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					                                                                                 APPENDIX B
ARMAGH CITY AND DISTRICT COUNCIL

Minutes of Proceedings of a Meeting of the
PUBLIC SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
held in the Council Chamber, Council Offices,
The Palace Demesne, Armagh, on
Monday, 3 November, 2008 at 7.30 pm
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PRESENT:

Presiding Chairperson:      Councillor T G O’Hanlon

Other Members:              Councillors:

                            Mrs M H Black             P Brannigan         P Corrigan
                            W G Irwin                 D McNally           C Rollston
                            E Speers                  J Speers            G Wilson
                            Mrs S F A McRoberts       R W Turner          P L Berry
                            Miss S Haughey            Ms M Bratton        J Campbell
                            G Mallon

Apologies:                  Councillors:

                            Mrs M Doyle               Mrs C A Rafferty    N Sheridan
                            N Donnelly                Mrs F Donnelly

In Attendance:              Strategic Director of Regeneration and Development
                            Scrutiny and Performance Improvement Officer
                            Democratic Services Officer (M Mallon)

                            Mrs Helen Stoops, DRD Planning Service
                            Ms Maeve Kelly, Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations
                            Mr Michael Hermin, Gosford Housing Association
                            Mr Roy Frazer, Gosford Housing Association
                            Ms Carmel Meehan, Contact Youth Counselling
                            Ms Leona Quinn, Contact Youth Counselling


1.0   APOLOGIES / OPENING ANNOUNCEMENTS

1.1   Apologies

      Apologies were received and accepted from Councillors Mrs Doyle, Mrs Rafferty, Mrs F
      Donnelly, N Donnelly and Sheridan.

Councillors Mallon and McNally joined the meeting at 7.35pm.

1.2   Condolences (11AS06)

      On behalf of himself and his Party, the Chairperson extended sympathy to the widow and
      family of Mr Jonathan Heagney, who had tragically been killed in a recent hit-and-run
      incident in County Cavan. He explained that Mr Heagney’s widow was currently employed
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      as a member of the Divisional Support Team in Planning Service, and that she had previously
      worked in the Support Team for the Armagh area.

      Councillors Irwin, J Speers, Corrigan, Brannigan and Turner wished to be associated with the
      previous remarks.

      AGREED: that a letter of condolence be forwarded to Mr Heagney’s widow.


2.0   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

      The Chairperson declared an interest in Planning Application Number O/2008/0128/O in the
      name of Mr R G Geddis.


3.0   PLANNING MATTERS

3.1   Office Meetings – Friday 24 October 2008 (21PL12)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: report of the Office Meetings held on Friday 24 October
      2008, PSSC-08-102-LB.

      NOTED.

3.2   Planning Applications – November 2008 - (PSSC-08-103-LB - Previously Circulated)
      (21PL12)

      (i) Applications Recommended for Approval

         AGREED: acceptance to the opinion of Planning Service in relation to approved
         applications, PSSC-08-103-LB.

      (ii) Applications Recommended for Refusal

         AGREED: acceptance to the opinion of Planning Service in relation to refused
         applications, PSSC-08-103-LB, subject to the following:

         Application No O/2006/0579/F in the Name of Mr G Williamson
         Application No O/2006/0592/F in the Name of Mr J Mackle
         Application No O/2008/0166/F in the Name of Mr K McNeany
         Application No O/2008/0358/F in the Name of Mr & Mrs M Willis
         Application No O/2008/0399/O in the Name of Mr J McNally
         Application No O/2008/0564/O in the Name of Mr H Davison
         Application No O/2008/0593/O in the Name of Mr N Black
         Application No O/2008/0598/O in the Name of Mr E O’Neill
         Application No O/2008/0681/F in the Name of Ms J W Wadell

         AGREED: that the above applications, being presented with an opinion to refuse under
         PPS 14, be deferred for reconsideration following the implementation of the new policy.

         Application No O/2007/0094/O in the Name of Mr S Milligan

         NOTED: that the above application had been withdrawn by the Applicant.

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   Application No O/2007/0630/RM in the Name of Mr J Corr

   NOTED: that Planning Service had received additional information which satisfied the
   criteria for deferral of the above application.

   Planning Service AGREED to deferral of the above application for further consideration

   Application No O/2007/0849/O in the Name of Mr A N Shepherd

   NOTED: that no new additional information had been submitted to Planning Service in
   respect of the above application.

   In response to a query from Councillor Turner, Mrs Stoops gave a brief outline of the
   above application’s planning history, and informed Members that the area concerned had
   been zoned for industrial development only.

   Councillor Turner requested that the above application be deferred for consideration at an
   office meeting, as he believed that a precedent had been set by previous residential
   development which had been allowed in this zoned area.

   The Council supported deferral of the application for an office meeting.

   Planning Service AGREED to deferral of the above application pending consideration at
   an office meeting.

   Application No O/2008/0462/RM in the Name of Mr & Mrs J Rafferty

   NOTED: that Planning Service had received additional information which satisfied the
   criteria for deferral of the above application.

   Planning Service AGREED to deferral of the above application for further consideration

   Application No O/2008/0537/RM in the Name of Miss H Hughes

   NOTED: that Planning Service had received additional information which satisfied the
   criteria for deferral of the above application.

   Planning Service AGREED to deferral of the above application for further consideration

(iii)Deferred Applications

   AGREED: acceptance to the opinion of Planning Service in relation to deferred
   applications, PSSC-08-103-LB, subject to the following:

    Application No O/2007/0804/F in the Name of Mrs H P Hawthorne

   NOTED: Councillor E Speers requested that the above application be held to allow the
   Applicant to clarify the type of development on the site which would be deemed suitable
   by Planning Service.

   Planning Service AGREED to hold the above application for 5 days.



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         Application No O/2008/0416/F in the Name of Mr V McCann

         NOTED: the Chairperson’s appreciation of the decision to approve the above application.

      Adoption of Report

      AGREED: that the Planning Schedule for November 2008, PSSC-08-103-LB, be accepted,
      subject to the above.

3.3   Planning Appeals Lodged – November 2008 (21PL10)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: report of Planning Appeals Lodged for November 2008.
      (PSSC-08-104-LB)

      NOTED.

3.4   Planning Appeal Decisions Notified – November 2008 (21PL11)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: report of Planning Appeal Decisions Notified for
      November 2008. (PSSC-08-105-LB)

      In response to a query from Councillor Campbell on how current the Appeal Decisions were,
      Mrs Stoops stated that Decisions were reported to Members at the Committee meeting which
      followed receipt of same from the Planning Appeals Commission.

      The Chairperson recorded his appreciation for the Appeal Decision on Planning Application
      No O/2005/1016/O in the Name of Mr & Mrs J McEntee.

      NOTED.

3.5    Southern Group Environmental Health Committee’s concerns on consulation
      procedures in relation to planning application for proposed biomass combined heat and
      power plant and associated ash landfill at College Road, Nobber, County Meath
      (21PL09)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 6 October 2008 to Planning Service outlining
      Southern Group Environmental Health Committee’s concerns on the consultation procedures
      for the above application. The Committee expressed concerns that appropriate opportunities
      to comment on the proposal may not have been afforded to Planning Service and to district
      councils in Northern Ireland. Reference was also made to a similar proposal at Emyvale,
      County Monaghan and the submissions made to An Bord Pleanala via the Planning Service in
      2006. Planning Service were asked to confirm their awareness of the proposal, and the
      appropriate procedures for submission of comments in relation to trans-boundary issues
      associated with this type of development.

      NOTED.

3.6   Scheme of Streamlined Consultation (21PL09)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 8 October 2008 from Planning Service
      regarding the above Scheme, which detailed for Members’ consideration the procedural
      protocol for the working relationships between the Divisional Planning Office and the
      Council. The letter also gave details of the applications which would be eligible for the

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      Scheme, and requested confirmation that Members were content with the proposed
      arrangements.

      AGREED: that Planning Service be advised of Members’ approval to the proposed protocol
      and arrangements for the above Scheme.

3.7   Southern Group Environmental Health Committee’s further comments on planning
      application for a proposed underground pipeline at lands within Armagh City &
      District over a length of 2.4km, traversing Tullyhugh, Mullahead and Ballymore
      (21PL09)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 28 October 2008 to Planning Service
      outlining Southern Group Environmental Health Committee’s further comments on the
      proposed underground pipeline. The letter referred to previous comments made on 4 August
      2008 and 23 September 2008 in relation to the noise impact from the proposed development.
      Having examined the additional information submitted by the applicant – “Letter from
      Quinshield Ltd dated 14 October 2008” – confirming that the AGI enclosure would provide a
      sufficient level of sound attenuation to meet the limits specified in the applicant’s previous
      submitted noise impact assessment. In view of this, the Committee would no longer request
      that planning permission be withheld and would have no further environmental health
      comments.

      NOTED.

3.8   New Telephone Call Arrangements for Planning Service (21PL09)

      CIRCULATED: letter dated 30 October 2008 from Planning Service regarding the new
      telephone call arrangements which came into operation on 31 October 2008, under a new
      customer contact service known as NI Direct. From that date, a new single three-digit
      telephone number, 101, would be used to contact all Divisional Offices and Development
      Control Sections. Calls dialled to that number would be handled by NI Direct agents who
      had been trained to resolve as many calls as possible. If however, they could not resolve a
      query immediately, and the call was from an Elected Representative or consultee of Planning
      Service, the call would be transferred to the relevant Divisional Planning Office. All other
      callers would be provided with a call reference number and a member of the Planning Service
      would respond within 2 working days.

      The Chairperson expressed his dissatisfaction with the new arrangements and with the very
      short notice of initiation which had been given to Members. He felt that a system whereby
      Agents would have to wait up to 2 working days for a response was inadequate, and may
      result in them asking Members to contact Planning Service on their behalf, which was
      counterproductive to the concept that Agents should not pass on duties such as these to
      Elected Representatives.

      Councillor Irwin commented that he had experienced difficulty in getting through to Planning
      Service with the new system, which he felt the agency had been ill-prepared for.

      AGREED: on the request of the Chairperson, that representations be made to Planning
      Service outlining Members’ comments as outlined above, and their concerns with the lack of
      consultation prior to the initiation of the new arrangements.

Mrs Stoops retired from the meeting at 7.50pm.


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4.0   PRESENTATION FROM NORTHERN IRELAND FEDERATION OF HOUSING
      ASSOCIATIONS (21HG01)

      The Chairperson welcomed Ms Maeve Kelly, Communications Officer, Mr Michael Hermin,
      Director of Gosford Housing Association and Mr Roy Frazer, Chairperson of Gosford
      Housing Association to the meeting. Unfortunately a representative from the Fold Housing
      Association had been unable to attend.

      Ms Kelly circulated a list of Federation membership and explained that, following a survey in
      2007, the Federation had discovered that Councillors wished to know more about the
      organisation and its role. She then guided Members through a presentation which included
      the following:

         Definition of a housing association and its contribution;
         The Federation’s role and its membership;
         Sources of finance;
         Challenges faced by the Federation;
         How Councillors may assist the Federation.

      The Chairperson thanked Ms Kelly, Messrs Hermin and Frazer for their presentation and
      invited Members’ comments on same.

      Councillor Campbell thanked Ms Kelly, Messrs Hermin and Frazer for their presentation. He
      felt that Housing Associations’ views regarding housing availability were somewhat
      pessimistic given the current low sales of property and decreasing land values. He remarked
      that this would provide a good opportunity to the Associations to make good use of the
      surplus housing on offer, and made reference to a scheme in Blackwatertown where 5 houses
      had been bought from a private developer to provide social housing.

      In response, Mr Frazer pointed out that the Federation were not able to purchase property
      unless the Housing Executive had identified a need for social housing in that particular area.

      Ms Kelly suggested that Councillors could encourage constituents who needed to live in a
      particular area to identify their requirements to the Housing Executive.

      Councillor E Speers concurred with the comments made by Councillor Campbell, and
      thanked Ms Kelly, Messrs Hermin and Frazer for their informative presentation.

      Councillor Ms Bratton was pleased to see the Federation in attendance at the meeting, and
      referred to difficulties she had experienced in the past in obtaining responses from some
      Housing Associations. She queried how the Associations were regulated.

      In response, Ms Kelly stated that the Social Housing Development Programme was heavily
      regulated, and codes of practice for working with tenants were in place. Section 75 Equality
      legislation was also adhered to.

      Mr Frazer added that Councillors were most welcome to contact the Gosford Housing
      Association, based at Barrack Hill in Armagh.

      Mr Hermin informed Members that Gosford Housing Association tended to discuss problems
      directly with the resident or tenant. A complaints process was in place, and the Association
      were keen to provide as much social housing as possible. A discussion forum also existed for
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tenants to express any concerns, and the Association was bound by Department of Social
Development regulations to satisfy the tenants’ needs. However, on occasion Mr Hermin had
found that tenants may sometimes approach local Councillors with their complaints instead of
contacting the Housing Association.

The Chairperson made the point that it would be common courtesy, however, to respond to a
Councillor’s enquiry.

Councillor Ms Bratton concurred with the Chairperson’s comment, and referred to a situation
which had arisen where the tenant had acted as a go-between as a local Councillor had
experienced difficulty in obtaining answers from the Housing Association; eventually it had
been necessary to approach the Housing Executive to have the matter resolved.

Mr Hermin appreciated Members’ concerns but stated that he had often personally replied to
Councillors on past occasions.

Ms Kelly added that Councillor Bratton may contact her at the Federation should the need
arise.

Mr Frazer pointed out that Housing Associations could not rectify a problem if the tenant did
not make them aware of it.

Councillor Bratton stated that she appreciated that issue.

Councillor Mallon thanked Ms Kelly, Messrs Hermin and Frazer for their presentation, and
with reference to the Housing Executive’s role in identifying the need for social housing,
queried which organisation would be responsible for deciding how housing supply was
divided among Housing Associations.

In response, Mr Hermin stated that the way in which housing schemes were allocated to
Associations was decided by the Stormont Executive and the Department for Social
Development. Larger Housing Associations were given a lump sum of funding at the
beginning of each financial year for social housing schemes, whilst smaller Associations
would have to bid for funding.

Councillor Mallon referred to a need for social housing which had been identified through a
local community association. The Rural Housing Association had given their assistance in
persuading the Housing Executive that social housing was required in that area.

Mr Hermin informed Members that larger Housing Associations received first preference
when social housing schemes were being allocated.

Councillor Mrs McRoberts thanked Ms Kelly, Messrs Hermin and Frazer for their excellent
presentation, and with reference to Councillor Ms Bratton’s earlier comment, Councillor Mrs
McRoberts stated that she had not experienced any difficulties when contacting the Gosford
Housing Association who had quickly dealt with her query.

In response, Mr Frazer thanked Councillor Mrs McRoberts for her kind words. He informed
Members that when sites became available to the Housing Association, these were registered
as a preparatory measure, should the Housing Executive identify a social housing need in that
area in the future. He referred to one such site for 24 housing units at Ardmore in Armagh,
which the Gosford Housing Association would gain possession of in April 2009. The
Association would eventually hope to increase the number of housing units to 40. He

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      remarked that, having paid for consultancy services, it was very difficult for Housing
      Associations on those occasions when plans for social housing did not come to fruition.

      Councillor J Speers, in reference to Councillor Ms Bratton’s earlier comments, stated that he
      had experienced similar difficulties in contacting a Belfast-based Housing Association, which
      he had found unsatisfactory. He queried the percentage of funding which came from private
      finance, and referred to the general theory that Government loans would cost less than those
      obtained privately. He remarked that if it were a large percentage, this may affect the cost of
      tenants’ rent. With regard to the Federation’s contribution to a house sales policy, Councillor
      J Speers queried by whom valuations were conducted, and its outcome for a tenant who
      wished to purchase a property.

