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Planning

Planning Service continues to operate most services as normal with staff continuing to work from home and the provision of a reduced number of back office staff providing a range of functions to keep the service operational. Site visits have also recommenced for all cases and dynamic risk assessments are carried out to undertake more complex sites.  Some Planning Committee Member site visits have recommenced following dynamic and approved Health & Safety risk assessments.
 
Planning staff continue to receive new applications and are progressing existing applications in the normal manner, issuing decisions and using technology to engage with customers where necessary.  New applications and revised drawings or any additional information can also be dropped off at the Reception of Strand Road Council Offices. However, the Department is unable to offer external meetings in person but we continue to engage with customers through virtual meetings and phone calls. We are aware that due to operational issues with NI Planning Portal System, there may be slight delays in processing some current planning applications.
 
From March 2022, Planning Committee meetings will be held as hybrid/social distancing meetings in the Guildhall for Elected Members and Senior Officers.  Arrangements will be made to facilitate registered speakers to join the meeting remotely via Webex and meetings will be livestreamed so members of the public can view proceedings via the Council's YouTube Channel .   The next Planning Committee Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 18th May and Thursday 19th May at 2pm.  The previous Planning Committee Meeting was held virtually on Wednesday 6th April 2022.    The scheduled list of applications for discussion at forthcoming Planning Committees will be published on https://www.derrystrabane.com/Services/Planning one week prior to each Committee Meeting.  Further information regarding the operation of ‘The Operation of Planning Committee Meetings’ and 'Addendum to the Operation of the Planning Committee Protocol . Virtual Committee Meetings' can also be viewed on our website: https://www.derrystrabane.com/Services/Planning.   If you wish to request Speaking Rights at any Planning Committee Meeting, please contact our office directly at: [email protected] or the main office at πŸ“ž028 71 253253 and ask to speak to a member of the Planning Service.
 
The Planning Enforcement Service continues to progress and deal with complaints and site visits have recommenced for all cases, following recommended risk assessment and Health and Safety measures that have been put in place. 
 

The Local Development Plan Team submitted the Derry City & Strabane District Local Development Plan (LDP 2032) – draft Plan Strategy and supporting documents to the Department for Infrastructure on 20th May 2022 as part of the Independent Examination process.

All LDP Submission Documents can be viewed here

 

 

Planning: News Highlight

Latest News

Local Development Plan (LDP) being assessed by DFI

30th August 2022

Following the Submission of the LDP draft Plan Strategy in May to DfI Planning, the Department considered it, to check it is procedurally ‘sound’, that there are no obvious gaps in the evidence base and it is not fundamentally flawed in relation to its regional context. A letter was received from DfI Planning on 2nd August 2022 seeking clarification on procedural points and the submission of further evidence. It does not raise substantive or fundamental concerns. The Council’s Planning officers submitted a response on 19th August 2022. This has now been uploaded to the Council’s website and numbered DS-900. See https://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/LDP/LDP-draft-Plan-Strategy-(dPS)/LDP-dPS-Submission-Documents-May-2022. This is the next step towards an Independent Examination (IE) and adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy.

Local Development Plan (LDP) is submitted to DFI

26th May 2022

The Local Development Plan Team submitted the Derry City & Strabane District Local Development Plan (LDP 2032) – draft Plan Strategy and supporting documents to the Department for Infrastructure on 20th May 2022 as part of the Independent Examination process.

Please note: there is no opportunity to make further representations at this stage.

All LDP submission documents can be viewed in the LDP dPS Submission Documents. They are also available for inspection during normal office opening hours, by appointment only due to COVID 19 restrictions, at the Council’s two main offices in Derry and Strabane.

If you do require to inspect them in hard copy, please write to us or submit an email to [email protected] or telephone the LDP Team during normal office hours on 028 7125 3253. Arrangements will be made for an appointment or for alternative arrangements to be made.  Social distancing measures will apply to anyone visiting the offices. The documents are also available in alternative formats upon request.

The submission of the LDP dPS to DFI is the next step towards an Independent Examination (IE) and then the adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy. In accordance with Regulation 21 of the Planning (LDP) Regulations 2015, The following public notice will shortly be advertised in the local press. Interested LDP stakeholders will also be written to. 

 

Proposed Change to Regional Property Certificate Charge

Find out more here​​​​

enforcement strategy

Find out more about the ES here

sTATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (SCI)

Find out more about the SCI here

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (LDP) 2032

Find out more about the LDP here

Tree Preservation orders

Find out more about TPOs here

Criteria for making an order are here. 

 

Development Management

FInd out more about DM here

For planning information, application forms, planning fees and planning applications please visit the planning portal:   http: //www.planningni.gov.uk/

​Making Representations on Applications

if you would like to attend the Planning committee to exercise your speaking rights and make representation on a particular application please contact:

[email protected]

PROPOSED CHANGE TO REGIONAL PROPertY CERTIFICATE CHARGE

Find out more about Proposed Change to Regional Property Certificate Charge’


Weekly Applications Advertised

Mon 3rd October  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 26th September  Derry | Strabane  | FEI – LA11.2021.0909.F.

Mon 19th September  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 12th September  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 5th September  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 29th August  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 22nd August  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 15th August  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 8th August  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 1st August  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 25th July  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 18th July  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 11th July  Derry | Strabane  | FEI – LA11.2021.0717.O

Mon 4th July  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 27th June  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 20th June  Derry | Strabane  Environmental Statement – A/2011/0115/F

Mon 13th June  Derry | Strabane  | Environmental Statement - LA11.2021.0556.F.

