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					            MINUTES OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON
                        MONDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2008 AT 7.00 PM


           In the Chair:         Councillor W Graham

           Members Present:      O Black, S Blaney, H Harding, G Hartin,
                                 C McCambridge, C McShane, P McShane, C Newcombe,
                                 P McConaghy, R McIlroy, R McDonnell, O McMullan

           Also Present:         Mr R G Lewis, Clerk & Chief Executive

                                 Mrs M Quinn, Assistant Chief Executive and Head of Corporate
                                 Services

                                 Mrs S Bateson, Environmental Health Manager

                                 Mrs E Mulholland, Head of Development Services

                                 Mr C Shanks, Turley Associates

                                 Mr M McAllister, McAllister Holdings Ltd

                                 Ms E McNabb, Studio Rogers Architects

                                 Mr Damien McLaughlin, Studio Rogers Architects

                                 Ms McMath, Senior Planning Officer

                                 Mrs K McCaw, Administration Officer

                                 Mrs K McDonald, Member Services/Clerical Officer

08/19:01   APOLOGIES AND CHAIRMAN’S BUSINESS

           Apologies were received on behalf of Councillors M Black and McAllister.

           Greenlight Gateway

           Councillor Graham expressed his congratulations to Greenlight Gateway on the display
           of hanging baskets at the Seafront Ballycastle and the Council offices.

           Bus Service

           Councillor Graham asked that a letter be sent to Translink regarding the provision of a
           bus service from Ballycastle to Bushmills and the Giants Causeway.



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After discussion, it was agreed that a letter be sent requesting a list of all services for the
Moyle area.

Bus Shelter at Sea Front

Councillor McCambridge referred to the bus shelter at the sea front, which she stated in
her opinion did not enhance the area, and enquired if planning permission had been
obtained.

In reply the Clerk stated that this matter had been raised with the Planning Service, at the
last meeting.

Condolences

Councillor Harding referred to the number of deaths in the Moyle district recently and
stated that she wished to express her condolences.

Tyrone County Board

Councillor McMullan expressed his congratulations to Tyrone County Board on winning
the Sam Maguire.

Tourist Sign Carrick-a-Rede

The Clerk informed members that he had received correspondence from the Roads
Service, indicating the availability of week commencing 6 October 2008 for a site
meeting regarding the tourist sign for Carrick-a-Rede. He also pointed out that the
Northern Ireland Tourist Board representative had declined to attend.

After discussion it was agreed that the site meeting would be held on Wednesday 8
October 2008.

Chairman’s Civic Reception

Councillor Graham informed members that the Council would be hosting a Civic
Reception to mark the tenth anniversary of Moyle’s Twinning agreement with Pourrieres,
France on Thursday 30 October 2008, and he recommended that this take place in the
Central Bar, Ballycastle.

After discussion,

                 Councillor Graham proposed
                 Seconded by Councillor McCambridge and resolved
                 “That the Central Bar be used to host the Civic Reception”.

National Trust



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           The Clerk informed members that the National Trust would like to attend the Council
           Meeting on 27 October regarding an update on their proposals for the Giants Causeway.

           This was agreed.

           Fire Service Station

           Councillor C McShane asked that a letter be sent to the Minister of Health and Social
           Services and Public Safety, Mr Michael McGimpsey requesting that Ballycastle be made
           a priority for a new Fire Station.

           This was agreed.

           The Clerk pointed out that the Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Services would be in
           attendance at the next Council meeting in order to discuss the site at Ramoan Road in
           Ballycastle.

           Spreading of Slurry

           Councillor Graham asked for Council’s support in sending a letter to Minister Gildernew,
           Department of Agriculture requesting an extension of six weeks for the spreading of
           slurry due to the inclement weather.

           This was agreed.

08/19:02   MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 18 AUGUST 2008

           The minutes of the Council meeting held on 18 August 2008 having been circulated were
           taken as read.

           Amendment to Minutes

           Councillor McConaghy pointed out that Page 7 – under the Water Service Report should
           read Causeway Road and not Carrowreagh Road as minuted.

           After discussion,

                  Councillor McConaghy proposed,
                  Seconded by Councillor McIlroy and resolved,
                  “That subject to the amendment the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 18
                  August 2008 be adopted.”

08/19:03   MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES




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           There were no matters arising.

08/19:04   PRESENTATION FROM TURLEY ASSOCIATES CONCERNING MARINE
           HOTEL, BALLYCASTLE

           The Chairman welcomed Mr C Shanks, Turley Associates, Mr M McAlister, McAllister
           Holdings Ltd, Ms E McNabb and Mr Damien McLaughlin Studio Rogers Architects, to
           the meeting.