      In response, Mr Hermin stated that Gosford Housing Association used a combination of
      financial reserves and bank loan funds. Tenants’ rents must remain affordable, the general
      rule being that it should be approximately one-third of their income. With regard to house
      sales, he confirmed that each Housing Association was bound by the same rules and
      regulations as the Housing Executive. Valuations were carried out by an independent
      company. The Housing Association allowed a tenant who had at least a 5-year tenancy
      period to claim a maximum discount of £24,000 when purchasing a property.

      Councillor Irwin thanked Ms Kelly, Messrs Hermin and Frazer for their presentation, and
      referred to difficulties experienced in having social housing requirements identified in the
      County Armagh area. He queried the manner in which the Housing Executive could quantify
      such a small number of houses being required.

      In response, Mr Frazer gave Members the example that in an area such as Portadown, the
      number of social housing units required had been identified as being just 2 units. He believed
      that such decisions by the Housing Executive arose due to houses which were possibly not
      suitable for habitation being classed as available for use as social housing.

      Ms Kelly concluded by reminding Members that the Federation’s aim was to provide
      affordable accommodation of an acceptable quality for its clients.

Having being thanked for their presentation, Ms Kelly and Messrs Hermin and Frazer retired from
the meeting at 8.30pm.


5.0   PRESENTATION FROM CONTACT YOUTH COUNSELLING (21HS16)

      The Chairperson welcomed Ms Carmel Meehan, Community Development and Health
      Advisor, and Ms Leona Quinn, Team Leader for the Armagh Area, to the meeting and invited
      them to deliver their presentation.

      Ms Meehan, on behalf of Contact Youth Counselling, thanked Members for the opportunity
      to attend the Committee meeting, and proceeded to guide them through a presentation which
      included the following:

          Suicide statistics;
          Projects undertaken by Contact Youth Counselling;
          The Lifeline service;
          Community based support;
          Network of contracted partners;
          Breakdown of callers by age and gender;
          Statistics of actual calls and projected calls;
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    Geographical breakdown and number of new clients;
    Main client issues per Trust Board.
    Key targets of Lifeline service.

The Chairperson thanked Ms Meehan and Ms Quinn for their presentation, and invited
Members’ comments.

Councillor Miss Haughey thanked Ms Meehan and Ms Quinn for their presentation. She
believed that Lifeline was a crucial service, especially for young people. She commended
Contact Youth Counselling for their good work and wished them every success in the future.

Councillor Mallon concurred with the comments made by Councillor Miss Haughey, and
queried how awareness of the Lifeline service could be raised in the Southern Trust area by
Councillors.

In response, Ms Meehan informed Members that the organisation constantly monitored how
callers had been made aware of their services, and also used various means of advertising.
She expressed her appreciation for the offer of assistance from Councillor Mallon, and stated
that the Armagh office of her organisation would contact local Elected Representatives if
required, as it was keen to raise local awareness. She remarked that the elderly were the most
at risk of suicide, preceded only by young males.

Councillor Wilson thanked Ms Meehan and Ms Quinn for their presentation and referred to
the fact that the number of actual calls was higher than those projected.

In response, Ms Meehan stated that the organisation submitted a report on key performance
indicators to the Southern Trust each month. Statistics were recorded as per Health Board
region; however, a new database system which had come into operation on 1 September 2008
may define the regional statistics more accurately.

Councillor E Speers referred to issues raised regarding publicising services to the general
public, and stated that the high number of calls made during August would indicate that
awareness levels were reasonably satisfactory.

In response, Ms Meehan reminded Members that the other aspect of raising awareness would
include working with voluntary and statutory organisations to publicise services to the public.

Councillor Ms Bratton queried the portion of calls during August which had related to self-
harm or suicidal intentions.

In response, Ms Meehan informed Members that she did not have exact figures to hand as
details of callers who had initiated actions to commit suicide or self-harm were immediately
referred to the emergency services.

Councillor Ms Bratton believed that early intervention was a key factor in suicide prevention.

The Chairperson referred to the effects of the current economic downturn where individuals
faced increasing financial pressures and the risk of job losses, and he queried if Contact
Youth Counselling would anticipate a review of their projected caller figures for the next 6
months in light of same.

In response, Ms Meehan stated that her organisation constantly monitored the issues which
callers raised. The key challenge lay in referring them to counselling opportunities or

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      emergency services. She noted that, historically, suicide figures actually decreased during
      periods of recession and increased during periods of economic boom.
      Councillor Mrs Black queried whether drug use played a substantial role in the number of
      calls received.

      Ms Meehan responded by stating that it could be an element in some cases but was not
      strictly the cause. One could argue that the use of alcohol and drugs were sometimes used to
      relieve stress; there were no obvious causes of suicide.

      The Chairperson concluded comments by thanking Ms Meehan and Ms Quinn for their
      presentation, and by wishing Contact Youth Counselling a successful future.

Ms Meehan and Ms Quinn retired from the meeting at 9.00pm.


6.0   ROADS MATTERS

6.1   Cathedral Road, Armagh (21RD03)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 6 October 2008 from Roads Service in
      response to requests for a footpath extension and upgrade of footpath condition, and in
      relation to proposed traffic calming measures at Cathedral Road, Armagh.

      The use of road humps would not be included in the proposed traffic calming scheme as they
      were not considered suitable due to the high proportion of HGV traffic on that route which
      would raise noise generation concerns in an area with a large amount of residential
      development.

      Whilst there was sufficient road width for the inclusion of traffic islands, it was decided to
      utilise this width to provide a new footpath along the road where none existed at present.
      This would lower vehicle speeds by reducing the carriageway width and would also benefit
      pedestrian facilities and their safety.

      In response to the request to use a similar road surface to that when approaching the M12
      motorway, Roads Service pointed out that this was specially designed for dual carriageway
      approaches to a roundabout to increase drivers’ perception of speed, and therefore would not
      be suitable for use within a traffic calming scheme where a constant lower speed was
      required.

      In relation to the request for increased speed checks in the area, Roads Service stated that this
      was the responsibility of the PSNI.

      It was intended to include the provision of the new footway within the current traffic calming
      proposals and as part of planned carriageway resurfacing on the Cathedral Road. A limited
      number of areas of existing footway surface would be replaced as part of the resurfacing
      scheme. Other areas would continue to be inspected, with repairs carried out where
      necessary.

      NOTED.

6.2   Traffic Speed – Aughan Park, Poyntzpass (21ES05)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 14 October 2008 from PSNI in relation to the
      above matter. The Council’s correspondence had been forwarded to Inspector Paul Fullam,
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      Rural Sector, to have the matter drawn to the attention of Police Officers and have operations
      put in place to address the issue.

      NOTED.

6.3   Proposed Stopping-up of Private Lane at A27 Tandragee Road/Brackagh Road,
      Portadown (21RD04)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 16 October 2008 from Roads Service
      regarding the Department’s proposal to carry out a road scheme at the above location which
      would include the provision of a roundabout. As a result, it would be necessary to stop-up a
      private lane to vehicular traffic. The lane would be stopped-up by a fence, and pedestrian
      access to the lane would be retained.

      In order to facilitate access to properties and lands adjacent to the lane, the Department would
      construct a lane off the Brackagh Road which would provide an alternative route for existing
      users.

       AGREED: that Roads Service be advised that the Council would have no objections to the
      above proposal.

6.4   Resurfacing and Footpath Condition at Vicar’s Hill, Armagh (21RD02)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 24 October 2008 from Roads Service which
      stated that, following a request from Councillor Mrs McRoberts, the footway at Vicar’s Hill
      had been inspected and assessed for maintenance purposes. Due to Vicar’s Hill being in a
      conservation area, contacts were also made with other interested parties including the
      Environment and Heritage Service, Planning Service and the architects who acted on behalf
      of the Church of Ireland. It was Roads Service’s intention to carry out repairs to the footway
      before the end of the year. An inspection of the cellars and properties was necessary prior to
      any works being commenced.

      The carriageway surface of the area was sealed approximately 10 years ago and there were no
      plans at present to resurface it. Regular inspections would however be carried out, with
      repairs undertaken where necessary.

      NOTED: receipt of the above correspondence, as well as Councillor Mrs McRobert’s
      appreciation.

6.5   Proposed Traffic Calming Schemes in Charlemont Village and Granemore Road, Keady
      (21RD03)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 24 October 2008 from Roads Service which
      advised that it proposed to carry out the above schemes during 2008/2009. The schemes had
      been drawn up in response to requests from residents and local representatives. At
      Charlemont Village, the scheme would include the provision of a mini-roundabout, 3 No.
      traffic islands, 2 No. pedestrian islands and gateway features. At Granemore Road in Keady,
      the scheme would include 10 No. road humps, a speed table and 1 set of 3 No. speed
      cushions. Plans of the schemes were attached for Members’ consideration.

      NOTED: Councillors Campbell and McNally’s appreciation of the above schemes.

      AGREED: that Roads Service be advised that the Council broadly supported the proposals.

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6.6   Request for Improved Street Lighting at Boyd’s Row, Armagh (21RD07)

      Councillor Ms Bratton referred to the recent murder which had taken place at Boyd’s Row,
      Armagh and made representations for improved street lighting at that location on behalf of
      residents who were now increasingly fearful of their safety.

      AGREED: that representations be made to Roads Service regarding the above request.

6.7   Poor Condition of Road Surface adjacent to No. 11 Battleford Road, Armagh (21RD02)

      Councillor Ms Bratton referred to a complaint recently received from a constituent who had
      sustained damage to their car, which had arisen from a pothole surrounding a drainage grating
      at the above location.

      At the time of the incident, no signage had been erected to forewarn of the poor condition of
      the road surface. However, it had been observed that Roads Service staff had highlighted this
      particular area on the day following the incident.

      AGREED: that representations be made to Roads Service on the above issue.

6.8   Traffic Calming Assessments in Armagh Area (21RD03)

      CIRCULATED: letter dated 27 October 2008 from Roads Service regarding traffic calming
      assessments which were completed for Edenaveys Crescent, Cregagh Gardens and Niall’s
      Crescent, Armagh. Each assessment considered four main factors as follows: collision
      history, vehicle speeds, volume and type of traffic, and environmental factors. Points were
      allocated under each factor, which allowed Roads Service to identify sites which would
      benefit most. The results for all 3 locations would indicate that they were not highly placed
      when compared to other sites, and were unlikely to be included in future traffic calming
      works. The assessments would remain on record for future consideration.

      NOTED.

6.9   Wheelie Bin Dumped at Salter’s Grange Road, Loughgall (16WC04)

      Councillor Campbell referred to a complaint he had received regarding a damaged wheelie
      bin which had been dumped in the hedge at the junction of Ballygassoon Road and Salter’s
      Grange Road, Loughgall. He requested that it be removed as soon as possible.

      AGREED: that the request be referred to the Head of Operational Services for action.


7.0   HOUSING MATTERS

7.1   Queries Raised on District Housing Plan 2008-09 (21HG03)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 15 October 2008 from Northern Ireland
      Housing Executive regarding queries raised by Members following the presentation at the
      Committee meeting on 7 July 2008. Responses had been sent to the relevant Councillors,
      copies of which were attached.

      NOTED.

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7.2   NIHE “Northern Ireland House Condition Survey 2006” Report (21HG02)

      NOTED: receipt of the above Report

7.3   Extinguishment of Public Right of Way (21HG02)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 27 October 2008 from Northern Ireland
      Housing Executive enclosing a Notice of Approval of an Extinguishment of Public Right of
      Way, Order No. 1 2006, at Rose Park, Ballylisk, Tandragee.

      NOTED.

Councillor Berry retired from the meeting at 9.05pm.

7.4   Assistance from District Manager of NIHE Re: Illegal Bonfires (21HG02)

      The Chairperson expressed his appreciation for the assistance of Mr Aengus Hannaway,
      District Manager of the Housing Executive in Armagh, on the night of 31 October during
      negotiations with youths regarding the lighting of illegal bonfires.

      AGREED: that a letter of thanks be sent to Mr Hannaway.

      With regard to the above issue, the Chairperson expressed his concern that an out-of-hours
      service was not provided by the Council to deal with such matters. He requested that the
      future provision of same would be examined.

      AGREED: that the Head of Operational Services would contact the Chairperson to discuss
      the matter.

7.5   Vandalism in Playpark at Laurelvale (15RP63)

      Councillor Mrs Black referred to complaints she had received regarding vandalism which had
      occurred in the playpark at Laurelvale recently.

      AGREED: that the Head of Operational Services would contact her to discuss the issue.


8.0   WATER MATTERS

8.1   Insufficient Water Pressure at 3A and 3B Mooreisland Road, Loughgall (21WS02)

      CIRCULATED: letter dated 29 October 2008 from Northern Ireland Water in response to
      representations made by the Council on the above issue. The Operations Department of
      Northern Ireland Water were informed of the enquiry and would be making a site visit in due
      course to investigate.

      NOTED.

Councillor Mrs Black retired from the meeting at 9.10pm.




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9.0   HEALTH MATTERS

9.1   Lack of Public Toilet Provision at Spires Retail Park, Armagh (16PC01)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 22 October 2008 from Mr Philip Kirk,
      Property Manager, Jermon Developments regarding the above issue. The possibility of
      installing public toilet facilities at the above premises was investigated by Mr Kirk and a
      number of concerns had arisen as a result, which were as follows:

         The appropriate use of the toilet facilities, which would be a stand-alone block and may
         attract anti-social behaviour, which was experienced at the site during its initial
         development;
         The considerable cost implications from the initial construction of facilities and also their
         maintenance. Maintenance costs would have to be borne by tenants though the service
         charge, which may cause unrest among them as such costs were not usually associated
         with retail parks.

      Having investigated the possibilities open to Jermon Developments, Mr Kirk would take the
      opportunity to offer a piece of land within the Spires Retail Park to the Council under a
      ground lease, which would allow the Council to construct and maintain public toilets for the
      area. If the offer were accepted by the Council, terms and conditions would have to be
      agreed.

      Councillor Mrs McRoberts strongly felt that it should be a planning permission requirement
      for the developers of such retail parks to provide public conveniences. She disagreed with
      the notion that the Council should be expected to provide these facilities, and felt the onus
      was on the developer, who received an income from the lease of retail units.

      Councillor Campbell concurred with Councillor Mrs McRoberts comment regarding planning
      permission requirements.

      Councillor Speers felt that a precedent already existed in that the Sprucefield retail
      development provided public conveniences.

      Councillor Ms Bratton suggested that Planning Service be contacted to ascertain if retail
      parks whose area exceeded a specific square footage would be required to provide such
      facilities.

      Councillor Mrs McRoberts noted that the size of the development and its number of retail
      units had increased since its inception.

      AGREED: that representations be made to Planning Service seeking clarification as to
      whether toilet facilities were required in the development’s planning application, and to
      ascertain if retail parks whose area exceeded a specific square footage would be required to
      provide such facilities.

9.2   Lack of Provision for Family Planning Clinic in Armagh (21HS02)

      Councillor Ms Bratton remarked that a family planning clinic no longer existed at the
      doctor’s surgeries at Dobbin Street, Armagh. Those who wished to avail of such services
      now had to travel to Dungannon or Portadown.


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     AGREED: at the request of Councillor Ms Bratton, that representations be made to the
     Southern Health & Social Care Trust to seek clarification on the rationale for the above
     decision.


10.0 ENERGY MATTERS

     There were no Energy Matters for discussion.


11.0 COMMUNICATIONS MATTERS

     There were no Communications Matters for discussion.


12.0 CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS

12.1 Proposed Draft Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (NI) Order 2008
     (11CM13)

     (i)    PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: draft report of a Scrutiny Panel held on Thursday 16
            October 2008 in respect of the Northern Ireland Office “Proposed Draft Criminal
            Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (NI) Order 2008” Consultation Document.
            (PSSC-08-108-LB)

            AGREED: approval to the report of the Scrutiny Panel held on Thursday 16 October
            2008. (PSSC-08-108-LB)

     (ii)   PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: draft officer response in respect of the Northern
            Ireland Office “Proposed Draft Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (NI)
            Order 2008” Consultation Document. (PSSC-08-109-LB)

            AGREED: that the draft response to the Consultation Document, PSSC-08-109-LB be
            submitted to the Northern Ireland Office by 10 November 2008.