Mon 6th June  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 30th May  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 23rd May  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 16th May  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 9th May  Derry | Strabane  | Environmental Statement – LA11/2021/0109/RM

Mon 2nd May  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 25th April  Derry Strabane 

Mon 18th April  Derry Strabane 

Mon 11th April  Derry Strabane 

Mon 4th April  Derry Strabane 

Mon 28th March  Derry Strabane 

Mon 21st March  Derry Strabane 

Mon 14th March  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 7th March  Derry | Strabane  | Environmental Statement – LA11/2022/0207/F

Mon 28th Febraury  Derry | Strabane  | FEI – LA11/2021/0109/RM

Mon 21st Febraury  Derry | Strabane

Mon 14th Febraury  Derry | Strabane

Mon 7th Febraury  Derry | Strabane

Mon 31st January  Derry | Strabane

Mon 24th January  Derry | Strabane

Mon 17th January  Derry | Strabane

Mon 10th January  Derry Strabane | LA11 Notice of Decision 

Mon 20th December  Derry Strabane


​​​​​​Weekly list of New Delegated and Committee applications

Applications received week beginning 25th September 2022 | Committee | Delegated

Committee applications received week beginning 18th September 2022 | Committee

Delegated applications received week commencing 28th August 2022 | Delegated

Delegated applications received 21st - 28th August | Delegated

Applications received between 14th August and 21st August 2022 | Delegated | Committee 

Delegated applications received 7th Aug - 14th Aug | Delegated

Delegated applications received 31st July - 7th Aug | Delegated

Applications received between 17th and 24th July 2022 | Delegated | Committee

Delegated applications received 10th to 17th July | Delegated

Delegated applications received between 3rd July and 10th July 2022 | Delegated

Applications received for week commencing 26 June 2022 to 03 July 2022 | Delegated | Committee

Applications recieved between 19th and 26th June 2022 | Delegated | Committee

Weekly list of application received for week commencing 12th June | Delegated

Delegated applications received 5-12th June | Delegated

Delegated applications received week commencing 29 May 2022 to 05th June 2022 | Delegated

Applications received week commencing 15th of May 2022 Delegated

Applications received week commencing 8th to 15th of May 2022 Delegated | Committee

Delegated applications received week commencing 01st May 2022 Delegated

Weekly list of valid Delegated applications received 24th April to 1st May Delegated 

Weekly list of valid Delegated applications received 17th to 25th April Delegated | Committee

Weekly list of valid Delegated applications received 10th April Delegated

Weekly list of valid Delegated application(s) received week commencing 3rd April Delegated

Weekly list of applications received 27th – 3rd April. Delegated | Committee

Weekly list of applications received 20th – 27th March. Delegated

Weekly list of applications received 13th – 20th March. Delegated

Weekly list of valid Delegated and Committee applications received between 6th March and 13th March 2022 Committee / Delegated

Weekly list of valid Delegated and Committee applications received between 27th February and 6th March 2022 Committee / Delegated

Committee applications received week commencing 21st February to 27th February 2022. Committee

Delegated applications list for applications received from 21st February to 27th February. Delegated

weekly list of delegated applications received for week commencing 13th February 2022. Delegated

weekly list of delegated applications received for week commencing 6th to 13th Febraury 2022. Delegated / Committee

weekly list of delegated applications received for week commencing 30th Jan to 6th Febraury. Delegated

weekly list of delegated applications received for week commencing 23rd to 30th January. Delegated / Committee

weekly list of delegated applications received for week commencing 16th to 23rd January. Delegated

weekly list of delegated applications received for week commencing 9th January to 16th January 2022 Delegated

2nd January to 9th January (2022) Delegated

19th December to 2nd January (2022) Delegated

5th December to 12th December Delegated


 

​Planning Committee Applications for Decision

Planning Application List for 5th October 2022 | Download

Planning Application List for 7th September 2022 | Download

Planning Application List for 6th July 2022 | Download

Planning Application List for 8th June 2022 | Download

Planning Application List for 8th June 2022 | Download

Planning Application List for 18.05.2022 | Download | PDF Version

Planning Applications List with Recommendation for 6th April 2022 Planning Committee

Planning Schedule 2nd March 2022  Application-List-for-Web-02-03-2022.docx

Planning Schedule 2nd February 

Planning Application List for 5th January 2022

Planning Application List for 1st December 2021


​​Councillor’s Code of Conduct – Planning Element

The Local Government Act (NI) 2014 introduced a new ethical regime to local government.

Guidance provided for councillors specifically on the planning element of the Code can be found below.

www.planningni.gov.uk/index/common-about-doe-

planning/about-reform/guidance_on_planning_

element_of_councillors_code_of_conduct.htm


Derry City and Strabane District Planning Committee Protocol

Please find committee protocol here.

Addendum to the Operation of the Planning Committee Protocol. Virtual Committee Meetings​


Derry City and Strabane Approved Delegated Scheme

Amended Delegated Scheme


How to View Planning Application Files 

For details and information on how to view Planning Application files click here 

 

Inflationary planning fee increase

Published on Tue, 4 Jun 2019 by [email protected].

The Department for Infrastructure will apply an inflationary increase in planning fees of approximately 1.99%, across all planning application fee categories, from 17 June 2019.

The purpose of planning fees is to cover the cost of processing planning applications. Planning fees have remained unchanged since 2014. The fee increase is essential to assist councils and the Department to cover these processing costs.

When applied, the planning application fee to extend your home will increase from £285 to £291; the fee to build a single house will rise from £851 to £868; whilst the fee for a developer building 50 houses will increase by £356.

The Regulations and Explanatory Memorandum can be found at www.legislation.gov.uk./nisr/2019/112/contents/made