           Mr Shanks, Turley Associates gave a brief slide presentation regarding the
           redevelopment of the Marine Hotel in Ballycastle. He stated that a public meeting had
           been held on the third of July which had been well attended and very positive feedback
           had been received.

           Mr McLaughlin stated that he had been involved in the regeneration of the existing
           Marine Hotel with his clients McAlister Holdings, for the past four years. He pointed out
           that the provision of a replacement hotel would be particularly appropriate at the bay
           front location and would greatly enhance the towns image as a resort. Such a
           development would provide the necessary mass to act as a visual stop to Mary Street.

           He referred to detailed maps and photographs which highlighted the proposals and
           pointed out that the site was the most prominent hotel site in Co. Antrim and was the first
           impression for visitors from Larne and Belfast.

           Mr McLaughlin also informed members of the Planning requirements including PPS14,
           and stated that new buildings in a conservation area should be a stimulus to imaginative
           high quality design and seen as an opportunity to enhance the area.

           Details of the Design Concept were also highlighted to members including elevations
           from North Street, Quay Road and Beechwood Avenue. Views of the proposed Hotel
           were also shown from a number of locations, within Ballycastle.

           Mr Shanks highlighted the benefits to Ballycastle which included, the provision of a £30
           million facility for Ballycastle and the region, create new jobs in the construction and
           hospitality sector, circa 125 construction jobs during building and 225 full and part-time
           hotel jobs when the hotel was fully operational. He also pointed out that the enhanced
           facility would attract and accommodate a high percentage of the visitors to neighbouring
           attractions, the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, which would equate
           to an exuberant spend in the local retail and businesses in Ballycastle.

           Mr Shanks informed members that they were aware that the consultation process was of
           extreme importance and that a full detailed planning application would now be put
           forward. He stated that in order to achieve their proposals it was hoped that the Council
           would fully back them by writing to the Planning Service.




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           Councillor P McShane stated that on behalf of his party he welcomed the proposals
           which he pointed out would be of significant benefit to Ballycastle and the Moyle area.

           In reply to Councillor Newcombe, Mr McLaughlin stated that the coat of arms above the
           main gate would be included in the application.

           In reply to Councillor McIlroy, Mr McLaughlin stated that their proposals included 180
           car parking spaces underground.

           In reply to Councillor McCambridge, Mr Shanks stated that during the last 20 years the
           Hotel had not lived up to its potential, he pointed out that the current hotel was unable to
           cater for major conference events or cater for the number of visitors. He informed
           members that Mr McAlister was currently in discussions with an operator and pointed out
           that the new hotel would not just be seasonal but that it would be used during the winter
           months competing with other establishments such as The Slieve Donnard.

           In reply to Councillor McShane, Mr McLaughlin stated that the new hotel and country
           club would still offer swimming pool facilities to the public.

           Councillor Harding stated that she fully supported the development and in particular the
           employment that would be available.

           Councillor O Black expressed agreement with this comment.

           Mr McLaughlin informed members that he would like to incorporate the War Memorial
           on the re-development plans.

           In reply, Councillor Graham stated the British Legion owned the War Memorial and
           therefore approval would need to be sought from them directly.

           After further discussion,

                          Councillor O Black proposed
                          Seconded by Councillor Blaney and resolved
                          “That Council support the re-development of the Marine Hotel by sending
                          a letter of support to the Planning Service”.

08/19:05   APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

           Councillor Graham welcomed Ms McMath, Senior Planning Officer to the meeting.

           E/2007/0073/F – Mr J Duncun, 62 Drumahiskey Road, Ballymoney. Location 80m
           south of Moycraig Road, Bushmills. Proposed retrospective application for new dwelling
           and garage.




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Ms McMath stated that this application was recommended for refusal due to the applicant
having failed to provide sufficient information to enable the department to determine the
application. She pointed out that the proposed development would, if permitted, prejudice
the safety and convenience of road users due to unsatisfactory access arrangements, and
would be contrary to Policies HOU16 and DES 8 of the Department’s Planning Strategy
for Rural Northern Ireland.

After discussion, it was agreed that this application would be deferred for two weeks for
additional information.

E/2007/0149/F – J A Berkeley White, 7 The Diamond, Ballycastle, BT54 6AW.
Location 7 The Diamond, Ballycastle. Proposed first and second floor rear extension to
offices (retrospective application).

E/2007/0194/F – Amg Property Developers Ltd, 27 Hill Street, Ballymena. Location
247 Moyarget Road, Mosside. Proposed erection of 4 no 2 storey town houses (2 pair of
semi-detached).