Councillors J Speers and Mrs McRoberts retired from the meeting at 9.15pm.

12.2 Draft Guide to the Section 75 Statutory Duties (11CM13)

     PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: draft officer response in respect of the Equality
     Commission for Northern Ireland “Draft Guide to the Section 75 Statutory Duties”
     Consultation Document. (PSSC-08-110-LB)

     AGREED: that the draft response to the Consultation Document, PSSC-08-110-LB be
     submitted to the Equality Commission by 7 November 2008.

12.3 Big Lottery Fund – Screening 4 Report (11CM13)

     PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: officer report and draft response in respect of the Big
     Lottery Fund “Screening 4 Report” Consultation Document. (PSSC-08-111-LB)

     AGREED: that the draft officer response to the Consultation Document, PSSC-08-111-LB be
     submitted to the Big Lottery Fund by 12 December 2008.

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12.4 Consultation Documents Received (11CM13)

    PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: schedule of consultation documents that had been
    received together with a brief summary. (PSSC-08-112-LB)

    The Committee considered the following consultation documents that had been received:

    •   Southern Health and Social Care Trust “Strategic Response to the Comprehensive
        Spending Review 2008-2011 – An Equality Impact Assessment”
    •   Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment “Screening for Equality Impact
        Assessment : 1 April 2008 – 30 September 2008”
    •   NI Housing Executive “Corporate Business Plans 2009/10”
    •   Northern Ireland Assembly “Consultation on Private Member’s Bill on
        Management Companies in Apartment Blocks in Northern Ireland”
    •   Department of Education “Consultation with Schools on Potential Changes to the Local
        Management of Schools Common Funding Formula”
    •   NI Fire and Rescue Service “Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2007-08: Review
        of Second Pumping Appliances at 12 Fire Stations”
    •   The Electoral Office For Northern Ireland “Consultation on Electoral Office Draft Good
        Relations Strategy and Call Recording/CCTV Policy”
    •   Department of Finance and Personnel “Consultation Paper : Pleural Plaques”
    •   Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment “Proposals for the Employer’s Liability
        (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2008”
    •   NI Transport Holding Company “EQIA – Procurement”


    The Scrutiny and Performance Improvement Officer guided Members through the Schedule.

    NOTED: receipt of the consultation documents received subject to the following:

    Southern Health and Social Care Trust “Strategic Response to the Comprehensive
    Spending Review 2008-2011 – An Equality Impact Assessment” (11CM13)

    NOTED: that the Chief Executive of the Trust would deliver a presentation on the Spending
    Review to the Executive Committee at their meeting on 17 November 2008.

    AGREED: at the request of the Chairperson, that notification of the above presentation at
    the Executive Committee be circulated to all Members.

    FURTHER AGREED: that the above consultation document be referred to the Equality &
    Diversity Officer for consideration, and that if appropriate, officers prepare a draft
    consultation response for consideration at a Committee meeting; if not appropriate the
    Committee to be advised accordingly.

    Councillor Irwin retired from the meeting at 9.20pm.

    CIRCULATED: Addendum to the schedule of consultation documents that had been
    received, together with a brief summary. (PSSC-08-112A-LB)

    The Committee considered the following consultation document that had been received:

    •   Department of Agriculture and Rural Development “Consultation on Changes to BSE
        Testing”.
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     Consultation on Changes to BSE Testing (11CM13)

     NOTED: that Councillor Wilson, on behalf of Councillor Irwin, requested that officers
     prepare a draft consultation response in support of the above proposal.

     Councillor E Speers believed that the proposal would alleviate the financial burden for
     farmers and meat producers.

     AGREED: that officers prepare a draft consultation response in support of the above
     proposal, for consideration at a suitable meeting prior to the consultation response date of 3
     December 2008.

12.5 Consultation Outcomes/Acknowledgements Received (11CM13)

     PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: schedule of consultation Outcomes/Acknowledgements
     received, as detailed in PSSC-08-113-LB:

     •   Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety “Public Consultation on
         Proposals for Health and Social Care Reform”
     •   Department of Finance and Personnel “Consultation on Review of Domestic Rating -
         Green Rebates”.

     The Scrutiny and Performance Improvement Officer guided members through the schedule
     and informed them that details of outcomes could be made available if requested.

     NOTED.


13.0 CORRESPONDENCE

13.1 Mineral Development Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (21MC01)

     PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letters dated 9 October 2008 from the Department of
     Enterprise, Trade and Investment advising that it had received applications from Conroy
     Diamonds and Gold for mineral prospecting rights under Section 11 of the above Act in
     respect of lands in County Armagh and in County Armagh and County Down respectively as
     shown on the corresponding maps. Consideration was being given to the issue of a licence
     over each of these areas for an initial period of two years with provision for an extension in
     respect of all such minerals as were vested in the Department. Under Section 11(3) of the
     Act, the Department was required to publish notice of its intention to grant prospecting
     facilities and to consider representations which were made by interested persons. A copy of
     the Press Notices were enclosed and the Council was asked to have the relevant maps
     displayed in its offices until 14 November 2008.

     NOTED.

13.2 Listing of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest at Frizells Cottage,
     Ardress, Co. Armagh (21HB05)

     PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: letter dated 17 October 2008 from Northern Ireland
     Environment Agency advising of the proposed Listing of the above property, which was
     being considered under Article 42(1) of the Planning (NI) Order 1991. The Agency would

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        welcome the receipt of comments within 6 weeks of the date of the letter. A copy of the
        Architect’s evaluation of the building was enclosed for information.

        NOTED.


14.0 ANY OTHER RELEVANT BUSINESS

14.1 Public Toilets at Shambles Yard, Armagh (16PC06)

        The Strategic Director gave Members an update on the progress of renovations at the above
        location to date. She advised that officers were currently awaiting delivery of electrical parts
        and materials, and that due to the 2-day trade holiday on Thursday 30 October 2008 and
        Friday 31 October 2008, work had been deferred to commence on Monday 3 November 2008.
        It was anticipated that works would be completed by Friday 7 November 2008.

        NOTED.

14.2 Sale of Land at Woodview Park, Tandragee (15RP52)

        The Strategic Director gave an update on the above issue and advised that, following a report
        which was brought to the Executive Committee meeting on Monday 20 October 2008, a
        meeting had recently been held with the proposed purchaser. A further report would be
        brought to a future Executive Committee meeting.

        Councillor Turner expressed satisfaction with proceedings to date, and it was AGREED that
        the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Development would ask the Strategic Director of
        Corporate Services and Governance to contact Councillor Miss Haughey on the above issue.

14.3 Councillor Visit to Lisbane Landfill Site and Bryson Recycling Centre (11CL08)

        Councillor Wilson referred to the forthcoming site visit for Councillors to the above locations.
        He recalled that a similar visit had taken place in 2007 and queried if a second visit would be
        worthwhile.

        In response, the Strategic Director stated that she believed it would prove beneficial for
        Councillors to attend the above site visits.

        NOTED.

The business having been completed, the meeting concluded at 9.30 pm.



Mayor:                _______________________________


Clerk and
Chief Executive: ________________________________



Date:                _________________________________

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                                                                                                                                                  PSSC-08-102-LB
                                                                  ARMAGH CITY AND DISTRICT COUNCIL
                                                                     PLANNING OFFICE MEETING
                                                                            24 October 2008

O/2006/0996   Messrs         (Immediately      Demolition of      BH11 of PPS6 - Planning,     Planning           NOTED:
/F            Drumeen        S and adj to      existing filling   Archaeology and the Built    Mrs Helen Stoops     The Agent had submitted an amended scheme prior to the
              Construction   junction with     station/garage     Heritage – adversely         Applicant            meeting of the Public Services Scrutiny Committee in
                             Jenny’s Row)      and erection of    affect the setting of a      Not present          October;
                             The Mall          8 apartments       building listed under        Agent                Environment & Heritage Service had requested details on a
                             West, Armagh                         Article 42 of the Planning   Mr C Lindsay         larger scale;
                                                                  (NI) Order 1991              Councillors          Planning Service requested that the Agent would supply a
                                                                                               O’Hanlon, Mrs        contamination report;
                                                                                               McRoberts            Concerns were expressed by Planning Service regarding the
                                                                  BH12 of PPS6 - Planning,
                                                                                                                    issue of the proposal overshadowing buildings located at
                                                                  Archaeology and the Built
                                                                                                                    Jenny’s Row. The Agent pointed out that the existing canopy
                                                                  Heritage – would detract
                                                                                                                    already caused this problem, and in fact the proposal would
                                                                  from the character of
                                                                                                                    overshadow Jenny’s Row to a lesser degree than the existing
                                                                  Armagh City
                                                                                                                    structure;
                                                                  Conservation Area
                                                                                                                    Concerns were expressed by Planning Service regarding the
                                                                                                                    issue of the proposal overlooking buildings located at Jenny’s
                                                                                                                    Row. The Agent stated that there were no gable windows in
                                                                                                                    the proposed apartments;
O/2007/1032   Messrs         The Mall          Demolition of      BH14 of PPS 6 –                                   The Conservation Area Architect had expressed concerns
/DCA          Drumeen        West, Armagh      vacant filling     Planning, Archaeology                             about the proposed railings to the front of the apartments.
              Construction   (Immediately      station and        and the Building Heritage
                                                                                                                    The Agent felt that the proposed apartments’ design was in
                             S of and adj to   garage and         – no agreement has been
                                                                                                                    keeping with the historical character of the area;
                             junction with     erection of 8      reached with the
                                                                                                                    Planning Service had expressed concerns about the building
                             Jenny’s Row       apartments         Department for the
                                                                                                                    line in comparison to others at the location. The Agent
                                                                  redevelopment of this site
                                                                                                                    believed that the line of the existing canopy lay quite close to
                                                                                                                    the footpath, and that the proposal could tie in with the
                                                                                                                    frontage pattern of Sainsburys etc. The building line on The
                                                                                                                    Mall West was not as strongly identifiable as that on The
                                                                                                                    Mall East.

                                                                                                                  AGREED: that
                                                                                                                  Agent
                                                                                                                     Would submit a contamination report;
                                                                                                                     Would attempt to demonstrate, by way of a sunlight study,
                                                                                                                     that the proposal would have a lesser impact with regard to
                                                                                                                     overshadowing than the existing structure;
                                                                                                                     Would seek to replicate the Georgian railings style
                                                                                                                        currently used on The Mall East buildings;
                                                                                                                        Would submit further details of proposal to Environment &
                                                                                                                        Heritage Service and address any other concerns;
                                                                                                                        Would address any other concerns identified by Conservation
                                                                                                                        Area Architect;
                                                                                                                        Would submit archaeological survey report to address the
                                                                                                                        concerns of NI Environment Agency arising from its
                                                                                                                        “Protecting Historic Monuments” policy.

O/2008/0256/F   R Diffin    148 Navan      Erection of     Policies CTY1 and CTY5 of        Planning                NOTED:
                            Fort Road,     replacement     dPPS14 – proposed dwelling       Mrs Helen Stoops          A revised section and block plan had been submitted;
                            Armagh         dwelling        would have visual impact         Applicant                 Planning Service felt that a single-storey dwelling would be
                                           with integral   significantly greater than       Mr R Diffin               more acceptable, however Messrs Rollston and Richardson
                                           garage          existing dwelling. Size of       Mr G Diffin               pointed out that a 150m² floor area restriction would exist as
                                                           new dwelling would not           Agent                     the Applicant wished to avail of a Housing Executive grant.
                                                           allow it to integrate into       Mr J Rollston             A single-storey dwelling would only serve to increase the
                                                           surrounding landscape.           Mr J Richardson           proposed floor area beyond the restriction;
                                                                                            Councillors               The ground level was lower on the proposed site than that of
                                                                                            O’Hanlon, Rollston, J     the existing dwelling and its surrounding buildings;
                                                                                            Speers, Irwin             Substantial vegetation existed along the site boundary with
                                                                                                                      the public road;
                                                                                                                      Concerns regarding integration with surrounding buildings
                                                                                                                      had been addressed by a slight re-siting of the proposal;
                                                                                                                      The Agent believed that a reduced ridge height would
                                                                                                                      impinge on living space on the upstairs floor, and would
                                                                                                                      result in a lowered roof pitch.
                                                                                                                    AGREED: that:
                                                                                                                       Mrs Stoops would visit the site and report any further
                                                                                                                      concerns to Mr Rollston, and would advise him whether a
                                                                                                                      reduced ridge height would be required.

O/2008/0515/O   D McNeice    Adjacent to   Site for one    PPS7 QD1 – over                  Planning                NOTED:
                             rear of 8     block of        development of site due to       Mrs Helen Stoops          A reduced scheme of the concept and proposed house type
                             Annahugh      semi-           excessive number of              Applicant                 had been submitted;
                             Road,         detached        residential units, and out of    Mr D McNeice              Planning Service expressed tandem development concerns in
                             Loughgall,    houses          keeping with character of        Agent                     relation to the substantial difference in ground levels between
                             Co Armagh                     adjoining and neighbouring       Mr S McCann               the existing dwelling and proposed dwellings, and the impact
                                                           development.                     Councillors               on private amenity space to the rear of No. 8;
                                                                                            O’Hanlon, J Speers        The Applicant explained that the proposed dwellings would
                                                           Policy DES2 – would harm                                   be occupied by his adult children in the future, however Mrs
                                                           living conditions of residents                             Stoops explained that Planning Service could not make it a
                                                           of 8 Annahugh Road due to                                  condition that this would always be the case;
                                                           reduced privacy and                                        The Applicant pointed out that two-storey developments
                                                           unsatisfactory access to new                               already existed in the area;
                                                           dwelling.                                                  The Agent remarked that the front elevation of the proposal
                                                                                                                      would overlook the surrounding countryside. The proposed
Over development of site –         dwellings had been re-sited to address the issue of
too small and restricted to        overlooking the rear garden of the existing dwelling;
permit erection of two             It was suggested by the Agent that the planting of boundary
dwellings of reasonable size       vegetation or the siting of a fence on the higher level ground
and with adequate amenity          around the existing dwelling may alleviate privacy issues;
space.                             The Applicant stated that a local precedent for this type of
                                   proposal already existed, and that a proposal for a housing
                                   development which incorporated a similar layout had been
                                   submitted for the surrounding area;
                                   Car parking could be accommodated at both sides of the
                                   dwellings if required;

                               AGREED: that:
                               Mrs Stoops
                                  To visit site and provide feedback to Agent;
                                  To examine planning history of local precedent and also of
                                  proposal for housing development with similar layout;
                               Agent
                                  To submit section showing relevant ground levels and
                                  topography of surrounding area;
                                  To submit map of scale 1:25 providing examples of houses
                                  recently constructed in close proximity to each other on
                                  differing ground levels, and photographs of same.
                                                                                  PSSC-08-103-LB
                          DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT

                              PLANNING (NI) ORDER 1991

                  APPLICATIONS FOR PLANNING PERMISSION

COUNCIL Armagh                                             Date    03-Nov-08
ITEM NO            1
APPLIC NO              O/2005/0392/F      Full                    Date Valid   24/03/2005
APPLICANT              Mr D Vallely
APPLIC ADDRESS         127 Summerisland Road, Ardress
LOCATION               Lands at juntion of Summerisland Road and Derrycraw Road, Ardress
PROPOSAL               Amended external finish to dwelling, rustic red brick as opposed to smooth
                       cement finish
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          F Cleland , 31 Drumman Heights, Armagh, BT61 9SJ




17 October 2008                                                                                Page 1 of 37
ITEM NO              2
APPLIC NO                O/2006/0579/F         Full                  Date Valid      27/04/2006
APPLICANT                Mr G Williamson
APPLIC ADDRESS           71 Creenagh Road, Loughgall, Armagh
LOCATION                 140 metres west of 71 Creenagh Road, Armagh
PROPOSAL                 Erection of dwelling and attached garage
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection           0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 of Draft PPS 14,Sustainable Development in the
         Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and does not merit being considered
         as an exceptional case as the stated need for this farmworkers dwelling does not justify a
         relaxation of the strict planning controls in the countryside.
2        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY10 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that:-the
         proposed dwelling is a prominent feature in the landscape;-the proposed site lacks long
         established natural boundaries and is unable to provide a suitable degree of enclosure for the
         building to integrate into the landscape;-the proposed dwelling relies primarily on the use of
         new landscaping for integration;and therefore would not integrate into this area of the
         countryside.

