support approval of the application.

 

Alderman McClintock proposed, seconded by Councillor Mooney that the SPO’s recommendation to approve the application be supported. 

 

Members unanimously agreed to support the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2019/0007/RM be granted planning approval subject to the conditions as outlined in the report.

 

The Chair declared an interest in the following application and left the meeting.  The Deputy Chair (Councillor J Boyle) took the position as chair of the meeting and invited the Senior Planning Officer to present the application to Members:

 

LA11/2019/0431/O – Erection of 4 No. IT service and data centre buildings, substation compounds, generators, switch gear and transformers together with internal access roads, vehicular access, car parking, security perimeter fencing and gate houses, external site lighting, and associated works.  Lands East and West of Maydown Road and situated approximately 150 metres North and North-West of No. 23 Maydown Road, Derry, BT47 6UJ.

 

The SPO presented the above application, details of which were previously circulated to Members. She reported on the detail of the application and based on material consideration in line with planning policy recommended an approval, subject to conditions as included within the report.

 

  Members received speaking rights from Mr Mark McIvor, agent who outlined reasons to support approval of the application.  Members sought points of clarification from the speaker.

 

The SPO referred to Cllr Dobbins remarks this proposal is IT storage and clean industry and no omissions.

 

Alderman McClintock moved, seconded by Councillor McKinney to support the recommendation to approve planning permission subject the conditions as outlined within the report.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal. 

The Committee

Resolved   that planning application LA11/2019/0431/O be approved, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Mr McIvor left the meeting at this stage.

 

Councillor Jackson returned to the meeting and resumed his position as Chair of the Meeting.

           

The meeting was adjourned for 10 minutes to allow Members a comfort break in line with Planning protocol.

           

Councillor Gallagher and Councillor J Barr declared an interest in the following application and left the meeting.

 

LA11/2019/0685/F – Removal of existing modular changing accommodation.  Proposed new covered seated stand and standing terrace, changing accommodation and toilets.  Two new spectator entrance booths and turnstiles.  Proposed associated external works include a stone clad wall with perforated screen on top of the stand area, 2.4m high perimeter paladin fencing and 46 space car parking.  120m north east of house no’s: 133-149 Ballycolman Estate, Strabane.

 

The SPO 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.

The SPO in response to queries from Councillor Dobbins, clarified that initially DfI Roads had concerns regarding traffic issues, however following the submission of amended plans to include visibility splays and measures to control car parking, they were content with the application.  He further clarified that the site was within the protected flood-plain and therefore should be no flooding concerns associated with the application.  He also clarified that the necessary disability access requirements were identified within the plans submitted by the applicant.

 

Councillor Kelly stated that the application represented the final stage of the development scheme for the whole Melvin complex and the proposal was an elegant design.  He proposed approval of the application and Councillor McGuire seconded the proposal.

 

The outcome of the vote was;

 

For, 10

Against 0,

Abstention 2

 

The proposal was agreed and the Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2019/0685/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Gallagher and Councillor J Barr returned to the meeting.

 

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

 

LA11/2019/0595/F – New playpark complete with railings, fence enclosure, gates, play equipment and safety surfacing, seats, bins, cycle stands, new footpaths, ungraded vehicular maintenance access provision, tree and shrub planting, service relocations, grass works and park ignage.  Lands adjacent to immediately to the east of Little Acorns Pre-School, 3 Benview Road, Derry.       

 

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

 

Councillor Mellon welcomed the application for playpark provision for the residents from Coshquin in particular. However, she expressed concern in relation to the carparking provision at the facility and the safety aspect for users as it was a busy location with traffic.

 

The SPO in response to Councillor Mellon, clarified that there was an existing carpark facility primarily to serve the residents from Coshquin and the proposal included new footpaths for pedestrians.

 

Councillor Kelly also expressed concern that the carparking provision was located at the opposite side of a busy road to the playpark facility. He also referred to the electricity pylon located close to the facility and sought assurances that access prevention measures would be in place at this location.

 

The SPO assured Councillor Kelly that an adequate fence was erected on site to prevent public access to the area.

 

Councillor J Boyle welcomed the proposal and alluded to residents campaigning for the play park facility over a long period of time. He proposed that the Committee accepted the SPO’s recommendation to approve planning permission.  Councillor Kelly seconded the proposal.

 

The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the recommendation and the proposal was carried.

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2019/0595/F be approved, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

  

Councillor Harkin returned to the meeting.                                            

 

  LA11/2020/0135/F – Provision of accessible amenity space including timber edge planter and tree, 1 No. seat, litter bin, entrance sign, wishing-well feature and associated landscaping. Lands south east of Ballynameen Bridge, Claudy, Co. Derry.

 

The Principal Planning Officer (PPO) 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 an approval, subject to conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Kelly proposed the recommendation to approve the application, seconded by Alderman Bresland.  The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2020/0135/F be approved planning permission subject to the conditions as outlined within the report. 

 

 

 

 

LA11/2020/0136/F – Removal of existing benches, bin and bus   shelter and replacement with new hardwood seat, timber planters, bin and hardwood bus shelter with built in bench.  Lands at the junction of Learmount Road and Altinure Road, Park, Co. Derry.

 

The PPO 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 an approval, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

Councillor Kelly proposed that the PPO’s recommendation to approve planning permission be accepted.  Councillor Dobbins seconded the proposal.  The outcome of the vote by Members was unanimous support of the proposal.

 

The Committee

 

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2020/0136/F be approved, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

LA11/2020/0159/F – Erection of an 8m high ballstop fence between the existing grass pitch and juxtaposed car park. The proposed development is located within the grounds of Newbuildings Community and Environmental Association, 4 Duncastle Road, Newbuildings.

 

The PPO 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 an approval, subject to conditions as included within report.

 

Alderman McClintock proposed, seconded by Councillor Kelly 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 LA11/2020/0159/F be approved planning permission, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

The Chair declared an interest in the following application and left the meeting.  The Deputy Chair proceeded to chair the meeting.

 

LA11/2020/0071/A – Community centre signage.  PPC metal lettering directly fixed to building or fencing around building.  82m south west of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 10 Trench Road, Derry, BT47 3UB.

 

The SPO 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 an approval, subject to the conditions as included within the report.

 

Alderman McClintock proposed, seconded by Councillor McKinney to support approval of the application. The outcome of the vote was unanimous support of the proposal. 

 

The Committee

Resolved       that planning application LA11/2020/0071/A be approved, subject to the conditions as outlined within the report.

 

The Chair returned to the meeting.

 

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