There were no objections to the above two applications, they were recommended for
approval.

E/2007/0262/F – M Campbell, 9 Chapel Road, Cushendall BT44 0RS. Location 9
Chapel Road, Cushendall. Proposed demolition of existing domestic dwelling and
outbuildings with proposed two storey replacement dwelling plus loft and detached
garage.

Ms McMath stated that this application was recommended for refusal due to it being
contrary to Policy BH14 of PPS6 unacceptable demolition in Conservation area.

E/2007/0263/DCA – M Campbell, 9 Chapel Road, Cushendall, BT44 0RS. Location 9
Chapel Road, Cushendall. Proposed demolition of existing domestic dwelling and
outbuilding in poor condition. (Proposed rebuilding with 2 storied (plus loft) domestic
dwelling with detached garage).

After discussion, it was agreed that an office meeting would be held regarding the above
two applications.

E/2007/0311/DCA – Envision, c/o MI Architects, Rathgael Chambers, 10 The Diamond,
Coleraine, BT52 1DE. Location 3 Dunluce Road, Bushmills. Proposed demolition of
existing bungalow to provide 11 no apartments.

There were no objections to the above application, it was recommended for approval.

E/2007/0312/F – Envision, MI Architects, Rathgael Chambers, 10 The Diamond,
Coleraine, BT52 1DE. Location 3 Dunluce Road, Bushmills. Proposed development to
provide 11 no apartments.



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Ms McMath informed members that there had been 23 letters of representation received
regarding this application. She stated that the scheme had been amended and was now
recommended for approval.

Councillor McConaghy stated that he was in agreement with the 23 letters of
representation and pointed out that another eleven apartments in Bushmills would be a
big mistake and also that the site was unsuitable.

Councillor McIlroy stated that he was in support of these comments and pointed out that
it was his opinion that there was insufficient case of need for this development. He also
pointed out that the off the street car parking would also cause problems.

Councillors Graham, Hartin and Newcombe expressed their agreement with these
comments.

Councillor McConaghy also pointed out that a number of other apartments had been
constructed in Bushmills and these had not yet been sold.

After discussion,

               Councillor Newcombe proposed
               Seconded by Councillor McConaghy
               “That Council record its objection to the approval of application
               E/2007/0312/F”.

Councillor O Black pointed out that Council would need to have a valid reason for not
accepting the Planners decision of Refusal.

After further lengthy discussion, and on a vote being taken there were nine votes in
favour and two votes against the proposal which was carried.

E/2007/0398/O – Mr B Blaney, 9 Cloughs Road, Cushendall, BT44 0SP. Location land
approximately 220m to the west of 21 Cloughs Road, Cushendall. Proposed erection of a
farm managers dwelling and garage.

E/2007/0435/F – Mr R McGarrity, 30 Dovesky Road, Carrickmore. Location 20 Hillside
Road, Ballycastle. Proposed 2 no detached (2 storey), 6 no semi-detached (5 no 2 storey,
1 no. 1½ storey) 7 no townhouses (6 no 3 storey, 1 no 2 storey).

E/2007/0479/0 – Mr S I McAlister, 142 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, Ballycastle, BT54
6NH. Location adjacent to 142 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy, Ballycastle. Proposed site
for 1½ storey farm dwelling.

E/2008/0013/RM – Mr N Kirkpatrick, c/o Planning & Design, 93 Magheramore Road,
Ballycastle, BT54 6JG. Location approx 335m along lane off Maghery Road,
Ballycastle. Proposed new dwelling.



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E/2008/0063/RM – Mr & Mrs R McCormick, c/o Diamond Design Studio, 2D The
Diamond, Ballycastle, BT54 6AW. Location 30m South East of 116 Hillside Road,
Armoy. Proposed new dwelling & garage.

E/2008/0097/F – The National Trust, Rowallane ardens, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, BT24
7LH. Location 119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy. Proposed extension and alteration to
existing toilets and facilities for visitors and staff.

E/2008/0120/0 - Mr & Mrs D McCook, 64 Capecastle Road, Ballycastle, BT54 6HT.
Location adjacent to 64 Capecastle Road, Ballycastle. Proposed new dwelling & garage
to facilitate person with disabilities.

E/2008/0160/RM – Mr T McMullan, 26 Colman Avenue, Liscolman, Ballymoney.
Location adjacent to 26 Colman Avenue, Liscolman, Ballymoney. Proposed single
storey self catering holiday unit.

E/2008/0170/O – Mr D McDonnell, c/o Seamus Bailey, 9 Glenview Road, Glenshesk,
Ballycastle, BT44 6QE. Location adjacent to 4 Kemp Park, Ballycastle. Proposed end
terrace two storey dwelling.