3        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY11 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that: -the
         dwelling would, if permitted, be unduly prominent in the landscape;-the dwelling would, if
         permitted result in a build-up of development when viewed with existing and approved
         buildings;-the dwelling would, if permitted create or add to a ribbon of development;and
         would therefore result in a detrimental change to the rural character of the countryside.


4        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY12 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         development would, if permitted, result in the creation of ribbon development along the
         Lissheffield Road and would therefore adversely affect the visual amenity and character of
         the countryside.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr S Nicholson , 147 Keady Road, Armagh, Co.Armagh, BT60 3AE




17 October 2008                                                                                           Page 2 of 37
ITEM NO              3
APPLIC NO                 O/2006/0592/F           Full                   Date Valid      08/05/2006
APPLICANT                 Mr J Mackle
APPLIC ADDRESS            11 Abbey Park, Armagh, BT61 8SL
LOCATION                  Adjacent to 42 Corrigan Hill Road, Moy
PROPOSAL                  Erection of two storey farmworkers dwelling (Amended description)
REPRESENTATION            0      Objections 0      Support    0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                    REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 and CTY2 of Draft PPS14, Sustainable Development
         in the Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and does not merit being
         considered as an exceptional case as the stated need for this farmworkers dwelling does not
          justify a relaxation of the strict planning controls in the countryside.
2        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 and CTY2 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14,
         Sustainable Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and
         does not merit being considered as an exceptional case, in that it has not been demonstrated
         that the proposed dwelling is essential to meet the needs of the farm.
3        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY10 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         proposed dwelling is a prominent feature in the landscape; the design of the proposed
         dwelling is inappropriate for the site and its locality and therefore would not integrate into this
         area of the countryside.
4        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY11 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         dwelling would, if permitted not respect the traditional pattern of settlement exhibited in that
         area and would therefore result in a detrimental change to the rural character of the
         countryside.

AGENT DETAILS             Mr G H Fekkes D.A. LTD., Unit 6, Armagh Business Park, Hamiltonsbawn
                          Road, Armagh, BT60 1HW




17 October 2008                                                                                                Page 3 of 37
ITEM NO              4
APPLIC NO                O/2007/0094/O         Outline                Date Valid     25/01/2007
APPLICANT                Mr S Milligan
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/o Agent
LOCATION                 61 Blackisland Road, Ardress, Portadown
PROPOSAL                 Retention of existing dwelling and Site for 2 new detached dwellings with
                         associated site works
REPRESENTATION 1     Objections 0                   Support       0 Petition of Objection      0 Support Petitions
OPINION         REFUSAL

1        The proposed development would, if permitted, prejudice the safety and convenience of road
         users since it proposes to use an existing access at which visibility cannot be provided to an
         adequate standard.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr C Stewart McAdam Stewart Architects, Banbridge Enterprise Centre,
                         Scarva Road, Banbridge, Co.Down, BT32 3QD



ITEM NO              5
APPLIC NO                O/2007/0180/O         Outline                Date Valid     01/03/2007
APPLICANT                Mr Digby
APPLIC ADDRESS           6 Glenowna Drive,, Armagh, BT60 4AZ
LOCATION                 Adjacent to 6 Glenowna Drive, Armagh
PROPOSAL                 Site for new dwelling and garage for domestic use only
REPRESENTATION           1       Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection          0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS




17 October 2008                                                                                           Page 4 of 37
ITEM NO              6
APPLIC NO                 O/2007/0630/RM        Reserved               Date Valid      09/08/2007

APPLICANT                 Mr J Corr
APPLIC ADDRESS            C/o Agent
LOCATION                 51 Magheraville road, Milford, Armagh
PROPOSAL                 Erection of replacement dwelling
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection             0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        Having notified the agent and applicant under Article 7 (4) of the Planning (General
         Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993 that further details regarding access and visibility
         splay provision were required to allow the Department to determine the application, and having
          not received sufficient information, the Department refuses this application as it is the opinion
         of the Department that this information is material to the determination of this application.


AGENT DETAILS            Mr M Sloane Sloane Design Services, 68 Moy Road, Armagh, BT61 8DW




ITEM NO              7
APPLIC NO                 O/2007/0849/O         Outline                Date Valid      10/10/2007
APPLICANT                 Mr A.N Shepherd
APPLIC ADDRESS            13 Thornhill Avenue, Tandragee, BT62 2EL
LOCATION                 Adjacent to no.6 Gilford Street, Tandragee, Co. Armagh
PROPOSAL                 Site for private one and half storey dwelling with garage and basement.
REPRESENTATION           0       Objections 0     Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to the Department's Planning Policy Statement 4, Industrial
         Development and The Armagh Area Plan, in that the site is located on land zoned for industrial
         use which should be retained to meet further demand.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr B Jeffers Buy Design 2, 15 Linseys Hill, Armagh, BT61 9HD




17 October 2008                                                                                               Page 5 of 37
ITEM NO           8
APPLIC NO             O/2007/0987/RM     Reserved            Date Valid    07/12/2007

APPLICANT             Mr P Murphy
APPLIC ADDRESS        14 Cargaclogher Road, Keady, Armagh, BT60 3QZ
LOCATION              Adjoining and west of 14 Cargaclogher Road, Keady, Armagh, BT60 3QZ.
PROPOSAL              Erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION        0       Objections 0    Support    0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS         Mr Wc Cornett Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place, The Mall,
                      Armagh, BT61 9BT



ITEM NO           9
APPLIC NO             O/2008/0128/O      Outline             Date Valid    12/02/2008
APPLICANT             Mr R G Geddis
APPLIC ADDRESS        9 Annvale Road, Keady, Armagh
LOCATION              9 Annvale Road, Keady, Armagh.
PROPOSAL              Site for housing development consisting of 18 no 2 storey dwellings, including
                      demoliton of existing dwelling.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0             Support     0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS         Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 6 of 37
ITEM NO            10
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0166/F        Full                  Date Valid     26/02/2008
APPLICANT                Mr K Mcneany
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/O Agent
LOCATION                Site adjacent to and North of 49 Crossnenagh Road, Keady.
PROPOSAL                Erection of Dwelling with integral Garage and associated site works.
REPRESENTATION          0       Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY10 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         proposed site lacks long established natural boundaries and is unable to provide a suitable
         degree of enclosure for the building to integrate into the landscape and the design of the
         proposed dwelling is inappropriate for the site in terms of its height scale massing and
         architectural style and therefore would not integrate into this area of the countryside.


AGENT DETAILS           Kb Barry McCreanor & Co. Architects, 85 Plantation Road, Craigavon,
                        BT63 5NJ



ITEM NO            11
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0176/F        Full                  Date Valid     29/02/2008
APPLICANT                Miss J Wright
APPLIC ADDRESS           26 Battlehill Road, Portadown
LOCATION                No.26 Battlehill Road, Portadown.
PROPOSAL                Erection of replacement Dwelling and integrated Garage.
REPRESENTATION          0      Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection           0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS           Mr We Beattie Blakely & Co, Whitten House, 41 William Street, Portadown,
                        Co.Armagh, BT62 3NX




17 October 2008                                                                                        Page 7 of 37
ITEM NO           12
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0206/RM     Reserved            Date Valid    13/03/2008

APPLICANT              Mr & Mrs T Cune
APPLIC ADDRESS         Ballybreagh Road, Aghory, Armagh
LOCATION               70 Metres East of No.160 Ballybreagh Road, Aghory.
PROPOSAL               Erection of new Dwelling and Garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support     0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr W Kilpatrick Woodwell Design Ltd, 218 Mowhan Road, Glenanne, Co
                       Armagh, BT60 2LE



ITEM NO           13
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0219/F      Full                Date Valid    18/03/2008
APPLICANT              Mrs L Dillon
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/O Agent
LOCATION               2 Station Road, Scarva.
PROPOSAL               Demolition of existing Dwelling House and Outbuildings and construction of
                       new Bar and Restaurant with first floor apartment, provision of access from
                       Station Road, Parking, Landscaping and Footbridge over adjacent Canal.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Magee McAdam Stewart Architects, Scarva Road, Banbridge, Co.Down,
                       BT32 3QD




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 8 of 37
ITEM NO           14
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0263/F       Full                Date Valid    04/04/2008
APPLICANT              Mrs J C Cooney
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/O Agent
LOCATION               270m South of Friary Glen Bridge, Friary Road, Cladybeg, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage- full permission in substitution for outline
                       permission O/2004/0859/O to carry out development without compliance with
                       conditions 5, 8 and 9 of outline permission.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Jr Rollston John Rollston, 88 Fellows Hall Road, Killylea, Armagh,
                       BT60 4LZ



ITEM NO           15
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0286/F      Full                Date Valid     15/04/2008
APPLICANT              The Select Vestry Of St Patrick'S Church
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/O Agent
LOCATION               Adjacent to and 20m South of St Patrick's Parish Church, Gosford Road,
                       Loughgilly.
PROPOSAL               Change of use from vacant school house to Parish Meeting Room, with toilet
                       block extension.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          C Mckillop Leighton Johnston Associates, 15 Stranmillis Road, Belfast,
                       BT9 5AF




17 October 2008                                                                                 Page 9 of 37
ITEM NO           16
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0312/F      Full                Date Valid   23/04/2008
APPLICANT              Mr E Rice
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/O Agent
LOCATION               240 metres north west of 57 Lagan Road, Keady, County Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr N. Mckee , 34 Foley Road,, Armagh., BT60 2QX



ITEM NO           17
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0327/RM     Reserved            Date Valid   25/04/2008

APPLICANT              Mr Cassidy
APPLIC ADDRESS         143 Dundrum Road, Tassagh, Armagh
LOCATION               80m South West of 137 Dundrum Road, Tassagh, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of Dwelling
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0  Support    0 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr E Morton , 104 Navanfort Road, Armagh, BT60 4PS



ITEM NO           18
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0336/RM     Reserved            Date Valid   25/04/2008

APPLICANT              Mr D H Hughes
APPLIC ADDRESS         75 Cortamlet Road, Newtownhamiliton, BT35 0EL
LOCATION               North and opposite no 29 Tyrone ditches Road, Poyntzpass
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS           Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place,, The Mall,, Armagh, BT61
                       9BJ




17 October 2008                                                                             Page 10 of 37
ITEM NO           19
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0342/RM      Reserved             Date Valid    30/04/2008

APPLICANT              Mr F Mcneice
APPLIC ADDRESS         7 Ardress West Road, Loughall, BT61 8LH
LOCATION               Site 120 metres east of 50 Ardress Road, Portadown.
PROPOSAL               Erection of 1 and a half storey dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0      Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr P Mcalister Paul McAlister Architects Ltd, The Barn, 64a Drumnacanvey
                       Road, Portadown, BT63 5LX




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 11 of 37
ITEM NO            20
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0358/F     Full                       Date Valid      09/05/2008
APPLICANT                Mr & Mrs M Willis
APPLIC ADDRESS           53 Killycarn Road, Loughgilly, Co. Armagh., BT60 2DG
LOCATION                 Lands adjacent to 53 Killycarn Road, Loughgilly, Co. Armagh.
PROPOSAL                 Change of use of existing outbuilding to gun shop and erection of new pistol
                         and rifle range and all associated amenity spaces.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                      Support     0 Petition of Objection      0 Support Petitions
OPINION         REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY1 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that there is a
         presumption against development throughout the countryside and it does not merit being
         considered an exception to the policy nor are there any overriding reasons why this
         development is essential and could not be located within a settlement.
2        The proposal is contrary to the Department's Draft Planning Policy Statement 5, Retailing and
         Town Centres in that the site lies outside the development limits of Loughgilly as designated in
         the Armagh Area Plan and no special need has been demonstrated to justify relaxation of the
         strict planning controls exercised in the countryside.
3        The proposal is contrary to Policy BH2 of the Department's Planning Policy Statement 6:
         Planning, Archaeology and the Built Heritage in that the development would, if permitted,
         adversely affect an archaeological monument of local importance by reason of substantial
         buried remains associated with this monument which would be destroyed by any
         development; and no material considerations of sufficient weight have been demonstrated to
         justify the proposed development.

4        The proposal is contrary to Policy OS 3 of Planning Policy Statement 8, Open Space, Sport and
          Outdoor Recreation in that the proposed development would cause an adverse impact on
         features of importance to nature conservation, archaeology or built heritage and would have
         an unacceptable impact on the amenities of people living nearby.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr N Mccarten Warwick Stewart Architects, 892 Antrim Road,
                         Templepatrick, Co Antrim, BT39 0AH



ITEM NO            21
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0368/F          Full                  Date Valid      13/05/2008
APPLICANT                Ms A Rankin
APPLIC ADDRESS           59 Marlacoo Road, Richill, BT60 1JW
LOCATION                 Site approximately 120 metres east of 59 Marlacoo Road, Richill.
PROPOSAL                 Change of house type to include 4 no bedrooms,basement with games and
                         computer rooms and attached double garage/workshop.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                      Support     0 Petition of Objection      0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS             Design RTH, 45 Halfpenny Gate Road, Moira, BT67 0HW



17 October 2008                                                                                             Page 12 of 37
ITEM NO            22
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0390/F          Full                  Date Valid     22/05/2008
APPLICANT                Miss J Denny
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/O Agent
LOCATION                 7 Crewbeg Road, Poyntzpass.
PROPOSAL                 Erection of replacement dwelling.
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0    Support           0 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS            Mr J Richardson , 9 Shanecracken, Markethill, Co Armagh, BT60 1TS



ITEM NO            23
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0399/O          Outline               Date Valid     28/05/2008
APPLICANT                Mr J Mcnally
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/o Agent
LOCATION                 South west of and adjacent to 32 Annareagh Road, BT61 9JY
PROPOSAL                 Site for erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION           1       Objections 0      Support     0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 of Draft PPS 14, Sustainable Development in the
         Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and does not merit being considered
         as an exceptional case as the stated need for this dwelling does not justify a relaxation of the
         strict planning controls in the countryside.
2        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY10 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that: -the
         proposed site lacks long established natural boundaries and is unable to provide a suitable
         degree of enclosure for the building to integrate into the landscape;-the proposed dwelling
         relies primarily on the use of new landscaping for integration;and therefore would not
         integrate into this area of the countryside.

3        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY11 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that: -the
         dwelling would, if permitted result in a build-up of development when viewed with existing and
          approved buildings;-the dwelling would, if permitted create or add to a ribbon of
         development;and would therefore result in a detrimental change to the rural character of the
         countryside.

