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Agenda and minutes

Town Planning Committee
Thursday, 18th August, 2011 4.30 pm

Venue: Lavery Room (Room G05), City Hall

Contact: Miss Lisa Hillick, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apology

Minutes:

            An apology for inability to attend was reported from Councillor Garrett.

 

1a

Minutes pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

            The minutes of the meeting of 4th August were taken as read and signed as correct. 

 

2.

Routine Correspondence pdf icon PDF 18 KB

Minutes:

            It was noted that correspondence had been received from the Roads Service in relation to a proposal to introduce a contraflow cycle lane in University Square.

 

3.

Request for Deputations

Minutes:

            It was noted that no requests had been received.

 

4.

Belfast Planning Office Staffing

Minutes:

            A Member reminded the Committee that, at its meeting on 16th June, it had agreed to write to the Minister for the Environment, Mr. A. Attwood, M.L.A., requesting that he meet with an All-Party deputation from the Council in respect of a number of issues relating to staffing levels within the Planning Service.  He enquired if any response had been received from the Minister’s Office.

 

            The Democratic Services Officer reported that no response had been received as yet and undertook to contact the Minister’s office and update the Committee in due course.

 

5.

Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

            The Committee noted a list of applications which had been approved under its delegated authority at its meeting on 4th August.

 

6.

Streamlined Consultation Process pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

            The Committee noted a Schedule of Applications which had been issued under the Streamlined Consultation Process during the period from 26th July till 9th August, 2011.

 

7.

New Applications pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

            The Committee noted a list of planning applications which had been received by the Belfast Planning Manager for the Belfast City Council area for the period from 26th July till 8th August, 2011.

 

8.

Reconsidered Items pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

            The Committee considered further the undernoted planning applications and, after discussion, adopted the recommendations of the Belfast Planning Manager thereon:

 

Site and Applicant

 

Proposal

 

Divisional Planning

Manager’s Opinion

 

396 Belmont Road,

Mr. S. Allsopp

 

Replacement dwelling with detached garage and other associated site works

 

Approval

40 Academy Street,

Belfast Education and Library Board

 

Provision of a single-storey mobile classroom

Approval

 

9.

Applications Withdrawn

Minutes:

            The Committee noted that the following applications had been withdrawn by the Belfast Planning Manager:

 

Site and Applicant

 

Proposal

Land at junction of Skipton Street and Carnforth Street,

Linenhall Estates Limited

 

Construction of seven dwellings with private gardens

 

 

1 Norton Drive, Malone Upper,

Mr. E. Mooney

Erection of two dwellings

 

10.

Schedule of Planning Applications pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

            The Committee considered the Schedule of Planning Applications which had been submitted by the Belfast Planning Manager in respect of the Belfast City Council area and agreed to adopt the recommendations contained therein, with the exception of those referred to below:

 

Location

 

Proposal

5 Notting Hill,

Mr. and Mrs. Allum

Single storey new garage to front of dwelling and associated site works [Deferred at the request of Councillor Curran to enable an office meeting to be held]

 

Footpath at Beechmount Avenue opposite junction with Beechmount Grove,

Vodafone UK Limited

 

Erection of telecommunications development comprising of one 14.8 metre high streetwork pole with six Vodafone and O2 antennas within a shroud, one Vulcan equipment cabinet and one alifabs meter pillar

[Deferred at the request of Councillors Hartley and Keenan to enable an office meeting to be held]

 

Rear of 160 and 162 Deerpark Road,

Mr. C. Connolly

Erection of detached dwelling and two semi-detached three storey townhouses with in-curtilage car parking

[Deferred at the request of Councillor Maskey to enable an office meeting to be held]

 

26 Malone Hill Park,

Mr. McDowell

 

Extension to rear dwelling and remodelling of front garden

[Deferred at the request of Alderman Ekin to enable an office meeting to be held]

 

73-77a Andersonstown Road,

Ladbrokes

Change of use of ground floor from vacant café and takeaway to betting office (as extension of existing betting office above) and alterations to front façade

[Deferred at the request of Councillor O’Neill to enable an office meeting to be held]

 

 

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