E/2008/0171/RM – Mr J Simpson, c/o Studiorogers, The Egg Store, 1 Mountsandel
Road, Coleraine, BT52 1JB. Location lands 80m north east on 115 Castlecatt Road,
Ballymoney. Proposed dwelling house.

E/2008/0172/F – Envision, c/o MI Architects, 7-9 Stone Row, Coleraine, BT52 1EP.
Location 3 Coleraine Road, Ballycastle. Proposed change of use from existing retail unit
to fast food takeway.

E/2008/0175/F - Old Bushmills Distillery Ltd, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills, BT57 8X.
Location Old Bushmills Distillery, 2 Distillery Road, Bushmills. Proposed construction
of new warehouses 18, 19 &20 for the storage of full barrels of whiskey.

E/2008/0192/O – Mr B Blaney, 9 Cloughs Road, Cushendall, BT44 OSP. Location field
adjacent to 9 Cloughs Road, approx 30m to east of existing dwelling house. Proposed
erection of retirement dwelling/garage and septic tank.

E/2008/0193/F – McGuigan, 19 Tavnaghan Lane, Cushendall. Location 19 Tavnaghan
Lane, Cushendall. Proposed single storey rear extension and 2 storey front extension.

E/2008/0205/O – Bernie McAlister & Joan Campbell, 11 Kilnadore Road, Cushendall,
BT44 0SG. Location 11 – 15 Kilnadore Road, Cushendall. Proposed 7 detached 1½
storey dwellings.

E/2008/0207/RM – Mr W Smyth, c/o Bell Architects. Location land approx 660M NE
Knockmore Road, Mosside. Proposed erection of dwelling & garage.



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E/2008/0213/A – Mr S Sweeney, c/o Kevin Cartin Artictect, Unit 5 Belmont Office Park,
232 – 240 Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2AW. Location Ramages shop 56 – 58 Main
Street Bushmills. Proposed shop signs.

E/2008/0215/F – Mr F McNaughton, 3 Gortaclee Terrace, Cushendall, BT44 0TD.
Location 3 Gortaclee Terrace, Cushendall. Proposed First floor extension over existing
dwelling with 1½ storey to rear.

E/2008/0216/F - Barkley Brothers, 63A Garryduff Road, Ballymoney. Location 200m
North of 54 Cabragh Road, Liscolman, Ballymoney. Proposal change of house type
(retrospective).

E/2008/0220/F – Mrs A Trufelli, 23 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU. Location
23 Causeway Road, Bushmills. Proposed extension and minor alterations to guest house.

E/2008/0223/RM – Mr T Brown, 8 Moycraig Road, Bushmills. Location adjacent to 59
Straid Road Ballycastle. Proposed new dwelling and garage.

E/2008/0226/F – Jiro Constructors, 3 Torr Road, Belfast, BT10 0DL. Location 4
Larrybane Park Ballintoy. Proposed one detached dwelling.

E/2008/0246/F – Mr V McAlonan, 1 Whitepark Court, Ballycastle, BT54 6WQ.
Location 1 Whitepark Court, Ballycastle. Proposed roofspace conversion to include
dormers to front and rear of existing dwelling. Erection of sunroom and detached
garage/store.

E/2008/0249/F – Mr J Weir, c/o Diamond Design Studio, 2D The Diamond, Ballycastle,
BT54 6AW. Location 14 Caman Crescent, Ballycastle. Proposed sunroom, alterations
and new roof windows.

E/2007/0010/F – Mr D Brereton, 32 Causeway Road, Bushmills, BT57 8SU. Location
25 Moycraig Road, Bushmills. Proposed erection of a replacement two storey detached
house and detached garage.

E/2007/0229/F – Mr & Mrs S Martin, 7 Cranny View, Carnlough, Co Antrim. Location
38 Glenann Road, Cushendall. Proposed dwelling and garage to replace existing
dwelling.

E/2007/0390/RM – Mr G Hunter, c/o Hunter Associates, 8 Charlotte Street, Ballymoney,
BT53 6AY. Location lands to the rear of 63 Ballykenver Road, Armoy. Proposed new
dwelling.

E/2007/0460/F – Mr I McNulty, c/o McCann More Architecture, 715 Lisburn Road,
Belfast, BT9 7GU. Location 34 Straid Road, Cloghcorr, Ballycastle. Proposed




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conversion of existing garage to granny annex and construction of new single storey
glazed link between existing house and garage to provide access to the same.

E/2008/0012/O – Mr S Mckay, 17 Blackpark Road Ballyvoy Ballycastle BT54 6QZ.
Location lands to the rear of 17 Blackpark Road Ballyvoy Ballycastle. Proposed site for
development.