4        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY12 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         development would, if permitted, result in the extension of ribbon development along the
         Annareagh Road and would therefore adversely affect the visual amenity and character of
         the countryside.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr C Lindsey CTLindsay Chartered Architect Ltd, The Studio, 66 Marlacoo
                         Road, Richhill, Co.Armagh, BT62 3JW



17 October 2008                                                                                             Page 13 of 37
ITEM NO           24
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0409/F       Full                Date Valid    30/05/2008
APPLICANT              Mr P Macari
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/o Agent
LOCATION               260 metres south west of 72 Coolkill Road, Middletown, Co.Armagh
PROPOSAL               Site for dwelling (under Article 28 of the Planning NI Order 1991) without
                       compliance with condition No.5 ridge height to be raised from 5.5m's to 6.5m's
                        of previous Approval Reference O/2004/0685/O
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr J Kerr JPM Kerr Chartered Surveyors, First Floor, 21A Railway Street,
                       Armagh, BT61 7HP



ITEM NO           25
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0424/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    02/06/2008

APPLICANT              Mr B Mullen
APPLIC ADDRESS         28 Portadown Road, Moy
LOCATION               Adjacent to 21 Clovenden Road, Loughall
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0   Support     0 Petition of Objection      0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          McKeown & Shields, 53 Gortgonis Road, Coalisland, County Tyrone




17 October 2008                                                                              Page 14 of 37
ITEM NO            26
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0454/RM        Reserved             Date Valid     13/06/2008

APPLICANT                Mr B Magill
APPLIC ADDRESS           12 Blackbridge Road, Poyntzpass
LOCATION                160 metres north north west of 10 Demoan Road, Poyntzpass
PROPOSAL                Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION          0      Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS           Mr H Mc Aleer HD DESIGN, 3 Bannview Road, Banbridge, BT32 3RL



ITEM NO            27
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0462/RM        Reserved             Date Valid     16/06/2008

APPLICANT                Mr & Mrs J Rafferty
APPLIC ADDRESS           7 Ballymacnab Road, Tassagh, BT60 2QS
LOCATION                Adjacent to 45 Ballybrannon Road, Armagh.
PROPOSAL                Site for dwelling.
REPRESENTATION          0       Objections 0    Support    0 Petition of Objection           0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  REFUSAL

1        Having notified the agent and applicant under Article 7 (4) of the Planning (General
         Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993 that further details regarding the proposal were
         required to allow the Department to determine the application, and having not received
         sufficent information, the Department refuses this application as it is the opinion of the
         Department that this information is material to the determination of this application.

AGENT DETAILS           Mr N. Mckee , 34 Foley Road,, Armagh., BT60 2QX




17 October 2008                                                                                        Page 15 of 37
ITEM NO           28
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0465/LB     Listed Building      Date Valid    17/06/2008
APPLICANT              Miss L Dillon
APPLIC ADDRESS         2 Station Road, Scarva
LOCATION               Existing canal bridge adjacent to 2 Station Road, Scarva
PROPOSAL               Construction of new pedestrian footbridge adjacent to listed canal bridge and
                       carefully break through existing listed bridge abutment to form access to
                       footbridge and make good all bridges finishes.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0               Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Magee McAdam Stewart Architects, Banbridge Ent. Centre, Scarva
                       Road, Banbridge, Down, BT32 3QD



ITEM NO           29
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0467/RM     Reserved             Date Valid    17/06/2008

APPLICANT              Mr D Mcardle
APPLIC ADDRESS         9 Mullinary Road, Middletown, Armagh
LOCATION               60 metres east of 289 Monaghan Road, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Proposed replacement dwelling
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support   0 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD




17 October 2008                                                                              Page 16 of 37
ITEM NO           30
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0472/LB     Listed Building      Date Valid    20/06/2008
APPLICANT              Mr R Dalzell
APPLIC ADDRESS         Tullyroan House, 82 Tullyroan Road, Dungannon, BT71 7NF
LOCATION               Tullyroan House, 82 Tullyroan Road, Dungannon
PROPOSAL               Renovation of existing listed house and replacement of existing extension to
                       better intergate with the listed house
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                Support    0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          da architects ltd, Unit 6, Armagh Business Park, Hamiltonsbawn Road,
                       Armagh, BT60 1HW



ITEM NO           31
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0476/F      Full                 Date Valid    20/06/2008
APPLICANT              Mr R Dalzell
APPLIC ADDRESS         Tullyroan House, Tullyroan Road, Dungannon, BT71 7NF
LOCATION               Tullyroan House, 82 Tullyroan Road, Dungannon
PROPOSAL               Demolition and replacement of 1 storey extension, alterations to adjacent
                       outbuilding
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                Support    0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          da architects ltd, Unit 6, Armagh Business Park, Hamiltonsbawn Road,
                       Armagh, BT60 1HW




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 17 of 37
ITEM NO           32
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0484/RM     Reserved            Date Valid    23/06/2008

APPLICANT              J O'Donnell
APPLIC ADDRESS         102 Drumhillery, Armagh
LOCATION               130 metres south east of 108 Clay Road, Keady, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO           33
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0503/RM     Reserved            Date Valid    30/06/2008

APPLICANT              Messrs E & M Fox
APPLIC ADDRESS         19 Crossnenagh Road, Keady, Armagh
LOCATION               180 metres east of 24 Listrakelt Road, Derrynoose, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO           34
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0505/RM     Reserved            Date Valid    26/06/2008

APPLICANT              Mr D Curran
APPLIC ADDRESS         15 Tobermesson Road, Moy, Co.Tyrone, BT71 7QE
LOCATION               100 metres south west of 68 Mullinary Road, Blackwatertown, Co.Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of new dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr J Bell Holmes and Doran Surveyors, 1st Floor, The Old Savings Bank,
                       1 Victoria Street, Armagh, BT61 9DS



17 October 2008                                                                             Page 18 of 37
ITEM NO           35
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0510/F       Full                Date Valid    01/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr E Crozier
APPLIC ADDRESS         46 Foley Road, Armagh
LOCATION               46 Foley Road, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of replacement dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO           36
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0512/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    01/07/2008

APPLICANT              Mr E Walker
APPLIC ADDRESS         119 Crosskey's Road, Armagh
LOCATION               Adjacent to and south west of 115 Crosskeys road, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of replacement dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO           37
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0517/F       Full                Date Valid    04/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr G Davidson
APPLIC ADDRESS         11 Abbey Street, Armagh, BT61 7DX
LOCATION               50 Monaghan Road, Armagh, County Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Retention of relocation of approved house and garage, alteration of
                       boundaries.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          da architects ltd, Unit 6, Armagh Business Park, Hamiltonsbawn Road,
                       Armagh, BT60 1HW




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 19 of 37
ITEM NO           38
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0527/F       Full                Date Valid     09/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr M Donnelly
APPLIC ADDRESS         6 Navan Cottages, Navan Fort Road, Armagh, BT60 4PW
LOCATION               6 Navan Cottages, Navan Fort Road, Armagh, BT60 4PW
PROPOSAL               Erection of single story rear extension to allow kitchen and interior alterations.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0       Support     0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr R Mccusker , 13 Creevy Otra Road, Kilcreevy, Madden, BT60 3JP



ITEM NO           39
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0530/F       Full                Date Valid     09/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr C Mccloskey
APPLIC ADDRESS         18A Drumgaw Road, Armagh
LOCATION               18A Drumgaw Road, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of 2 storey side extension to dwelling to allow carport on ground floor
                       with 2 no ensuites above.
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Wc Cornett Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place, The Mall,
                       Armagh, BT61 9BT



ITEM NO           40
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0531/F       Full                Date Valid     10/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr K Bassett
APPLIC ADDRESS         116 Tandragee Road, Markethill
LOCATION               220 metres north west of 80 Tandragee Road, Markethill
PROPOSAL               Change of access from that approved under outline planning permission
                       O/2005/0088/O
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD




17 October 2008                                                                                Page 20 of 37
ITEM NO            41
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0537/RM        Reserved             Date Valid     10/07/2008

APPLICANT                Miss H Hughes
APPLIC ADDRESS           3 Drumatee Road, Markethill
LOCATION                Opposite no 140 Derryraine Road, Markethill.
PROPOSAL                Erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION          0      Objections 0     Support   0 Petition of Objection            0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  REFUSAL

1        Having notified the agent and applicant under Article 7 (4) of the Planning (General
         Development) Order (Northern Ireland) 1993 that further details regarding the proposal were
         required to allow the Department to determine the application, and having not received
         sufficent information, the Department refuses this application as it is the opinion of the
         Department that this information is material to the determination of this application.

AGENT DETAILS           Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO            42
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0538/F         Full                 Date Valid     16/07/2008
APPLICANT                Mr G Davidson
APPLIC ADDRESS           Business Accounts Services, 11 Abbey Street, Armagh, BT61 7DY
LOCATION                 40metres south east of junction between Cathedral Road and Ballycrummy
                         Road
PROPOSAL       Erection of sports changing facilities
REPRESENTATION 0      Objections 0     Support        0 Petition of Objection                0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS            Gribben & Donaghy Architects, 19 Cathedral Road, Armagh, BT61 7QX




17 October 2008                                                                                        Page 21 of 37
ITEM NO           43
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0539/RM     Reserved            Date Valid   10/07/2008

APPLICANT              Mr K Bassett
APPLIC ADDRESS         116 Tandragee Road, Markethill
LOCATION               220 metres north west of 80 Tandragee Road, Markethill.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO           44
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0545/RM     Reserved            Date Valid   17/07/2008

APPLICANT              Mr F Woods
APPLIC ADDRESS         40 Dernalea Road, Milford, Armagh, BT60 4QD
LOCATION               250 metres north of no. 196 Monaghan road, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support   0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr M Sloane Sloane Design Services, 68 Moy Road, Armagh, BT61 8DW




17 October 2008                                                                             Page 22 of 37
ITEM NO           45
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0554/F       Full                Date Valid    25/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr P Woods
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/O Lynwoods, 190 Monaghan Road, Armagh, BT60 4EZ
LOCATION               Off Madden Road, 300metres east of Longnancy's, Nortons Crossroads,
                       Armagh
PROPOSAL       Change of house design for previously approved replacement dwelling
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr N Hudson McCarter McGaw Hamill Architects, 44 Circular Road,
                       Dungannon, Co Tyrone, BT71 6BE



ITEM NO           46
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0556/O       Outline             Date Valid    28/07/2008
APPLICANT              Mr T Hughes
APPLIC ADDRESS         74 Rydal Gardens, Wembley, Middlesex
LOCATION               4 Best's Row, Umgola, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Site for demolition of dwelling and erection of two, two-storey dwellings
REPRESENTATION         0       Objections 0     Support      0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS



ITEM NO           47
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0559/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    25/07/2008

APPLICANT              Mrs D Carson
APPLIC ADDRESS         14 Ballygroobany Road, Richhill
LOCATION               100 metres west of No.6 Ballyloughan Road, Hamiltownsbawn
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr J Richardson , 9 Shanecracken, Markethill, Co Armagh, BT60 1TS




17 October 2008                                                                                Page 23 of 37
ITEM NO            48
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0564/O         Outline               Date Valid      29/07/2008
APPLICANT                Mr H Davison
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/o Agent
LOCATION                 Between no 105 and 103 Summerisland Road, Portadown.
PROPOSAL                 Site for erection of single storey dwelling for ambulant disabled person.
REPRESENTATION           0       Objections 0      Support     0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY1 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that there is a
         presumption against development throughout the countryside and it does not merit being
         considered an exception to the policy nor are there any overriding reasons why this
         development is essential and could not be located within a settlement.
2        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY11 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that: -the
         dwelling would, if permitted result in a build-up of development when viewed with existing and
          approved buildings;and would therefore result in a detrimental change to the rural
         character of the countryside.
3        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY13 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that, the
         proposed development would have an adverse impact on the landscape by reason of its
         location outside the settlement development limit of Ardress and would result in urban sprawl.


AGENT DETAILS            Mr L Warren ML Design & Management, 25-27 Edward Street, Portadown,
                         Co Armagh, BT62 3NE



ITEM NO            49
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0567/RM        Reserved              Date Valid      29/07/2008

APPLICANT                Mr J Smyth
APPLIC ADDRESS           14 Kinnegoe Road, Mullaghmore, Loughall, BT61 8LR
LOCATION                 120 metres west of 14 Kinnegoe Road, Mullaghmore, Loughall
PROPOSAL                 Erection of 1.5 storey dwelling
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0     Support   0 Petition of Objection  0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS             Plan-It Building Designs, 6 Woodvale Gate, Lough Road, Lurgan, BT66
                         6SR




17 October 2008                                                                                           Page 24 of 37
ITEM NO           50
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0580/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    01/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr & Mrs D Walker
APPLIC ADDRESS         88 Fellowshall Road, Killylea, Armagh, BT60 4LZ
LOCATION               70 metres south east of 88 Fellowshall Road, Killylea, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support     0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Jr Rollston John Rollston, 88 Fellows Hall Road, Killylea, Armagh,
                       BT60 4LZ



ITEM NO           51
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0581/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    04/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr J Woods
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/o Lynwoods, 190 Monahan Road, Armagh, BT60 4EU
LOCATION               360 metres south east of Longnancys, Nortons Cross Roads, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Site for erection of dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0       Objections 0      Support     0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr I Mcgaw McCarter McGaw Hamill, 44 Circular Road, Dungannon, Co
                       Tyrone, BT71 6BE




17 October 2008                                                                                Page 25 of 37
ITEM NO            52
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0592/F    Full                        Date Valid     11/08/2008
APPLICANT                M Toale C/O Nihe
APPLIC ADDRESS           Marlborough House, Central Way, Craigavon, BT64 1AJ
LOCATION                 110 Callanbridge Park, Armagh
PROPOSAL                 Erection of ground floor wc and whb
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0      Support    0 Petition of Objection            0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS            Mr M Mccurdy V B Evans & Company, 3 Pilot's View, Heron Road, Belfast,
                         BT3 9LE



ITEM NO            53
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0593/O          Outline               Date Valid     08/08/2008
APPLICANT                Mr N Black
APPLIC ADDRESS           60 Tandragee Road, Markethill
LOCATION                 80 metres east of 60 Tandragee Road, Bryandrum, Markethill
PROPOSAL                 Erection of dwelling and detached garage
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 of Draft PPS 14, Sustainable Development in the
         Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and does not merit being considered
         as an exceptional case as the stated need for this dwelling does not justify a relaxation of the
         strict planning controls in the countryside.
2        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY10 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         proposed site lacks long established natural boundaries and is unable to provide a suitable
         degree of enclosure for the building to integrate into the landscape and therefore would not
         integrate into this area of the countryside.
3        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY11 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         dwelling would, if permitted result in a build-up of development when viewed with existing and
         approved buildings and would therefore result in a detrimental change to the rural character
         of the countryside.
4        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY12 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that the
         development would, if permitted, result in the creation of ribbon development along Tandragee
         Road and would therefore adversely affect the visual amenity and character of the
         countryside.

AGENT DETAILS             Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place,, The Mall,, Armagh, BT61
                         9BJ




17 October 2008                                                                                             Page 26 of 37
ITEM NO            54
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0594/F        Full                 Date Valid      11/08/2008
APPLICANT                Mrs J Mckee
APPLIC ADDRESS           12 Cregagh Gardens, Armagh
LOCATION                12 Cregagh Gardens, Armagh
PROPOSAL                Extension to ground floor for bedroom and bathroom
REPRESENTATION          0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection         0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS            Karl McElroy, McElroy House, 119 Bridge Street, Portadown



ITEM NO            55
APPLIC NO                O/2008/0598/O        Outline              Date Valid      13/08/2008
APPLICANT                Mr E O'Neill
APPLIC ADDRESS           21 Magherydougherty Road, Markethill, BT60 1TX
LOCATION                100 metres north of 15 Magherydougherty Road, Markethill.
PROPOSAL                Site for erection of dwelling.
REPRESENTATION          0       Objections 0      Support 0 Petition of Objection           0 Support Petitions
OPINION                  REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY1 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that there is a
         presumption against development throughout the countryside and it does not merit being
         considered an exception to the policy nor are there any overriding reasons why this
         development is essential and could not be located within a settlement.
2        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 and CTY2 of Draft Planning PolicyStatement 14,
         Sustainable Development in the Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and
         does not merit being considered as an exceptional case, in that it has not been demonstrated
         that the farm is viable and capable of supporting a farmer in full-time employment.


