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Planning

Planning Service:

News Highlight:

The Planning Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 30th November 2022 at 2pm has been cancelled due to implementation of the new regional Planning IT System and subsequent restrictions on the Planning Portal during this transition.  There will be a period of downtime to facilitate the transfer of data commencing Friday 18th November 2022 and the new system will be operational from Monday 5th December.  Full information regarding the implementation of the new regional Planning IT System is given below. The next Planning Committee Meeting will be held as a hybrid meeting on Wednesday 11th January 2023.    

 

The Planning Service normal business has resumed and services are operating fully with some restrictions as outline below.  Staff are working from home and in the office as a hybrid arrangement and continue to provide a full range of functions to ensure service delivery. Officer site visits and Planning Committee Member site visits continue for all cases.  External meetings are considered as required and we also engage fully with customers through virtual meetings, written communication and phone calls.  New applications, revised drawings and any additional information can emailed to [email protected] or posted to:  Planning Department, Derry City & Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN or left at the Reception of Strand Road Council Offices.

 

Planning Committee meetings continue to be held as hybrid meetings for Elected Members with Senior Officers in attendance.   Committee Meetings will be held in Council Chambers at Derry Road, Strabane and at the Guildhall in Derry, alternating monthly.   Arrangements will continue to 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 will be held as a hybrid meeting on Wednesday 11th January 2023.   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 in line with Council's Enforcement Strategy.

Local Development Plan (LDP) 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 26th May 2022 as part of the Independent Examination process. All LDP Submission documents can be viewed here.  They are also available for inspection during normal office opening hours, by appointment only at the Council's two main offices in Derry and Strabane.

Following the Submission of the LDP draft Plan Strategy in May, 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. The Council received a formal letter from DfI Planning on 20th September 2022, stating that the Submission had successfully passed its initial checks, so it would be writing to the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) to ‘cause an Independent Examination’.

The Council has since made the Submission documents available to the PAC, who have appointed a Programme Officer and they are currently undertaking their initial assessment of the LDP dPS and other Submission documents. This is the next step towards adoption of the LDP Plan Strategy. The Council is currently waiting to hear from the PAC with any initial queries but at this stage, we anticipate that the Independent Examination is likely to take place in late winter/ early spring 2023.

New Planning Portal

Derry City and Strabane District Council is in the process of implementing a new IT system to replace the existing NI Planning Portal, that will be shared by the Department for Infrastructure and other local authorities in Northern Ireland, with the exception of Mid Ulster. In order to implement the new system the current one will be offline from 3pm on Friday 18 to Monday 21 November.

As part of the preparations for the introduction of the new system on 05 December, the current system will be closing down over the weekend of 18-20 November to facilitate data extraction. It will be available again on Monday 21 November but with limitations in place to read only access for most users. The public are advised to expect some delays to the system at this time.

The Councils and Department for Infrastructure will continue to accept new planning applications during the transition period but copies of the submitted forms and plans will not be made available online until the new Planning Portal is launched on 05 December. All applications will continue to be checked by staff online in preparation of being uploaded and will be advertised, neighbour notified and consultations issued once the new Portal is up and running.

The current Public Access website will continue to be available during the transition period from 21 November onwards so that citizens can view applications but it will no longer accept online comments or track applications. Customers are encouraged to submit their comments to Planning Officials via email to [email protected] or by post to Planning Service, Derry City and Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry. BT48 7NN.

Public Access users are advised that their details will not be transferred, their account will close and the details deleted when the website is taken offline. Those who wish to use the tracking or comment features on the new Planning Portal or to submit an application online must create a new user account when the new system launches.

For more information visit - https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/articles/new-planning-portal

Planning Portal Document

 

 

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. 

Please click on the link to view an up to date list of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Tree Preservation Orders 

 

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 21st November  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 14th November  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 7th November  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 24th October  Derry | Strabane 


Mon 24th October Derry | Strabane

Mon 17th October  Derry | Strabane 

Mon 10th October  Derry | Strabane   | LA11.2022.0895.F | J-2007-0416-F Notice-of-Decision-(002)

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 13th to 18th November 2022. | Delegated

Applications received between 6th and 13th November 2022 | Delegated

Applications received 30th October to 6th November 2022 | Delegated

Applications received 23rd to 30th October 2022 | Delegated

Applications received week commencing 16th October. Committee | Delegated

Applications received between 9th and 16th October 2022 Committee | Delegated

Applications received week beginning between 2nd October 2022. Committee | Delegated

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

Committee applications received week beginning 18th September 2022 | Committee

Delegated applications received week commencing 4th September | Delegated

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 2nd November | Download

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