E/2006/0166/F – Mc Developments. Location Clare Park, Clare Road, Ballycastle.
Proposed erection of hotel comprising 15 bedrooms, restaurant, bar, function facilities
and 23 apartments. 24 holiday chalets with assoc. access roads, parking and landscaping
(amendment to previous approval E/1999/0383/F)

E/2004/0433/F – M C Developments, c/o Vision Design. Location Clare Park, Clare
Road, Ballycastle. Proposed erection of hotel (comprising 15 No bedrooms, restaurant,
bar, function facilities and 23 No two bedroom apartments); 24 No holiday chalets with
associated access roads,

Streamlined Consultation Scheme

The Clerk referred to correspondence received from the Divisional Planning Manager
asking Council to consider the proposed Streamlined Consultation Scheme, which had
been circulated for information.

Councillor McMullan stated that this would help to speed up the process for some
applications, and suggested that Council accept the scheme.

The Clerk highlighted point 6 of the scheme, which stated that Council would have 21
days to request that any application be included on the monthly schedule for discussion at
the next meeting even if the application was straightforward and no objections had been
received. This would represent the corporate view of the Council and therefore would be
co-ordinated by Council as opposed to individual Councillors contacting the local
planning office.

Councillor McDonnell stated that it was his view that the scheme was Ultra Vires. He
said that reference had been made in the scheme in England, Scotland, Wales and
Republic of Ireland regarding the adoption of the by exception approach, and stated that
this was inappropriate and the Planners should seek legal advice.

After discussion,

               Councillor McMullan proposed
               Seconded by Councillor Newcombe
               “That Derry City Council be contacted regarding what they have adopted
               and whether this was Ultra Vires”.

               Councillor McDonnell proposed an amendment



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                          Seconded by Councillor McIlroy
                          “That the Streamlined Consultation Scheme not be adopted”.

           Councillor McMullan requested a recorded vote.

           After further discussion and on a recorded vote being taken, Councillor Blaney, O Black
           Graham, Hartin, Harding, McCambridge, McConaghy, McDonnell and McIlroy voted in
           favour and Councillors Newcombe and McMullan voted against the amendment which
           was carried.

08/19:06   BUILDING CONTROL REPORT

           The Building Control Report having been circulated was taken as read.

           After discussion,

                     Councillor O Black proposed
                     Seconded by Councillor McIlroy and resolved
                     “That the Building Control Report be adopted.”

08/19:07   ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND ENFORCEMENT REPORT

           The Environmental Health and Enforcement Report, having been circulated was taken as
           read.

           Delegation of Statutory Powers

           The Environmental Health Manager (EHM) recommended that Moyle District Council,
           in exercise of its powers under Section 47(A) of the Local Government Act 1972 as
           amended by Article 26 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order
           1985, delegate to Peter Mawdsley and Sharon Bateson the powers conferred in the
           articles:- Article 21 Consultation with NIHE, Article 34     Duty to inform tenant of
           landlord’s application to have dwelling house inspected, Article 35 Duty to inform
           landlord of tenant’s application to have a dwelling house inspected, Article 36 Duty to
           inspect dwelling house and duty to provide certificate of Fitness/notice of refusal to
           landlord, tenant or Rent Officer andArticle 65 Power to obtain information as to
           ownership of a dwelling house.

           The EHM informed members that Peter Mawdsley and Sharon Bateson would be duly
           authorised under Section 124 of the Local Government Act (NI) 1972 to authenticate
           notices, orders or other documents arising from the above powers and duties and
           indemnified as provided for by section 48 of the said Act.

           After discussion,

                          Councillor Harding proposed



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                  Seconded by Councillor McIlroy and resolved
                  “That the Delegation of Statutory Powers scheme be adopted”.

Enforcement

The EHM informed members that a number of offences had been detected within the
Moyle District, these included three dogs in Causeway Court, Bushmills and two dogs at
an address in Stroanshesk Park, Ballycastle having been kept without a licence contrary
to Article 17(1) of the Dogs (NI) Order 1983 and an owner permitted their dog to foul at
North Street with no attempt to remove it, contrary to Article 4(1) of the Litter (NI) Order
1994. She pointed out that the opportunity to discharge these offences by payment of
fixed penalties had been offered but they had not been paid.

After discussion,

                  Councillor McIlroy proposed
                  Seconded by Councillor Graham
                  “That legal proceedings be issued in relation to the Dog Offences at
                  Causeway Court, Bushmills, Stroanshesk Park and North Street,
                  Ballycastle”.