AGENT DETAILS




17 October 2008                                                                                         Page 27 of 37
ITEM NO           56
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0603/F       Full                Date Valid    14/08/2008
APPLICANT              Millrow Enterprises Ltd
APPLIC ADDRESS         C/O 3A Umgola Road, Armagh
LOCATION               2 Upper English Street, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Conversion of clothes shop to Cafe
REPRESENTATION         0     Objections 0      Support    0 Petition of Objection     0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Gribben & Donaghy Chartered Architects, 19 Cathedral Road, Armagh,
                       BT61 7QX



ITEM NO           57
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0605/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    14/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr D Hawthorne
APPLIC ADDRESS         19 Greenfield Way, Armagh
LOCATION               Adjoining and north of 19 Greenfield Way, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling
REPRESENTATION         0       Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Wc Cornett Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place, The Mall,
                       Armagh, BT61 9BT



ITEM NO           58
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0614/F    Full                   Date Valid    20/08/2008
APPLICANT              Mr & Mrs W Marshall
APPLIC ADDRESS         29 Main Street, Tynan, Co. Armagh, BT60 4QP
LOCATION               29 Main Street, Tynan
PROPOSAL               Erection of new entrance to dwelling.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support       0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr J Bell Holmes and Doran Surveyors, 1st Floor, The Old Savings Bank,
                       1 Victoria Street, Armagh, BT61 9DS



17 October 2008                                                                               Page 28 of 37
ITEM NO           59
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0616/RM      Reserved             Date Valid    21/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr B Cullen
APPLIC ADDRESS         30 Eagralougher Road, Loughall
LOCATION               East of 23 Eagralougher Road, Loughall.
PROPOSAL               Erection of private dwelling.
REPRESENTATION         0       Objections 0     Support  0 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Daly O Neill & Associates , 23 William Street, Portadown, Co.Armagh,
                       BT62 3NX



ITEM NO           60
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0620/RM      Reserved             Date Valid    21/08/2008

APPLICANT              S Mcardle
APPLIC ADDRESS         9 Mullinary Road, Middletown, Armagh, BT60 4HW
LOCATION               80metres east of 30 Knockbane Road, Middletown
PROPOSAL               Site for dwelling of two storey design
REPRESENTATION         0       Objections 0      Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr J Kerr JPM Kerr Chartered Surveyors, First Floor, 21A Railway Street,
                       Armagh, BT61 7HP




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 29 of 37
ITEM NO           61
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0628/F       Full                 Date Valid    27/08/2008
APPLICANT              E Rafferty
APPLIC ADDRESS         31 Armaghbreague Road, Armagh
LOCATION               31 Armaghbreague Road, Tassagh, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of single storey side sun room extension
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0      Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr C Hughes JPM Kerr Surveyors, First Floor, 21A Railway Street,
                       Armagh, BT6 7HP



ITEM NO           62
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0634/F       Full                 Date Valid    01/09/2008
APPLICANT              Mr T Tim Hanna
APPLIC ADDRESS         Abbey Lane, Armagh, BT61 7DW
LOCATION               Armagh Theatre Group, Abbey Lane, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of single storey block work and render extension to the existing store.
                       Extension to have a pitched slate roof
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support    0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr M Sullivan , 114 Baltylum Meadows, Portadown, BT62 4BW



ITEM NO           63
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0635/F    Full                    Date Valid    29/08/2008
APPLICANT              Ms L Vaughan + Mr E Bradley
APPLIC ADDRESS         33 Drumman Heights, Armagh
LOCATION               33 Drumman Heights, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Conversion of garage to bedroom and roof conversion above garage to bedroom

REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support    0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Ms F Cleland Fiona Cleland, Tower House, Sheils House, Towerhill,
                       Armagh, BT61 9DW



17 October 2008                                                                                Page 30 of 37
ITEM NO           64
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0637/F       Full               Date Valid    29/08/2008
APPLICANT              Ms P Mckenna
APPLIC ADDRESS         Carn Industrial Estate, Portadown, BT63 5QJ
LOCATION               Opposite 140 Derryraine Road, Drumfergus, Markethill.
PROPOSAL               Erection of overhead single phase line on wooden poles (08/00444)
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support      0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS



ITEM NO           65
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0638/RM      Reserved           Date Valid    29/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr & Mrs D Orr
APPLIC ADDRESS         24 Irwin Place, Donaghcloney, Craigavon, BT66 7LN
LOCATION               150 metres north of 25 Lisraw Road, Scarva.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and detached garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr S R Rogan Stephen Rogan, Architectual Design, 1 Riverview, Huntly
                       Road, Banbridge, Co Down, BT32 3BT



ITEM NO           66
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0639/RM      Reserved           Date Valid    22/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr W.G Oarson
APPLIC ADDRESS         14 Ballygrobnay Road, Richhill, BT61 9NH
LOCATION               150 metres north west of 16 Ballygrobnay Road Richhill
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr J Richardson , 9 Shanecracken, Markethill, Co Armagh, BT60 1TS




17 October 2008                                                                             Page 31 of 37
ITEM NO           67
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0641/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    29/08/2008

APPLICANT              Mr J Dunwoody
APPLIC ADDRESS         16 Dernalea Road, Milford
LOCATION               Adjacent to and North of 16 Dernalea Road, Milford
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling and detached garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS



ITEM NO           68
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0648/F       Full                Date Valid    03/09/2008
APPLICANT              Mr B Donaghy
APPLIC ADDRESS         10 Coolreena Road, Lurgan
LOCATION               130 metres south of 33 Annvale Road, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling (change of house type to supercede that approved under
                       O/2007/0895/RM)
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                 Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD



ITEM NO           69
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0650/RM      Reserved            Date Valid    02/09/2008

APPLICANT              Mr T Wilson
APPLIC ADDRESS         7 Aghory Road, Richhill, Armagh, BT61 9LY
LOCATION               300metres west of 21 Aghory Road, Richhill, Armagh, BT61 9LY
PROPOSAL               Erection of replacement dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS           Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place,, The Mall,, Armagh, BT61
                       9BJ



17 October 2008                                                                              Page 32 of 37
ITEM NO           70
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0655/RM      Reserved           Date Valid   05/09/2008

APPLICANT              Mr R Leake
APPLIC ADDRESS         27 Moore Avenue, West Howe, Bournemouth
LOCATION               50m West of 26 Chapel Lane, Laurelvale
PROPOSAL               Erection of replacement dwelling
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support    0 Petition of Objection    0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr I Lenaghan Ian Lenaghan Design, 30 Moss Park, Richhill, Co Armagh,
                       BT61 9PT



ITEM NO           71
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0656/RM      Reserved           Date Valid   05/09/2008

APPLICANT              Mr & Mrs T Foster
APPLIC ADDRESS         94 Tassagh Road, Tullynamalloge, Keady, BT60 2ND
LOCATION               30metres South of 21 Brootally Road, Milford, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0   Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr T Woods , 33 Killeen Rd, Armagh, BT60 2AA




17 October 2008                                                                            Page 33 of 37
ITEM NO           72
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0657/F      Full                Date Valid    08/09/2008
APPLICANT              Mr B George
APPLIC ADDRESS         129 Tullysaran Road, Armagh, BT61 8HF
LOCATION               To the rear and 100 metres north of 129 Tullysaran Road, Armagh
PROPOSAL               Erection of 2 no. chicken houses with associated siteworks (28,000 birds to
                       each house)
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS           Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place,, The Mall,, Armagh, BT61
                       9BJ



ITEM NO           73
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0668/F      Full                Date Valid    12/09/2008
APPLICANT              Mr S Tiffney
APPLIC ADDRESS         51 Ardenlee Parade, Belfast, BT6 0AL
LOCATION               60m north of 49 Drumanphy Road, Portadown
PROPOSAL               Proposed change of house type (Alteration of porch from 2 storey to single
                       storey with flat roof)
REPRESENTATION 0     Objections 0                Support   0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr M Sloane Holmes and Doran Surveyors, Ist Floor, The Old Savings
                       Bank, 1 Victoria Street, Armagh, BT61 9DS




17 October 2008                                                                              Page 34 of 37
ITEM NO           74
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0671/RM     Reserved            Date Valid   11/09/2008

APPLICANT              Mrs J Moffett
APPLIC ADDRESS         66 Seaboughan Road, Markethill, BT60 2EL
LOCATION               Opposite and west of 62 Kilmachugh Road, Enagh, Armagh.
PROPOSAL               Erection of replacement dwelling and garage.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr Wc Cornett Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place, The Mall,
                       Armagh, BT61 9BT




17 October 2008                                                                               Page 35 of 37
ITEM NO             75
APPLIC NO                 O/2008/0681/F          Full                  Date Valid      23/09/2008
APPLICANT                 Ms J W Waddell
APPLIC ADDRESS            C/O Agent
LOCATION                 50m south of 66 Newry Road, Poyntzpass, Newry
PROPOSAL                 Erection of replacement dwelling with garage
REPRESENTATION           0      Objections 0    Support      0 Petition of Objection              0 Support Petitions
OPINION                   REFUSAL

1        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 and CTY5 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14,
         Sustainable Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and
         does not merit being considered as an exceptional case in that;it has not been
         demonstrated that the property is, or was last lawfully used as a dwelling house;the
         proposed replacement dwelling is not sited within the established curtilage of the existing
         dwelling and it has not been demonstrated that the alternative position nearby would result in
         clear landscape, heritage, access or amenity benefits;the overall size of the new dwelling
         does not allow it to integrate into the surrounding landscape and its design is inappropriate to
         its rural setting and has no regard to local distinctiveness and vernacular styles.


2        The proposal is contrary to Policies CTY1 and CTY5 of Draft PPS 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside and the accompanying Ministerial Statement and does not
         merit being considered as an exceptional case as the stated need for this replacement
         dwelling does not justify a relaxation of the strict planning controls in the countryside.
3        The proposal is contrary to Policy CTY10 of Draft Planning Policy Statement 14, Sustainable
         Development in the Countryside, and the accompanying Ministerial Statement in that: the
         proposed site is unable to provide a suitable degree of enclosure for the building to integrate
         into the landscape, the design of the proposed dwelling is inappropriate for the site and its
         locality and therefore would not integrate into this area of the countryside.


4        The proposal is contrary to Planning Policy Statement 3, Development Control: Roads
         Considerations in that it would, if permitted, result in the creation of a new vehicular access
         onto a Protected Route, thereby prejudicing the free flow of traffic and conditions of general
         safety.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr Mk Kearney Architectural Design Services, 20 Upper Burren Road,
                         Warrenpoint, Co.Down, BT34 3PT




17 October 2008                                                                                            Page 36 of 37
ITEM NO           76
APPLIC NO              O/2008/0686/RM     Reserved            Date Valid    22/09/2008

APPLICANT              Mr M Woods
APPLIC ADDRESS         40 Market Street, Tandragee
LOCATION               Juntion of Magherydogherty and Marlacoobeg Road,Markethill.
PROPOSAL               Erection of dwelling.
REPRESENTATION         0      Objections 0   Support     0 Petition of Objection 0 Support Petitions
OPINION                 APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS          Mr H Daly Daly,O'Neill and Associates, 23 William Street, Portadown, Co.
                       Armagh, BT62 3NX




17 October 2008                                                                             Page 37 of 37
APPLICATIONS DEFERRED FROM PREVIOUS MEETING
ITEM NO D 1
APPLIC NO         O/2003/0596/RM     Reserved            Date Valid

APPLICANT         Mr C Breen
APPLIC ADDRESS    3 St Malachys Terrace, Armagh, BT61 7LZ
LOCATION          To the rear of 20 Rock Road, Drumarg , Armagh
PROPOSAL          Erection of dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATIONS   0     Objections 0     Support    0 Petition of Objection     0 Support Petitions
OPINION           APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS     Mr W. J. Cornett Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place, The Mall,
                  Armagh, BT61 9BJ

ITEM NO D 2
APPLIC NO         O/2006/0216/F      Full                Date Valid   20/02/2006
APPLICANT         Mr D Hughes
APPLIC ADDRESS    75 Cortamlet Road, Newtownhamilton
LOCATION          220m NW of 20 Tannoky Road, Poyntzpass
PROPOSAL          Erection of dwelling with garage
REPRESENTATIONS   0     Objections 0      Support  0 Petition of Objection      0 Support Petitions
OPINION           APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS     Mr W. J. Cornett Cornett Design Associates, 4 Hartford Place, The Mall,
                  Armagh, BT61 9BJ

ITEM NO D 3
APPLIC NO         O/2006/0272/O      Outline             Date Valid   01/03/2006
APPLICANT         Mr Hughes
APPLIC ADDRESS    261 Newtownhamilton Road,, Armagh
LOCATION          90m West of 181 Tassagh Road, Armagh
PROPOSAL          Site for dwelling and garage
REPRESENTATIONS   0      Objections 0     Support 0 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION           APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS     Mr Bell Bell Design Services, 123 Crosskeys Road, Armagh, BT60 3LD




17 October 2008                                                                             Page 1 of 4
ITEM NO D 4
APPLIC NO         O/2007/0041/F       Full                Date Valid    11/01/2007
APPLICANT         Mr C O'Farrell
APPLIC ADDRESS    C/o Agent
LOCATION          99 Portadown Road, Armagh
PROPOSAL          Erection of extension & new garage to dwelling
REPRESENTATIONS   0     Objections 0     Support     0 Petition of Objection     0 Support Petitions
OPINION           APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS     da architects ltd, Unit 6, Armagh Business Park, Hamiltonsbawn Road,
                  Armagh, BT60 1HW

ITEM NO D 5
APPLIC NO         O/2007/0657/F       Full                Date Valid    23/08/2007
APPLICANT         F Mcardle
APPLIC ADDRESS    16 Church Street, Middletown, BT604HL
LOCATION          Lands adjacent to 48 Church Street, Middletown
PROPOSAL          Erection of storey and a half dwelling (amended proposal)
REPRESENTATIONS   0     Objections 0      Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION           APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS     D.A Architects Ltd, Unit 6, Armagh Business Park, Hamiltonsbawn Road,
                  Armagh, BT60 1HW




17 October 2008                                                                            Page 2 of 4
ITEM NO D 6
APPLIC NO                O/2007/0804/F    Full                        Date Valid      10/10/2007
APPLICANT                Mrs Hp Hawthorne
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/o Agent
LOCATION                 Stewarts Cash Stores, 31 Keady Street, Markethill, Co. Armagh, BT60 1PN
PROPOSAL                 Demolition of shop, fuel pumps, car wash and store and erection of one
                         number, two storey apartment block containing 8 apartments with basement
                         car park.
REPRESENTATIONS 2   Objections 0                   Support        1 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION         REFUSAL
1       The proposal is contrary to Policy QD 1 of the Department's Planning Policy Statement 7:
        Quality Residential Environments in that the applicant has failed to demonstrate that the
        proposal will create a quality and sustainable residential environment.
2       The proposed development is unacceptable in that it would, if permitted, result in over
        development of the site, which is too small, narrow and restricted to permit the erection of 4
        apartments of reasonable design and dimensions and with adequate amenity space.
3       The proposed development is unacceptable in that it would, if permitted, result in over-
        development of the site, as it would harm the privacy of the adjoining residents by reason of
        overshadowing and loss of light and privacy.