On a vote being taken there were eight votes in favour and one vote against the proposal
which was carried.

Food Alert For Action – Methanol In Imperial Vodka

The EHM informed members that The Food Standards Agency notified the
Environmental Health Department of the discovery of counterfeit Spar-brand Imperial
vodka 70cl which contained excessive levels of methanol. She pointed out that the levels
of methanol found in this counterfeit Imperial vodka could potentially cause a health risk
making it unsafe for consumption.

The EHM stated that a mail shot had been sent to all premises selling alcohol informing
them what to look for and to notify the Environmental Health Department if they
discovered any of the affected bottles on their premises.

The Press were asked to take note of this Food Alert.

Fairhill Street

The EHM informed members that this matter had been discussed at length during the
Lammas Fair Working Group which met on 4 September 2008. She stated that the issues
highlighted were horse trading, the use of the surrounding area as a camp site and the
amount of rubbish left by campers.




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The EHM stated that the working group wished to meet with the PSNI and DARD in the
near future to discuss ways to deal with these problems.

In reply to Councillor McCambridge, the EHM stated that the Council and DARD
provide the services of a Vet for the duration of the Lammas Fair.

After further discussion it was agreed that the Lammas Fair Working Group would meet
with the PSNI and DARD regarding these issues.

Halloween Fireworks Display

The EHM informed members that requests had been received from 2 traders for the grant
of temporary Street Trading Licences for the Halloween Fireworks Display. She stated
that the type of goods that were proposed to be sold would add to the event.

After discussion,

               Councillor O Black proposed
               Seconded by Councillor McConaghy and resolved
               “That the two traders be granted temporary street trading licences for the
               Halloween Fireworks Display”.

Hard to Treat Homes

The EHM informed members that DSD and NIE energy were keen to explore efficiency
and renewable energy options for hard to treat homes.

She stated that this would typically be an older detached property in the open countryside
without heating or with solid fuel or electric heating and be occupied by a low income
household with vulnerable members.

Members agreed to highlight this option to the public and encourage those eligible to
participate.

Use of Ballintoy Harbour for Filming

The EHM informed members that an application had been received from Russell Curran
Productions for the use of Ballintoy Harbour Car Park on either 29 or 30 September 2008
for filming a Tourism Ireland Commercial.

This was agreed.

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           The EHM informed members that the Technical Assistant had been voted Chairman of
           the Regional HAPNI. She stated that this honour recognised the sterling work that he had
           carried out in the area of Home Safety.

           She stated that HAP was a voluntary organisation that aimed to prevent accidents that
           occurred in and around the home. She pointed out that there was 22 local HAP groups
           through Northern Ireland consisting of representatives from Environmental Health,
           Health Promotion, Fire Brigade, Housing Executive, Councillor and individuals with an
           interest in accident prevention in the home.

           Members expressed their congratulations to the Technical Assistant on becoming the
           Chairman of the Regional HAPNI.

           After discussion,

                 Councillor O Black proposed
                 Seconded by Councillor McIlroy and resolved,
                 “That the Environmental Health and Enforcement Report be adopted”.

08/19:07   DEVELOPMENT SERVICES REPORT

           The Development Services Report having been circulated was taken as read.

           Corporate Plan

           The Head of Development Services (HDS) informed members that it was time to review
           the Corporate Plan and workshops would be held in October.

           After discussion, it was agreed that a workshop would be held on Monday 20 October
           2008 at 7pm.

           Training for Local Economic Development

           The HDS stated as members were aware it had not been possible to run the training for
           Local Economic Development on the 18 September.

           She stated that it had been suggested that the training should be held over two evenings
           rather than a day.

           After discussion it was agreed to hold the training on Tuesday 11 November 2008 at
           6pm. It was also decided that a second date would be agreed for a follow-up meeting.

           Strategic Review of Parading

           The HDS informed members that following the meeting between NILGA representatives
           and the Strategic Review of Parading Body on 30 July to discuss the proposed role for



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Councils in the administration of local parades, NILGA had formulated a response. A
summary of views expressed by NILGA members were included in the report.

The HDS pointed out that the Good Relations Officer had received a response from
NILGA on 5 September and it had now been established that the deadline for response to
the Strategic Review of Parading Body had been extended to 31 August. She informed
members that as this deadline had now passed Council should respond as soon as possible
as it may still be considered.

After discussion,

                    Councillor McIlroy proposed
                    Seconded by Councillor O Black
                    “That the issue of the Strategic Review of Parading be left to NILGA”.

                    Councillor Blaney proposed an amendment
                    Seconded by Councillor McConaghy
                    “That a letter be sent to the First and Deputy Minister regarding the
                    Strategic Review of Parading”.