AGENT DETAILS            Mr A Aaron A-Three Architecture Design Planning, 43 - 45 Church Street,
                         Portadown, Co.Armagh, BT62 3EU

ITEM NO D 7
APPLIC NO                O/2007/0863/F         Full                   Date Valid      26/10/2007
APPLICANT                Mr S Mullan
APPLIC ADDRESS           C/O Agent
LOCATION                 73 Ballyards Cottage, Ballyards Road, Milford, Co.Armagh.
PROPOSAL                 Erection of two storey Dwelling and detached Garage to replace existing
                         Dwelling.
REPRESENTATIONS 0   Objections 0                   Support        0 Petition of Objection       0 Support Petitions
OPINION         APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS            Mr J Kerr JPM Kerr Chartered Surveyors, First Floor, 21A Railway Street,
                         Armagh, BT61 7HP




17 October 2008                                                                                           Page 3 of 4
ITEM NO D 8
APPLIC NO         O/2008/0416/F       Full                Date Valid    02/06/2008
APPLICANT         Mr V Mccann
APPLIC ADDRESS    2 Victoria Mews, Armagh
LOCATION          No 2 Victoria Mews, Armagh
PROPOSAL          Erection of 2 storey front extension
REPRESENTATIONS   0     Objections 0      Support      0 Petition of Objection   0 Support Petitions
OPINION           APPROVAL


AGENT DETAILS     Mr M Mcneice JPM Kerr, 1st Floor, 21A Railway Street, Armagh, BT61 7HP




17 October 2008                                                                            Page 4 of 4
                                                                                PSSC-08-104-LB
APPEALS LODGED WITH PAC
COUNCIL           Armagh
ITEM NO             1
APPLIC NO                  O/2004/0895/O             PAC NO          2007/A0392
APPLICANT                  Ms I Speers
LOCATION                   200 metres north of 68 Gosford Road Markethill
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling and garage
APPEAL TYPE                Plg Refusal

ITEM NO             2
APPLIC NO                  O/2004/0995/O           PAC NO              2007/A0610
APPLICANT                  P Morgan
LOCATION                   80m west of 22 Tullymore Road, Ballytrue, Loughgall
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling
APPEAL TYPE                Plg Refusal

ITEM NO             3
APPLIC NO                  O/2005/0179/O            PAC NO           2007/A0594
APPLICANT                  Mr M Mcdonagh
LOCATION                   60m north east of 58 Tirmacrannon Road, Loughgall
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling
APPEAL TYPE                Plg Refusal

ITEM NO             4
APPLIC NO                  O/2005/0731/O             PAC NO            2007/A0621
APPLICANT                  Miss C Gorman
LOCATION                   60m South of no. 24 Tullywill Road, Cladybeg, Mowhan.
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling and garage
APPEAL TYPE                Plg Refusal

ITEM NO             5
APPLIC NO                  O/2005/0792/O             PAC NO        2007/A0626
APPLICANT                  Mr R Auld
LOCATION                   120m South of 54 Crosskeys Road, Armagh
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling and garage
APPEAL TYPE                Plg Refusal




17 October 2008                                                                        Page 1 of 2
ITEM NO           6
APPLIC NO             O/2005/0951/F             PAC NO         2007/A0692
APPLICANT             Mr & Mrs Freeburn
LOCATION              Lands Adjacent to 88 Gosford Road, Corhammock, Markethill
PROPOSAL              Erection of dwelling and garage
APPEAL TYPE           Plg Refusal

ITEM NO           7
APPLIC NO             O/2005/0991/O          PAC NO            2007/A0694
APPLICANT             Mr J Hill
LOCATION              200m South of 30 Dunesmillan Road, Markethill.
PROPOSAL              Site for dwelling
APPEAL TYPE           Plg Refusal




17 October 2008                                                                   Page 2 of 2
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APPEAL DECISIONS NOTIFIED
COUNCIL           Armagh
ITEM NO      1
APPLIC NO                  O/2005/0621/O          PAC NO          2006/A2315
RESULT OF APPEAL           Upheld

APPLICANT                  Mr M Duggan
LOCATION                   60 metres south west of 50 Cloveneden Road, Eagralougher, Loughgall
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling and garage

ITEM NO      2
APPLIC NO                  O/2005/1016/O          PAC NO          2006/A2112
RESULT OF APPEAL           Upheld

APPLICANT                  Mr & Mrs Jmce Mcentee
LOCATION                   Adjacent and immediately North of 71 Darkley Road, Keady
PROPOSAL                   Site for dwelling and garage




17 October 2008                                                                                  Page 1 of 1
  Maeve Kelly
Communications Officer
 Aims


What is a housing association?

The contribution housing associations make.

Clarify NIFHA’s role.

How Councillors can help.
Housing Associations



  •   independent
  •   voluntary
  •   not-for-profit organisation
  •   ‘social economy’ enterprise
  •   housing is sole or main purpose
Dedicated to…


 •   affordable accommodation
 •   improving social well-being
 •   providing support services
 •   providing equity purchasing
Facts


•   30,000 units of accommodation
•   10,000 units sheltered housing
•   Employ over 2,500
•   Build virtually all new social homes
•   Underpin community regeneration
Accommodation


    •   General family
    •   Apartment
    •   Foyer
    •   Hostel
    •   Sheltered
    •   Specialist supported
    •   Wheelchair user
Built to…


   • Lifetime Homes;
   • Secured By Design; and
   • Code for Sustainable Homes.

   Adding value for money
Supporting People


Working relationships with
•   Praxis             •   Mencap
•   Leonard Cheshire   •   Cedar
•   Rethink            •   Women’s Aid
•   Extern             •   Simon Community
                            And many more!
Co-ownership



• DIY Shared Ownership scheme
• 19,000 + helped since its inception
 Finance

Capital Funding:
• Housing Association Grant (HAG);
• Disposal Proceeds Fund; and
• Private Finance
Revenue Funding
• Rents
• Supporting People Grant
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       Administration;
       Repairs; and
       Maintenance.
About Us


  • ‘Umbrella’ organisation
     Promoting
     Representing
     Supporting

  • 40 members
Challenges

     •   Budget
     •   Private Loans
     •   Bureaucracy
     •   Procurement
     •   Affordability
     •   Costs
Challenges


   •   Planning
   •   Land availability
   •   Perception
   •   NIMBYism
   •   Local Government Reform
Partnership


We ask Councillors for:
   Support
   Help with planning (PPS 12)
   Suggesting available land
   Sale of surplus Council land
Contact details


  W: www.nifha.org

  E: info@nifha.org

  T: 028 9023 0446

  A: 38 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB
Any Questions?
Contact details


  W: www.nifha.org

  E: info@nifha.org

  T: 028 9023 0446

  A: 38 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LB
Lifeline - The Impact To Date
      Monday 6th October 2008
THE BACKGROUND – SUICIDE STATISTICS


2000 – 2004
Average of 150 suicides registered
   per annum
2005
214 suicides registered (42%
   increase)
2006
291 suicides registered (37%
   increase)
CONTACT YOUTH COUNSELLING


•   Established 1977

•   The principal providers of
    counselling services to young
    people 11-25yrs in NI
CONTACT YOUTH PROJECTS


•   Post Primary School
    Counselling
•   CHILL Substance Misuse
    Counselling and Mentoring
•   Community based Counselling
•   Sexual Identity Project
•   Lifeline
THE LIFELINE SERVICE
LIFELINE TELEPHONE HELPLINE
•   Operational 24/7, 365 days per
    year
•   Free phone
•   Available to everyone in NI and
    across the life cycle
    (all sexes, all ages, all personal
    circumstances)
•   Support for people in crisis
•   Support for people who care
    and/or have responsibility for
    people in crisis
    (relatives, carers, friends,
    professionals, teachers, youth
    workers, clergy, community
    workers etc)
THE RAPID RESPONSE CALLER EXPERIENCE

•   All calls answered by qualified
    and experienced Counsellors
•   Callers in crisis receive
    immediate risk/clinical
    assessment
•   Rapid response to callers
    actively self harming or suicidal
•   Health and Emergency Services
    contacted for urgent
    on-the-ground response
•   Rapid referral to mental health
    services
•   Rapid referral for Community
    based counselling and therapy
    support
LIFELINE COMMUNITY BASED SUPPORT

The Support Services
• Face-to-face Counselling
• Mentoring
• Befriending
• Creative Therapies
• Complementary Therapies

The Delivery Team
• Clients Under 25yrs: Contact
   Youth
• Clients Over 25yrs: Network of
   Contracted Counselling and
   Therapy Organisations NI wide
NETWORK OF CONTRACTED PARTNERS
Counselling: Mentoring: Befriending: Complementary Therapies


BELFAST TRUST
•   Upper Springfield Development Company
•   Holywood Family Centre
•   Lifespring
•   Windsor Womens Centre
•   CareCall
•   Donegall Pass Community Forum
•   Albert Street Community Centre
•   FASA
•   CODA Project
•   SAVER/NAVER
•   Opal Training and Consultancy Ltd
•   Oasis Caring in Action
•   Complementary Therapy Clinic
•   Feel Great Therapies
NETWORK OF CONTRACTED PARTNERS
Counselling: Mentoring: Befriending: Complementary Therapies


SOUTH EASTERN TRUST
•   Holywood Family Trust
•   REACT
•   CareCall
•   FASA
•   PIPS Newry and Mourne
•   Opal Training and Consultancy Ltd
•   FASA
•   Feel Great Therapies
NETWORK OF CONTRACTED PARTNERS
Counselling: Mentoring: Befriending: Complementary Therapies


SOUTHERN TRUST
•   REACT
•   CareCall
•   TASSK Healthy Living Centre
•   PIPS Newry and Mourne
•   Niamh Louise Foundation
•   Opal Training and Consultancy Ltd
•   SAVER/NAVER
•   Feel Great Therapies
NETWORK OF CONTRACTED PARTNERS
Counselling: Mentoring: Befriending: Complementary Therapies


WESTERN TRUST
•   Aisling Centre
•   ZEST – Healing the Hurt
•   Northwest Counselling
•   Cunamh
•   CareCall
•   Community Action for Locally Managing
    Street (CALMS)
•   Niamh Louise Foundation
•   Feel Great Therapies
NETWORK OF CONTRACTED PARTNERS
Counselling: Mentoring: Befriending: Complementary Therapies


NORTHERN TRUST
•   Mid- Ulster & South Tyrone Association
    (MUST)
•   CareCall
•   FASA
•   Opal Training and Consultancy Ltd
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      49%                             Therapy
      Geographical Breakdown of New Callers
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      15%                       Northern Trust
                     29%
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26%
                                Belfast Trust

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         10%                    Trust
Number of New Clients Allocated to Lifeline 
           Services in Aug 08
              78
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             Face-To Face Counselling Sessions
           Top Client Issues Per Trust Board
             MAY          JUNE         JULY            AUGUST
BELFAST      SELF         DEPRESSION   DEPRESSION      RELATIONSHIPS
TRUST        ESTEEM


SOUTH        SUICIDE      SELF HARM    SUICIDE         DEPRESSION
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SOUTHERN     AFFECTED     SUICIDE      SUICIDE         SELF HARM
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WESTERN      ANXIETY      SUICIDE      SUICIDE         FAMILY CONFLICT
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NORTHERN     SUICIDE      ANXIETY      RELATIONSHIPS   ANGER
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LIFELINE KEY TARGETS
Q & A SESSION
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ARMAGH CITY AND DISTRICT COUNCIL

Report of Proceedings of a Meeting of a
PUBLIC SERVICES SCRUTINY PANEL
held in the Committee Room, Council Offices,
The Palace Demesne, Armagh, on
Thursday 16 October, 2008 at 6.30 pm
_______________________________________

PRESENT:                   Councillors:

                           P Corrigan                    Mrs F E Donnelly       G Mallon

Apologies:                 Councillors:

                           P L Berry                  Mrs S F A McRoberts       T G O’Hanlon
                           J Speers                   G Wilson

In Attendance:             Community and Economic Manager
                           Democratic Services (L P Brown)




1.0   OPENING REMARKS

      AT THE OUTSET: the Community and Economic Manager explained that the purpose of
      the meeting was to consider and prepare a draft response to the Proposed Draft Criminal
      Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order 2008. He advised that the
      closing date for responses was 10 November 2008 and that a draft response was required for
      approval at the Public Services Scrutiny Council meeting on Monday 3 November 2008.


2.0   PROPOSED DRAFT CRIMINAL DAMAGE (COMPENSATION) (AMENDMENT)
      (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 2008 (11CM13)

      PREVIOUSLY CIRCULATED: a copy of the Draft Statutory Instrument and Explanatory
      Document in respect of the above.

      CIRCULATED: Briefing Paper prepared by the Community and Economic Manager
      providing a summary of the key points contained within the Explanatory Document.

      The Community and Economic Manager guided Members through the Briefing Paper
      elaborating on various points.

      Members were broadly supportive of the proposed amendments, in principle, and welcomed
      the proposed amendments to the legislation to create additional eligibility criterion that would
      compensate for criminal damage above the statutory deduction level without the need to
      prove that the damage was carried out by 3 or more persons or as a malicious act by an
      unlawful group.

                                                  1
        Discussion ensued regarding the definition of community halls and the application of the new
        criterion being specific to community halls that were eligible for rates exemption. It was
        pointed out that not all community halls were rates exempt and felt that the legislation and the
        List Bodies for the purposes of Article 41 should be extended to include all such community/
        social facilities eg Sports Clubhouses/Church Halls/NIHE Community Houses etc. As a
        consequence it was deemed that rates exemption was not the most appropriate criterion.

        AGREED: that officers prepare a draft response based on the Scrutiny Panel’s comments,
        for consideration and approval at the Public Services Scrutiny Committee meeting on
        Monday 3 November 2008, with a view to submission to NIO by the closing date of 10
        November 2008.




The business having been completed, the meeting concluded at 7.00 pm.




Mayor:               _______________________________



Clerk and
Chief Executive: ________________________________



Date:                _________________________________




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       11CM13



4 November 2008

Room 11
Criminal Justice Services Division
Northern Ireland Office
Massey House
Stoney Road
BELFAST BT4 3SX

Dear Sir/Madam

RESPONSE TO PROPOSED DRAFT CRIMINAL DAMAGE
(COMPENSATION) (AMENDMENT) (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 2008

Armagh City and District Council recently held a scrutiny panel to review the
proposed amendments to the above legislation. In summary the core amendments
stated within this paper are: -

   •   Create approach to compensation for all community halls that are criminally
       damaged but do not meet criteria in the current scheme.

   •   Create additional eligibility criterion that will compensate for criminal damage
       above the statutory deduction level without the need to prove that the damage
       was carried out by 3 or more persons or as a malicious act by an unlawful
       group.

   •   The new criterion will be specific to community halls that are eligible for rates
       exemption (recreational charities act 1958).

   •   Proposed time limit due to it only seen as a short term problem, therefore a
       sunset clause of 3 years unless the legislature considers the legislation is still
       required.

   •   Proposed Expenditure of £300,000/Annum

The Council is broadly supportive of the amendments to the NI Order, however there
are a number of comments Councillors would like to make. Schedule 13A within the
paper highlights the 8 organisations protected under Article 41A of the Rates (NI)
Order 1977. It was felt that these represented a narrow margin of the established
groups, and that there were many other organisations which should be considered; e.g.
Sporting Organisations (NIFA, GAA, IRFU etc), Parochial Authorities (Parish and
Church Halls), Community Networks, Community Halls etc. The Council them
questioned the reliance on the rates exempt clause, and is of the opinion there should
be a more definitive description of what a Community Hall/Venue/Facility is, and that
it is not sufficient to simply ascertain whether or not a building pays rates.

As previously stated the Council is broadly supportive of the proposed amendments to
this Draft Criminal Damage (Compensation) (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) Order
2008 and would thank you for the opportunity to respond.

Yours faithfully




John Briggs
Clerk and Chief Executive
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EQUALITY COMMISSION – CONSULTATION ON DRAFT GUIDE TO THE
SECTION 75 STATUTORY DUTIES

The Equality Commission has issued for consultation a draft Guide to the section 75
Statutory Duties. This is a further revision of this Guide which was first issued in 2001.
The Guide is separated into three Chapters. The first Chapter focuses on why the section
75 statutory duties are important, what public authorities are required to do, the role of
the Equality Commission and Complaints and Investigations of failure to comply with an
approved scheme. Chapter 2 provides guidance on the formation of an Equality Scheme
and Chapter 3 provides guidance on the content of an Equality Scheme.

At the PSSC meeting held on Monday 1 September 2008 the above document was Noted.
However, the Council is required to adhere to this Guidance in the delivery of the section
75 duties and there are significant revisions proposed which will have a direct impact on
the Council. In light of this the Policy & Diversity Officer has determined that a
response would be appropriate.

RECOMMENDATION: approval to the draft response in respect of the Equality
Commission consultation document “Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 – Draft
Guide to the Section 75 Statutory Duties” which is attached at Appendix 1.
                                                                             Appendix 1



       11CM13


4 November 2008


Mr Steve Gray
Policy and Development Division
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Equality House
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
Belfast BT2 7DP

Dear Mr Gray

REVISION OF GUIDE TO THE SECTION 75 STATUTORY DUTIES

The Council would like to thank the Commission for the opportunity to respond to this
consultation document and has agreed to forward the following response.