On a vote being taken there were three votes in favour and four against the amendment
which was lost. The original proposal was agreed.

Senior Citizens’ Christmas Function

The HDS informed members that the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner had began as a
ground-breaking community relations event between two senior citizens’ clubs in the
early 1990s. She stated that it had grown year on year as new clubs had formed with club
members across Moyle totalling almost 200 in 2007. She pointed out that two additional
clubs had been formed in 2008 and requests had been made from other community
groups on behalf of their senior citizens in towns and villages where no such clubs exist.

The HDS pointed out that events such as these were no longer considered as making a
significant contribution in a Community/Good Relations context and ineligible for CRU
monies, and consequently they have been withdrawn from Good Relations strategies
across NI. She stated that this event was now funded by the Council events budget.

She outlined alternative proposals, subject to equality advice, which included, Council
working in association with other organisations such as help the Aged/Aged Concern or
that Criteria be drawn up to offer grant assistance to groups who wish to organise a
dinner for their senior citizens.

In reply to Councillor McIlroy, the HDS stated that the criteria would have to be drawn
up and taken to Council for approval and then sent out to the Community Groups with a
closing date of mid November.




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Councillor McMullan pointed out that in some areas there was more than one
Community Group and stated that strong criteria would have to be set. He asked that his
disagreement with this alternative approach e noted.

Councillor McCambridge was in agreement with these comments and stated that if
groups were being excluded then the alternatives should be abandoned.

After discussion it was agreed that criteria in relation to grant assistance for Senior
Citizens’ Christmas functions be brought back to Council.

Local Democracy Week

The HDS informed members that the Good Relations Officer planned to arrange another
Political Speed Dating event during Local Democracy Week. She stated that this would
provide an excellent opportunity for Councillors throughout Northern Ireland to focus on
young people and engage them in their work. She stated that it would also give the
young people the opportunity to discuss local issues with their elected members.

The HDS informed members that the event was scheduled for the evening of Tuesday 14
October and that ideally the event required the attendance of at least 8 Councillors.

After discussion it was agreed that Councillors C McShane, Harding, Newcombe, M
Black, McIlroy, McDonnell, Blaney and P McShane would commit to participating in the
Political Speed Dating event.

Community Festivals Fund Second Round – Recommendations of Assessment Panel

The HDS informed members that the closing date for community festival events between
1 October 2008 and 31 March 2009 had been 4pm on Friday 29 August 2008. She
pointed out that a total of £5,900 had been committed in the first round for summer
festival events, leaving a budget of £2,900. She stated that the assessment panel had met
on 9 September to assess the applications against the criteria stipulated, details of which
were included in the report.

She informed members that seven applications received were deemed to be eligible for
funding, all or in part of their costs, and after discussion it was agreed that two of the
applications could not be scored as they were not eligible

The proposed grant assistance included, Bushmills Residents & Environment Forum
(Christmas Lights Switch-on) £300, Corrymeela Community (A contemporary Nativity
for Ballycastle) £500, Heart of the Glens Community Festival (Christmas Market &
Festival of Lights) £300, Jack Horner & Mother Goose Community Playgroups (Santa
Claus is coming to Moyle) £200 and Mosside Development Group (Christmas Lights
Switch-on). Mosside Development Group (Christmas dinner for older members of the
Community – and Liscolman Community Association (Christmas festivities) was not
eligible.



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After discussion,

               Councillor McMullan proposed
               Seconded by Councillor Blaney and resolved
               “That the grant amounts proposed by the Community Funding Assessment
               panel for the second round of the Community Festivals Fund and develop
               capacity building support programme for community groups to help
               develop community festivals for next year be approved”.

Peace III Partnership

The HDS informed members that each Council area in the new Peace 111 Partnership
should be represented by two elected members and two social partners. She stated that
despite a public press notice and an information evening no potential social partners had
come forward from the Moyle District.

She stated that a new press advertisement had now been published and the new closing
date of 8 October and a mail shot would be issued from the Development Services to all
the community organisations in the District to try and encourage interest.

The HDS referred to a copy of the press advertisement which had been circulated for
information.

After discussion, it was agreed that dates in October would be investigated regarding a
meeting for Peace III Partnership.

Phase 2 Costs for the Park opposite Hamill Terrace, Main Street, Bushmills

The HDS informed members that updated costs and drawings had been received from
Groundwork NI for Phase 2 of the Park opposite Hamill Terrace on Main Street,
Bushmills. A copy of the drawings and costs were circulated for information.

After discussion, it was agreed to include Phase 2 costs for the park opposite Hamill
Terrace, Main Street, Bushmills in the Rates Estimates 2009/10.