General Comments

Armagh City & District Council is committed to implementing the Section 75 duties in
relation to equality of opportunity and good relations. However, it is concerned that the
proposals contained within the revised Guide do not in any way contribute to
streamlining the process but in fact complicate it further and may make it unworkable.

The Guidance, as a whole, shows a lack of appreciation for the operational systems in
public authorities. It also fails to recognise the time and cost of completing an EQIA. It
is clear that equality practitioners were not consulted when the Guidance document was
being drafted.

This new Guidance is much more process driven and gives no credence to an Equality
Officer’s professional judgement. A much lighter touch is required in order to
successfully mainstream the equality agenda across organisations.

It appears that changes have been made to the criteria for screening and consultation
because in the past a number of high level policies have been screened out as not
requiring an EQIA. The Council believes that the Commission should consider different
ways of providing additional support for those who are not implementing the duties
effectively.
It is of the view that public authorities who have been trying to implement the duties
effectively should not be penalised because of the few who have not.

Page 15, Para 1.33

It would be beneficial if the Commission used a practitioner group to develop the
“compliance standard” and auditing and validation process, and they were issued for
consultation.

Page 26, Para 2.17

The equality impact should only be assessed where there has been a significant change to
a policy. Through the course of developing a policy it can be changed a number of times
before it is finalised A new project may be commenced as a pilot. It would not be
realistic to equality impact assess these changes every time unless they were significant.

Page 27, Para 2.22

Although every effort is made to research information, it can be obvious from the outset
that the policy does not have an equality impact. An example of such a policy may be the
Council’s Data Protection Policy or the Whistle blowing Policy. It is highly unlikely that
further changes to either of these policies will lead to an equality impact. To spend time
looking for evidence would be a waste of resources.

Page 30, Para 2.34

The suggested date of 30 June for the submission of the annual report on the review of
progress would be more convenient for Armagh City & District Council as it would fit
better with its committee structures. However, the preparation of this report is delayed
every year because the Equality Commission issues the report template much later than
expected. This year the template was not issued until 13 June and was largely similar to
the structure of the report issued in previous years, despite being advised that it would be
streamlined.

The Commission seems too focussed on the process of Section 75 and, in particular, in
receiving information from public authorities in standard templates and formats. If the
public authority is ultimately responsible for implementing its Section 75 duties, then it
should be the Council’s responsibility to determine how it chooses to report on progress
in a way which is appropriate to the needs of the organisation. For example, the reporting
template on the disability duties was difficult to complete and did not “fit” with the action
measures which had been included in the Disability Action Plans.

Page 29, Para 2.29

The Council would find it helpful if the Commission provided examples of what it
expected to be included in an action plan and, in particular, examples of performance
indicators and targets related to relevant S75 equality categories.
It would be even more beneficial if the Commission was to develop a model integrated
action plan rather than having separate action plans for Section 75 and the disability
duties.

Page 29, Para 2.31

The requirement for public authorities to undertake an audit of inequalities within its
geographic boundaries is an onerous task and would require a big resource commitment.
Councils, and other public authorities, are trying to reduce their expenditure in the current
economic climate and future budgets will be very tight.

This type of audit may be more appropriate in other sectors such as health, education or
housing where their policies have a greater impact on the public.

The Council believes that it may be more appropriate for the Commission to undertake
this research as a follow up to its Statement on Key Inequalities. Alternatively this type
of data could be made available by NISRA or built in to the Census questions.

Page 29, Para 2.33

The Council believes that reporting “at the most senior level” on a quarterly basis is too
frequent. Six monthly reporting would be sufficient.

Page 30, Para 2.36

The requirement that public authorities undertake a review of their equality scheme
before they merge with another authority or cease to exist is unrealistic. The Council’s
priority before it merges with Banbridge District Council and Craigavon Borough
Council in 2011 will be to work with these Councils to develop a new equality scheme
for the new authority as opposed to reviewing the current scheme.

The Council would seek agreement from the Commission to make special arrangements
for councils and other transferring bodies in the phasing arrangements for the
development of new equality schemes.

Page 42, Filter exercise

The Council believes that if a policy is assessed as not relevant to the duties, issuing a
filter report for a consultation process lasting twelve weeks would considerably delay the
policy making process.

It would be preferable if the filter report could be issued for information purposes only.
Many of the Council’s policies do not have an impact on equality and should not be
delayed by a twelve week consultation process.
To expect the consultation process to commence within four weeks of filtering is
unrealistic. Currently Armagh City & District Council issues its screening report once or
twice each year and it would be impracticable for both the Council and potential
consultees to consult on individual screening exercises.

The Council is very aware of the importance of incorporating equality considerations as
early as possible in the policy development process. However, it would contend that it
will still be necessary to screen the policy proposal regardless of how much research has
been carried out in the development of the proposal.

Page 45, Step 7

It appears from this diagram that public authorities are required to monitor and publicise
the annual monitoring results of policies which are screened out as not requiring an
EQIA. This is not practicable as public authorities would eventually be monitoring the
equality impact of hundreds of policies on an annual basis

Page 47, para 2.4

The Council would suggest that the word “significantly” is added to the first question.
This would filter the more strategic policies in for equality impact assessment.

Page 48, para 2.9

The Council is concerned at the suggestion that all filter reports should be signed off by
the Chief Executive. The Head of Department or Director should be able to sign them
off.

Page 48, para 2.11

The effect of this requirement could mean that the voluntary and community sector could
effectively veto the result of the filtering exercise. It is important that the public authority
is afforded the opportunity to verify whether comments presented by consultees are
factually correct and there is evidence to
substantiate claims that an adverse impact has occurred before they proceed to EQIA.

Page 57, Glossary

It would be helpful if the Commission included additional definitions in its glossary to
advise on what it means by the following;

“robust evidenced based” p.42 and p.45
“inequalities” p.42
Guidance Document - General

The Council is concerned at the language used in the document, for example, the use of
words such as “must” and “should” which makes it very prescriptive. For example, “The
plan should include international standards……” (para 2.31). Further clarity on the
international standards referred to would be helpful.

Additional Comments

It would be helpful if the Commission:

•   provided a practical example in the guidance, working through the policy appraisal
    process.

•   considered the RPA timescales in developing a timetable for the development and
    approval of new equality schemes, bearing in mind the existing 26 councils will cease
    to exist in 2011.

•   convened a group of equality practitioners to assist in reviewing the Guidance prior to
    agreeing a final document.

•   convened a group of equality practitioners to establish an ongoing formalised
    engagement process between the Commission and public authorities


Yours sincerely




John Briggs
Clerk and Chief Executive
                                                               PSSC-08-111-LB

BIG LOTTERY FUND – SCREENING 4 REPORT CONSULTATION

At the PSSC meeting held on Monday 6 October 2008 it was agreed that the above
document should be referred to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Development
for consideration and to determine whether a Council response would be required. It was
also agreed that the Strategic Director would prepare a draft consultation response if
deemed necessary.

Having viewed the above Report, the Strategic Director has drafted a brief response
which is attached at Appendix 1.
.
RECOMMENDATION: approval to the draft officer response in respect of the Big
Lottery Fund consultation document “Screening 4 Report” which is attached at Appendix
1.
                                                                        Appendix 1

       11CM13




4 November 2008


Mr Nigel Chambers
Equality Adviser
Big Lottery Fund
1 Cromac Quay
Cromac Wood
Ormeau Road
BELFAST BT7 2JD


Dear Mr Chambers

BIG LOTTERY FUND – SCREENING 4 REPORT CONSULTATION

Armagh City and District Council has reviewed the above report and the key
recommendations arising from the screening exercise, as detailed in Appendix 4.

The Council notes the suggestions proposed and would have no further comment to make
at this stage.

The Council would request that it remains a consultee on future Big Lottery Fund
Screening Reports, the next of which is due for release in 2009.

The Council wishes to be kept informed of developments. It would be helpful if your
response could be e-mailed to jennifer.mcaneney@armagh.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely




John Briggs
Clerk and Chief Executive
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    PUBLIC SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: 3 NOVEMBER 2008

    CONSULTATION DOCUMENTATION RECEIVED

    Prioritisation of documentation using the following analysis:

    Public interest              Concerns of local people should influence the issues chosen
    Impact     on   Council      Degree to which the content of the consultation documents impacts on service
    Services                     delivered directly by Council
    Ability to influence         Degree to which a Council response could influence change
    change
    Keep in context              Work programmes must take account of what else is happening to avoid
                                 duplication or wasted effort

    Recommendations:

    1.       For noting, no further action required
    2.       Refer for officer response
    3.       Establish Public Services Scrutiny Panel

         Consultation Document                 Organisation                              Response   Recommendation
                                                                                         Date       (1, 2 or 3)
1        Strategic Response to the             Southern Health and Social Care Trust     -
         Comprehensive Spending Review
         2008-2011 – An Equality Impact
         Assessment
2        Screening for Equality Impact         Department of Enterprise, Trade and -
         Assessment : 1.4.08 – 30.9.08         Investment
3        Corporate      Business      Plans    NI Housing Executive                26.11.08
         2009/10
4        Consultation      on        Private   Northern Ireland Assembly                 9.12.08
         Member’s Bill on Management
         Companies in Apartment Blocks
         in Northern Ireland
5        Consultation with Schools on          Department of Education                   12.12.08
         Potential Changes to the Local
         Management        of       Schools
         Common Funding Formula
6        Integrated Risk Management Plan       NI Fire and Rescue Service                24.12.08
         (IRMP) 2007-08
         Review of Second Pumping
         Appliances at 12 Fire Stations

7        Consultation on Electoral Office The Electoral Office For NI                    5.1.09
         Draft Good Relations Strategy
         and Call Recording/CCTV Policy

8        Consultation   Paper    :   Pleural Department of Finance and Personnel         12.1.09
         Plaques

9        Proposals for the Employer’s Department of Enterprise, Trade and 16.1.09
         Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Investment
         (Amendment) Regulations (NI)
         2008
10       EQIA – Procurement               NI Transport Holding Company    301.09
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SUMMARY OF CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS

1.   Strategic Response to the Comprehensive Spending Review 2008-2011 – An Equality Impact
     Assessment

     Views are sought on the EQIA on service development plans and efficiency proposals. This
     includes details of major changes the Trust is proposing for local services. A workshop has been
     arranged for 7 November 2008.

     Further consultation on the Trust’s 5 year Strategic Service Development Plans and specific
     change proposals requiring public/full EQIA consultation will take place December – March
     2009. The Trust would welcome an opportunity to deliver a presentation on this issue to
     Members at an appropriate committee meeting.

2.   Screening for Equality Impact Assessment : 1 April 2008 – 30 September 2008

     Views are sought on policies/legislation considered and screened out during the above period.
     The screening process indicated that the policies/legislation listed were not likely to have a
     significant impact on any of the Section 75 groups. As a result they have been screened out from
     further equality action.

3.   Consultation on Private Member’s Bill on Management Companies in Apartment Blocks in
     Northern Ireland

     Views are sought on a Private Member’s Bill regarding management companies in apartment
     blocks. It is hoped that a similar Right to Manage section of the Commonhold and Leasehold
     Reform Act 2002 in England and Wales will be introduced in Northern Ireland. Some apartment
     and flat owners in Northern Ireland are paying a large amount of money to management
     companies but yet the communal areas such as car parks, corridors, gardens and stair cases are not
     being maintained. Some owners have had to clean the stair cases to their apartment for fear of
     slipping on them, despite this being a job that the management company are being paid to do.

     The Right to Manage section of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act would give
     apartment owners the right to effectively set up their own management company if a majority
     agree. This would allow them to take control if they deem that the developer or the management
     company has not maintained the communal areas in accordance with the lease or for how much
     money they are receiving.

4.   Corporate Business Plans 2009/10

     Views are sought on what subjects the next plans should cover. A list of topics are available for
     consideration.

5.   Consultation with Schools on Potential Changes to the Local Management of Schools Common
     Funding Formula

     Views are sought on the potential changes to the Common Funding Formula which is used to
     distribute funding to all grant-aided schools covered by the Common Funding Scheme. Further
     details available if required.

6.   Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2007-08
     Review of Second Pumping Appliances at 12 Fire Stations

     Following a review of second pumping appliances at 12 fire stations the NI Fire and Rescue
     Service Board has ratified the recommendations contained within the review. One key
     recommendation proposed is the removal of the second pumping appliance at Portstewart Fire
     Station.
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7.      Consultation on Electoral Office Draft Good Relations Strategy and Call Recording/CCTV
        Policy

        Views are sought on the outcome of an equality screening exercise on the above two policies.

8.      Consultation Paper : Pleural Plaques

        Views are sought on the most appropriate way of supporting people diagnosed with ‘pleural
        plaques’. Pleural Plaques are small localized areas of fibrosis found within the pleura of the lung
        caused by asbestos exposure. Earlier decisions had established that it was possible for damages to
        be awarded for negligent exposure to asbestos which had led to the present of symptomless
        pleural plaques. However, following the House of Lords’ decision, this is no longer possible.
        The consultation sets out ways of improving understanding of pleural plaques and providing
        support and reassurance to those who have been diagnosed with pleural plaques and invites views
        on changes to the law of negligence or the merits of offering no fault financial support to people
        diagnosed with pleural plaques.

9.      Proposals for the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) (Amendment) Regulations (NI)
        2008

        The main aims and objectives of the proposals are to amend the Employer’s Liability
        (Compulsory Insurance) Regulations 1999 by removing the requirement for an employer to retain
        a copy of his employer liability insurance certificate for forty years and to introduce new
        provisions under which the requirements for the display of the certificate would be satisfied if the
        certificate is made available in electronic form and is reasonably accessible to relevant employees
        thereby reducing the associated burden on business. The Regulations would also introduce a new
        schedule to be substituted for Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations which specifies those employers
        exempted from employers liability insurance.

10.     EQIA Assessment – Procurement

        Comments are sought on the EQIA in relation to the above.




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PUBLIC SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE: ADDENDUM – 3 NOVEMBER 2008

ADDITIONAL CONSULTATION DOCUMENTATION RECEIVED SINCE ISSUE OF AGENDA
PAPERS

Prioritisation of documentation using the following analysis:

Public interest             Concerns of local people should influence the issues chosen
Impact     on   Council     Degree to which the content of the consultation documents impacts on service
Services                    delivered directly by Council
Ability to influence        Degree to which a Council response could influence change
change
Keep in context             Work programmes must take account of what else is happening to avoid
                            duplication or wasted effort

Recommendations:

1.       For noting, no further action required
2.       Refer for officer response
3.       Establish Public Services Scrutiny Panel

        Consultation Document           Organisation                   Response              Recommendation
                                                                       Date                  (1, 2 or 3)
1       Consultation on Changes to Department of Agriculture and Rural 3.12.08
        BSE Testing                Development


1.       Consultation on Changes to BSE Testing

         Views are sought on raising the minimum age for BSE testing for cattle slaughtered for
         human consumption and fallen cattle to over 48 months along with associated
         amendments to the Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Regulations (NI) 2006.

         It is therefore expected that from 1 January 2009 the EU will allow the UK to raise to 48
         months, the age above which all cattle will require testing for bovine spongiform
         encephalopathy (BSE).



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PUBLIC SERVICES SCRUTINY COMMITTEE : 3 NOVEMBER 2008


CONSULTATION OUTCOMES/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS RECEIVED


  Date of    Organisation            Consultation                Outcome/
  Response                           Document                    Acknowledgement
  Received
1 13.10.08   Department of Health,   Public Consultation on      Outcome
             Social Services and     Proposals for Health and
             Public Safety           Social Care Reform
2 21.10.08   Department of           Consultation on Review of   Acknowledgement
             Finance and Personnel   Domestic Rating - Green
                                     Rebates




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