Councillors Hartin, Harding left the meeting at this point.

After discussion,


               Councillor McIlroy proposed
               Seconded by Councillor O Black and resolved
               “That the Development Services Report be adopted.”




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08/19:09   REVIEW OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOUNDARIES – PROVISIONAL
           RECOMMENDATIONS

           The Clerk referred to the Review of Local Government Boundaries – Provisional
           Recommendations which had been circulated and pointed out that there was a mistake on
           Page 201 which showed a ward call Cushendall, this should be Lurigethan, as shown on
           the detailed map.

           After discussion, it was agreed to place the Review of Local Government Boundaries –
           Provisional Recommendations on the next agenda.

08/19:10   CONFERENCES, COURSES ETC

           NILGA Information Systems Strategy Regional Workshop on Monday 29 September
           between 12 noon and 3pm at The Strule Arts Cente in Omagh.

           After discussion,

                          Councillor Graham proposed
                          Seconded by Councillor McCambridge and resolved
                          “That Councillors McIlroy and Blaney would be nominated to attend the
                          NILGA Information Systems Strategy Regional Workshop on Monday 29
                          September in Omagh”.

08/19:11   NOTICES OF APPLICATIONS UNDER THE LICENSING (NI) ORDER 1996
           AND BETTING, GAMING LOTTERIES AND AMUSEMENTS (NI) ORDER 1985

           There were objections to the Notices of Application under the Licensing (NI) Order 1996
           and Betting, Gaming Lotteries and Amusements (NI) Order 1985.

08/07:12   SEALING OF DOCUMENTS

           After discussion,

                          Councillor McIlroy proposed
                          Seconded by Councillor McCambridge and resolved
                          “That North Eastern Education and Library Board agreement - Rent of
                          Ballycastle Seafront Exhibition Centre be signed and sealed”.

                          Councillor McIlroy proposed
                          Seconded by Councillor O Black
                          “That the Lease of Foreshore & Seabed at Bellisk, Cushendall, be signed
                          and sealed”.

                          Councillor McCambridge proposed
                          Seconded by Councillor Blaney and resolved



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                          “That the Lease of the Cottage Site, Cushendall be signed and sealed”.

08/19:13   CORRESPONDENCE

           NILGA Newsletter

           This Newsletter was noted.

           NILGA RPA Newsletter

           This Newsletter was noted.

           Letter from the Planning Service dated 27 August 2008 regarding Planning Application at
           the Old Bushmills Distillery.

           This letter was noted.

           Letter from Reading Borough Council dated 2 September 2008 requesting support for the
           Campaign for Gurkha Rights.

           After discussion,

                          Councillor McIlroy proposed
                          Seconded by Councillor Graham
                          “That Moyle District Council support Reading Borough Council in the
                          campaign for Gurkha Rights”.

           On a vote being taken, there were four votes in favour and one against the proposal which
           was carried.

           Letter from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment dated 2 September
           regarding Draft Equality Impact Assessment Telecommunications Projects.

           This letter was noted.

           Letter from Ballymoney Borough Council dated 5 September 2008 regarding the
           Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.

           This letter was noted.

           Letter from RPS Consulting Engineers dated 8 September 2008 regarding Torr Head
           Marine Tidal Energy – Environmental Scoping Study.

           Because of photocopying errors it was agreed that the Environmental Scoping Study
           regarding Torr Head Marine Tidal Energy would be re-issued.




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Letter from the Roads Service dated 9 September 2008 regarding Torr Road and Margy
Bridge.

This letter was noted.

Letter from NILGA dated 11 September 2008 regarding Priorities for Youth enclosing
Priorities for Local Government and Investing in Young People Publication.

This letter was noted.

Letter from Department for Regional Development dated 11 September 2008 concerning
the Rathlin Ferry Service.

It was agreed that any issues regarding the Rathlin Ferry Service would be dealt with
through the Clerk.

Letter from Armoy Community Association dated 19 September 2008 regarding a
memorial to Uel Deane

After discussion, it was agreed that Armoy Community Association be granted
permission to place a bench in the Riverside Park, Armoy with a suitable inscription on a
plaque dedicated to Uel Deane.

Northern Bank Bushmills

Councillor McIlroy referred to the details circulated regarding the closure of the Northern
Bank in Bushmills on 5 December 2008, and stated that it was his understanding that the
closure would be postponed until after Christmas.

After discussion it was agreed that Northern Bank officials be contacted regarding the
closing date for Bushmills branch.

                           The meeting concluded at 10.40pm


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                       CLERK & CHIEF EXECUTIVE




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